Movie Night


Right-to-Life: Macomb County Northwest 2nd Annual Fundraising Dinner

"Life is a Beautiful Choice" * September 18 * 6:00—9:00PM

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Father Mikus Hall

Father Ben Luedtke, Keynote Speaker

Father John Simoneau, Bishop D.L. Bradley, Ed Rivet, Pastor George Johnson

Tickets: $25 per person ($35 after September 12 and at the door)

Information: Gino Vitale, (586) 344-1150

Life Teen  Life Night Kick Off : "Water Balloon War!" Monday, September 15, 6:15-9:00PM

About the Night: Teens will share in a meal and compete in a variety of team competitions that will lead to an (outdoor) water balloon war. This night will build community among the teens and welcome everyone back for the new Life Teen year! All high school teens are welcome! (Must be in high school and turn 14 years old by December 1)

Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator, Jordan Langbeen, , (586) 943-1722

Our participation at the Youth Conference in Steubenville 2014.

ABOUT EDGE    (Flyer)

EDGE REGISTRATION FALL 2014 FORM  Download and print

Please turn the completed form and payment to the parish office

Alex Lewis, Middle School Youth Minister & EDGE Coordinator: (317) 331-4772,

Life Teen: High School Ministry And EDGE Ministry


Important Meeting

EDGE & Life Teen Parents * September 8  EDGE and Life Teen are like Sister Ministries:

EDGE serving the middle school youth and preparing them to enter Life Teen in high school. EDGE and Life Teen are hosting a "Parent Night" for parents of teens interested or involved in these youth ministries. This meeting will give you important in-formation regarding: 1.) Topics that will be covered in the upcoming EDGE and Life Nights 2.) Special events 3.) Areas of need 4.) Greater understanding of what these ministries can uniquely offer your youth and 5.) Registration.

EDGE Contact: Alexandria Lewis, (317) 331-4772 / Life Teen Contact: Jordan Langbeen, (586) 943-1711

Registration Fee:

$30 for your first middle schooler (with a $10 suggested donation to cover snacks),

$20 for your second middle schooler (with a $10 suggested donation to cover snacks), and

$15 for your third middle schooler (with a $10 suggested donation to cover snacks)

(*Financial assistance available if needed.)

Middle schoolers must have turned 11 years old by December 1 of this year to participate in EDGE.

Registration forms are available in the Parish Office. If you have any questions, please contact: Alexandria Lewis, (317) 331-4772 or

Thank you for supporting and believing in our ministry to teens!

Jordan Langbeen, High School Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator: (586) 943 1722, 

Alex Lewis, Middle School Youth Minister & EDGE Coordinator: (317) 331-4772,

See us now on Facebook  See Life Teen Video here

Midwest Apologetics Conference Planning Internationally-renowned Apologists, PATRICK MADRID, STEVE RAY, MARCUS GRODI and GARY MICHUTA will return to Ss. Cyril & Methodius for the 2nd Annual Midwest Apologetics Conference (MAC II) that takes place on Saturday, January 24, 2015! The first Conference planning meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, at 8:00PM. Everyone is invited to help plan this exciting event!

Catechism Corner   Catechism begins at 6:15PM and ends at 7:30PM, so please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child.


Please look for future updates or notifications regarding the Catechism program on a monthly basis in the church bulletin.


Wednesday, September 17 at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Wednesday, September 24 at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th

Welcome New Parishioners-

New parish families with children ages Kindergarten through High School that have not yet registered for the 2014-2015 Catechism School Year, please contact Paul or Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212. (This includes homeschool students who plan to receive the sacraments or First Holy Communion or Confirmation in 2015).

**Reminder to All Families: We will not be registering children the first evening of Catechism. 

Symbolon, The Catholic Faith Explained Join us to experience a stunning new video series, Symbolon. It is a ground-breaking new series that unveils the beauty and brilliance of Catholicism. In 20 compelling episodes featuring state-of-the-art video and a team of the nation’s top experts, we will discover the BIG picture of the Faith. Acclaimed teacher, speaker, and theologian Dr. Edward Sri leads a renowned team of over 25 presenters to clearly and comprehensively present the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith. Sessions begin September 15 and will be held on either Monday evenings from 7:00PM—9:00PM or on Tuesday mornings from 10:00AM—12:00PM. Questions: Mary Bann, (248) 459-8965

St. Cyril's Book Club "The crucified souls are the ones, said the demon, that will wage war against us. A faithful soul is more powerful than hell, but a crucified soul is more powerful than a thousand hells." St. Cyril's Book Club will meet on Monday, September 15, at 7:00PM in Room #112. The book selected is: "Mary Crushes The Serpent: 30 Years' Experience of An Exorcist In His Own Words".

This book dates back to 1934 and is the sequel to "Begone Satan". It is available on Faith At Work Catholic Book Store may be able to order it: (248) 250-9216.

Feminine Genius Ladies, come discover and rediscover womanhood, in an evening of sharing, support, and encouragement. Our speaker, Bethany Cabrera, will present: Feminine Genius, from Creation to Present-Day (a two-part series) with St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body and his Letter to Women. We will learn how to find fulfillment in our true vocation of womanhood through the example of Mary our Mother, who called herself the "handmaid of the Lord".

Bethany holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, and Art History from the University of Michigan. As a convert to Catholicism, she studied for 2 years at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and was invited to take part in the first Theology of the Body class at the Cardinal Maida Institute’s Pastoral Institute for Marriage and Family. From there, she wrote a Marriage Preparation program for Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church and taught along side her husband for five years before training other couples to take over. In 2010, she prepared a modified version of the retreat based on the Theology of the Body for Teens and Young Adults. She now concentrates on raising her four children.

So please mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 16, from 7:00—9:00PM at the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Activity Center. For more information and to RSVP, please contact:  Gabriella Stegner, (586) 201-9710. 

(Please note that the second part to this two-part series will be held on the third Tuesday of October). The Feminine Genius Women's Group is open to all women 18 and over (unless specified) single, widowed or married.

Senior Exercise It's time to have fun, shape up, exercise and walk program. First class meeting is Thursday, September 18, after the 9:00AM Holy Mass. The first class will be a brief discussion on the NEW PROGRAM! Together We Can make the Difference! St. Raphael Health Ministry Questions, please call: Bev. Moran, (586) 254-6534

YOLOYoung Adult Ministry Attention: Young Adult Men & Women (18-35 years old)!

We are happy to announce open registration for our camping trip that begins on Friday, September 19 Sunday, September 21. There will be a (Cabin) camping trip hosted at Camp Sancta Maria in Gaylord, MI. Carpools are availablesee registration form.

The theme is "Finding the Joy in Knowing God." This is a great opportunity to grow closer together with one another as well as in union with God. Cost is $65 per person and includes room and meals. Preregistration is required. Deadline has been moved to September 6.

Lastly, on Friday, October 3, we will kick off our regular meetings which will be held EVERY Friday evening from 7:00PM10:00PM so keep your schedules free.

For more information on our group or any of these events, please contact: Mary Giroux,

Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, September 21, after the 7:30AM, 9:30AM and 11:30AM Holy Masses. Bring your family and friends.

Friends of the Congo There will be a Friends of the Congo Meeting on Sunday, September 21, in Room #117 after the 9:30AM Holy Mass. We will discuss moving forward as we start the fall season. Please make plans to attend if you are a part of the committee. If you would like to get involved, please feel free to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact: Matthew Shults at

Fall Blood Drive will take place on Monday, September 22, from 1:00PM-6:45PM and we need you! Please sign up today on the schedule in the vestibule and please ask a friend to sign up too. Your donation is necessary in order to replenish the crucially low blood supply. Without the proper amount of blood on-hand, patients (perhaps even our family members or friends) may not have blood available for necessary operations or emergencies, which could result in possible serious medical complications or even death. If you have any questions regarding the Blood Drive, please contact: or: Sandi Brady, (248) 373-3505 or Alice Tocco, (586) 752-7282

The Sound of Music

Adult Choir * Practice Begins September 23

The Ss. Cyril & Methodius Adult Choir sings at the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Masses as well as for special liturgies throughout the year. Choral repertoire ranges from chant to polyphonic works to contemporary classics. The choir rehearses weekly on Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30PM, with rehearsals beginning on September 23. The season runs from mid-September through the beginning of June. Music reading ability is helpful but not required to participate. Come join us!

Bulletin Ad for Festival Choir (Special Occasions)

For those who love to sing but are unable to make a weekly choir commitment, you are invited to join the Festival Choir. This choir will sing for Christmas, Holy Week, Easter, and Corpus Christi Sunday.

Children’s Choir

The Children’s Choir is gearing up for another year of singing and fun! Children ages 5 and up are encouraged to join. The choir sings for the 9:30AM Holy Mass on the last Sunday of each month as well for special liturgies during the year. The season runs from October through the beginning of June. Rehearsals are in the sanctuary immediately following the 9:30AM Mass and typically last for about 20-30 minutes.


If you are an instrumentalist, please consider offering your musical talents at special liturgies throughout the year. Musical training and the ability to read music is required.

For information about our choirs, please contact: Stephanie Yu, Director of Music, (248) 229-3839 or stop by the organ after Mass!

The Gospel of Matthew  Beginning Wednesday, September 24, after the 9:00AM Holy Mass, you will have an opportunity to join Jeff Cavins on DVD to learn and understand the Gospel of Matthew.

The Gospel of Matthew begins with an introductory prologue and an account of Jesus’ infancy and closes with a narration of his passion, death and resurrection.

Come join us. Cost for the material is $27. You can purchase it on your own or I can order it for you. Thank you and God bless you. To reserve a spot or for more info, please contact: Marge Lewandowski, (586) 731-1533

Marriage Reflection Evening Please join the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Marriage Reflection Group on September 25, from 7:00PM—9:30PM at the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Activity Center for a special evening with our special guest Fr. Joseph Lang, Associate Pastor at the National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish. Fr. Joseph will guide us through the book "Surrender! The Life-Changing Power of Doing God’s Will" by Fr. Larry Richards.

Catholic Answers describes the book Surrender by stating "At best, the word surrender is decidedly un-American. But Scripture and Father Larry Richards can be equally as compelling as he challenges you to go against the grain and do what few are willing to do." "Simply put, God wants every one of us to be a saint which is a lot of work! It requires developing a plan for your life, in accordance with the Lord's will."

It is not mandatory to read this book before meeting but helpful. It can be ordered at or at Faith @ Work Catholic Books & Gifts, (248) 250-9216, in Troy.

If you are interested in attending or for further information, please contact Gabriella Stegner, (586) 992-8967. Nursing babies are welcome.

Called & Gifted Workshop Who Am I? Why Am I Here? On Saturday, September 27, from 10:00AM—4:00PM, join us in the Father Mikus Hall as we discover answers to these questions together. God is calling you to a unique purpose in life, a work of love that only you can do. Come and begin to discover this work! The Called & Gifted Workshop is a special program that teaches Catholics how to discover their unique spiritual gifts - gifts God gives us all to share with our family, our friends, our workplace, and our community. At the Called & Gifted Workshop we learn about our Catholic understanding of these gifts, and how to start the process of discerning the specific gifts God has given us. At Baptism and Confirmation we receive many gifts from the Holy Spirit. Some of these gifts are for our sanctification and are the gifts that most are familiar with. We also receive gifts (Charisms) that are for the building up and helping the Body of Christ. These Charisms are how God works though you for others. Charisms, or spiritual gifts, are given to all baptized Christians by the Holy Spirit to give them the power both to represent Christ and to be a channel of God’s goodness for people (see CCC 798-801). Join us as we discover how to discern our Charisms and God’s purpose for us in this life. Especially useful for: •Cradle Catholics •Active Parishioners •Young adults •People in transition •New or returning Catholics •Those active in ministry •Parish staff and leadership • People looking for answers! Cost: $20, includes workbook/inventory, light breakfast and lunch. Register by September 17. Contact: Rochelle Rosenbaum, (248) 528-1401

Pro-Life Update/Events/Activities:

Registration has begun for the LIFESPAN 2015 "Movement in Motion" Youth Bus Trip to DC for the 42nd annual March for Life! If you are interested in signing up for the Youth Bus Trip, please e-mail me at with "Movement in Motion" in the subject line. I will send the registration forms to you. Ss. Cyril & Methodius students and chaperones will be on LIFESPAN Buses 2 and 3 with Bus 3 consisting mostly of Crusaders for Life Detroit members. Seating on the buses will be handled on a "first come first serve basis", so register soon! The Hoodie Design Contest is underway for the 2015 Youth Bus Trip. If you are interested in entering the contest, please send me an e-mail and put in the subject line "Hoodie Design Contest". I will send you the entry form and the instructions.

LIFE CHAIN SUNDAY begins Respect Life Month. Annually, on the first Sunday in October (October 5 this year), LIFE CHAIN invites people of all ages in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for 90 minutes (from 2:00-3:30 p.m.), while holding an approved Pro-Life sign. Thanks to Fr. Ben, our parish will once again host a chain! Approved signs for the event will be provided so please do not bring your own signs! If you cannot stand for the 1 ½ hours, that’s okay, just bring a chair along! Also, be sure to check the weather and dress appropriately!

Cherish LIFE always! God bless you! Lynn Gura, Pro-Life Ministry

Harvest Dinner Dance  Saturday, October 11

The Šarišan Slovak Folk Ensembles invites you to a Harvest Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 11, starting at 6:00PM in the Father Mikuš Hall. The night features a delicious homemade Slovak Dinner, including: Breaded Pork Tenderloin (rezeň) – Baked Chicken (kurča), potatoes, Stuffed Cabbage (holúbky), green beans, salad, rolls, butter, and pastries with coffee. Ticket Price: Adults $22 / Children 17 and under: $11 / Children 4 and under: FREE. Price also includes Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, traditional new wine "Burčiak", dancing to DJ music by Šarišaners, Cheer Basket Raffle & Silent Auction. For tickets call:

Milan Straka, (248) 478-3818, Daniela Grisak, (248) 659-8522 or Ss. Cyril & Methodius (586) 726-6911 * Proceeds benefit the Junior and Šarišan Ensembles *

Annual Salad Luncheon  October 19, 3:00—6:00PM

This is a wonderfully fun annual event sponsored by the Rosary Society. All proceeds benefit Ss. Cyril & Methodius.

* A wide variety of delicious salads are served for lunch. (We kindly ask all attendees to bring a salad that serves eight for our buffet table. The salad should be in a disposable container, please.)

* A variety of raffles are held throughout the event for a chance to win prizes: Showcase Baskets, Handmade Afghans, New comforters, bedspreads and throws, and 50/50.

* Admission tickets are now available for purchase! Cost is $10 per ticket (or you may purchase a table for 8 for $80). Tickets are available in the Parish office. Please get yours soon. Tickets are limited.

* Afghan Raffle tickets are also available for purchase in the Parish office. The grand prize is a beautiful handmade quilt. We also raffle off handmade afghans, and new comforters, bedspreads and throws.

* How you can help make this event a success: Please consider:

* making an afghan for our Afghan Raffle. (Afghans should be full-size, or baby blanket size.) Should you need yarn, please see the box in the church vestibule.

* donating a new full/queen size comforter, bedspread or throw.

* donating a basket for our Showcase Basket Raffle. All items in the basket should be new. Use your imagination and get creative! (If you need an empty basket, please see the contact information below.)

As the Salad Luncheon gets closer, we will accept all donations in the Parish Office.

Questions regarding the Salad Luncheon, please contact: Karen Bove, (248) 709-9055 or

Calix is an association of Catholic members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon who wish to develop their faith more fully as it relates to their recovery. One need not be Catholic or a member of a 12-Step program to attend. If you or a loved one struggle with alcohol or other drugs, you are welcome.

We meet on the third Thursday of each month at 8:00PM in the Activity Center. Please enter by the 18 Mile West door. Matthew Talbot, pray for us. For more information, please contact: Larry or Cassie Giroux, (586) 739-5297

Regina Caeli Academy is now accepting applications for Fall, 2014, at the Ss. Cyril & Methodius Campus!

Regina Caeli Academy offers: Accredited classical Catholic curriculum - uses Mother of Divine Grace curriculum. Hybrid educational model. Classes on-site Mondays & Thursdays and 3 days at home. Nursery – 12th grade. Work tuition program. For more information, see: or contact: Sue Scarchilli at (586) 268-6356 or email

One lap is 12 minutes! Walking Together is sponsored by Ss. Cyril's Health Ministry, named St. Raphael Health Ministry. This walk takes place every Monday and Thursday after the 9:00AM Holy Mass.

Young Moms: Bring your children in strollers! Young Seniors: Bring your walkers, canes and a good pair of walking shoes. Men: We encourage you.

The benefits of walking are numerous! You get to meet new people, you can walk and pray for the souls in Purgatory! Or Walk for the Success of Missions! Come On and Just Try It!

For all the Walkers: At the end of August you will be presented with a special surprise! God bless you! Bev. M. and Volunteers of St. Raphael Health Ministry

Eucharistic Adoration Thursdays

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Parish has a weekly opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration beginning after the 7:00PM Thursday night Holy Mass, and continuing until the 9:00AM Friday morning Holy Mass. We could use a little help as people’s schedules change. Please consider coming in to show your love for our Eucharistic Lord. Our great need right now is between Midnight to 1:00AM and 1:00AM to 2:00AM. Thank you to all adorers who have been able to keep their commitments.

Come and find out what we already know. God cannot be outdone in generosity. Please prayerfully consider taking on an hour. For more information, call Becky Bueche, (586) 781-4635 or write 

Ss. Cyril & Methodius Latin Schola  The schola has successfully been formed and will sing approximately twice a month here for the Saturday 6 PM Latin Tridentine Mass beginning on October 26th (Feast of Christ the King in the Traditional Calendar) and for other special occasions. They practice every week on Saturday from 4:45PM to 5:45PM in Room #119. If you would like to join or have any questions, please contact Michael Semaan, (248) 250-6005.

Adult Choir—Singers Needed  Attention all parishioners! The Ss. Cyril & Methodius adult choir is currently holding practices on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-9:00PM. We need more of all voices - sopranos, altos, tenors and basses! We encourage all those who want to participate in the Holy Mass in this sacred and special way to join us. Our repertoire covers a wide range of musical periods. Please join us! St. Cecilia patroness of musicians, pray for us!

Electronic Giving Now Available If you would like to have your church donation automatically sent from your bank to ours, please see the authorization form in the vestibule. Questions: please contact Suzanne Navarre, (586) 726-6911, or Form here

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