Catechism CornerNote – The Benediction schedule will be change a bit this year. Please notice that the 4th graders will now be going to Benediction on the nights the 1st – 3rd graders go to alleviate some of the congestion in the hallways of the Activity Center. When the repairs at the Activity Building are complete, Grades 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th will return to the permanent classrooms there, Kindergarten and Preschool will begin in the Fr. Mikus Hall and they will be added to the Benediction Schedule for the dates that include the 2nd graders.
Benediction ScheduleOctober 14 @ 6:15PM – Class for all/Benediction for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th, October 21 @ 6:15PM – Class for all/Benediction for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th, October 28 @ 6:15PM – Class for all/Benediction for 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th, November 4 @ 6:15PM – Class for all/Benediction for 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
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As always, if you have any concerns, please contact:Paul or Carroll Schuller, Directors of Religious Education email@example.com , (586) 254-9212
Understanding &Praying with Psalms (part1)Monday, October 5 * 7:00PM * Overflow Room
Psalms create one of the most interesting and variegated parts of the Bible. They have strongly influenced both liturgy and the theology of the Church throughout the centuries, as well as the personal faith and devotion of countless generations of individuals. In order to rediscover their beauty and relevance for all of us, two series of talks and reflections about the Psalms will be offered. Series I will take place in October through November and Series II from mid-January through mid-March.
Each meeting will be dedicated to one particular Psalm, with the intent to explore the most varied and interesting Psalm-categories throughout the series’. While the presentations will be scholarly-based, they will show how a careful reading of the Psalms (and supporting biblical text) can nurture our faith. No specific textbook is required. Hand-outs will be provided but a notebook and Bible may be helpful, but not required.
Body of St. Maria Goretti is Making a Pilgrimage to the United StatesVisiting Ss. Cyril & Methodius DATE: Saturday, October 10 HOLY MASS: 9:00AM VENERATION: 10:00AM - 10:00PM
Pilgrimage of Mercy: the Tour of the Major Relics of St. Maria Goretti
From September to November, 2015, the major relics of St. Maria Goretti will make a pilgrimage to the United States. It is the first time that her body travels to the USA and only the second time that it has left Italy.
While St. Maria is universally known as the Patroness of Purity, her greatest virtue was her unyielding forgiveness of her attacker even in the midst of horrendous physical suffering, a forgiveness that would completely convert him and set him on a path to personal holiness. In March His Holiness, Pope Francis, announced an Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy beginning December 8. This visit of the major relics of St. Maria Goretti is an effort on the part of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and Treasures of the Church www.TreasuresOfTheChurch.com to prepare and catechize the United States for this great celebration in the life of the Church.
CONGRATULATIONS DEACON PHIL McCOWNThis weekend, the Archdiocese of Detroit joyfully announces the ordination to the permanent diaconate of those chosen to serve the church of Detroit through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit by His Excellency Allen H. Vigneron. Four men will be Ordained from the Archdiocese of Detroit, including our parishioner, Phil McCown, and one gentleman from the Diocese of Lansing will be ordained on that day. Sunday, October 11, Deacon Phil McCown will preach at his home parish, Ss. Cyril & Methodius, at the 9:30AM Holy Mass where we will gather together in celebration of this special occasion.
Immediately following the Holy Mass, there will be a Reception in the South Hall where everyone is invited to stop by to congratulate Deacon Phil before he begins his assignment at St. Mark in Warren.
FellowshipThe Knights of Columbus will host Fellowship to celebrate the Catholic Spirit of Christopher Columbus following the 1:30PM Holy Mass next Sunday, October 11. Everyone is invited to celebrate this special occasion. For info, please contact: Mary Richards, (586) 323-4037
Edge Youth MinistryEDGE Night Monday October 12: "Dusty" Teens will discuss the commitment it takes to answer Jesus’ call to discipleship and how that should change their lives.
We Welcome all Middle School Teens to EDGE!
Our EDGE nights are Mondays, 7:00PM—8:45PM in the Fr. Mikus Hall. (Temporary location while Activity Center is undergoing safety upgrades.)
Registration forms MUST be turned in for all new and returning teens for the 2015-2016 school year. Please submit the fee and form to the Parish Office for your 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Checks should be made payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius and indicate "EDGE" on the memo line.
Please remember your teens must be 11 years old by December 1, 2015 AND in 6th grade by the fall of 2015 to participate.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact:Alex Lewis, (317) 331-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Teen High School MinistryMonday, October 12 "The Fallen Ones: Satan and Demons"
This Life Night is the third in our series on spiritual warfare, and will present teens with the reality of Satan and demonic beings as spiritual entities rather than as concepts or outdated doctrine. They will be challenged to make a firm stand against these entities and recognize that they are protected and powerful in Christ. Life Night is 7:00-8:30PM and is open to all high school teens. Parents are invited to join the Life Teen intercessory prayer group during the Life Night, 7:30-8:30PM, to pray for all the teens, their families and "Cor" Members (please contact Mary Moses-Kreger for questions about the prayer group : email@example.com
Life Teen Fall Retreat: "Glory Revealed": Registration Open!
Date/Location: Friday, November 20 (4:30PM) - Sunday, November 22 (2:30PM) at Echo Grove in Leonard (we will be meeting at St. Cyril’s and carpooling).
Retreat Theme: This retreat will invite teens to come closer to the heart of Jesus by reflecting on His face—there are several places in the Gospels that describe Jesus’ human expression (He looks perturbed, weeps, casts a look of love or heartbreak, etc). By reflecting on His face in these key moments, the teens will deepen their appreciation for His humanity and the personal relationship they can share with Him.
Registration Details: Permission Forms (two total) and $110 due by November 9—checks payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius. Forms are available at Life Nights, by email or in the Parish Office. This retreat is open only to 10th, 11th & 12th graders.
For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook: "Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry" Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator,Questions about Life Teen, please contact: Jordan Langbeen, Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org , (586) 943-1722
iNVICTUS CHRISTUSThere is only one month until our iNVICTUS CHRISTUS Men’s Conference which takes place on Saturday, November 14 and men are still needed to help with the preparation of the Conference. We also need assistance promoting the event.
Planning meetings are held every Monday starting at 7:30PM in Room #117. There are still many tasks requiring help. The next meeting is thisMonday, October 12. Questions: Tom Vitale, email@example.com
Senior ClubNOTE: During the month of October, the Senior Club will meet on Tuesdays, October 13 & 27.
Rosary Makerswill meet on Wednesday afternoon, October 14, in Room #113 from 1:00PM—3:00PM. For more information, please contact: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181
Festival Wrap-up MeetingEveryone is invited to attend the Festival Wrap-up Meeting on Thursday, October 15, at 7:00PM in the South Hall. We will discuss the results of this year's Festival as well as preliminary plans for the 2016 Parish Slovak Festival. (Mark your calendars -- next year's festival will be August 27 - 29, 2016.)
We welcome everyone's ideas and suggestions, or you can attend just to hear the discussion. If you have any questions, contact: John Fournier, (248) 410-5866, firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Stelzer, (586) 321-4487, email@example.com
YOLO Young Adult MinistryFriday, October 16 Attention All Young Adults (18-35 years old); We would like to invite you to some awesome events these next couple of weeks! Because of the firewall construction taking place in the Activity Center, we will not be hosting events in the Activity Center until, at least, the beginning of November. As a result, we are going to be host our events outside of the parish (until then).
On Friday, October 16, we will go fowling (Bowling and football in one), in Detroit (3901 Christopher St, Detroit, MI 48211) at 7:30PM. It is a really fun activity! We strongly encourage you to check it out. You MUST RSVP so we can reserve the correct number of lanes. RSVP to Mary, at the information below, by Tuesday, October 13. If you have questions, please feel free to ask.
Join us also on Friday, October 23, for a 7:30PM Holy Hour at the main church followed by dinner at a local restaurant – great opportunity for fellowship!
Lastly, on Friday, October 30, we will meet for a Halloween gathering and trivia – Stay tuned for details. Questions, feel free to contact me: Facebook Page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com
Salad LuncheonOctober 18 3:00—6:00PM This is a wonderfully fun annual event sponsored by the Rosary Society.
All proceeds benefit Ss. Cyril & Methodius!
* 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.
* A wide variety of delicious salads are served for lunch. We kindly ask all attendees to bring a salad, in a disposable container, that serves eight for our buffet table. This provides an amazing array of delicious salads to enjoy throughout the after-noon.
* 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.
* Whether you attend the Luncheon or not, you can help make this event a great success: Please consider:
* donating a new full/queen size comforter, bedspread or throw. Many "White Sales" and "Summer Sales" are taking place now.
* making an afghan for our Afghan Raffle. (Afghans should be full-size, or baby blanket size.)
* donating a basket for our Showcase Basket Raffle. All items in the basket should be new. Use your imagination and get creative! You can even ask local establishments for donations (i.e. hair salons, spas, bakeries, florists, Bed & Break-fasts, Ski passes, etc.)
Thank you for your consideration. We appreciate all contributions! As the Salad Luncheon gets closer, donations will be accepted in the Parish Office. Questions, please contact: Karen Bove, (248) 709-9055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
World Mission Sunday, October 18th, a special day on which we unite ourselves with Catholics all over the world to pray and sacrifice for the missionary efforts of the Church.
The observance of World Mission Sunday is truly "worldly" as prayers and support of the missionary work of the Church is done in every parish church and chapel throughout the entire world. All Catholics respond to the request for this special day by our Holy Father who has asked the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of Faith to plan and promote this holy work of "First Evangelization".
It is under the direction of the Holy Father who together with the entire body of Bishops remind the faithful of their baptismal call to mission, as they gather basic support for more than 1,200 mission dioceses in Asia, Africa, the Pacific Islands and Latin America.
Envelopes are available in the vestibule for this collection that will take place after all Mass next weekend. Thank you for your generous support.
Friends of the Congo Meetingon Sunday, October 18, in Room #117 after the 9:30AM Holy Mass.
Please make plans to attend if you are a part of the Committee or if you'd like to find out more about Friends of the Congo and are considering joining this group. If you have any questions, please contact: Barbara Batchik, (248) 584-2823
St. Cyril’s Book ClubCome join us as we embark on a spiritual journey. For the month of October the St. Cyril’s Book Club will discuss "And the Word Was Made Flesh" by Bill McCann. This is a tale of the Three Wise Men from a new perspective and is laced with adventure, humor, horror and suspense. We will meet to discuss this book on Monday, October 19, at 7PM in Room #115. The author is local and has made arrangements for 16 books to be available for free in the Parish Office on a first-come basis.
I AM HIS Women’s FellowshipJoin the Women's Fellowship: "I am His" as we gather again to share in the beauty and joy of being a woman. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, October 20, 7:00PM—9:00PM. Room: TBA. Please look for signs indicating room number that evening or if you are on our mailing list, check your email a few days prior.
Topic: Reflection on the life of St. Teresa of Avila: her strengths; her weaknesses; her womanhood. PLEASE BRING YOUR BIBLES.
Who are we: we are women of all ages (18+), married, single, and widowed. We meet every third Tuesday of each month. We come together to share in friendship, knowledge and a strong desire to live our womanhood as a mission; a mission that comprises discovering our true identity as daughter’s of the Creator. We do this by meditating on Holy Scripture, learning from women saints and praying and sharing God's desire for each one of us on this life's journey.
Come join us and bring a friend! Hope to see you there. For further information and to RSVP, please contact: Alejandra, (305) 335-6581
Apologetics Conference Planning Internationally-renowned Catholic authors and Apologists, PATRICK MADRID, KEN HENSLEY, STEVE RAY and TIM STAPLES will come to Ss. Cyril & Methodius for the 3rd Annual Midwest Apologetics Conference (MAC III) that takes place on Saturday, January 16, 2016!
The next scheduled meeting is Wed. Oct. 21st in room 117-118 at 8:00PM. All team leaders please plan on attending. Info, please contact: Steven Piskorowski, (586) 883-3093
Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of FatimaThe International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will arrive at our church on Wednesday, October 21, at 6:00PM, and depart on Thursday, October 22, at 6:00PM.
According to Father Robert Bailey, Spiritual Director for the Rhode Island Division of the World Apostolate of Fatima," the United Nations International Pilgrim Statue of Fatima has been an Ambassador of Peace. This is especially true in our times of war and terrorism. However, we have also been focusing on the role of International Statue in serving as an "Ambassador of Vocations" inspiring prayer and need to encourage and support vocations within the Universal Church."
Feel free to visit and pray with this beautiful replica statue of Our Lady of Fatima on October 21-22.
End of Life Care and DecisionsJoin us for important conversations about discussions regarding end of life decisions on Saturday, October 24, at 10AM. Discussing end of life decisions is difficult for all of us, no matter what the circumstances. We either have this unavoidable conversation after the passing of a loved one, or we prepare in advance, when we are healthy and able to make sound decisions concerning healthcare and funeral celebrations. Topics for the presentation will be Completing an Advanced Directive" and "When is the right time to call Hospice?" by Deacon Tom Avery, "Funeral, Cremation, Memorial and Burial planning" presented by a local funeral home. There will be plenty of time for Q & A during and after the presentations. Please sign up for this event on the sheet located in the vestibule. It is never too late to plan ahead and make your wishes known to your family. The gift of end of life planning is truly that, "a gift". There is NO COST for this presentation and nothing to be sold. Snacks and refreshments will be provided
Harvest Dinner DanceThe Šarišan Slovak Folk Ensembles invites you to a Harvest Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 24, 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 *
2015 LIFESPAN Christmas CardsYour purchase of LIFESPAN Christmas Cards represents support for the pro-life activities, education and materials offered during the next calendar year. The beautiful cards will be available after Masses on Saturday and Sunday, October 24 & 25. If you cannot be there that weekend to get your cards, call call Lynn Gura, (248) 816-1546.
The 2015 cards: For Unto Us A Child is Born, This beautiful card depicts the Holy Family in subtle cream and ivory tones with embossed and silver foil detail. A silver box and silver foil lined envelope complete this elegant Christmas greeting. Inside Verse:May you have the joy of Life, the blessing of hope and the peace of His love during this holy season and always. Wishing you a Merry Christmas! Actual size: 5.63" x 7.88" / $17 per box of 20
Kissing the Face of God ,This captivating card brings us the famous "Kissing the Face of God" image by Morgan Weistling. The image is in real-life colors and has Mary in her blue and ivory dress holding the Infant Jesus. There is a white envelope to carry your message to loved ones. Inside Verse: As we reflect on the beautiful Face of the newborn Savior, may we look on all Life as a beautiful reflection of God’s promise. May you have a Blessed Christmas! Actual size: 4.84" x 6.75" / $7 per package of 10
All Saints’ Day Children’s PartySs. Cyril & Methodius is having our annual All Saints’ Day Party. It takes place on Sunday, November 1, beginning with the 1:30PM Holy Mass. The children are encouraged to dress as their favorite Saint and it is acceptable to be dressed up during Mass.
The party will follow Mass in the Father Mikus Hall for food, fun, games and activities. Each family in attendance is required to bring a dinner dish to share. In the past we have run out of food so please bring enough to serve your family and a few others. Cupcakes will be provided, so we will not need deserts. Please bring your food on a disposable tray with disposable utensils. Each family will be responsible for clean-up of their family’s table which includes clearing and wiping the table and stacking your chairs.
We are looking for volunteers: *To bake unfrosted yellow cupcakes, *To donate nut-free candy, *For set-up, clean-up and running game stations (from ages 12 through adults).
*NOTE: Children are invited to dress as their favorite Saint at all Holy Masses on November 1. However, the party will only be after the 1:30PM Holy Mass. Questions or to volunteer, please contact: Lisa Yamin, (248) 977-4219 or email@example.com
"Faith That Moves Mountains" Parish MissionNovember 2, 3 & 4 Fr. Greg Bramlage of "Missionaries of the New Evangelization" will lead our Parish Mission November 2-4. Each night, Father will help us to remove obstacles that block our prayers from being answered and he will help us to develop an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
All parish meetings have been cancelled on these dates so that everyone can attend this Parish Mission.
Monday: "Healing the Broken-hearted"
Tuesday: "Breaking the Chains That Bind Us"
Wednesday: "Surrendering to God’s Love"
The evenings will begin with a Rosary in the Church at 6:30PM. Each night there is a free-will offering. This mission is oriented for adults and is not suitable for small children or babies.
Father Gregory will also preach at all Holy Masses on Saturday & Sunday, October 31 & November 1.
Remembering Our Beloved Deceased
November is All Souls’ Month.In Christian charity, we pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and offer up Masses for the relief of their suffering. We especially remember our dearly departed relatives and friends. For this, you are invited to list the names of your loved ones in our Remembrance Book which will be placed in the vestibule sometime in October. It will be brought in the church during the month of November. Throughout November, the Masses will be said for the souls of the people whose names are inscribed in the Remembrance Book.
Memorial Mass and Service * Sunday, November 8, 1:30PM
For Our Deceased Parishioners and Friends
‘The Lord is My Light and My Salvation"
Emmet James Grix, Jr; Victor Henry Dutchik; Walter Joseph Zych
Barbara Ann Plucinski; Ronald Francis Hewelt; Monica Marie Nido
Michael Beste; John Bohach; Mary Ann Slanda; Jeanne Marie Burrows
Alma Zaffaroni; Richard Stanley Mroczek; Francesca Russo
Eleonor Magdalene Simun; Ann Elizabeth Chambors; Joanne Patrice Traskie
Daniel Joseph Wejrandt; Eva Katarina Fleck; Patricia Ann Brubaker
Esther Bustillo; Edward Allen Bessette; Leokadia Sully; Gerald James O’Neill
John Frank Plucinski, Jr; Nancy Cook; Benedict Bongiorno
Robert Bruce Greenwood; Tammie Sue Jarvis
Leonardo Matias Tolentino; Betty Ann Irany; Francis Martin Hartley
Listed above are the names of our dearly departed parishioners and friends who en-tered into Eternal Life in the past year. Family, friends and fellow parishioners are cordially invited to the Memorial Mass and Service held on their behalf. Refreshments will be served after the service. Please join us on this very special day. Sincerely, Alicia Lavisky (Bereavement Ministry), (248) 732-7924
Memorial Board Display
A Memorial display board with pictures of the deceased listed above will be hung in the vestibule beginning October.
A separate board will also be hung if you wish to display a picture of your departed loved one who was not a member of the parish. Please feel free to add a non-returnable picture/holy card on this board. Thank you and God Bless you!
Legion of MaryWith over 2 million active members and 20 million auxiliary members in the world, place yourself under the banner of Mary so that with her help you may develop greater holiness in your own life as well as spread a deeper devotion to her among others. We meet every Monday at 7:00PM in Room #116. For info: Nicholas Crédi, (248) 568-3434 or Joanne Swatowski, (586) 574-9348; web-site: www.legionofmarymichigan.org
Calixis 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 thethird 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
From Sunday, 10:00 PM, to Saturday, 9:00 AM, (with the exception of Holy Mass times) come visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, “Who gives Himself to us in the Eucharist as the expression of Infinite Love, the mystery of our faith, the fountain of our Christian life…” (The Holy Father, San Pablo Airport). NOTE: For Adoration is the Church during daytime hours and in the Chapel overnight Contact: Julie Varchetti, (586) 214-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org See Adoration 101
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