Mark Your Calendars! Special Upcoming Holy Masses in May

Sunday, May 1, 10:00AM: May Crowning

Sunday, May 15, 10:00AM  First Holy Mass of Thanksgiving of (Fr.) Tim Wezner

Sunday, May 29, 10:00AM: Feast of Corpus Christi

*The 9:30AM & 11:30AM Holy Masses will be combined on these dates.

**There will be a Reception in the Fr. Mikus Hall after each of these Special Holy Masses. The Rosary Society requests  that you please bring your donations of dessert foods for each of these special occasions. Help is needed. Please contact the Parish Office, (586) 726-6911

Catechism Corner

Saturday, April 30: First Communion Holy Masses at 10:30AM & 1:00PM

Wednesday, May 4, 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for K, 1st – 4th Grades Final Registration for 2016-2017 School Year (Details Below)

Wednesday, May 11, 6:15PM: Class and Benediction for All

Please keep all the Confirmandi & Communicants in your prayers during their time of preparation.

Catechism Registration for 2016-2017 School Year

Wednesday, May 4: 6:15—7:30PM Activity Center (K of C Room) S E Corner of Center $50 per student, $150 Family maximum, $20 Home School Sacrament Fee. There will be no Registration in the Fall * Only Registered Parishioners can Enroll

Home School students making a Sacrament of Communion in 2017 must also enroll at this time.

Home School students in the 8th grade making the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2017 must register

Home School students in the 7th grade making the Sacrament of Confirmation in 2018 (under 2 year program) must register

Pre-School students must be 4 years of age by December 1, 2016

Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age by December 1, 2016

There is no charge for Special Needs, Pre-School, and Kindergarten classes!

Thank you, Paul & Carroll Schuller, Directors of Religious Education, 586-254-9212


In Honor of Our Blessed Mother On Sunday, May 1, at the 10:00AM Holy Mass, we honored Our Blessed Mother with our annual May Crowning. A spiritual bouquet to all the many parishioners whose helping hands assisted in making this a memorable tribute to Our Heavenly Mother.

Our appreciation to the Rosary Society and Legion of Mary for continuing their tradition of assisting us by exemplifying dignity and honor to Our Lord’s Mother.

The colorful procession also included the Religious Education Students, Homeschool Students, and the First Communicants as the Children of Mary.

This year’s Confirmation students composed the Crowning Court.

Those participating included: Crowner: Alma Giannone, Pillow Bearer: Margaret Allard, Rosary: Rosemary Wiegers, Scapular: Elizabeth Wolf, Candle: Trinity O’Brien, Guide: Thalia Lamerson, Guide: Elise Langlois

Court & Honor Guard: Mark Binkowski, Matthew Binkowski, Christopher Bui, Juliana Camaj, Nikolina Camaj, Aleksandra Ciemerych, Sean Docken, Andrew Durkee, Katherine Engle, Clare Hampel, Evan Hampel, Joseph Hopkins, John Paul Hudson, Rose Jaynes, Luke Juricic, Claire Kortebein, Victoria Kovac, Aidan Kruse, Veronica Kruse, Daniel Ladzinski, Antonio Lafata, Ava Lamerson, Grand Leonard, Lily Ann Maciejewski, Timothy McNeill, Elizabeth Muter, Hannah Partyka, Arianna Perfetto, Molly Phelan, Anna Plzak, Catherine Pilarski, David Stegner, Matthew Thelen, Alessandro Tocco, Anna Tyshka, and Nicholas Wojciechowski

Many essays were submitted by the young ladies of the Confirmation Class about "Why would I like to Crown the Blessed Mother?" The May Crowning Court is determined, based on these essays. Every essay was heart-felt and beautiful, making it a very difficult decision. Our priests, deacons and several parishioners were asked to rate the "anonymous" essays. Several essays will be featured in the bulletins throughout the month of May. The first essay is featured in the bulletin


Come, Encounter Christ Mission at St. Ephrem Come, Encounter Christ Mission will take place at St. Ephrem at Dodge Park and 17 mile road, on May 2, 3 and 4 starting at 7:00PM each night. Fr. Tim Birney and Monsignor Bob McClory are the presenters.


Edge Youth Ministry  May 2: OFF, May 9: Boys' EDGE Night, May 16: "Illuminated", An EDGE Night on being the light of the world, May 23: "Mission", An EDGE Night on St. Paul - May 30: OFF for the Summer

All 8th graders (who will also be 14 by December, 2016, are invited to attend Life Teen.)

EDGE Nights meet in the Activity Center from 7:00PM to 8:45PM. Teens must not be left at the Activity Center prior to 7:00PM without a parent or guardian present.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Alex Lewis, (317) 331-4772 or edgecyrilcore@gmail.com


Life Teen High School Ministry No Life Night: Monday, May 2

We are off the first Monday of the month so that the adult "Cor" Team can meet for training.

Here is a look at our Life Night Schedule for the rest of this Life Teen Season:

May 9: The Manly Spirit and the Feminine Heart: Chivalry & Emotional Chastity

May 16: A Night on Change (Dealing with Constant Change in Our Lives)

May 23: Last Night: Honor Graduating Seniors & Welcome Incoming Freshmen

*NOTE: Teens who will be entering the 9th grade in the Fall (AND will be turning 14 by December 1) are invited to our last Life Night on May 23!

Life Night is 7:00-8:30PM in the Fr. Mikus Hall and is open to all high school teens.

For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook: "Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry" Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator Jordan Langbeen, jordan.langbeen@gmail.com , (586) 943-1722


Men’s Club Tuesday, May 3, at 7:00PM in the Overflow Room. Newcomers are most welcome! Please join us!


VBS News Volunteer Meetings are scheduled on the following evenings: May 3, May 10, May 18, May 25, June 1, June 8, June 13 & June 20. The May 3 meeting takes place at 7:00PM in the Activity Center (Room A201). Please attend as many meetings as possible to help with the planning. June 20 is mandatory. If you are unable to attend, please contact Mrs. Moe.

VBS CAMPER REGISTRATION FORMS Please Download and return

VBS’s theme is CatChat’s "Cathletics! Training to be Champions for Christ," and will take place from June 27- July 1. Registration forms will be available soon. Watch the bulletin for details. But before we can begin registration, we must fill our 80+ volunteer positions.

If you would like to volunteer please attend the meeting on May 3. Also, you must have a taken the class Protecting God’s Children Class. Please visit https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/protecting_children.cfm  to sign up. You must also have a current background check form filled out in the office. Please stop by the office to fill one out if you have not volunteered at out parish in the past 5 years.

Feel free to contact Moe Jones at  moeprays@gmail.com or (586) 219-6678 with the position you would like to fill this year or sign up on the poster in the vestibule. Keep reading the bulletin for information on the volunteer meetings. Thank you!

VBS CAMPER REGISTRATION FORMS Please Download and return


Children’s Summer Musical Practice "Rescue in the Night" is the highly entertaining, humorous, and biblically accurate musical retelling of the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den. All children ages 6-13 are invited to join us in sharing this story of courage and faith! Practices will begin this Thursday, May 5, at 6:30PM. Performances take place on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19. For more information, or to register your child/children: Megan Wolf, megan.wolf@wayne.edu or (586) 854-3934


Marian Movement of Priests Fr. Charles Becker  May 5 5:30PM-Recitation of the Holy Rosary (all 4)

6:15PM-Confession,   7:00PM - Holy Mass / Cenacle

All are welcome to attend this evening of Prayer and Reflection with celebrant, Father Charles Becker.

Fr. Charles Becker is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Three years after his ordination in 1986 he was invited to go to Medjugorje. Upon his return he was introduced to the prayer group format of the Marian Movement of Priests based on Our Lady's messages to Fr. Stefano Gobbi of Milan, Italy. These experiences, coupled with his Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary in October, 1990, began to change Father's whole perspective on his life as a priest, of the Church and of the world. He began to develop Cenacles of the Marian Movement of Priests and other Marian Rosary Groups throughout the Archdiocese in response to Our Lady's call to prayer in order to assist others who had similar experiences. Father has assisted approximately two to three trips to Medjugorje yearly since 1990 and has participated in the annual International Marian Movement of Priest Retreat in Italy since 1997. Father has been a guest homilist on EWTN. For more information, please call: Judy, (586) 596-4782 or visit http://www.mmp-usa.net/


YOLO Young Adult Ministry  We would like to extend an invitation to you to our last couple Friday Meetings this year:  Friday, May 6, will be a night on forgiveness. Using the story of the Prodigal Son, we are going to delve into the power and importance of forgiveness. We really hope you are able to join us! We will meet at 7:30PM in the Activity Center. There will be food, fellowship, small groups and prayer.

Also, mark your calendars for the next couple Friday evenings: May 13 and May 20 are our last two meetings for the year so keep your calendars free and stay tuned for details!

Questions: Facebook Page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com


Mother’s Day Carnations Right to Life-LIFESPAN will offer carnations again at our parish on Mother’s Day weekend, May 7 & 8, after all the Holy Masses on each day. Volunteers with the flowers will be at the Gallery entrance by the Parish Hall. If you would like to volunteer after a Holy Mass, please contact: Lynn Gura, lynnsscm@gmail.com


Festival Raffle Tickets Available for Pick Up Saturdays & Sundays: May 7 & 8 AND May 14 &15

Our annual Slovak Parish Festival is August 26, 27, and 28. The Festival Raffle is our church’s largest fundraiser, and tickets are distributed to each parish member to sell or buy.

Festival Raffle Tickets will be available for pickup in the Gallery by the Fr. Mikus Hall on Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8, and also on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15.

Please stop by the Gallery to pick up your tickets. If tickets are not picked up, they will be mailed to you the week of May 16. Please help us reduce this mailing expense by picking up your tickets. Thank you!

Note: The first Early Bird Drawing will be held on Sunday, May 29, for a cash prize of $200!


Rosary Society Meeting will meet on Saturday, May 7, after the Holy Mass and Rosary. All are welcome if you are 18 years old or older. Please join us for snacks, good friendship and planning of our exciting church projects.


Faustina Messenger of Divine Mercy A Live Multimedia Drama performed by Maria Vargo (www.divinemercydrama.com) Saturday, May 7, 6 pm  Free Will Offering suitable for ages 13 and up.


Northland Family Planning Prayer May is a wonderful month - we honor the Blessed Mother and also remember our moms. What a special gift and witness they are! Let us pray and support all moms, especially new moms and those who are expecting. May our Blessed Mother guide us always.

Our monthly prayer and witness event takes place outside the Northland Family Planning Clinic on Saturday, May 7, from 11:30AM—12:30PM. The clinic is located at 3810 17 Mile Road, just west of Ryan Road. Questions, please contact:  Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-5683


Mother’s Day Novena * May 8

Don’t forget the special lady in your life with the perfect gift—a beautiful Mother’s Day Novena Mass card for mothers, grandmothers, Godmothers, mother-in-laws, stepmothers, wives, aunts, sisters, friends or any woman who has kindly nurtured you with a special motherly love.

Mass cards are now available on weekends after all Holy Masses and on weekdays in the parish office. These cards are available for living or deceased relatives and friends in either English or in Slovak for $10 each. The 9-day Novena will begin on Monday, May 9.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most precious gift anyone can receive.


Fellowship, hosted by Trail Life, after the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Mass on May 8. Come and enjoy coffee, bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones. For info, please contact: Mary Richards, (586) 354-1694.


Autism Spectrum Disorder Join us as we watch learn all that we can about Autism Spectrum Disorder from health experts all over the county who are featured on the "Autism Intensive" Expert Interview Series. The classes will be on Thursdays, May 12, 19 & 26 beginning at 6:30PM in Room #112.

Tragically autism seems to be a modern epidemic that now reportedly affects one in 68 children. Boys are 4.5 times more likely to be identified with autism than girls.

Pediatrician Sid Baker has said "Once you can understand autism, you can understand all disorders of the brain and even autoimmunity." So, even if you’re not presently affected by autism, the information discussed in the interviews will help you find ways to keep your immune system stronger and your brain sharper. There is no cost for the class. Questions: Mary Bann, (248) 459-8965 mary@marybann.com 


ORDINATION TO THE PRIESTHOOD Deacon/Father Timothy Wezner, Archdiocese of Detroit

Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament (Ordination): Saturday, May 14 * 10:00AM

Ss. Cyril & Methodius (First Holy Mass of Thanksgiving): Sunday, May 15 * 10:00AM

We are all so blessed to receive the beautiful sacraments that God gives each of us, but only a select few are called to serve through the awesome Sacrament of Holy Orders.

This May, we are blessed to have Deacon Timothy Wezner ordained into the priesthood. Deacon Tim will be our ninth priest to come from Ss. Cyril & Methodius since the Church moved from Detroit in 1988. Our previous priests were Father John Bustamante who was ordained in June of 2003, Father Don Lacuesta, ordained in June of 2006, Father Lee Acervo, ordained in May of 2008, Father Raymond Arwady, ordained in May of 2009, Father David Jenuwine, ordained in June of 2009, Father James Arwady and Father Craig Giera ordained in May of 2010, and Father Stephen Pullis ordained in June of 2011.

"Father Tim" will be ordained into the priesthood for the Archdiocese of Detroit by His Excellency Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron on Saturday, May 14—Vigil of Pentecost—at 10:00AM at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament and we are blessed that Father Tim will celebrate his First Holy Mass of Thanksgiving with us at Ss. Cyril & Methodius the following day, Sunday, May 15, at 10:00AM.

Additional Holy Mass of Thanksgiving: St. Edward on the Lake Catholic Church, 6945 Lakeshore Road, Lakeport, will take place Sunday, May 22, at 11:30AM.

Reception to Follow Holy Mass on May 15

We will also have a Celebration Reception for Father Tim on Sunday, May 15, in the Father Mikus Hall after the Holy Mass. Everyone is invited to participate by bringing cold finger sandwiches, cold hors d’oeuvres or desserts (in disposable containers) to the Father Mikus Hall for this special celebration. Sign-up sheets to help are available in the vestibule.


Parish Dialogue Gatherings Saturday, May 21, Meeting Begins at 5:15PM Plan to attend one of the Town-Hall-Style Parish Dialogue Gatherings to contribute to what is discussed at the Synod 2016!

The Parish Dialogue Gathering is expected to last approximately 2 1/2—3 hours. Father Ben encourages everyone to attend one of the sessions and to begin with Holy Mass: on May 21, at 4:00PM more information at www.aodonline.org


Fr. Jacques Philippe Fr. Jacques Philippe has become one of the foremost Catholic authors of our time. His works are known for their simplicity, depth, and clarity. Jacques was born in France and spent years teaching and doing scientific research. When he discovered the Community of the Beatitudes, he answered the Lord’s call to follow Him. Immersing himself in the study of Hebrew and the Jewish roots of Christianity, he traveled to Nazareth, Jerusalem and Rome. After assuming responsibilities in the development of training the Beatitude Community, he began writing books on spirituality. With over one million copies sold in 24 languages, Father’s writings on prayer, interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. He now devotes himself primarily to spiritual direction and preaching retreats.

The Marian Peace Center hosts Fr. Jacques Philippe at Ss. Cyril & Methodius on Wednesday, May 25, as follows:

6:30PM - Rosary , 7:00PM - "God, Rich in Mercy and Forgiveness", 8:00PM - "Developing a Deep Relationship with God" Free-Will Offering


Catholic Women’s Conference We invite all women between the ages of 18 and 100+ to attend this beautiful event that has been inspired by the Holy Spirit. Come and join us on Saturday, May 28, from 8:00AM—3:00PM, as we unlock the greatest treasure you have been given: the person of Jesus Christ who abides body, blood, soul and divinity in the Most Holy Eucharist but also in our feminine soul.

Let us be inspired to live out our primary vocation to holiness as women set ablaze by Jesus Himself through the Holy Spirit.

Speakers include: Catherine Lanni, Beth Collison, Kathleen Lindemann & Dr. Elizabeth Salas. $20 pre-registration (before 5/14) $25 (after 5/14 and at-the-door)

The Conference begins with Holy Mass and ends with Eucharistic Adoration. Coffee and pastries will be provided after Mass and a bagged lunch is included with pre-registration. Please drop off, or mail, your registration form (available by the statue of St. Michael in the entryway) and payment to the Parish Office.


NEEDED: Kitchen Chair for our Slovak Festival As the Slovak Festival approaches, this important vacancy needs to be filled. The Slovak food/dinners are a central part of our annual festivities. We may consider possibly splitting responsibilities among two Co-chairs, if necessary. Help is needed and appreciated.

Inquiries and questions; please contact: John Fournier, (248) 410-5866; j4nier58@gmail.com. Co-Chair of Festival Planning Committee


WEEKLY Ministries/ Meetings


Legion of Mary With 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


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


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 snavarre@saintcyrils.org. Form here


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