CORPUS CHRISTI Mass Schedule Change

The 9:30AM & 11:30AM Holy Masses will be combined on Sunday, June 7, at 10:00AM

Flower Petals for the Procession

Flower petals are needed for the Procession that follows the 10:00AM Holy Mass. Please bring your flower petals to the coatroom off the vestibule prior to the Holy Mass.

Our Corpus Christi Reception will follow the 10:00AM Holy Mass.

Please bring finger-food desserts (on disposable platters) to the Parish Hall prior to the Holy Mass

Father’s Day Novena

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21, and our Father’s Day Novena will begin on Monday, June 22. Novena Mass cards will be available: after all Holy Masses on weekends and in the Parish Office on weekdays (from 10:00AM-5:30PM) beginning next weekend.

DEO GRATIAS CAFÉ  The Deo Gratias Café will host an Ice Cream Social on Thursday, May 28, from 11:00AM to 2:00PM. Weather permitting, we will be located just outside the Gallery. Bring your lawn chairs. Bring your friends and family, and celebrate the coming of summer.

Grilled Hot Dogs/Buns $1.50, Italian Sausage/Buns $3, Polish Kielbasa/Buns $3, Cole Slaw $.50, Sauerkraut $.50

Ice Cream Sundaes w/Toppings $2, One-Scoop Ice Cream Cones $1 Freezer Pops $.50,

Freshly-brewed Coffee $1.50 Soda Pop $1

The Deo Gratias Café will close for the summer following the social, and will reopen in September. Thank you to everyone who came to share coffee with us and make the café a success. For further information, please contact: Mary, (586) 323-4037 or Bev, (586) 254-6534

EDGE Youth Ministry  Thank you to everyone who participated in our first year of EDGE! The summer schedule, including park nights and Bible studies, is coming soon. Registration forms for summer activities/next fall are available in the office or by e-mail request.  Questions about EDGE: Alexandria Lewis (317) 331-4772 or 

Quilt Ministry Workshop Saturday, May 23, at 10:00AM in the Activity Center.

Have you ever thought about how you can assist in the assembly of Quilts which are distributed to the needy? We always are in need of people who can use a sewing machine, but this is only one part of the making of a Quilt. We also need many hands for the final finishing of pinning and tying and also for preparing fabric and cutting. If this holds any interest for you, stop by on Saturday and see how you can assist in this Corporal Work of Mercy. Any questions, please call: Kay, (586) 752-7991

Fellowship after the 9:30AM Holy Mass Sunday, May 24, hosted by EDGE. Come and enjoy coffee, bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones.  For info, please contact: Mary Richards, (586) 323-4037

St. Monica Sodality monthly Mass takes place on Pentecost Sunday, May 24, at 1:30PM. May the Holy Spirit touch our hearts and those for whom we pray. Please join us for Mass and prayers! As a reminder, in April the prayer petitions were forwarded to Rome.

Life Teen High School Ministry  Young Men’s Life Teen Fellowship Group: Tuesday, May 26 Sofa Room in St. Cyril’s Activity Center, 7:00—9:00PM Our Life Teen guys meet with male Core Members to build brotherhood and be challenged.

Save the Date for Life Teen Park Nights (at Whispering Woods, Utica) Wednesdays June 17, July 15, & August 19

We are coming to the end of our fourth year of Life Teen, which means we are graduating our first class that has journeyed with us since their freshmen year. So much has happened since our now graduating seniors came together as freshmen for the first ever Life Night called "Parking Lot Palooza" in October of 2011—seniors, remember when you decorated the Core Members’ cars with tape, markers, and streamers? Looking back on that night stirs up joy and gratitude in the hearts of all the veteran Core Members who were there to experience it. As wonderful as it is to reminisce about the old times, we are more excited to look forward because God is definitely doing something new in the ministry. So what is next? Two words: DEEPER DISCIPLSHIP. More on this in the upcoming weeks—stay tuned.

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

Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Meetings The Rosary Makers will meet on Wednesday afternoon, May 27, in Room #113 from 1:00PM—3:00PM. For more information, please call: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181

VBS Meetings VBS Meetings are in Room #117 at 7:00PM on May 27, June 3, June 8, June 15, and June 21 set up. Moe Jones, (586) 219-6678 or 

Evangelization Group Meeting Jesus commanded his disciples to go out to the whole world to announce the Good News. See what we are doing to live that command. Join us at the next Evangelization Group Meeting this Wednesday, May 27, at 7:00PM in the Overflow Room.

Festival Raffle Early Bird Drawing  Be sure to get your sold Festival Raffle Tickets turned in to the Parish Office by the end of the business day on Friday, May 29, to be eligible for our first Early Bird Drawing. Winning prize is $200 cash! Any questions regarding the raffle, please contact Karen Bove, (248) 709-9055,

Raffle Flyer

Children’s Choir Practice Children’s Choir will practice after the 9:30AM Holy Mass on Sunday May 31 to prepare for Corpus Christi and Father’s Day. Questions: Bethany Cabrera, (313) 522-7238

Consecration to Jesus through Mary Sunday, May 31, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Mother is the next opportunity to make or renew your Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. For those who have been preparing the last 33 days, using Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis De Montfort, by Fr. Hugh Gillespie SSM, the formal consecration will take place in the Church, following the Holy Rosary at 1:00PM, and Holy Mass at 1:30PM.

Please call Jenni Hulway, (586) 453-4580 to register, and insure enough forms are on hand. The next consecration is August 15, with the preparation beginning July 13.

Attention: ALL High School Graduates—Class of 2015

Be sure to include the High School Graduation Mass in your graduation plans! ALL parishioners graduating from high school this spring (public, private, or homeschooled) are invited to attend the Graduation Mass on Sunday, May 31, at 9:30AM. This is a special opportunity to pray with your Parish family as you celebrate the completion of your high school education.

Also, you are invited to submit a graduation photo for the board to be displayed in the gathering area. If you plan to attend the Graduation Mass and/or provide a photo for the board, please email: Heidi Wiegand: 

Skate World Parishioner Night for parishioners of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church on Monday, June 1, from 6:158:15PM. Roller skates will be raffled off! Bring your whole family roller skating/blading. Skate World of Troy is located on 15 Mile Road, west of Dequindre Road.

$5 for each skating person in advance or $7 at the door. Non-skating parents are free. Tickets are available in the Parish Office. Bring your own skates/blades or rent them ($3 for skates or $5 for Blades). For information, please call: Mary Hale, (586) 773-8261

Cancer Awareness/Prevention Health Series  Please join us for a free 6-week DVD series (2 episodes per night) as we learn from cancer experts, doctors and researchers around the world about the various causes of cancer, ways to slow down the growth of cancer and the best ways to avoid cancer (and other diseases). This is a fascinating series of talks that you won’t want to miss.

These talks are sponsored by the St. Raphael Health Ministry and begin Monday, June 1, from 6:30—8:30PM, in Room #117. Remaining talks are: June 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 6. Questions: Mary Bann, (248) 459-8965

"Defending Your Faith" Workshop A Midwest Apologetics Conference Workshop Course

Have you ever wished you knew how to converse with friends, family and co-workers about your Catholic Faith in a challenging substantive way in minutes not hours? Are you interested in learning to use the bible to quote key verses to support your Catholic Faith to non-Catholic family and friends causing them to scratch their heads all without having to be a theologian? Come attend the Midwest Apologetics Conference Workshop and learn how simple it is!

The workshop is every Thursday night, 7:00-8:30PM, starting Thursday June 4 running through Thursday, July 23. Come have fun and meet new friends while learning how to have conversations of consequence! There are no costs and materials are provided ... just bring your own Bible!

To register or if you have questions, please email Steven Piskorowski at:  and your place will be reserved! The room(s) we will reserve for the workshop are still TBD and will depend on the response. All updates will be sent through email directly to you! Register ASAP as we expect a great response and lets start the new evangelism!

Rosary Society Meeting will be after the Holy Mass and Rosary on Saturday, June 6. Please join us for friendship, great snacks and planning for our exciting 2015 events. Everyone 18 years old and older are welcome to attend. New members and visitors are always welcome. We look forward to seeing you.

YOLO Young Adult Ministry  Ladies & Gentlemen of the Young Adult Generation: This summer YOLO would like to invite you to our Monday night Sports Nights, starting on Monday, June 8, at Boulan Park (Troy, MI). The Sports Night will start at 6:00PM and we will meet at the volleyball courts! In the event of rain or thunderstorm, there could be a cancellation – contact the information below to find out.

The dates for our summer camping trip/retreat have been changed to Friday, August 7–Sunday, August 9! Details will come when registration opens.

Also, we will be hosting our third annual BBQ in July!

Lastly, we will be hosting a summer scripture or book series so if you are interested let me know. There are a couple books that have been suggested so the leadership team will be discerning which one we will use in the next couple weeks. If there is a book you would like to share, let me know!

If you have any questions, please contact:  Facebook page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or Mary Giroux,

Sacred Heart of Jesus Holy Mass All are invited to attend the 51st Annual Holy Mass Honoring the Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 12, 7:00PM.

There will be refreshments available before the Holy Mass in the on-site Deo Cratias Cafe. After Holy Mass, there will be light appetizers and sweets available in the on-site Deo Cratias Cafe.

All are invited to join us for the Immaculate Heart of Mary Feast Day Mass Holy Mass held at 6:00AM and 9:00AM on Saturday, June 13.

If you are interested in learning more about us, please visit our webpage at:

VBS, 2015  VBS is Scheduled: June 22-26, 9:00AM1:30PM

It is time to volunteer! Many hands are needed for this faith- filled week. The sign up board is located in the vestibule under the clock.

ALL adults volunteering for VBS must take: "Protecting God's Children" Workshop before VBS begins (if you have not done so in the past). Go to  and register now for the required class. God Bless, Mrs. Moe Any questions, please contact:

iNVICTUS (Formerly Esto Vir!) In Holy Scripture, we see God changing followers’ names as He integrates them into His Divine Plan. Abram became Abraham to forward God’s plan to create a Great Nation, Simon became Peter—upon whom Christ has built His Church. Following that tradition, Esto Vir is now calling to duty our "Reserve Forces" to actively engage the world. In our decision to follow the will of Christ over our own, we transition to iNVICTUS—Unconquerable Men of Christ, as we strive to build God’s kingdom upon the pillars of Faith, Formation, Fraternity, and Fortitude. Brothers in Christ, this Call to Duty goes out to you, the Sons of the Church; the men to whom Christ has entrusted His mission. The iNVICTUS leadership team is seeking men of action to assist us in planning and executing our inaugural "Call to Arms" Men’s Conference scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015. There are many areas of need and a greater depth of talent within our congregation. Please, prayerfully consider sharing your God-given talents to assist in this endeavor. Contact: Ace Tacderas, 

Listen to the information here.     See Invictus Page Here

Evangelization Group Prayers During our recent Rummage Sale and Lenten Fish Fries, members of the Evangelization Group received hundreds of prayer intentions at our table. We do not know the specifics of all of these intentions but we do know many were for problems of health, marriage, family, for those who have left the Church, as well as for many other problems and issues, as well as prayers of thanksgiving. Members of our Evangelization Group have been praying for your intentions the past few months.

We believe that prayers, especially those offered for others, are an important part of our evangelization effort. We would like to hear from you if you believe that our prayers, together with yours and others, have had a favorable effect. We would share these results, no names mentioned, with the rest of the parish as a witness to the power of prayer. We would also like to hear if you have any additional prayer requests.

Please give us your feedback via email to: , Subject: Evangelization Group Prayers or mail (anonymously if you wish) to: Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church, 41233 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights, MI, 48314, Attn: Evangelization Committee Prayers.

The Evangelization Group plans on having a prayer request table at all of our significant parish events and we look forward to your future prayer requests.

"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am in the midst of them."

Right to Life-LIFESPAN

Dear Parish Family & Visitors: I was truly amazed at the outpouring of generosity you showed to the volunteers by participating in the Mother's Day Carnation project for Right to Life-LIFESPAN, the pro-life organization that has been educating and serving the Metro Detroit area for 45 years. Your monetary donations will help the organization continue its Life-saving work in the coming year!

I apologize that the flowers ran out with the 1:30PM Holy Mass and we didn't have enough to cover the 8:30PM Holy Mass. Next year, I'll be sure to order more to cover the last Holy Mass on Mother's Day.

Thank you to Fr. Ben, our beloved pastor, for all the support he continues to give to the unborn and their mommies! And, thank you, volunteers, for taking your time to offer the flowers after the Holy Masses on Saturday and Sunday!

A special thanks to Sebastian Abate for all the extra time he took in getting the flowers ready (picking up the flowers, cutting the stems, and putting the "Thanks Mom for Life" tags on them, plus helping out with the 4:00P Saturday Holy Mass)!

May you all enjoy an awesome Pentecost Sunday,  Lynn Gura, Pro-Life Ministry

Summer Musical—"The Sailor’s Bible"  All children, ages 6-13, are invited to participate in the 7th annual Children’s Summer Musical titled The Sailor’s Bible by Tom Long and Allen Pote. Practices will take place at Ss. Cyril’s on Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:00—8:00PM) beginning in June. Performances will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 & 12. If you are interested or would like more info, please contact Megan Wolf, or (586) 854-3934 Materials will be pre-ordered so please sign up soon

Parish Festival … Open Positions We are in need of a Chairperson for the Water & Pop Station under the big tent. This is a great opportunity for becoming involved in our Festival. Also, we are in need of a volunteer official Photographer for the Festival. Have camera, Will travel. If you are interested or if you have questions, please call: John F, (248) 606-8636 or Jim S, (586) 321-4487

Archdiocesan Catholic Services Appeal (CSA) has begun. Please be sure to pick up your pledge card by the bulletin board. The Archdiocese has set a goal for our parish of $158,945.


The Archdiocese of Detroit states that no CSA dollars have ever been, or ever will be, used to settle claims of any nature against the AOD or to support projects out the AOD, other than certain national collections of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. If we exceed our target, any excess will be returned directly to our parish. If we do not meet the target, the shortfall will be taken from our parish funds. Please prayerfully consider how you can help further the 110 ministries funded by the CSA, and consider making the most generous gift possible given your other financial obligations. Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. More information is available at  and brochures are also available in the vestibule. Questions: Suzanne Navarre, (586) 726-6911 ext. 104 

Apologetics Conference CDs / DVDs CDs, MP3s, DVDs and Blu-Rays are now available for the Apologetics Conference that took place in January with Fr. Ben Luedtke, Tim Staples, Gary Michuta, Marcus Grodi & Stephen Ray. Stop in the Parish Office on weekdays from 10:00AM—5:30PM if you would like to purchase an item:

CD Set-$10 * MP3-$10 * DVD-$15 * Blu-Ray-$20

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:

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

Eucharistic Adoration  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  See Adoration 101

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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