All Souls Day Novena Begins Sunday, November 2!
Novena Mass Cards for All Souls Day are available after all Holy Masses on the weekends and in the Parish Office on weekdays from 10:00AM-5:30PM.
Fr. Luigi’s Remaining Weekend Holy Mass Schedule:
Saturday, October 18—4:00PM Sunday, October 19—9:30AM
Catechism CornerCatechism begins at 6:15PM and ends at 7:30PM, so please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child.
Please watch your speed in and around the church parking lots. We have many little students and at any time one could dart in front of your vehicle!
We have many eyes watching our precious children but you know how fast something can change. Please maintain a speed limit no higher than 10MPH. Even at this speed, your reaction time might not be fast enough. We do not want anything to happen to anyone. So parents, please do your part and do not let your children wander our parking area unsupervised. Students should remain on sidewalks while waiting to be picked up. Students crossing from the Activity Center to the church should use the crosswalk on the north east corner to the church grounds.
Wednesday, October 22, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
Wednesday, October 29, at 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction- K, 1, 2 & 3
Questions, please contact: Directors of Religious Education: Paul or Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212
Catechism Cancelation Notification
It is your responsibility to check if class has been cancelled. You can check our website. It would say “classes cancelled” a decision will be made by 1:00pm day of classes. Normally it says “No Closures” Please look for this before you need it. Also See Safety Concerns, Guidelines for a sick Child here
YOLO Young Adult Ministry Kick-Offmark your calendar as we are hosting a Game Night on Friday, October 24, from 7:00PM—10:00PM.
Lastly, November will be focused on Theology of the Body so stay tuned for details! If you are a young adult and interested in being a part of this ministry please contact information below with any questions!
Please NOTE: There will be no meeting on Friday, October 31, as it is Halloween.
On Friday, November 7,will be focused on the Theology of the Body so stay tuned for details!
Also, we are looking for young adult volunteers to help in five different areas: planning, outreach, hospitality, prayer, and environment. If one of these areas is something you are interested in or would you like to know more about, For more information on our group or any of our events, please contact: Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com
Annual Salad LuncheonOctober 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 email@example.com
EDGE Youth Ministry Monday, October 206:15-8:30PM. Edge Night #5: "MASS - Intercepted by the Enemy" This night focuses on identifying and eliminating things that distract during prayer. Questions about EDGE: Alexandria Lewis, (317) 331-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Teen High School MinistryMonday, October 20, 6:15-9:00PM This night is part of our semester on Sacred Scripture. We will be learning about the different ways to read Scripture, also called the different senses of Scripture (literal sense, allegorical sense). This will help the teens to better understand Scripture and how it applies to their lives. The night will include a meal, activity, interactive teaching and prayer.
ATTENTION PARENTS! Substance Abuse Night: Paul Ray–Substance Abuse Testimony for Parents/Adults. Paul Ray gave his testimony on substance abuse to the high school teens.
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Registration Open: 1st Annual Fall Retreat, "Brick" November 14-16 at Echo Grove Retreat Center (Leonard, MI)
Theme/Goal:To "re-propose" the Good News so that the teens are able to enter into a deeper relationship with Christ as their Savior. Teens will be challenged to recognize their need for Christ and will be called to put all their hope firmly in Him.
Registration:Form & $100 must be turned in by Friday, October 31. Forms available in the Parish Office and on our Facebook page. "Timeline" Bible Study Series Wednesdays, October 8, 15, 22, 29 from 6:30-8:30PM @ Biggby Coffee (8771 Hall Rd, Utica)
For the Fall Life Nights,
Wednesdays, October 22, 29 from 6:30-8:00PM at Biggby Coffee (8771 Hall Rd, Utica,we are diving into Sacred Scripture. This bible study series will take the teens deeper and give them the big picture of salvation history, from Genesis to Revelation. Bible study will include video and discussion, and will be co-hosted by Deacon Joe Hulway. For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook: "Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry" Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator, Jordan Langbeen, firstname.lastname@example.org (586) 943-1722
Ss. Cyril’s Book ClubOn May 5, 1995, something extraordinary happened to Dr. Gloria Polo Ortiz, a dentist from Bogota Columbia. She was taking shelter from a storm with her nephew, when both of them were struck by lightning. What happened to her afterwards was a miracle which led to her conversion and a life of abandonment to the will of God. She now tells her story in many different countries around the world, and has the approval of her diocese in Bogota, Colombia, and her spiritual director. Her testimony is an inspiration for all of us, and will increase our faith in Christ Jesus and His Holy Catholic Church.
St. Cyril's Book Club will meet onMonday, October 20, at 7:00PM in room 112. We will be reading: "Struck By Lightning" by Dr. Gloria Polo. This book is available on spiritdaily.com. Faith At Work Catholic Book Store may also be able to order it: (248) 250-9216. Gina Smak
Festival Wrap-Up MeetingEveryone is invited to attend our Parish Festival Wrap-up Meeting on Tuesday, October 21, at 7:00PM in the Overflow Room. Final results of the 2014 Festival and preliminary planning for 2015 will take place at this meeting
Midwest Apologetics Conference Planning Internationally-renowned Apologists TIM STAPLES (Catholic Answers), STEVE RAY, MARCUS GRODI and GARY MICHUTA are the highlight speakers at the 2nd Annual Midwest Apologetics Conference (MAC II) that takes place on Saturday, January 24, 2015!
Our next conference planning meeting will take place onWednesday, October 22, at 8:00PM in Room 117. Everyone is invited to help plan this exciting event! For information, please contact: Steven Piskorowski, (586) 883-3093
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Meetings
Wednesday Afternoon * October 22 in Room #113 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM. Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 orHelen, (586) 469-3181.
Friday Evening * October 24 in Room #113 from 8:30PM—10:00PM. Ryan, (248) 941-3994 or Laurie, (586) 216-1516
Senior Clubwill meet in the Father Mikus Hall this Thursday, October 23, after the 9:00AM Holy Mass. Please brown bag.
Evangelization Groupwill meet on Thursday, October 23, at 8:00PM (after the 7:00PM Holy Mass) in Room #114. The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and establish evangelization goals for our parish. All are welcome. Deacon Joe
Costume Dance and Game NightHigh school and college age students (14-20 years old) are invited to attend a Costume Dance & Game Night on Friday, October 24. The evening begins at 7:00PM and includes pizza and pop for $7 per person. Please bring your own games! Only costumes in good taste will be admitted. No violent, gory, revealing or offensive outfits. Attendees wearing inappropriate attire will not be allowed in. Chaperones are desperately needed. Please contact Mary Hale, (586) 773-8261
"Life—A Spiritual Battlefield—How to Win"CANCELLED Saturday, October 25. Rev. Christopher Crotty, C.P.M., is an ordinary priest with extraordinary spiritual gifts. Through the intercession of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, he has brought countless people to healing of mind, body, and spirit.
Quilt MinistrySaturday, October 25, at 10:00AM. We have a huge supply of beautiful fabric and are in need of some additional members to assist in sewing Quilt Tops. If you have ever thought of stopping by to see what the Quilt Ministry is all about, now is an excellent time to check us out. Winter is fast approaching and the demand for the warmth and comfort of one of our Quilts will be increasing. Perform a Corporal Work of Mercy without spending any money and also join wonderful women in the Parish who have been working on Charity Quilts for the past six years. Any questions, call Kay, (586) 752-7991
Knights of Columbus, we are a band of brothers, a network of men around the world dedicated to doing good in the service of God and our neighbor. The Knights of Columbus is not just a fraternity in name. It is a brotherhood of Catholic men, each play a part in improving the world around them, one community at a time. We stand together in faith, dedicated to uphold the principles we cherish while lending our support and strength to parish, home and fellow Knight.
These invitational events are a prelude to a unique opportunity for the men of our parish. The K of C-Saint Nicholas Council will host a Major Degree Ceremony at Ss. Cyril & Methodius onSaturday October 25.
If you have ever thought about joining our Order, now is the time. If you are a first or second degree knight and would like to advance to the third degree, now is the time.
A man wishing to join the Knights will be able to advance through the first, second and third degrees of our all in one morning. You will arrive as a candidate and leave as a full Knight. To take advantage of this program, please visit our informational table or callTom Starynchak, (586) 489-8661.
Children’s Choirhas begun and all who are interested please come to the next rehearsal in the Music Room #119. We practice every Sunday after the 9:30AM Holy Mass and our first performance will be Sunday, October 26, at the 9:30AM Holy Mass. *The Children’s Choir will also sing on All Saints Day, Saturday, November 1, at the 4:00PM Holy Mass.* If you have questions regarding the Children’s Choir: Bethany Cabrera, email@example.com
Ministry FairSs. Cyril & Methodius is a growing and thriving parish. However, with our tremendous growth, it is difficult for everyone to stay informed about all the great activities that take place here. This is a fantastic time to come and join us on Sunday, October 26, immediately following the 9:30AM Holy Mass in the Fr. Mikus Social Hall for coffee & bagels. You will be greeted by friendly parishioners who will be available to explain what their ministry is involved with. At this event, members from more than 60 parish ministries will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding Prayer Ministries, Parish Ministries, Youth Ministries, Homeschooling Activities, Slovak Heritage and Other Apostolates. It will be a PERFECT opportunity to learn about all of the interesting parish ministries and devotional activities that are available to you and how you can get involved. This is a chance to find out how you can join and share your God-given talents to "advance the Church’s unity, life and mission!" If you have any questions please call: Alice Tocco, (586) 752-7282 or Sandi Brady, (248) 373-3505
Life Insurance InformationBranch 743 of the First Catholic Slovak Union will hold a ten minute Informational Seminar in the Heritage Room on Sunday, October 26, at 12:45PM and 1:00PM, following the 11:30AM Slovak Holy Mass
St. Monica Sodality Holy MassSunday, October 26, at 1:30PM. .
Marriage Reflection Groupwith guest speaker Catherine M. Lanni on Thursday, October 30, from 7:00PM—9:30PM in the Activity Center.
Catherine is a gifted speaker and the founder of The Servants of Jesus of The Divine Mercy in Clinton Township, Michigan. In 1986, Catherine was miraculously healed through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary while on her deathbed, after giving birth to her youngest daughter. She made a promise that she would dosomething "good" for God (in return). In 1992, Jesus Christ appeared to Catherine and asked for "a total healing of every strata of the Church." Catherine has dedicated her life to spreading the message of The Divine Mercy. She is dynamic yet humble, spiritual, yet grounded. A wife of 38 years, a proud mother of three, grandmother of nine, and a woman who has been face to face with Jesus Christ, Catherine M. Lanni is sure to inspire you with her passion for The Divine Mercy and this ministry.
If you are interested in attending this special evening, please RSVP by October 27 to:Gabriella Stegner, (586) 992-8967
All Saints’ Day Children’s PartyOur annual All Saints’ Day Party takes place on Saturday, November 1, beginning with a Children’s Holy Mass at 4:00PM. 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 a night of 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 before leaving the party.
Additionally, we will need volunteers over the age of 12 during the party for games and for clean-up after the party. Also, we are asking for nut-free candy and unfrosted cupcake donations. Questions:Keri Meteer, (586) 202-3237 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosary Society meetingwill take place on Saturday, November 1, in the Father Mikus Hall after the 9:00AM Holy Mass and Rosary. Come and enjoy friendship, snacks and discussion about the Salad Luncheon and our Christmas Luncheon. We hope you can join us. All are welcome over the age of 18.
Northland Family Planning Prayer NewsThe next Pro-Life prayer event at Northland Family Planning Clinic takes place on Saturday, November 1 (All Saints Day). We can, and should, invoke the help of the Saints in all the events of life, especially in our struggles. May Our Blessed Mother, St. Maximilian Kolbe (patron of the pro-life movement) and St. Gianna Molla (patron of mothers and unborn children) pray for us and guide us! Prayer begins outside the clinic (located at 3810 17 Mile Road - just west of Ryan Road) at 11:30AM and should last about an hour.
Weekday prayer also takes place at the clinic on Mondays at 8:45AM and on Friday's at 7:45AM. See the Northland Family Planning flier on the church bulletin board for other weekday prayer info. Questions: ContactAnne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-568
November is All Souls’ month. In Christian charity and love, we pray for the Holy Souls in Purgatory and offer Masses for the relief of their suffering. We especially remember our dearly departed relatives and friends. For this reason, you are invited to list the names of your loved ones in our Remembrance Book, which will be placed in the vestibule this week.
MEMORIAL MASS & SERVICE:Sunday, November 2, 2014, 1:30 PM For our deceased parishioners’ family and friends November 2013 – October 2014 Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord
Memorial Display Board
In mid-October a memorial board for the above deceased of our parish will be displayed in the vestibule. If you would like to provide a photo for the board, please mail or bring it to the church office no later than Friday, October 31. Please indicate on the envelope that it is a picture for the memorial board, and put the name of the deceased on the back of the picture. Please Note: photos should be 4x6 in size and copies only! The photos may have to be trimmed, and we are not able to return originals. As we did last year, we will have a separate board for pictures or mementos of family and friends who are not included on the Memorial Board. You may post your pictures on this board collage-style.
Art & Craft Show Hosted at Ss. Cyril & MethodiusCalling all Artisans and Crafters for an Art and Craft Show to be held at Ss. Cyril & Methodius on Saturday, November 15, from 9:00AM–4:00PM. Start now to make/prepare items to sell. To reserve a table or for questions, call: Chris, (586) 752-4332 or email email@example.com
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
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, callBecky Bueche, (586) 781-4635 or write firstname.lastname@example.org
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