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$5,000 1st Prize: Geraldine Stelzer, Ticket
YOLO—Young Adult Ministry Attention: Young Adult Men & Women (18-35 years old)!
We are happy to announce open registration for our camping trip that begins onFriday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21. There will be a (Cabin) camping trip hosted at Camp Sancta Maria in Gaylord, MI. Carpools are available—see registration form.
The theme is "Finding the Joy in Knowing God." This is agreat 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 7:00PM—10:00PM so keep your schedules free.
For more information on our group or any of these events, please contact:Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers MeetingsThe Wednesday afternoon meeting will be on August 27 in Room #113 from 1:00PM—3:00PM. For more information, please call: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181
The Friday evening meeting will be onAugust 29 in Room #113 from 8:30PM—10:00PM. (Note time change.)
For more information, please call: Ryan, (248) 941-3994 orLaurie, (586) 216-1516
Last "Park Night" of the SummerWednesday, August 27
Outdoor fun includes soccer, volleyball, basketball, lawn games and board games—there’s something for every high school teen! This will be our last "Park Night" before our regular Life Nights kick off in September.
Time and Location: 6:00PM—8:00PM at Whispering Woods Park (Utica).
Parents: Mark your Calendar for "Parent Night" on Monday, September 8
Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator,Jordan Langbeen, firstname.lastname@example.org , (586) 943-1722
Our participation at the Youth Conference in Steubenville 2014.
ABOUT EDGE (Flyer)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, email@example.com
Life Teen: High School MinistryAnd EDGE Ministry
EDGE & Life Teen Parents * September 8EDGE 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.
Parents: Please mark your calendar and join us onMonday, September 8, from 7:00-8:00PM in the South Hall -- we need your support and involvement!
EDGE Contact: Alexandria Lewis, (317) 331-4772 / Life Teen Contact: Jordan Langbeen, (586) 943-1711
$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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for supporting and believing in our ministry to teens!
Jordan Langbeen, High School Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator: (586) 943 1722, email@example.com
Alex Lewis, Middle School Youth Minister & EDGE Coordinator: (317) 331-4772, firstname.lastname@example.org
See us now on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SSCyrilandMethodiusLifeTeenMinistry See Life Teen Video here http://youtu.be/6ZWVJuAnMJM
Senior Clubwill meet in the Father Mikus Hall this Thursday, August 28, after the 9:00AM Holy Mass. Please brown bag. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome.
RCIA Program (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)Please advise your non-Catholic or non-practicing Catholic friends or family who are interested in learning more about the Catholic Faith that our next series of RCIA Classes will start on August 28. Classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 7:00—9:00PM in Room 114 and continue until the Easter Vigil next year. For more information about the program, please contact: Terry North, (586) 463-2649 or email@example.com
Knights of Columbus Corporate Communion All St. Nicholas Council Knights and their families are invited to attend the Corporate Communion that will take place on Sunday, August 31, at the 1:30PM Holy Mass. Immediately following Holy Mass, Knights and their families are invited for coffee and donuts in the Heritage Room.
Knights and family are requested to arrive at 1:15PM to participate in the procession at the start of Holy Mass.
If you are interested in joining this Catholic Order, please contact Tom Starynchak, (586) 489-8661 for membership. information.
U. S. Flag Retirement CeremonyThe Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus is conducting a U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony on Tuesday, September 2, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius in the back parking lot We are collecting unserviceable U.S. Flags for the Ceremony. If you have an unserviceable U.S. Flag, you may place it in the designated receptacle in the Coat Room off the Vestibule. This year’s Ceremony will be accompanied by a small fire work display sponsored by Phantom Fireworks of Sterling Heights
Rosary Society MeetingOur September 6th Rosary Society Meeting will be replaced by our Divine Mercy Retreat at the Divine Mercy Center, 33826 Beaconsfield in Clinton Township. You may arrive at 8:00AM. Confessions will be heard by Fr. Ben at 8:30AM and the Holy Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Ben at 9:00AM. We will then recite the Rosary, followed by meditation time and a talk by Catherine Lanni. There will be a light brunch, prayer ministry and time for the gift shop. This retreat is open to the public so all are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there.
Holy Trinity ApostolateWe will meet to plan the Lenten Symposium on September 8 at 5:30PM in the Overflow Room. Please come and help us with the event. The Most Holy Trinity has blessed us with wonderful volunteers. It would be great to see new faces to help build the Body of Christ! The Archbishop of Detroit will be opening the program with Holy Mass on March 14, 2015. Barbara Middleton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Midwest Apologetics Conference PlanningInternationally-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 10, at 8:00PM. Everyone is invited to help plan this exciting event!
Catechism CornerWe’re sorry to see summer coming to an end but we are looking forward to seeing all the Religious Education Families on Wednesday, September 10, at 6:15PM for our first week of catechism. This first week tends to be a little hectic, so we will try to have additional volunteers to direct families to their teachers and classrooms. We will begin posting class lists with room locations in the church vestibule a week or two prior to September 10 to help alleviate congestion in the hallways. Please watch for these lists so that you will know where to take your child the first night. 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 3 at 6:15PM: Meeting for teachers, aides & subs (You will receive your classroom assignments and books.)
Wednesday, September 10 at 6:15PM: Class for all
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 contactPaul 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 ExplainedJoin 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
Fall Blood Drivewill 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: www.redcross.org or: Sandi Brady, (248) 373-3505 or Alice Tocco, (586) 752-7282
Called & Gifted WorkshopWho 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
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
Regina Caeli Academyis 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: www.reginacaeliacademy.org or contact:Sue Scarchilli at (586) 268-6356 or email email@example.com
One lap is 12 minutes! Walking Togetheris 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. andVolunteers of St. Raphael Health Ministry
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
Ss. Cyril & Methodius Latin ScholaThe 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 NeededAttention 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!
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