Information Ministries/Meetings Legion of Mary, Calix, Eucharistic Adoration, 40 Days for Life, 33 Days to Morning Glory,
Easter Novena Begins Easter Monday, April 6:Our Easter Novena will begin on Easter Monday, April 6. Novena Mass Cards (shown on left) are for living or deceased relatives and friends and are avail-able in English and in Slovak for $10 each. Available after Masses on weekends or in the Parish Office on weekdays from 10AM—5PM.
The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most precious gift anyone can receive.
Lenten Fish Dinners Friday, March 6, 20, 27 4:00PM – 8:30PM
Fr. Mikus Hall * Dine-In or Carry-Out Questions: John Fournier, 248-606-8636
Catechism CornerCatechism begins at 6:15PM and ends at 7:30PM, so please arrive promptly to drop off and pick up your child.
Wednesday, March 4, at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Wednesday, March 11, at 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th
Wednesday, March 18, at 6:15PM: Class for 2nd & 8th graders only!NO Benediction
Saturday, March 21, at 10:00AM—2:30PM: Confirmation Retreat at Activity Center (Students arrive by 9:30AM for Robe Fittings)
Wednesday, March 25:No Class – Parrish Mission
Paul or Carroll Schuller, Directors of Religious Education (586) 254-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
EDGE Youth MinistryMonday, March 2 EDGE NIGHT: "Stations of the Cross" begins with Holy Mass in the main Church at 6:15PM and EDGE Night at Activity Center afterward until 9:00PM.
About the Night: During this night, teens will examine the Stations of the Cross. As well as doing traditional prayers, teens will discuss different stations, do meditations, scripture readings, and activities to help them grasp the love Christ poured out on the cross.
We are off on Monday, March 9, but will meet again on Monday, March 16, for Faith in Foreign Land
Join us next week for: Stations of the Cross.Questions about EDGE: Alexandria Lewis (317) 331-4772 or email@example.com
Life Teen High School MinistryMonday March 2 : Marriage and Celibacy, This is final night in our Theology of the Body series. This night will help teens to understand how the vocations of marriage, holy orders and the consecrated life all lead us to fulfillment. It will challenge them to discern their vocation and how they will offer their lives as a self-gift. Our evening begins with Holy Mass at 6:15PM, and the Life Night immediately follows until 9:00PM.
There will be NO LIFE NIGHTS on: March 9 (due to prior weekend Junior-Senior Retreat) March 16 (due to Rummage Sale), or March 23 (due to the Lenten Mission).
Fellowship GroupGo deeper in the topics that impact you as male/female, Create stronger brotherhood/sisterhood, be challenged to become the man/woman God has created you to be!
Who: High School Teens When:Tuesdays, February-March, 7:00—9:00PM (men and women alternate Tuesdays) Women’s Fellowship March 3 & 17 (No meeting March 24 due to Lenten Mission)
Men’s Fellowship March 10 & 31
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
Men’s Clubwill meet this Tuesday, March 3, at 7:00PM in the Overflow Room. All men are invited. Questions, please contact: John Fournier, (248) 606-8636
YOLO Young Adult MinistryFriday, March 6 Attention Young Men & Women: As Lent starts this week, we decided to change the pace of things with a Lenten series focused on Sacred Scripture and how it applies to our day-to-day lives. There will be five meetings in Lent, all of which will focus on a specific message that comes directly from Sacred Scripture. Each meeting will begin with 7:00PM Holy Mass in the main church, followed by dinner and discussion in the Activity Center. These five evenings are going to be focused on the following topics:
Friday, March 6: Spiritual Warfare (we each have our own demon);
Friday, March 13: No meeting but we encourage you to attend the Lenten Symposium the following day;
Friday, March 20: Homosexuality
Friday, March 27: True Suffering (pet peeves)
Good Friday, April 3 & Easter Friday, April 10: No meetings.
As scripture is the word of God and applies to each of us, this is a great opportunity to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ this Lent.Facebook page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com
Rosary Society Meetingwill be held after the Holy Mass and Rosary on Saturday, March 7. We love new members! We will be discussing the Rummage Sale and much more. Please join us for friendship, great snacks and planning for our exciting 2015 events. Everyone 18 years old and older are welcome to attend.
Northland Family Planning PrayerSaturday, March 7 Although the 40 Days for Life Campaign is currently taking place (see above), we are still having our monthly Pro-Life prayer and witness event at the Northland Family Planning Clinic on Saturday, March 7, at 11:30AM. The clinic (typically closed on Saturday) is located at 3810 17 Mile Rd, west of Ryan Rd. Prayer usually lasts 30-60 minutes, depending on weather conditions. Please join us this Lent in standing up for life! For more information or questions, please contact: Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-5683
Widows & Widowers Bereavement Support Widowed persons of all ages are encouraged to attend our bereavement support series to help deal with the emotions and other issues often experienced following the loss of a spouse. These sessions are facilitated by a trained member of Widowed Friends. Sessions take place on Sundays, March 8, 15 and 22 from 1:00—3:00PM. Free. Questions: Donna, (586) 781-6904
Roller Skating PartyMarch 16 Skate World of Troy, Sponsored by World Youth Day Pilgrims, 6:15—8:15PM. $5 per skater. Tickets available in Parish Office.
St. Cyril's Book Club"What a great favor God does to those He places in the company of good people!" (St. Teresa of Avila)
Come join us as we embark on a spiritual journey reading the Life of St. Teresa of Avila. St. Cyril's Book Club selection for March and April is:"St. Teresa of Avila" by Marcelle Auclaire. We will meet on Mondays, March 16, and April 20, at 7:00PM in Room 115. This book can be ordered on-line or from Faith@Work, (248) 250-9216.
I would also like to share with you that there is a free (e-book) autobiography available online: "The Life of St. Teresa of Jesus of the Order of Carmel, written by Herself". Download this book here Come join us.Gina Smak
Rummage Sale* SAVE THE DATES The annual Ss. Cyril & Methodius Rummage Sale will be the week of March 16 – 20. Write in on your calendars now; you won’t want to miss it! As in past years, we will accept donations of: house wares, working small appliances, tools, working electronics, computers, TV’s, clean clothing and bedding, knick knacks, sports equipment, baby items, books, furniture, decorations, crafts, jewelry, outdoor stuff, etc. If you can bring it in, we can sell it! Tax donation receipts will be available when you drop off your treasures.
Drop off dates will be Monday, and Tuesday, March 16 and 17 ONLY.More information will follow closer to the event. If you have any questions, please call Redina Simon (586) 212-0783.
"The Presence of God"A Parish Mission with Dominicans March 21—25 Fr. James Brent, O.P. & Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, MARCH 21 & 22: Dominican Preaching at Saturday Evening & All Sunday Holy Masses
MONDAY, MARCH 23: 7:00PM Holy Mass followed by Talk: "The Providence of God"
TUESDAY, MARCH 24: 7:00PM Holy Mass followed by Talk: "The Indwelling of God"
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25: 7:00PM Holy Mass followed by Parish Event: "A Eucharistic Encounter"
This extended period of Eucharistic Adoration includes a benediction for healing for each person and family that comes.
Confessions available daily from 10:00AM—12:00PM and 5:00PM—7:00PM.
40 Days for Life Campaign Runs Until Palm Sunday,March 29 Join during Lent in prayerful witness outside Northland Family Planning, 3810 17 Mile Rd., west of Ryan Rd. Ss. Cyril & Methodius has adopted all Mondays in Lent from 7:00AM—7:00PM. If you cannot attend, please pray for us during Mass or Eucharistic Adoration. Questions: Barb, (248) 703-3577 or Paul, (586) 242-1178
Blood Driveis during Holy Week on Monday, March 30 (same day as our "Big Confession Day"). The Blood Drive will take place from 1:00PM—6:45PM.
Consider:I Gave my Blood, Christ Gave His.
Gave a Pint, He Gave All.
The Needle is Sharp and Small,
The Nails were Large and Blunt.
The Bed is Soft and Restful,
The Cross was Rough and Painful.
The Nurses are Kind and Gentle,
The Soldiers were Cruel and Tough.
The American Red Cross’ blood supply is critically low. The schedule is now in the vestibule.Please sign up today on the schedule or call the Parish Office, (586) 726-6911, to sign up. 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. Questions:Sandi Brady, 586-726-6911 or Alice Tocco, 586-752-7282
VBS, 2015* Save the Dates * June 22—26 If you are interested in volunteering for VBS, please plan on taking "Protecting God's Children" Workshop before VBS begins (if you have not done so in the past).
Go to https://www.virtus.org/ and register now for the re-quired class. Also, please contactMoe Jones email@example.com to secure the position you would like to volunteer for. Stay posted for the first planning meeting! I am very excited about having another positive, faith-filled week with the children! Moe
Join us this Lent in prayerful witness outside Northland Family Planning, 3810 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Hts. Ss. Cyril & Methodius has adopted Mondays. Sign up at the Crusaders for Life table that will be in the vestibule on February 14 & 15 or go on-line to www.40DaysforLife.com/Sterling-Heights.
Pray for us during Mass or Eucharistic Adoration if your health doesn't permit a hour of prayer outside during Michigan winters.
Listen to Catholic Radio – AM 990 to be a more informed Catholic and join the New Evangelization
Our Reliance is on Prayer & Fasting to bring about a Culture of Life.
Questions, please call: Barb, (248) 703-3577 or Paul, (586) 242-1178
Total Consecration to Jesus thru MaryThe solemnity of the Annunciation on Wednesday, March 25, is quickly approaching. This is one of six solemnities/feast days St. Louis de Montfort’s consecration offered at Ss. Cyril and Methodius. (This is the Act of Consecration that changed Pope JP II’s spiritual journey.) If this is the anniversary of your Total Consecration, or you are interested in becoming consecrated to Jesus through Mary, I invite you to begin your 33-day preparation on February 20, using Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort, by Fr. Hugh Gillespie, SMM found in most Catholic book stores. The preparation period is broken up into four sections, each consisting of prayer, meditations, and reflections to guide you to your day of consecration or renewal. Through serious and prayerful preparation, Mary will lead you to a closer relationship to her Son day by day. The Act of Consecration will take place after the Noon Holy Mass on Thursday, March 26, due to Eucharistic Mission concluding on the March 25.
If you have any questions or would like to make your consecration and to register, please contact: Jenni Hulway, (586) 453-4580
"33 Days to Morning Glory"Class Begins February 19 Join us as we entrust ourselves to Jesus, through Mary using Fr. Michael Gaitley’s popular book and DVD program 33 Days to Morning Glory. We will take a journey into the beauty of Marian consecration using Fr. Gaitley’s reflections on the teachings of four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Saint Pope John Paul II. Fr. Gaitley has a unique way of making this devotion easy to grasp and simple to practice.
If you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time, or if you desire to deepen or renew your devotion to her, this is the perfect retreat to make!
Classes run from7:00PM—8:30PM beginning Thursday, February 19, through March 26, Rooms 112-113. Books will be available for only $2. If you are interested in purchasing a workbook package, they are available for a special price of $14.95. To participate or for more information, please contact: Mary Bann, firstname.lastname@example.org, (248) 459-8965
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
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.
In Order to Begin Perpetual Adoration, Adorers are Still Needed as Outlined Below
Hour of Day is Followed by the # of Adorers Still Needed:
We are still in need of just a few more Adorers. If you feel like God is asking you to sit with Him,
please email us at email@example.com or callJulie Varchetti at (586) 214-1825
*Designates no Adorers will be needed if Holy Mass will be celebrated
Monday:12-1AM (3) 1-2AM (2) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2)
Tuesday:12-1AM (2) 1-2AM (3) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2)
Wednesday:12-1AM (1) 1-2AM (2) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2)
Thursday:1-2AM (3) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (2) Friday: 1-2AM (2) 3-4AM (2)
Saturday:12-1AM (2) 1-2AM (2) 2-3AM (3) 3-4AM (3) 4-5AM (3)
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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