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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.

 

Remembering Our Beloved Deceased * Memorial Mass * NEXT Sunday, November 2

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 is located in the vestibule.

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, Edward Frazho, Sr. Barbara Brys, James M. Megel, Henry C. Bardy, Mary M. Schwarz, Marie Korenek, Emilia Schwarz, Frances E. Openchowski, Phyllis Edwards, Henry T. Wiegers, Paul J. Kozlowski, Bill Manfredo, Vincenzo Randazzo, Esther Rosenkranz, Christine T. Dzon, Adela C. Madrazo, Alojz Krajcirovic, Eleanor A. Gietzen, Eleanor G. Plec, Susan M. Ruth, Eva M. Maiuri, Michael A. DeFillippo, Fr. Valentine Gattari, Robert G. Nowak, Jr., Filomena D’Onofrio, Ludmila Bucko

Listed above are the names of our dearly departed parishioners and friends who entered Eternal Life during the past year. Family, friends, and fellow parishioners are invited to the Memorial Mass and Service to be held for their intentions.

Memorial Display Board, A memorial board for the above deceased of our parish is 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 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. We also 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. Sincerely, Joyce Conroy, Bereavement Ministry, (586) 795-0661


Catechism Corner   Catechism 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!

Mandatory Service Hours for Confirmandi: Missal covering on Friday, November 7, 6:00—9:00PM in Father Mikus Hall

Class/Benediction Schedule:

Wednesday, November 5, 6:15PM: Class for all. Benediction for 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 Grades

Wednesday, November 12, 6:15PM: Class for All. Benediction for K, 1, 2 & 3 Grades

Wednesday, November 19, 6:15PM: Class for 2nd & 8th grades only

Wednesday, November 26: NO CLASS - Happy Thanksgiving!

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


All Saints’ Day Children’s Party Our 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 meteers5@yahoo.com 


Rosary Society meeting will 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 News The 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: Contact Anne 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

Edward Frazho, Sr. Barbara Brys, James M. Megel, Henry C. Bardy, Mary M. Schwarz, Marie Korenek

Emilia Schwarz, Frances E. Openchowski, Phyllis Edwards, Henry T. Wiegers, Paul J. Kozlowski

Bill Manfredo, Vincenzo Randazzo, Esther Rosenkranz, Christine T. Dzon, Adela C. Madrazo

Alojz Krajcirovic, Eleanor A. Gietzen, Eleanor G. Plec, Susan M. Ruth, Eva M. Maiuri, Michael A. DeFillippo

Fr. Valentine Gattari, Robert G. Nowak, Jr., Filomena D’Onofrio, Ludmila Bucko

Listed above are the names of our dearly departed parishioners and friends who entered Eternal Life during the past year. Family, friends, and fellow parishioners are invited to the Memorial Mass and Service to be held for their intentions.

Sincerely, Joyce Conroy, Bereavement Ministry, (586) 795-0661

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.


Fellowship after the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Mass on November 2, hosted by the Junior Sarisan Dancers. Come and enjoy coffee, bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones. More info: Mary Richards, (586) 323-4037


Life Teen High School Ministry   Monday, November 3, 6:15-9:00 PM "Piece It Together: An Overview of the Old Testament"

This is another night in our Scripture series. We will explore the Old Testament to discover how it tells God’s story and why it has so much meaning for our lives. Our night includes a meal, activity, dynamic teaching, and a very awesome form of prayer called "Lectio Divina".

There will be NO LIFE NIGHT on NOVEMBER 10. Instead, teens are invited to attend the Thirsting Concert, hosted at our very own parish!

"Timeline" Bible Study Series Continues!  6:30-8:00PM running all Wednesdays October - November (except for November 26) Biggby Coffee (8771 Hall Rd, Utica)

For the Fall Life Nights, we are diving into Sacred Scripture. This Bible Study Series will take the teens deeper and give them the big picture of salvation history. Bible study will include video and discussion, and will be co-hosted by Jordan Langbeen & 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, jordan.langbeen@gmail.com,  (586) 943-1722


EDGE Youth Ministry  Monday, November 3, 6:15-8:30PM EDGE Night #7 - "The Secret Weapon"

Pick up and drop off your teen(s) at the Activity Center

This EDGE night will be about the power of the Eucharist and how it is the source of an active prayer life.

Please NOTE: After November, ALL EDGE Nights will begin with Holy Mass in the main church and end in the Activity Center at 9:00PM. EDGE Edge will be off November 10—24 for "The Thirsting" Concert (see page 3), Parish Mission, and Thanksgiving.

EDGE Night #8 - "Across Enemy Lines" Monday, December 1, 6:15—9:00PM This EDGE Night teens will explore the mystery of the Incarnation and how to celebrate Advent.

Questions about EDGE: Alexandria Lewis (317) 331-4772 or edgecyril678@gmail.com


 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 on Wednesday, November 5, at 8:00PM in Room 117. Everyone is invited to help plan this exciting event! For information, please contact: Steven Piskorowski, (586) 883-3093


St. Raphael Healthy Ministry invites you to attend a presentation on Holiday Healthy Eating Tips on Thursday, November 6. St. John Providence Hospital Dietary Department will present tips on keeping the pounds off, recipes, samples and more. Welcome Time: 6:30PM, Presentation: 7:00PM in Room #117


K of C Council & Assembly Memorial Mass Holy Mass will celebrated on Thursday, November 6, at 7:00PM in memory of all deceased members of our Knights of Columbus council and assembly. After Holy Mass a roll of deceased will be read. Father Joseph Sekere, previous Pastor of Holy Family Parish, our Sister Parish in Tanzania and brother Knight, will celebrate the Holy Mass. Refreshments will be served after Mass. All are invited.

Congratulations to Father Ben Kosnac and Father Joseph Sekere on their advancement to third degree knighthood.

We thank Father Ben for his service to our Council as Chaplain. We welcome Father Joseph to our ranks.

Jim Jaczkowski, Chancellor, Saint Nicholas Council 7011


Home-school Band Program Thursday, November 6, at 7:00PM in Room 112. There will be an organizational meeting for a home school band program for all interested home-schooling parents. The band is open to all students from 4th grade and older. No musical experience is necessary, however, parents with a student that already plays an instrument are welcome, too. We will offer instruction by a professional music educator with 30+ years of teaching experience on all traditional band instruments. Any questions or need more information, please contact: John Reinhard at johnreinhard@hotmail.com


YOLO Young Adult Ministry Kick-Off  

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!

On Friday, November 7, for a night on Theology of the Body. It is a very important topic for our generation as there is a lack of understanding of one’s dignity in our culture. We strongly encourage you to come hear a teaching this night from a parishioner very familiar with the Church’s teaching on TOB, Bethane Cabrera. There will be 7:00PM Holy Mass (in the main church), benediction, followed by dinner, fellowship, and a great talk in the Activity Center.

Friday, November 14, we will take Theology of the Body even further and separate men and women into groups to talk more specifically to our identity as men and women.

Please Note: There will not be a meeting on November 21 because of the Parish Mission. We strongly encourage you to participate (see page 6).

Lastly, on Friday, November 28, we will host a Young Adult Dance starting at 7:00PM. All proceeds will benefit "Image of God" crisis pregnancy center in Detroit

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


St. Joseph’s Adoptive Parents Support Please considering joining the St. Joseph Adoptive Parent Support Group if you have been blessed to grow your family through adoption or are interested learning about the process. We provide a safe and confidential environment to offer emotional and prayer support. We will meet in the Heritage Room following the 9:30AM Holy Mass on Sunday, November 9. If you have any questions, please contact: Denise Strasz, (586) 764-6263 or denise.strasz@me.com


Altar Boy Meeting for ages 10 years and younger. Older altar boys are welcome to also attend to assist with training. The meeting will be held on Friday, November 14, from 6:30—7:30PM. I am looking forward to seeing as many of you as is possible! If you are not on the altar boy e-mail list and want to be, please send your e-mail to me. If you have any questions, please contact: Jeff Gura, (248) 340-2400 or guras4life@cavtel.net   


Art & Craft Show Hosted at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Calling 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 kelcrafts12@gmail.com


Pancake Breakfast Men’s Club, assisted by the Junior Sarisan, will host another great Pancake Breakfast in the Fr. Mikus Hall on Sunday, November 16, after the 7:30AM, 9:30AM and 11:30AM Holy Masses. Menu includes: Pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, potatoes, toast, orange juice and coffee.

Due to the continued rise in food prices over the last several years, Breakfast prices have been changed to: Children (12 and under): $4, Adults (over 12 years old): $6, Family Max: $25.


Parish Mission: "The Healing of Families"  November 16-21 By: Fr. Yozefu-B. Ssemakula

Why Attend "The Healing of Families" Seminar?

Have you prayed for years for healing of your family and nothing has happened?

Learn this form of prayer that is effective for those stubborn personal and family problems.

Through your participation, experience family-wide relief and healing of spiritual, physical, and emotional problems.

"Redeem" your relationships and change the course of your family’s history.

Schedule: November 16 - 21 Seminar Topics:  Our Image of God, Our Free Will, The 5 Cardinal Points, The 4 Access Points, Scripture, Christ Our Way Out, The Prayer Process, Training

Sunday, November 16: 3:30 – 6:30pm Session

Monday – Friday, November 17-21: 5:30pm Holy Mass 6:30 – 10:30pm: Session with Small Breaks

Prayer process will be taught and held on Friday from 8.30 to 11:00PM


Investiture of the Miraculous Medal On November 27, 1830, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Sister Catherine Labouré and left a concrete sign, the Miraculous Medal. This medal signifies her maternal love for us, and serves as her invitation to assist her in building the Kingdom of God. She told St. Catherine: "Have a medal made based on this model. Graces will be abundant for all those who wear it with confidence." And she said, "come to the foot of the altar. Graces will be shed on all, great and small, especially upon those who seek for them."

We face major challenges today when national governments attack life, family and religious freedom. Many attack our beliefs and Christians are persecuted and martyred in many countries. We have to turn to Our Immaculate Mother Mary, to wear her Miraculous Medal, and to spread devotion to Our Lady, who brings Jesus Christ to the world.

On November 22, there will be a solemn ceremony of investiture of the Miraculous Medal, during which the Church blesses the medal with solemn prayers and invests it upon the shoulders of the candidate who according to Holy Mary’s promise will thereby "receive great graces."

Preparation for the investiture: Novena from November 13 to 21, 2014. Confession at least 2 weeks before the date Enrollment Deadline November 14, 2014

A packet containing the Novena, miraculous medal and the blue ribbon will be available at the Parish Office. A small free will donation for the packet is appreciated.

If you wish to be conferred or if you have any questions, please contact: Donna Mazurkievicz, (586) 268-4235 or Susan Schoenstein, (248) 652-2856

We need your contact information so we can form a company of prayer warriors whom we can quickly contact via internet if possible when the need arises. We will keep your information confidential. Please watch the bulletin board for more details.


A Holy Mass & Celebration of Fr. John’s 10th Anniversary of Ordination will take place on Sunday, November 23.

The 9:30AM & 11:30AM Holy Masses will be combined and Mass will take place at 10:00AM.

A Reception will take place in the Fr. Mikus Hall immediately following the Holy Mass.

All parishioners and friends are welcome to attend! Everyone is asked to participate in the Reception by bringing either cold Finger Foods or Desserts on a disposable platter to the Father Mikus Hall beginning at 7:00AM on November 23.

If you would like to help before, during or after the Reception, please sign up on the sheets in the vestibule or call the Parish Office at (586) 726-6911


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 Thursdays

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, call Becky Bueche, (586) 781-4635 or write bueche@fettesmfg.com 


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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