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Lent Mass hours, Confession Information and all events during lent. See LENT EVENTS
Catechism Corner Catechism Schedule: Wednesday, March 12 at 6:15PM: Class for all/ Benediction for K, 1st, 2nd & 6th, 7th
Photographer NeededWe are still in need of a photographer for our: * Confirmation Mass on Saturday, April 26. at Noon
* May Crowning Mass on Sunday, May 4. at 10:00AM *First Holy Communion Mass on Saturday, May 10@Noon
If you have the talent and equipment to handle this, and would like to volunteer, please call:Paul or Carroll Schuller at (586) 254-9212
Save the Date …Registration for the 2014-2015 Catechism School Year is right around the corner. Registration dates are Wednesday, April 16, and Wednesday, April 23, in the Fr. Mikus Hall during class time. Fees are $50 per student with a family maximum of $150. Kindergarten and Special Needs Students are free. You must be a registered parishioner to enroll.
Class Cancellation Notification Policy It is your responsibility to check if class has been cancelled. You can check our website:http://www.saintcyrils.org. FLASH button has notification center OR Click the HTML button, in the upper left hand corner, just below events it would say "classes cancelled". A decision will be made by 1:00PM day of classes. Catechism Security Schedule
Lenten Fish DinnersFlyer Here Served on the Following Fridays in Lent: March 7, 21 & 28 and April 4 & 11 from 4:00PM-8:30PM.
Proceeds from the March 7 Dinner will support the Nicaragua Mission Group.
OurDinner Menu includes:
a.) 2-pcs Battered Cod or 6-pcs of Butterfly Shrimp or Popcorn Shrimp with fries or macaroni & cheese, coleslaw and roll ($7)
b.) *Salmon: Grilled or Blackened with rice, vegetable, coleslaw and roll ($9.50)
*Soda, Coffee & Tea come with all dinners
Families of Nazareth MovementMonday March 10th at 7:30PM in Room #115. We would like to extend an invitation to you to join us as we seek to encounter and more deeply experience God’s unconditional Love through Christ’s presence in the events of our daily lives.
What is the Families of Nazareth Movement?FNM is a world-wide Movement of lay people, religious and priests seeking God’s Merciful Love and responding to Pope John Paul II’s call to the New Evangelization. Founded in 1985 in Poland, it now has members in countries on every continent. The FNM exists within a diocesan structure and our activities occur mainly within the local parishes.
What is our Mission?To become aware of the truth about ourselves, so we can learn the truth about God. To come to trust and believe in God’s Merciful Love, we experience this through Communion of Life with Christ through Mary.
This spirituality shows all of us, regardless of our vocation in life, a way to respond to the call to holiness. Every way to holiness must be in imitation of Jesus Christ. Inspired by the Gospel, we try to imitate Jesus, who lived thirty years of his earthly life being educated by His Mother & St. Joseph as part of the Holy Family in Nazareth. As we travel this path, we learn to listen to the voice of God, as He speaks to us in many ways and in every day events. We are encouraged to adopt the attitude of the tax collector in the Bible so that we can receive the grace to see ourselves as God sees us. By teaching us to see every situation through the eyes of faith, this spirituality offers solutions for life’s problems. Along the way, we see that faith becomes a way of life. Rooted in the Catholic Church Tradition, this Spirituality draws much from the teachings of St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila and St. Thérése of the Child Jesus. This spirituality is straight-forward, it is deep and it is unique for our times. Study Group Contact:Gosia Purzycka, email@example.com or (248) 224-1245
Life Teen: High School MinistryMonday, March 10 6:15PM until 9:00PM.
Our Life Night (i.e. youth group meeting) includes a meal, fun, Christian community, a relevant message, and video with discussion. It is the sixth night in our Alpha series which will explore why and how do we read the Bible.
We Are Looking for Investors +Our mission is to lead teens to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. But we need investors who believe in us and will support our ministry. At this time, one concrete way you can invest in Life Teen is by supporting our March 21-23 Retreat:
* We need investors who will start daily praying for the teens attending the Life Teen retreat. 40 teens will be coming on this retreat—imagine if that many of them came back on fire for Christ and committed to proclaiming the Gospel! If you would like to become an "investor" through prayer, please contact Jordan so that we can count on your prayers!
* We need investors who will help with sponsoring the meals, travel and board for the priests and the 10+ leaders who will be coming on the retreat to serve the teens. The cost of sponsoring one leader is approximately $100. Any donations will be gladly received!
Biggby Bible Discussion: Wednesday March 12
7:30-9:00PM at Biggby Coffee in Utica (Hall Rd, east of Van Dyke)
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator,Jordan Langbeen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (586) 943-1722
See us now on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/SSCyrilandMethodiusLifeTeenMinistry
See Life Teen Video here http://youtu.be/6ZWVJuAnMJM
Festival Planning Kick-Off Meetingwill take place on Tuesday, March 11, at 7:00PM in the Overflow Room. Chairpersons please note and mark your calendar. A special invitation is extended to newcomers who would like to help make our 2014 Festival a success. Questions, please contact: John Fournier, email@example.com or (248) 410-5866
Rosary MakersWednesday, March 12, in Room #113 from 1:00-3:00PM.For more information, please call: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181
Senior Club will meet thisThursday March 13, after the 9:00AM Holy Mass. Please brown bag. Anyone over the age of 55 is welcome to join the Senior Club and see what is involved in our club.
Healing Massthis Thursday, March 13, at 7:00PM. Everyone is welcome
Esto Vir! (Latin for "Be a Man") GroupHerds of elephants have been observed to stop suddenly, perk up their ears, and change direction or speed. Research shows they are responding to "infrasound"—frequencies below the hearing threshold of men but pertinent communication for elephants. The Holy Spirit speaks to us in a similar fashion. When our souls stop and listen, we find loving guidance on our path to Holiness. Join the men of Esto Vir! as we walk this path together. Our next meeting is Thursday, March 13, at 8:00PM. "As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another" (Proverbs 27:17 NAB) Questions, please contact: Andrew Avery (248) 635-6498 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Adult MinistryAttention young adult men and women (18-35 years old)!
We would like to welcome you to our upcoming events in March. This Lent, YOLO will be offering aSaturday morning Bible Study from 10—11:30AM. The study will focus on trusting God through the trials of life.
OnFriday, March 21, join us for a night on ‘Bringing the Faith Alive’, focusing on how to share one’s faith during this Lenten Season. Stations of the Cross begin at 6:30PM at the Church, followed by Holy Mass at 7:00PM. Then we will head to the Activity Center for dinner and our evening on "Bringing the Faith Alive." Questions: Mary Giroux, email@example.com
Holy Trinity Apostolate (Update) We meet every Monday at 5:30PM in the Overflow Room to plan the 2014 Lenten Symposium.
Saturday, March 15, 2014, Holy Trinity Apostolate with host the 17th Annual Lenten Symposium - ‘The Light of Faith – Lumen Fidei’. See flyer here
Speaker will be The Most Reverend Timothy P. Broglio, J.C.D. / The Most Reverend Francis R. Reiss / Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness / Very Rev. Can. Miroslaw Król, S.T.L. / Richard Thompson / Sister M. Caterina / Sister Mary James / MC Vic Faust
LENTEN SYMPOSIUM‘The Light of Faith – Lumen Fidei’ * Saturday, March 15
Speaker Highlight: Reverend Miroslaw Krol / Topic: "The Light in the Darkness: Blessed John Paul II"
Rev. Miroslaw Krol was one of those young people inspired by a young pope with seemingly limitless energy. Krol said he was inspired to become a priest as a young man watching John Paul in the early years of his pa-pacy. Krol, a priest at Our Lady of Czestochowa in Harrison, is also president of the New Jersey division of the John Paul II Foundation and coordinator for the Polish Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Newark. A native of Poland, Krol credited the pope with sparking worldwide interest in Poland. The pope became a source of pride for the Polish, Krol said. He also gave his country hope during a difficult time when the Solidarity movement was protesting Soviet influence over Poland. "I always admired him and wanted to be a little like him," Krol said."One of his greatest achievements was bringing young people in touch with the pope." Krol was in Rome in 2000 for World Youth Day, where his group of 20 young adults were granted a private audience with the pope. Although some of the youth found it difficult to accept some of his teachings, Krol said they left feeling it was the greatest day of their lives, because they felt how much he cared for them. "He is John Paul the Great—history will definitely give him this title, the Great," Krol said.
Holy Trinity Apostolate Bake Sale
Holy Trinity Apostolate (HTA) is kindly asking parishioners of St. Cyrils to donate baked goods for the Lenten Symposium on March 15. All baked goods can be left at the Fr. Mikus Hall between the hours of 1:00-5:00PM on Friday, March 14, or 7:00- 8:00AM on Saturday, March 15. Please indicate the type/flavor of your donated good and if it contains any other special feature like "sugar free" on "contains nuts".
Questions:Ann Marie Meldrum, (586)677-9407 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or www.holytrinityapostolate.com
Parking Help Volunteers Needed for Lenten Symposium Please see sign up sheet in vestibule of church. Chairperson,Frank Moran, (586) 254-6534
Register Today * Symposium is in Two Weeks
Information:Maryann, (586) 731-3742
$40 per person; Youth: $15; Seminarians/no charge.
HTA: P.O. Box 7095; Sterling Heights., MI 48311-7095
Barbara Middleton, email@example.com
Youth Symposium (14-17 years) Saturday, March 15, 8AM—4PM
Where: Ss. Cyril & Methodius Activity Center
Msgr. Todd J. Lajiness, Rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary
Topic: "The Encounter that Transforms: Faith and Witness"
MC: Fr. John Simoneau
Cost: $15; includes a boxed lunch, ping pong and Tim Hawkins during Lunch Hour
Registration forms available by the statue of St. Michael and at: www.holytrinityapostolate.com
New Profoundly Catholic Books Ideal for LentMarch 15, 16 & 23 Michele Bottesi and Tony Yanik will have their new Lenten books available after the 6:00PM Holy Mass on Saturday, March 15, all Holy Masses on Sunday, March 16, and during the Fish Fry on Friday, March 23. Michele's book, Meditating on Christ's Passion, promises to draw readers into a more intimate, meaningful, and powerful relationship with the Lord. Tony's novel, Conversion!, relates the challenges a new priest faces when assigned to a liturgically errant parish and builds to a startling conclusion.
Michele and Tony are waiving both books' retail price of $16.95 as a gift to parishioners. Free-will offerings will be accepted to offset the cost of book production. Tony will be available to sign his book in the Parish Hall on Friday, March 23, during the Lenten Fish Fry.
Quilt Ministryis having a special Sew-a-Thon on Saturday, March 22, in the "Quilting" room in the Activity Center. This is open to anyone who wants to sew for a cause and also make this part of your Lenten Sacrifice. We have the fabric, so bring your portable machine and come join our assembly line to sew quilts for the needy. We will show you the steps and you will be surprised at how easy we make the projects. Questions, please call: Kay, (586) 752-7991
Rummage Sale Start cleaning your house and closets! The annual Rummage Sale will be theweek of March 24-28. Write it in on your calendars now; you won't want to miss it! As in past years, we will accept donations of: housewares, working small appliances, tools, working electronics, computers, TV's, clean clothing and bedding, knick knacks, sports equipment, baby items, books, furniture, decorations, crafts, etc. More information will follow. If you have any questions, please call: Redina Simon, (586) 677-1640
Silent Retreat for womenSaturday, March 29, Fr. Luigi Gabris will be spiritually directing a Silent Retreat for women of our parish. The Retreat will begin with Holy Mass at 9:00AM and Confessions following the Mass. Women are then asked to meet in Activity Center Chapel no later than 11:00AM for Father’s first talk. The Retreat will end at 3:00PM with the Divine Mercy Chapel.
Please bring a bagged lunch with your name on it, a notebook and a pen. No children please. Free-will donation will be taken.Please RSVP for this event by Monday, March 17, to: Gabriella Stegner, (586) 992-8967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
"The Bocelli of Slovakia" Marian BangoMarian Bango is an amazing performer who has been called "The Bocelli of Slovakia". Along with his wife Alexandra, who is also blind, the couple challenge public perceptions about what artists with handicaps can do. Despite their own personal challenges, they attain artistic excellence and reach out to others in need of support.
Marian Bango will perform the concert "Tribute to Humanity" at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church with his Canadian guest Anna Marrone (Soprano) onSunday, March 30, at 1:00PM. Tickets are available for $12 each in the Parish Office on weekdays from 10:00AM—5:00PM. Children under 15 are free.
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 email@example.com
Father Elemir J. Mikus
Ss. Cyril & Methodius Latin ScholaLooking For New Members The 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! For further information, please contact: Matt Simpson, (810) 614-4522, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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