Wednesday, January 27, 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for K & 2nd
Wednesday, February 3, 6:15PM: Class for all & Benediction for 8th
Saturday, February 6: 7th Grade (Mandatory) Confirmation Retreat from 10:00AM—3:00PM (Fr. Mikus Hall)
Ash Wednesday, February 10, 6:15PM: CLASSES ONLY FOR 8th AND 2nd grades. No Class for pre-K, K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Wednesday, February 17: NO CLASS (Mid-Winter Break)
Saturday, February 20, 10:00AM—3:00PM: 8th Grade (Mandatory) Confirmation Retreat (Activity Center) This retreat is for the students only (no mentors or sponsors).
Wednesday, February 24: NO CLASS (Parish Mission)
Please pray for all our students especially those preparing for their sacraments. If you have any questions, please contact:
Paul or Carroll Schuller, DREs (586) 254-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Men’s Clubwill host another great Pancake Breakfast in the Fr. Mikus Hall next Sunday, January 24, after the 7:30AM, 9:30AM and 11:30AM Holy Masses.
Menu includes: freshly-made pancakes, fresh scram-bled eggs, baked red-skin potatoes, gravy & biscuits, sausage links, toast, orange juice and coffee.
Prices: Children (12 and under): $4 Adults (over 12 years old): $6 Family Max: $25
Questions: Dave Brockman, (248) 885-1190
St. Monica Sodalityinvites you to join us for Mass and prayers on Sunday, January 24, at 1:30PM. St. Paul reminds us that God constructed the body so that there may be no division, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another. If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy. Let us present our loved ones to God, hoping that everyone will be more open to His great gifts-especially the Church, the Sacraments and the people in our midst!
Edge Youth Ministry Monday, January 25, 7:00—8:45PM "Temptation of Comparison"
Summary of the night: Many times we are tempted to compare our talents and possessions to others instead of being grateful for the unique gifts, talents and opportunities that God has given us. During this night, we will focus on how to develop our own God-given talents, and learn to use them to build up the Kingdom and to encourage each other to be Saints.
February 1 – NO EDGE Night Feb. 8: "Unplugged-Effects of Technology on Prayer Life" February 15: "Commercial vs. Kingdom- Consumerism vs. the Call to Holiness
February 22: OFF for Parish Mission
February 29: "Sinning Safari-Responding to Temptation"
If you have any questions please feel free to contact: Alex Lewis, (317) 331-4772 or email@example.com
Life Teen High School Ministry Monday, January 25
Filled First: Receiving Mercy
This Life Night will be focused on the need to receive mercy into our own lives before we can be instruments of God’s mercy to others. This night will be the second in our Year of Mercy series. Testimonies and activities will help us break this message open. The Life Night is from 7:00-8:30PM and is open to all high school teens!
Dear Life Teen Parents: The snack time at the beginning of the Life Nights provides an opportunity for socializing and connecting for the teens before the formal part of the evening begins. Without parents’ help, we would not be able to provide this service to the teens which they do look forward to! If you have not had a chance to do so this year, we kindly ask that you make a donation to support the purchase of the food. To give you some idea, it costs on average $150 a Life Night to provide the hearty snacks. This semester we have around 14 Life Nights scheduled, so we need to raise approximately $2,100. Checks can be made payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius. Please indicate on the memo line: Life Night Food and turn it into the Parish Office. Thank you so much for your past and continued support of the Life Teen Food Ministry!
Questions regarding food: Anna Eusebio, firstname.lastname@example.org
For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook: "Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry"
Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator Jordan Langbeen, email@example.com, (586) 943-1722
UNDERSTANDING & PRAYING WITH PSALMS (Part II)Begins TUESDAY, JANUARY 26 * 7:00PM * Overflow Room
Psalms create one of the most interesting and variegated parts of the Bible. They have strongly influenced both liturgy and the theology of the Church throughout the centuries, as well as the personal faith and devotion of countless generations of individuals. In order to rediscover their beauty and relevance for all of us, the second series of talks and reflections about the Psalms will be offered on Tuesdays from mid-January through mid-March.
Each meeting will be dedicated to one particular Psalm, with the intent to explore the most varied and interesting Psalm-categories throughout the series’. While the presentations will be scholarly-based, they will show how a careful reading of the Psalms (and supporting biblical text) can nurture our faith. No specific textbook is required. Hand-outs will be provided but a notebook and Bible may be helpful, but not required. Fr. Libor
Dates for the Psalms Series: January 26, February 2, 9 & 16, March 1, 8 & 15.
Trail Life Troop 214 Calendar RemindersTuesday, January 26, 7:00PM Troop Meeting – Gallery & North Hall
Friday, January 29, 7:00PM Pinecar Weigh-In & Track Set-up – Gallery & North Hall
Saturday, January 30, 10:00AM: Pinecar Races – North Hall
Adventurer & Navigators: We have an upcoming Polar Bear Campout: February 19-21. Cost: $30/Trailmen * $15/Adults. Please sign up by the January 26 Troop Meeting.
If any parishioner or Trailmen family has questions: Mike Lawler: (248) 705-9681 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Jeff Freeman: (248) 703-2615 or email@example.com
Our Lady’s Rosary MakersThe Rosary Makers will meet on Wednesday afternoon, January 27, in Room #113 from 1:00PM—3:00PM. For more information, please contact: Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181
YOLO Young Adult MinistryJoin us this upcoming Friday, January 29, for a night on addiction. Paul Ray, a fellow parishioner, will be sharing his testimony on how Jesus Christ delivered him instantaneously from a fatal addiction to alcohol and the spiritual warfare involved with addictions. Whether you yourself are fighting an addiction (to anything) or know someone close to you who is, this will be worth your time. We hope you are able to join us!
Also, on Friday, February 5, we will be attending Shrine of the Little Flower in Royal Oak for Awaken. Awaken starts at 7:30PM. There is a talk, Adoration, praise and worship, personal prayer, and a great atmosphere. After Awaken, we will go out for some food and drinks.
Lastly, Lent will be focused on discernment. Please consider setting aside your Friday nights in Lent to learn about discernment with your fellow young adult brothers and sisters in Christ.
Questions: Facebook Page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or Mary Giroux, yolo.live4Christ@gmail.com
Saturday Night Live with "BELOVED" (6-week Series)
Find Out the Truth Behind Your "I Do" Put your marriage in the context of the Bible, the flow of history, and the teachings of the Church with "Beloved" - a: 6 Session Video Series that shows you:
How your Marriage Fits in God’s Plan for Humanity
The Truth about Love, Spiritual & Physical Intimacy
Life-Changing Tools for Understanding Conflict, Healing & Forgiveness
With teaching and practical advice from leading experts, "Beloved" provides you with a lively video presentation and a personal guide. See first-hand the wonder, mystery and joy behind the sacred sacrament of marriage.
Details:Saturdays, January 30 (Valentine’s Weekend off)
Married, Single & those Contemplating Married Life
Age: 18+ / Free-Will Donation Accepted, Sandwiches, coffee, juice provided RSVP: Matt & Maria Moceri, 586-256-3080
FellowshipThere will be Fellowship after the 9:30AM Sunday Holy Mass on January 31, hosted by the Holy Trinity Apostolate. Come and enjoy coffee, bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones.
For info, please contact: Mary Richards (586) 323-4037
Consecration to Jesus thru MaryFebruary 2, the Presentation of the Lord is the next opportunity to make or renew your Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary. For those who have been preparing the last 33 days, using Fr. Hugh Gillespie’s book Preparation for Total Consecration according to St. Louis de Montfort, the formal consecration will take place in the Church, following the Holy Rosary at 8:30AM, and the 9:00AM Holy Mass.
Please call Jenni Hulway, (586) 453-4580 to register, and insure enough forms are on hand. If you are making your renewal, you need not call.
The next opportunity to make your consecration will be the Annunciation of the Lord. The traditional date for the Feast is March 25; however, it happens to fall on Good Friday this year. The Church has, therefore, moved the Feast to April 4. The preparation will begin on March 2.
Rosary Society Paczki & Bake Sale
(Other Delicious Baked Goods Needed)
Fat Tuesday is coming early! The Rosary Society will be selling homemade Paczki’s and other goodies at the Rosary Society Bake Sale onSaturday, February 6 (after the 4:00PM & 6:00PM Holy Masses) and Sunday, February 7, (after all Holy Masses) until sold out. Paczki’s are lightly filled with only a few flavors available and will be sold in small lots.
The Rosary Society is also in need of your help in donating your ‘delicious’ ‘favorite’ baked goods for the bake sale. All proceeds benefit Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church.
Rosary Society Members and all Gracious Bakers: Please bring your delicious baked goodies to the hall/kitchen on Friday, February 5, and Saturday, February 6, and please note any special ingredient such as ‘contains nuts’. Thank you for your continued support. God Bless You! The Rosary Society
Black Cassock Altar Boy Meetingscheduled for Saturday, February 6, from 6:00PM—7:30PM. This meeting is for altar boys who are already a "black cassock". The meeting will take place in the Heritage Room and include snacks and pop
2016 Super Bowl PartyFr. Mikus Hall * Large HD Screen * Surround Sound
Plan to attend our Super Bowl Party onSunday, February 7, at 6:00PM in the Fr. Mikus Hall (kickoff is at 6:25PM).
Pizza, Chicken, Salad, Snacks, Beer & Wine
Men’s Club member’s Spouse … $10 *(in advance)
Adult Guests are Welcome … $15 *(in advance)
*At the Door … Add $5 per person (members included)
Register in Advance: At the Pancake Breakfast on January 24 or
Contact: David Brockman at (248) 885-1190
Called & Gifted WorkshopWho Am I? Why Am I Here?
OnSaturday, February 13, from 10:00AM—6:00PM, 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 under-standing 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 February 4. ($30 at the door)
Contact: Rochelle Rosenbaum, (248) 528-1401, firstname.lastname@example.org
World Youth Day EventsBring Us Your Super Bowl Party Returnable Cans & Bottles
Please save all of your returnable bottles and cans untilSunday, February 14, and donate them to the World Youth Day Pilgrims. We will collect returnable bottles and cans before all the Holy Masses on Sunday, February 14.
St. Benedict, Miraculous Medal and Carmelite Logo Apparel is Available
Two Slots Available for World Youth Day from July 20—August 9 For more info, please contact: Mary Hale, (586) 773-8261
World Marriage DayA day to celebrate your Marriage and St. Valentine’s Day. On Sunday, February 14, at the San Marino Club in Troy, Fr. Darrell Roman and Dynamic Catholic speaker, Dr. John Wood and his wife Kristin will speak on the Mission of Marriage. Dinner, Speakers, Dancing included from 3:00-8:00PM. Cost is $55/couple by January 30, and $65/couple after January 30. Register at (586) 979-0192 or on-line at: www.WorldMarriageDay.org. (Engaged couples welcome.)
Lenten Parish MissionFebruary 21 - 26 "Lent is the Season, Mercy the Reason"
Fr. Ronan Murphy hails from Dublin, Ireland and is a priest of the Camden Diocese. Ordained on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, in the Jubilee Year 2000, Father has served as Parochial Vicar in St. Mary’s Parish, Gloucester City, St. Peter’s in Merchantville and St. Teresa’s Church in Runnemede. He also served at All Saints, Perth City in Australia for three years and has given missions and conferences in many countries. He has returned to the United States and is presently chaplain to a Carmelite Monastery in NY and gives retreats for the Marian Movement of Priests.
Fr. Ronan will lead a Lenten Parish Mission at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Monday—Friday, February 22—26. All meetings are cancelled this week so that everyone may attend the Parish Lenten Mission.
Mission Begins Each Night with 7:00PM Holy Mass followed by Talk. Topics Each Night:
Monday, February 22: St. Padre Pio, a Man for All Seasons, especially the Season of Lent
Tuesday, February 23: The Immaculate Heart of Mary, our Refuge and the Way that will Lead us to God
Wednesday, February 24: A Rosary a Day, Keeps the Devil at Bay
Thursday, February 25: Become Altar Lovers and Tabernacle Huggers
Friday, February 26: Lent is the Season, Mercy the Reason
Knights of Columbus * Student Essay Contest
The Knights of Columbus, Council 7011, is pleased to announce our 2016 Student Essay Contest for Jr. High and High School Students. The topic is: Why the Pro-Life Issue Is SO Important Now!
Cash prizes and gift certificates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners for each group (Grades7/8, 9/10 and 11/12). Contest forms and details will be announced this week. Stay tuned for further information on this contest dealing with the vital issue of our times. The Knights of Columbus, Council 7011