Evangelization Ministry- The group’s vision is that every person evangelizes! Contact: Deacon Joe Hulway (586) 295-8445 or email@example.com
Religious Education- Classes range from kindergarten through high school beginning in September through May. Classes meet on Wednesday at 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm.
Contact: Paul & Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212 or firstname.lastname@example.org
RCIA- The RCIA program at Ss. Cyril and Methodius seeks to instruct candidates in the Catholic Faith that comes to us from Christ through the Apostles as it is faithfully preserved by the Magisterium of the Church. Our program provides an opportunity for those who are open to the Holy Spirit to grow in understanding and appreciation of God’s Revelation, primarily through sacred Scripture. Fundamentally, being Catholic means being on the true path, the one intended by God to achieve our best possible relationship with Him. In our search for faith, confirmed by reason, we are given the opportunity to experience a life- changing conversion of heart calling us to lead a life in imitation of Christ. This transformation is facilitated by God’s grace made available to us through the Sacraments, particularly the Eucharist, which is Christ’s most intimate presence with us. Ultimately, our relationship with God, through Christ and His Church is essential to our perfect happiness. As a part of the Body of Christ, we participate in the life of the Trinity, “the love that never ends.” The reward is great, for the way of Christ leads to eternal life and contrary ways to destruction.
A fall program is offered. Classes begin in Sept. on Thursdays at 7:00 pm.
Contact: Terry North, (586) 463-2649 or email@example.com
Edge Middle School Youth Ministry- Edge provides middle school youth an opportunity to grow closer to Christ through relational ministry. During Edge nights teens, together with the adult core team, learn more about their Catholic faith through dynamic games, presentations, and small groups tailored to a 6th, 7th and 8th grade level. Teens are challenged to lead a vibrant prayer life, read the scriptures, and build relationships with their peers and the core team. Edge nights run September through May most Monday nights from 7:00pm to 9:00pm in the Activity Center. Contact Alexandria Lewis at (317) 331-4772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Life Teen Ministry- Life Teen is a Eucharist-centered, relational driven high school ministry. Our mission is to lead teens closer to Christ. We serve teens by building Christian relationships with them and leading them, by example, into a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. Our ministry offers the high school youth a variety of ways to deepen their relationship with God, including service projects, Bible studies, retreats, and weekly youth group meetings called “Life Nights.” “Life Nights” are on Monday nights during the school year (6:15 pm to 9:00 pm) and begin with either a 6:15 Holy Mass or a Holy Communion service. Contact: Youth Minister Jordan Langbeen, (586) 943-1722 or email@example.com
Bereavement Ministry – Participates in Vigil services, funeral Holy Masses, etc., to assist those who have had a death in their family and also organizes annual parish Memorial Service.
Meeting Time: Announced through parish bulletin and from the pulpit.
Contact: Alicia Lavisky, (248) 732-7924 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Bible Study- The Gospel of John by Catholic Scripture Study on Tuesday at 10:00 am. The Acts of the Apostles by Jeff Cavins on Wednesday at 10:00 am. Contact: Marge Lewandowski, (586) 731-1533
Book Club – Read about the lives of the Saints, watch videos and meet with the group to discuss.
Meeting Time: 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 pm in Room 119.
Contact: Gina Smak, (586) 978-2585
Calix Society- The men and women in this group use the resources of the Catholic Church to aid them as alcoholics to work towards sanctification. “Calix” is the Latin word for chalice, and the members accept the idea that they are substituting the cup that sanctifies for the cup that stupefies. It is not a Catholic AA. If you could benefit from joining us, we meet at 8:00 pm in the Activity Center every Thursday. Contact Larry Giroux., (586)739-5297 or email@example.com
Choirs: Adult Choir – 9:30 am Holy Mass Organist and Director: Stephanie Yu, (248) 229-3839, 7:30 am Holy Mass Director: Mary Shiner, (248) 879-9776
Latin Mass – Ss. Cyril & Methodius Latin Schola- The schola will sing approximately twice a month for the Sat. 6 pm Latin Tridentine Holy Mass, concerts and for other special occasions. Practice is held Saturdays from 4:45 to 5:45 pm in the Piano Room. Contact: Organist/ Director Michael Semaan, (248) 250- 6005 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children’s Choir- Ages 5 to 12. The group sings at the 9:30 am Holy Mass, the last Sunday and for special events. Contact: Bethany Cabrera, (313) 522-7238 or email@example.com
Church Property Maintenance – For information regarding church property maintenance and general matters, Contact: Rudy Grado, (586) 292-9609 – Garden Club – Contact: Diane Corrigan, (586) 612-4534 or Sheri Kanan, (248) 659- 8227
Communion for the Homebound – If you or a loved one is unable to attend the Holy Mass and need Holy Communion brought to your home or to the hospital, please contact the Legion of Mary: Mary Shiner, (248) 879-9776, or Joe Marine: (586) 739-4232
Feminine Genius Group- All ladies age 18 an over are invited to join for support and encouragement to rediscover womanhood. Learn how to fulfill your true vocation of womanhood through the example of Mary. Nursing babies are welcome. No children please. Meetings are held the 3rd Tues. of the month in the Activity Center from 7 to 9:00 pm. Contact: Gabriella Stegner, (586) 992-8967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of the Abbey Ministry – Reaches out to establish relationships and develop friendships with our lonely brothers and sisters in the Abbey Nursing Home in Warren (12 Mile between Hoover & Schoenherr). Meeting Time: 4th Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm at the Abbey Nursing Home.
Contact: Gina Smak, (586) 978-2585
Friends of the Congo- has a Mission of Prayer Ministry while raising awareness and encouraging sacrifice and almsgiving for the donations of Medical Equipment and other assistance in building a Clinic for the people who are suffering in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Meetings held monthly, on Sundays after the 9:30 am Holy Mass, in a parish classroom. This ministry is open to all parishioners! Contact: Barbara Batchik, (248)584-2823 or email@example.com
Hospitality Team- This group of enthusiastic parishioners has been formed to serve at a variety of activities. If you would like to get to know others and provide a helping hand at parish events Contact: Mary Richards, (586)323-4037 or firstname.lastname@example.org
iNVICTUS CHRISTUS (Unconquerable Christ)- A lay Catholic men’s leadership apostolate that seeks to raise up, train up and build up the next generation of heroic Catholic leaders and sets out to strengthen men, not just for temporal battle, but the spiritual battle as well. It is the objective of iNVICTUS CHRISTUS to inspire men to attain heroic virtue and bold leadership. To that end, the group fortifies men in four foundational pillars of virtue: Faith, Formation, Holy Fraternity and Fortitude. Anchored in these Four Pillars, a man becomes a “man of mission,” who sets out to not only lead and uplift his family but to transform the very world he lives in with the Word of God and the unconquerable love of Christ.
Meetings, for men age 20 and up, are held the 2nd Thurs. of each month at 8:00 pm. Contact: Ace Tacderas, (586) 677-5838 or email@example.com
Knights of Columbus-
St. Nicholas Council: A Catholic men’s family organization, for ages 18 and over, that works to support charities- especially focused on the mentally impaired. The group’s ministry also supports Ss. Cyril & Methodius activities through fundraisers. Meetings are held the 1st Thurs. of each month at 8:00 pm. Contact: Tom Starynchak, (586) 489-8661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed Virgin Mary Assembly 1839: The group is a Patriotic 4th Degree (Color Corp). New members must be 3rd Degree in good standing. The 4th Degree is a Catholic, Family, Fraternal service organization. Involvements are to support the Veteran Affairs Service, collect food for the veteran’s pantry, march in patriotic holiday parades, conduct a yearly U.S. Flag Retirement ceremony and Color Corp participation, per the pastor’s request, at special church activities. A Ladies of the Assembly group is comprised of the spouses of the 4th Degree members. The ladies assist and support activities. Meetings are held the 3rd Thurs. of each month at 7:30 pm. Contact: Mike Gray, (586)566-0242 or Joe Honce, (248) 224-1132.
Lector Ministry- This beautiful lay ministry is appointed to read the word of God in the liturgical assembly. Volunteers read the lesson from the Sacred Scripture, except the Gospel. The Commentator reads the announcements before and after Holy Mass. Contacts for each Holy Mass: Sat. 4:00 pm, Joe & Sylvia Bieniek, (586) 739-2852 or email@example.com Sun. 7:30 am, Al Varchetti, (586) 786-2162 or firstname.lastname@example.org Sun. 9:30 am, Joe Honce, (248) 879-8972 or email@example.com Sun. 1:30 pm, Amy Perugi, (734) 674-4772; Sun. 8:30 pm, Donna Francis, (586) 983-9661 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Legion of Mary – A lay apostolate of men and women composed of active and auxiliary members. Auxiliary members pray for the active members through the daily Rosary and Tessera. Active members perform various spiritual works of mercy in addition to a weekly meeting.
Meeting Times for active group: Monday at 7:00 pm.
Contact: Mary Shiner, (248) 879-9776 or email@example.com or Joe Marine, (586) 739-4232
Married Couples Evening of Reflection – Spend an evening spiritually strengthening your marriage. Features guest speakers and socializing with your fellow parishioners.
Meeting Time: Last Thursday of every month at 7:00.Contact: Gabriella Stegner, (586) 992-8967
Men’s Club – Men, 18 years and older, meet to socialize and also organize parish functions such as pancake breakfasts, fish fries, parish festival, etc.
Meeting Time: 1st Tuesday of each month usually at 7:00 pm in the overflow room.
Contact: John Fournier, (248) 410-5866 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Men of the Sacred Hearts- Members are part of an Apostolic organization of Catholic laymen united spiritually to help spread the Kingdom of Christ by enthroning homes. An enthronement is a public recognition of Jesus as Lord and King of a home, business or school. The founder’s desire was to spread ‘The Twelve Promises” St. Margaret Mary received from Jesus by enthroning an image of Jesus’ Sacred Heart. For meeting times Contact David Tay, (248)330-9533 or email@example.com
No One Dies Alone Ministry- Members provide an active bedside presence for patients who would otherwise die alone. Contact: David Brockman, (248) 885-1190 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Lady Queen of Peace Apostolate- This group is an association of Catholic volunteers faithful to Jesus, the Holy Father and the Bishops. The mission is to evangelize through catechesis using modern media and to promote devotion to Jesus and Holy Mary. If you want to contribute ideas, time and talent to the mission you are needed and welcome! Contact: Susan Schoenstein, (248) 652-2856 or Mila Flores, (248) 879-8166 or
Pro-Life Ministry – Informs parishioners about activities that help to defend human life from conception to natural death, supports existing pro-life organizations, offers various forms of participation in pro-life activities and coordinates them on a parish level.
Meeting Time: Announced through parish bulletin or from the pulpit.
Northland Family Planning Prayer Group- The first Saturday of each month Pro-Life supporters gather outside the Northland Family Planning Clinic for peaceful prayer and witness. The event which consists of the rosary, chaplet and other prayers begins at 11:30 am and lasts about an hour (rain, snow or shine.) the clinic, located at 3810 17 Mile Rd. just west of Ryan Rd. is usually closed on Sat. If you would like more info. or wish to participate in weekday prayer, Contact: Anne Marie, (586) 873- 2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939- 5683. Please contact either member for guidelines if your group is interested in praying at the clinic on a different day or time.
Quilt for the Needy Ministry- No previous sewing skills are required to join this friendly group that makes simple quilts to send to the needy both locally and internationally. Meetings are held the 4th Sat. of each month after the 9:00 am Holy Mass in the Activity Center. Contact: Kay Cameron, (586) 752-7991
Rosary-Making Class – Learn how to make handmade knotted cord or plastic bead rosaries. Rosaries are prepared for missions or personal use. Please call if rosaries are needed. Meeting Time: 2nd 4th Wed. from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in Rm 112 &113. Class is also held every 4th Friday from 8:30 to 10:00 pm in Rm. 113.Contact: Jo Ann Traczynski, (586) 979-1078 or Helen Staels, (586) 469-3181. For Friday class Contact: Ryan Orlosky, (248) 941-3994 or Laurie Dushaj, (586) 216-1516
Rosary Society – A women’s group that prays together and organizes and/or helps at certain parish functions (e.g. parish festival, bake sales, salad luncheon, rummage sales, etc.). Also operates as Altar Society (decoration of church, sacristy, washing of altar linens, etc.).
Meeting Time: 1st Saturday of each month in the Parish Hall, after the 9:00 am Holy Mass and Rosary.
Contact: Andrea Davis, (586) 405-4666 or email@example.com
Senior’s Club – Offers a good time for anyone over 55. Begins with the 9:00 am Holy Mass, followed by the Rosary. Continues with coffee and cake, cards and games.
Meeting Time: 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month (from Sept.-June) after the 9:00 am Holy Mass.
Contact: Ann Venglar, (586) 751-5022
St. Joseph’s Adoptive Parent Support Group- The goal of this group is to provide prayer and emotional support to current and prospective adoptive parents. Members will meet the second Sunday of each month in the Heritage Room immediately following the 9:30 am Holy Mass. Contact: Denise Strasz, (586) 764-6263 or firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Raphael Health Ministry- This group organizes programs that will support the health of the whole family. Outreach programs and speakers will focus on family nutrition
, exercise and emotional health. For Meeting Times Contact: Bev Moran, (586) 254-6534 email@example.com
Usher’s Club – Consists of male members of the parish who assist in the orderly procession of the general flow of traffic within the church and the collection of any monies. Also includes those who assist as Extraordinary Ministers in the parish Contact: Frank Moran, (586) 254-6534
Welcoming Committee- Extends friendship and fellowship to new families who join Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish. Members visit new parishioners, share information about the parish and organize and host an annual welcoming reception for new parishioners. Contact: Jim and Marg Miller,
(248) 875-9581 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YOLO (You only live once)-Live for Christ- This group provides young adults who are high school graduates, age 18 to 30, an opportunity to have their own ministry. Married couples are welcome in the context of faith, YOLO means you only have one chance to imitate Jesus and get to know, love and serve God…so make it count! Meeting Time: The 1st and 3rd Friday of each month after the 7:00 pm Holy Mass. Woman’s Group-Bible Study- A sub-group for women ages 18 to 30. Meetings are held Wednesdays from 8 to 9:30 pm in the Activity Center for Scripture study and Faith sharing. For YOLO or the Bible Study Contact: Mary Giroux, (248) 228-7401or email@example.com
Altar Boys– Open to all boys ages 3 and up. Captain: Jeff Gura, (248) 340-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbian Squires- This is the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus for Catholic boys ages 10-18. Squires have a five level Advancement Program that promotes leadership and character building by focusing on: home, family, Squires & Knights, community, country, & church. Contact: Frank Scarchilli, (586) 268-6356 or email@example.com
Crusaders for Life- This is a pro-life group composed mainly of Catholics although all denominations are welcome to come and fight for life. Members are age 12 and over. The main purpose is to build a culture of life through education, activism and most importantly prayer. The group has many activities that are available to participate in! For more information and meeting schedules please contact Sam Smith, (586) 532-1487 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Children: Vacation Bible School- For summer program Contact: Moe Jones, (586) 219-6678 email@example.com
Little Flowers Girls’ Club- The group is a program that strives to provide young Catholic girls, ages 5 and up, with an opportunity to gather and learn about their Catholic heritage, faith and traditions, as well as other “womanly” traditions that may have faded from view. “Little Flowers” will learn what it means to be a Catholic girl and eventually a Catholic woman. Whether she is called to a life of consecration to Our Lord, a single life or as a wife and mother, she will obtain a strong foundation upon which to build. Contact: Mary Rose Wallis, (248) 650- 4228 or firstname.lastname@example.org
American Heritage Girl’s Club- AHG Mission Statement: Building women of integrity through service to God, family, community and country. For value minded mothers and daughters, American Heritage Girls is a faith based organization where girls ages 5-18 experience new challenges that teach the value of service, team building and leadership skills in a safe and fun environment to help them realize their potential and become women of integrity. AHG offers an exciting progressive program of social, spiritual, character development, leadership, life skills and more. Meeting held in the Activity Center at St. Cyril’s on Tuesday nights from 7:00-8:30 Contact: Stephanie Varchetti, email@example.com
Trail Life USA, Troop MI-0214- Trail Life USA is a Christian adventure, character and leadership program that serves boys and young men from grades Kindergarten through 12th. It is a program that centers on outdoor experiences that build a young man’s skills and allow him to grow on a personal level and as a role model and leader for his peers. Living the Trail Life is a journey established on timeless values derived from the Bible. Meeting time for both groups: Tuesdays at 7:00pm. Contact: Mike Lawler, (248) 705-9681 or Mikelawler@gmail.com
Art Class – Taught by Don West for children ages 8 and up ($10 per student/per session). Students complete a drawing at each class with step-by-step instructions and demonstrations.
Meeting Time: Call for dates, times and location. Contact for Registration: Jeanne Langlois, (248) 608-4022
John Paul II Home Educators Support Group – This is an energetic home schooling group that offers Parent Support Group Meetings, field trips, classes and a private Yahoo Group Community for homeschooling topics and activities. Meetings are bimonthly on the third Monday of the month in rooms 114 &115. Fathers and nursing infants welcome. Contact: Amy Hastings, firstname.lastname@example.org
Quo Vadis Homeschoolers- This group provides homeschool students in grades 1st-12th classes that are fun & educational. By partnering with Oxford Virtual Academy, we are able to offer high quality classes with no financial burden to families. Our teachers are paid and families have the option to drop their students off for class. Programs focus on highly interactive, hands-on classes. Classes run on Fridays, from 10:00am to 3:30pm, for two 14 week semesters. Contact: Susan Martin, (586) 205-5041 or email@example.com or www.quovadishomeschoolers.com
Regina Caeli Academy- Regina Caeli Academy utilizes the hybrid model of education by providing structured classes two days per week to home –educating families. RCA uses Mother of Divine Grace curriculum, an accredited classical Catholic curriculum, and offers Nursery thru 12th grade. Beginning in the fall of 2014, classes will be held Mondays and Thursdays at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Activity Center. RCA also provides a work tuition program making it affordable for the entire family. For more information see www.reginacaeliacademy.org or contact Sue Scarchilli @ (586) 268-6356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sancta Familia Homeschooler Support Group – Support group for local Catholic home schooling families. Activities include parent’s meetings, volunteer work, field trips and social activities.
Meeting Time: Meets periodically during the school year. Contact: Jeannie Langlois, (248) 608-4022.
Annual Slovak Festival – Enjoy the sights, sounds and customs of Slovakia at the Annual Slovak Festival held the weekend before Labor Day. Festival features delicious traditional foods, drinks, music, costumes, singing and dancing, along with games of chance for the adults and games of fun for the children. Everyone is invited. Contact: John Fournier, (248) 410-5866 or Jim Stelzer, (586) 321-4487
Contact: Anna Magusin, (586) 751-2960
Junior & Senior Sarisan Dancers – Learn and perform traditional dances from Slovakia at the Annual Slovak Festival on the parish grounds and at other venues.
Meeting Time: Mondays from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Contact: Daniela Grisak, (586) 795-4246
Meeting Time: Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Contact: Milan Straka, (248) 478- 3818
Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima – Meets for the Rosary, Holy Mass, and Procession with the statue of Our Lady of Fatima and for spiritual discussions.
Meeting Time: 13th day of the month between May and October and as announced in the parish bulletin.
Contact: Rosabelle Gurczinski, (586) 566-8133
Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary (St. Louis-Marie de Montfort Method) – The spiritual program that our Holy Father, St. John Paul II, used to consecrate himself to Jesus through Mary. The Holy Father encourages all Catholics to do the same. Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church is the Center for this consecration. Contact: Jenni Hulway, (586) 453-4580 or email@example.com
Holy Hour of Reparation on First Fridays/Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotion – The Sacred Heart of Jesus said to St. Margaret Mary, “Make reparation for the ingratitude of men. Spend an hour in prayer to appease divine justice, to implore mercy to sinners, to honor Me, to console Me for My bitter suffering when abandoned by My Apostles, when they did not WATCH ONE HOUR WITH ME.”
Meeting Time: Every first Friday of the month, starting immediately following the 9:00 am Holy Mass and Benediction.Contact: Julie Celusnak, (586) 977-2929
Our Lady, Mother of Mercy Secular Discalced Carmelite- A secular Carmelite undertakes to live in the world an evangelical life of fraternal communion imbued with the spirit of contemplative prayer and apostolic zeal according to the example of and teaching of the Carmelite saints. Contact: Amy Perugi (734) 674-4772 or Judy Zabawski, (586) 697-5265
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Devotion – Novena prayed to Mary, our most powerful helper before the throne of God. Her dignity of Mother of God, her ardent charity, and the fact that Jesus gave her to us as Mother, enable her to obtain for us through her intercession more than all the angels and saints can obtain.
Meeting Time: Every Tuesday morning at 8:40 am before 9:00 am Holy Mass.
Contact: Chuck Celusnak, (586) 977-2929
Perpetual Adoration- From Sunday, 10:00 PM, to Saturday, 9:00 AM, (with the exception of Holy Mass times) come visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, “Who gives Himself to us in the Eucharist as the expression of Infinite Love, the mystery of our faith, the fountain of our Christian life…” (The Holy Father, San Pablo Airport). NOTE: For Adoration is the Church during daytime hours and in the Chapel overnight Contact: Julie Varchetti, (586) 214-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro-Life Rosary – This Rosary, dedicated to Pro-Life, starts with the Joyful, Luminous and Sorrowful mysteries before Mass and concludes with the Glorious mysteries after the Holy Mass.
Meeting Time: Every Saturday morning at 8:00 am before 9:00 am Holy Mass.
St. Monica Sodality – This group prays for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and civic leaders to return to full practice of the Catholic faith.
Meets: 4th Sunday of every month at the 1:30 p.m. Holy Mass.
Contact: Eleanor Wittstock, (586) 939-5683
Stations of the Cross – Meeting Time: During Lent, every Wednesday at 8:30 am before 9:00 am Holy Mass and every Friday at 6:30 pm before the 7:00 pm Holy Mass or Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction.
Families of Nazareth Movement- This is a worldwide movement for anyone who hungers for God’s unconditional love. The mission is to become aware of the truth about God. Members aim to come to trust and believe in God’s merciful love. The group experiences this through communion of life with Christ through Mary. Meetings are Mondays at 7:30 pm, in room 115, except the first Monday of each month. Contact: Gosia Purzycka, (248) 224-1245 or email@example.com
Franciscan Way of Life- Attends the First Saturday 7:00 am Holy Mass and then meets afterwards to discuss formation about the Franciscan Way of Life. Contact: Larry Giroux, (248) 585-0636
Holy Trinity Apostolate – Holy Trinity Apostolate is a lay organization, faithful to Holy Mother Church and obedient to the Magisterium, dedicated to bringing the “Splendor of Truth” of the Roman Catholic Church to light through the media of radio, television, conferences and other means of public communication as directed by Vatican Council II. We are guided by the Most Holy Trinity through the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Contact: Barbara Middleton, (586) 781-6051, firstname.lastname@example.org
Touch of Mary Prayer Group – The group joins the 7:00 pm Holy Mass on Thursdays to honor Our Ladies’ call for conversion for the world and the church. The 20 decade rosary for priests and Christian unity will begin at 5:45 pm. Please join in anytime! Following Holy Mass, Exposition with prayers will take place. Contact: Lorraine Drozdowski, (586) 323-1833 or Judy Zabawski, (586) 697-5265