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Thanksgiving Day blessing
O God of all things in heaven and on earth, you give all
your people in the world the gift of life, the gift of
family, the gift of work, and the gift of rest. On this, our
national day of Thanksgiving, we turn all our thoughts to
you, from whom all blessings flow. Bless all our work,
our friends, and our families both near and far.
We humbly ask for the ability to continue our work for
Your kingdom and the ability to gather freely to worship
you without fear. We ask You to give our years ahead
your blessing and protection.
We ask all this through Christ the Lord, Your Son.
November 22, Saturday — Sobota
9:00AM JL For the People of Nicaragua
For Marlene Acervo (B’Day) req. Family
For Anwar Robin (B’Day) req. Vicki
Theresa Ramenaden req. Bennet Family
1:00AM B *Wedding Mass: Paul Driscoll & Rita Hurley
4:00PM JSE For Fr Ben For Kevin Shubnell req. Langlois Fam.
Alex Gentry (Ann.) req. Aunt Julie
For Albert & Mary Krakosky
6:00PM JS *Latin-Tridentine (Missa Cantata):
For Margarite Pollack
For Anthony Maslanka req. Grandparents
November 23, Christ the King Sunday— Nedeľa
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17;1 Cor 15:20-26; Mt 25:31-46 (160)
7:30AM B For Paul Halabu (B’Day) For Elvidio Vennettilli
(B’Day) req. Lucio & Yvonne For the Living &
Deceased Members of the Burrows & Sommers
Fam. Eleanor Gietzen req. Angela Maas
10:00AM JS,B,JSE For Father John Simoneau
(10th Anniversary Of Ordination)
1:30PM LUM For the Intentions of the St. Monica Sodality
For Vicki & Samantha Babbie
For Anwar Robin & Family
For the Shammo Family
Alex Family
8:30PM JSE For Moneer &Alia Korkis & Family
For Drita C., Mark & Martin Dedivanaj
For Guy Gravitt req.Samantha Lang
Christopher Boertmann
November 24, Monday—Pondelok
9:00AM JSE,B For Lidia (4th B’Day) For James Varchetti
For the Deceased Members of the Sharak Family
Cynthia Yanik req. Yanik Family
12:00PM LUM For Fr. Luigi For Adam Tocco (B’Day)
For Gail Boertmann (B’Day) req. Louie &
Iman Sardi Hank Bardy req. Family
6:15PM JS For the Intentions of All Parishioners
November 25, Tuesday— Utorok
6:00AM VP For Rachel & Duane Gamache req. Brent Family
For Bev & Frank Moran req. Mary Richards
For Virginia M. & Sophie For Eva Fleck
9:00AM JS For Fr. John (10th Anniversary of Ordination)
For Richard & Fran Walden req. Dave & Patrice
Anne Marie Cupp req. Dave & Becky
Szymaszek Mary & Cherry Schwarz req. Family
12:00PM MD For Fr. Ben For Fr. Luigi
For Carl & Stephanie Varchetti & Family
William & Dolores Dezarov
November 26, Wednesday — Streda
6:00AM B For Grandma & Grandad Al Rooney
For Eva Fleck req. Mary Richards
For Timothy Baden For the Deceased Members
& Spouses of the St. Nicholas K of C Council
9:00AM JS For Michael Hines (B’Day)
For the living & Deceased Members of the
McCormick & O’Connor Family
Anna Veri Anne Marie Cupp req. David &
Becky Szymaszek
12:00PM LUM For James Varchetti For Patrick Jamoua
For Jim, Melissa & Family Angelo DiCicco
November 27, Thursday– Štvrtok
Thanksgiving Day
9:00AM JS For Fr. Luigi req. Diane
For the Holy Souls in Purgatory
For Mary Spanos (B’Day) For the Living &
Deceased Members of the North Family
12:00PM B,d For Al, Ann & James Varchetti For the Deceased
Members of the Cerankowski Family
Anna Veri Francesco DiCicco
*NO 7:00PM Mass & No Overnight Adoration Tonight*
November 28, Friday — Piatok
6:00AM MS For Jindar Yelda req. Sister
For John Shkreli req. Mom
For Scott Hixon
Susan Ruth req. Mr. & Mrs. Ed Ruth
9:00AM B For Suzanne Shermetaro (B’Day)
For Casey O’Brien (B’Day) req. Family
Olga Truchan req. Family
Peter McDonald
12:00PM LUM For Fr. John For Noor Matloob
James Zabowski
Anna Veri
November 29, Saturday — Sobota
9:00AM JL For Fr. Luigi
For Cassandra Cabrera
For the People of Nicaragua
Alberta Muzzin req. Gerard & Kay O’Neill
4:00PM JS For Christine & Jerry Ficek
For Albert & Mary Krakosky
Susan Brady Fred & Shirley Ross
6:00PM B *Latin-Tridentine (Missa Cantata):
For Phil & Julie Bartolone (40th Wed. Ann.)
For Nick Rolling (B’Day)
For Edmund & Monica Miller
November 30, 1st Sunday of Advent — Nedeľa
Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7; 1 Cor 1:3-9; Mt 13:33-37 (2)
7:30AM JS For Al, Ann & James Varchetti
For Eddie, Matt & Maria Ruth
For the Living & Deceased Members of the
Burrows & Sommers Family
Eleanor Gietzen req. Angela Maas
9:30AM B For Reva Sorisho (B’Day) req. Family
For Mareann Dedvukaj (B’Day)
For Vicki & Samantha Babbie
For Anwar Robin & Family
11:30AM B (Slovak) For Maxim Kulha (B’Day)
For the Deceased Members of the Nagy Family
Frank & Maria Suga req. Janka Stewart
Vincent Urda req. Friends
1:30PM LUM For Anthony, Sophia & Serena Agazzi
For Moneer & Alia Korkis & Family
For the Deceased Members of the Toupin &
Levasseur Families
Michael Thomas Kelly
8:30PM JS For a Special Intention req. Kola Gojcaj
Christopher Boertmann
Alzbeta Dugasova
Mr. Tommie Dubois Sr. req. Sharon Brown
Mass Celebrant Legend:
Fr. Ben Kosnáč-B, Fr. John Simoneau—JS
Fr. Joseph Sekere—JSE, Msgr. Mike Dylag—MD
Fr. Tom Heier—TH, Fr. Vergil Heier—VH
Fr. Jim Lowe—JL, Fr. Louis Madey—LUM
Fr. Yozefu B Ssemakula—YS, Deacon Gerald or Joe preaching-d
EDGE Youth Ministry
Edge will NOT meet this coming Monday (November 24),
but we are keeping the teens and their families in our
Our next EDGE Night will be Monday, December 1, at
6:15PM—9:00PM. We look forward to celebrating Advent
and learning more about the mystery of the
Incarnation. Beginning in December, ALL EDGE Nights
will begin with Holy Mass in the main church and end in
the Activity Center at 9:00PM.
Questions about EDGE: Alexandria Lewis
(317) 331-4772 or [email protected]
YOLO Young Adult Ministry
Dear Young Men and Women: On Friday, November 28,
YOLO will be hosting a Young Adult Dance starting at
7:00PM in the Fr. Mikus Hall. It is a semiformal event. $10
for early registration and $12 at the door. All proceeds will
benefit Image of God crisis pregnancy center in Detroit.
Image of God is looking to expand and open a new location
as they recognize an even greater need for this ministry in
If you cannot make it to the event but would like to donate
to this organization, please contact me (contact information
is below) for information.
Mr. Jason Spranger (DJ Spranger) will be our DJ for the
evening. There is going to be awesome food, music, and
company! It’s going to be a great night!
On Friday, December 5, there will be a 7:00PM Holy Mass
with the parish followed by a night on Divine Mercy. Other
nights in December will consist of a Celebration the Feast of
Our Lady of Guadalupe (December 12) and our Christmas
Party (December 19)!
If you have any questions, please contact:
Facebook page: YOLO Live 4 Christ or
Mary Giroux, [email protected]
Midwest Apologetics Conference
January 24, 2015 * Register Now
Registration is now open to attend the 2015 Mid-west
Catholic Apologetics Conference II being held on Saturday,
January 24, 2015, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius.
Speakers include four nationally-known Catholic authors
and apologists: Tim Staples, Stephen Ray, Marcus Grodi
and Gary Michuta.
Register Today
Conference begins with the Holy Mass celebrated by Fr.
Ben Luedtke at 7:30AM, followed by the Conference which
ends at 3:30PM.
Cost: $25 (*Adult Pre-Registration by January 15)
$15 (Student Registration) / $30 (Walk-In Registration)
*Light box lunch is provided to all pre-registered attendees
(those who register by January 15).
Registration forms can be found by the
St. Michael statue in the entryway and online at:
Questions: Joan Hartzell, (586) 979-7042
Life Teen High School Ministry
*God acted in incredible ways on the Life Teen Fall Retreat
last weekend—stories to come in next weekend’s bulletin!*
Life Night: “Kingdom Come”
Date/Time: Monday, November 24, 6:15-9:00PM (We’ll start
with a Holy Mass at 6:15PM, then move immediately into the
Fr. Mikus for the Life Night.)
About the Night: This night is part of our Scripture Series. It
will be focusing on how Jesus came to proclaim the Good
News of the Kingdom of God in our midst, specifically in the
Gospels of Luke and Matthew. The night includes a meal, and
the message will be broken open through a game, a talk given
by one of our Core Members, and Adoration.
*NO Bible Study This Wednesday*
(Final Dates for Timeline Bible Study Series:
Wednesdays, December 3, 10 & 17)
Camp Covecrest (Tiger, Georgia): July 27-August 1, 2015
Information Meeting for Parents:
* Monday, December 1, 7:30-8:15PM *
For over 10 years, Life Teen International has provided
experiences at Camp Covecrest where high school teens are
able to encounter God working in their lives. When a teen
goes to Camp Covecrest, they begin to experience a bigger
and better life than they ever thought possible.
What Camp Covecrest Offers High School Teens: Ropes
courses, messy games, many opportunities to encounter God
through the Sacraments, powerful talks given by some of the
best speakers in Catholic Youth Ministry, dynamic worship
lead by some of the most gifted music ministers, a chance to
develop a deeper and more meaningful prayer life, a time to
strengthen existing friendships and create new ones…the list
goes on! Visit http://lifeteen.com/camps/ for the promotional
Information Meeting for Parents: 20 teens will have the
opportunity to experience Camp Covecrest. Interested in your
son or daughter being one of those blessed teens? Come to the
parent information meeting on Monday, December 1, from
7:30-8:15PM in Room 118. (This meeting will take place
during the Life Night for the high school teens.)
Cost: $495 per camper
For updates on our events, visit us on Facebook:
“Ss. Cyril & Methodius Life Teen Ministry”
Questions: Youth Minister & Life Teen Coordinator,
Jordan Langbeen, [email protected], (586) 943-1722
Holy Trinity Apostolate (Meeting)
Every Monday at 5:30PM we meet in the Overflow Room
preparing for the Lenten Symposium. Hope you can help us
this year. The theme for the Symposium is:
The Healing Power of Jesus –
The Source of the New Evangelization.
We have our very own Archbishop Vigneron coming for the
2015 Lenten Symposium. The speakers will be: Dr. Janet
Smith; Ralph Martin; Sister Sara Marie Kowal and the
Exorcist from England – Fr. Peter Glas. Fr. Glas has traveled
far and wide to give talks on Exorcisms. We also welcome
back Fr. Luigi Gabris from Slovakia.
Please come and help us to continue to Build the Body of
Christ. We need volunteers!
Blessings, Barbara Middleton, [email protected]
Advent/ Giving Tree Projects - 2014
Dear Friends: Advent is the season of the presence and expectation of the eternal. For this very reason, it is in a particular way
a period of joy, an interiorized joy that no suffering can diminish. It is a joy in the fact that God made himself a Child.
This joy, invisibly present within us, encourages us to journey on with confidence. A model and support of this deep joy is the
Virgin Mary, through whom we were given the Infant Jesus. May she, a faithful disciple of her Son, obtain for us
the grace of living this liturgical season alert and hardworking, while we wait. Amen! (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
As we wait and prepare our minds and hearts for the coming of our Savior, let us prayerfully consider how we may take advantage of our parish Advent/Giving Tree opportunities to give to those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Please prayerfully
consider how you may give to one of our fellow brother and sisters who are recipients of the very worthy causes listed below:
Saint Jeanne Jugan found the spirit of hospitality and fraternal love, for the lowliest, in the Beatitudes. This spirit continues
today across the world in the Congregation of Little Sisters of the Poor. Each day Jesus Christ- present in the Eucharist and
served in the elderly poor- is the source of the Sister’s unity. Please consider a monetary donation to help support “God’s eldest children” through the Catholic Sisters in their vital work. Please make your check payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church
and indicate Little Sisters of the Poor on the subject line of your check. Please use an Advent Offering Envelope, located in the
vestibule, and place it in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by December 25th.
Smile as a Gift is a crisis center in Slovakia. “You can get up, you can stand up. It is difficult, but it is possible if you want
to…. You are never alone! The church and so many people are close to you.” (Pope Francis) The group serves very poor families with many kids, including temporary housing for single mothers and their children. It offers help for abused women and
provides school supplies. This year they were blessed to acquired a building and have 9 resident mothers with 18 children!
Please reflect on a monetary donation to aid in the completion of the flooring, electricity and proper plumbing for these underprivileged families. Please make your check payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church and indicate Smile as a Gift on the
subject line of your check. Please use an Advent Offering Envelope, located in the vestibule, and place it in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by December 25th.
Sister Parish Adoption in Africa- “The suffering brother was the ‘mediator of light…for St. Francis of Assisi because in
every suffering brother and sister that we embrace, we embrace the suffering Body of Christ.” (Lumen Fidei #57) It is a great
blessing that our Sister Parish, Holy Family Parish, in Kagongwa, Tanzania, Africa was completed in 2011. This magnificent
feat was accomplished because of your compassion! Please continue to help to transform children’s lives through the construction of SS. Cyril & Methodius Primary School. By contributing a monetary donation you will assist by adding two classes to
our sister school. Please make your check payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church and indicate Sister Parish in Africa on the
subject line of your check. Please use an Advent Offering Envelope, located in the vestibule, and place it in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by December 25th.
Gianna House is currently raising funds to purchase a building to house up to ten residents and their infants. St. Gianna did not
choose death but chose life for her child. The house will offer room and board, along with personal and spiritual care, for adolescents seventeen years of age and younger. “As often as you did it to the least of My brothers and sisters, you did it to
me.” (Matt. 25: 40.) Please consider partnering with organizers through your prayers and monetary donations. Please make
your check payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church and indicate Gianna House on the subject line of your check. Please use
an Advent Offering Envelope, located in the vestibule, and place it in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by
December 25th.
Saint Cyril Families in Need- “To embrace, to embrace- we all have to learn to embrace the one in need, as St. Francis
did…. We all need to look upon one another with the loving eyes of Christ, and to learn to embrace those in need, in order to
show our closeness, affection and love.” (Pope Francis) There are many of our own parish families who are in immense need
for your prayers and financial aid. Many families continue to struggle as they search for employment. We also have families
who suffer with serious medical problems. Prayerfully consider making a monetary donation that will help our own brothers
and sisters at this most holy time of year. Please make your check payable to Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church and indicate Ss.
Cyril & Methodius Families in Need on the subject line of your check. Please use an Advent Offering Envelope, located in the
vestibule, and place it in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by December 25th.
St. Aloysius Neighborhood Services assists the homeless, working poor and seniors in Detroit. Volunteer street ministers
work to alleviate the basic needs and concerns of our very disadvantaged sisters and brothers. “…we must help the weak, and
keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (Acts 20:35b) As the
temperatures begin to drop, you can help to keep someone from freezing by purchasing hand, toe and body warmers, warm
gloves for men and women in all sizes, white socks and rain ponchos. Please place your unwrapped item/s in the marked box
in the vestibule by December 14th.
Sacred Heart Food Pantry Collection- “And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because he is a disciple- amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.” (Matt. 10:42) In order to help to support our less
fortunate brothers and sisters in our own area, we will be collecting: Non-perishable Food Items- Rice, Beans, Cereal, Pasta
and Canned Goods. Please place your donations in the appropriate box located in the vestibule. All donations should be left in
the church by December 14th.
Ss. Cyril & Methodius Seminarian Sponsorship- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in a Homily given to seminarians said, “To be
modeled on Christ, dear seminarians, is to be identified ever more closely with him who, for our sake, became servant, priest and
victim. To be modeled on him is in fact the task upon which the priest spends his entire life. We already know that it is beyond us
and we will not fully succeed but, as St. Paul says, we run towards the goal, hoping to reach it.” Thanks be to God, the Lord has
heard our prayers as he has called two young men from our parish, “To come and follow me” to become priests. This Advent we
will offer support and thanks to these giving young men by collecting monetary donations to distribute among both of the Seminarians from Ss. Cyril & Methodius. The money will help to defray their tuition expenses. Please make your check payable to Ss.
Cyril and Methodius Church and indicate “Ss. Cyril Seminarian Sponsorship” on the subject line of your check. Please use an
Advent Offering Envelope, located in the vestibule, for your sponsorship donation and place it in the collection basket or drop it
off in the Parish Office before December 25th.
Slovak Seminarian Sponsorship- “As seminarians you are on the path towards a sacred goal: to continue the mission which
Christ received from the Father. Called by him, you have followed his voice and, attracted by his loving gaze, you now advance
towards the sacred ministry. Fix your eyes upon him who through his incarnation is the supreme revelation of God to the world
and who through his resurrection faithfully fulfills his promise. Give thanks to him for this sign of favor in which he holds each
one of you.” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XIV) Many thanks to those of you who are already sponsoring a seminary student; we encourage you to continue this year. The cost is $300 for each Seminarian. Please contact Father Ben directly if you are interested in
this important project. (After you have spoken to Fr. Ben and receive your Seminarian’s name, please find his ornament on the
Giving Tree, located in the Parish Office, and place it in your home as a reminder to pray daily for him.)
Senior Christmas Bag Project- “We cannot all do great things, but we can all do small things with great love.” (Mother
Teresa) Once again this year, families from our parish will help the Sisters, who work with the poorest of the poor, to assemble
and deliver Christmas Bags to seniors who reside at St. Joseph nursing home in Detroit. The bags will be filled with fresh fruit,
Christmas candy and cookies, rosaries, scapulars, holy cards, and a small religious item. We would also like to provide each
senior with a hat and a pair of thermal socks. Please place your unwrapped donations of: rosaries, scapulars, NEW adultsized thermal socks or hats in the marked box in the vestibule by December 17th. Monetary donations will also be collected to
purchase items needed to complete the project. If you wish to make a monetary donation, please make your check payable to Ss.
Cyril & Methodius Church and indicate Christmas Bag Project on the subject line of your check. Use a plain envelope and place
it in the collection basket or drop it off in the Parish Office by December 15th. Each year, we give each senior at least 4 decorated
Christmas cookies, which means we need approximately 27 dozen cookies. If you would like to donate 2 dozen decorated
Christmas (without nuts) cookies or wrapped Christmas candy (without nuts). If you have any questions regarding this project please contact: Amy Hastings at [email protected] or the Lang Family, [email protected] or (248)650-1777.
Shoe Box Project- This year we will be helping 138 needy children of Sacred Heart Parish in Imlay City by providing the children with a shoe box containing a rosary, scapular, hygiene products, school supplies, small toy, hat and mittens. We will also be
collecting hats and gloves for the parents. The wrapping event will be held at Ss. Cyril & Methodius on December 13th after the
9:30 Holy Mass in the hall. We will also need 140 boot size shoe boxes, 20 rolls of wrapping paper, tape and 20 bags of assorted
chocolate (no nuts) candy, 25 assorted size diapers and wipes. If you would like to contribute monetarily, please place in an envelope with Shoe Box ministry on it as well as the memo line of your check by December 10th. If you have any questions please
contact Amy Hastings at [email protected] or The Langs at (248)650-1777. Please see updated list weekly in the bulletin on
what is needed. Items can be placed in the large blue box in the vestibule labeled Shoe Box ministry.
Children ages 1-5: Boys (5)-hats, mittens, socks, rosary, scapular, toothbrush, crayons, coloring book, small toy(cars, balls).
Girls (18)- hats, mittens, socks, rosary, scapular, toothbrush, crayons, coloring book, small toy(baby doll, stuffed animal, hair bows)
Children ages 6-9: Boys (25)- hat, gloves, socks, rosary, scapular, toothbrush, tooth paste, chapstick, hair comb, crayons, coloring
book, small toy(play dough, nerf football, silly putty, matchbox cars). Girls (30)- hat, gloves, socks, rosary, scapular, toothbrush,
tooth paste, chapstick, hair comb, hair bows, crayons, coloring book, small toy(stuffed animals, dolls, hair flowers)
Children ages 9-13: Boys (10)- hat, gloves, rosary, scapular, tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, hair gel chapstick, hair comb, color
pencils, drawing paper, pencil sharpeners, markers, small toys(deck of cards, small games, nerf balls, food coupons to fast food
places). Girls (15)- hat, gloves, rosary, scapular, tooth brush, tooth paste, deodorant, chapstick, hair brush, color pencils, drawing
paper, pencil sharpeners, markers, small toys
For youth ages 14-18: Boys (10)-hat, gloves, rosary, scapular, toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, chapstick, shaving cream, body
wash, hair comb, color pencils, drawing paper, pencil sharpeners, markers, small toy(deck of cards, nerf football, pack of gum, food
coupons to Fast food restaurants. Girls (15)-hat, gloves, rosary, scapular, toothbrush, tooth paste, chapstick, deodorant, body wash,
hair brush, color pencils, drawing paper, pencil sharpeners, markers, nail polish, lip gloss, perfume, scented lotion, jewelry, pack of
gum, food coupons to Fast food restaurants.
Giving Tree- “All who call upon Me I will answer, I will be with them in distress; I will deliver them and give them
honor.” (Psalm 91:15)Our Giving Tree will be filled with hundreds of Tags for the members of needy families along with very
disadvantaged single men, women and foster children who have no families. Please reflect upon taking a tag to make Christmas
more joyful for those in great need. The tags will be asking for specific items to help those at St. Dominic Outreach Center, Abigayle Ministries, Mary’s Mantle, St. Cyril Families in need, and foster children in the area. We also have tags for the “Little Sisters of the Poor,” who help poor seniors, for much needed monetary donations.
“I urge everyone to make your commitment to prayer and good works more intense in these days,
so that Christmas may fill our hearts with the joy that only Christ can give.” (Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI)
THANK YOU and God bless you in advance for your generosity! Any questions may be referred to:
Alice Tocco, Christian Service Coordinator, (586) 752-7282 or Sandi Brady, (248) 373-3505
Festival Choir Rehearsals Begins
Those who are interested in singing with the
Festival Choir for Christmas are invited to
join rehearsals beginning Tuesday, November 25. Rehearsals will be held in Room
#119 and will run from 7:00—8:30PM. This
choir will be preparing to sing for the Christmas Midnight
Mass. The men of the parish are highly encouraged to consider participating in this ministry.
Looking for Instrumentalists
If you are an instrumentalist, please consider offering your
musical talents at special liturgies throughout the year. Of
particular help would be those who can play the following
instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French
horn, violin, and cello.
Stephanie Yu, Director of Music, [email protected]
Children’s Choir
A Christmas Nativity Rehearsal takes place on Saturday, November 29, from 1:00—3:00PM for all children interested in
singing with the choir or reading for Mass.
The first rehearsal for the Christmas Nativity will be Saturday,
December 6, from 1:00—3:00PM. It is open to all youth from
1st Grade to 12th Grade.
If you have questions regarding the Children’s Choir:
Bethany Cabrera, [email protected]
Advent Sale * November 22, 23, 29 & 30
Advent wreaths, candles and calendars, Grave blankets
and wreaths, Advent Magnificat Companion, home-made
cabbage rolls and many more Advent and Christmas items
will be available for purchase after all the Holy Masses this
weekend and next weekend, November 29 &30.
For more information: Mary Hale at (586) 773-8261
St. Cyril Book Club * Monday, November 24
"The Forty Dreams of St. John Bosco" is the book selected
for the month of November. St. Cyril's Book Club will meet
on Monday, November 24, at 7:00PM in Room #112. Join us!
Rosary Society Meeting
The month of December we will celebrate Christmas with
our Christmas Luncheon which will take place after the
Holy Mass and Rosary on Saturday, December 6. The
luncheon may only be attended by Rosary Society members
who have paid in advance. We look forward to having our
next meeting on January 3, 2015 in which all who are 18
and over are welcome to attend.
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers * Wednesday, November 26
The Wednesday afternoon meeting will be this week,
November 26, in Room #113 from 1:00—3:00PM.
For more information, please call:
Jo Ann, (586) 979-1078 or Helen, (586) 469-3181
Fellowship * Sunday, November 30
There will be Fellowship after the 9:30AM Sunday Holy
Mass on November 30 hosted by Our Lady Mother of Mercy
Secular Discalced Carmelites. Come and enjoy coffee,
bagels and muffins with your friends, and meet new ones.
Information, please contact: Mary Richards, (586) 323-4037.
Light Weigh One King * December 1
Light Weigh One King is a safe and biblical way to lose
weight. We will begin our next 12-week session for Light
Weigh One King at 1:00PM on Monday, December 1. We
would love to have new members join us.
For more information, please contact:
Donna, (586) 781-6904 or [email protected]
Northland Family Planning Prayer News * December 6
Please join us for peaceful Pro-Life prayers outside Northland
Family Planning Clinic on Saturday, December 6. As we
prepare at Advent for the Birth of Our Lord, let us pray
for parents and expectant parents - that they may always trust
in God, and for children - that they receive God's gifts of life
and love. 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 (rain, snow or cold).
See the Northland Family Planning flier on the church
bulletin board for other weekday prayer info.
???: Anne Marie, (586) 873-2004 or Eleanor, (586) 939-5683
Knights of Columbus
The Saint Nicholas Council of the Knights of Columbus
would like to welcome Jeffrey Gura to our fraternal order.
Jeff leads the Altar Boy Ministry at Ss. Cyril & Methodius
Catholic Church. He is also spearheading the “Columbian
Squires Initiative” at our parish.
Congratulations, Brother Jeff Gura, on completing First
Degree status in the Knights of Columbus!
Jim Jaczkowski, Chancellor K of C Saint Nicholas Council
Catechism Corner
Class/Benediction Schedule:
Wednesday, November 26:
NO CLASS - Happy Thanksgiving!
Questions: DREs, Paul or Carroll Schuller, (586) 254-9212
Movies * Friday, November 28 & Saturday, November 29 * Fr. Mikus Hall * Free-Will Offering
Friday, November 28, 10:00AM: “The Christmas Candle” - In 19th-century England, a minister's quest to modernize his village
puts him at odds with people who believe that whoever lights the candle that an angel touched will receive a miracle on Christmas
Eve. (PG / 1 hour, 40 minutes / 2013)
Friday, November 28, 1:00PM & Saturday, November 29, 10:15AM: “The Giver” - In a seemingly perfect community, without war, pain, suffering, differences or choice, a young boy is chosen to learn from an elderly man about the true pain and pleasure
of the "real" world. (PG-13 / 1 hour, 37 minutes / 2014)
Saturday, November 29, 7:15PM: “Guardians of the Galaxy” - Brash space adventurer Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) finds himself
the quarry of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To evade Ronan, Quill is forced
into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits: gun-toting Rocket Raccoon, treelike-humanoid Groot, enigmatic Gamora, and
vengeance-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when he discovers the orb's true power and the cosmic threat it poses, Quill must rally
his ragtag group to save the universe. (PG-13 / 2 hours, 2 minutes / 2014)
Krispy Kreme * December 7
Freshest Fresh! Krispy Kreme Donut Sales Fundraiser
benefitting Junior Sarisan Slovak Folk Ensemble on Sunday,
December 7, after the 7:30AM, 9:30AM, 11:30AM &
1:30PM Masses while they last! Grab your dozen to enjoy
and support the children’s dance group!
“Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
(1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
These words of St. Paul confirm for us the pinnacle of our relationship (or as I like
to call it our “intimacy”) with Jesus Christ. God’s will is our happiness and once
united to His will can we truly rejoice and give thanks in all circumstances; both in
times of joy and in times of sorrow.
Make no mistake about it, God certainly knew what He was doing! We derive the
strength and ability to do His holy, yet ever so demanding will, through
thanksgiving! The Eucharist means thanksgiving! It’s Greek root is ευχαριστία
(pronounced eucharistia) which means gratitude, from eu- good + charizesthai – to
show favor. In the language of the Catholic Church, Latin, Eucharist is eucharistia,
which is translated as the virtue of thanksgiving, or thankfulness.
This Thanksgiving season see things from a different light. Always give thanks first
and foremost to the One who gave us, and continues to give us, the very things
which we are thankful for. Set aside a time (or times) where you can quietly enter
into His loving presence before the Blessed Sacrament and let Him know how truly
thankful you really are for Him. Ask Him to help you recognize, embrace and thus
unite your will with His that you may learn to pray constantly, rejoice always and
authentically learn to give thanks in every and all circumstances!
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: www.saintcyrils.org
Jesus Christ, The High Priest
Fr. Benjamín Kosnáč, Pastor
Pastor Email:
[email protected]
[email protected]
Fr. John Simoneau, Associate Pastor
Associate Pastor Email:
[email protected]
Deacon Joseph Hulway
Deacon Gerald Smigell
If you feel God is calling you to stay one hour with Him each week before the Blessed
Sacrament And would like to volunteer your time in quietude and thanksgiving simply
email Julie Varchetti, Paul A. Ray, or Robert & Nicole Maul at
[email protected] or call Julie Varchetti, (586) 214-1825.
Wednesday, November 26: BENEDICTION AT 6:00PM
Thursday, November 27: NO OVERNIGHT ADORATION
Thursday, November 27 & Friday, November 28: OFFICE CLOSED!
Ss. Cyril & Methodius
Parish is a Roman Catholic Community
that welcomes all who wish to learn
about, embrace and actively practice the
Roman Catholic religion. As a “family
of families,” we are dedicated to the
propagation and deepening of our Catholic
faith. This is facilitated through the teaching of, and adherence to, the Magisterium
and traditions of the Roman
Catholic Church.
Farnosť sv. Cyrila je slovenská rímskokatolícka farnosť, ktorá je otvorená
každému, kto chce spoznávať a žiť
katolícku vieru. Ako „Rodina rodín“ a
„spoločenstvo spoločenstiev“ sa snažíme
vieru žiť a šíriť tak, aby ľudia spoznali
Boha a prinášali Kristov pokoj a radosť
medzi ľudí. Farnosť sa usiluje byť
centrom spoločenského a kultúrneho
života všetkých Slovákov, ktorí sú vždy
vítaní na tunajšej pôde.