JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF JESUS The best way of getting into the heart of someone you love is to get to know them intimately by learning everything you can about them. St. Augustine once said “understanding must precede love, for one cannot love what he does not understand.”

Our relationship with Our Lord Jesus Christ is no different.

As a parish we are striving during the first year of our four-year parish vision and mission to KNOW, LOVE, AND SERVE Jesus.

Starting in April during the “Year of Jesus” at Ss. Cyril & Methodius, we invite you to join us once a month on Wednesday night at 6:30PM in the church as we take a 9-month journey as a parish into the Heart of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

The events will be emceed by Bobby Hesley. Each month a speaker will teach on a topic that will increase your knowledge and devotion to Jesus.

Each of the topics are based on Jesus-centered devotions. These will be wonderful opportunities to learn more about Jesus and how you can increase your intimacy with Him through various Catholic devotions while having your Holy Hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament!

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed during each brief 30-40 minute talk followed by Benediction at 7:15PM. Questions, please contact the Parish Office, (586) 726-6911.

The monthly topics will be as follows

 

July 12: Divine Mercy

August 9: Holy Name of Jesus – Holy Face

September 6: Scripture: How the Word of God Reveals the Incarnate Word

October 18: Encountering Christ in the Rosary

November 15: Jesus Christ the King - Jesus Christ, Priest & Victim

 

 

Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative  (Baby Bottle Drive)

 

The Knights of Columbus (Council 7011) is pleased to announce its participation in the Knights of Columbus Ultrasound Initiative. This Initiative is a program whereby funds are raised by local council(s) for the purchase of an ultrasound machine for a local pro-life pregnancy care center. These funds are then matched by the Supreme Council’s Culture of Life Fund. Since 2009 this Initiative has funded more than 785 ultrasound machines in the United States, Canada and other countries.

 

Our local council will be involved, together with other councils, in raising funds to purchase two ultrasound machines at two separate pro-life pregnancy care centers, thus helping individuals making the right decision regarding their unborn child, by educating them on the importance of life and its rewards. One picture is worth a life. Statistics show that when the mother sees the ultrasound picture of her baby more than 80% of these mothers have the baby.

 

We are taking the lead position on one pro-life pregnancy care center, The Lennon Pregnancy Center in Dearborn Heights. This center has been in existence since 1984 dealing with clients from more than fifty ZIP codes. The Lennon Center provides approximately 300 free ultrasounds per year, as well as free counseling, parenting, mentoring and other classes for parents for up to five years. Their ultrasound machine is more than seven years old while the normal replacement time for these machines is six years. The cost for a replacement machine is approximately $18,000. Thus if our council, together with other councils, raises $9,000 the Supreme Council will match that amount, thus enabling this center to purchase a replacement machine.

 

On June 24-25, 2017 we will be distributing 600 baby bottles in connection with this Initiative and we are asking our parishioners to return these baby bottles, together with all their loose change, dollar bills and checks on July 22-23, 2017, to help us raise funds for this important cause.

 

We very much appreciate your participation in this Initiative. Any questions may be directed to Ken Pullis, the Right to Life Chair for Council 7011 at kpullis@gmail.com or 586-939-8525.

 

 

 

Vacation Bible School, 2017 * June 26-30

 

VBS needs some more help! We are attempting a huge service project during VBS and it requires 12 cases of newborn or size 1 diapers. If you can make a donation, please place the diapers in the box in the coatroom.

 

This years theme is: “Celebrating Life” (a CatChat Production). https://www.catchat.ca/vbs/birthday-blast.

VBS will be June 26 - June 30, 10AM until 1PM.  Children's daily Holy Mass at 9:00AM.

 

Volunteers

Please Check your availability first. Monday, June 26 - Friday, June 30 from 9:30AM  till 1:30 PM.  Volunteer signup now available!  There will be no signup board this year. Instead, please email Mrs. Moe at Cyril.VBS@gmail.com with the following information:  Name, Current Grade, Email Address & Where you might like to help.