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Class Schedule:

Wednesday, September 19 at 6:15PM: Class (Benediction for K-4th)

Wednesday, September 26 at 6:15PM: Class (Benediction for 5-8th)

Wednesday, October 3 at 6:15PM: Class (Benediction for K-4th)

Saturday, October 6 at 4:00PM: Commitment Mass for 7th grade students

Wednesday, October 10 at 6:15PM: Class (Benediction for 5-8th)

Wednesday, October 17 at 6:15PM: Class (Benediction for K-4th)

Sunday, October 21 (8th Grade Confirmation Class volunteers at Rosary Society Salad Luncheon 2:15- 6:00PM)

Wednesday, October 24 at 6:15PM: Class (Benediction for 5-8th)

Wednesday, October 31: (No Class) - Halloween

Registered families should have received a calendar and program notes the first week. If you did not receive these important  notes, please see your child’s teacher. Thank you.

As always, if you have any concerns, please call:

Paul or Carroll Schuller, Directors of Religious Education, (586) 254-9212 or


St. Paul Street Evangelization Dinner Gala* September 27

The St. Paul street Evangelization National Dinner Gala features: Fr. Larry Richards, Fr. Mathias Thelen and Steve Dawson.

$50 (Dinner and Open Bar) Cocktails: 5:30PM Dinner & Program: 7:00PM

More Information & to register:, (657) 777-2963,


Parish Ministries Fair * September 29 & 30

“Thanks be to God”, Ss. Cyril & Methodius is a growing and thriving parish! With over 50 active ministries it is difficult to

keep up with all the activities and to choose a ministry to get involved with! To help you get to know the parish ministries, we are pleased to announce the upcoming “Parish Ministry Fair” for all parishioners. The event will be held immediately after the following Holy Masses: Saturday, September 29, 4:00PM, Sunday, September 30, 9:30AM & 1:30PM. At this event, members from parish ministries will be available to answer questions and provide information regarding groups such as Prayer Ministries, Liturgical Ministries, Youth Ministries, Slovak Heritage and Other Apostolates. This will be a great opportunity to learn about all of the wonderful parish ministries and devotional activities that are available to you and how you can get involved.

We are the parish, the hands and feet of Jesus. It is with our faith in action that the kingdom of God is built up. May we each reflect on where and how we might best serve within our parish. Getting involved in a ministry is a good way to make new friends and can be a chance to grow in faith as well!

Questions, please contact: Erin Rybicki, or (586)530-0547; or Sandi Brady, (586) 726-6911


31st Annual Life Chain * Sunday, October 7

It is that time of year again, where Ss. Cyril & Methodius hosts the annual Life Chain event with the support of Right to Life-LIFESPAN. Every year, people all over the nation gather together on the first Sunday of October at about the same time to peacefully protest against abortion. Wherever people drive by, we aim to be there on the grass with our signs, praying, singing, and witnessing so that their hearts may be turned to the truth. So please come with your whole family, with your friends, or even by yourself. Be a witness that human life is a gift, a reminder that adoption is an option, and a beacon of hope for a holier generation.

The LIFE CHAIN takes place on Sunday, October 7, from 2:30PM-4:00PM on 18 Mile and Ryan, on the front lawn of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Church. Approved LIFE CHAIN signs will be provided by LIFESPAN for you to use. When you arrive and park, you can get signs from volunteers who are giving them out. We hope you’ll come and join us and the rest of the nation!

God bless you all! Maria Vitale & Lynn Gura, L.I.F.E. Ministry

Trail Life Participates in Life Chain & Holy Mass

Sunday, October 7

Begin with Holy Mass 1:30 to 2:30PM

Followed by Life Chain 2:30PM to 4:00PM

Signage will be Available—See Above Article for Details

Trailmen and Parents: Arrive no later than 1:15 PM to insure seating all together as a Troop. Uniform is Class A.

For more information, please contact:

Lynn Gura, (248) 816-1546 or Tom D’Alio, (586) 925-1451


Public Square Rosary Rally on Saturday, October 13, at 12 Noon at Ss. Cyril & Methodius. This Public Square Rosary, sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over 23,000 rallies that will take place all across the United States on that day. Please join us in offering reparation for the sins and offenses committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary and to fervently pray for the conversion of the United States.

We will meet in the parking lot and process out onto Ryan Road to 18 Mile Road and across to the Activity Center and back. It only takes about an hour of your time and we will have apple cider and doughnuts following the event. Please come and bring family, friends and your rosary! Thank you.

More information, contact: Annette Rudzewicz, (586) 247-7214


Šarišan Slovak Folk Ensembles invites you to a Harvest Dinner Dance on Saturday, October 13, starting at 6:00PM in the Father Mikuš Hall.

The night features a delicious homemade Slovak Dinner, including: Breaded Pork Tenderloin (rezeň) – Baked Chicken (kurča), potatoes, Stuffed Cabbage (holúbky), green beans, salad, rolls, butter, and pastries with coffee.

Ticket Price: Adults $22 / Children 17 and under: $11  Children 4 and under: FREE

Price also includes Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks, traditional new wine “Burčiak”, dancing to music by DJ Michael,

Cheer Basket Raffle & Silent Auction.

For tickets call: Daniela Grisak, (248) 659-8522, Renata Zelenak, (248) 884-3984 or Ss. Cyril & Methodius (586) 726-6911

* Proceeds benefit the Junior Šarišan Ensembles *


An Introduction to the Theology of the Body Study, October 20th 7pm

What Is The Meaning and Purpose of My Life?

How Do I Find Happiness and Fulfillment?


If you’re wondering if there’s more to life than just “getting by” and are ready to focus on what really matters, then discover the extraordinary Catholic teaching known as the Theology of the Body. It will give you a revolutionary and fulfilling vision for life, as it offers a new way to authentically see yourself, your faith, your relationships, and your world.

Given to us by Pope John Paul II, the Theology of the Body is renewing marriages, awakening vocations, healing deep personal wounds, and setting people free to live the life of greatness to which we are all called.

In An Introduction to the Theology of the Body: Discovering the Master Plan For Your Life, an adult faith formation program, renowned author and theologian Christopher West unfolds God’s extraordinary plan for all of humanity. If you desire to live out the fullest meaning and purpose of your life, then join us for this amazing discovery!

This DVD and workbook study will be held on eight Saturday evenings beginning October 20 at 7:00PM. The workbook is optional; however, it is helpful for the sessions. Workbooks may be purchased at Ascension Press. More info and to register: Deacon Phil at

Please put “Registration” in subject line of the email


Fatima: The Battle for Souls Continues  Save the Date: October 26 & 27

A Call to Mary announces its 2018 Conference: “Fatima, the Battle for Souls Continues.” The Conference will be held at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church on Friday, October 26, from 4:00—9:00PM and Saturday, October 27, from 8:00AM—3:00PM.

Speakers include: Fr. Ladis Cizik, Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Dr. William Thomas, Colin Donovan and Mother Mary Lucia.

Early Registration Fee (by October 25) = $25/per person

Registration at Door = $30/per person for October 26 & 27

Registration at Door + $25/per person for October 27 ONLY

Checks payable to “A Call to Mary” and mail to:

A Call to Mary

P.O. Box 374

Oxford, MI 48371

Additional Information / Questions: or (248) 808-8954


100th Anniversary Celebration Mass & Banquet Saturday, November 3

Dear Parish Family & Friends: We are grateful and blessed to announce a special Parish Centennial Celebration, beginning with the 4:00PM Holy Mass on Saturday, November 3, at Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church!

Many priests have been invited to concelebrate this Holy Mass, and the entrance procession will include our Dominican Sisters, teachers and students who attended Ss. Cyril & Methodius grade school and high school when they were operating in Detroit.

At 6:00PM that same Saturday, we will host a Banquet Dinner at the Macedonian Cultural Hall, located on the northwest corner of 19 Mile and Ryan Roads. Guests will enjoy a program of entertainment by Sarisan Slovak folk dancers and singers, with a brief introduction of honored guests. After dinner and the featured program, there will be music for your dancing enjoyment.

Tickets for Dinner are $50 per person and tables of 10 are available. Seats will be assigned in advance. A cash bar will be open throughout the evening. Tickets will be on sale in the Gallery after Masses on the weekends of September 29 & 30 and October 13 & 14 and October 20 & 21 and during the week in the Parish Office.

There are a limited number of seats available so hurry and get yours! Celebrate our first 100 Years with your fellow parishioners family and friends of Ss. Cyril & Methodius Slovak Catholic Church!