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We know you love us! Now remember to like us – check out our FB page!


Hello dear friends of SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary!  Please check out our newly designed Facebook page and keep it in your favorites.  With many thanks to Maria Jerome and the Advancement Team, we are now creating a digital footprint for all of our students and alumni to keep up to date with all of our activities.

Come on Alumni!  I know you are out there – let the likes begin!


SSCMS Writing Center Information

If you seek assistance with that pesky writing assignment, help is right around the corner!

Assistance is available on Tuesdays (until the end of October) from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursdays (until the end of the semester) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The tutor is located in the CAC Building, room 107.  Please use the sheet outside of the door to make an appointment or just walk in to check if the tutor is available.  Please keep in mind that appointments are limited to half an hour.  If the tutor does not have a scheduled appointment after your session and you still require assistance,  she can continue the session.

Please check back for updated Tuesday hours for November and December.

A writing site to keep you going:  750 words

Try it! It’s amazing what 750 little words a day can do for your writing skills!



Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, rest in peace

Former Detroit Archbishop Cardinal Szoka has died

With sadness and great hope in the Resurrection we share news of the death of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who served as Archbishop of Detroit from 1981 until 1990 and went on to oversee the government of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI.

“We mourn the loss of a dedicated shepherd,” said current Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, who had served as a priest under Cardinal Szoka in the 1980s. “For sixty years Cardinal Szoka gave himself totally to his priestly service of Christ and his Church.  He has gone home to the Heavenly Father with our prayers. May the Lord give him the reward of his labors.”


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Congratulations Class of 2014


We are all so very proud of each and every one of you!  Let your light shine and guide you!


Caryn Noel & the Library Team



Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

Faustina: Messenger of Divine Mercy

A Saint Luke Production! 




Shrine Chapel of the  

Orchard Lake Schools 

3535 Commerce Road

Orchard Lake, MI 48324



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Thursday – May 15, 2014

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST


General Seating:

     Doors Open at 6:30 PM



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St. Faustina is coming to the Shrine Chapel of the Orchard Lake Schools.  Come meet St. Faustina in this live-multimedia drama and listen to her
message of 
Divine Mercy!      TRAILER     


Thursday, May 15 @ 7:00 PM


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      Chaplet of the Divine Mercy      
The Hour of Mercy

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Congratulations to the 2014 SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary Graduates!

May God Bless and keep you in your travels!


Master of Divinity

Rev. Mr. Marcin L. Chilczuk

Adam Falk

Rev. Mr. Piotr A. Kmiecik

Rev. Mr. Maciej M. Stelmach

Rev. Mr. Adam Urbaniak


Completion of the Program of Priestly Formation

 Rev. Mr. Cezariusz W. Jastrzebski


Master of Arts in Theology

Adam Falk

Esam Naoum

Jennie M. Sinatra

Rev. Mr. Maciej Stelmach

Rev. Mr. Michael A. Somervell

Rev. Robert Szczechura


Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry

Julie A. Sartori




The works of the Blessed John Paul II


Throughout the month of April, the Library celebrates the life and work of the Blessed John Paul II with visual displays and artifacts of his trips here at Orchard Lake.  Students, faculty and the surrounding community are encouraged to walk among the Blesseds artifacts and share their favorite memories of his unique papacy.

During this time, the Library has found some surplus copies of John Paul II works to share at a modest price.  Most books are hardcover; prices range from $4 – 15.  Selections vary daily.  All proceeds benefit the library.


2014 Master of Art Comprehensive Examinations



Rev. Robert Szczechura

Topic:  The Christological Aspects of the Collects of the Sundays of Lent

Date:  9 April 9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Msgr. Thomas Machalski, Rev. William Wegher

Mr. Esam Naoum

Topic:  The Holy See’s Decision to Recognize the Validity of a Eucharist Celebrated according to the Anaphora of Addai and Mari is an Epoch-making Decision

Date:  9 April  1:00 pm

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Rev. Louis Madey, Dr. Josh Genig

Rev. Mr. Maciej Stelmach

Topic:  Moral evaluation of the decision on the sex of the baby in circumstances of being born hermaphrodite.

Date:  23 April  9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Rev. Robert Marczewski, Msgr. Francis Koper

Mr. Adam Falk

Topic:  The Concept of the Just War and its Development throughout History

Date:  28 April 9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Rev. Louis Madey, Rev. Leonard Obloy

Ms. Jennie Sinatra

Topic:  Pope Francis’ Approach to Mary Fulfills the Need for Liturgical Spirituality Rebirth.

Date:  30 April 9:00 am

Board:  Rev. Gregory Banazak, Msgr. Francis Koper, Dr. Josh Genig

All the exams will take place at the lower level of the Library


Fill Orchard Lake to capacity; sustain Orchard Lake; we need Orchard Lake –

The words of Blessed John Paul II ring loud in my head.  As we prepare display case after display case of his works, I cannot use all of the library’s books of the Pope’s travels, writings and poetry.   We’ve dug deep and found a few personal photos of Cardinal Wojtyla with our own Monsignor Milewski and Monsignor Ziemba.   Of course, the storyboards of His Holiness’s life, a gift from the Archdiocese of Detroit and the kayak that Karol Wojtyla enjoyed here at Orchard Lake are even more special to us now.

Please take a moment to reflect upon our many blessings here at Orchard Lake and all that is yet to come.