Are You Listening?
A Native American and his friend were in down-
town New York City, walking near Times Square in Man-
hattan. It was during the noon lunch hour and the streets
were filled with people. Cars were honking their horns,
taxicabs were squealing around corners, sirens were wail-
ing, and the sounds of the city were almost deafening. Sud-
denly, the Native American said to the other,” I hear a Cricket.”
His friend said, “What? You must be crazy. You
couldn’t possibly hear a cricket in all of this noise!” “No, I’m
sure of it,” the Native American said, “I heard a cricket.”
“That’s crazy,” said the friend. The Native American lis-
tened carefully for a moment, and then walked across the
street to a big cement planter where some shrubs were
growing. He looked into the bushes, beneath the branches,
and sure enough, he located a small cricket. His friend was
“That’s incredible,” said his friend. “You must have
super-human ears!” No,” said the Native American. “My
ears are no different from yours. It all depends on what
you’re listening for.” “But that can’t be!” said the friend. “I
could never hear a cricket in this noise.” “Yes, it’s true,”
came the reply. “It depends on what is really important to you.
“Here, let me show you.” He reached into his pocket,
pulled out a few coins, and discreetly dropped them on the
sidewalk. And then, with the noise of the crowded street
still blaring in their ears, they noticed every head within
twenty feet turn and look to see if the money that tinkled
on the pavement was theirs.
“See what I mean?” asked the Native American. “It all
depends on what’s important to you.” As Jesus tells the Pharisees
in the Gospel, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar, but give to God what is God’s.”
Consoling the Heart of Jesus
Please join us for a 10 week, small group in-house retreat that will open discussion into the simplicity and grandeur of Consoling Spirituality. This retreat is based on the popular book by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, consoling the Heart of Jesus. Our journey through discovery on the insights into the keys Consoling Through Jesus, to the Great Sanctity of the Saints and Blessed will be on Tuesday nights at 7PM in the Fr. Marino
Hall, all men are welcome to join us on our fantastic, enlightening journey.
Italian Sons and Daughters
Museum of Divine Statues Field Trip
Sunday, March 15th, at 2:00 PM, all who would like to join us for a great visit to an outstanding collection of religious and sacred artifacts and statues at the Museum of Divine Statues, located at 12905 Madison Ave., Lakewood, Oh., 44107. the exhibits are a collection of preserved works from closed churches in the area. All interested will meet at the museum, the admission is $10.00. Proceeds go to maintain and preserve this great collection of artwork.
Daylight Savings Time Change
Don’t forget to Spring Forward your clocks, daylight savings time begins at two AM, March 8,2015
WEEKEND OF Mar 7/Mar 8, 2015
Saturday, March 7, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: A. McElhone
Servers: D. Bambino / T. Grabowski & R. Rock
Sunday, March 8, 2015
8:00 a.m.. J. Sfiscko
Servers: R. Arteaga /A. Santora / B. Santos
10:00 a.m. Lector : M. Di Gangi & H. Neubert Servers: Joseph Graziani
11:30 a.m. Lector: D. Gonyon / M. Gotlibowski
Servers : J. La Cavera / C. O’Donnell / M. Jacobo and A. De Leva
5:00 p.m. Lector: B. McFadden
Servers: B. Buehner & Edward McLaughlin
This week’s collections: $ 2,560.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Electrical, PA System & Bell System
Jacques and Jocelyne Bernard 250
Still Need $ 2,125
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of Karen Ohlin, mother of Mary Boryczewski and all the deceased Veterans and all the faithful departed.
We also pray for all those who are ill:
Gianna Andolina, Carmen Beltrante, Sean Barker, John Bender, Sr. Maria Benedict, Vicki Bueno, Nick Carlozzi, Dorothy Ciocca, Giuseppe Cirianni, Joe Coreno, Maria Costanzo, Fannie Costanzo, Francis Costanzo, Jimmy Craciun, Judith Cullen, Anthony DePolo, Charlotte De Santo, Pat DiBello, Mark Di Donato, Benny Donofrio, Giuseppa Di Stefano, Mary Fogliano, Justina De La Garza, Judith Gillen, Chester Glica, Martin J. Glica, Enrique Gonzalez, Angela Isabella, Cindy Jontony, Ray Jontony, Michael Laughman, John Mazzarella, Ann Mulgrew, Joseph Parente, Josephine Parente, Tom Pienkowski, Jeannine Rini Elizabeta Romano, Beverly Rodriguez, Mark Rudolph, Antonio Ruggiero, Rosa Ruggiero, Tonia Sauro, Betty Scaia, Mary Shofariu, Anton Smuk, Ann Thomas, Diane Viccarone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Bill Walers, Michael Weiskittel, Margarita Zinicola.
The Holy Eucharist is exposed from 3:00pm to 5:45 pm, every Thursday, with Benediction. Come and spend some time with Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Readings for the Week of March 8, 2015
SUNDAY : Ex 20:1-17/1Cor 1:22-25/Jn4:5-42/ Rom 5:1
MONDAY: 2Kgs 5:1-15/Lk 4:24-30
TUESDAY: Dn 3:25-43/Mt 18:21-35
WEDNESDAY: Dt 4:1,5:9/5:17-19
THURSDAY: Jer. 7:23-28 / Lk. 11:14-23
FRIDAY: Hos. `4:2-10 / Mk. 12:28-34
SATURDAY: Hos. 6:1-6 / Lk. 18:9-14
NEXT SUNDAY: 2 Chr. 36:14-16,,19-23 / Eph 2:4-10/St. John 3:14-21.
Padua High School Italian Club
The Padua High School Italian Club will be at our 10:00 am, Italian Mass on March 8 th. Following Mass, there will be refreshments served in the cafeteria.
Feast of St. Joseph
The Feast of St. Joseph, is being held on Thursday, March 19th. There will be a special Mass at 6:00pm, in Italian, celebrated by our own Fr. James Mayer, O. de M. Following the Mass, the Traditional Table in honor of St. Joseph, will be celebrated in our school cafeteria.
All are invited to participate, by attending the Mass and bringing your favorite family Italian dishes and specialties, with servings for at least eight people, for St. Joseph Table. “Carmelina” will be joining us that evening to provide some great fun and entertainment.
At the 11:30, Sunday Masses, during Lent, we will be enjoying the sharing of our faith journey with several of our parishioners. We did this last year during Lent and received much positive feedback. This week, Amanda Cholodewitsch, a teacher at our school, will be sharing their faith journey with us, and how their faith help their marriage and family. Thank you, Don and Kathy Miller for sharing your journey with us last week.
“Stitching the Future”
Esperanza Threads, a 501C3 foundation, that trains young adults to learn a trade in sewing, is having a fund raiser in our church hall. Please, help support their great cause:
March 26th, from 7pm to 10pm
Join us for Appetizers, great Desserts, and Beverages
Donation: $40.00 per person
Save the Dates!!
March 15th, Sunday—Museum Visit—2:00 PM
March 19th—Feast od St. Joseph
April 11th—Annual Reverse Raffle
July 8th through July 12th—90th Italian Festival
August 29th—OLMC School Gala
All the Fridays, during the Season of Lent, are days of abstinence from meat. Good Friday is included in those days of abstinence from meat, and it is also a day of Fast, limiting us to a single full meal for the day.
Easter Lily Plants
We are now accepting requests for Easter plants to decorate our Altar during the Easter season. If you would like to purchase a plant “In Memory” of your deceased, loved ones or for a special intention, please, fill out the and return it to us. At Easter, a booklet will be printed with your requested loved ones names
Annual Reverse Raffle: Hosted by The Holy Name Society And Sacred Heart Sodality
Our annual Reverse Raffle will be held on Saturday,
April 11th, in the school cafeteria. Doors open at 6:00 PM, after the 5:00 PM Mass. Dinner will be served at 7:00 PM, followed by fun, games, and dancing. Tickets are $35.00 per person.
Please see the inserted flyer in this week’s bulletin for ticket information.
See you there!!
Father Marino Endowment
Everyone has now received, in the mail, an envelope for our parish endowment. Please return your envelope in the Sunday collection basket.
Thank you for your support!!
Catholic Charities’ Annual Appeal, 2015
The Catholic Charities’ funds drive for our Diocese, has begun! This program provides health and human services to the poor in our Cleveland Community. Envelopes are located at the end of each pew for donations. For over 100 years, Catholic Charities’ has been helping people in our community. Please give generously.
Join us for a Lenten Journey with our Blessed Mother. We will use the book by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, “33 Days to Morning Glory,” to guide us on this Lenten retreat. This simple book reminds us of Mary’s desire to bring all of us into the merciful Heart of Jesus. The daily reading take about 15 minutes. We will meet six consecutive Fridays, during Lent, at 7:00pm, immediately following the Stations of the Cross. We will meet in the
Hope to see you there!!
Any questions, please call 216-337-4314
“2014” Tax Letters
Any parishioners in need of requesting a receipt of their 2014 church contributions for their income taxes, should leave a message on the Rectory answering machine at 216-651-5043. They will be mailed to you as quickly as possible.
Sunday, March 8, 2015 Third Sunday in Lent
10:00 AM CCD Class in Mercy Room
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall,
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
Monday, March 9, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
10:30 AM N.A. Meeting in Mercy Room
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany in Church
6:30 PM * Stations of the Cross in Italian—Church
7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting, Mercy Room
7:15 PM Italian class meets in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
3PM to 4 PM School Choir
5:30 PM Recitation of Rosary & Litany in Church Novena to Our Lady of Mercy after the 6:00 PM Mass
Thursday, March 12, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
3:00 to 4:00 PM * EYM Grades 5-8 – Church
3:00 to 5:45 PM * Exposition of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Recitation of Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany in Church * Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Followed By the 6:00 PM Mass
7:00 PM * ISDA – OLMC Lodge #211 * Fr. M.H.
7:00 PM * Den Meeting
7:00 PM * Parish Choir, in Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, March 13, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
8:15 AM School Mass in Church (Grade 6 )
2:00 PM School * Stations of the Cross -Church
5:15 PM Evening Prayer, Rosary and Litany
6:30 PM *Stations of the Cross—Church
Saturday, March 14, 2015 Lenten Weekday
3:30 to 4:30 PM Confessions in Church
Sunday, March 15, 2015 * Fourth Sunday of Lent
10:00 AM Welcome * Students to the Italian Mass From Padua High School
10:00 AM *Holy Name Meeting in Cafeteria
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall.
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, March 7, 2015 Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Virginia Mazzarella (Bd. Ann.) by Robert Mazzarella
5:00 PM +Tony Prioletti by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, March 8, 2015 * Third Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM +Dolores Augustine by Josephine E. Lohn
10:00 AM +Tony Di Rienzi by Holly & John Neubert
11:30 AM +John & Jennie Tortelli by Family
5:00 PM + Anna Kate Leonard by Family
MONDAY, March 9, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Patrick Rigg by Rigg Family
6:00 PM + Clifford Olson by M/M Ray Pianka
TUESDAY, March 10, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Joanne Kilgarriff by Family
6:00 PM +Nino Di Stefano by Famiglia
WEDNESDAY, March 11, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Peggy Barth by Eileen Barth
6:00 PM + Deceased Members of Leonard Family by Family
THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Patrick Rigg by Rigg Family
6:00 PM + Assunta & Pasquale Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
FRIDAY, March 13, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM * For Our Holy Father Pope Francis (Ann. Of Election) by Parishioners
8:15 AM + Tom Hill by James Bloise
6:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
SATURDAY, March 14, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Jagodik Walrntyna by Massimiani & Family
5:00 PM + Anna Belle Laubacker by Family + Eileen Campbell by Friends
SUNDAY, March 15, 2015 * Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM + Aaron N. Mentkowski / Mary & Joseph Saranzak by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + Giuseppe Di Gangi by Maria
11:30 AM + Damiano Romano by Concetta Romano & Family
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Dorothy Ciocca
Apartment For Rent
Two bedroom apartment,
off of West Blvd., south of Lorain Ave.
Very clean, with large back yard.
$550 per month with references. No pets please!
If interested, call 216-570-6865