Are you a Wrecker or Builder?
I watched them tearing a building down,
A gang of men in a busy town.
With a ho-heave-ho and lusty yell,
They swung a beam and a sidewall fell.
I asked the foreman, “Are these men skilled,
As the men you’d hire if you had to build?”
He gave me a laugh and said, “No indeed!
Just common labor is all I need.
I can easily wreck in a day or two
What builders have taken a year to do.”
And I tho’t to myself as I went my way,
Which of these two roles have I tried to play?
Am I a builder who works with care,
Measuring life by the rule and square?
Am I shaping my deeds by a well-made plan,
Patiently doing the best I can?
Or am I a wrecker who walks the town,
Content with the labor of tearing down?
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
This 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.
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
WEEKEND OF Mar 14/15, 2015
Saturday, March 14, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: A. Castillo
Servers: D. Bambino / Alex & Adrian Lozada
Sunday, March 15, 2015
8:00 a.m.. Lector : R. Russo
Servers: A. Santora / Dylan & Logan Bastian
10:00 a.m. Lector : M. Sweeney & J. Curtis
Servers: Joseph Graziani
11:30 a.m. Lector: D. Tortelli & B. McLaughlin
Servers : N. Drummond / J. Ford / M. Reynolds / J. Paez
5:00 p.m. Lector: R. Morelli
Servers: C. Toth / J. Badaes / C. Alletto
This week’s collections: $4,724.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Electrical, PA System & Bell System
Still Need $ 1,975
LET US PRAY:
Please remember the soul of Joseph R. Kolman, father of Susan LaCavera, Howard Ivey, Mary Jane Alison, 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 15, 2015
SUNDAY : 2 Chr. 36:14-16,19-23 / Eph 2:4-10/ Jn. 3:14-21
MONDAY: Is. 65:17-21 / Jn 4:43-54
TUESDAY: Ez 47:1-9,12 / Jn 5:1-16
WEDNESDAY: Is 49:8-15/ Jn 5:17-30
THURSDAY: 2 Sm 7:4-5a,1214a,16 /Rom 4:13,16-18,22 / Mt 1:16,18-21,24a
FRIDAY: Wis 2:1a,12-22 / Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30
SATURDAY: Jer 11: 18-20 / Jn 7:40-53
NEXT SUNDAY: Jer 31:31-34/ Heb 5:7-9 / Jn 19:20-33
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. Thank you, Amanda Cholodewitsch 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 of 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.
“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 15, 2015 Fourth 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 16, 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
7:15 PM Italian class meets in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, March 18, 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 19, 2015 * St. Joseph, Solemnity
P.N. OLMC *NO SCHOOL *Teacher In service Day
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.
6:00 PM * Mass in Honor of St. Giuseppe—Italian
After the Italian Mass, celebration of San Giuseppe Table *Cafeteria
7:00 PM * Den Meeting
7:00 PM * Parish Choir, in Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in GYM
Friday, March 20, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
5:15 PM Evening Prayer, Rosary and Litany
6:30 PM *Stations of the Cross—Church
Saturday, March 21, 2015 Lenten Weekday
OLMC School retreat—Gym
3:30 to 4:30 PM Confessions in Church
Sunday, March 22, 2015 * Fifth Sunday of Lent
10:00 AM *CCD classes in Mercy Room
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 14, 2015 Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Jagodik Walentyna 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 ny 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
MONDAY, March 16, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM * Devotees of San Giuseppe by Domenica Manno
6:00 PM + Thomas Gorman by Gorman Family
TUESDAY, March 17, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Thomas Humann by M/M Edward Creem
6:00 PM + Ann Zona by Luciana Zona & Angelo Costanzo
WEDNESDAY, March 18, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Josephine Tucciarone by Concetta Romano & Family
6:00 PM + Pat di Massa by Family
THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 * ST. JOSEPH, Sol.
6:30 AM + Gloria Raffa by Raffa Famiglia
6:00 PM * Parishioners of O.L. of Mt. C. + Giuseppe Tieri by Margherita Tieri & Family
FRIDAY, March 20, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Bertha Robison by Gertrude Robinson
6:00 PM * Devotees of St. Joseph by Lyn & John Mentkowski
SATURDAY, March 21, 2015 * Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of the Leonard Family by Family
5:00 PM + Joseph Coreno by Family + Regina Theresa Jarocinski (45th Ann. Death) By Sons
SUNDAY, March 22, 2015 * Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM + Fortunato Figliano by Ralph & Filomena Bonacci
10:00 AM + Giuseppe & Giuseppina Guarnera by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
11:30 AM + Mafalda & Alberto Parente by Chris Parente
5:00 PM + Anna Kate Leonard by Family