The Strange Visitor
One day, a man went to visit a church.
He arrived early, parked his car, and got out.
Another car pulled up near him, and the driver told him,
“I always park there. You took my place!”
The visitor went inside for Sunday School,
found an empty seat, and sat down.
A young lady from the church approached him and stated,
“That’s my seat! You took my place!”
The visitor was somewhat distressed
by this rude welcome, but said nothing.
After Sunday School, the visitor went
into the church sanctuary and sat down.
Another member walked up to him and said,
“That’s where I always sit. You took my place!”
The visitor was even more troubled
by this treatment, but still said nothing.
Later, as the congregation was praying for Christ
to dwell among them, the visitor stood,
and his appearance began to change.
Horrible scars became visible on his
hands and on his sandaled feet.
Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out,
“What happened to you?”
The visitor replied, “I took your place.”
May you be content knowing you are a child of God.
Let His presence settle into our bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to sing,
dance, and to bask in the sun.
It is there for each and EVERY ONE OF YOU!
Holy Week Schedule
March 29th, Palm Sunday
Blessing of Palms, at each Mass
Holy Thursday, 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Good Friday, 1:30 to 2:30 PM
Holy Saturday, 3:30 to 4:30 PM
Masses and Services
7:00 PM Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Followed by Holy Hour
Church will be open until Midnight
8;00 AM, Church Opens
For Private Devotions
2:15 PM, Stations of the Cross
3:00 PM, Celebration of the Lord’s
Passion and Holy Communion
1:00 PM, Blessing of the Easter Foods
7:30 PM, Easter Vigil Mass
8:00 AM Mass
10:00 AM, Italian Mass
11:30 AM Mass
There will be no 5:00 PM Mass
WEEKEND OF Mar 28/29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: A. McElhone & G. Parkinson
Servers: D. Bambino / Alex & Adrian Lozada
Sunday, March 29, 2015
8:00 a.m.. Lector : J. Sfiscko & J. Gallagher Servers: A. Santora / Dylan & Logan Bastian
10:00 a.m. Lector : M. Di Gangi & R. Montemerano Servers: Joseph Graziani
11:30 a.m. Lector: D. Gonyon & M. Gotlibowski Servers : Nigel Drummond / Joseph Ford / Myles Reynolds & Julio Paez
5:00 p.m. Lector: B. McFadden & R. Morelli Servers: Christian Toth / Janniel Badaes & Cole Alletto
This week’s collections: $3,203.
Thank you for your generosity and support!
Electrical, PA System & Bell System
Still Need $ 1,625
LET US PRAY
Please remember the souls of Antonietta Bovenzi & Gerald J. Czajkowski (brother of Jim Czajkowski) 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, 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 5:45pm, every Thursday, with Benediction. Come and spend some time with Christ.
Readings for the Week of March 29, 2015
SUNDAY: Is. 50:4-7 / Phil. 2:6-11 / Mk. 14:1-15:47
MONDAY: Is. 42:1-7 / Jn. 12:1-11
TUESDAY: Is. 49:1-6 / Jn. 13: 21-33,36-38
WEDNESDAY: Is. 50:4-9a /Mt. 26:14-25
THURSDAY: Ex. 12:1-8,11-14 / I Cor. 11:23-26 / Jn. 13:1-15
FRIDAY: Is. 52: 13-53:12 / Heb. 4:14-16,5:7-9 /Jn. 18:1-19:42
SATURDAY: Gn. 1:1-2:2, Gn. 22:1-18, Ex. 14:15-15:1, Is. 54:5-14, Is. 55:1-11, Bar. 3:9-15,32-4:4, Ez.36:16-17a,18-28, Rom. 6:3-11 & Mk. 16:1-7
NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 10:34a,37-43 / Col. 3:1-4, Jn. 20:1-9
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.
Our next rummage sale will be held on Saturday, April 11th, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. Please, spread the word. If you have any items to donate, please call the Rectory for a pick-up or if you want to drop something off. Thanks for your support!
Divine Mercy Sunday
Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with us on April 12th, 2015. we will have confessions, Holy Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Liturgy, and Benediction. We will begin at 2:00 PM. Remember, our Lord’s Promise to Sister Faustina on this special Sunday of Mercy.
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 Mercy Room. Hope to see you there!!
Any questions, please call 216-337-4314
School registration in now in progress at OLMC School for the next school year. We are currently registering for all grades, from Pre K 3 through 8th grade. Please call the school to schedule an appointment. Help spread the word to all your friends and family. Your child deserves the best!!
Please remember your Church during this Easter season.
We appreciate all of your generosity.
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
This Sunday, is the last day that we are 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
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.
Thank you to April, one of our postulates from our Mercedarian Sisters, on sharing her wonderful journey of faith with our Parish last week.
Our annual festival is quickly approaching, July 8th through July 12th. We will be having a festival meeting in the Mercy Room on April 8th, at 7:00 PM.
All are welcome to attend!!
Sunday, March 29, 2015 * Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord \ Blessing of Palms at each Mass
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall,
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
Monday, March 30, 2015 Monday of Holy Week
P.N. No School for OLMC Students & Faculty
Easter Vacation until April 12th, 2015
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
P.N. No Italian Classes until April 13th, 2015
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Tuesday of Holy Week
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
7;00 PM * Leader Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Wednesday of Holy Week
5:30 PM Recitation of Rosary & Litany in Church
Novena to Our Lady of Mercy after the 6:00 PM Mass
Thursday, April 2, 2015 * Holy Thursday
(Beginning of the Easter Triduum )
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions
7:00 PM * Mass of the Lord’s Supper / Procession to the
Repository / Followed by Holy Hour / Church remains
Open till Midnight
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, April 3, 2015 * Good Friday
( Fast & Abstinence from meat)
8:00 AM Church opens / For Private Devotions
1:30 to 2:30 PM * Confessions
2:15 PM * Stations of the Cross
3:00 PM * Celebration of the Lord’s Passion and
Reception of Holy Communion
Saturday, April 4, 2015 Holy Saturday
1:00 PM * Blessing of Easter Foods
3:30 to 4:30 PM Confessions
7: 30 PM Easter Vigil Mass
Sunday, April 5, 2015 EASTER SUNDAY
EASTER MASS SCHEDULE
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM AND 11:30 AM
P.N. NO 5:00 PM MASS
NO BINGO THIS SUNDAY
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, March 28 2015 Lenten Weekday
6:30 AM + Fr. John J. Jendzura by M/M Gerald Helwick
5:00 PM + Raffaella Prioletti by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, March 29, 2015 Palm Sunday * Passion of Lord
8:00 AM + John Manna by Johanna & Jim Czajkowski
10:00 AM + John Zona by Family + Salvatore Fazio by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
11:30 AM + Feliz Ciocca by Dorothy & Beverly Ciocca
5:00 PM + Colleen Heller by James Bloise
MONDAY, March 30, 2015 * Monday Holy Week
6:30 AM + Ann Kortan by John & Lyn Mentkowski
6:00 PM + Fortumato Figliano by Famiglia
TUESDAY, March 31, 2015 * Tuesday Holy Week
6:30 AM + Rev. Fr. Vincent Caruso, O. de M. (Ann. Death) by Family
6:00 PM + Howard Ivey by Beverly Ciocca
WEDNESDAY, April 1, 2015 Wednesday Holy Week
6:30 AM * In Thanksgiving for Poor Souls
6:00 PM + Amica Angela by Domenica Mannoi
THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 * HOLY THURSDAY
NO MORNING MASS
(Beginning of Easter Triduum)
7:00 PM + Walter Linn by Linn Family + Jean D’Onofrio by Familuy
FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 GOOD FRIDAY
NO MASS TODAY
SOLEMN LITURGY OF PRAYER / RECEPTION OF HOLY COMMUNION
SATURDAY, April 4, 2015 HOLY SATURDAY
NO MORNING MASS TODAY
7:30 PM + Antonio Lavalle by Ray, Fran & Jean Lavalle + Bunny Haselow by Angela & Joe Keeling + Parishioners of OLMC
SUNDAY, April 5, 2015 * EASTER SUNDAY
8:00 AM + Nicholas & Frances Sfiscko by Johanna & Jim Czajkowski
10:00 AM + Raffaela D’Onofrio by Benito, Aaugustino & Rose Baker
11:30 AM + Filomena Isabella by Mary Gorman
P.N. NO 5:00 PM MASS TODAY