Isn’t It Funny…
Funny how a $20.00 bill looks so big
When you take it to church,
but, so small when you take it to the mall.
Funny how big an hour serving God looks and how small 60 minutes are when spent watching television, playing sports, sleeping or taking a lunch break.
Funny how long a couple of hours spent at church are but how short they are when watching a good movie.
Funny how we believe what newspapers say, but question what the Bible says.
Funny how we look forward to that big date on Friday night, but complain about getting up for church on Sunday morning.
Funny how we are so quick to take directions from a total stranger when we are lost, but are hesitant to take God’s direction for our lives.
Funny how it is okay to blame God for evil and suffering in the world, but it is not necessary to thank Him for what is good and pleasant.
Funny how when something goes wrong, we cry, “Lord, why me?” but when something goes right, we think, “Hey, it must be me!”
Or wait…maybe all this isn’t so “funny”
Annual Villa Meeting
The annual Villa Mercede Board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015, at 7:00 PM, in the Villa Mercede dining room, at 1331 W. 70th St. the meeting is open to everyone.
SAVE THE DATE: Our annual festival is quickly approaching ,July 8th through July 12th, 2015.
WEEKEND OF APRIL11/12, 2015
Saturday, April 11, 2015
7:30 p.m. Lector: A. Castillo
Servers: D. Bambino / Thomas Grabowski / Robert Rock
Sunday, April 12, 2015
8:00 a.m.. Lector : J. Sfiscko
Servers: Ruben Arteaga/ Anthony Santora / Bismarck Santos
10:00 a.m. Lector : V. Ruggiero & H. Neubert
Servers: Joseph Graziani
11:30 a.m. Lector: D. Tortelli & B. McLaughlin
Servers: Joseph La Cavera / Collin O’ Donnell / Miguel
Jacobo / Antonio de Leva
5:00 p.m. Lector: G. Parkinson
Servers: Bruce Buehner & Edward McLauughlin
This week’s collections: $10,346. Thank you for your generosity and support!
Electrical, PA System & Bell System
In Memory of Ingeborg Blaske $60
Still Need $ 1,065
Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of Engor Blaske, (sister of Bernard Blaske) 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, Jean Lavalle 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 present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Readings for the Week of April 12, 2015
SUNDAY: Acts 4: 32-35 / 1 Jn 5:1-6 / Jn 20:19-31
MONDAY: Acts 4:23-31 / Jn 3:1-8
TUESDAY: Acts 4:32-37 / Jn 3: 7b-15
WEDNESDAY: Acts 5:17-26 / n 3:16-21
THURSDAY: Acts 5:27-33 / Jn 3:31-36
FRIDAY: Acts 5:34-42 / Jn 6:1-15
SATURDAY: Acts 6:1-7 / Jn 6:16-21
NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 3:13-15
Divine Mercy Sunday
Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday with us on April 12th, 2015. we will have confes-sions, 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.
Please join us on our retreat journey of
“Polished Arrows in Action”
(See Isaiah 6:8 and 49:2)
When: April 17, 18, and 19
Friday Evening until Sunday Morning
Where: Hiram House, Retreat Center in Chagrin Falls
All men 18 and over are welcome to join us in discussion of Praise, Prayer, sharing of our faith. Cost for the retreat is just $125.00 per person. Please call 440-935-0191 for more information.
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 re-ceipt 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.
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!!
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!!
Thanks to all who made our Holy Week and Easter Celebrations special. Thanks to those who were so generous in their time, talents and treasure, and your kindness to the priests, brother and sisters. Thanks also to our Choir, orchestra musicians, Ushers, altar servers who helped to make our Church so beautiful, and to each of you who gave so generously to OLMC.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 Divine Mercy Sunday !
3:00 PM * Divine Mercy Devotions – Church
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John Xxiii Hall
6:00 PM Bingo starts. All are Welcome !
Monday, April 13, 2015 Easter ‘ Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr
Welcome Back OLMC Faculty and Students
10:30 AM N.A. Meeting in Mercy Room
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany in Church After 6 PM Mass, the Miraculous Medal Novena
7:15 PM *Italian classes in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 Easter Weekday
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Easter Weekday 5:30 PM Recitation of Rosary & Litany in Church
Novena to Our Lady of Mercy after the 6:00 PM Mass
Thursday, April 16, 2015 * Easter Weekday
3:00 PM to 5:45 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
5:00 PM *Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany
5:45 PM * Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Followed by the 6:00 PM Mass
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, April 17, 2015 * Easter Weekday / * Blessed Marianne of Jesus ( Mercedarian Sister)
8:15 AM * School Mass in Church
Saturday, April 18, 2015 Easter Weekday
3:30 to 4:30 PM Confessions
Sunday, April 19, 2015 * Third Sunday of Easter
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, April 11, 2015 Octave of Easter
6:30 AM * Joseph Costa by Mary C, Gallo
5:00 PM + Samuel, Francesca & Joe Coreno by Family
SUNDAY, April 12, 2015 * Divine Mercy Sunday / Second Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM + Dolores Augustine by Jan Di Marco & Sons
10:00 AM + Angelo & Gina Di Vito by Raffaela
11:30 AM + Pete Raffa by Raffa Famiglia
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Jim Craciun
MONDAY, April 13, 2015 * Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + John & Rita Hartman by Rita Hartman
6:00 PM + Joseph Pecek by wife Ann A. Pecek
TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 * Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of Leonard Family by Family
6:00 PM + Howard Laubacker by Family
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 Easter Weekday
6:30 AM * Amica Congettino by Dominica Manno
6:00 PM + James & Sue Coleman by Mary C. Gallo
THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 * Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + Anna Kate Leonard by Family
6:00 PM + Jean D’ Onofrio by Family
FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 * Blessed Marianne of Jesus, Mercedarian Religious Sister
6:30 AM + Carl Holmes by Mary Gajdos
8:15 AM + Louis A. Isabella by M/m Joseph Isabella
6:00 PM + Aristi de Romano by Concetta Romano & Family
SATURDAY, April 18, 2015 Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + Giuseppina Guarnera by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
SUNDAY, April 19 2015 * Third Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM + Aaron Nicholas Mentkowski / Mary & Joseph Saranzak by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + Elvira & Cesarina by Elena Di Pietro
11:30 AM + John & Gerri Pompeani by Pompeani Family
5:00 PM + Rose Costa by Mary C. Gallo
Last Sunday our parish distributed a short booklet Called “PILLAR of FIRE– PILLAR of TRUTH” It is about “the Catholic Church and God’s Plan for You” We do have some copies left over, just see
one of the Friars!