Saying “Thank You”
“The beauty and eloquence of an expression of gratitude is reflected in a newspaper story of some years ago:
The City of Cleveland police auctioned off about 100 unclaimed bicycles a couple of years ago.
‘One dollar,’ said an 11-year-old boy as the bidding opened on the first bike. The bidding, however, went much higher.
‘One dollar,’ the boy repeated hopefully each time another bike came up.
The auctioneer, who had been auctioning stolen or lost bikes for over 40 years, noticed that the boy’s hopes seemed to soar higher whenever a racer-type bicycle was put up.
“Then there was just one racer left. The bidding went to eight dollars. ‘Sold to that boy over there for nine dollars!’ said the auctioneer.
He took eight dollars from his own pocket and asked the boy for his dollar. The youngster turned it over in pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters—took his bike, and started to leave.
But he went only a few feet. Carefully parking his new possession, he went back, gratefully threw his arms around the auctioneer’s neck, and cried.
“When was the last time we felt gratitude as deeply as did this boy?
The deeds others perform in our behalf might not be as poignant, but certainly there are kind acts that warrant our expressions of gratitude.”
Did You Know…????
Order of Mercy
The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy was founded in 1218. The Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mercy is an international community of priests and brothers who live a life of prayer and communal fraternity. In addition to the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, their members take a special fourth vow to give up their own selves for others whose faith is in danger.
The Order, also called the Mercedarians, or Order of Mercy, was founded in 1218 in Spain by St. Peter Nolasco to redeem Christian captives from their Muslim captors. The Order exists today in 17 countries, including Spain, Italy, Brazil, India, and the United States. In the U.S., its student house is in Philadelphia, and it also has houses in New York, Florida, and Ohio.
Sacred Heart Statue
We are in the process of installing a statue of The Sacred Heart, in front of the Church. This is from a generous donation from Our Ladies from The Sacred Heart Sodality. This is in honor and remembrance of all living and deceased Sacred Heart members!
Next Rummage Sale
Saturday, June 13, 2015
8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
By popular demand, and the generosity of our parish family and friends, we will be continuing to collect furniture, shelving, and appliances in good condition in prep-aration of our next rummage sale. Please keep your church in mind when considering donating your goods. Call the Rectory at 216-651-5043.
WEEKEND OF June 13/14, 2015
Saturday, June 13, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: Dominic Bambino, Thomas Grabowski, Robert
Rock , Joshua Rock
Sunday, June 14, 2015
8:00 a.m.. Lector: R. Russo
Servers: A. Santora , R. Arteaga, B. Santos
10:00 a.m. Lector : R. Montemerano & Montemerano
Servers: Joseph Graziani
11:30 a.m. Lector: B. McLaughlin & D. Tortelli
Servers: Joseph La Cavera, Collin O’Donnell, Miguel
Jacobo, Antonio De Leva and Mario De Leva
5:00 p.m. Lector: R. Morelli
Servers: B. Buehner, E. McLaughlin
This week’s collections: $3,292. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of Jean Lavalle and all the deceased Veterans and all the faithful departed, We also pray for all those who are ill:
Gianna Andolina, Sixto Arteaga, 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, Charlie Curly, Judith Cullen, Catherine DeLeva, Anthony DePolo, Pat DiBello, Mark Di Donato, Benny Donofrio, Giuseppa Di Stefano, Mary Fogliano, Justina De La Garza, Mary Duffy, Judith Gillen, Chester Glica, Martin J. Glica, Enrique Gonzalez, Angela Isabella, Cindy Jontony, Ray Jontony, Fr. Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M. , Br. Martin Joseph, O. de M. Michael Laughman, John Mazzarella, Louise McGiboney, Ellen McGinty, Vincent Mirelez, Ann Mulgrew, Tom O’Donnell, 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, Angeline Stacer, 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.
“The Word Among Us”
The latest edition of “The Word Among Us” is now available for everyone. Copies are at the entrances of the Church, they are free! This is a great resource for daily and weekly meditations.
Readings for the Week of June 6th, 2015
SUNDAY: Ez. 17:22-24 / 2 Cor. 5:6-10 / Mk 4:26-34
MONDAY: 2 Cor. 6:1-10, Mt. 5: 38-42.
TUESDAY: 2 Cor. 8:1-9 , Mt. 5:43-48.
WEDNESDAY: 2 Cor. 9:6-11, Mt. 6: 1-6;16-18.
THURSDAY: 2 Cor. 11:1-11, Mt. 6:7-15.
FRIDAY: 2 Cor. 11:18,21-30, Mt. 6:19-23
SATURDAY: 2 Cor. 12: 1-10, Mt. 6:24-34.
NEXT SUNDAY: Job 38: 1, 8-11,/ 2 Cor. 5:14-17 / Saint Mark 4:35-41.
Italian Festival “2015”
Only 30 days left!!!
Our annual festival is quickly approaching ,July 8th through July 12th, 2015. Please remember to sell your raffle tickets and return stubs and money to Rectory. If you are in need of more tickets, they are at the main entrance of the Church; we need everyone’s help to have a successful raffle.
We have begun to prepare our annual Ad Book for the Festival, we need everyone to help sell or purchase ads. Forms are in this week’s bulletin; call the Rectory at 216-651-5043, or print the information at http://olmcchurchcleveland.org/advertise-in-the-july-festival-book-2015/
Catholic Family FESTival
The 15th Annual Catholic Family FEST will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Wickliffe, Oh. the FEST is free to everyone. The event is an all day long event, many activities, fun, and games, with fireworks at the end of the day. For more information, call 440-943-7762 or go to www.theFEST.us
Festival set-up begins on June 29th, after 9:00
AM in the school lot, We Need Your Help!!!!
With the festival fast approaching, on the 29th, we will begin preparing the grounds for the festival. You do not have to bring any tools, we will supply what is needed. We need some good, strong hands to move and build some stands, please bring some work gloves with you. If everyone pitches in 3-4 hours, we can complete the work in one day. Actual set-up for the Italian Festival will be on Monday, July 6th at 9:00 AM. If you have a couple of free hours, we could really use your help. Please contact the Rectory if you can help 216-651-5043.
On Saturday, June 13th, we will be celebrating The Feast of St. Anthony at the 5:00 PM Mass. We will be blessing bread in honor of St. Anthony at the Mass, followed by refreshments in our church hall.
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!!
Check out the school website www.olmccleveland.org
Are you a registered parishioner?
Do you receive your church collection envelopes? If not, and you are attending Mass at OLMC, please consider becoming a parishioner and joining our family. Please complete the form in the bulletin and send it or drop it in the collection basket.
We would love to have you become a part of our family!
“The Rock” AM 1260
Up and running and on the air!! Please tune in to AM 1260, Cleveland Catholic Radio.
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
Still Need $13,260
Sunday, June 14, 2015 * 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo starts. All are Welcome !
Monday, June 15, 2015 *11th Week in Ordinary Time
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
7:00 PM *Parish Council Meeting in Mercy Room
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 * 11th Week in Ordinary Time
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 *11th Wk. in Ordinary Time
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
**Parking lot being used all day by Detroit Shoreway**
Thursday, June 18,2015 * 11th Wk. in Ordinary Time
3:00 PM to 5:45 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
5:00 PM *Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany
5:00 PM Esperanza, Mercy Room
5:45 PM *Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, Followed by the 6:00 PM
7:00 PM * ISDA Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, June 19 , 2015 * 11th Wk. in Ordinary Time
Saturday June 20, 2015 * B.V. M. on Saturday
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, June 21,2015 *12th Sun. in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome
Cleveland Public Theatre Presents:
Johanna: Facing Forward
When: May 28th to June 13th, 7:30 PM
Where: 6415 Detroit Ave.
Call 216-631-2727 ext. 212 or check out www.cptonline.org for pricing and more information
Don’t forget to keep selling our raffle tickets for our 89th Italian festival tickets. They are a major part of our fund raising that assist in maintaining OLMC all year long. There are more tickets at the Rectory if you need them.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, June 13, 2015 * Immaculate Heart of Mary / St. Anthony of Padua
6:30 AM + Antonio Guarnera by Antonio & Concenttina Fazio
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
6:00 PM + Bianca Santillo by Famiglia
SUNDAY, June 14, 2015 * 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Frances Sfiscko by Johann & Jim Czajkowski
10:00 AM + William J. Neubert by M/M Nunzio Martino
11:30 AM + Antonio Lavalle by Ray and Fran Lavalle
5:00 PM + Di Lello, Bianca & Russo Angelo by Gennaro & Carmela Russo
MONDAY, June 15, 2015 * 11th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Rev. Br. Fernando Pena Fernandez, O.de M.
6:00 PM + Onofrio & Rosa Teresa Figliano
TUESDAY, June 16, 2015 * 11th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Deceased members of Leonard Family by Estate
6:00 PM + Fortunato Figliano by Rosa Pesce
WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 *11th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Zeke Duque & Family by Mary C. Gallo
6:00 PM + Pat Di Massa by Family
THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 *11th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Raymond Le Gassie by Sister, M. Eunice Boyd
6:00 PM + Anna Belle Laubacker by Family
FRIDAY, June 19, 2015 * 11th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM +Charlotte DeSantos by Anne C. Petitti
6:00 PM * Health & Blessings for Barbara Slover by Grabowski Family
SATURDAY, June 20, 2015 * BVM on Saturday
6:30 AM + Michelle Jay by Family
5:00 PM + Samuel Coreno by Family
SUNDAY, June 21, 2015 * 12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Aaron N. Mentkowski and Mary & Joseph
Saranzak by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + John Zona & Fedele D’Onofrio by Family
11:30 AM + Tom De Santo by Family
5:00 PM + Giuseppe Guarnera by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
Please see Br. Martin for any Mass intentions, or call the Rectory at 216-651-5043
SAVE THE DATE: Our annual festival is quickly
approaching , July 8th through July 12th, 2015.
Please pick up your Raffle Tickets
in back of the Church!!
Photos from past Italian Festivals