I had a professor in seminary who told us one day
that there were four stages of giving, which he then proceeded
to illustrate. “The first stage is like a man who
stands up in church and says, ‘Hey, everybody, look! I’m
putting a hundred dollar bill in the offering!’ The second
stage is when the same man puts the hundred dollar bill in
the offering but does not announce the fact. However, he
makes it convenient somehow for someone to find out. The
third stage is when he puts the hundred dollar bill in the
offering and neither makes the announcement nor makes it
convenient that someone find out. But he feels so righteous.
With that the seminary professor changed the subject
and started talking about something else. One of the
students interrupted him, saying, “Now wait a minute, didn’t
you say that there were four stages of giving?” “That‘s
right,” the professor replied, “Well then, what’s the fourth
stage?” “Who knows?” the teacher replied.
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
Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
We welcome Fr. Michael Donovan and Fr. Michael Rock on their return visit to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, in support of our Festival this weekend. Also, Fr. Kiran, from Philadelphia is with us for several weeks.
Thank you for your help and support!
Fr. Michael Rock
We also would like to congratulate Fr. Michael Rock, O de M., who was named Vicar-Provincial for our Vicariate in the U.S.A. Be assured of our prayers and support for the growth of the Vicariate in the new triennium.
201515 Italian Festival Raffle Tickets
Today (Sunday) is the last day of the festival. Please try to return all of your sold raffle tickets. We thank everyone who has worked so, very hard to make our 89th Annual Italian Festival a success. May God Bless you and your families with many graces, and may Our Lady of Mt. Carmel shower you with all your needs.
Fr. Richard, O.de M.
WEEKEND OF July 11/12, 2015
Saturday, July 11, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: A. McElhone Servers: Dominic Bambino, Thomas Grabowski, Robert Rock & Joshua Rock
Sunday, July 12, 2015
8:00 a.m. Lector: J. Gallagher Servers: Ruben Arteaga, Anthony Santora and Bismarck Santos
11:30 a.m. Lector: Italian Lector & Donna Gonyon Servers: Joseph La Cavera, Collin O’ Donnell, Miguel Jacobo, Antonio De Leva & Mario De Leva
5:00 p.m. Lector: R. Morelli Servers: Bruce Buehner & Edward McLaughlin
This week’s collections: $3,506. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the souls of all deceased Veterans and 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, Judith Gillen, Chester Glica,
Martin J. Glica, 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 Sweeney, 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.
Sacred Heart Statue
Our women’s Sacred Heart Sodality has purchased for us, our new statue of The Sacred Heart in front of our Church. We thank them and all those who have made this project possible. It looks great!!!
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 July 5, 2015
SUNDAY: Am. 7:12-15/ Eph. 1:3-4 / Mk. 6:7-13
MONDAY: Ex. 1:8-14,22 / Mt. 10:34-11:1
TUESDAY: Ex. 2:1-15a / Mt. 11:20-24
WEDNESDAY: Ex. 3:1-6,9-12 / Mt. 11: 25-27
THURSDAY: Ex. 3:13-20 / Mt. 11:28-30
FRIDAY: Ex. 11:10-12:14 / Mt. 12:1-8
SATURDAY: Ex. 12:37-42 / Mt. 12:14-21
NEXT Sunday: Jer. 23:1-6 / Eph. 2:13-18 / Mk. 6:30-34
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
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA will begin a new session this Fall. The RCIA program might be of interest to you if you find yourself in any of the following situations:
- You are searching for a Church to call your own.
- You have a general curiosity about the Catholic Church.
- You are not Baptized, or were Baptized in another faith, and seek Communion with the Catholic Church.
- You are Catholic and attend Mass and other services regularly, but are in need of Sacramental preparation for Eucharist or Confirmation.
For any questions or more information, please call the Rectory at 216-651-5043 or email us at [email protected]
Festival Ad Book
Thank you to all the community businesses that purchased space in this year’s OLMC Ad Book. To all our Parish supporters, please look through the ad book and support our great businesses in the community.
Mission Sunday for our Parish is the weekend of August 1st & 2nd. We will welcome Fr. Thomas , at Carmelite Missionary from India. Please be generous with your prayers and support.
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!
Lakewood Soccer Association
The Lakewood Soccer Association is currently taking registrations for the Fall Season. You do not have to be a resident of Lakewood to sign up!
Registration is open to: all boys and girls ages 5 through 14.Sign up is $55.00
Go to www.lakewood-soccer.com Or Lakewood Madison Library 13229 Madison Ave. Lakewood, Oh., 44107
Saturday, July 11, 3pm to 5pm Saturday, July 25, 3pm to 5pm
Please be aware there is a registration deadline of July 31st. Season starts August 29th!!
“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
|In Loving Memory of Millie Matuccii||$1000|
Sunday, July 12, 2015 * Feast, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
11:30 AM * MASS, * WELCOME – Bishop Richard Lennon Procession after this Mass, on return to the Church * Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
12 NOON * Villa opens for dinner.
3:00 PM Stands open on the grounds
5:00 PM Mass in the Church
Monday, July 13, 2015 * 15th Wk. 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
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 * Memorial * St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, July 15, 2015 * St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church
5:30 PM * Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, July 16, 2015 * Solemnity* Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
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.
6:00 PM * Mass
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, July 17, 2015 * 15th Weekday in Ordinary Time
5:15 PM *Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany Saturday, July 18, 2015 * B.V. M. on
Saturday 3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, July 19, 2015 *16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome
Did You Know???
The original St. Agnes Sodality group at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Mission, with the help of Fr. Sante, was created on July 1, 1926. the organization flourished until 1970. the group was reestablished in 1997 by Mrs. Ruth McLaughlin, the computer teacher at the time in the Parish school. St. Agnes Sodality gives support to junior high girls who want to contribute time to the Church and community projects.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, July 11, 2015 * St. Benedict, Abbott
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of the Leonard Family by Family
5:00 PM + Sandra Bender by John Bender & Family + Angelo Tieri by Margherita Tieri & Family
SUNDAY, July 12, 2015 * Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Feast
8:00 AM + Deceased Members of the Di Orio Family by Blaske Family
11:30 AM + Rev. Frs. Vincent, Marino, Edward & Br. John Michael, O. de M. by Toni Pompeani & Diane Skerl
5:00 PM + Pete Raffa by Famiglia
MONDAY, July 13, 2015 * 15th Wk. in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Charles E. Holder by Mary T. Holder
6:00 PM + Ted Grabowski by Family
TUESDAY, July 14, 2015 * St. Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin
6:30 AM +Marion Bauer by R. Hartman
6:00 PM + Antonietta Bovenzi by Family * Devotees of St. Kateri by Lyn & John Mentkowski
WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 * St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church
6:30 AM + Johanna Ringwood by Family
6:00 PM * Devotees of O. L. of Mt. Carmel by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
THURSDAY, July 16, 2015 * Solemnity O.L. of Mount Carmel
6:30 AM * Devotees of O.L. of Mt. Carmel by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
6:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower ( Bd. Ann.) by Evelyn Christine
FRIDAY, July 17 2015 15th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Diana Martinez by Georgia Czarnecki
6:00 PM * In Thanksgiving to St. Jude by Regina Barther
SATURDAY, July 18, 2015 * B.V. M. on Saturday
6:30 AM + Most Rev. Fr. Sante Gattuso, O. de M. by Mercedarian Family
5:00 PM + Frank Vitale by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 * 16h Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Gerald Czajkowski by Villa Mercede Board
10:00 AM + Natuzza Evolo by Elena + Gino De Iuliis by Elena
11:30 AM + Fortunato Figliano by Antonio Musto
5:00 PM + Bianca Santillo by Pat & Antonette Fini
Please see Br. Martin for any Mass intentions, or call the Rectory at 216-651-5043