Why Not You???
Today, many will open their eyes to the beauty that surrounds them. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to leave the ghost of yesterday behind and seize the immeasurable.
Today, many will awaken with a fresh sense of inspiration. Why not you?
Today, many will break through the barriers of the past by looking at the blessings of the present. Why not you?
Today, for many, the burden of self-doubt and insecurity will be lifted by the security and confidence of empowerment. Why not you?
Today, many will rise above their believed limitations and make contact with their powerful innate strength. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to live in such a manner that they will be a positive role model for their children. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to free themselves from the personal imprisonment of their bad habits. Why not you?
Today, many will choose to live free of conditions and rules governing their own happiness. Why not you?
Today, many will find abundance in simplicity. Why not you?
Today, many will be confronted by difficult moral choices and they will choose to do what is right instead of what is beneficial. Why not you?
Today, many will decide to no longer sit back with a victim mentality, but to take charge of their lives and make positive changes. Why not you?
Today, many will take the action necessary to make a difference. Why not you?
Today, many will make the commitment to be a better mother, father, son, daughter, student, teacher, worker, boss, brother, sister, & so much more. Why not you?
Today is a new day! Many will seize this day. Many will live it to the fullest. Why not you?
Parish Family, Coming and Going
As many of you know, this summer, our Mercedarian Friars have gone through many meeting to grow and discern our reality. For the next three years, this will be our local Mercedarian Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel:
Fr. Richard Rasch, O.deM.- Pastor and Supervisor
Fr. Archangelo Manzi, O.deM.- Catholic Chaplain Lutheran Med. Center
Fr. Kiran Kumar, O.deM. Catholic Chaplain Metro Health Med. Ctr.
Fr. Jerome Laubacker, O.deM. In Residence
Br. Martin Joseph, O. de M. Sacristan and Secretary
We thank Fr. Justin for his Ministry at OLMC and Metro Health Medical Center. He will be leaving around the 1st of September, to Leroy, New York, he will be stationed at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.
III Ralph Arzaga and Andrea Bovenzi
WEEKEND OF August 8/9, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: A. McElhone
Servers: D. Bambino/ T. Grabowski/Robert & Joshua Rock
Sunday, August 9, 2015
8:00 a.m.. Lector: J. Sfiscko
Servers: A. Santora / Ruben Arteaga / Bismarck Santos
10:00 a.m. Lector: C. Manno & C. Russo
Server: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 a.m. Lector: B. McLaughlin & D. Tortelli
Servers: J. La Cavera / Collin O’Donnell / Miguel Jacobo
Antonio De Leva & Mario De Leva
5:00 p.m. Lector: M. Palcisko
Servers: Bruce Buehner & Edward McLaughlin
This week’s collections: $3,218. Thank you for your generosity and support!
Second Collection: Fr. Thomas, India Carmelite, $ 1,287.00
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of + Domenica Lavalle-DiSiena, (Aunt of Phyllis Lavalle) and 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, Fr. Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M. , Br. Martin Joseph, O. de M. Michael Laughman, Domenica Lavalle-Disiena, John Mazzarella, Louise McGiboney, 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, Ellen Sweeney, 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.
Next Sunday, August 16th, we will be having the opening school Mass at 11:30 AM, all are welcome to join us in prayer and celebrating the wonderful gift that is our school, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.
Readings for the Week of August 9th, 2015
SUNDAY: 1 Kgs. 19:4-8 / Eph. 4:30-5:2./ Jn. 6:41-51
MONDAY: 2 Cor. 9:6-10 / Jn. 12:24-26
TUESDAY: Dt. 31:1-8 / Mt. 18:1-5,10,12-14
WEDNESDAY: Dt. 34: 1-12 / Mt. 18: 15-20
THURSDAY: Jos. 3:7-10a, 11,13-17 / Mt. 18:21-19:1
FRIDAY: Jos. 24: 1-13 / Mt. 19:3-12
SATURDAY: Rv. 11:19a,12:1-6a,10 a/1 Cor. 15:20-27/ & St. Luke 1:39-56
NEXT SUNDAY: Prv. 9:1-6 /Eph. 5:15-20 / Jn. 6:51-58
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]
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!
Calling All Teenagers
We will starting our Youth Group back up on Sunday evenings, beginning on September 13th, in the Church, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. All teenagers, from 9th to 12th grade, are welcome to join us. Please save the date, refreshments will be served.
ISDA Reverse Raffle
Our Italian Sons and Daughters of America, will be hosting their annual reverse raffle and dinner on Saturday, September 12, 2015, in our St. John XXIII Hall. Tickets are $25.00, with a grand prize of $500.00. Please call the Rectory for tickets and more information.
Feast of the Assumption
Next Saturday, August 15th, is the Feast of the Assumption of The Blessed Mother. The Bishop of Ohio has dispensed this day as a day of Obligation of Mass attendance. Bro. Daniel Bow, O. deM. Brother Daniel, will be ordained a priest in his home parish of Sacred Heart, in South Euclid, on Saturday, August 15th, at 10:00AM, by Bishop Richard Lennon. We congratulate Fr. Daniel, and our support and prayers are always with him.
Again, thanks to everyone for all their hard work, making our 89th Annual Festival a great success. Please, save the date for our Workers’ Party on Friday, August 28th at 6:30 PM:
Income — $ 130,997
Expenses — 54,211
Welcome Back OLMC Parents
School has begun for our 2015-2016 school year. There are still openings for new students in pre-k through 8th grade.
Please, pass the word on!!!
The school is truly a blessing for our community, that we have such a great school at O.L.M.C. Thank you to our great staff, parents, and volunteers that make our school so special.
Income – $ 130,997
Expenses – 54,211
Profit – $ 76,786
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
|In Honor of St. Anthony||$100|
Sunday, August 9, 2015 * 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
Monday, August 10, 2015 * St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr
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
7:30 PM * ISDA Meeting in the Mercy Room
Tuesday, August 11 2015 *St. Clare, Virgin
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 * 19th Week in Ordinary Time
5:30 PM * Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, August 13, 2015 * 19th Week in Ordinary Time
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, August 14, 2015 * St. Maximillian Kolbe, Priest &
Saturday, August 15, 2015 * Assumption of B.V.M.
( Not a Holyday of Obligation)
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, August 16, 2015 *20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome
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 at www.olmc-cleveland.org
School has begun for our 2015-2016 school year. There are still openings for new students in pre-k through 8th grade. Please, pass the word on!!!
The school is truly a great blessing for our community, that we have such a great school at O.L.M.C. Thank you to our great staff, parents and volunteers that make our school so special.
Did you know??
Currently, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish School, is the only Catholic grade school within the city of Cleveland to have its own full-sized gym and separate school cafeteria.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, August 8, 2015 * St. Dominic, Priest
6:30 AM + Virginia, Anthony Mazzarella & Angela Mazzarella –
Krulik by Robert Mazzarella
5:00 PM + Samuel Coreno by Family
SUNDAY, August 9, 2015 * 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Dominick D’Onofrio by Family
10:00 AM + Assunta & Pasquale Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
11:30 AM + Anthony Mazzarella (Ann. Death) by Robert Mazzarella
5:00 PM + Fortunato Figliano by Family
MONDAY, August 10, 2015 * St. Lawrence Deacon & Martyr
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of the Leonard Family
6:00 PM + Nino Di Stefano by Famiglia
TUESDAY, August 11, 2015 * St. Clare, Virgin
6:30 AM + James & Francis Hartman by Rita Hartman
6:00 PM * Jean & Louie D’ Onofrio by Bob & Ann Koski
WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015 * 19th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM +Michelle Ann Azanello by Alice Schrutt
6:00 PM + Pat Di Massa by Family
THURSDAY, August 13, 2015 * 19th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Rita Hartman by R. Hartman
6:00 PM + Rose & Cuffy Ruggiero by Phyllis Krechnick
FRIDAY, August 14, 2015 * St. Maximillian, Priest and Martyr
6:30 AM + Johanna Ringwood by Family
6:00 PM + Assunta & Robert Di Franco by Mary Gorman
* Devotees of St. Philomena by Lyn & John Mentkowski
SATURDAY, August 15, 2015 * Assumption of B. V. M.
(Not a holyday of obligation)
6:30 AM *Devotees of Our Lady’s Assumption by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
SUNDAY, August 16, 2015 * 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Vincenzo & Maria Ruggiero by Blaske Family
10:00 AM + Dr. Frank Costanzo by Fanny Costanzo & Rose Morrelli
11:30 AM + Tom & Charlotte De Santo by Family
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Maria D’ Onofrio
Please see Br. Martin for any Mass intentions, or call the Rectory at 216-651-5043
Mandatory, Parent Orientation:
Grades Pre-K 3 to Grade 3, Tuesday, August 18
Grades Four to Eight, Wednesday, August 19
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.olmc-cleveland.org