Relishing the Moments
Tucked away in our subconscious minds is an idyllic vision. We see ourselves on a long, long trip that almost spans the continent. We’re traveling by passenger train, and out the windows we drink in the passing scene of cars on nearby high-ways, of children waving at a crossing, of cattle grazing on a distant hillside, of smoke pouring from a power plant, of row upon row of corn and wheat, of flatlands and valleys, of mountains and rolling hills, of biting winter and blazing summer and cavorting spring and docile fall.
But, uppermost in our minds is the final destination. On a certain day at a certain hour we will pull into the station. There will be bands playing, and flags waving. And once we get there so many wonderful dreams will come true. So many wishes will be fulfilled and so many pieces of our lives finally will be neatly fitted together like a completed jigsaw puzzle. How restlessly we pace the aisles, damning the minutes for loitering … waiting, waiting, waiting, for the station.
However, sooner or later we must realize there is no one station, no one place to arrive at once and for all. The true joy of life is the trip. The station is only a dream. It constantly out distances us.
“When we reach the station; that will be it!” we cry. Translated, it means, “When I’m 18; that will be it! When I buy a new 450 SL Mercedes Benz that will be it! When I put the last kid through college; that will be it! When I have paid off the mortgage: that will be it! When I win a promotion; that will be it! When I reach the age of retirement, which will be it! I shall live happily ever after!” Unfortunately, once we get it, then it disappears. The station somehow hides itself at the end of an endless track.
“Relish the moment!” is a good motto, especially when coupled with Psalm 118:24: “This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” It isn’t the burdens of today that drive men mad. Rather, it is regret over yesterday or fear of tomorrow. Regret and fear are twin thieves who would rob us of today.
Stop pacing the aisles and counting the miles. Instead, climb more mountains, eat more ice cream, go barefoot oftener, swim more rivers, watch more sunsets, laugh more and cry less. Life must be lived as we go along. The station will come soon enough.
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.
WEEKEND OF August 15/16, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: G. Parkinson
Servers: D. Bambino/ Alex & Adrian Lozada
Sunday, August 16, 2015
8:00 a.m.. Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: A. Santora / Dylan & Logan Bastian
10:00 a.m. Lector: J. Curtis & Montemerano
Server: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 a.m. Lector: D. Miller & K. Miller
Servers: Cole Alletto, Joseph Ford, Julio Paez, Myles
Reynolds & Gabriel Torres
5:00 p.m. Lector: B. McFadden
Servers: Christian Toth, Janniel Badaes & Nigel Drummond
This week’s collections: $3,066. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul 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, Fr. Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M. , Br. Martin Joseph, O. de M. Michael Laughman, 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 16th, 2015
SUNDAY: Prv. 9:1-6 /Eph. 5:15-20 / Jn. 6:51-58
MONDAY: Jgs. 2:11-19 / Mt. 19:16-22
TUESDAY: Jgs 6:11-24a / Mt. 19:23-30
WEDNESDAY: Jgs. 9:6-15 / Mt. 20:1-14
THURSDAY: Jgs. 11:29-39a / Mt. 22:1-14
FRIDAY: Ru. 1:1,3-6,14b-16,22 / Mt. 22:34-40
SATURDAY: Ru.2:1-3,8-11, 4:13-17 / Mt. 23:1-12
NEXT SUNDAY: Jos. 24:1-2a,15-17,18b / Eph. 5:21-32/ St. Jn. 6:60-69
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!
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.
St. Padre Pio
On Wednesday, September 23rd, there will be a special Mass in Italian, at 6:00 PM, in honor of St. Padre Pio Feast Day. Refreshments and coffee will be served in our Hall, downstairs, following the Mass. All are welcome to come and pray to this special Saint for your needs.
Fr. Justin, O. deM.
On Sunday, August 30th, Fr. Justin will be celebrating the 11:30 Mass. Afterward, there will be coffee and cookies in the Church Hall. Please stop by and thank Fr. Justin for fine ministry at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. And Metro Hospital.
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
|In Honor of St. Anthony||$100|
Sunday, August 16, 2015 * 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
11:30 AM * Mass * Opening of the School Year
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
Monday, August 17, 2015 * 20 th 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 in Mercy Room
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 *St. Helena, Holy Woman
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 * St. John Eudes, Priest
5:30 PM * Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, August 20,, 2015 * St. Bernard, Abbot & Doctor Of the Church
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 21, 2015 * Pope St. Pius X
Saturday, August 22, 2015 * Queenship of B. V. M.
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, August 23, 2015 *21st 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.
Vet’s Club, Phone Change
Please note, the new Vets’ Club phone number,
as of August 15th is 216-413-6975
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, August 15, 2015 * Assumption of B.V. M.
6:30 AM * Devotees of O. L.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 Morelli
11:30 AM + Tom & Charlotte De Santo by Family
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Maria D’ Onofrio
MONDAY, August 17, 2015 * 20th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Joyce Chaney by Sr. Demetria Castro, H.M. S.S.
6:00 PM + Patrick McFadden by Rose Morelli
TUESDAY, August 18, 2015 * St. Helena, Holy Woman
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of Leonard Family
6:00 PM + John Viccarone by Mom
7:00 PM + Memorial Mass : Domenica Lavalle-DiSiena
WEDNESDAY, August 19, 2015 * St. John Eudes, Priest
6:30 AM+ Angela Mazzarella –Krulik by Robert Mazzarella
6:00 PM + Mary Jo Veltre by Mom & Dad Veltre, brother Mike & nephew Alex & Family
THURSDAY, August 20, 2015 * St. Bernard, Doctor Of the Church
6:30 AM + Charles E. Holder by Mary T. Holder
6:00 PM + Onofrio & Rosa by Teresa Figliano
FRIDAY, August 21, 2015 * Pope St. Pius X
6:30 AM + Souls in Purgatory by Georgia Czarnecki
6:00 PM + Aaron Nicholas Mentkowski and Mary & Joseph
Saranzak by Lyn & John Mentkowski
SATURDAY, August 22, 2015 * Queenship of B.V.M.
6:30 AM * Devotees of Madonna De Canneto by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
5:00 PM + Patricia Willrich by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, August 23, 2015 * 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Fortunato Figliano by Lorenzo & Giuseppina Di Siena
10:00 AM + Anthony Coreno by John & Holly Neubert
11:30 AM + Deceased Members of Velloney Family by Family
5:00 PM + Calogero Scorza– Antonio & Concettina Fazio
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