Leaders, Look Up!!!
Life is like playing in an orchestra. First, God gives you your instrument and some music, and you sit down to play, but you say, “God, I’ve never played this piece before! Look at all of those notes! I’ll never be able to do it!” But God gets up on the pedestal and holds His baton in His hand. He winks at you and says calmly, “Just follow me.”
You say, “But God, that will be too hard …can’t we play this other song? It looks a whole lot easier and a lot more fun to play,” but God says, “No, follow MY lead”
Well, you decide that it doesn’t matter what God says, you want to play the other song. So, as He raises His baton and begins to conduct, you ignore Him and began wailing away at the piece you wanted to play. However, it just doesn’t quite work. The music doesn’t sound beautiful at all, because it’s not the way God wanted you to play. After a little more playing and a whole lot more frustration, you realize that it would be better just to listen to your Conductor. So, with a red face you silently search for the piece God wants you to play.
“But God, it looks so hard.” But God just smiles caringly and taps the baton on His stand. “No matter what, follow Me. Just look up at Me, and I will lead you,” He whispers. So, you begin to play. In the beginning, it seems as though you will never be able to play this piece. All you can see are those notes rushing by. Then you remember what God said . . . “LOOK UP” . . . so you look up and see God carefully counting out the beats for you, and if you listen really carefully, you can hear His Voice humming your part.
The song is the most beautiful song that you have ever heard, and you find that as long as your eyes are fixed on the Conductor, you are able to play along. All you have to do is look up! Sure, some parts are REALLY tough, but as long as you follow the Conductor and listen to His steady rhythm, you can make it through. All you have to do is LOOK UP!
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.
Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 13th. Friday, September 4th there will be an OLMC School Mass at 8:15 AM, in honor of all grandparents. Please join your grandchild for donuts in the school cafeteria after Mass, from 9;15 to 10:15 AM. Please RSVP by August 31st.
On Saturday, September 5th, we will be having our next Rummage Sale. We will be open from 8:30 AM to 2:00 pm in the Mercy Room. If you have items to donate, please drop them off or call for a pick-up to the Rectory 216-651-5043.
WEEKEND OF August 29/30, 2015
Saturday, August 29, 2015
5:00 PM Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: D. Bambino / Alex & Adrian Lozada
Sunday, August 30, 2015
8:00 AM Lector: R. Russo
Servers: Anthony Santora/Dylan & Logan Bastian
10:00 AM Lector: V. Ruggiero & H. Neubert
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: D. Gonyon & A. Castillo
Servers: Cole Alletto/Joseph Ford/Myles Reynolds
Julio Paez & Gabriel Torres
5:00PM Lector: M. Palcisko
Servers: Christian Toth / Janniel Badaes and Nigel Drummond
This week’s collections: $3,514. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of + Catherine J. DeYoung (nee Severini) sister of Barb Aleson and all deceased Veterans and the faithful de-parted, 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 Ciri-anni, 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 Pien-kowski, Jeannine Rini ,Elizabeta Romano, Beverly Rodri-guez, Mark Rudolph, Antonio Ruggiero, Rosa Ruggiero, Tonia Sauro, Betty Scaia, Mary Shofariu, Anton Smuk, Angeline Stacer, Ellen Sweeney, Ann Thomas, Diane Vic-carone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Bill Walers, Mi-chael Weiskittel, & Margarita Zinicola.
Watch the Diocese of Cleveland Television Mass on Sunday mornings at 6:00 AM on Channel 8. this is for shut-ins who are not able to get to church or those who are sick. Help spread the world and share for those in need.
Save the Dates
Clam Bake ————October 10, 2015
Harvest Festival ————-November 14th, 2015
Readings for the Week of August 30th, 2015
SUNDAY: Dt. 4:1-2,6-8 / Jas. 1:17-18,21b-22, 27/ St. Mk, 7:1-8 14-15,21-23
MONDAY: 1 Thes. 4:13-18 / Lk. 4:16-30
TUESDAY: 1 Thes. 5:1-6,9-11 / Lk 4: 31-37
WEDNESDAY: Col 1:1-8/ Lk. 4:38-44
THURSDAY: Col. 1:9-14 / Lk. 5:1-11
FRIDAY: Col. 1: 15-20 / Lk. 5:33-39
SATURDAY: Col. 1:21-23/ Lk. 6:1-5
NEXT SUNDAY: Is. 35 : 4-7a / Jas. 2:1-5 /Mk. 7:31-37
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.
We will begin organizing our new Liturgy Committee to help plan our Liturgy Masses on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Mercy Room. If you have an interest in helping, please come and join us.
St. Rocco’s Festival
Next weekend, September 3rd to 7th, St. Rocco’s will be celebrating their 101st Festival in Honor of their patron , St. Rocco. Come join and celebrate their annual festival during the Labor day weekend.
Classes for children going to public or charter schools, who are in need of receiving the sacraments, classes will begin on Sunday, September 20th. They will begin at 10:00 AM, sharp, in the school library.
Please register with one of the Friars, or call the Rectory
Wedding Banns I
Tiffany Deighton & Charles Huntman
Jennifer Coad & Greg DeLeva
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
Sunday, August 30, 2015 * 22nd 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 31, 2015 * St. Raymond Nonnatus, Priest
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, September 1, 2015 * 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, September 2,2015 *22nd Week in Ordinary Time
5:30 PM * Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, September 3, 2015 * St. Gregory the Great, Pope
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, September 4, 2015 *First Friday
8:15 AM * School Mass—Church
6:00 PM * Sacred Heart Sodality Mass & Holy Hour
7:00 PM * Sacred Heart Sodality Meeting * Fr. Marino Hall
10:00 PM * Mass * Nocturnal Adoration, please use the door On the rectory side.
6:00 AM * Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
6:30 AM * Mass
Saturday, September 5, 2015 * First Saturday / B. V. M.
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, September 6,2015 *23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
3:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
5:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome
The Holy Eucharist is exposed from 3:00 pm to 5:45 pm, every Thursday, with Benediction. Come and spend some time with Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Please Welcome to Our Parish Family
August 15, 2015
Please Join Us For A Special Mass and Celebration on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM., April Marie Candelaria, Katie McCloskey, and Inez Soto, will receive the Habit of the Mercedarian Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and become Novices.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, August 29, 2015 * Death of St. John the Baptist
6:30 AM + Mary Irene Catlin by M/M Ray Pianka
5:00 PM + Rus Larsen by Bobby Larsen
SUNDAY, August 30, 2015 * 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Ignebore Blaske by M/M Antonio Corte
10:00 AM + Deceased Members of the Manno Family by Domenica Manno
11:30 AM + Matthew Pompeani & Anthony Skerl by Family
5:00 PM + Ribert A. Schillo by Family
MONDAY, August 31, 2015 * St. Raymond Nonnatus, Priest
6:30 AM + Gloria Raffa by Raffa Famiglia
6:00 PM + Devotees of St. Raymond Nonnatus by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
TUESDAY, September 1, 2015 * 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Aaron N. Mentkowski (3rd Ann. Death) by Lyn and John Mentkowski
6:00 PM + Giuseppe Corte by Margherita Tieri & Family
WEDNESDAY, September 2, 2015 * 22nd Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM+ Aurelia Saavedra by Sr. Demetria Castro, H. M. S. S.
6:00 PM + Rosa & Onofrio by Teresa Figliano
THURSDAY, September 3,2015 * St. Gregory the Great, Pope & Doctor of the Church
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of Leonard Family by Family
6:00 PM + Rose & Anthony Caparco by Mary Gorman
FRIDAY, September 4, 2015 * First Friday
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mazzarella Family
8:15 AM + Francesco Tieri by Margherita Tieri
6:00 PM * Living & Deceased Members of Sacred Heart Sodality by Members
10:00 PM * Special Intention
SATURDAY, September 5,2015 * First Saturday/Blessed
Teresa of Calcutta, Religious
6:30 AM + Dolores Holmes by Mary Gajdos
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
SUNDAY, September 6, 2015 * 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Christopher Smith by Family
10:00 AM + Rosalia D’Ambrosia by Family
11:30 AM + Anthony & Virginia Mazzarella by Robert Mazzarella
5:00 PM + Joseph Kolman by Donna Gonyon
Please see Br. Martin for any Mass intentions, or call the Rectory at 216-651-5043