When I Say…”I Am Catholic”
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I’m not shouting “I am saved” I’m whispering “I get lost!” “That is why I chose this way.”
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I don’t speak of this with pride. I’m confessing that I stumble and need someone to be my guide.
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I’m not trying to be strong. I’m professing that I’m weak and pray for strength to carry on.
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I’m not bragging of success. I’m admitting I have failed and cannot ever pay the debt.
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I’m not claiming to be perfect, my flaws are too visible but God believes I’m worth it.
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I still feel the sting of pain I have my share of heartaches which is why I seek His name.
When I say…”I am a Catholic” I do not wish to judge. I have no authority. I only know I’m loved.
Special Morning Prayer Celebration
Please Join Us For A Special Celebration with morning prayer 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.
Bishop Roger Gries will be presiding. Please, keep them in your prayers. All are welcome to join us in this wonderful celebration of faith.
Join us Saturday, October 10th, for our great Clam Bake or Steak dinner. Lots of fun, games, and prizes. $65.00 per couple, or $35.00 per person tickets available. Tickets are going fast, please contact Dominic Santora at 216-210-7750, Marty Dileo at 440-888-7848, or Bob McLaughlin at 216-244-1515 to place your reservation.
Columbus Day Parade
On Monday, October 12th, we will be celebrating Columbus Day. The Italian community will their annual Columbus Day parade and Mass on Murray Hill, at Holy Rosary Church. Mass begins at 10:00 AM, with the parade to follow. All are welcome to join in.
WEEKEND OF September 26/27, 2015
Saturday, September 26, 2015
5:00 PM Lector: G. Parkinson
Servers: Robert Rock / Jacob Freeman /D. Bambino
Sunday, September 27, 2015
8:00 AM Lector: R. Russo
Servers: Dylan Bastian & Logan Bastian
10:00 AM Lector: Montemerano / M. Sweeney
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: S. Snow & M. Gotlibowski
Servers: Julio Paez, Louis Vega, Mario De Leva
Joseph Ford & Miguel Jacobo
5:00 PM Lector: M. Palcisko
Servers: Adrian Lozada, Alexander Lozada, Cole Alletto
This week’s collections: $3,145. 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 Cos-tanzo, 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 Jo-seph, 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, Kas-sidee Viccarone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Bill Walers, Michael Weiskittel, & Margarita Zinicola.
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.
Save the Dates
Clam Bake————October 10th, 2015
Columbus Day Parade—October 12, 2015
Harvest Festival —–—November 7th, 2015
Cub Scouts——–—Every Thursday, 7:00 PM
Teen Club————–——Every Sunday, 6:30 PM
CCD Classes—Every Sunday, 10:00 AM, School Library
RCIA—–————-Every Sunday, 10:00 AM, Mercy Room
October Pew Count
Every year, the first two weekends of October, we count each person in the pews (Oct. 3&4 and Oct. 10&11). This count , along with our report go to the Diocese for their records. We need your attendance and presence!!! We need your help to keep our Parish a vibrant, strong voice in the Church community.
Readings for the Week of September 27th, 2015
SUNDAY: Nm. 11:25-29 / Jas. 5:1-6 / Mk. 9:38-43,45, 47-48
MONDAY: Zec. 8:1-8 / Lk. 9:46-50
TUESDAY: Dn. 7:9-10,13-14 / Jn. 1:47-51
WEDNESDAY: Neh. 2:1-8 / Lk. 9: 57-62
THURSDAY: Neh. 8:1-4a, 5-6,7b-12 / Lk. 10:1-12
FRIDAY: Bar. 1:15-22 / Mk. 18:1-5, 10
SATURDAY: Bar. 4:5-12, 27-29/ Lk. 10:17-24
NEXT SUNDAY: Gn. 2:18-24 / Heb. 2:9-11 / Mk 10:2-16
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!
Wedding Banns III
Alicia Mazzi & Ronald Ezzo
Wendy Dial & Narciso DelValle
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
Benvenuti, Italian Classes
We will have Italian classes starting on September 28th, 2015 in the Father Marino Hall. Classes will start at 7:15 PM. No fee for the Italian classes. Hope to see you there!
Womankind Baby Bottles
Womankind provides free prenatal care and support services to many Cleveland area women and families in need. During the month of October, which is “Respect Life” month, we will be collecting our loose change in baby bottles for these young women. Next week, the Baby Bottles will be at all doors. We will be collecting them during the month of October.
St. Francis of Assisi
On Sunday, October 4th, is The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, patron Saint of animals. We will bless all pets and animals. Please join us for the blessing of all our little friends at 2:00 PM, in front of the Rectory.
Our Harvest Festival (Raffles and Spaghetti Dinner) is on November 7th in our large hall. A large part of this fundraiser is the Raffle. In back of the Church, we ask each parishioner to pick up your $25.00 worth of raffle tickets, please try to sell them. Thanks, Fr. Richard.
October is respect life month!
We will focus on Life Issues in this month’s bulletins. We pray this month for every unborn child and for his mother and father.
That God might teach us how to love and support them.
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
By Husband Jim $1,000
In Honor of Thomas Aquinas $500
Still Need $ 2,845
Sunday, September 27, 2015 * 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:00 AM RCIA, Mercy Room
10:00 AM CCD/PSR Class, School Library
3:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
5:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
6:30 PM Youth Group meets tonight—Church
Monday, September 28, 2015 * St. Wenceslaus, Martyr
10:30 AM N.A. Meeting in Mercy Room
5:30 PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of the Rosary & Litany in Church
After 6 PM Mass, the Miraculous Medal Novena
7:15 PM * Italian class begins today in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 * Feast STS. Michael, Gabriel And Raphael, Archangels
9:00 AM Morning Prayer—Bishop Roger Gries– all are welcome
5:15 PM *Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 * Memorial of St Jerome, Priest & Doctor of the Church
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM * Board of elections * Fr. Marino Hall
5: 15PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, October 1, 2015 * Memorial of Saint Therese Of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church
10:30 AM * Board of Elections : in Fr. Marino Hall
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
7:00 PM * Leader’s Meeting *Mercy Room
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, October 2, 2015 * Memorial of Guardian Angels / First Friday
8:15 AM * School Mass in Church
5:15 PM * Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary and the Litany in Church
6:00 PM * Mass / Sacred Heart Sodality / Holy Hour/ Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
10:00 PM *Mass, Nocturnal Adoration, Exposition
6:00 AM * Benediction , followed with the Mass at 6:30 AM
Saturday, October 3, 2015 * First Saturday / B.V.M.
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, October 4, 2015 * 27th Sunday in O. Time
10:00 AM RCIA, Mercy Room
10:00 AM CCD/PSR, School Library
2:00 PM * Blessing of our Animals * Front of Rectory
6:30 PM Calling All Teen-agers!!
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, September 26, 2015 * Blessed Pope Paul VI
6:30 AM + Johanna Ringwood by Family
5:00 PM + Concetta Cipro by Family
SUNDAY, September 27, 2015 * 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Emma & August Blaske by Blaske Family
10:00 AM + Ann Z. Lasko by John & Holly Neubert
11:30 AM + Ingeborg Blaske by M/M Louis Ruggerio
5:00 PM + Deceased Police Officers by Ray and Fran LaValle
MONDAY, September 28 ,2015 * St. Wenceslaus, Martyr
6:30 AM * Devotees of STS. Cosmas & Damian by Tony And Rose Ruggiero
6:00 PM + John H. Kenney, M. D. by Kate Kenny
TUESDAY, September 29 2015 * Feast * STS. Michael, Gabriel And Raphael, Archangels
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Archangels by Lyn & John Mentkowski
9:00 AM * Special Intention
6:00 PM + Jean Holmes by Carol McKinney
WEDNESDAY, September 30, 2015 * St. Jerome, Priest
6:30 AM + Johanna Ringwood by Family
6:00 PM + Deceased Members of Joseph Ruggiero Family by Family
THURSDAY, October 1, 2015 * Memorial of St. Therese of the Child Jesus, Virgin & Doctor of the Church
6:30 AM * Devotees of St. Therese of the Little Flower by
Tony & Rose Ruggiero
6:00 PM + Assunta & Pasquale Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
FRIDAY, October 2, 2015 * Memorial of the Holy Guardian Angels
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Sacred heart of Jesus by Mazzarella Family
8:15 AM * In Honor of Sacred Heart of Jesus by Family
6:00 PM Living & Deceased Members of the S. H. Sodality By Members
10:00 PM *Special Intention
SATURDAY, October 3, 2015 * First Saturday / B. V. M.
6:30 AM + Mary Chilar by Lucy Faust
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
SUNDAY, October 4, 2015 * 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Fortuna Figloano by Famiglia
10:00 AM + Betty De Pompei by John & Holy Neubert
11:30 AM + Frank Veltre & Marion Zaccardelli by Carol Veltre
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Theresa Figliano
Br. Martin for Mass intentions at the Rectory, 216-651-5043.