A Troubled Airplane???
A doctor, a lawyer, a little boy and a priest were out for a Sunday afternoon flight on a small private plane. Suddenly, the plane developed engine trouble. In spite of the best efforts of the pilot the plane started to go down. Finally the pilot grabbed a parachute, yelled to the passengers that they had better jump, and bailed out.
Unfortunately there were only three parachutes remaining. The doctor grabbed one and said “I’m a doctor, I save lives, so I must live,” and jumped out.
The lawyer then said, “I’m a lawyer and lawyers are the smartest people in the world, I deserve to live!” He grabbed a parachute and jumped.
The priest looked at the little boy and said, “My son, I’ve lived a long and full life. You are young and have your whole life ahead of you. Take the last parachute and live in peace”.
The little boy handed the parachute back to the priest and said, “Not to worry, Father. The ‘smartest man in the world’ just took off with my back pack.”
The month of November is dedicated to All Souls. Please, be sure to turn in your remembrance envelopes with the names of your deceased loved ones. They will be placed on the Altar during the month of November.
Our next “Rummage Sale” will be Saturday, December 5th. We have begun collecting items for the sale. If you have any useful items in good condition you would like to donate, please consider donating them to your church.
Christmas is just around the corner and our Church is looking for Pine Christmas trees to decorate our Church, as is our beautiful tradition. Please, see Fr. Richard if you know of someone, or if you are interested in donating a tree on their property.
Thank you again for your support!
Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass
We will be celebrating the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Friday, December 11th, during the 6:00 PM Mass. Please, join us for refreshments and music after Mass in the Fr. Marino Room, downstairs.
Breakfast with Santa
Please join us for breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 13th, from 9:00 am until 1:00pm, after each Mass in the school cafeteria. Come and join in on the fun, take a picture with Santa, and have breakfast with your friends and family. Tickets are $6.00 for Adults, children 2yrs. To 12Yrs old $3.00, children under 2Yrs. Old are free.
Thanks to all who helped to make our Harvest Festival a great success!! All had a great time. Special thanks to Maria Belmonte and her kitchen crew and Mary Tieri and her crew.
$500 —- Mr & Mrs James Quisenberry
$100 —- Ignazio Colletti
$50 —- E. Rocco
Gross Receipts———-$ 9,462.00
Total Expenses———— 1,863.00
Net Profit——————- 7,599.00
WEEKEND OF November 14/15, 2015
Saturday, Nov.14, 2015
5:00 PM Lector: G. Parjinson
Servers: Justin Snider, Joshua Freeman, Martin Irwin
Sunday, Nov. 15,2015
8:00 AM Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: Anthony Santora & Mario Cisneros
10:00 AM Lector: Italian Club
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: D. Gonyon & A. Castillo
Servers: Joseph La Cavera / Anthony De Leva / Gabriel Torres, / Myles Reynolds/ Matthew Landis
5:00 PM Lector: M. Palcisko
Servers: Joshua Rock & Bruce Buehner
This week’s collections: $4,750. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the souls of all the deceased Veterans and all 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, Bertha Vega, Diane Viccarone, Kassidee 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.
Low Gluten Hosts
There is good news for Catholics with Celiac disease. It is possible for you to receive Holy Communion with a low—gluten host at Mass. Come before Mass starts and ask Br. Martin Joseph or one of the Friars, you would be receiving one of the low-gluten hosts.
Readings for the Week of November 15th, 2015
SUNDAY: Dn. 12:1-3/ Heb. 10:11-14,18/Mk. 13:24-32
MONDAY: 1 Mc. 1:10-15,41-43,54-57,62-63 / Lk. 18:35-43
TUESDAY: 2 Mc. 6:18-31 / Lk. 19:1-10
WEDNESDAY: 2 Mc. 7:1,20-31 ? Lk. 19:11-28
THURSDAY: 1 Mc. 2:15-29 / Lk. 19:41-44
FRIDAY: 1 Mc. 4:36-37,52-59 / 19:45-48
SATURDAY: 1 Mc. 6:1-13 / Lk. 20:27-40
NEXT SUNDAY: Dn. 7:13-14 /Rv. 1:5-8 / Jn. 18:33b-37
Feast of St. Serapion
Today, November 14th, is the Feast of St. Serapion, Mercederian Religious, Martyr and Patron of the sick. After the 5:00 pm Mass, there will be anointing with Blessed Oil of St. Serapion for all the sick and distressed. Blessed Oil will be available to those in need.
Holy Name Society
Our men from the parish are sponsoring a “Men’s Night out,” on November 30th, at 7:00pm in the Mercy Room. Please, join us to learn more about our Holy Name, Men’s organization. Refreshments, comradery, and a good time await you.
Morning of Recollection
On December 12th, from 9:00am to 12:00noon, we will be having a Morning of Retreat, reflecting on “The Year of Mercy,” in preparation of Christmas. Please mark your calendars. All are welcome to attend.
Sister Rosario, Mother
Sister Rosario’s mother in Mexico, Bertha Vega, is seriously ill. She has not been able to move for several weeks. Sr. Rosario is home with her family, helping to take care of her mom. Please keep her in your prayers.
Padre Pio Academy Choir
To begin our Year of Mercy, the Padre Pio Academy Choir will be joining us at the 6:00PM Holy Day Mass for Immaculate Conception on December 8th. They will also be performing a concert after the mass with Gregorian selections. Please join us for an evening of great music and enjoyment.
Pope Francis, The Year of Mercy
Pope Francis has declared the Jubilee Year of Mercy, beginning on December 8th. During the month of December, we will provide you with a daily prayer book called, “The Magnificat Year of Mercy Companion.” A unique resource to accompany you throughout your daily journey. Day by day, celebrating the Miracle of Mercy.
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. 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!
“Special Mass for OLMC Deceased Parishioners”
On November 29th, at the 11:30 am Mass, we will be having a special Mass for all who have passed away during this last year from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. All are welcome to attend, there will be refreshments in the Cafeteria after Mass.
In Memory of…….
The month of November is dedicated to remembering
and praying for all of our deceased loved ones.
Robert B. King
Norman C. Thorne
Ann Florence Zona
Antonio D. Marella
Edward D. Angelo
Nicholas Andrew Pelaez
Mary Kay Allanson
Charlotte J. DeSanto
Patrick M. McFadden
James B. Mulgrew
Carmela Del Vecchio
Mary F. Duffy
Raymond M. Jontony
John Gene White
Catherine J. DeYoung
……We also pray,
in a special way for all the Souls in Purgatory.
Novena Prayer for the Souls in Purgatory
To Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Merciful Mother, in union with the Church Triumphant in Heaven, I beg of You, pray for the souls in purgatory.
Be mindful of your motherly love for them, and beg of Jesus the merits of His eternal love for them.
May they be freed from their suffering, to soon enjoy eternal peace and happiness.
Oh Mary, thank you for interceding for the grace of perseverance, for the faithful departed.
Sunday, November 15, 2015 * 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
10:00 AM * RCIA, in Mercy Room
10:00 AM * CCD/PSR Class, School Library
6:30 PM * Youth Group meets tonight—Church
Monday, November 16, 2015 * St. Gertrude, Virgin
10:30 AM * N.A. Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
5:30 PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of the Rosary & Litany in Church
After 6 PM Mass, the Miraculous Medal Novena
7: 15 AM * ISDA Meeting in Mercy Room
7:15 PM * Italian Class in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 * St. Elizabeth of Hungary
5:15 PM *Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 * Weekday
5: 15PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, November 19, 2015 * Weekday
3:00 PM to 5:45 PM *Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
5:00 PM * Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany, Benediction of The Blessed Sacrament.
7:00 PM * Parish Choir Rehearsal –in Church
7:00 PM * Den Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, November 20, 2015 * Weekday
8:15 AM *School Mass—Church
5:15 PM * Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
Saturday, November 21,2015 * Presentation of B.V.M.
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, November 22, 2015 * Feast* Christ the King
10:00 AM RCIA, Mercy Room
10:00 AM CCD/PSR, School Library
6:30 PM Calling All Teen-agers!!
“Have you noticed???”
The front of the Church is looking better with the new tuck pointing and cleaning. Also, the Bell Tower and all the peaks of the Church have been wrapped with siding. Please, consider a donation towards our current church project.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, November 14, 2015 * St. Serapion, Religious
6:30 AM *Devotees of St. Serapion by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family
SUNDAY, November 15, 2015 * 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Aaron N. Mentkowski / Mary & Joseph Saranzak by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + Fedele & Concetta D’Onofrio by Famiglia
11:30 AM+ Deceased Members of ISDA (Mt. Carmel Lodge (#211) by Members + Deceased Members of Calvi Risorta by Members
5:00 PM + Antonio Lavalle by Ray & Fran Lavalle
MONDAY, November 16, 2015 * ST. Gertrude, Virgin
6:30 AM + Dolores Kasprzak by Kathleen Sheffield
6:00 PM + Assunta & Pasquale Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
TUESDAY, November 17, 2015 * Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious
6:30 AM + Frances Bacinski by Vitello Family
6:00 PM + Anime Del Purgatorio by Domenica Manno
WEDNESDAY, November 18, 2015 * 33rd Wk. Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Carl Holmes by Mary Gajdos
6:00 PM + Carmela & Joe Bellflower by Phyllis Lavalle
THURSDAY, November 19,2015 *33rd Wk. Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Rev. Martin Compano, O. de M. by Family
6:00 PM + Cenacolo Paradiso by Maria + Francesco Tieri by Margherita Tieri & Family
FRIDAY, November 20,2015 * 33rd Wk. Ordinary Time
6:30 AM * Dominico & Maria Costanzo by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
8:15 AM + Deceased Mercedarians by Family
6:00 PM + Deceased Grandparent by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
SATURDAY, November 21, 2015 * Presentation of B.V. M. in the Temple
6:30 AM + Kathlen Riley-Schoenecker by Kate A. Kenny
5:00 PM + Deceased Lo Presti Famigliaby Maria + Angelo Tieri by Margherita Tieri & family
SUNDAY, November 22, 2015 * Solemnity * Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
8:00 AM + Deceased Corrado & Tortelli Families by Family
10:00 AM + Vincenzo & Antonio Costanzo by Family
11:30 AM + Deceased Members S. H. Sodality by Members
5:00 PM + Deceased Aunts & Uncles by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
Next year’s Mass Book is now open to schedule 2016 Masses for your deceased loved ones. Please, write your preferred dates and times, and we will try to accommodate you. See Br. Martin.