Just A Note From A Friend
I am writing to say how much I care for you
and to say how much I want you to know me better.
When you awoke this morning,
I exploded a brilliant sunrise through your window,
hoping to get your attention,
but you rushed off without even noticing.
Later, I noticed you were walking with some friends,
so I bathed you in warm sunshine
and perfumed the air with nature’s sweet scent,
and still you didn’t notice me.
As you passed by,
I shouted to you in a thunderstorm
and painted a beautiful rainbow in the sky,
and you didn’t even look.
In the evening,
I spilled moonlight onto your face
and sent a cool breeze to rest you.
As you slept,
I watched over you and shared your thoughts,
but you were unaware that I was so near.
I have chosen you and hope you will talk to me soon.
Until then, I remain near.
I am your friend and love you very
~Your Friend, Jesus~
We are truly sorry for omitting the following
From our Christmas Poinsettia Bookley:
In Memory of
|Family||Rick & Sara Lynn Gonyon|
|Gianna, Gino, Luaren & Eric Rivera||Papa Tom &
GrandMa Bunny Haselow
|The Gonyons||Caso & Ambrose Families|
|Joan and Mimi||Carmen & Mary Pugliese|
|Jamie Payne & Family||PapaJim, Nana Rose, Jim
And Chrissie Payne
|Family||G. Michael Kulig|
|Mr./Mrs. Antonio Figliano||Cirianni & Figliano Family|
|Rose Baker & Family||Antonio, Carmela, and
New Year’s Eve, Holy Hour — Midnight Mass
On Thursday, December 31st, there will be a Holy Hour in the Church starting at 10:30 PM, followed by Midnight Mass. Let us thank our Lord for all our Favors and Graces we have received. We also ask our Lord’s blessings in the “New Year, 2016.”
WEEKEND OF January 3/4, 2016
Saturday, Dec. Jan. 2,2016
5:00 PM Lector: A. McElhone
Servers: Robert Rock / Jacob Freeman/ Dominic Bambino
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016
8:00 AM Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: Dylan Bastian & Logan Bastian
10:00 AM Lector: C. Manno & Montemerano
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: A. Castillo & G. Medina
Servers: Julio Paez/ Louis Vega/Mario De Leva /
Joseph Ford & Miguel Jacobo
5:00 PM Lector: M. Palcisko
Servers: Adrian Lozada / Alexander Lozada / Cole Alleto
This week’s collections: Christmas Day $13,462, Sunday December 27th, $4,359. Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul 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, Shannon Weiskittel, 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.
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.
Holyday of Obligation
Friday, January 1st, 2016, is the Solemnity of Mary and is a Holy
Day of obligation. Mass schedule will be as follows:
New Year’s Eve
Vigil Mass 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM (Midnight)
New Year’s Day
8:00 AM, 11:30 AM, and 5:00 PM
Readings for the Week of January 3rd, 2016
SUNDAY: Is. 60:1-6 / Eph. 3:2-3a,5-6 / Mt. 2:1-12
MONDAY: 1 Jn. 3:22-4:6 /Mt. 4:12-17,23-25
TUESDAY: 1 Jn. 4:7-10 / Mt. 6:34-44
WEDNESDAY: 1 Jn. 4:11-16 /Mt. 6:45-52
THURSDAY: 1 Jn.4:19-5:4/ Lk. 4:14-22a
FRIDAY: 1 Jn. 5:5-13 / Lk. 5:12-16
SATURDAY: 1 Jn. 5:14-21 / Jn. 3:22-30
NEXT SUNDAY: Is. 40:1-5,9-11 / Ti. 2:11-14; 3:4-7/ Lk. 3:15-16,21-23
If you purchased a poinsettia plant for Christmas in memory of your loved ones, you can take your plants home after January 11th, 2016.
Any parishioners wishing a receipt of their 2015 church contributions for their income tax returns, please leave a message at the Rectory @ 216-651-5043 and they will be mailed to you. Please identify if you have a different address from the one we have on record.
Decorators, Thank You
We would like to express a sincere thank you to all those who helped to decorate the church so beautifully. From those of you who purchased poinsettia plants to those who worked long hours to make things look just right! Decorations will remain up until January 11th, 2016
The Friars and Sisters wish to thank everyone for all the kindness shown to them during this holiday season and throughout the year.
Thanks, also to Miss Madeline Meade, Mr. Claude David, and our choirs for the wonderful music during the liturgical Christmas Season and throughout the year.
54 Ways to Celebrate the “Year of Mercy”
By the doors, there are copies of “54 Ways to Celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy.” please take one and put it to good use, celebrating God’s Love and Mercy.
21. Memorize the 14 corporal and spiritual works of mercy and show your children what they mean.
22. Instead of losing patience with someone online (or in Person), try to hear their fear. Ask God for what Solomon asked for: “An understanding heart.”
23. Offer to drive an elderly person to Mass.
24. Recall a time you were not given a benefit of a doubt, and extend one to someone else.
25. Put down the phone and really listen to someone else. With eye contact.
26. Take advantage of sales to buy small toothpastes, soaps, shampoos, socks, and feminine products: donate them to parish outreach programs, or make gift bags and have them ready to hand out when needed.
27. Read John Paul II’s “Dives in Misericordia,” bit-by-bit throughout the year.
28. Create a short, end-of-day ritual to ask for (and Extend) forgiveness with those you live with. “…do not let the sun set on your anger” (Eph 4:26).
29. Make a list of your “enemies.” Then, every day, say a prayer for them.
30. Make a point to smile, greet or make conversation with someone who is not in your everyday circle.
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.
“Divine Mercy Chaplet”
For the “Jubilee Year of Mercy,” we will be having every Sunday at 3:00 PM the Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction. Please join us for this special “Jubilee Year of Mercy.”
Sunday, January 3, 2016 * Epiphany of the Lord, Sol.
10:00 AM * P.N. RCIA—Christmas Recess / Jan. 3rd, 2016
10:00 AM * CCD/PSR – Christmas Recess / Jan. 3rd. 2016
3:00 PM Exposition, Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction
4:00 PM * Doors open at Pope John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM * Re– Opening of BINGO
6:30 PM * Youth Group meets tonight—Church
Monday, January 4, 2016 * St. Elizabeth Seton, Religious
10:30 AM * N.A. Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
5:30 PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of the Rosary & Litany in Church
7:15 PM * Italian Classes resume on Jan. 11th,2016
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 * St. John Neumann, Bishop
5:15 PM *Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 St. Andre Bessette
5: 15PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of the Rosary and Litany in Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, January 7, 2016 * Christmas Weekday
3:00 PM * Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
5:00 PM * Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany of our Lady And Benediction
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, January 8, 2016 * Christmas Weekday
Saturday, January 9,2016* Christmas Weekday
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, January 10, 2016 * The Baptism of the Lord
10:AM * RCIA classes in Mercy Room
10 AM * PSR / CCD Classes in School Library
3:00 PM * Exposition, Divine Mercy Chaplet & Benediction
4:00 PM *Doors open at Pope John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM * Bingo games start
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.
In Memory of Vincent A. Prioletti $200
In Memory of Willrich & Prioletti Families $100
Still Need $11,440
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, January 2, 2016 *Sts. Basil & Gregory, Bisps.
6:30 AM + Raymond & Maria Ruggiero by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Rose Morelli
SUNDAY, January 3, 2016 * Epiphany, Solemnity
8:00 AM + Robert Cella by Dorothy & Jade
10:00 AM + Fortunato Figliano by Famiglia
11:30 AM + Mary Jo Veltre by Donna M. Gonyon
5:00 PM + Carmela Bellflower by Carmela Mastroianni
MONDAY, January 4, 2016 * St. Elizabeth Seton, Religious
6:30 AM + Robert Gajdos (Bd. Ann) by wife Mary Gadjos
6:00 PM + Domenica Costanzo by Ray & Fran Lavalle
TUESDAY, January 5, 2016 * St. John Neumann, Religious
6:30 AM + Anthony & Virginia Mazzarella & Angela Krulik by Robert Mazzarella
6:00 PM + Rev. Br. John Michael, O. de M. by Maria
WEDNESDAY, January 6, 2016 & St. Andre Bessette, Religious
6:30 AM + Rev. Br. Richard H. Henry, O.de M. ( 3rd Ann) by Family
6:00 PM + Filippa & Raimondo Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
THURSDAY, January 7, 2016 * Christmas Weekday
6:30 AM + Filomena Isabella by Mary Gorman
6:00 PM + Betty Governale by John & Holly Neubert
FRIDAY, January 8, 2016 * Christmas Weekday
6:30 AM + Dec. Famiglia Agozzino by Domenica Manno
8:15 AM * For our Holy Father Pope Francis by Parishioners
6:00 PM + Fortunato, Anna & Tony Figliano by Teresa
SATURDAY, January 9, 2016 * Christmas Weekday
6:30 AM + Crescenzo & Maria Parente by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
5:00 PM + Kevin Bruzda by Family + Kristyn Hendricks by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, January 10, 2016 * The Baptism of the Lord
8:00 AM + Cathy De Young by Angela & Jeannine
10:00 AM + Gino De Iuliss by Elena
11:30 AM+ Catherine De Young by Diane Viccarone
5:00 PM + Jean Lavalle by Maria Ciavorella
Return to School, Thursday, January 7, 2016
Opening of Catholic Schools’ week Mass
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:30 AM
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Mission Statement of OLMC
We, the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Family, called by the spirit to holiness, strengthened by Word and Sacrament, guided by His Holy Mother, strive in our different ways to participate in the mission of Jesus. We, His Family, share His Good News, pray together, serve others, teach, and empower all to be a witness of His healing love to all people.