I Was Tempted…
I wanted to buy something today—until I figured up the cost versus the benefit. At that point I knew it was an utterly stupid idea.
What I wanted to buy was an older car to have in addition to my four year old Smart Car that I absolutely adore. So you wonder, if I adore the Smart Car, why would I want to have another car as well? The reason is….grandkids. I have several and in the Smart Car I can only have one rider (It’s a two-seater). Besides, one of my daughters-in-law does not trust the Smart Car as a vehicle for her daughter to ride in; so that’s one little girl I can’t take anywhere at all. My husband also has a car—and a truck—but I have driven the truck only a couple of times in the many years we’ve had it and I have not driven his year-old car at all.
So that’s why I had the incredibly stupid idea to buy an old Toyota I found on the lot of an honest used car salesman. Thank heavens I came to my senses before I spent $8000 to buy it, $80 or so to license it and probably $500 to insure it for a year. It would be senseless to buy that car.
My grandkids just have to continue to come with me one by one. I can’t take two girls out to lunch or two girls shopping or pick up the brother and sister that live in the same house. As for the little one that’s not allowed to ride with me….well, Grandpa will have to pick her up. As for me, I didn’t get money in my savings account by being totally stupid. Sure, doing things with the kids is fun, but spending that kind of money to put two or more of them in a group—which would probably drive me nuts anyway—is really dumb. But what’s temptation except to prove that when you get right down to it, you still have a little sense.
Whew! That was close.
Children Baptized in the month of November, 2015:
Robert Dean Salerno,II
Ellie Jacqueline Bovenzi
Cole Emery Namestnik
Mickey Hudnall Cacho
Welcome to our New Parishioners:
Sal & Kristi Fazio
Chiara Simeone & Kyle Graver
Protecting the Unborn
January 22, 2016
As a reminder, January 22nd is a “Day of Prayer” for the Legal protection of the Unborn Children. This day is the 43rd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the Roe v. Wade case. Please keep this day in your prayers.
Please help yourself to the poinsettia plants, take them home with you, this weekend. Again we thank all those that purchased the plants in memory of their loved ones.
WEEKEND OF January 16/17, 2016
Saturday, Jan. 16,2016
5:00 PM Lector: M. Gotlibowski
Servers: Robert Rock / Jacob Freeman / Dominic Bambino
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016
8:00 AM Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: Dylan Bastian & Logan Bastian
10:00 AM Lector: J. Curtis & M. Di Gangi
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: S. Snow & R. Morelli
Servers: Julio Paez, Louis Vega, Mario De Leva, Joseph Ford & Miguel Jacobo
5:00 PM Lector: B. McFadden
Servers: Adrian Lozada, Alexander Lozada & Cole Alletto
This week’s collections: $3,349, Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of + Rev. Alberto Middei, O. de M. and 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, Paul Monhart, 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.
Year of Mercy Confessions
What a beautiful way to experience this “Jubilee Year of Mercy,” by going to the Sacrament of Penance. In an attempt to try and make the Sacrament more available to everyone, a priest will be in the Confessional 15 minutes before and after Mass! Come Celebrate!!
Readings for the Week of January 17th, 2016
SUNDAY: Is.62:1-5 / 1 Cor. 12:4-11 / Jn. 2:1-11
MONDAY: 1 Sm. 15: 16-23 / Mk. 2:18-22
TUESDAY: 1 Sm. 16:1-3 / Mk. 2:23-28
WEDNESDAY: 1 Sm. 17: 32-33,37,40-51 / Mk.3:1-6
THURSDAY: 1 Sm. 18:6-9,19: 1-7 / Mk. 3: 7-12
FRIDAY: 1 Sm. 24:3-21 / Mk. 3: 13-19
SATURDAY: 2 Sm. 1:1-4,11-12,19,23-27 Mk. 3:20-21
NEXT SUNDAY: Neh. 8:2-4a,5-6,8-10/1 Cor. 12:12-30 / Lk. 1:1-4, 4:1421
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.
This year, Gordon Square will again be offering free income tax preparation on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, also on Saturday mornings at : 6516 Detroit Ave., please check out the website to schedule an appointment. Also, they are in need of volunteers to help out. If you have some time to help out for a great cause, please see Gina Morris at the Gordon Square Arcade.
Opening of Catholic Schools’ week Mass
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 11:30 AM
This Mass identifies the beginning of Catholic Schools Week. Please join us in celebrating and recognizing our special school.
School Open House
On Wednesday, February 3rd, our school will be having an Open House from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Please, bring your family and friends, and spread the word about our great school, demonstrating many of the great things it has to offer.
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.
41. Offer to read to someone who is ill or is just feeling blue.
42. Ask the Holy Spirit to “groan for you” when you cannot bring yourself to pray for someone who has done you injury.
43. Lead with a kind comment with friends as well as strangers.
44. When conversations devolve in the “Dark Joy of Gossip,” help change the subject.
45. Can you play the piano, or any instrument? Can you recite poetry? Give free “concerts” to the forgotten people in nursing homes and assisted living centers.
46. Visit the graves of your ancestors, or visit a local cemetery and walk around praying a rosary for all the souls buried there.
47. Go on Retreat! It’s a way to be merciful to yourself and also to the people around you, who know you need to go on retreat. If you cannot do that, at least try to make a day or evening or recollection.
48. Admit your jealousy, both to yourself and your confessor.
49. Offer to pray with someone, even someone you encounter on the street or public transport who looks like they could use it.
50. Keep holy cards, short prayers, or blessed medals handy and give them out to people you meet as you are inspired as a blessing to others.
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 17, 2016 * 2nd Sun. in Ordinary Time
10:00 AM * RCIA—Classes in Mercy Room
10:00 AM * CCD/PSR—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 at 6PM
6:30 PM * Youth Group meets tonight—Church
Monday, January 18, 2016 *Prayer of Christian Unity
10:30 AM * N.A. Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
5:30 PM * Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary & Litany
6:00 PM * Miraculous Medal Novena to follow Mass .
7:15 PM * Italian Classes resume in Fr. Marino Hall
7:15 PM * ISDA Meeting in Mercy Room
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 * 2nd Wk. in Ordinary Time
5:15 PM *Evening Prayer, Recitation of Rosary and Litany
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 * 2nd Wk. in O. Time
5: 15PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of Rosary and Litany
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, January 21, 2016 * St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr
10AM—4 PM * Board of Elections in Fr. Marino Hall
3:00 PM * Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
5:00 PM *Evening Prayer, Rosary, Litany and Benediction
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, January 22, 2016 * Day of Prayer for the Legal
Protection of Unborn Children
8:15 AM * School Mass—Church
Saturday, January 23,2016* Our Lady on Saturday
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, January 24, 2016 * 3rd Sun. in Ordinary Time
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.
Mr/Mrs Bernard Blaske 20
Still Need $11,020
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, January 16, 2016 * Our Lady on Saturday
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mazzarella Family
5:00 PM + Alex Chamberlin by Loretta Chamberlin
SUNDAY, January 17, 2016 * Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Aaron N. Mentkowski / Mary & Joseph by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + Pietro Cristino by Family
11:30 AM + Jean Lavalle by Donna M. Gonyon
5:00 PM + Patrick McFadden by Bernadette McFadden
MONDAY, January 18, 2016 * Wk. of Christian Unity of Prayer
6:30 AM + Joseph Kolman by Donna M. Gonyon
6:00 PM + Francis & Arlene Buehner by Joe & Pat Kaczwarek
TUESDAY, January 19 ,2016 * 2nd Wk. in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Fortunato & Angela Figliano by Family
6:00 PM + Patrick McFadden by John & Holly Neubert
WEDNESDAY, January 20, 2016 * 2nd Wk.. in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Grace Reig by Rita & Rick Skrok
6:00 PM + Saraceno Famiglia by Pina Di Stefano
THURSDAY, January 21, 2016 * St. Agnes, Virgin ,Martyr
6:30 AM + Vincent McDonnell by Family
6:00 PM + Assunta & Pasquale Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
FRIDAY, January 22, 2016 * 2nd Wk. in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Rev. Fr. Alberto Middei, O. de M. by Family
8:15 AM + George & Carolyn Bennett by Family
6:00 PM + Michele & Dominica Lavalle by Blaske Family
Saturday, January 23, 2016 * Our Lady on Saturday
6:30 AM + Grace Reig by Evelyn & Frank Vitello
5:00 PM + Antonio Lavalle by Raymond & Fran Lavalle
Sunday, January 24, 2016 * 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Alberto & Giuseppa Costanzo by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
10:00 AM + Fortunato Figliano (1st Ann.) by Luigi & Carmela Mastrioanni
11:30 AM + Millie Matteuci by Family
5:00 PM + Jean Lavalle by Rose Leanza
We ask everyone to “PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CELL PHONE AND PAGING DEVICES OFF,” while in Church, as a courtesy to everyone in The House of Our Lord.
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Save the Date
March 12, 2016
Happy New Year!!!
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.