Home plate’s gone from the back of the yard So there’s no more backyard ball The rusty swing set’s quiet now But the grass is green and tall
The sidewalks don’t get covered with chalk Rusty skates are all put away The soccer balls have all gone flat So the grass is not worn and frayed
Games of tag and hide and seek Have ended in a hush Once brown and bare from running feet Now my lawn is green and lush
My lawn looks really great now It’s so green from edge to edge But when I look at how my children have grown I’m glad I gave up grass and grew kids!
Lent begins this Wednesday! Lent is a perfect time for renewal, growing in your Catholic Faith. Mass, with the distribution of Ashes, will be at 6:30 AM, 8:15 AM, and 6:00PM. Please, join us in celebration!
Ash Wednesday and Good Friday; these are days of FAST and Abstinence from MEAT. There is also a limit of only one full meal on these days for anyone between the ages of 18 and 59.
“Days of Abstinence,” All Fridays of Lent, also include all those from their 14th year are bound to abstain totally from meat!
Detroit Shoreway Annual Meeting
The annual meeting is Thursday, February 25th at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Hall. Dinner is served from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. The meeting begins at 6:30, promptly. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Catholic Charities 2016 Appeal
The Catholic Charities Annual appeal has begun! There are envelopes at the end of each pew to be used for your donations. For over 100 years, Catholic Charities has been helping people in our community. Catholic Charities follows Christ’s teachings by serving more than 30,000 people each year! Please, give generously to this annual appeal.
School registration is now in progress at OLMC School for next year. We are registering all grades from PreK – 3 through 8th grade. Please, call the school for an appointment. Spread the word to all your friends and family. Your child deserves it!!!
WEEKEND OF Feb. 6/7, 2016
Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016
5:00 PM Lector: A. McElhone
Servers: Robert Rock/ Jacob Freeman/ Dominic Bambino
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016
8:00 AM Lector: J. Sfiscko
Servers: Dylan Bastian / Logan Bastian
10:00 AM Lector: H. Neubert / M. Montemerano
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: D. Miller & K. Miller
Servers: Julio Paez/Louis Vega/Mario De Leva/ Joseph Ford/ Miguel Jacobo
5:00 PM Lector: B. McFadden
Servers: Adrian Lozada / Joshua Freeman/ Cole Alletto
This week’s collections: $2,550, Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of and the deceased Veterans and all the faithful departed. We also pray for all those who are ill:
Pat DiBello Gianna Andolina, Sixto Arteaga, Carmen Beltrante, Sean Barker, John Bender, Sr. Maria Benedict, Lucy Billet, Vicki Bueno, Nick Carlozzi, Dorothy Ciocca, Giuseppe Cirianni, Frank Comodeca, Joe Coreno, Maria Costanzo, Fannie Costanzo, Francis Costanzo, Jimmy Craciun, Charlie Curly, Judith Cullen, Catherine DeLeva, Anthony DePolo, , Mark Di Donato, Benny Donofrio, Giuseppa Di Stefano, Christina Fiorilli, 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 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, Bertha Vega, Diane Viccarone, Kassidee Viccarone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Bill Walers, Shannon Weiskittel, Michael Weiskittel, & Margarita Zinicola
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.
The Holy Eucharist is exposed from 3:00PM to 5:45 PM, every Thursday, with Benediction. Come and spend some time with Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
We ask everyone to “Please turn off your cell phones and paging devices,” while in Church, as a courtesy to every-one in the House of our Lord.
Readings for the Week of February 7, 2016
SUNDAY: Is 6:1-8/ 1 Cor 15:1-11/Lk 5:1-11
MONDAY: 1 Kgs 8:1-13/ Mk 6:53-56
TUESDAY: 1 Kgs 8:22-30/ Mk 7:1-13
WEDNESDAY: Jl 2:12-18/ 2 Cor 5:20,6:2/ Mt 6:1-18
THURSDAY: Dt 30:15-20/ Lk 9:22-25
FRIDAY: Is 58:1-9/ Mt 9:14-15
SATURDAY: Is 58:9-14/ Lk 5:27-32
NEXT SUNDAY: Dt 26:4-10/ Rom 10:8-13/ Lk 4:1-13
Ash Wednesday Social
On Ash Wednesday, February 10th, after the 6:00 PM Mass, everyone is welcome to come downstairs to the Fr. Marino Room for a poor-man dinner!! The meal will consist of bread, soup, and something to drink. During this ”Year of Mercy,” it would be great to meet a new parishioner, and also renew acquaintances with others.
ALL ARE WELCOME!!!
Benedictine Fish Fry
With Lent coming soon, Benedictine High School @ 2900 Martin Luther King Dr., Cleveland, Oh., will be having their annual Fish fry, every Friday evening, starting February 12th to March 4th. Please call 216-421-2080 x 517 for times and pricing.
St. Joseph High School
St. Joseph High School, will be having their annual “elegant” Academy Gala event on Saturday, February 20th, 2016 at the school on 3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, Oh., from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM. The fundraiser supports scholarships and educational equipment for the school. There will be live and silent auctions. For more information, please contact Carolyn Novak @ 216-251-6788 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holy Cross Annual Concert
Holy Cross High School will be having their 2nd, annual benefit concert on March 7th, 2016. this year’s benefit will feature international stars “The Salvatones,” with special guest “Ronan Tyran,” from New York, an Irish tenor. Please call Su-zanneHerdlicka @ 330-526-8366 for more information.
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.
Lenten Study on “The Year of Mercy”
On Tuesdays, of Lent, beginning on February 16th in the Mercy Room at 7:00 PM, we will be exploring the “Doors of Mercy, God’s covenant with You!” this is a CD program, including the study from God’s merciful promises to Adam to the fulfillment of God’s promises in Christ. We will also attempt to explain “the Power of His Divine Mercy.” Please join us into this wonderful journey of discovery.
“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”.
Save The Date!!!
February 10th—-Ash Wednesday
February 25th——Detroit Shoreway Annual Meeting
March 12—-Viva Italia!!!
March 27—-Easter Sunday
April 2nd—-Annual Reverse Raffle
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 ap-pointment. 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.
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 differ-ent address from the one we have on record.
The “2016” Mass Book is now open to schedule Masses for deceased loved ones. Please, write your preferred dates and times, and we try to accommodate your request. Please see or call Br. Martin in the Rectory
Sunday, February 7, 2016 * 5th Sun. in Ordinary Time
10:00 AM * RCIA—Classes * Class 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, February 8, 2016 * 5th Wk. in Ordinary Time
10:30 AM * N.A. Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
4:00 PM Board of Elections, Fr. Marino
5:30 PM * Evening Prayer, Recitation of the Rosary & Litany
6:00 PM * Miraculous Medal Novena to follow Mass
7:00 PM Parish Council Meeting, Mercy Room
7:15 PM * Italian Classes resume in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 * 5th Week in Ordinary Time
2-8 PM *Board of Elections in Fr. Marino Hall
5:15 PM *Evening Prayer, Recitation of Rosary and Litany
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 * Ash Wednesday
6:30 AM Mass with Distribution of Ashes
8:15 AM School Mass, distribution of Ashes
5: 15PM * Evening Prayer , Recitation of Rosary and Litany
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy, Distribution of Ashes
Thursday, February 11, * Thursday after Ash Wednesday
3:00 PM * Exposition of Blessed Sacrament
4:00 PM Board of Elections
5:00 PM *Evening Prayer, Rosary, Litany and Benediction
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, February 12, 2016 * Friday after Ash Wednesday
6:00 PM * Mass followed by Stations of the Cross.
Saturday, February 13,2016* Sat. after Ash Wednesday
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
P.N. Blessing of throats after all Masses this weekend !
Sunday, February 14,2016 * First Sunday of Lent
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!!
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, February 6, 2016 * St. Paul Miki, Martyr
6:30 AM + Audrey Mayer ( 3rd Ann.) by Friends
5:00 PM + Jean Lavalle by Pina Russo
SUNDAY, February 7, 2016 * Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Francesca Colletti by Johanna & Jim Czajkowski
10:00 AM + Gino di Pietro by Silvestro & Elena Di Pietro
11:30 AM (L) & Deceased Members of the Di Leo Family by Family
5:00 PM + Gary Russo by Ralph & Sheila Russo
MONDAY, February 8, 2016 * Weekday
6:30 AM + Vincent McDonnell by Family
6:00 PM + Carmela & Joseph Bellflower by Phyllis LaValle
TUESDAY, February 9, 2016 * Weekday
6:30 AM + Deceased Famiglia Manno by Dominic Manno
6:00 PM + Mary Jane Rodgers by Louise Hennessy
WEDNESDAY, February 10, 2016 * Ash Wednesday
6:30 AM + Nino DiStefano by Famiglia
8:15 AM + Jean LaValle by John & Holly Neubert N.H. & Joseph Kalinoski
6:00 PM + Margaret Neubert by Maria DiRuggiero
THURSDAY, February 11, 2016 * Thursday After Ash Wednesday
6:30 AM + Devotees of Our Lady of Lourdes by T & R Ruggiero
6:00 PM + Helena & Charles Long by Mary Gorman
FRIDAY, February 12, 2016 * Friday after Ash Wednesday
6:30 AM + Michelle A. Azanello by Alice Schratt
6:00 PM + Ada Fortunato by Jim & Johanna Czajkowski
10 PM * Special Intention
Saturday, February 13, 2016 * Saturday after Ash Wednesday
6:30 AM + Joseph Yacobucci by M&M Louis Violanti
5:00 PM + Samuel Coreno by Family
Sunday, February 14, 2016 * First Sunday of Lent
8:00 AM + August & Emma Blaske by Blaske Family
10:00 AM + Carmela D’Onofrio by Benny & Augie
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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.