Just 57 Cents
A sobbing little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it ‘was too crowded’. “I can’t go to Sunday School,” she sobbed to the pastor as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the pastor guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday School class. The child was so touched that she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.
Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings and the parents called for the kind hearted pastor, who had befriended their daughter, to handle the final arrangements. As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump. Inside was found 57 cents and a note scribble in childish handwriting which read, “This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday school.”
For two years she had saved for this offering of love. When the pastor tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion. He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building. But the story does not end there!
A newspaper learned of the story and published it. It was read by a realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands. When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered it for a 57 cent payment.
Church members made large subscriptions. Checks came from far and wide. Within five years the little girl’s gift had increased to $250,000.00 a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends.
When you are in the city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church, with a seating capacity of 3,300, and Temple University, where hundreds of students are trained. Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of Sunday scholars, so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside at Sunday school time!
In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russel H. Conwell.
“Solemnity of Corpus Christi”
On Sunday, May 29th, we celebrate “The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.” Please join us at the 11:30 Mass, followed by a procession through our community. We will be going down 69th Street and up 70th Street, end in Church with Benediction.
Memorial Day will be celebrated on Monday May 30. There will be a special Mass at 9:00 AM, to honor all deceased Veterans of all wars. Free breakfast to follow in the school cafeteria. All are welcome to attend.
Festival Raffle Tickets “2016”
This weekend, in the vestibule of the Church, your raffle tickets for our 90th annual Italian Festival. Please help us in saving postage, and pickup your tickets today.
WEEKEND OF May 21/22, 2016
Saturday, May 21, 2016
5:00 PM Lector : J. Penna
Servers: Robert Rock/ Jacob Freeman/ Dominic Bambino
Sunday, May 22, 2016
8:00 AM Lector: K. Lopez
Servers: Dylan Bastian & Logan Bastian
10:00 AM Lector: V. Ruggiero & H. Neubert
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/Alexander Lozada/ Cole Alletto
This week’s collections: Holy week and Easter, $2,649. Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of + Bertha Vega (mother of Sister Rosario, H.M.S.S.) and all the deceased Veterans and the faithful departed. We also pray for all those who are ill:
Gianna Andolina, Carmen Beltrante, Sean Barker, John Bender, Sr. Maria Benedict, Vicki Bueno, Nick Carlozzi, Dorothy Ciocca, Giuseppe Cirianni, Mike Comodeca, Maria Costanzo, Fannie Costanzo, Francis Costanzo, Charlie Curly, Judith Cullen, Mary Cullen, Catherine DeLeva, Rose DiMassa, Anthony DePolo, Mark Di Donato, Benny Donofrio, Giuseppa Di Stefano, John Drabek, 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, Michael Laughman,John Mazzarella, Louise McGiboney, Vincent Mirelez, Ann Mulgrew, Tom O’Donnell, Joseph Parente, Josephine Parente, Jeannine Rini ,Elizabeta Romano, Beverly Rodriguez, Mark Rudolph, Anthony Ruggiero,Rosa Ruggiero, Tonia Sauro, Betty Scaia, Teri Schmultz, Mary Shofariu, Anton Smuk, Angeline Stacer, Ellen Sweeney, Diane Viccarone, Kassidee Viccarone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Michael Weiskittel, & Richard Weiskittel.
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.
We ask everyone to “Please turn off your cell phones and paging devices,” while in Church, as a courtesy to everyone in the House of our Lord.
“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”.
Readings for the Week of May 22, 2016
SUNDAY: Prv 8:2231 /Rom.5:15 /Jn. 16:1215
MONDAY: 1 Pt. 1:39/Mk. 10: 1727
TUESDAY: 1 Pt. 1:1016 / Mk. 2831
WEDNESDAY: 1Pt. 1:1825 / Mk. 10:3245
THURSDAY: 1 Pt. 2:25,912 / Mk. 10: 4652
FRIDAY: 1 Pt. 4:713 / Mk. 11:1126
SATURDAY: Ju.de 17,20b25/ Mk. 11:2733
NEXT SUNDAY: Gn. 14:1820 / 1 Cor. 11:2326/St. Luke 9:11b-17
Feast of St. Anthony
On Monday, June 13th, the 6:00 PM Mass will be a Special Mass in Italian, in honor of St. Anthony. The Feast will continue with a reception in our church hall. All are welcome to join us.
New Church Clock
We would like to thank Donna and Jim Quisenberry for their generous donation of our new clock on the choir loft. We truly appreciate the clock for it will help to keep us all on time.
School registration is now in progress at OLMC School for next year(2016-17). 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!!!
Congratulations, 8th Grade
Congratulations to Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School 8th Grade graduation class of 2016:
We congratulate Giovanni and Shalia Palmiero on their 40th wedding anniversary , which they are celebrating at the Saturday, 5:00 PM Mass. Our prayers and best wishes go with them.
Congratulations, Fr. James Mayer, O.deM.
On Sunday, June 5th, at the 12:00PM Mass, Fr. James Mayer, O. de M., will be installed as Pastor of St. Rocco’s Parish. Our prayer and best wishes are with him.
Next week, we will begin to distribute our raffle tickets for our annual Italian Festival. Every registered parishioner is being asked to sell at least $50.00 worth of tickets. This would be greatly appreciated. When you sell your tickets, you will receive a “seller” ticket, which gives 4 chances to win $250.00. Thank you for your support!!!
“Feast of Corpus Christi”
On Sunday, May 29th, we celebrate “The Feast of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ.” Please join us at the 11:30 Mass, followed by a procession through our community.
At this time, we do not have a rummage sale date scheduled, but we are always collecting. For pick-up, please just call the Rectory at 216.651.5043. remember, we take anything that can still be used, except clothing.
FESTIVAL AD BOOK 2016
We have began to prepare our festival Ad book for our 90th Anniversary. This is an excellent opportunity for you to gain visibility for your business. Thank you for joining in the efforts of all who are working to make our “90th” Festival a celebration and success. The prices for the ads are from $50 dollars to $ 200 dollars.
TEN GOOD REASONS TO GO TO CHURCH
1. God asks us to make ONE day HOLY
2. Jesus gives us the gift of….HIMSELF
3. We need to be a part of our COMMUNITY
4. God has a special Message for each of US
5. We need to talk to God
6. People need our PRAYERS
7. We need to STAND UP for what we BELIEVE
8. We need to acknowledge that we make mistakes
9. We need ritual in our LIVES
10. We need to experience something bigger than ourselves
Mass Intention for the Week
Saturday, May 21, 2016 * Our Lady on Saturday
6:30 AM * Devotees of St. Rita of Cascia by Rose & Tony Ruggiero
5:00 PM +Vince Prioletti by Connie & Dolores
Sunday, May 22, 2016 * Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
8:00 AM * Devotees of St. Rita of Cascia by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + Giuseppina Guarnera by Concettina & Antonio Fazio
11:30 AM + Marie & Alphonso Pompeani by Pompeani Fam.
5:00 PM + Amedeo Iasello by Patti Isalleo
MONDAY, May 23, 2016 * 8th Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Michael Zone, Sr. by Beth Zone
6:00 PM + Pat Di Bello by Silvestro & Elena Di Pietro
TUESDAY, May 24, 2016 * 8th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Susan Zovko by Helen Zovko
6:00 PM + Ulysses De Pompei by John & Holly Neubert
WEDNESDAY, May 25,2016 * 8th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Infant Jesus by Mazzarella Family
6:00 PM + Pete Raffa by Raffa Famiglia
THURSDAY, May 26,2016 * St. Philip Neri, Priest 8th Graduation Mass
6:30 AM + Christine Fiorilli by Elizabeth Hirko
5:00 PM + Concetta Cipro by Family
* Intention for the Graduates of 2016
FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 * 8th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Joseph Popnik by M.& M. Joseph Popnik
6:00 PM + Ralph Costanzo by John Patten
Saturday, May 28,2016 * B.V. M. on Saturday
6:30 AM + Charles Kelleher by Angela Ryan
5:00 PM + Carmela & Joseph Bellflower by Phyllis Lavalle
Sunday, May 29, 2016 * Solemnity of Corpus Christi
8:00 AM + Ingeborg Blaske by M/M Fred Gerace
10:00AM + Salvatore Fazio by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
11:30 AM+ Felix Ciocca by Dorothy & Beverly Ciocca
5:00 PM + John Zona & Fred D ’Onofrio by Family
We are looking for a few more people that would willing to join our church choir. They practice on Thursdays at 7:00 PM, in the Church, they sing in the Sunday, 11:30 AM Mass!
Please consider joining us in the musical celebration. Please use the side entrance, near the Rectory, in the garden. To enter the Church.
Rosary and Vespers
Rosary and Vespers are prayed in common every week in the Church at 5:15 pm. All are welcome to join our Friars.
Church Building & Maintenance Projects Goal: $18,000
In Memory of Jean & Antonio LaValle $200
Still Need $500
Sunday, May 22, 2016* Solemnity of Most Holy Trinity
4:00 PM *Door opens at Pope St. John XXIII
6:00 PM * Bingo starts
Monday, May 23, 2016* 8th Wk. in Ordinary Time
10:30 AM * N.A. Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
5:30 PM * Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
6:00 PM * Miraculous Medal Novena to follow Mass
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 * 8th Wk. in Ordinary Time
5:15 PM * Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, May 25,2016 * 8th Wk. in Ordinary Time
5: 15PM* Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
6:00 PM * Mass and Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
7:00 PM * Boy Scout Den Mtg. in Fr. Marino Hall
Thursday, May 26, 2016 * St. Philip Neri, Priest
7:00 PM * Choir Practice in Church
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, May 27, 2016 * 8th Wk. in Ordinary Time
P.N. NO SCHOOL today until May 31st, 2016
Saturday, May 28, 2016, 2016 * B.V. M. on Saturday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM * Confession
Sunday, May 29, 2016 * Solemnity of Corpus Christi
11:30 AM * Mass in Church followed by Procession Down 69th St., up 70th St. and into Church for Benediction
4:00 PM * Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII
6:00 PM * Bingo games start
“Keep the Faith”
“If you judge people, you have no time to love them.˝
– Mother Teresa
On the side of the Church, on West 70th, we are in the process of erecting a new statue of St. Francis. This will be “In Loving Memory of Deceased Craciun Family.”
Church, Cry Room
We have just completed remodeling our children’s Cry Room in the Church. Please make good use of it for your children, when you need it. Thanks.
Save The Date!!!!
May 26th – 8th Grade OLMC School Graduation, 5:00PM
May 29th – Feast of Corpus Christi 11:30 AM Mass
May 30th – Memorial Day, Veterans’ Day 9 AM Mass
June 3rd – Last Day of School, OLMC
June 4th – Rummage Sale, 8:30am to 2:00 PM
June 11th – OLMC Uniform Exchange, Mercy Room, 1012
June 13th – Feast of St. Anthony
July 13th to 17th – 90th Annual Italian Festival
“YOU CAN’T HAVE A
BETTER TOMORROW IF
YOU’RE STILL THINKING
Did you Know???
That, the door of the Church, on the Rectory side, is open all day long. Take some time to stop by and visit with Our Lord in His house. Peace be with you!
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.