St. Maria Goretti July 6
Born in Corinaldo, Ancona, Italy, on October 16 1890; her farm worker father moved his family to Ferrier di Conca, near Anzio. Her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her children.
In 1902 an eighteen-year-old neighbor, Alexander, grabbed her from her steps and tried to rape her. When Maria said that she would rather died than submit, Alexander began stabbing her with a knife. As she lay in the hospital, she forgave Alexander before she died. Her death didn’t end her forgiveness, however.
Alexander was captured and sentenced to thirty years. He was unrepentant until he had a dream that he was in a garden. Maria was there and gave him flowers. When he woke, he was a changed man, repenting of his crime and living a reformed life. When he was released after 27 years he went directly to Maria’s mother to beg her forgiveness, which she gave, saying:
“If my daughter can forgive him, who am I to withhold forgiveness?”
Come to the Feast!!!
This coming week, we begin a very important time at OLMC. Our Annual Festival!!!
We need everyone’s help in setting up, working the five days, cleaning up, and of course, selling our raffle tickets. We truly appreciate everyone’s cooperation. Spread the word and tell all your family and friends to come down and enjoy great food in The Villa, many games, prizes, rides, and great friends.
Come for the food, stay for the fun!!!
Monday July 6 Set-Up, All Day
Tuesday July 7 Set up, All Day
Wednesday July 8 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Thursday July 9 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM
Friday July 10 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Saturday July 11 3:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Sunday July 12 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM
Even though the Festival opens at the times above, the Villa begins serving food earlier:
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday 5:00 PM
Saturday same as Festival opening 3:00 PM
Sunday All Day, 12 Noon to 9:00 PM
On Sunday, July 12th, there will be no Italian Mass at 10:00AM, but, there will be a bi-lingual Mass at 11:30AM in Honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. The procession will follow the Mass, followed by The Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament upon returning to the Church. Let us make this year’s procession the largest ever!!!
WEEKEND OF July 4/5, 2015
Saturday, July 4, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: A. McElhone Servers: Dominic Bambino, Thomas Grabowski, Robert Rock & Joshua Rock
Sunday, July 5, 2015
8:00 a.m. Lector: R. Russo Servers: R. Arteaga, A. Santora & B. Santos
10:00 a.m. Lector : M. Di Gangi & M. Sweeney Servers: Joseph Graziani
11:30 a.m. Lector: D. Miller & Miller Servers: Joseph La Cavera, Collin O’ Donnell, Miguel Jacobo, Antonio De Leva & Mario De Leva
5:00 p.m. Lector: M. Palcisko Servers: Bruce Buehner & Edward McLaughlin
This week’s collections: $3,058. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the souls of + Carmela Del Vecchio, Mary Duffy, and Dolores Kasprzak (godmother of Br. Martin Joseph) and all deceased Veterans and 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, Ray Jontony, Fr. Jerome P. Laubacker, O. de M. , Br. Martin Joseph, O. de M. Michael Laughman, John Mazzarella, Louise McGiboney, Ellen Sweeney, Vincent Mirelez, Millie Matteucci, 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, Ann Thomas, Diane Viccarone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Bill Walers, Michael Weiskittel, Margarita Zinicola.
Sacred Heart Statue
Our women’s Sacred Heart Sodality has purchased for us, our new statue of The Sacred Heart in front of our Church. We thank them and all those who have made this project possible. It looks great!!!
The Holy Eucharist is exposed from 3:00pm to 5:45pm, every Thursday, with Benediction. Come and spend some time with Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament.
Readings for the Week of July 5, 2015
SUNDAY: Ez 2:2-5/2Cor 12:7-10/Mk 6:1-6
MONDAY: Gn. 28:10-22a / Mt. 9:18-26
TUESDAY: Gn.32:23-33 / Mt. 9:32-38
WEDNESDAY: Gn. 41:55-57;42:5-7a,17-24a/ Mt. 10:1-7
THURSDAY: Gn. 44: 18-21,23b-29, 45:1-5 / Mt. 10:16-23
FRIDAY: Gn. 46:1-7,28-30 / Mt. 10:16-23
SATURDAY: Gn. 49:29-32; 50:15-26a/ Mt. 10:24-33
NEXT Sunday: Am. 7:12-15/ Eph. 1:3-4 / Mk. 6:7-13
Italian Festival “2015”
Our annual festival is quickly approaching, only 3 days left, July 8th through July 12th, 2015. Please remember to sell your raffle tickets and return stubs and money to Rectory. If you are in need of more tickets, they are at the main entrance of the Church; we need everyone’s help to have a successful raffle.
We have begun to prepare our annual Ad Book for the Festival, we need everyone to help sell or purchase ads. Forms are in this week’s bulletin; call the Rectory at 216-651-5043, or print the information at https://olmcchurchcleveland.org/advertise-in-the-july-festival-book-2015/.
Catholic Family FESTival
The 15th Annual Catholic Family FEST will be held on Sunday, August 9, 2015 in Wickliffe, Oh. the FEST is free to everyone. The event is an all day long event, many activities, fun, and games, with fireworks at the end of the day. For more information, call 440-943-7762 or go to www.theFEST.us
Bishop Richard Lennon
Our Bishop will be with us to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel at 11:30 AM Mass on July 12th. We are most grateful of his presence on this wonderful Feast of our Parish.
School registration in now in progress at OLMC School for the next school year. We are currently registering for all grades, from Pre K 3 through 8th grade. Please call the school to schedule an appointment. Help spread the word to all your friends and family. Your child deserves the best!!
Check out the school website www.olmccleveland.org
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. Please 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!
“The Rock” AM 1260
Up and running and on the air!! Please tune in to AM 1260, Cleveland Catholic Radio.
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
|In Honor of O.L.M.C||$100|
Sunday, July 5, 2015 * 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo starts. All are Welcome !
Monday, July 6, 2015 *St. Maria Goretti, Virgin & Martyr
10:30 AM N.A. Meeting in Mercy Room
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany in Church After
6 PM Mass, the Miraculous Medal Novena
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 * 14th Weekday in Ordinary Time
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 * 14th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, July 9, 2015 * Feast * Most Holy Redeemer
6:00 PM Mass
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, July 10, 2015 * 14th Weekday in Ordinary Time
Saturday, July 11, 2015 * St. Benedict, Abbott
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, July 12, 2015 *14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome
Did You Know???
In 1925, the Thomas Fasino family, was one of the first families to open their home for prayer in Honor of Our Blessed Mother
Don’t forget to keep selling our raffle tickets for our 89th Italian festival tickets. They are a major part of our fund raising that assist in maintaining OLMC all year long. There are more tickets at the Rectory if you need them.
Festival set-up is now in process, daily, after 9:00 AM in the school lot, We Need Your Help!!!! With the festival fast approaching, we are preparing the grounds for the festival. You do not have to bring any tools, we will supply what is needed. We need some good, strong hands to move and build some stands, please bring some work gloves with you. If everyone pitches in 3-4 hours, we can complete the work in one day. Actual set-up for the Italian Festival will be on Monday, July 6th at 9:00 AM. If you have a couple of free hours, we could really use your help. Please contact the Rectory if you can help at 216-651-5043.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, July 4, 2015 * B.V. M. on Saturday
6:30 AM + Mary Cieszynski & Family by M/M Gerald Helwick
5:00 PM + Elmer & Nancy Willrich by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, July 5, 2015 * 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Angelo Tieri by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
10:00 AM * Madonna del Carmine by Elena Di Pietro
11:30 AM + Anthony & Virginia Mazzarella & Angela Mazzarella—Krulik by Robert Mazzarella
5:00 PM + Fortunato Figliano by Maria Di Rugero
MONDAY, July 6, 2015 * St. Maria Goretti
6:30 AM * Devotees of St. Maria Goretti
6:00 PM + Carmela
TUESDAY, July 7, 2015 * 14th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Antonietta Boveni by Sal Di Marco
6:00 PM +Jean & Louis D’Onofrio by M/M Leo Barther
WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 * 14th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Kenneth Wittman by Clare Rovetto
6:00 PM * Angelo Tieri by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 * Feast Most Holy Redeemer
6:30 AM +Margaret & Arthur Salisbury by M. Gorman
6:00 PM + Devotees of O.L. of M. Carmel by P. Lavalle
FRIDAY, July 10, 2015 14th Weekday in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM * Joseph Frye by Nancy Lamonica
6:00 PM * Nino Di Stefano by Famiglia
SATURDAY, July 11, 2015 * St. Benedict, Abbot
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of the Leonard Family by Family
5:00 PM + Sandy Bender by John Bender & Family + Angelo Tieri by Margherita Tieri & Family
SUNDAY, July 12, 2015 * 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Deceased Members of the Di Orio Family by Blaske Family
11:30 AM + Frs. Vincent, Marino, Edward & Br. John Michael, O. de M. by Toni Pompeani & Diane Skerl
5:00 PM + Pete Raffa by Famiglia
Please see Br. Martin for any Mass intentions, or call the Rectory at 216-651-5043
Festival workers!! Festival Workers!!
We are in need of festival workers for our annual celebration! If you have not worked the Festival in the past, or just last year, please sign up to help at the table by the bathrooms near the entrance to the church. We truly appreciate everyone’s help and participation on our major, annual fund raiser.
Photos from past Italian Festivals