Stopped By a Brick!!!
About ten years ago, a young and very successful executive named Josh was traveling down a Chicago neighborhood street. He was going a bit too fast in his sleek, black, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE, which was only two months old. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no child darted out, but a brick sailed out and-WHUMP! — it smashed into the Jag’s shiny black side door! BRAKES SCREECHED…!!!!
Brakes slammed! Gears ground into reverse, and tires madly spun the Jaguar back to the spot from where the brick had been thrown. Josh jumped out of the car, grabbed the kid and pushed him up against a parked car. He shouted at the kid, “What was that all about and who are you? Just what do you think you are doing?!” Building up a head of steam, he went on. “That’s my new Jag, that brick you threw is gonna cost you a lot of money. Why did you throw it?”
“Please, mister, please …. I’m sorry! I didn’t know what else to do!” pleaded the youngster. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop!” Tears were dripping down the boy’s chin as he pointed around the parked car. “It’s my brother, mister,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.” Sobbing, the boy asked the executive, “Would you please help me by getting him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.”
Moved beyond words, the young executive tried desperately to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. Straining, he lifted the young man back into the wheelchair and took out his handkerchief and wiped the scrapes and cuts, checked to see that everything was going to be OK. He then watched, as the younger brother push him down the sidewalk toward their home.
It was a long walk back to the sleek, black, shining, 12 cylinder Jaguar XKE – a long and slow walk. Josh never did fix the dented side door of his Jaguar. He kept the dent to remind him not to go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at him to get his attention….. Some bricks are softer than others. Feel for the bricks of life that are coming at/to you.
Parish Family, Coming and Going
As many of you know, this summer, our Mercedarian Friars have gone through many meeting to grow and discern our reality. For the next three years, this will be our local Mercedarian Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel:
Fr. Richard Rasch, O.deM.- Pastor and Supervisor
Fr. Archangelo Manzi, O.deM.- Catholic Chaplain Lutheran Med. Center
Fr. Kiran Kumar, O.deM. Catholic Chaplain Metro Health Med. Ctr.
Fr. Jerome Laubacker, O.deM. In Residence
Br. Martin Joseph, O. de M. Sacristan and Secretary
We thank Fr. Justin for his Ministry at OLMC and Metro Health Medical Center. He will be leaving around the 1st of September, to Leroy, New York, he will be stationed at Our Lady of Mercy Parish.
WEEKEND OF August 1/2, 2015
Saturday, August 1, 2015
5:00 p.m. Lector: G. Parkinson
Servers: D. Bambino/ alex & Adrian Lozada
Sunday, July 26, 2015
8:00 a.m. Lector: J. Gallagher
Servers: A. Santora / Dylan & Logan Bastian
10:00 a.m. Lector: Montemerano/ M. Sweeney
Server: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 a.m. Lector: R. Morelli / C. Roshetsky
Servers: Cole Alletto/ Joseph Ford / Myles Reynolds/ Julio Paez / Gabriel Torres
5:00 p.m. Lector: B. McFadden
Servers: Christian Toth / Janniel Badaes / Nigel Drummond
This week’s collections: $2,938. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of + Ray Jontony and Dolores Ellis 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, 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, 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.
I I Ralph Arzaga and Andrea Bovenzi
Readings for the Week of July 19th, 2015
SUNDAY: Jer. 23:1-6 / Eph. 2:13-18 / Mk. 6:30-34
MONDAY: Ex. 14:5-18 / Mt. 12:38-42
TUESDAY: Ex. 14:21-15:1 / Mt. 12:46-50
WEDNESDAY: Ex. 16: 1-5,9-15 / Jn. 20: 1-2, 11-18
THURSDAY: Ex. 19:1-2, 9-11,16-20b / Mt. 13:10-17
FRIDAY: Ex. 20:1-17/ Mt. 13:18-23
SATURDAY: 2 Cor. 4:7-15 / Mt. 20:20-28
NEXT SUNDAY : 2 Kgs. 4:42-44 / Eph. 4:1-6 / Jn. 6:1-15
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
Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA will begin a new session this Fall. The RCIA program might be of interest to you if you find yourself in any of the following situations:
- You are searching for a Church to call your own.
- You have a general curiosity about the Catholic Church.
- You are not Baptized, or were Baptized in another faith, and seek Communion with the Catholic Church.
- You are Catholic and attend Mass and other services regularly, but are in need of Sacramental preparation for Eucharist or Confirmation.
For any questions or more information, please call the Rectory at 216-651-5043 or email us at [email protected]
Missionary In Our Midst
This weekend, Fr. Thomas, a Carmelite Friar, will be with us at all the Masses to tell us about current Carmelite Mission work. The Carmelites respond to the call to love one another, through prayer and actions, by establishing ministries where there is the greatest need. They create humanitarian programs to relieve the suffering of the poor, minister to those in hospitals and prisons, provide education, and conduct spiritual and religious formation in almost forty countries on five continents.
This year, we are hoping to be of continued help to the victims of the terrible typhoon in the Philippines. Your generosity in the second collection this week to support the Carmelite Friars’ missionary work will be greatly appreciated.
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!
Welcome Back OLMC Students
First day of School,
Pre-K 3-4, Kindergarten, First and Second Grade
Thursday, August 6, with Noon Dismissal
Grades Three to Eight,
Friday, August 7, with Noon Dismissal
Lunch and Recess Drink orders are due on August 7.
Mandatory, Parent Orientation:
Grades Pre-K 3 to Grade 3, Tuesday, August 18
Grades Four to Eight, Wednesday, August 19
Again, thanks to everyone for all their hard work,
making our 89th Annual Festival a great success.
Please, save the date for our Workers’ Party on Friday, August 28th at 6:30 PM:
Income – $ 130,997
Expenses – 54,211
Profit – $ 76,786
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
Sunday, August 2, 2015 * 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome.
Monday, August 3, 2015 * 18th Wk. in Ordinary Time
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, August 4, 2015 *St. John M. Vianney, Priest
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 * Dedication of the Basilica of Mary Major
5:30 PM * Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, August 6, 2015 * The Transfiguration of the Lord, Feast
3:00 PM to 5:45 PM *Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
5:00 PM * Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany
5:45 PM * Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
6:00 PM * Mass
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, August 7, 2015 * First Friday
5:15 PM * Evening Prayer, Rosary & Litany
6:00 PM * Mass = Sacred Heart Sodality ( Holy Hour)
7:00 PM * Meeting in Fr. Marino Hall
10:00 PM * Mass, Nocturnal Adoration, please use side door on Rectory side.
Saturday, August 8, 2015 * St. Dominic, Priest
6:00 AM *Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament before the
6:30 AM * Mass
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, August 9, 2015 *19th 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??
Father Andrew Costanzo, son of John and Josephine Costanzo, was the first priest to come from Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School. He was ordained at the youthful age of 23 and had to receive special dispensation. He was assigned by Fr. Sante to St. Rocco’s in 1949.
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, August 1, 2015 * St. Alphonsus Liguori, Bishop & Doctor / First Saturday
6:30 AM + Rev. Fr. Mario De Francesco,O. de M. by Mercedarians
5:00 PM + Mary Carroll by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, August 2, 2015 * 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Rudy Rutovic by B. Larsen
10:00 AM + Rose Buccieri by Rose Morrelli & Alfred Buccieri
11:30 AM + Deceased Di Vito Family by Ray & Fran Lavalle
5:00 PM + Calogero Scorza by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
MONDAY, August 3, 2015 * 18th Wk. in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM + Ann Zona by Martin Rini
6:00 PM + Jenny, Sandy, Eleanor, Millie & Vancy by Friends Forever
TUESDAY, August 4, 2015 * St. John M. Vianney, Priest
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of the Leonard Family by Family
6:00 PM + Jean Lavalle by Rose Capasso
WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2015 * Dedication of the Basilica Of Mary Major
6:30 AM + Virginia Mazzarella (Ann.) by Robert Mazzarella
6:00 PM + Michangelo Mennillo by Mastrioanni Family
THURSDAY, August 6, 2015 *The Transfiguration of the Lord, Feast
6:30 AM + Rev. Fr. Demetrius Marciano, O. de M. by Mercedarians
6:00 PM + Carmela Del Vecchio by Giuseppi Del Vecchio\ & Family
FRIDAY, August 7, 2015 * First Friday
6:30 AM * Devotes in Honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mazzarella Family
6:00 PM + Living & Deceased members of the Sacred Heart Sodality by Members
10:00 PM *Special Intention
SATURDAY, August 8, 2015 * St. Dominic, Priest
6:30 AM + Virgiinia & Anthony Mazzarella / Angela Mazzarella Krulik by Robert Mazzrella
5:00 PM + Samuel Coreno by Family
SUNDAY, August 9, 2015 * 19 th Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Dominick D’ Onofrio by Family
10:00 AM + Assunta & Pasquale Lavalle by Phyllis Lavalle
11:30 AM + Anthony Mazzarella (Ann. Death) by Robert Mazzarella
5:00 PM + Fortunato Figliano by Family
Please see Br. Martin for any Mass intentions, or call the Rectory at 216-651-5043
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.olmc-cleveland.org