A Difficult Hill???
Researchers at the University of Virginia have found that most people perceive a hill to be steeper than it really is, especially if they are tired or carrying a heavy load. When asked to estimate the slope of a hill, test participants consistently misjudged it, thinking a 10-degree slant was about 30 degrees, and rating a 5-degree slope as nearly 20 degrees. Hardly any of them believed they could be that far off.
When we are burdened and exhausted, even a minor problem can seem too big for us to handle. As we encounter a trial in life, we are tempted to sit down at the base of that difficult hill and stay there, convinced that the grade is too steep for us.
That is why we need the encouragement of God’s Word. It draws our attention to our untiring God, who knows our need. Isaiah wrote, “The Creator of the ends of the earth neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might – He increases strength” (Isaiah 40:28-29).
Because we so easily misjudge life’s difficulties, we need courage to keep going when we are tempted to quit. Take a step of faith today and join those who depend on the Lord, who run and are not weary, who walk and do not faint (v.31). In His strength, you can conquer any difficult hill.
As we live for Christ and follow Him, The way may seem quite steep; But if we trust His grace and strength, Our steps He will guide and keep.
God always gives enough strength for the next step.
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. ISAIAH 40:29
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.
On Saturday, September 5th, we will be having our next Rummage Sale. We will be open from 8:30 AM to 2:00 pm in the Mercy Room. If you have items to donate, please drop them off or call for a pick-up to the Rectory 216-651-5043.
WEEKEND OF August 22/23, 2015
Saturday, August 22, 2015
5:00 PM Lector: A. McElhone
Servers: D. Bambino/T. Grabowski/Robert and Joshua Rock
Sunday, August 23, 2015
8:00 AM Lector: R. Russo
Servers: R. Arteaga/A. Santora/B. Santos
10:00 AM Lector: A. Sarto and C. Manno
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: S. Snow and M. Gotlibowski
Servers: J. LaCavera/C. O’Donnell/M. Jacobo/
Antonio and Mario DeLeva
5:00PM Lector: R. Morelli
Servers: B. Buechner/E. McLaughlin
This week’s collections: $3,410. Thank you for your generosity and support!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the soul of + Alex Chamberlin 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 Vic-carone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Bill Walers, Michael Weiskittel, & Margarita Zinicola.
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.
Festival Workers’ Party
We will be hosting our festival workers thank you party on Friday, August 28, after the 6:00 PM Mass. We will be in the Mercy Room. See you there and come hungry.
Readings for the Week of August 23rd, 2015
SUNDAY: Jos. 24:1-2a,15-17,18b / Eph. 5:21-32/ St.Jn.6:60-69
MONDAY: Rv. 21:9b-14 / Jn. 1:45-51
TUESDAY: 1 Thes. 2:1-8 / Mt. 23:23-26
WEDNESDAY: 1 Thes. 2:9-13 / Mt. 23: 27-32
THURSDAY: 1 Thes. 3:7-13 / Mt. 24: 42-51
FRIDAY: 1 Thes. 4:1-8 / Mt. 25:1-13
SATURDAY: 1 Thes. 4:9-11 / Mk. 6:17-29
NEXT SUNDAY: Dt. 4:1-2,6-8 / Jas. 1:17-18,21b-22, 27 St. Mk, 7:1-8, 14-15,21-23
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]
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!
Calling All Teenagers
We will starting our Youth Group back up on Sunday evenings, beginning on September 13th, in the Church, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. All teenagers, from 9th to 12th grade, are welcome to join us. Please save the date, refreshments will be served.
ISDA Reverse Raffle
Our Italian Sons and Daughters of America, will be hosting their annual reverse raffle and dinner on Saturday, September 12, 2015, in our St. John XXIII Hall. Tickets are $25.00, with a grand prize of $500.00. Please call the Rectory for tickets and more information.
St. Padre Pio
On Wednesday, September 23rd, there will be a special Mass in Italian, at 6:00 PM, in honor of St. Padre Pio Feast Day. Refreshments and coffee will be served in our Hall, downstairs, following the Mass. All are welcome to come and pray to this special Saint for your needs.
Fr. Justin, O. deM.
On Sunday, August 30th, Fr. Justin will be celebrating the 11:30 Mass. Afterward, there will be coffee and cookies in the Church Hall. Please stop by and thank Fr. Justin for fine ministry at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. And Metro Hospital.
We will begin organizing our new Liturgy Committee to help plan our Liturgy Masses on Wednesday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM in the Mercy Room. If you have an interest in helping, please come and join us.
St. John XXIII Hall Upgrades
|Mr.& Mrs. Ralph Marshall||$40|
Sunday, August 23, 2015 * 21st 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 24, 2015 * St. Bartholomew, Apostle
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
7:30 PM * ISDA Meeting in Mercy Room
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 * 21st Week in Ordinary Time
5:30 PM *Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:30 PM *Cleveland Ward 15 Meeting * Fr. M. Hall
8:00 PM AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 * Our Lady of Czestochowa
5:30 PM * Recitation of the Rosary & Litany—Church
6:00 PM * Mass, Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, August 27, 2015 * St. Monica, Holy Woman
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 28, 2015 * Feast *St. Augustine, Law-Giver
8:15 AM * School Mass—Church
7:00 PM * Festival Worker’s Party in Fr. Marino Hall
Saturday, August 29, 2015 * Death of St. John the Baptist
3:30 to 4:30 PM * Confessions—Church
Sunday, August 30, 2015 *22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
4:00 PM Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII Hall
6:00 PM Bingo games start. All are welcome
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 at www.olmc-cleveland.org
School has begun for our 2015-2016 school year. There are still openings for new students in pre-k through 8th grade. Please, pass the word on!!!
The school is truly a great blessing for our community, that we have such a great school at O.L.M.C. Thank you to our great staff, parents and volunteers that make our school so special.
Vet’s Club, Phone Change
Please note, the new Vets’ Club phone number,
as of August 15th is 216-413-6975
Mass Intentions for the Week
SATURDAY, August 22, 2015 * Queenship of B.V.M.
6:30 AM * Devotees of Madonna Maria De Canneto by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
5:00 PM + Patricia Willrich by Dolores & Connie
SUNDAY, August 23 2015 * 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Fortunato Figliano by Lorenzo & Giuseppina Di Siena
10:00 AM + Anthony Coreno by John & Holly Neubert
11:30 AM + Deceased Members of Velloney Family by Family
5:00 PM + Calogero Scorza by Antonio & Concettina Fazio
MONDAY, August 24, 2015 * St. Bartholome, Apostle
6:30 AM * Devotees of St. Rose of Lima, by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
6:00 PM + Rose & Cuffy Ruggiero by Madeline Costanzo
TUESDAY, August 25, 2015 * 21st Week in Ordinary Time
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Infant Jesus by Mazzarella Family
6:00 PM + Valerian Nechvatal (1st Ann) by Family
WEDNESDAY, August 26, 2015 * Our Lady of Czestochowa
6:30 AM+ Charles E. Holder by Mary T. Holder
6:00 PM + Concetta Cipro by Family
THURSDAY, August 27, 2015 * St. Monica, Holy Woman
6:30 AM + Deceased Members of Leonard Family by Family
6:00 PM + Rose & Cuffy Ruggiero by Marie Costanzo
FRIDAY, August 28, 2015 *St. Augustine, Law-Giver, Feast
6:30 AM + Edward Witaszek by Laura Vitello
8:15 AM + Jean Golden by Family
6:00 PM + Wilma Pianka by M/M Ray Pianka
SATURDAY, August 29, 2015 * Death of St. John The Baptist
6:30 AM + Mary Irene Catlin by M/M Ray Pianka
5:00 PM + Rus Larsen by Bobby Larsen
SUNDAY, August 30, 2015 * 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 AM + Ingebore Blaske by M/M Antonio Corte
10:00 AM + Deceased Members of the Manno Family by Domenica Manno
11:30 AM + Matthew Pompeani & Anthony Skerl by Family
5:00 PM + Robert A. Schillo by Family
Free Ice Cream: Today
United HealthCare will be serving ice cream at no cost after the 11:30 AM Mass, today. Ana will be there to answer any questions about Medicare , along with with general healthcare plans. There are many free plans for extra help with needed medicines. Please, join us the Mercy Room after Mass.
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