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.
Because we so easily misjudge life’s difficulties, we need the 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
Easter Giving, Thank You
All the Friars and Sisters here at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel would like to thank everyone for all your kindness and generosity during this Easter Celebration. From all of us to all of you, “Have a Very Happy, Holy, and Blessed Easter.”
We would like to welcome all visitors to our parish! If you are interested in becoming a member of our parish family, please fill out the coupon in the bulletin and return it to the Rectory or put it in the collection basket. You can also send us an e-mail to [email protected] and Br. Martin will reply.
You can also follow us on Facebook at OLMCCleveland. There are many new faces out there, please introduce yourself. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish community.
Holy Week Schedule
Last Supper Mass, 7:00 PM followed by Holy Hour,
the church will be open until Midnight!
Confessions, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Stations of the Cross, 2:15 PM
Liturgical Service and Communion, 3:00
March 26th, Easter Vigil, 8:00 PM
8:00 AM, 10:00 AM (Italian), and 11:30 AM
(No 5:00 PM Mass)
Divine Mercy Sunday
Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 3rd, 2016. We will have confessions, Holy Rosary, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, Divine Mercy Liturgy, and Benediction. We will begin at 3:00 PM. Remember Our Lord’s Promise to Sister Faustina on this special Sunday of Mercy:
“The Soul that will go to confession and receive
Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of
sins and punishment. Let on soul fear to draw near me,
even though it’s sins be as scarlet.”
Annual Reverse Raffle
On Saturday, April 2nd, our annual Parish Reverse Raffle dinner will take place in the St. John XXIII Hall. Tickets are $35.00, giving you the opportunity to share the evening with fellow parishioners and friends, enjoying a delicious dinner. Doors open at 6:00 PM, dinner to be served at 7:00 PM. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Rectory at 216.651.5043
Easter Lily Plants
We are now accepting requests for lily plants to decorate Our Lord’s altar for Easter. If you would like to purchase a plant in memory of your deceased loved ones, please fill out the form in the bulletin or the envelope that will be mailed to you in the general mailings.
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 at the Sunday, 11:30 AM Mass! Please consider joining us in musical celebration. Please use the side entrance, near the Rectory, in the garden. To enter the Church.
Sgt. James Quisenberry
We congratulate one of our parishioners’ who received the 2015 JVCOCC, Veteran of the Year Award. For your selfless dedication and service, we congratulate your receiving this deserved honor, congratulations Jim!!!
WEEKEND OF Mar. 26/27, 2016
Saturday, Mar. 26, 2016
5:00 PM Lector: TBA
Sunday, Mar. 27, 2016
8:00 AM Lector: R. Russo
Servers: Anthony Santora
10:00 AM Lector: M. Montemerano & M. Sweeney
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: S. Snow & C. Roshetsky
Servers: Joseph La Cavera / Antonio De Leva / Myles
Reynolds/ Gabriel Torres / Matthew Landis
This week’s collections: $5,548. Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the souls of all the 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, Mike Comodeca, Maria Costanzo, Fannie Costanzo, Francis Costanzo, Charlie Curly, Judith Cullen, Catherine DeLeva, 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, 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, Teri Schmultz, Mary Shofariu, Anton Smuk, Angeline Stacer, Ellen Sweeney, Bertha Vega, Diane Viccarone, Kassidee Viccarone, Nicole Viccarone, Tony Viccaro, Shannon Weiskittel, & Michael Weiskittel.
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 3:00 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.
Readings for the Week of March 27, 2016
SUNDAY: Acts 10:34a,37-43/Col. 3:1-4/Jn. 20:1-9
MONDAY: Acts 214,22-33/ Mt. 28:8-15
TUESDAY: Acts 2:36-41 / Jn. 20:11-18
WEDNESDAY: Acts 3:1-10 / Lk. 24:13-35
THURSDAY: Acts 3:11-26 / Lk. 24:35-48
FRIDAY: Acts 4:1-12 / Jn. 21: 1-14
SATURDAY: Acts 4:13-21 / Mk. 16:9-15
NEXT SUNDAY: Acts 5:12-16/Rv.1:9-11a,12-13,17-19 Jn. 20: 19-31
“ He Is Risen, Alleluia !”
“2016, OLMC School Gala”
On Saturday, April 16, 2016, we will be having a school gala event at the Near West Theater. This is sponsored by our, Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Foundation. Tickets are $200 per person, there are also corporate sponsorships available as well. Please contact Fr. Richard for further details.
Second District Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, March 20th, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the second district police department will be having a pancake breakfast fundraiser at St. Rocco’s, 3205 Fulton Rd. Admission is $5.00.
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!!!
“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”.
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 appointment. 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.
O.L.M.C. 90th Anniversary
Wednesday, April 20, 1926, was the beginning of our parish of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Fr. Vincent began to come from St. Rocco’s on Fulton Rd. to say Mass at the storefront on 69th Street. These were humbling beginnings, of which today we reap many blessings.
Annual Villa Mercede Meeting
Our annual Villa Mercede board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016, at 6:30 PM, in the Villa dining room, located at 1331 W. 70st. The meeting is open to everyone.
Lenten Study on “The Year of Mercy”
On Tuesdays, of Lent, 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 of 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 on this wonderful journey of discovery.
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.
Fr. Justin Freeman Invites You….
To join him in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul Pilgrimage. For more information, you can contact him at [email protected]
Sunday, March 27,2016 * Easter Sunday He Is Risen !
P.N. No Divine Mercy Chaplet Today !
No 5 PM Mass Today
4:00 PM *Door opens at Pope St. John XXIII
6:00 PM * Bingo starts
Monday, March 28, 2016, * Easter Octave
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
7:15 PM * No Italian class today * Easter Break
Tuesday, March 29, 2016, * Easter Octave
5:15 PM * Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, March 30, 2016, * Easter Octave
5: 15PM* Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
6:00 PM * Mass and Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, March 31, 2016, * Easter Octave
7:00 PM * Boy Scouts in Fr. Marino Hall
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, April 1, 2016, * Easter Octave / First Friday
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, the Side door in the garden on rectory side
Saturday, April 2, 2016, 2016 * Easter Octave First Saturday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM * Confessions
6:00 PM, *Doors open for Annual Parish Reverse Raffle
7:00 PM * Dinners will be served
Sunday, April 3, 2016, * Divine Mercy Sunday, Alleluia !
4:00 PM * Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII
6:00 PM * Bingo games start
On Wednesday, April 13th, we will be having our first planning meeting for our 90th Italian Festival being held from July 13th through July 17th. Anyone with ideas to improve our festival are welcome to attend. We will be in the Mercy Room, beginning at 7:00 PM
Rummage Sale 1500
Still Need $6,160
Mass Intentions for the Week
Saturday, March 26, 2016, * Holy Saturday
P.N. No Morning Mass
8:00 PM + Deceased Members of the Rasch and Vitello Families by Family + Deceased Members of the Manzi, Gallo and Cifelli Families by Family
Sunday, March 27, 2016, * HE IS RISEN ALLELUIA!
8:00 AM + Concetta Cipro by Family
10:00 AM + Mary Duffy by Neal Di Sabella
11:30 AM + Felix Ciocca by Dorothy & Beverly Ciocca
P.N. NO 5 PM Mass Today !
MONDAY, March 28, 2016 * Easter Octave
6:30 AM + Dr. Paul Chan by Br. Martin Joseph
6:00 PM + Poor Souls in Purgatory by a Friend
TUESDAY, March 29, 2016 * Easter Octave
6:30 AM + Mary & Patrick Brown and Family by E. Gerber
6:00 PM + Carmela Restifo by John & Holly Neubert
WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 * Easter Octave
6:30 AM + Rose Reeves by Laura Vitello
6:00 PM + Alex Chanberlin by Sam Crawford
THURSDAY, March 31, 2016 * Easter Octave
6:30 AM + Dennis & Bridget Burns & Fam ily by E. Gerber
6:00 PM +Anna Korton by Lyn & John Mentkowski
FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 * Easter Octave/First Friday
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Mazzarella Family
6:00 PM (L ) & Deceased M em bers of the S. H. Sodality By Members
10:00 PM *Special Intention
Saturday, April 2, 2016 * Easter Octave/ First Saturday
6:30 AM + Vincent McDonnell by Family
5:00 PM + Samuel, Francesca & Joseph Coreno by Family
Sunday, April 3, 2016 * Divine Mercy Sunday
8:00 AM Devotees of Divine Mercy by Tony & Rose Ruggiero
10:00 AM +Deceased Nonni Cilluffo & Madonia by Maria
11:30 AM * (L) and Deceased Members of the Arditto Family by Di Leo Family
5:00 PM + Pete Raffa by Raffa Famiglia
Save The Date!!!
April 13th—Italian Festival Planning Meeting
April 16th——-OLMC School Foundation Gala
April 21st—-—–—Annual Villa Mercede Meeting
July 13th to 17th———90th Annual Italian Festival
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.