Two visitors came to see me, both at the same time. Both were trying to win control of my body, heart, and mind One was dressed quite plainly, one dressed fit to kill, I couldn’t see the battle they were waging for my will.
One promised to give fame, friends and riches beyond compare, Anything I wanted, it seemed, and while I was standing there, He showed me how life could be, for a little while at least, I couldn’t see beneath the clothes, to recognize the beast.
The other told of hard times, of sacrifice and pain, Ridicule and persecution, nothing much to gain. But there was something deep in this visitor’s eyes That made me feel to choose Him, somehow would be wise.
I guess you know the outcome; I hope my life reflects. The one I picked, the path I chose, the one that He directs. But now at last I see Him, as He truly is THE KING!
So, did I choose so poorly, I wonder as I sing…
Eternal praises to my God at last in heaven’s city. Could I have been richer, more popular, what a pity — For now all I have to show for the pain and unkind laughter.
Is a crystal mansion on a street of gold, living happily ever after?
Our annual May Crowning at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel will take place in our Church on Sunday, May 8th, during our 11:30am Mass. There will be a special gift in honor of all the mothers of our parish on this Mothers’ Day. Everyone is welcome to attend.
We have begun to take down our Easter display. Feel free to help yourself to the lilies and mums on the Rectory side of the Church. If you plant them in your yard, they will bloom again.
Ascension of Our Lord
Ascension of Our Lord is Thursday, Mat 5th, which is usually a Holy Day of Obligation. The Bishops of the Ohio Conference have moved this day, to be celebrated on Sunday, May 8th. Thursday, May 5th is not a Holy Day of Obligation!
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 Yolanda and John Craciun.”
Mother’s Day Remembrance
In your May envelopes, there is an envelope to remember your Mother, Grandmother, and Godmother, etc. they will be placed on the Altar during the month of May. We will keep all of the names, living and deceased, in our Masses and prayers. Please turn them in with the collection baskets.
WEEKEND OF April 23/24, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
5:00 PM Lector: J. Penna
Servers: Justin Snider/ Joshua Freeman/ Martin Irwin
Sunday, April 24 2016
8:00 AM Lector: R. Russo
Servers: Anthony Santora & Mario Cisneros
10:00 AM Lector: M. Sweeney & H. Neubert
Servers: Joseph Grazianni
11:30 AM Lector: A. Castillo & G. Medina
Servers: Joseph La Cavera / Antonio De Leva/ Myles
Reynolds / Gabriel Torres & Matthew Landis
5:00 PM Lector: M. Palcisko
Servers: / Joshua Rock & Bruce Buehner
This week’s collections: Holy week and Easter, $3,042. Thank you for your generosity and support throughout the year!
LET US PRAY
Please remember the souls 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, 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, 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 Vic-carone, 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.
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.
Readings for the Week of April 24th, 2016
SUNDAY: Acts: 14:21-27/ Rv. 21:1-5a/ Jn. 13: 31–33a, 34-35
MONDAY: 1 Pt. 5: 5b-14 /Mt. 16:15-20
TUESDAY: Acts: 14: 19-28 / Jn. 14: 27-31a
WEDNESDAY: Acts: 15: 1-6 / Jn. 15:1-8
THURSDAY: Acts: 15:7-21 / Jn. 15:9-11
FRIDAY: Acts: 15: 22-31 / Jn. 15:12-17
SATURDAY: Acts: 16:1-10 / Jn. 15: 18-21
NEXT SUNDAY: Acts : 15:1-2,22-29 / Rv. 21:10-14,22-23 Jn. 14: 23-29
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.
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!!!
May is the month of Mary!!!
There will be a festival meeting on Wednesday, May 4th, for all captains and workers. All are invited to attend. Our meeting will be at 7:00PM, in the Mercy Room.
Sunday, May 8th, is Mothers’ Day. We will be having a special Mass at 11:30 AM for all mothers. There will be a special blessing, and all mothers will receive a small gift. Also, please remember we will be celebrating our May Crowning during this Mass. Please remember to invite all Moms, grandmothers, and godmothers to this Mass.
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 OLMC Cleveland. There are many new faces out there, please introduce yourself. We look forward to welcoming you to our parish community.
“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”.
Fr. Justin Freeman Invites You….
To join him in the Footsteps of the Apostle Paul Pilgrimage. For more information, you can con-tact him at [email protected]
“The Word Among Us”
The “Word Among Us” magazine for the month of May is available at all the church entrance, by the doors. Please take one for your family and put it to good use.
Save The Date!!!
May 1st—First Holy Communion, 11:30 AM Mass
May 8th-Mothers’ Day, May Crowning, 11:30 AM Mass
May 26—8th Grade OLMC School Graduation, 6:00PM
May 30th—-Memorial Day
June 3rd—Last Day of School, OLMC
July 13th to 17th———90th Annual Italian Festival
Mass Intention for the Week
Saturday, April 23, 2016 * Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + Geoffrion Family by M rs. Jorge Miyares
5:00 PM + John Prioletti by Dolores & Connie
Sunday, April 24, 2016 * Fifth Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM + Vincenzo & Maria Ruggiero by Blaske Family
10:00 AM + Giuseppe Di R ienzo by Phyllis Lavalle
11:30 AM + William Walters by Family
5:00 PM + Vincenzo & Maria Ruggiero by Luigi & Frances Ruggiero
MONDAY, April 25, 2016 * St. Mark, Evangelist, Feast
6:30 AM * Devotees of the Infant Jesus by Mazzarella Family
6:00 PM + Cy Parkinson by Lay Mercedarian Third Order
TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 * Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + Sharon Scott by Elizabeth A. Moffitt
6:00 PM + Concetta Cipro by Family
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 * St. Peter Armengol, Memorial
6:30 AM + Deceased Mercedarians by Family
6:00 PM + Betty & Elva by Beubert Family
THURSDAY, April 28, 2016* Easter Weekday
6:30 AM + Dr. Edward C. Kusey by Mary F. Moran
6:00 PM + Regina M. Nowak by cousin Br. Martin Joseph
FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 * St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church
6:30 AM * Devotees of St. Catherine of Siena by Rose & Antonio Ruggiero
8:15 AM + Arlene Carr by Peggy Gladys
6:00 PM + Catherine Jean De Young by Family
Saturday, April 30, 2016 * Easter Weekday
6:30 AM (L) Members of the Davis Family by Family
5:00 PM + Joseph Coreno by Family
Sunday, May 1,2016 * Sixth Sunday of Easter
8:00 AM + Aaron Nicholas Mentkowski / Mary & Joseph & Anna Kortan by Lyn & John Mentkowski
10:00 AM + Robert & Crystle Gorman by Mary Gorman
11:30 AM + Raffaele D’Onofrio by Benny & Augie D’ Onofrio
5:00 PM + Jim Mulgrew by PattiIasello
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.
Still Need $5,160
Sunday, April 24, 2016 * Fifth Sunday of Easter
10:00 AM *CCD Classes in school library
4:00 PM *Door opens at Pope St. John XXIII
6:00 PM * Bingo starts
Monday, April 25, 2016* St. Mark, Evangelist, Feast
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 * Italian class in Fr. Marino Hall
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 * Easter Weekday
5:15 PM * Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 * St. Peter Armengol, Mercedarian Martyr
5: 15PM* Evening Prayer/ Recitation of the Rosary And Litany
6:00 PM * Mass and Novena to Our Lady of Mercy
Thursday, April 28, 2016 * Easter Weekday
7:00 PM * Choir Practice in Church
7:00 PM * Den Mtg. in Fr. Marino Hall
8:00 PM * AA Meeting in Cafeteria
Friday, April 29, 2016 * Easter Weekday
8:15 AM * School Mass
1:00 PM * Early Dismissal Day at School
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2016 * Easter Weekday
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM * Confession
Sunday, May 1, 2016 * Sixth Sunday of Easter
11:30 AM * First Holy Communion
4:00 PM * Doors open at Pope St. John XXIII
6:00 PM * Bingo games start
“Keep the Faith”
While you wake up today, someone is breathing their last breath…., thank God for another day!!! Don’t waste it!!!
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.