OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
Saturday - May 14 - St. Matthias 5:00 p.m. Hazel Luciano (Judy Imler) Sunday - May 15 - Fourth Sunday of Easter 8:00 a.m. Frank Kobielski (daughter Cindy & family) 9:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the Ladies Guild 11:00 a.m. Dorothy Slowikowski (Jim & Joan Wolf)
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Readings for the Week of May 15 Acts 2:14a,36-41/1 Pt 2:20b-25/Jn 10:1-10 Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:11-18 Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30 Acts 12:24-13:5a/Jn 12:44-50 Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20 Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6 Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14 Acts 6:1-7/1 Pt 2:4-9/Jn 14:1-12
Monday - May 16 - Easter Weekday 7:00 a.m. Gordon Mahoney (Betsy & Sally Mahoney)
Monday - May 16 7:30 p.m. Legion of Mary (Church)
Tuesday - May 17 - Easter Weekday 7:00 a.m. Edward L. Trott (Jerry & Barbara Trott)
Tuesday - May 17 7:00 p.m. Ladies Guild (Church & Mpr)
Wednesday - May 18 - Easter Weekday/St. John I 7:00 a.m. Lorraine Bojarski (family) 8:45 a.m. Michael Wisniewski (family)
Wednesday - May 18 9:30 a.m. Church cleaning 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice (Church) 7:00 p.m. Finance Committee (R) 7:30 p.m. Knights of Columbus Council (Mpr) 9:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball (SH)
Thursday - May 19 - Easter Weekday 7:00 a.m. Kenny Holtz (Dave & Dee Wilkinson) Friday - May 20 - Easter Weekday/St. Bernardine of Siena 7:00 a.m. Mary Moore (Damian & Holly Turchon) Saturday - May 21 - Easter Weekday/St. Christopher Magallanes 5:00 p.m. Elaine Knoll (Jim & Lisa Winarski family) Sunday - May 22 - Fifth Sunday of Easter 8:00 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners 9:30 a.m. George Holp (Ed & Brenda Pasko) 11:00 a.m. Josie Neubert (family)
Thursday - May 19 6:30 p.m. Folk Group practice (Church) 7:00 p.m. PTC (Mpr) Saturday - May 21 4:00 p.m. Confessions
The Santuary Lamp will burn in memory of Patti Beals as requested by David & Mary Ann Hauser WEEKDAYS OF MAY 15 7:00 a.m. Adam Beaufort REVEREND JOSEPH T. SCHEFFNER ENDOWMENT FUND Parishioners and friends are encouraged to remember their loved ones at the time of death or for any special occasion by contributing a memorial gift to the ENDOWMENT FUND. The Fund provides parish support and tuition assistance to parish children who attend Our Lady of Mount Carmel School. Brochures concerning the Fund and remittance envelopes are available in the back of the church. Tuition assistance from the inception of the Fund is $76,235.00. Contributions to the Fund since inception are $143,670.00. Carmelite Spirituality “Wisdom enters through love, silence and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.” St. John of the Cross.
SATURDAY - MAY 21 5:00 p.m. Tamara Carrier/Angela Przybyszewski SUNDAY - MAY 22 8:00 a.m. Rosie/Michael Pregler 9:30 a.m. Alexis Federici/Maria Henry 11:00 a.m. Emily Kehl/Jessica Briggs OFFICE OF THE TRIBUNAL An information meeting on divorce, annulments and remarriage will be held on Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mark Catholic Center. Staff members from the diocesan Tribunal Office will offer practical advice about the annulment process and answer individual questions in a confidential setting at the end of the meeting. All are welcome to attend. Please feel free to contact the Erie Tribunal Office at 824-1140 with any questions.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER SACRIFICIAL GIVING Last week the collection was $7,305.00 Each week we need to collect $9,730.00 Envelope sets mailed 999 Envelopes received 307 Thank you to those who use their envelopes regularly and to all who have increased their Offertory.
WELCOME FATHER BEAL Fr. John Beal, a classmate of your pastor, will be taking up residence at Our Lady of Mount Carmel this Sunday, May 15. Besides possessing the exalted status of being a member of the Ordination Class of 1974, Fr. Beal has also served as the Judicial Vicar for the Diocese of Erie and, more recently, been Professor of Canon Law and former Dean of the Canon Law faculty at the Catholic University of America. Fr. will be with us for the remainder of this year, assisting in the Marriage Tribunal for the diocese and you will see him celebrating Mass here on a regular basis. LADIES GUILD The Ladies Guild will meet on Tuesday, May 17 in Church at 7:00 p.m. Fr. Ray will lead in saying the rosary. Following the rosary, we will go to the Multi-Purpose Room for our general meeting. Refreshments will be served. As always, all ladies of the parish are most welcome. There is no Board meeting. Also, the Ladies Guild annual one-day bus trip is on Wednesday, June 22. Amish Brown Bag Tour - Cost is $60.00. Call Anne @ 825 -6741 for reservations.
THANK YOU Our Mother’s Day Carnation Sale benefiting People for Life was a great success. Thank you to all of the volunteers who made it successful. Your help was greatly appreciated. Special thanks to all who purchased the flowers. May God Bless you all! MEMORIAL MASS Everyone is invited to join the Members of the Belle Valley Fire Department who will be celebrating Mass on Memorial Day in honor of their deceased members. A traditional “Blessing of the Trucks” will immediately follow Mass at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 30. CHILD PROTECTION/CREATING SAFE ENVIRONMENTS Online Safety Tips for Parents & Kids #4: Instruct your children to never give out personal information online. This includes their address, telephone number, the name or location of their school, or their parents’ names. They also need to be careful of any photos they might post. A simple picture of your daughter in a cheerleading uniform, standing in front of your house, could provide enough information for a stranger to physically locate her. Online predators have ways to innocently ask simple questions over a period of time that gives them enough information to know who children are and where they live. To see what the Diocese of Erie is doing to keep children and youth safe, check out http://www.eriercd.org/ protectyouth.htm.
SEEKING CHRIST For those interested in becoming current with our Catholic Faith, “Seeking Christ”, a Small Faith Group, will meet for the first time next Sunday, evening, May 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the rectory. If you are interested and haven’t already done so, please call the rectory at 825-7313.
MAY 15, 2011 GOOD SHEPHERD COLLECTION This weekend all parishes in the Diocese of Erie are holding a special collection to support the needs of our retired Diocesan priests. This special collection on Good Shepherd Sunday will assist those dedicated priests who are elderly, seriously ill or incapacitated and in need of supplementary assistance for expenses such as non-insured medical costs, nursing home and long-term care assistance. As the number of retired priests increases in the upcoming years, the Priest Retirement Plan will need to be adequately funded to meet their future needs. Your generosity will make a difference in the lives of priests who have served faithfully and serve now as a “thank you” for their many years of faithful service. Help provide them the same love and generosity they provided for us for generations. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION The heart of our religious education program is the dedication of our catechists and their willingness to share their faith with our children. We are very grateful to our wonderful catechists and volunteers who have witnessed the love of Christ to our children the past year! An appreciation dinner in their honor was given on May 11. Thank you for sharing your faith with our children: Karen Shippling, Terra Carrier, Nicole Skarupski, Lisa Berlin, Cori Ochalek, Chiara Wawrzyniak, Juliana Ziroli, Tina Bailey, Scott Hinman, Tim Nowakowski, Kim Phan, Lori Skarupski, Deacon Pregler. Helpers: Taylor Shippling, Gina Wawrzyniak, Danielle Berlin, Hallie Kinecki, Julianna Osiecki, Tamara Carrier and Emily Ziroli. Have you thought about being a catechist, but have never given it a try? We have 3 catechist spots just waiting for you! All lesson plans and materials are provided for you and tuition is waived for your children. Stop by the Religious Education Office to see what opportunities are available. Please call the office at 8257609, ext. 5 for more information. There are still a few families that have not registered for next years classes. If you have not signed up, please contact me in the office this week! Peace in Christ Jesus, Sue Berdis, REL
FUTURES BEGIN HERE AT OLMC SCHOOL Congratulations to the following 8th grade students who received scholarships from Mercyhurst Prep High School for 2011-2012. Eric Baer, Laker Leader Scholarship Lauren Fahey and Emily Kinecki, Academic Scholarships Elizabeth Rathburn and Clare Weisenfluh, Academic and Creative Arts Scholarships These soon-to-be graduates are a great example of the OLMC student and we are proud of them. PRAY FOR VOCATIONS From May 15 - 21, one of six monstrances blessed by Pope John Paul II to encourage prayers for vocations to the priesthood, consecrated life, married or single life, will be in use at the adoration chapel of St. Joseph/Bread of Life Community. The event coincides with World Day of Prayer for Vocations. Everyone is invited to make a visit to the chapel to pray for vocations in the presence of the monstrance. Please phone 452-2982 if you have questions.