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OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL

Saturday - April 30 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter 5:00 p.m. Tom Piotrowicz (family) Sunday - May 1 - Second Sunday of Easter 8:00 a.m. Helen & John Vickers (family) 9:30 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners 11:00 a.m. Karen Cummings (husband John & family) 2:00 p.m. First Holy Communicants & their families Monday - May 2 - St. Athanasius 7:00 a.m. Jonas Wolfram & Richard Rexford (family) Tuesday - May 3 - Ss. Philip & James 7:00 a.m. Lou Murray (bridge club) Wednesday - May 4 - Easter Weekday 7:00 a.m. Ben & Maxine Fields (family) 8:45 a.m. NO MASS 10:30 a.m. MAY CROWNING

ERIE, PA

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Readings for the Week of May 1 Acts 2:42-47/1 Pt 1:3-9/Jn 20:19-31 Acts 4:23-31/Jn 3:1-8 1 Cor 15:1-8/Jn 14:6-14 Acts 5:17-26/Jn 3:16-21 Acts 5:27-33/Jn 3:31-36 Acts 5:34-42/Jn 6:1-15 Acts 6:1-7/Jn 6:16-21 Acts 2:14,22-33/1 Pt 1:17-21/Lk 24:13-35

Monday - May 2 7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Chapter (Mpr) 7:30 p.m. Legion of Mary (Church) Tuesday - May 3 7:15 p.m. Men’s Council Board (Mpr) 8:15 p.m. Men’s Council Membership (Mpr)

Thursday - May 5 - Easter Weekday 7:00 a.m. Walt Piotrowicz (Dan & Karen Sweeney)

Wednesday - May 4 9:30 a.m. Church cleaning 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice (Church) 9:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball (SH)

Friday - May 6 - Easter Weekday 7:00 a.m. Mary Simpson

Thursday - May 5 6:30 p.m. Folk Group practice (Church)

Saturday - May 7 - Easter Weekday 5:00 p.m. Millicent Wolfram (family)

Saturday - May 7 4:00 p.m. Confessions 6:30 p.m. Lights, Camera, Auction Take 3 (SH)

Sunday - May 8 - Third Sunday of Easter 8:00 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners 9:30 a.m. Eleanor Will (M/M Jerry Trott) 11:00 a.m. Dolores Karle (Chris Moles) The Santuary Lamp will burn in memory of the Deceased Members of the Seelinger family as requested by Mary Jane Dahlkemper 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 You know that our Lord does not look at the greatness or difficulty of our action, but at the love with which we do it. What, then, have you to fear?

Sunday - May 8

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 9:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Religious Ed - K - 1st Religious Ed - 2nd - 8th Religious Ed - 9th & 10th grade

WEEKDAYS OF MAY 1 7:00 a.m. Tamara Carrier SATURDAY - MAY 7 5:00 p.m. Abigail Chermack SUNDAY - MAY 8 8:00 a.m. Catherine Brennan/Nick Woll 9:30 a.m. Maria Henry/Andrew Williams 11:00 a.m. Mykala Jenkins/Brooklyn Vivier

A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE “Whose sins you forgive, are forgiven.” The Kingdom of God begins in your home where children learn the paths to peace promised in today’s gospel through mercy and forgiveness demonstrated by parents. Grudges carried only get heavier with time; forgiveness releases them from your shoulders.


SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER SACRIFICIAL GIVING Last week the collection was $5,822.00 Each week we need to collect $9,730.00 Envelope sets mailed 1,001 Envelopes received 238 Thank you to those who use their envelopes regularly and to all who have increased their Offertory. LADIES GUILD The Ladies Guild will hold their Communion Breakfast on Sunday, May 15 following the 9:30 Mass. This year, the speaker will be Kathy Dahlkemper. Members of the Guild will be in the Church vestibule following all Masses this weekend. Tickets are still only $5.00 and will not be sold at the door. Also, plans are underway for the June, one-day bus trip. Watch the bulletin for further details. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION This weekend, May 1, is the last for all religious education students! If you have not registered for next year, please do so no later than May 15. There are extra registration forms at the rectory. As we end our religious education year at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, I would like to acknowledge the important contributions made by many who provided our children with a special kind of education - indeed, the fullest education one can have. My dear Catechists...you are here because of your gift of faith and your desire to share that gift with you faith community. It takes a special person to be able to celebrate and articulate the love and relationship she/he feels with God. You are that person. You have been called to this ministry because God has chosen you and you have answered his call. We, as a parish, are very grateful for your heart-felt commitment to the youngest in our community. By participating in this ministry you not only build and strengthen the faith life of our parish, you also participate in the building of the Kingdom of God. It is an honor and a labor - that’s what service to God is all about. And we thank you each and every day! A very special thank you goes out to Lisa Berlin, Karen Shippling and Kim Pham who have given many years to the religious ed program. This is their last year of teaching; however, two of them have agreed to sub whenever needed. If you see them, please tell them how much you appreciate their many years of service to OLMC! Have a great week! Peace in Christ Jesus. Sue Berdis, Religious Education Leader MOTHER’S DAY CARNATION PROJECT Mother’s Day carnations provided by People for Life will be available following all Masses next weekend. Celebrate Mother’s Day and bring a colorful carnation home for that special mom in your life. Your donation of one dollar per carnation or $5 for six will help support local pro-life educational efforts. GOLF OUTING Are you ready for golfing? The 7th Annual Bob Hanson Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Saturday, June 11 at Elk Valley with an 8:00 a.m. start. Gather your four-some and register early. Early-bird fee until May 7th. The tournament benefits the John Kanzius Research Foundation. Contact Sheila or Don Krahe @ 825-4950 for more info and to register. Sponsored by Team WAC, members of OLMC.

MAY 1, 2011 FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Congratulations to all of our First Holy Communion students who received Jesus into their hearts this weekend in a most unique way by receiving the Bread of Life, the Body and Blood of Jesus. Many thanks to all who prepared them for the sacrament and made the celebration memorable. We are grateful to all who have assisted these children on their journey of faith. The list includes but is not limited to, their parents, godparents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, principals, teachers, catechists Mrs. Debbie Sanden, Mrs. Lisa Berlin and finally to our parish pastor Fr. Hahn. Thank you for helping to prepare our children for the greatest gift they will ever receive. Congratulations once again!

Kenneth Berlin Corinna Carlotti Richard Federici Madison Johnson Alexis Kubaney Nicholas Menosky Jace Peterson Alexis Skarupski Noah Wienczkowski

Mario Bruni Adam Cropp Jillian Flynn Leanne Kahle Taylor Kubaney Johnathan Nicklas Joseph Poniatowski Marisa Vercillo William Work

Victoria Campanelli Kara Dwyer Ainslee Harding Hunter Kitchen Nicholas Lombardo David Rathburn Lucas Sauer Jacob Vommaro

CATHOLICS COME HOME Welcome to all our visitors. We are pleased to have you join us today. If you would like to bring yourself up to date on the Catholic Faith or learn more about the Church, we invite you to contact Fr. Ray Hahn at 825-7313 or www.olmc-erie.org. Our small group program “Seeking Christ”, for those interested in or returning to the Church will begin after Easter. Please join us. Fr. Ray LIGHTS, CAMERA, AUCTION, TAKE 3 Saturday, May 7, 2011, Doors open 6:30 - Live Auction 7:30 We will be having a pre-sale following all Masses this weekend in the vestibule…$15.00 per person, $25.00 per couple. You may also stop in school from 8:00 - 3:00 p.m. for the pre-sale. There’s something for everyone!! Must be age 21 or older to attend. THE REASON FOR OUR HOPE An accomplished worship lead, pianist, songwriter and author of “Into the Deep: One Man’s Story of how tragedy took his family but could not take his faith”, Robert Rogers will speak on living a life of no regrets on Sunday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Bread of Life Community. Robert Rogers has shared his story across the country and with ABC and CBS, and he will be in Erie for this one night. Please come and bring the entire family for an inspiring, faith-filled night. CATHOLIC SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL CHOICE No one who desires a Catholic education for their child should be left out. Catholic families should be able to receive our share of our tax dollars to educate our children as we so choose. The Opportunity Scholarship Act (Senate Bill 1) will help thousands of families make that choice. The Advocates for Catholic Education in Pennsylvania or ACE-PA is an extensive network of concerned parents, educators, board members, alumni and taxpayers who will speak with one loud voice on behalf of Catholic school students. Sign-up at www.pacatholic.org/ace-pa and learn more about what you can do to help pass Senate Bill 1 and make a brighter future for all children in Pennsylvania.


May 1, 2011