OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL
ERIE, PA Sunday:
Saturday - April 2 - Lenten Weekday/St. Francis of Paola 5:00 p.m. Dan DiLuzio (Margaret Balter) Sunday - April 3 - Fourth Sunday of Lent 8:00 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners 9:30 a.m. Peter & Florence Wenzel (children & families) 11:00 a.m. Jim & Jean Strickenberger (Judy Weigold)
Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Next Sunday:
Readings for the Week of April 3 1 Sm 16:1b,6-7,10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/ Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1,6-9,13-17,34-38 Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54 Ez 47:1-9,12/Jn 5:1-16 Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30 Ex 32:7-14/Jn 5:31-47 Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2,10,25-30 Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53 Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 or 11:37,17,20-27,33b-45
Monday - April 4 - Lenten Weekday/St. Isadore 7:00 a.m. Jerry Buccigrossi (Mom & Val) Tuesday - April 5 - Lenten Weekday/St. Vincent 7:00 a.m. Dan DiLuzio (Dave & Dorothy Seth) Wednesday - April 6 - Lenten Weekday 7:00 a.m. Frances Wheeler (family) 8:45 a.m. Mary Antoske (Sr Kevin Berdis, OSF) Thursday - April 7 - Lenten Weekday/St. John Baptist de la Salle 7:00 a.m. John Prizinsky (family) Friday - April 8 - Lenten Weekday 7:00 a.m. Eleanor Will (Carolyn & Ashley Strong) Saturday - April 9 - Lenten Weekday 5:00 p.m. Jennie & Dom Alacce (Jim Riley & sisters) Sunday - April 10 - Fifth Sunday of Lent 8:00 a.m. Don & Wanda Roth (60th wedding anniversary) 9:30 a.m. Louis Donikowski (family) 11:00 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners The Santuary Lamp will burn in memory of Dan Edmonds as requested by Donna Faulkner 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 “We can never have too much confidence in the good God who is so powerful and so merciful. We obtain from him as much as we hope for.” St. Teresa of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face
Monday - April 4 7:00 p.m. Baptism Preparation (Mpr) 7:30 p.m. Legion of Mary (Church) Tuesday - April 5 7:15 p.m. Men’s Council Board (Mpr) 8:15 p.m. Men’s Council Membership (Mpr) Wednesday - April 6 9:30 a.m. Church cleaning 6:30 p.m. Choir Practice (Church) 9:00 p.m. Men’s Basketball (SH) Thursday - April 7 6:30 p.m. Folk Group practice (Church) 7:00 p.m. Parish Council (Mpr) Friday - April 8 7:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (Church) Saturday - April 9 4:00 p.m. Confessions Sunday - April 10
10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 9:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Religious Ed - K - 1st Religious Ed - 2nd - 8th SCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
WEEKDAYS OF APRIL 3 7:00 a.m. Rosie-Michael Pregler SATURDAY - APRIL 9 5:00 p.m. Tamara Carrier/Angela Przybyszewski SUNDAY - APRIL 10 8:00 a.m. Elizabeth/Daniel Rathburn 9:30 a.m. Adam Beaufort/David DeFeclice 11:00 a.m. Amanda/Megan Przepierski
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
APRIL 3, 2011
SACRIFICIAL GIVING Last week the collection was $7,596.00 Each week we need to collect $9,730.00 Envelope sets mailed 995 Envelopes received 278 Thank you to those who use their envelopes regularly and to all who have increased their Offertory. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Attention all public school and Confirmation families: Religious Education is looking to make registration easier for you. Beginning April 3, 2011, and for the remainder of April, we will be preregistering families for the up-coming 2011-2012 religious education year. You can register your family during any religious education class this month. By registering early, the textbooks that we order can be purchased at a very big discount! The Religious Education department can be better prepared for the start of classes in the fall. Remember, if you are attending a public high school, you must attend 9th and 10th grade religious education in order to be confirmed in 11th grade. If you have missed 9th or 10th grade the past two years, please call me and we can arrange make-up classes this summer! We are in need of the following catechists for the 2011-2012 religious ed school year. Kindergarten, First Grade, Fifth Grade and a helper for the Seventh Grade. Please join our dedicated team of catechists and share your faith with our children in this most rewarding ministry. Catechist Training and support is available. Have a great week! Peace in Christ Jesus, Sue Berdis, REL
FUTURES BEGIN HERE AT OLMC SCHOOL Join us for our next Open House on Sunday, April 10 from 1:00 3:00 p.m. You will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, visit the classrooms and talk to parents and students about our wonderful school. We have several options for 4 year-old pre-school including full day, 5 days a week. Don’t forget, our pre-school and kindergarten fill quickly, so don’t miss our Open House. Congratulations to the following students who participated in the Annual Diocesan 5th and 6th Grade Science Fair last week. First Place: Michael Pregler, Daniel Rathburn, Jesse Rinke, Morgan Szoszorek, Robert Hemminger, William Hemminger, Megan Przepierski and Mackenzie Thompson. Second Place: Taylor Kerecman and Nicholas Hilinski.
LECTORS & EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS We are planning another training session in May for Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers. Any member of the parish is most welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to serve your parish in these ministries. If you would like to be a Lector, Eucharistic Minister or both, please call the parish office @ 8257313.
FREE SEMINAR FOR CAREGIVERS Caring for a loved one who is sick, frail or dealing with a terminal illness? An upcoming seminar presented by the St. Vincent Spirituality and Medicine program and the St Vincent Palliative Care Team can help. “Aging, Illness and Dying: A Time of Grace,” a free seminar for caregivers, will be offered Thursday, April 7, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. Vincent Health Center McGarvey Learning Center, 232 W 25 St., Erie. The program will feature an expert panel of presenters. Participants will learn the difference between palliative care and hospice and be provided valuable information about the physical, psychological, social and spiritual dimensions of palliative care as well as tips on health care decision making. Also included will be information about advanced directives and bereavement. The seminar is free but reservations are required. To register, phone 866-4817.
ENDOWMENT FUND It’s time to consider applying for TUITION ASSISTANCE from the REV. JOSEPH T. SCHEFFNER ENDOWMENT FUND for the 2011-2012 school year. Applications for the program are available at the School Office during business hours. Please return the completed applications before April 15, 2011 to the School Office. Awards will be made between May 15 and May 31.
MARRIAGES NEED LENT TOO Lent is the season for renewal through prayer, sacrifice and charity all three are in the basic foundation of marriage. For a husband and wife to enrich and renew their relationship, accept this invitation to Worldwide Marriage Encounter, April 8 - 10, Bemus Point, NY. RSVP 823-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More information, plus other dates and locations can be found at WWME.ORG. OUR MOTHER OF SORROWS PARISH….will again be selling Nut Rolls and Poppy Seed Rolls for Easter. To place your order, contact Mrs Linda Kuzma @ 454-7850 by April 14. Price per roll is $8.50 but $40.00 for every 5 rolls. All rolls can be picked up on Palm Sunday, April 17. Delivery is possible for those unable to drive themselves. BAPTISM PREPARATION A baptism preparation takes place Monday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. If you wish to attend, please call the rectory @ 825-7313. ATTENTION ALL PARISHIONERS Intramural basketball begins today, Sunday, April 3 at Scheffner Hall for all children in grades 1 - 3. Open gym from 12:00 noon until 1:30 p.m. and continues on April 9 & 16 and May 14 & 22. For more information, contact Tom Rinke @ 460-1786. CASINO NIGHTS …. ….at St. James Parish, April 30. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., bingo begins at 7:00 p.m. and reverse raffle from 8:00 p.m. - midnight. Tickets are $10.00 per person and includes food, (all-you-can eat buffalo road style chili), beverages, games of chance and entry in reverse raffle. For more information, please phone 899-6178. All are invited.
PENANCE SERVICE The Easter Penance Service here at OLMC is Sunday, April 17, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Several priests will be available to hear confessions until 8:15 p.m. Please plan to be present at the beginning of the service. If it isn't possible for you to attend this evening, another Penance Service will be held at St. Boniface Parish on Tuesday evening, April 19 at 7:00 p.m. Please take advantage of these opportunities for reconciliation. These are the last scheduled confessions before Easter.