September 18, 2011 | Religious Education | Religion And Belief


Readings for the Week of September 18 Sunday: Is 55:6-9/Phil 1:20c-24,27a/Mt 20:1-16a Monday: Ezr 1:1-6/Lk 8:16-18 Tuesday: Ezr 6:7-8,12b,14-20/Lk 8:19-21 Wednesday: Eph 4:1-7,11-13/Mt 9:9-13 Thursday: Hg 1:1-8/Lk 9:7-9 Friday: Hg 2:1-9/Lk 9:18-22 Saturday: Zec 2:5-9,14-15a/Lk 9:43b-45 Next Sunday: Ez 18:25-28/Phil 2:1-11/Mt 21:28-32

Saturday - September 17 - Weekday/St. Robert Bellamine 5:00 p.m. Sophia Zaborowski (Ed & Sharon Siciliano) Sunday - September 18 - Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Nancy Ensbrenner (Sean Sullivan) 9:00 a.m. Charlotte Cleaver (John & Donna Kehl) 11:00 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners Monday - September 19- Weekday/ St. Januarius 7:00 a.m. Anne Chetoni (Don & Wanda) Tuesday - September 20 - Ss. Andrew Kim Taegon/ Paul Chong Hasang & Companions 7:00 a.m. Elizabeth Cochran (Vincent & Florence Kennerknecht) Wednesday - September 21 - St. Matthew 7:00 a.m. John Carlton Corritore (Lee & Janet Corritore) 8:45 a.m. Edward Kisko (Laurie & Dave Sandberg) Thursday - September 22 - Weekday 7:00 a.m. Earl Obringer Nelson (Leise & Obringer family) 9:00 a.m. Tom McCullough (Midge Klebes) Friday - September 23 - St. Pio of Pietrelcina 7:00 a.m. Marie Moritz (Wilbur & Emmy Kreider) 9:00 a.m. Earl May (family) Saturday - September 24 - Weekday 5:00 p.m. Deceased Residents of Grandview Manor (1st Friday Communion Group) Sunday - September 25 - Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 a.m. Mass for all Parishioners 9:00 a.m. Dick & Lou Murray (family) 11:00 a.m. Dolores Karle (Menc family)

Monday - September 19 6:30 p.m. Legion of Mary (Church) Tuesday - September 20 6:30 p.m. Ladies Guild Installation Tea(MPR) Wednesday - September 21 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 - September 22 6:30 p.m. Folk Group practice (Church) Saturday - September 24 4:00 p.m. Confessions Sunday - September 25 9:10 - 10:40 a.m.

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The Sanctuary Lamp will burn in memory of Joan Johnson as requested by Kathleen Nowak

WEEKDAYS OF SEPTEMBER 18 7:00 a.m. Kaitlyn Nicholson SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 24 5:00 p.m. Adam Essigmann SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 25 7:30 a.m. Kaitlyn Nicholson 9:00 a.m. Morgan Szoszorek 11:00 a.m. Michael Pregler

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 “How happy I am to see myself imperfect and be in need of God’s mercy.” St. Therese of the Child Jesus

SACRIFICIAL GIVING Last week the collection was $7,374.00 Each week we need to collect $9,730.00 Envelope sets mailed 994 Envelopes received 295 Thank you to those who use their envelopes regularly and to all who have increased their Offertory.

SEPTEMBER 18, 2011
LAWNMOWER WANTED Does anyone have a good, used lawnmower? We are in need of a good, used, power lawnmower . If you have one and are willing to donate, please call the rectory office at 825-7313. CREATING SAFE ENVIRONMENTS FOR CHILDREN Diocesan Child Protection Policies...The Diocese of Erie, along with all dioceses of the United States, has policies and procedures in place to address the national problem of child abuse and to aid in creating safe environments. The diocese is committed to ongoing screening and training of paid or volunteer persons who have regular contact with our children and youth under the age of 18. It is also committed to the yearly in-servicing and training of our children, youth and parents regarding touching-safety and safe environments. To see what the Diocese of Erie is doing to keep children and youth safe, check out protectyouth.htm. CHEERLEADING CLINIC Mercyhurst Prep is hosting a Cheerleading Clinic September 23 and 24 for girls and boys, 4-year-old preschool thru 8th grade. For registration and further information, please contact Judy Rosatti @ 392-3196 or email FUN BUS TO THE CASINO Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 24. Team WAC is sponsoring a bus trip to the Seneca Niagara Casino. Bus leaves Mt. Carmel parking lot at 11:00 a.m. and, on return, leaves the casino at approximately 7:00 p.m. The price is $30.00 per person (receive $25.00 slot dollars + $10.00 towards food from Casino). Call Patty Grove @ 825-9259 as soon as possible for reservations on a first come, first served basis.. Must be 21 years of age with valid photo id.. This trip benefits the John Kanzius Cancer Foundation through Team WAC (Working Against Cancer). WANT TO WIN AN IPOD TOUCH? Visit, take the short, online quiz featuring a few Vine-related questions, hit “submit” and you’ll be entered to win an iPod Touch and accessory kit. Visit the website of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry and you’ll find a ton of interesting resources and links. 1st Place: iPod Touch and accessory kit, 2nd Place: iTunes gift card, 3rd Place: Walmart gift card. It’s that simple. The online quiz must be completed by October 15. Winners will be selected at random on October 28 and the winners’ names will be posted on the website. One entry per person. TOUGH TIMES IN YOUR MARRIAGE... ...don’t give up! Register now for the next Retrouvaille weekend. September 30 - October 2 in Erie. Learn a communications technique and attend follow-up sessions that can help strengthen and renew your marriage. Give your marriage a chance. Retrouvaille is sponsored by Catholic Charities. For more information phone 437-9377. A FAMILY PERSPECTIVE Today Jesus is saying to us: “Why are you idle? Go into my vineyard.” Our family is the vineyard entrusted to us found in today’s gospel. Successful families are constructed by “laborers,” who work hard on family relationships and not by spectators who only watch from a distance.

LADIES GUILD The Ladies Guild will have their Installation Tea this Tuesday, September 20. Wine & Cheese will be served at 6:30 followed by a brief meeting. Refreshments will also be served afterwards. As always, all Ladies of the Parish are most welcome. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Today is Catechetical Sunday, which is a national day to highlight and celebrate the ministry of passing on the faith. This year’s theme, “Do This in Memory of Me”, offers an opportunity to reflect on the gift of the Eucharist which is at the heart of our catechetical ministry. Today we commission and pray for those who will serve as catechists and teachers at OLMC. They are: 1st Grade - Terra Carrier and Juliana Osiecki 2nd Grade - Nicole Skarupski 3rd Grade - Chiara Wawrzyniak 4th Grade - Cori Ochalek-Kanis 5th Grade - Shannon Scully 6th Grade - Tim Grunzel 7th Grade - Tina Bailey and Anne Marie Rakowski 8th Grade - Scott Hinman 9th Grade - Andy Boyd 10th Grade - Tim Nowakowski Confirmation Team - Deacon Frank Pregler, Lori Skarupski and Sue Berdis You are here because of your gift of faith and your desire to share that gift with your 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. We thank you each and every day! Peace in Christ Jesus, Sue Berdis, Religious Education Leader
MOUNT CARMEL FOOD PANTRY The pantry can always use your excess garden produce, so if you have too many zucchini or tomatoes, or any kind of extra vegetables or fruits, please consider giving them to our needy families. Contributions can be brought to the rectory on the second or fourth Tuesday each month from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. As always, donations of all types of non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, personal products and of course, money, are very much appreciated. We are currently serving 36 families and we are grateful for your generosity.

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