Holy Martyrs Catholic Church

Holy Martyrs Catholic Church
Sunday of Divine Mercy - April 12, 2015
Mass Schedule & Intentions this Week
5:30 pm
7:30 am
9:30 am
11:30 am
8:00 am
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
9:30 am
11:30 am
This week at Holy Martyrs
Connie Hill (Gary & Mary Kozel)
Emma Youngmann
(Holy Martyrs Choir)
Jonathan & Julius Duplaga
(Norma Duplaga)
For all those serving in the Military
Rosary for Peace
Richard & Judith Madansky Sr.
(Rich & Kathy Madansky)
All Souls
Anne Hood (Steinle Family)
For the homebound
Blanche Wiencek (Andrea Jirka)
Frank & Magdalena Albert
(Bob & Kathy Meyer)
Richard Gaeckle
(Jim & Mary Gaeckle & Family)
Church Office hours:
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am -12:15 pm, 1:00 pm-5:30 pm.
There will be a
Pre-Baptism Session
held on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 pm in
Pfeiffer Hall B. This session is for parents
who plan to have their baby baptized.
Donut Sunday
Children’s Liturgy of the Word resumes
Jesus Kids: 9:30 am, Pfeiffer Hall B
PSR: 10:30 am
RCIA for Teens: 10:30 am, Room 100
Life Teen: 5:00 pm Mass followed by
Life Night from 6:00-7:30 pm, GA
Seniors Planning team meeting: 10:00 am,
Room 103
PSR: 5:30 pm
Practice for May Crowning Living Rosary:
5:00 pm, Worship Space
RCIA Team meeting: 7:00 pm, off site
Glory Bees: Mary Long, Kathleen Cooley,
Mary Lou Melchior
Little Rock Bible Study afternoon session:
1:00 pm, Room 103
Life Teen Core meeting: 5:30 pm, Room 102
SPIRIT: 6:00 pm, Martyrs Hall
RCIA for Children: 6:15 pm, Room 201
RCIA Inquiry: 7:30 pm, Lounge
Wednesday: Intercessory Prayer: 5:30 pm, Chapel
Women’s Spirituality: 6:00 pm, Lounge
Wellness Ministry: 6:30 pm, Room 103
Adult Choir: 7:15 pm, Worship Space
All Commissions: 7:30 pm, Gathering Area
Communion Portraits by appointment only:
Worship Space & Chapel
Men’s Group: 9:00 am, Room 103
Ministry of Assistance Food and Donation
weekend: after all Masses
Jesus Kids: 9:30 am, Pfeiffer Hall B
PSR: 10:30 am
RCIA for Teens: 10:30 am, Room 100
RCIA: 10:30 am, Lounge
Life Teen: 5:00 pm Mass followed by
Life Night from 6:00-7:30 pm, GA
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive at Holy
Martyrs on Friday, April 24, 2015
from 3:00-7:00 pm in Martyrs
Hall. Park in the rear lot.
Please give the gift of life.
Parish Staff
Fr. Stephen Dohner
Janet Payton
Father Mark Ott
Jason Falkofsky
Paula Phillips
Pastoral Associate
Weekend Associate
Director of Music
Father Robert F. Pfeiffer
Dorothy Thomas
Diane Bruce
Libbie Radecky
Pastor Emeritus
Coordinator of Pastoral Care
Office Manager
Director of Religious Education
Office Assistant
Sunday of Divine Mercy
Parish News
Seeking Baptism or Think You May Want to
Become Catholic?
Please Welcome the Following New Families:
Ann Casalinuovo
Mark & Sheila Lewis
Special Musical Guests
The Men's Chorus from Saint Ignatius High School,
under the direction of our own Jason Falkofsky, will
join the Holy Martyrs Choir in singing at the 9:30am
Mass this Sunday, April 12. Immediately following Mass that morning
the Men's Chorus will present a
brief concert in the church. All are
welcome to attend!
Are you missing a crock pot,
container or a dish from any church
event? Please check the table outside the
Gathering Area kitchen.
Please notify the church office in advance of a surgery or
scheduled hospital stay so that you may receive the Sacrament of Anointing. The Church has always prayed for the
sick to be freed from pain and restored to health. This sacrament originated in the healing ministry of Jesus. An
anointing may be scheduled before or after a Mass or during the week.
If you are an executive, professional or manager who is
looking for employment opportunities, we encourage you to
connect with our Employment Network Group. This parish
networking group meets twice a month at the following locations:
First Wednesday of each month at Holy Martyrs Church,
Martyrs Hall (off the back parking lot)
Third Tuesday of each month at Knights of Columbus
Hall – 131 North East Street, Medina
First-time attendees should plan to come to a short orientation session at 6:30 p.m. The regular group meetings begin
at 7 p.m.
For more information about the Employment
Network Group, please contact Erin Rankin at
[email protected]
If you’ve been thinking about becoming Catholic, we invite you to look more deeply into what makes Catholics
“tick” by participating in the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults (RCIA) at Holy Martyrs. RCIA is a process that facilitates and deepens adult conversion to Christ by providing a
way for people to come together to learn more about God in
their lives and about the Catholic Church.
RCIA is for
those who are unbaptized, or
those who have been baptized but were not formed in
the Christian faith
These sessions provide a pressure-free, non-judgmental
environment to explore what it means to live a spiritual life
— and to catch a glimpse of what that spiritual life looks
like within the Catholic Church.
Sessions are initially held on Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m. and
individuals are welcome to start attending at any time during the year. After a period of time, those sessions will
move to Sunday mornings. Some of the sessions even entail
going to other sites throughout the Greater Cleveland area
to explore the richness of our religious heritage.
For more information and/or to register, please contact
Janet at 330-722-6633 or [email protected]
Little Rock Bible Study Afternoon Session
will begin a new study, Pilgrim People,
on April 21, 2015. Please join us on
Tuesdays at 1:00 pm in Room 103. No
prior bible study experience required.
Seniors Corner
Inviting all Seniors to join us for our upcoming events:
Monday, 4/20, 1:00 John Burke, County Treasurer,
will perform his Native American History Presentation (in full Indian attire); Light Luncheon
Sunday, 5/17 Car Pool to Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine
in Euclid (Leave at 8:00 AM; Mass at 9:30 - in the
Grotto, weather permitting); Breakfast option
Monday, 5/18, 1:00 Speaker, Troy Haftzger, will discuss "Pain Management - How to Manage it
Naturally"; Appetizers
Tuesday, 6/16 Tour Bus to the Art Museum, Botanical
Gardens, etc. with Dutch Treat lunch in Little Italy
Holy Martyrs Church
Medina, Ohio
April 12, 2015
Grateful Giving
Throughout the Diocese
Holy Martyrs Parish
Catholic Commission
Wayne, Ashland & Medina will celebrate its 28th Annual Pope St. John
Paul II, Proclaimer of Justice Gala
Dinner & Silent Auction on Saturday, April 18th at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Medina The 2015 Michael
Berken Peace and Justice Award will be presented to Father Bob Wenz, retired Parochial Vicar of St. Ambrose Parish
in Brunswick. Also being honored with the 2015 Faithful
Servant Award is Connie Ebaugh, parishioner at Our Lady
Help of Christians Parish. Social Hour and Silent Auction
begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. For inclusion in our program booklet as a patron or ad sponsor, or to
make a reservation ($30 per person), contact Joan Badami at
330-535-2787 or [email protected] Mail checks payable
to Catholic Charities Corp. and sent to: Catholic Commission
c/o WAM Gala, 795 Russell Avenue, Akron, OH 44307.
March 28 & 29
Sunday Offering
Number of Envelopes
Electronic Donations
Number of Envelopes
Weekly Total
Monthly Donation
Number of Families
Thank you!
The Ministry of Assistance asks that you please watch for
food sale items that can be donated to those in need.
Though food collection weekends are the third weekend of
each month, food donations are accepted at anytime. Certain staples are always needed, like pasta and spaghetti
sauce, cereal, tuna, peanut butter, soups, can vegetables.
Checks made out to Holy Martyrs with Ministry of Assistance (MOA) on the memo line are always welcome and very
much appreciated. Thank you for helping those in need.
DID YOU KNOW? The Food Pantry cannot
distribute food items that are DAMAGED or
dates. Please check your donations carefully.
Second Annual El Salvador Golf Outing
Save the date for the 2nd Annual El Salvador Golf Outing on May 16th, 2015.
Proceeds will benefit selected students
of El Salvador. A registration form for the
outing may be found on Holy Martyrs
website: www.holymartyrs.net. If you are
interested in becoming a sponsor for the
event, we have many options available. Please contact Brad
Thomas at 330-760-5940 or Shelley Conry at 330-687-6927.
The next planning meeting is Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 pm
in Room 103.
RETROUVAILLE WEEKEND – April 17-19, 2015
Someone once said “marriages may be made in heaven, but
they sure take a lot of work on earth.” Have you become so
distracted by outside pressure that you neglect your
spouse? The Retrouvaille program can help you put your
troubled marriage back on track. This program is supported by the Catholic diocese of Cleveland. The next Cleveland
Retrouvaille weekend will be held on April 17-19, 2015.
A registration fee of $150 is required to confirm your reservation. For more information concerning the program, or to
register, please call Diane or Al Miskinis in complete confidence at (330) 665-3506 or (from a 216 or 440 area code) 1
-800-470-2230. For additional information or to register
online, please go to www.helpourmarriage.org.
The Catholic Commission of
Wayne, Ashland & Medina (WAM)
Advisory Committee has passed a
resolution in support of Issue 10, the .8 Mill Levy for Medina County Human and Social Services, on the May 5, 2015
ballot. Citing US Catholic Bishops statements on the common good and protecting the vulnerable among us, the
Catholic Commission understands this funding as vital to
directly supporting needed local services to Medina County’s vulnerable children, foster care/adoptive programs, older adults, and residents relying on local mental health and
substance abuse programs. The WAM Catholic Commission
encourages your prayerful consideration on Issue 10, the
first tax increase on Medina County citizens since 1971. For
questions, please contact the Catholic Commission at (330)
Sunday of Divine Mercy
Parish School of Religion
Eucharist Source and Summit of Our Faith
God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
—-Corinthians 1:9
We, as parents, have the opportunity to show our children that attending Mass is a way to have a faith filled
relationship with God. It is a time when families can share the wonders of their Catholic Faith.
“When we go to Mass, it is vitally important to understand what is happening. If we do not understand the Mass it will become an unnecessary relic of the past, or an interesting diversion.”1
Jesus’ saving action – His pouring out His Life to the Father—is the heart of the Mass. His body, blood, soul and divinity are
made present in the Eucharist.”
The Mass is an action. Jesus pours himself out. The priest, who speaks the words of Consecration, pours himself out with
Jesus. He does not merely say the words; he himself becomes the sacrificial offering with Jesus.
When we were baptized, we too, were baptized into the priesthood of Christ. By our baptism, all Christians are called to offer
the sacrifice and to be the sacrifice with Jesus.
As the priest prays the Eucharistic Prayer, the entire community unites in prayer with him. We exercise our priesthood by
offering up the Son to the Father with the priest. We pour ourselves out with the priest and with the son to the Father.
What a wondrous gift we can give our children every week and at daily Mass, by sharing our time in God’s House.
“What Does It mean to Participate in Mass?” By: Fr. Mike Schmitz
5:30 PM
7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM
B1 Terry Adams
B2 Mary Lawrence-Kirk
B3 Karen Munko
C1 Len Timpone
C2 Judith Linton
C3 Steve Brownfield
C4 Betty Platner
(pyx) Ed Kirk
Brenna Bandura
Vincent Pfahl
(sub req)
Jeff Hood
Tony Spinhirn
B1 Paul Steinle
B2 Barb DeMichael
C1 Judy Emmert
C2 Jerry Emmert
(pyx) Mary Kozel
Bob Steinmetz
Sam Arnold
Joseph Friedl
Pete Rojas
Erin Rankin
Caitlin Overman
Alexis Rogers
Dick Gresock
Ben Stobbs
Shawn Leyden
Rod Dulaney
Beth Lofy
Jacob Caldwell
Richard Moore
Rich Madansky
Tom Malinak
Linda Kenski
D. Marco
S. Marco
N. Klettlinger
R. Ruh
C1 B. Wehe
C2 L. Ruh
C3 T. Boyle
C. Koppmann
B1 Eileen Trabert
B2 G. Mogyorossy
B3 Jack Holland
C5 C. Koppmann
C6 S. Mueller
C7 D. Boyle
(pyx) B. Mueller
C1 Deb Terrell
C2 Becky Johnston
C3 Libbie Radecky
C4 Gary Link
(pyx) Mike Terrell
Holy Martyrs Church
Medina, Ohio
April 12, 2015
The following students received scholastic honors:
Archbishop Hoban High School
Nicholas Bayda
Sarah Carmon
Georgia Nagucki
Here’s what’s coming up in LIFE TEEN at Holy Martyrs.
We have an awesome year planned for all high school
April 12:
Wipe Out
April 19:
April 26:
Welcoming of Rising 8th Graders
We will have a Life Teen Mass every Sunday
when we gather for Life Teen.
5:00 pm sharp: Mass in the worship space
6:00-7:30 pm: Dinner & Life Night event
For more information, please contact
Janet Payton
Pastoral Associate
Questions? Send us an email at [email protected]
The winter session of FOCUS is in progress. FOCUS is
our new process for adult Christians who were immersed in the faith earlier in life but are seeking full
communion with the Roman Catholic Church now.
FOCUS is designed for adults who are strong Christians but have questions about the differences between
what Catholics believe and what their own faith traditions taught. If you are interested in participating, we
will be holding FOCUS again in the fall. If you would
like more information, please contact Janet Payton at:
[email protected] or
330.722.6633 to schedule an appointment.
Teens: Follow us on Twitter — @HMLifeTeen
Learn to Play Drums
Contact Joe Toth at [email protected]
Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
As a special opportunity for family prayer
and devotion, a pilgrim statue of Our Lady
of Fatima has been made available in our
parish. You may welcome the statue into
your home for a week by signing up in the
Gathering Area or by calling Libbie in the
church office at 330-722-6633.
Slow-pitch family style Softball on Sundays at Blakeslee
Park in Medina Township this summer (Fenn & Rt.3). We
have room for a few more players for the Holy
Martyrs team. Church league, co-ed though no
minimum requirements…for fun and bragging
rights only! First game May 17. Call Tom Halama 330 725-0680 .
Readings for the Week of April 12, 2015
Second Sunday of Easter or
Sunday of Divine Mercy
Acts 4:32-35; Ps 118; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31
Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr
Acts 4:23-31; Ps 2; Jn 3:1-8
Acts 4:32-37; Ps 93; Jn 3:7b-15
Wednesday Acts 5:17-26; Ps 34; Jn 3:16-21
Acts 5:27-33; Ps 34; Jn 3:31-36
Acts 5:34-42; Ps 27; Jn 6:1-15
Acts 6:1-7; Ps 33; Jn 6:16-21
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5a;
Lk 24:35-48
Sunday of Divine Mercy
Second Sunday of Easter - DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY
On the Second Sunday of Easter in 2001, Pope John Paul II proclaimed this the Feast of Divine Mercy
for the entire church. Special devotion to Christ under the title of the Divine Mercy is most fitting in
conjunction with this feast. It is also a most fitting time to encourage everyone to practice works of
charity and mercy as often as they can.
This feast grew out of the life and devotion of St. Faustina Kowalska, who died of tuberculosis in
1938 at age 33, and whom Pope John Paul II canonized in 2000. In her writings, St. Faustina reflected on the mercy poured out in Christ’s death and resurrection, and through the Holy Spirit who forgives sins and restores joy at having been redeemed.
The liturgies of Divine Mercy Sunday, and particularly the scripture readings for the Second Sunday
of Easter, are a fitting way in which to express our acceptance of the Redeemer’s mercy. They narrate the first encounters with the risen Christ and his gift of forgiveness to the Church. After his
resurrection, Jesus took much care to show his apostles the wounds of his passion, particularly the
wound in his heart, the source from which flows the mercy poured out on humanity.
The devotions of St. Faustina find their root, “in the paschal Christ, the definitive incarnation of mercy, His living sign which reflects both His saving act in history and the final salvation Christ has won for us all.” In the words
of the psalm from the liturgy of Easter, “I shall sing forever of the Lord’s mercy.” (Psalm 89:2)
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy consists of praying the rosary for nine days, with these prayers added:
At the beginning of each decade, pray:
Eternal Father,
I offer You the body and blood, soul and divinity
of Your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
Before each Hail Mary, say:
For the sake of His sorrowful passion,
Have mercy on us and on the whole world.
At the end of the rosary, conclude by praying three times:
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One,
Have mercy on us and on the whole world.
(Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet using a Rosary or even your fingers; it only takes minutes. To learn how to pray the chaplet,
visit thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/praythechaplet.php)
2015 First Step Program: Continuing education regarding marriage and divorce in the Catholic Church
Do you want to:
Deepen your knowledge of the Church’s teaching on marriage?
Hear the true facts about the annulment process and how to submit a case?
Learn about ministry to the divorced/separated in the Diocese of Cleveland?
Discover a path to healing after divorce?
The First Step Programs are scheduled around the Diocese, open to anyone, with no pre-registration. The next sessions are:
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at St. Gabriel Parish, Concord at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, Cuyahoga Falls at 7:00 pm
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at St. Ambrose Parish, Brunswick at 7:00 pm
This program is offered as a way to reach out to those whose marriage, for whatever reasons or circumstances, is not valid in
the Church, and find a way to re-establish full communion in the sacramental life of the Church.
For more information call 216-696-6525, ext. 4000, or visit dioceseofcleveland.org/tribunal.