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Wednesday Sep 2, 2020

  • VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children

    Wednesday Sep 2, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Protecting God's Children® for Adults is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods, and means by which offenders commit abuse and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God's Children™ and A Plan to Protect God's Children™. The facilitators incorporate policies and procedures into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and victim advocacy.

Saturday Sep 19, 2020

  • St. María de Cervellón

    Saturday Sep 19, 2020 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM

    Special Mass to Honor Saint María de Cervellón, one of our Mercedarian saints


    6:30 AM



         Saint María de Cervellón


         Memorial: September 19


         Patron of Mercedarian Nuns and Sisters, navigators, and of the abandoned.


         María de Cervellón was born in Barcelona, according to Mercedarian tradition, on December 1, 1230.  At that time, the Mercedarian friars had been redeeming captives from the power of the Saracens for several years, and in that seaport and commercial city, there was talk about the great work of charity, and of the growing needs of the Friars in financing redemptions and the upkeep of the Hospital of St. Eulalia where the ransomed were kept once they returned.  


          As with every young woman in her time, her family had made other plans for her future.  They had tried several times to marry her off to various and prominent men so as to strategically strengthen their familial alliances and strengthen their position.  However, Maria's heart belonged to Another and she refused each offer her family made on her behalf.  She had become the bride of Christ the Redeemer and would spend her life in service to her spouse in the guise of the captive, the wounded, the sick, and the needy. With the assistance of Fr. Bernardo de Corbera, she consecrated herself to God in the Order of Mercy on May 25, 1265, together with other young women from Barcelona.


    Maria was not the first, for there is written evidence that the female branch of the Order of Mercy began earlier, but she is the first one whose self-offering we know about.  From then on her life would be spent between her house and the Hospital of Saint Eulalia, on the sea, on the shore of Villanova, where it was built thanks to a donation by Raimundo de Plagamans.  The Sisters were not originally formed as a contemplative family, but their life was centered on prayer. They were not founded as closeted nuns but gathered in fellowship to be able to live out the Lord's command: There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.  St. Maria took this call to heart and was able to convince others to follow the path that she had set out on.  They formed a community of sisters who were ready to share in the work of redemption, even to the end.


    It is reported that St. Maria had the gift of bilocation. In Spanish, she was known by the surname de Socós or de Socorro (meaning helper), because she was seen coming to the aid of the ransom ships, walking in the midst of the waves of stormy and rough seas, in order to guide the sailors and their precious cargo to safety.  She died on September 19, 1290, and her remains are preserved in the Basilica of La Merced in Barcelona.


    On February 13, 1692, Pope Innocent XII gave a favorable judgment and confirmed her immemorial cult; and she was introduced into the Roman Martyrology in November 8, 1729.  Today, the nuns and sisters of the Order proclaim her as a strong woman who followed Jesus Christ, taking flesh in the realities of captivity, so as to be redeemers with Christ through prayer and various apostolates according to their respective constitutions.

Sunday Sep 20, 2020

  • Outdoor Mass

    Sunday Sep 20, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM


     


    The outdoor Mass for our feast day was a great success! Having Mass in the soccer field meant that people were able to distance themselves and feel safe. For this reason, we would like to offer two more Outdoor Masses.


    On  September 20th, we will have the 11:30 am Mass in the soccer field (weather permitting). Similar to the feast, we will not have a 10 am Italian Mass to encourage more participation. These Masses will include an Italian reading and some music in Italian. 


    For those who wish, they can sit in their cars along the soccer field or in the parking lot closest to the field. Please spread the word about this Outdoor Mass! It is much easier to distance ourselves and enjoy the summer weather together. 


     

Thursday Sep 24, 2020

  • Our Lady of Mercy (Solemnity)

    Thursday Sep 24, 2020 All day

     


    Mother and Foundress of the Order of the BVM of Mercy


    Special Masses at 6:30 AM and 6:00 PM



    The title "Mercy" for our Lady had its origin from the Order of Mercy which was called for its ministry - the redemption of slaves,  During the Middle Ages this ministry was known as the work of mercy.  The Mercedarian Order has always attributed to Mary a special participation in its foundation.  For this reason, the Order has always honored her with particular devotion since it's beginning and in accordance with its Founder, Saint Peter Nolasco, who in 1249, dedicated a church to her.  In 1600, permission was granted to celebrate on the feast of the Nativity of Mary, a special liturgy dedicated to Mary under the title of "Mercy."  In 1696, the feast was extended to the whole Church.

  • YCP Our Lady of Mercy Celebration

    Thursday Sep 24, 2020 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

     


    Join YCP Cleveland for an evening of prayer & adoration at Our Lady of Mount Carmel as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mercy with the local Mercedarian Sisters and Priests.


    Following the prayer service will be an opportunity to catch up with friends on the back patio. All are welcome, registration is required. 


    https://www.ycpcleveland.org/events/an-evening-of-prayer-and-worship?fbclid=IwAR1VroO-MAvB9fytVDww-EcLDsmeW3Cqug9JjoOxksCcXHiKOEzzzI0wXiI

Wednesday Sep 30, 2020

  • VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children

    Wednesday Sep 30, 2020 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

    Protecting God's Children® for Adults is training conducted by VIRTUS® certified facilitators on the prevention of child sexual abuse. The training makes participants aware of the signs of child sexual abuse, the methods, and means by which offenders commit abuse and five easy steps one can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Two videos are the centerpiece of the training: A Time to Protect God's Children™ and A Plan to Protect God's Children™. The facilitators incorporate policies and procedures into the training defining child sexual abuse, addressing the reporting of child sexual abuse, the screening and selection of employees and volunteers, and victim advocacy.