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Attention All,
OLMC is conducting a parish wide Census.

YOUR parish council asks that ALL who have not yet registered in our parish to do so at this time. We will be using registration forms as the much needed information for our new parish wide census.

It is very important to require ALL persons over 18 years of age OR those who have registered PRIOR to September 2012 to fill out the new parish registration form with your current household information.

Forms can be found on line on the parish website… OR you may fill out the form manually and return to the boxes located on both entrances of the east side of the church …. OR you may return to the parish office.


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Mass 10:00 am
Luncheon 11:30 am
Keynote Speakers: Steve & Becky Greene, presenting The Surprising Joys Surrounding Marriage
A certificate suitable for framing will be presented.

OLMC will coordinate the hospitality & transport from the parish to the cathedral and back for the convenience of all the participants.

Contact sabina@olmctempe.com for registration. Registration ends on Sat, Sep 13.

We're looking for OLMC School Alumni!

If you or someone you know is an OLMC School Alumni, we would like to hear from you. Our school is gathering alumni information to coordinate future events, including an alumni event to be scheduled this fall.

Please visit the school website to provide your information.

 I N T E N T I O N S

Tuesday, September 23
6:30 am
† Lynne Rapp
8:00 am
† Enudio & Nery Crindo
Wednesday, September 24
6:30 am
Intentions of the Waite Family
8:00 am
Intentions of Pam Looker
2:00 pm
† Emma Parady
Thursday, September 25
6:30 am
† Ann Lorentz
8:00 am
Intentions of Rick Large
Friday, September 26
6:30 am
† Lillian Mancini
8:00 am
Intentions of Bob & Lorene McKay (61st Anniversary)
Saturday, September 27
8:00 am
† Madeline Cardello
5:00 pm
† Arnold Reyes
Sunday, September 28
7:00 am
† Jomarie Risinger
9:00 am
† Albert Duffy
11:00 am
† Martine Meza
5:00 pm
People of Mount Carmel Parish

Dear Friends,

I'll march my band out, I will beat my drum,
And if I'm fanned out, your turn at bat, sir,
At least I didn't fake it, hat, sir,
I guess I didn't make it.
Get ready for me, love, 'cause I'm a " comer,"
I simply gotta march,
My heart's a drummer.
Nobody, no, nobody
is gonna rain on my parade!

Fanny Brice isn't the only one to like a good parade. And one of the grandest of them all is the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade. However this parade has a new route: it will now march down that one way street called "tolerance and inclusivity" more commonly known as Make it Gay Way.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade was started to honor, you guessed it, St. Patrick and all things Irish and Irish-American. For some years now a group that represents gays has asked to march in the parade as a separate marching unit under their own banner. Likewise a Pro Life Catholic group has asked to march as well. The parade organizers have refused both requests since the parade is not about gays or abortion or anything other than St. Patrick.

Well, over the years the gay group stomped it's foot, had a temper tantrum, like children who did not get their way and cried: intolerance! Bill Donahue of the Catholic League who has supported the parade for many years pointed out repeatedly that gays as well as Pro Life supporters are not banned from the parade as they can march with other marching units just not under their own banners. Then last year some of the parade sponsors (the beer giant, Guinness for one) said they would not sponsor the parade in 2014 unless the gays marched under their own banner. Bill Donahue said he would support a change in the parade rules to permit a gay marching unit only if a Pro Life Catholic marching unit was permitted as well.

Many sponsors did indeed pull out of last year's parade and took their money with them. That was enough to have the parade organizers change their marching orders and permit the gays to march under their own banner in the next parade. But the Pro Life Group is still not allowed to march in the parade.

Ironically when Bill Donahue submitted a request to march in the NYC Gay Pride Parade under a banner of Traditional Marriage he was flatly refused since such a group was not consistent with the purpose of the Gay Pride Parade. How tolerant is that? So once again we see that those who beat us over the head with "tolerance" are often the least tolerant themselves.

This is just one example of various groups inserting themselves into places just for the sake of promoting an agenda. Another issue that comes to mind (since we are having a Blood Drive this weekend) is that some gay groups are insisting that the Red Cross and others change their criteria for who should donate blood. Currently IV Drug users and men who have sex with men, among many other categories, are asked not to donate because of the risk of HIV and Hepatitis contamination. The reason for this is to protect the integrity of the blood supply yet gay rights groups insist it makes them feel second class to be excluded from donating blood. So we should put everyone at risk so that MSM don't have to think about their risky behavior? It's probably just a matter of time before the Red Cross capitulates.

It looks as if the parade has passed us by. Maybe it is time to rethink why we do these things anyway. I am sure we can find other ways to honor a great hero of Christianity and Western civilization like St. Patrick.

Looks like it did rain on this parade.

Love, Fr. John B.

>>> Want to re-read one of Fr. John's past letters?


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