75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE
DIOCESE OF YOUNGSTOWN
In Thanksgiving to Almighty God
Throughout the Anniversary Year, a variety of events and activities will take place. In displaying the diocesan Coat of Arms, several people have asked “what does it mean?”. Although it is almost always seen joined together with the personal Coat of Arms of the Diocesan Bishop. On occasions marking the Diocese itself, it is displayed standing alone, as illustrated above. Here is a brief description of our Diocesan Coat of Arms. The coat of arms of the Diocese of Youngstown are composed of a green field on which is displayed a silver wavy bar (called a fess) to represent the Mahoning River that flows through the See City. Upon the wavy fess are two green arrowheads to honor the Native American peoples that first inhabited the area that is now Youngstown and a cross pommetté. The green cross pommetté is taken from the arms of the Diocese of Cleveland, from which the Diocese of Youngstown was carved on May 15, 1943. This separation of the new diocese is further symbolized by the golden dove placed in the arms above the wavy fess. The word dove in Latin is "columba," and is taken from the arms of Pope Pius XII, who created the new diocese. It additionally honors the titular of the cathedral church in the See City. Below the wavy fess is a golden anvil to honor, represent and acknowledge the industrial landscape that is northeastern Ohio. From time to time, we will include different facts and bits of interest about the diocese in the bulletin. Thank you.
STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE / ICE CREAM SOCIAL
We will again be celebrating the beginning of Summer here at Mount Carmel with our now annual Strawberry Shortcake and Ice Cream Social after all three Masses the weekend of June 9th & 10th. Please plan to join us after Mass as we begin a fun-filled summer season. Thank you.
Our May gathering of Young at Heart will be this Monday, May 21st. We will begin with Mass at 11:30am, followed by lunch at 12pm, and then a presentation on The Rite of Christian Burial in the Catholic Church and funeral planning information. PLEASE NOTE – the evening session has been cancelled. Thank you.
ALTAR SERVERS APPRECIATION DAY
Our Annual Altar Server Appreciation Day will be held on Thursday, June 28th. This year, we will be spending the day at Kennywood Amusement Park outside of Pittsburgh. The cost of the bus and the tickets will be provided for all servers. Parents and other siblings are welcome to join us at a cost of $20.00 per person on a first come-first serve basis. Sign-up and permission slips are available in the sacristy. We will depart the Church at 8:30am and return by 11:00pm. We are grateful for all our servers and hope you can join us on this day of appreciation and great fun.