Dear St. Emeric Parishioners! Dear Friends!
Farewells are never easy and so it was when we had to say farewell to Fr. András last Sunday. Today he is on his way back home to Hungary. For five years he was an outstanding leader, innovator, pastor, and person serving the St. Emeric Parish community, the University Hospital community and the Cleveland Hungarian community. His legacy for us is not to become only a memory, but rather a commitment to live what he taught us, steadfastness in our faith and commitment to our heritage. How appropriate today’s gospel and responsorial psalm is for us… “The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.” May God bless him for all he has done here for us, and for all that he will do in his new church assignment in Hungary. He did say he will make every effort to be here next summer, 2021, at our St. Stephen Day Festival!
Okay, now what about us? This weekend Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Gary Yanus on Saturday at 5PM and Sunday at 11AM for which we are most grateful. We are also most fortunate that Fr. Richard Bona accepted to be interim administrator-pastor until a permanent assignment is made. Thank you, Fr. Richard. Please find the attached bulletin, noting that this coming week there are no weekday Masses, only weekend ones.
Please stay healthy and safe.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The seed that falls on good ground will yield a fruitful harvest.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: For the special intention of requester.
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
July Monday ————
July Wednesday ———–
July Friday ———–
July 18 Saturday 5:00 PM For the Parishioners
July 19 Sunday 11:00 AM For Maria Dolesch, by Family
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $4,497. Maintenance: $60 from Towan Whaley.
THANK YOU TO ALL!! Thank you for remembering your church’s needs and sending in your offertory donation, whether by mail or using the PayPal option found now on the website: https://stemeric.com/donations/
ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, CONFESSION or SICK VISITATION, please call the Rectory.
PLEASE CALL RECTORY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS FOR MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially Bev Kimar, Anna Padar, Béla Tarmann, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Zsolt Dömötörffy, Madeleine B. Smith and Maria Földesi.
SINCEREST WELCOME TO FR. GARY YANUS, our celebrant today. Thank you for being with us. COVID 19 DIRECTIVES : Since the reopening of the Catholic Churches here in Ohio, some of the directives which WE MUST still adhere to— the faithful ARE OBLIGED TO WEAR A FACE MASK UPON ENTERING THE CHURCH AND DURING THE CELEBRATION OF MASS (this is not voluntary) except for the brief moment of receiving Holy Communion (in the hand); Seating is to be such that 6 feet of distancing should be maintained between members of one household and another. No hand shaking for the sign of peace. Anyone not feeling well or the elderly and vulnerable, should stay home. The obligation to attend Mass on Sunday is still suspended. Read more about this at www.dioceseofcleveland.org/ news/2020/05/14/parishes-prepare-for-a-new-normal-when-public-celebration-of-mass-resumes
THANK YOU: Dear St. Emeric Parishioners! Thank you so much for your good wishes and gifts you had given me, your many prayers and the fruitful five years we spent together! It is not easy to say farewell, since you have become dear to my heart! I always felt your love which I continue to need. May God bless you and keep you in your commitment and faithfulness to God, to your faith, and to your beautiful heritage!
PLEASE REMEMBER that all Hungarians, wherever they may live on this earth are in my heart,! Please keep and live your Catholic faith truly and preserve your Hungarian identity faithfully. With sincere appreciation and prayers. Father András.
THIS SUNDAY the livestreamed Mass will be in English, 11AM, https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/
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