18TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – August 1, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The Lord gave them bread from heaven.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Katalin Palotay, by the Family


August 2 Monday   No daily Mass
August 3 Tuesday   No daily Mass
August 4 Wednesday   No daily Mass
August 5 Thursday   No daily Mass
August 6 Friday   No daily Mass
August 7 Saturday 5:00 PM Phyllis Evva, by Frank Dobos
August 8 Sunday 11:15 AM Steve Graber Sr., by Graber Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Firstly, I would like to publicly thank the volunteers from St. Emeric parish who helped with the St. Elizabeth Alumni and Friends Dinner last week. The event went well thanks in large part to the volunteers lending their hand. The parishioners of St. Elizabeth are very appreciative of their gift of time and service.

I will be away from Monday through Friday. I will be traveling to a canon law conference in Wisconsin. It will be held at beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse. There will be no daily Mass Monday through Friday (Aug. 2-Aug 6) here at St. Emeric. However, I will keep you all in my prayers and remember you at Mass. In case of emergency, please, call the parish near you.

Few days ago, July 17 marked my one-year anniversary here at the parish. I would like to take this occasion to thank all of you for your warm welcome, cooperation, prayers, support, and patience. It would be impossible to name everyone here to whom I am grateful for one thing or another. Please know that I appreciate your kindness and generous spirit.

This first year just flew by so quickly. I think that is a good sign. I have come to know that we have a good community here and, with the help of the Holy Spirit, I just want to continue to support our parish community and lead all of you ever more deeply into the life of Christ. Obviously, I must be the first in line to be willing to do so personally. In fact, the beauty of the parish life is that the priest and the parishioners are helping each other to grow in holiness and persevere on the journey to our Father in Heaven. May our Blessed Mother, St. Joseph, and St. Emeric intercede for us! God bless you all, Fr. Bona

AGAPÉ: After the Mass on Sunday (Aug. 1), all of you are welcome to stay in the St. Emeric hall for some fellowship and refreshments.

ST. STEPHEN PICNIC: Our St. Stephen Picnic will be on August 22. Mass of St. Stephen will be at 11:15AM, Picnic food from 12:30-3PM (Debrecen sausage, bread, sauerkraut, parsley potatoes, cookies, coffee – $13; children menu: hotdog, chips, cookies – $3). A blessing of giant bread at 1PM, followed by speech of Dr. Erika Virányi-Gyermán from the Consulate General of Hungary (Chicago), folkdances at 2PM. No need to RSVP.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,622. In loving memory of Mária Dolesch: $50. Thank you for remembering your church’s needs in these difficult times. Thank you also for sending in your offertory donation when not in attendance at Mass either by mail or on our website using a credit card or the PayPal option: https://stemeric.com/donations/

PORTIUNCULA INDULGENECE: “Every year on August 2nd, there is an opportunity to receive the “Portiuncula Indulgence” or known as the “Great Pardon.” The Feast has traditionally been for “Our Lady of Angels”, which was the name of the small chapel that Saint Francis of Assisi rented from the Benedictines for a small basket of fish. It was at this spot that Saint Francis founded his Order. One night in July of 1216, Saint Francis was praying in the little church and implored God for the forgiveness of sins of all humanity. Suddenly a brilliant light shined and in great splendor, Jesus and Mary appeared in the midst of a dazzling cloud surrounded by a multitude of radiant angels. They offered to the holy Saint Francis the opportunity for all to receive this indulgence on a yearly basis” (Fr. D. Brown). Later the Holy See has approved this indulgence for the whole world.

The conditions to obtain it: Anyone who visits a parish church with the intention of honoring Our Lady of the Angels and recites the Creed, the Our Father, and prays for the Pope’s intentions, may receive a plenary indulgence on Aug. 2. In addition, a plenary indulgence requires that the individual be in the state of grace by the completion of the acts, and have complete detachment from sin. The person must also sacramentally confess their sins, up to about 20 days before or after the indulgenced act, and receive Communion that day.

NOVENA TO ST. MONICA BEGINS AUGUST 19: In response to the many prayer requests for adult children and other family members to return to the practice of the faith, AM 1260 The Rock invites their listeners and donors to join them for a Novena to St. Monica beginning August 19th. Each day at 3 PM, AM 1260 The Rock will broadcast the novena prayers for the day. The novena will run through Friday, August 27th, the Feast of St. Monica. We invite you to join us in prayer at a closing Mass at 7 PM at the Church of St. Monica, 13623 Rockside Rd. in Garfield Heights, with Most Rev. Roger Gries as the main celebrant and Fr. Doug Brown, Chaplain of AM 1260 The Rock as homilist. Any questions or for a copy of the novena prayers please visit www.AM1260TheRock.com or call 216-227-1260.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Béla Tarmann, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Madeleine B. Smith, Gerő Kondray, Barbara Vámos, and Katalin Gulden.


THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass (from St. Emeric church) will be livestreamed from https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

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