19TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – August 8, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Steve Graber Sr., by Graber Family


August 9 Monday 9:00 AM István Matyi, by Mary Spisak
August 10 Tuesday 9:00 AM Richard J. Golias Sr., by Marie A. Golias
August 11 Wednesday 9:00 AM Deceased Members of Misbrener & Plem Families, by Fr. David Misbrener
August 12 Thursday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth
August 13 Friday 9:00 AM Fr. János Karaffa
August 14 Saturday 5:00 PM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth
August 15 Sunday 11:15 AM János Geréby, by Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: On August 8, we celebrate the memorial of St. Dominic. This year, since it falls on a Sunday, it is not celebrated liturgically. Dominic (cca 1170-1175 – 1221) was a priest, a member of the Canons of St Augustine at the cathedral of Osma in Spain. As he travelled through the South of France with his bishop on a diplomatic mission for their king, they came across people who believed the physical world was evil and the creation of an evil god. Dominic witnessed first-hand the harm that not knowing the truth about God and his creation could do to people, and so he realized the need for good preaching of the Catholic faith and eventually for a worldwide Order of Preachers. Also, it was to St. Dominic to whom the prayer now known as Rosary was given (more on this in a future bulletin).

In every human person there is a hunger for truth and for goodness, which is essentially our fundamental desire for God who is truth and the good. The mission of the Order of Preachers, also called the Dominican Order is to share with others the truth about the God whom they contemplate in their hearts and devote time to study.

Jesus Christ is the truth that sets us free and the way by which everyone can receive the blessing of friendship with God and eternal life. It was out of mercy and love for his fellow men and women that Dominic founded nearly 800 years ago an Order of Preachers in the Catholic Church, so that the saving truth of the Gospel could be made better and more widely known. May he intercede for us so that we would be always open to the truth of our Lord Jesus Christ, accept it, and live it.

Thank you to all those who worked on or contributed to the last week’s agapé gathering.    Next Sunday (8/15), we will celebrate the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is customary to bless herbs and flowers that day. If you bring some, I will bless them after the Masses. It is a powerful sacramental.

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: $2,038. Maintenance: $150. In loving memory of László Göllesz: $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/

LIFELINE FOR TROUBLED MARRIAGES: Has your marriage become unloving or uncaring – your relationship cold, distant – thinking about a separation or divorce?  Are you already separated/divorced but both of you want to try again?  Then the Retrouvaille program may help. The next Cleveland Retrouvaille Weekend is scheduled for September 10-12, 2021. RETROUVAILLE, which means rediscovery, is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, but it is open to couples of all faiths. This program consists of a weekend experience for couples and six follow up sessions. A registration fee of $150 is required to confirm your reservation.  For more information concerning the program, or to register, please call Marce or Liz Gliha at 440.357.6580 or 1.800.470.2230, or go online to www.helpourmarriage.org.

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, and Barbara Vámos.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Csaba Temesvári, brother of István Temesvári, who died suddenly on July 20, 2021; and for John (Jancsika) Juhász, Jr. who died on August 6, 2021. May they rest in peace.

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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