22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – August 29, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Miklós Peller, by Ildikó Peller


August 30 Monday 9:00 AM Ferenc Kovacsics, Miklós Balássy, by Ilona Balássy
August 31 Tuesday 9:00 AM Attila Nemeth
September 1 Wednesday 9:00 AM Jaroslav Balazovic, by Marie A. Golias
September 2 Thursday 9:00 AM Cathe Toth (health), by Lenny Toth
September 3 Friday 9:00 AM Steve Spisak, by Mary Spisak
September 4 Saturday 5:00 PM Beth and Sue Dobos (health), by Frank Dobos
September 5 Sunday 11:15 AM Teachers and students

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Maybe you have noticed it, too. More and more drivers, when stopped at the red light at an intersection, are distracted by their cell phones and do not react when the light turns to green. A gentle tap on the horn is required to bring them back to reality. The inattentiveness impacts the safety of their own journey (one study shows that it could take up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after being distracted by the phone) and it has an effect on others around them as well (for example, delaying them).

Something similar happens in spiritual life as well when we do not pay attention to what truly matters. We stop moving and with our example or attitude, we impact the greater Church as well. To keep advancing and growing in spiritual life means that we pay attention to things around us. It must be a conscious decision to live a life that is authentically reflecting our Catholic Faith and this decision must be renewed daily. Growing in holiness is not automatic (even if the grace of God works in a mysterious way). Sometimes we may receive “a gentle tap on the horn” to get moving. This reminder can come in many a form: someone explains to us the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church that we have forgotten or neglected; perhaps reading a good Catholic book opens our mind; a spouse or a friend challenges us… Usually, when a driver gets honked at for his inattention, he quickly apologizes and gets moving. This can be a template for our spiritual life, too. When we receive a little nudge to get moving, let us apologize to our Lord and let’s get moving immediately.

THANK YOU: Dear parishioners, thank you very much to all of you who volunteered and worked so hard on the last week’s St. Stephen Picnic. Even in the warm weather, you worked so diligently. Roughly, 200 of us came together and through the generosity of the parishioners and the guests the parish was able to make $1,650. Most importantly, it gave us the opportunity to come together as a parish. As someone noted to me, the event did have a family picnic feel to it and was a worthy way to honor and remember St. Stephen. Thank you to Dr. Erika Virányi-Gyermán for coming to us and to Öröm Táncosok, a folk dance performance group. We are hopeful that next year we will be able to organize a full-fledged festival.

After the event, a cellphone was found. Please contact the rectory for more information.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $2,081. Flowers: $100. 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/

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: Legion of Mary Cleveland West Comitium invites you to attend Holy Mass and participate in a traditional Eucharistic Procession on Saturday September 4, 2021. The Mass will be at 11:00 AM and the procession will begin at 12:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. The Cathedral is located at 1007 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. The (less than one mile in distance) procession will be through the sidewalks of downtown Cleveland, as we walk, pray, and sing in honor of our Eucharistic Lord Jesus and Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. The event includes Holy Mass with Father Kevin Estabrook, our Legion of Mary Comitium Spiritual Director, a procession with hymns, and a return to the Cathedral for the recitation of the Rosary and closing prayers. RSVP is not required.

For further information email contact@legionofmarynorthernohio.org or https://www.facebook.com/legionofmarynorthernohio/  All are welcome to attend.

NEXT SUNDAY: The 65th Hungarian Scout Picnic/ Festival will be celebrated next Sunday, September 5, at the German Central Park, 7863 York Rd. Flag raising at 10:30AM, Mass celebrated at 11:00.  Kitchens open at 12 noon. Live music, folk dance, programs until 7 PM closing.  Admission $7., under 10 free. All are invited to enjoy the festivities while supporting the Hungarian scouts.

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. Funeral Mass for Sándor Terelmes, Jr. will be on September 11 at 11AM. Funeral Mass for John Juhász, Jr. will be held on September 18 at 10:30AM. The family asks that the Covid safety precautions be observed.

THIS SUNDAY the 9:15 AM Mass (from St. Elizabeth church) will be livestreamed from https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

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