30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – October 24, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Deceased Members of the Lacza Family, by the Family

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

October 25 Monday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth Parishes
October 26 Tuesday 9:00 AM Annie Firestos; Susan Alaksa, by Joanne Firestos
October 27 Wednesday 9:00 AM Deceased Members of the Prófusz, & Szabó Familes, by Jolán Prófusz
October 28 Thursday 9:00 AM Lenke Kurucz, by Réka Simonyi
October 29 Friday 9:00 AM Fr. James Becherer
October 30 Saturday 5:00 PM Pat Meadows, by the Zsula Family
October 31 Sunday 11:15 AM János & Anna Megyimóri, by the Megyimóri Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: There are few things on my mind today. First of all, I would like to thank all those who came to help on our “clean-up day” last week. Even though, the weather did not cooperate at the beginning, we were still able to make our church and the surroundings look much better. We cut down few weed-trees that were growing by the foundation of our church, removed dead tree branches, and spruced up the flowerbeds and the overall look. After the work, we enjoyed a tasty goulash. There is always something to do around our church complex, so perhaps in the near future we may have another clean-up day. I truly appreciate all of you who volunteer and share your time, talent, and treasure with St. Emeric parish. May God reward you!

On Tuesday, November 2, we will celebrate the All Souls Day. Initially, the Church remembered the faithful departed in the Easter season or on some other dates. It was an abbot of a Benedictine monastery, St. Odilo of Cluny (962-1049), who chose the day after All Saints to pray for the deceased. As an abbot of Cluny (which in his time was the most important monastery), he mandated this practice for other Benedictine monasteries that were dependent on Cluny, and soon afterward the custom was adopted by the entire Latin Church. I would like to start a little tradition here for that day: to have Mass on that day where we would read the names of those who have died from our parish since the previous All Souls Day and pray for them. We will do this at the 6PM Mass that day. Since this is the first time doing it, we could include the names of those who passed away earlier. Please let me know.

Finally, let us pray for those who gave their lives in the 1956 uprising of the Hungarian people against the communist dictatorship. May their souls rest in peace. We remain resilient only when our love for God is strong in our hearts. God bless, Fr. Bona

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $2,340. In loving memory of Imre Földesi: $400. May God reward your generosity. 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/

OUR PATRONAL FEAST will be celebrated on November 7 and Bp. Edward C. Malesic, our diocesan bishop, will be our main celebrant. We will begin with a Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 10AM and a period of silence and prayers will follow. At 10:45AM we will have the Benediction. This will be followed by the Solemn Mass at 11AM. Following the Mass, we will have a sit down meal. The menu will be: traditional chicken soup, cucumber salad, baked half chicken with stuffing of mushrooms and smoked ham, wild rice pilaf, roasted vegetable medley, and walnut buttercream torte, and coffee. The cost of the meal will be $25 and you can register with Maria Zsula (216-676-5863) or Maria Meszaros (440-331-0391).

ELIZABETH FEAST DAY CELEBRATION AND DINNER WILL BE NOVEMBER 14: Solemn Mass at 11 AM; Dinner at 12:30 PM. Dinner Menu: Stuffed chicken dinner with dessert. Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children of 5-12 years of age, and under 5 years free. Please make your reservations by Monday November 8, by calling Virginia Kachmar (home: 216-791-6270 or cell: 216-246-2370) or Ilonka Hudak (440-944-1384).

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

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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