33RD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – November 14, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: You are my inheritance, O Lord!

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

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November 15 Monday 9:00 AM László  Győri, by Zsuzsanna  Győri
November 16 Tuesday 9:00 AM Fr. Ron Szudarek
November 17 Wednesday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric
November 18 Thursday 9:00 AM Elizabeth Ferenczi, by  Susan Sirotic
November 19 Friday 9:00 AM Anna Kacsala, by Mary Spisak
November 20 Saturday 5:00 PM Imre Földesi, by Gizella Földesi
November 21 Sunday 11:15 AM Gregory F. Gatto, by Kathy Gatto

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Two weeks ago, I spoke about the souls in Purgatory. Today I would like to mention how we can help them. Usually we offer prayers for the souls in Purgatory, but we can actually do a little bit more. We can gain indulgences for them.

What is a plenary/partial indulgence? A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus Christ, Mary, and all the saints to remove all the temporal punishment due to sin. The indulgence cleanses a person of all temporal punishment due to sin. Partial indulgence removes only partly the punishment due to sin. If someone’s temporal punishment is completely removed, he/she is able to enter the Heaven. This is not a loophole by which we could force the hand of God, but certainly in his mercy He takes these acts of faith and kindness into account and He could thus bring to himself a soul from Purgatory earlier. Also, by practicing the gaining of indulgences, our own spiritual life benefits and we are strengthened by it.

The November indulgences: By means of the decree, the Apostolic Penitentiary confirmed and extended for the entire month of November 2021 all the spiritual benefits already granted on 22 October 2020 – that is, it allows the faithful to gain plenary indulgences for the souls in purgatory by visiting a cemetery on every day in November and praying for those who have died. Normally, this indulgence is limited to the first eight days of the month.

Conditions to receive a plenary indulgence in all cases: (1) Must have an intention to gain indulgences that day. (2) Perform the indulgenced deed. (3) Detachment from all sin, even venial. It does not mean that we are perfect that day (although that is the goal). We know that sometimes the bad habits may kick in. What is meant by this condition is that we do not desire to sin at all (not even venially).

(4) Sacramental confession, Holy Communion and prayer for the intentions of the pope. Sacramental confession can happen up to about 20 days before or after the act performed to receive a plenary indulgence. The reception of the Holy Communion and the prayer is to take place on the same day that the work is completed. One sacramental confession is sufficient for several plenary indulgences. However, for each plenary indulgence one wishes to receive, a separate reception of the Eucharist and a separate prayer for the intentions of the Holy Father are required.

The Vatican decree issued due to the pandemic allows Catholics who are unable to leave their home, such as the sick or elderly, to still obtain a plenary indulgence by reciting prayers for the dead before an image of Jesus or the Blessed Mother. Examples of prayers homebound Catholics can pray include the rosary, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, lauds or vespers of the Office for the Dead, or by performing a work of mercy by offering their pain to God.

A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who helped with or supported OUR PATRONAL FEAST. I know that it takes a lot of work and sacrifice. The net proceeds from the dinner were: $2,275.02. The donations in honor of St. Emeric will be published next week. I appreciate all the efforts that you put into preparing a worthy celebration of St. Emeric and welcoming Bp. Malesic.

PLEASE, WELCOME the celebrant of our Sunday Mass, Fr. Damian Ference. This weekend I am at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish for the celebrations of the patronal feast-day. Speaking of priests, last week the mystery concelebrant was Fr. Ted Marszal, a senior parochial vicar at St. Monica in Garfield Hts. He was the first American priest I came to know when I arrived in US and has been very supportive of my vocation. I apologize for forgetting to introduce him at Mass.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,706. Maintenance: $150. 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/

VALIDATION OF PARKING TICKETS: We were informed by the company that services the Westside Market parking lot that the parking tickets must be validated just before one leaves (and not several hours in advance). Several people last week validated their tickets before the Mass and then stayed here for the dinner and by the time they were leaving, the validation no longer worked.

NUT ROLL SALE: As part of their annual fundraising, Hungarian Scouts Folk Ensemble will hold a walnut or poppy seed roll sale. $16/ea (1 pc), $15/ea (2 pcs), $14/ea (3 pcs). All orders must be received by December 6, 2021. To place your order via email or text, kindly give your name & telephone number to: Klara Tóth Bócsay 440-637-7947, Klara.Toth@att.net . OR order ONLINE at: https://www.clevelandregos.org/

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED. A Funeral Mass will be held for Béla Tarmann on Wednesday, November 17, at 1PM here at St. Emeric church.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass (from St. Elizabeth church) will be livestreamed from https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

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