4th SUNDAY OF LENT – March 14, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: János Megyimóri, by the Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

March 15 Monday 9:00 AM Deceased Members of the Friecke Family, by the Family
March 16 Tuesday 9:00 AM Wilhelm Schrenk (special intention)
March 17 Wednesday 9:00 AM Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek
March 18 Thursday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
March 19 Friday 9:00 AM For the Dignity & Restoration of the Priesthood, by Fr. D. Misbrener
March 19 Friday 6:00 PM Fr. Thomas Hagedorn
March 20 Saturday 5:00 PM Dominics Family, by Anna Juhász
March 21 Sunday 11:15 AM Elizabeth Ferenczi

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: I have a sad news to share with you. Miklós Peller, our longtime parishioner and organist, passed away peacefully yesterday morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Over 40 years Miklós volunteered to play on the organ here at St. Emeric and helped the church in so many ways. The Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 11AM here at St. Emeric. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

On the topic of the modern world separating Christ from the Cross we have the continuation of the quote of Ven. Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979): “The Western post-Christian civilization has picked up the Christ without His Cross. But a Christ without a sacrifice that reconciles the world to God is a cheap, feminized, colorless, itinerant preacher who deserves to be popular for His great Sermon on the Mount, but also merits unpopularity for what He said about His Divinity on the one hand, and divorce, judgment, and hell on the other. This sentimental Christ is patched together with a thousand commonplaces, sustained sometimes by academic etymologists who cannot see the Word for the letters, or distorted beyond personal recognition by a dogmatic principle that anything which is Divine must necessarily be a myth. Without His Cross, He becomes nothing more than a sultry precursor of democracy or a humanitarian who taught brotherhood without tears.”

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,196. Easter flowers: $20. 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/

On MARCH 15 WE COMMEMORATE THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION of 1848-1849, one of the most determinative events in Hungary’s modern history, forming a cornerstone of modern Hungarian national identity.

NEXT SUNDAY SECOND COLLECTION will be for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This Collection supports the Church in more than 25 countries that still struggle to recover from former communist rule. Funds from this Collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the Collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb.org/ccee

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: Miklós Peller, and those who gave their lives in the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution.

PLEASE NOTE — THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 9:15 AM Mass (St. Elizabeth of Hungary) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and on our website, https://stemeric.com/

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