RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: John Geréby, by Hanna Geréby
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|February||8||Monday||9:00 AM||For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric|
|February||9||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Stephen Kacsala, by Mary Spisak|
|February||10||Wednesday||9:00 AM||Teresa Barton, by Györky Family|
|February||11||Thursday||9:00 AM||Thomas A Sherman II (special intention)|
|February||12||Friday||9:00 AM||Jolán Prófusz|
|February||13||Saturday||5:00 PM||Msgr. Robert Sabatino, by Fr. David Misbrener|
|February||14||Sunday||11:15 AM||For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today I would like to offer a brief catechesis on the reception of the Eucharist. As you all know, the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist is our greatest treasure, because It contains the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, because of the unfathomable mercy and love of our God we are able to receive our God in the Eucharist. This is the reason why the Church is always very careful when handling the Eucharist. Last week a half of a host was found in a side aisle. I do not know what was the intent of the person, but I do not want that to ever happen again. When you come to receive communion, you always have a right to receive on tongue. If you are receiving in hand, please extend your palms straight (so that the Host does not slide down) and place one hand under the other. There is no need to take the Eucharist from the minister; the minister will place It in your hand. Once you have the Eucharist in your palm, step to the left or right (depending which way you are going back to your pew), and consume the Eucharist immediately. No one should leave the altar area without consuming the Eucharist first!! I need to see (at least from the corner of my eyes) that you are consuming the Eucharist. If I am not certain and see you leaving, I will walk up to you to make sure that you have received It. Please, do not take that personally; I am doing it for our Lord Jesus Christ. The most important element of receiving is our disposition. We can receive Eucharist if we are practicing Catholics, have followed the one hour fast before the reception of the Sacrament, and there is no mortal sin on our hearts. Let us never take the Eucharist for granted, but let us approach this Most August Sacrament with a grateful and prayerful spirit. St. John Vianney said: “There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.” God bless you all, Fr. Bona
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,420. Maintenance: $150 by Anonymous; $100 by Mary Gause. Donations in loving memory of Sándor and Márta Ferenczy: $1,000 by Zoltán Szabó; Donations in loving memory of Ferenczy and Szabó Families: $100 by Kathy Fördös. Your support of St. Emeric Parish is appreciated. 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/
PORK and RICE SAUSAGE TAKEOUT: Today (February 7) is the last day to order a takeout of uncooked pork or rice sausages. Pickup will be on February 13 (3PM – 5PM and 5:50PM-6PM) and February 14 (12:15-3PM). To order, please, call one of the ladies, Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Mária Mészáros 440-331-0391. The price for 3lb of uncooked pork sausage or uncooked rice sausage is $18. You may pay for the order (1) online on our St. Emeric website https://stemeric.com/donations/ ; (2) send in the check; (3) or, place an exact amount in an unsealed envelope when picking up your order (no change will be given). Prepay payment method #1 or method #2 would be most helpful, if at all possible. Thank you for your support of St. Emeric parish.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Béla Tarmann, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Madeleine B. Smith, Gerő Kondray, and Miklós Peller.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.
PLEASE NOTE — THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.
LifeWorks Ohio: An Invitation to Students in Gr. 4 – 12: The annual “Respect Life” Art, Digital Art, Essay & Poetry Contest is an opportunity for students to share their artistic and written talents, celebrate the sanctity of human life, and be one of the many cash prize winners at our spring Awards Ceremony! To enter, please go to www.LifeWorksOhio.org; at the bottom of the News & Events scroll, just click on the Contest Details for your grade level. Entries must be postmarked or e-mailed by February 26, 2021. Questions: 216-661-6616 (LifeWorks Ohio’s programs are endorsed by Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Roger W. Gries).
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