RESP. PSALM: I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|February||15||Monday||9:00 AM||Eleanore Rusnacik, by Harmat Family|
|February||16||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Fr. Charles Poore, by Fr. David Misbrener|
|February||17||Ash Wednesday||6:00 PM||János Táborosi, by Piri Táborosi|
|February||18||Thursday||9:00 AM||Paul Schrank (health)|
|February||19||Friday||9:00 AM||John Kacsala III, by Mary Spisak|
|February||20||Saturday||5:00 PM||Lajos Zsula, by Zsula Family|
|February||21||Sunday||11:15 AM||Árpád, Irén, & Árpád Jr. Szentkirályi, by the Family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: This week begins the Holy Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on February 17th. There will be two Masses: 12 Noon at St. Elizabeth and 6 pm here at St. Emeric. Be aware that the distribution of ashes will be conducted differently this year. Ashes will be sprinkled on one’s head instead of imposed on the forehead in the form of a cross. This change was instituted by Pope Francis in response to COVID-19. While the form of distribution is different, the reason for ashes remains the same. Also, we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 10:45am before Sunday Mass. May we all have a spiritually fruitful season of Lent. Fr. Bona
A Review of Lenten Regulations for Latin Catholics: 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. 2. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. 3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years old. 4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,666. Maintenance: $100 by Anonymous; $15 by Ronald Sárossy. Donations in loving memory of Emma Peller: $30 by Katalin Gulden; $40 by Vali Bozzay; Donations in loving memory of Attila Nemeth: $100 by Anonymous. Special Donations: $1,000 from Dr. James & Nancy Bekeny; $119 by Anonymous. 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/
The American Hungarian Friends of Scouting is having its SCOUT BANQUET as TAKE-OUT on Feb. 28 in the Church Hall. Menu: Chicken soup with liver dumplings, beef stew with spaetzle, cucumber salad and Gerbeaud slice for dessert. Donation: $20.00 (extra soup for $5). Place orders by calling Susan Globits, 440-777-4677, 1-6 p.m, or Andrea Meszaros, 216-215-7612, 6-9 p.m., or order online at their website, www.csbk.org. Orders must be placed by Feb. 22! The Scout Patrol can deliver too!
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, especially for Piri Beodray.
PLEASE NOTE — THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.
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