ALL SAINTS – November 1, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Living & Deceased Parishioners of St. Emeric, St. Elizabeth and St. Lawrence, by Mihály Vámos

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November 2 Monday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric
November 2 Monday 6:00 PM For Intentions of the Holy Father
November 3 Tuesday 9:00 AM Győri Miklósné Mező Margit, by Győri Zsuzsanna
November 4 Wednesday 9:00 AM † Members of Spisak & Kacsal Families, by Mary Spisak
November 5 Thursday 9:00 AM † Msgr. Sylvester Hladky, by Fr. David Misbrener
November 6 Friday 9:00 AM † George E. Rosepal, by Elizabeth Rosepal
November 7 Saturday 5:00 PM † Members of Zsula Family, by Zsula Family
November 8 Sunday 11:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of Molnár Family, by Mária Molnár

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA The month of November begins with the Solemnity of All Saints when we remember the Church Triumphant (Ecclesia triumphans), that is those who are already enjoying the beatific vision in Heaven. The following day, November 2 (All Souls), we switch gears and focus on the Church Suffering (Ecclesia patiens), that is on the souls in Purgatory. It has become a tradition then to remember the faithful departed throughout the month of November. On All Souls’ Day the Church allows priests to offer three Masses. On this day, therefore we will have Mass at 9AM at St. Emeric (Hungarian) at 12 noon at St. Elizabeth (Hungarian/English) and at 6PM at St. Emeric (English). Let us pray often for the deceased with the following prayer: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

November plenary indulgences for the faithful departed: in consideration of the current pandemic, the Apostolic Penitentiary has modified (by decree of October 22, 2020) the conditions required to obtain the usual plenary indulgences for the faithful departed. There are two indulgences: (1) The visit to the cemetery to pray for the deceased, and (2) the visit to a church or oratory with recitation of the ‘Our Father’ and Creed there on All Souls’ Day, may this year be fulfilled at any time during the month of November. The sick and those unable to leave their homes may obtain the same plenary indulgences by pious prayer for the deceased before an image of Jesus or the Blessed Virgin Mary. Usual conditions for the reception of plenary indulgences apply (confession a week before or after – one confession can be used for multiple indulgences, communion, prayer for the Holy Father’s intentions and detachment from all sin). God bless! Fr. Bona

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $2,203. Donation in loving memory of Katalin Brenner: $50 by Edwin A. E. Moore; Donations in loving memory of John Sedensky: $100 by Bunjevac Family; $50 by Stephen E. and S. Patricia Prahst; $25 by Katalin Gulden; $40 Anonymous. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU! Thank you for remembering your church’s needs in these difficult times and sending in your offertory donation, whether by mail or using the PayPal option found now on the website: https://stemeric.com/donations/

ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, CONFESSION, or, to arrange for a VISITATION OF THE SICK, or a MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL, please call the Rectory.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Miklós Peller, István Szappanos, Bev Kimar, Anna Padar, Béla Tarmann, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Madeleine B. Smith, Gerő Kondray, and Maria Földesi.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for George E. Rosepal.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 11AM Mass will also be livestreamed, found on https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/

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