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RESPONSORIAL PSALM: This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.


9 AM: Julie Sirant

11 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish




Monday 9:00 AM Dr. Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek


Tuesday 9:00 AM Dr. Károly Szombathelyi, by Marcsi Matavovszky


Wednesday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention


Thursday 9:00 AM The Dobos Family, by Frank Dobos


Friday 9:00 AM Andrew Mrázik, by the Harmat Family


Saturday 5:00 PM Jolánka Incze, by the Karácsony Family


Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish


Sunday 11:00 AM Viktor Falk, by Peller Ildikó

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Blessed Easter to everyone! As we celebrated the Triduum, it was clear to us what happened on Holy Thursday, on Good Friday and what it is that we celebrate today, on Easter Sunday. However, what happened on Holy Saturday, when Jesus was in the tomb? Catechism of the Catholic Church (632-634) sheds some light on this question:

The frequent New Testament affirmations that Jesus was “raised from the dead” presuppose that the crucified one sojourned in the realm of the dead prior to his resurrection. This was the first meaning given in the apostolic preaching to Christ’s descent into hell: that Jesus, like all men, experienced death and in his soul joined the others in the realm of the dead. But he descended there as Savior, proclaiming the Good News to the spirits imprisoned there.

Scripture calls the abode of the dead, to which the dead Christ went down, “hell” – Sheol in Hebrew or Hades in Greek – because those who are there are deprived of the vision of God. Such is the case for all the dead, whether evil or righteous, while they await the Redeemer: which does not mean that their lot is identical, as Jesus shows through the parable of the poor man Lazarus who was received into “Abraham’s bosom”: “It is precisely these holy souls, who awaited their Savior in Abraham’s bosom, whom Christ the Lord delivered when he descended into hell.” Jesus did not descend into hell to deliver the damned, nor to destroy the hell of damnation, but to free the just who had gone before him.

“The gospel was preached even to the dead.” (1Pt 4:6) The descent into hell brings the Gospel message of salvation to complete fulfillment. This is the last phase of Jesus’ messianic mission.

HEARTFELT THANKS to all the dedicated volunteers who helped in preparing for the Easter celebration – the liturgical music and singing, assisting in the liturgy, decorating the church, acquiring the flowers, mail and electronic publicity, cleaning, and inside and outside beautification of our church and the surrounding grounds. May God reward you abundantly!

THE NEXT SUNDAY IS DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: Our Lord’s promise to grant complete forgiveness of sins & punishment on the Feast of Mercy is recorded three times in St. Faustina’s Diary: Divine Mercy in My Soul.  Jesus says: “I desire that the first Sunday after Easter be the Feast of Mercy. Ask of My faithful servant (Fr. Sopocko) that, on this day, he tell the whole world of My great mercy; that whoever approaches the Fount of Life on this day will be granted complete remission of sins and punishment.” (Paragraph 299-300) “I want to grant a complete pardon to the souls that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion on the Feast of My Mercy.” (Paragraph 1109) “I desire that the Feast of Mercy be a refuge and shelter for all souls, and especially for poor sinners. On that day the very depth of My tender mercy are open. I pour out a whole ocean of graces upon those who approach the fount of My mercy. The soul that will go to Confession and receive Holy Communion shall obtain complete forgiveness of sins and punishment. On that day all the divine floodgates through which graces flow are opened. Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet.” (Paragraph 699). For more information about DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY & a confession guide, go to: www.DivineMercySunday.com

CHILDREN’S CATECHETICAL PROGRAM: the next session will be on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 7, after the 11AM Mass. All children are welcome. It will last about 15 minutes.

SAVE THE DATE: Friends and Alumni Dinner on April 28th at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth of Hungary. That day we will not have 11AM Mass at St. Emeric, but, we will transfer it to St. Elizabeth with a 11:30 start time. Following the Mass the dinner will be served. Menu: Staff cabbage, sauerkraut, Hungarian baked chicken, parsley potatoes, salad, and dessert. More information is forthcoming.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,863; Renovation fund: $250. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website https://stemeric.com/donations/.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Márta Takács, Zsuzsanna Hunyadi, Kathy Szabó, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Virginia Kachmar, Margaret Falk, Mária Hokky, and Phil Lucchese.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

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


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