FEAST of SAINT EMERIC – November 8, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, teach me your statutes.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Living & Deceased Members of Molnár Family, by Mária Molnár

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November 9 Monday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric
November 10 Tuesday 9:00 AM In thanksgiving of 25 years in priesthood (Fr. David M. Misbrener)
November 11 Wednesday 9:00 AM † Adelaine Daw
November 12 Thursday 9:00 AM † Catherine Gurnick
November 13 Friday 9:00 AM Anna Padar, by Frank Dobos
November 14 Saturday 5:00 PM Joseph Cseh, by the Family
November 15 Sunday 11:00 AM Living & Deceased Members of Dömötörffy Family, by the Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA Today we celebrate our patronal feast-day. His feast day is on November 5th, but the diocesan liturgical laws allow the transferal of the parish’ feast-day to the nearest Sunday. St. Emeric is assumed to be the second son of St. Stephen, the first Christian King of Hungary. Named after his uncle, St. Henry II, he was the only one of Stephen’s sons who reached adulthood. Emeric was educated in a strict and ascetic spirit by the Benedictine monk from Venice, St. Gerard (Gellért) from the age of 15 to 23. He was intended to be the next monarch of Hungary, and his father wrote his Admonitions to prepare him for this task. His father tried to make Emeric co-heir still in his lifetime. He married in the year 1022. The identity of his wife is disputed. Unfortunately, the succession plans of Emeric’s father could never be fulfilled: on 2 September 1031, at age 24, Emeric was killed by a boar while hunting. He was buried in the Székesfehérvár Basilica. Several wondrous healings and conversions happened at his grave, so on November 5, 1083 King St. Ladislaus (László) I unearthed Emeric’s bones in a large ceremony, and Emeric was canonized for his pious life and purity along with his father and Bishop Gerard of Csanád by Pope Gregory VII. It is believed by some that Amerigo Vespucci, the Italian explorer and the namesake of the Americas, was named after the saint.

On this occasion, I would like to thank all of you who have contributed with your gifts, talents and treasures to our parish. Without you we would not be where we are. May God reward your generosity.  God bless! Fr. Bona

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,812. ; Donations— in loving memory of Zsolt Dömötörffy: $25 by Orsolya Sedensky; in loving memory of John Sedensky: $100 by Mária Burgyán; $ 25 by Katalin Beroisa; in loving memory of Katalin Brenner: $100 by Erwin Geiger; $22 by Scout Troop # 22; $33 by Scout Troop # 33. And $71 Candles. 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

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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