FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – April 3, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Márta Benczédi, by Katinka Földesi

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

April 4 Monday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric & St. Elizabeth
April 5 Tuesday 9:00 AM Wilhelm Schrank (health)
April 6 Wednesday 9:00 AM Zoltán & Emma Peller, by Ildikó Peller
April 7 Thursday 9:00 AM Stefánia Geréby, by the Family
April 8 Friday 9:00 AM Mary & Paul Hehn (health), by Fr. David M. Misbrener
April 9 Saturday 5:00 PM József Juhász, by Juhász Family
April 10 Sunday 11:15 AM János Molnár, by Magdolna Molnár & Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Welcome Fr. Ted Marszal to our parish! Fr. Marszal is the senior parochial vicar at St. Monica parish in Garfield Hts. He was here in November for the feast of St. Emeric and I am very grateful to him for being able to substitute for me this Sunday.

Please, note the schedule for the Triduum in the bulletin. I will be using the last year’s schedule, as it seemed to have worked well.

Tradition gives the name Passiontide (tempus passionis) to the last two weeks of Lent. It is a period of time to focus more and more on the Passion and death of Jesus and so accompany him on his way to Calvary. For several centuries the Fifth Sunday of Lent (this Sunday) was known as “Passion Sunday” and marked the beginning of this special sub-season of Lent. During this time the Church’s liturgy became more somber and a sorrowful mood was reflected in the various practices that occurred in the liturgy. The most obvious example of a more somber mood was the veiling of crosses, statues and images (with the sole exception of the crosses and pictures of the Way of the Cross). This remains an optional practice even in our day as well. Crosses remain covered until the end of the Celebration of the Lord’s Passion on Good Friday, but images remain covered until the beginning of the Easter Vigil. What is the rationale for this practice? The crosses are veiled because Christ during this time no longer walked openly among the people, but hid himself. Another reason is added by Durandus, namely that Christ’s divinity was hidden when he arrived at the time of His suffering and death. The images of the saints also are covered because it would seem improper for the servants to appear when the Master himself is hidden.

It was also on the Friday of this initial “Passion Week” that the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary was celebrated (it is now fixed annually on September 15). However, the current Roman Missal still provides an alternative prayer for that day, remembering Mary’s own bitter passion.

7 CHURCH WALK: The Seven-Church Walk is a Lenten tradition that originated in Rome in the 16th century. During this walk four major basilicas and three significant minor basilicas were/are visited. It was meant to be a penitential /spiritual event. In recent years here in US several dioceses have organized this event by visiting (by walking) seven churches in their dioceses. The event takes place on April 9 beginning at the Cathedral at 11AM. The order of the churches visited is as follows: Cathedral, St. John Cantius, St. Wendelin, St. Patrick, St. Emeric, St. Mary’s on the Flats (extinct), and St. Malachi (7-mile walk). Bring good shoes, brown bag lunch, and dress for weather and church.

TRIDUUM/ A HÚSVÉTI SZENT HÁROMNAP

SAINT EMERIC

SAINT ELIZABETH

Holy Thursday / Nagycsütörtök

X

6PM

Good Friday Stations of the Cross /
Nagypénteki keresztút

5PM

2PM

Good Friday Liturgy /
Nagypénteki liturgia

6PM

3PM

Holy Saturday / Nagyszombat

8:30PM

X

Easter Sunday / Húsvétvasárnap

11:15AM

9:15AM

Blessing of Easter Baskets /
Húsvéti ételszentelés

After Masses on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

After Mass on Easter Sunday

CONFESSIONS (at St. Emeric only) Monday, April 11, 6-8PM &
Wednesday, April 13, 6-8PM

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (3/27): $1,402; maintenance: $150; special donation: $200; flowers: $30; in loving memory of Marta McKenny: $50. May God reward your generosity. 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, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Gerő Kondray, Lajos Boday, Julius Skerlan, and Elmar Koeberer.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Teresa Simonyi whose Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, April 8 at 11AM here at St. Emeric.

LENTEN CONCERT: The Cleveland Opera, Inc, will perform Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and more at St. Elizabeth church on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 4PM. The concert is one hour and free to attend.

THIS SUNDAY the 9:15 AM Mass (from St. Elizabeth church) will be livestreamed from https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/      

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