FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT – March 17, 2024

Please, check out the Hungarian section (link at the bottom) as well, as some Hungarian related news or information is found only there.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Create a clean heart in me, O God.


9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish

11 AM: Living and † Members of the Zsula Family, by Marika Zsula


March 18 Monday 9:00 AM Ilona Balunek, by George Balunek
March 19 Tuesday 9:00 AM Jolán Prófusz; Mária Molnár, by the Altar Guild
March 20 Wednesday 9:00 AM Gyula Incze, by the Karácsony Family
March 21 Thursday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
March 22 Friday 9:00 AM Benefactors of St. Emeric
March 23 Saturday 5:00 PM Holy Souls in Purgatory
March 24 Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
March 24 Sunday 11:00 AM Ildikó Krompacher, by László Krompacher

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) As we have done for a couple of years, we are veiling the crosses and the statues for the last two weeks of Lent. By depriving ourselves of the heavenly glory (which the saints represent), we are focusing more on the salvific sufferings of our Lord Jesus Christ.

(2) As is custom at St. Emeric, there will be no Stations of the Cross at 10:30AM next week, as we read the Passion during the Palm Sunday Mass.

(3) This Sunday (3/17), we will have the youth choir provide music at Mass. Also, all of you are invited, after the Mass, to our agapé (fellowship and refreshments) in our hall.

(4) This Sunday, March 17, is the feastday of St. Patrick who is a popular saint in Ireland and USA. However, Hungary also has an indirect connection to this 5th century saint. Walter Lynch, the Bishop of Clonfert in Ireland, fled his homeland during the brutal persecution by Oliver Cromwell, bringing with him a picture of Mary from his hometown. The homeless bishop found a home in Turkish-ravaged Hungary with Bishop János Püski of Győr. He was buried in the Győr Cathedral in 1663 and the image of the Blessed Mother he had brought with himself was placed above his tomb. On 17 March 1697, on the feast of St Patrick, the Apostle and Patron Saint of Ireland, from 6AM to 9AM, this image shed tears of blood. Later that same year, in Ireland, the bloodiest period of persecution of Irish Catholics began. From that time on, Győr Cathedral became a place of pilgrimage, and today the image is still fervently venerated.

CONFESSIONS: In preparation for Easter, before the Sunday Mass, even during the Stations of the Cross, I will be hearing confessions 10:20–10:50AM in the Infant Jesus of Prague classroom (to the left of the sanctuary, that is the side of the Market parking lot).

PALM BRANCHES FROM LAST YEAR: The palms received on Palm Sunday are blessed. If we no longer wish them to have displayed or kept in our homes, they should be either burned or buried in the ground. If you would like to dispose of the old palm branches, please bring them to the church by March 27.

CHILDREN’S CATECHETICAL PROGRAM this Sunday, March 17, after the 11AM Mass. All children are welcome. It will last about 15 minutes.

CHURCH CLEANING DAY: On Tuesday, March 19th, after the 9 AM Mass we will be preparing the church for our Easter celebration. If you would like to help us, please join us.

HOMEBOUND PARISHIONERS, who at this Lent/Easter time would like to receive the sacrament of confession and Eucharist, or possibly also anointing of the sick, please call the rectory at 216-965-0061 to schedule a mutually agreeable time. Thank you.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,986; Renovation fund: $500; maintenance: $250; candles: $346. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website


Holy Thursday / Nagycsütörtök (in Hungarian)


Eucharistic Adoration on Holy Thursday /
Szentségimádás nagycsütörtökön

7PM – 11PM

Good Friday Stations of the Cross /
Nagypénteki keresztút (in Hungarian)


Good Friday Liturgy /
Nagypénteki liturgia (in Hungarian)


Holy Saturday / Nagyszombat (in Hungarian)


Easter Sunday / Húsvétvasárnap (in English)


Easter Sunday / Húsvétvasárnap (in Hungarian)


Blessing of Easter Baskets /
Húsvéti ételszentelés

After Masses on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday

CONFESSIONS (Fr. Boksay will be here as well)

Tuesday, March 26, 6-7PM

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, especially for Anna Prebish and András Mrázik.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at and


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