FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT – November 29, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Living members of the Balássy Family (especially for the children), by the Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November 30 Monday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth
December 1 Tuesday 9:00 AM Paul Schrank (health/intentions)
December 2 Wednesday 9:00 AM Irene Schrank (health/intentions)
December 3 Thursday 9:00 AM †Andrew & †Teresa Misbrener, by Fr. David Misbrener
December 4 Friday 9:00 AM Babi Kish, by Elemér & Andrea Mészáros
December 5 Saturday 5:00 PM Anna Németh, by Family
December 6 Sunday 11:00 AM Living and deceased members of the Kőrössy Family, by the Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Advent has a twofold character: as a season to prepare for Christmas when Christ’s first coming to us is remembered; as a season when that remembrance directs the mind and heart to await Christ’s Second Coming at the end of time. Advent is thus a period for devout and joyful expectation (General Norms for the Liturgical Year and the Calendar, 39).

Today we bless our advent wreath and light the first candle that symbolizes hope and patriarchs of the Old Testament. The first candle is sometimes called the “Prophecy Candle” in remembrance of the prophets, especially Isaiah, who foretold the birth of Christ. Thus, the first candle calls to mind the expectation felt in anticipation of the coming Messiah.

PRAYER FOR ADVENT SEASON: Behold: your king is coming to you, a just savior is He (Zech 9:9). Thank you, Lord Jesus Christ, for coming into this world to help mankind and to show him the right way. Forgive me if I forgot the importance of your coming. Eradicate all my doubts and pour thoughts of Advent into my heart. Let me experience the fact that you are coming to us today anew. Keep me alert so that I may welcome you with joy. Move into our country, our house, our community, and our hearts. Amen.

NEXT SUNDAY (12/6): YOUTH MASS and celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas, who may even visit.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $2,006. Donations in loving memory of Anna Winkler: $300 by Family; in loving memory of Mária Földesi: $50 by Aladár Fricke. 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/

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Leslie A. Győri (Győri László)

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/

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