RESPONSORIAL PSALM: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTIONS:
9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
11 AM: Joseph Lipovits, by Gabrielle Lipovits
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|Dr. Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek
|† Members of Szabó & Horváth Families, by Jolán Prófusz
|Fr. Robert E. Pahler
|Men and Women in Consecrated Life
|Viktor Falk, by Ildikó Peller
|Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
|Mátyás & Erzsébet Pekó (67th wed. ann.), by Harmat Family
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) This past week we had celebrated the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. That day is the culmination of the week of prayer for Christian unity. Let us continue to pray for the unity of Christians in the one true Church again, as it was at the beginning.
(2) This week, on February 2nd, we will celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord. On that feast-day, we recall how the Virgin Mary, forty days after the birth of Jesus, presented her child in the Jerusalem temple. It is a traditional end of the Christmas season. The custom of blessing candles was developed as a symbol of mankind encountering the light of the world. On this day, we will bless candles at the beginning of the Mass.
(3) In 1997, Pope St. John Paul II established that February 2nd be a celebration of the World Day for Consecrated Life. He intended it to help the entire Church to esteem ever more greatly the witness of those persons who have chosen to follow Christ by means of the practice of the evangelical counsels and, at the same time, he intended it to be a suitable occasion for consecrated persons to renew their commitment and rekindle the fervor which should inspire their offering of themselves to the Lord. The three specific reasons for the establishment of this day were: A) in the first place, to praise the Lord more solemnly and to thank Him for the great gift of consecrated life, which enriches and gladdens the Christian community by the multiplicity of its charisms and by the edifying fruits of so many lives totally given to the cause of the Kingdom; B) in the second place, this day is intended to promote a knowledge of and esteem for the consecrated life by the entire People of God. Consecrated life constitutes a closer imitation and an abiding re-enactment in the Church’ of the way of life which Jesus, the supreme Consecrated One and missionary of the Father for the sake of his Kingdom, embraced and proposed to his disciples. In contemplating the gift of consecrated life, the Church contemplates her own intimate vocation of belonging only to her Lord, desirous of being in his eyes “without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but holy and without blemish” (Eph 5:27); C) the third reason regards consecrated persons directly. They are invited to celebrate together solemnly the marvels which the Lord has accomplished in them, to discover by a more illumined faith the rays of divine beauty spread by the Spirit in their way of life, and to acquire a more vivid consciousness of their irreplaceable mission in the Church and in the world.
THE BLESSING OF ST. BLAISE: February 3rd is the feast-day of St. Blaise, bishop and martyr. He lived in Armenia in the early 4th century and was beheaded for his faith by Emperor Diocletian after terrible torture. He is invoked for the intercession in cases of sore throat and other ailments. The Blessing of St. Blaise (throat blessing) is a sacramental that adds to our prayers for health the aid of the merits of the Church and that of the holy intercessor. We will offer the blessing on Saturday, February 3 and Sunday, February 4.
OUR ANNUAL PORK SAUSAGE DINNER: will be held in our hall on February 4th at 12:45PM. Menu: traditional rich chicken soup, entrée of pork and rice-liver sausages with side dish of parslied potatoes and ham hock braised cabbage. Dessert is puff pastry filled with apricot jam, coffee. Cost: adults $25, students $12, children under 6 free. Also available for take-home: apricot jam filled puff pastry at $10 a dozen. To make your dinner reservations or to place your take home pastry order, please call one of the ladies by January 31: Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Mária Mészáros 440-331-0391. Thank you for supporting our church!
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,459; Second collection: $232; in loving memory of Attila Szigethy: $192; in loving memory of Kálmán Takács: $350; in loving memory of Viktor Falk: $50; in loving memory of Joseph Lipovits: $25. 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.
LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!
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