FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 25, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Gizella Toth

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

April 26 Monday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric parishes
April 27 Tuesday 9:00 AM Lydia Bond (special intention)
April 28 Wednesday 9:00 AM Fr. William D. Karg
April 29 Thursday 9:00 AM Sándor Farkas, by Károly Patay
April 30 Friday 9:00 AM Zsölt Dömötörffy, by Ildikó Peller
May 1 Saturday 5:00 PM Tony Cseh, by the Family
May 2 Sunday 11:15 AM Gizella Toth

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: In 1964, Pope Paul VI instituted the Day of Prayer for Vocations and placed it on the Sunday on which the Gospel of the Good Shepherd is read at Mass. At that time it was the Second Sunday of Easter, but after the liturgical reforms it is now the Fourth Sunday of Easter. On April 11, 1964, on the eve of the first day of prayer, he said, “The problem of having a sufficient number of priests has an immediate impact on all of the faithful: not simply because they depend on it for the religious future of Christian society, but also because this problem is the precise and inescapable indicator of the vitality of faith and love of individual parish and diocesan communities, and the evidence of the moral health of Christian families. …Wherever numerous vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life are to be found, that is where people are living the Gospel with generosity.” Let us take this duty seriously and often pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life. God bless, Fr. Bona

Pope Paul VI’s prayer for vocations: O Jesus, Divine Shepherd of Souls, who called the Apostles to become fishers of men, now call the ardent and generous hearts of our youth to make them Your followers and ministers. Let them share your thirst for that universal redemption for which you daily renew Your sacrifice upon the altar. O Lord Jesus, “always living to make intercession for us,” extend our horizons to the entire world, where so many brethren make silent supplication for the light of truth and the warmth of love, so that answering Your call, many young men may prolong here Your mission, edify your Mystical Body, the Church, and become “the salt of the earth and the light of the world.” Extend, O Lord, Your loving call to many pure and generous-hearted young women, that they may grow in their desire for evangelical perfection and may dedicate themselves to the service of the Church and their neighbors who so desperately need such assistance and charity. Amen

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,916. Maintenance: $100. Candles: $89. Thank you for remembering your church’s needs in these difficult times. Thank you also for sending in your offertory donation when not in attendance at Mass either by mail or on our website using a credit card or the PayPal option: https://stemeric.com/donations/

NEXT SUNDAY, MAY 2: MAY CROWNING. While many countries celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May, there are at least 30 other dates on which the countries of the world observe this celebration. Hungary with eight other countries remembers mothers on the first Sunday of May. It is on this day that we at St. Emeric also honor our Heavenly Mother. Therefore, keeping our traditions, our May crowning of the Blessed Mother will be next Sunday (May 2).  We ask that children who would like to participate, come dressed in their Sunday best, girls preferably in white or pastel dresses. A meeting for the children to go over the details will be 15 minutes before the Mass on Sunday, May 2.

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Piroska Beodray, whose Funeral Mass will be here on May 8 at 10:30am.

PLEASE NOTE — THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and on our website, https://stemeric.com/

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