FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT – March 10, 2024 – Laetare Sunday

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!


9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish

11 AM: Mátyás & Erzsébet Horváth, by Margit Csiszár


March 11 Monday 9:00 AM Magdolna Incze, by the Karácsony Family
March 12 Tuesday 9:00 AM Dr. Andrew D. Balunek, by George Balunek
March 13 Wednesday 9:00 AM Szaniszló Szombathelyi, by Marcsi Matavovszky
March 14 Thursday 9:00 AM Jolán Prófusz
March 15 Friday 9:00 AM Rosemarie Weber
March 16 Saturday 5:00 PM Anna Gyermán, by the Gyermán Family
March 17 Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
March 17 Sunday 11:00 AM Living and † Members of the Zsula Family, by Marika Zsula

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) The fourth Sunday in Lent is commonly known as Laetare Sunday. The word “laetare” means rejoice in Latin, and this idea is taken from the entrance-antiphon for the Mass, which starts “Rejoice, O Jerusalem….” Falling roughly at the half-way point in the Lenten season, this is a Sunday when traditional Lenten austerity is relaxed, and we have a reminder of the joyous resurrection to come. The day’s liturgical color is rose, instead of the usual purple of the Lenten season.

(2) Next Sunday (3/17), we will have the youth choir provide music at Mass. Also, on the same day, after the Mass, we will have agapé after the Mass (fellowship and refreshments) in our hall. If someone is willing to contribute food, please bring it next week. Thank you.

(3) Rubrical clarification: A question arouse about offertory. More specifically, when exactly to stand up when priest turns to the assembly and says, “Pray, brethren, that my sacrifice and yours ….” Some people stand up as soon as the priest begins that invitation, some others when the response of people is finished and still others somewhere in between. According to the rubrics of the missal, the people should wait until the priest finishes the invitation to prayer and only then they should begin to rise and simultaneously say the response: “May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name…” I will be also making reminders at Mass about this clarification, as I know that it may take some time for us to get used to it.

EMERIC ALTAR GUILD will hold its annual meeting today, March 10, after Mass. All the ladies of the parish are invited to consider membership in this organization.

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).

A Review of Lenten Regulations for Latin Catholics: 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. 2. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. 3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years old. 4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.

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

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,863; Renovation fund: $460; maintenance: $200; in loving memory of Viktor Falk: $50. 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


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.

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


Ez a bejegyzés olvasható Hungarian nyelven is.

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