Welcome to the St. Emeric Parish website.
I am Fr. András Mezei, the spiritual pastor and the administrator of the St. Emeric Parish community. I arrived in Cleveland this past summer of 2015 with the mission of preserving our Catholic faith along with our Hungarian identity at the parish so that we can pass this on to the next generation. Through the grace of God and the goodwill of people, my bishop Dr. Gyula Márfi, Archbishop of Veszprém, Hungary, as well as Dr. Ferenc Cserháti, Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest (entrusted with the spiritual care of Hungarians living outside Hungary) , His Excellency Rev. Richard G. Lennon, Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, appointed me administrator of St. Emeric Parish as of July 1, 2015, so that the parish community may have a Hungarian speaking priest. The goal of my pastoral work is to bring together the Hungarian Americans living in this area so that together we may profess our Catholic faith and keep alive our Hungarian liturgical traditions. I consider it important, like our parish founders did, that the church be a place where one can pray and sing in one’s mother tongue, as it comes from the heart.
This year St. Emeric parish is 111 years old. Spiritual unity is an important component of parish life. For us here in Cleveland the most important is to preserve our spiritual unity in Jesus Christ, in our Catholic faith expressed in the liturgy of our beautiful Hungarian traditions.
Bordering on the miraculous, our church is still open today after 111 years with prayerful participants. I invite all to come to St. Emeric church, where centered in the Eucharist together we can praise and give thanks to God, where I can baptize your children, where marriages can be made, where I can absolve your sins in the sacrament of reconciliation, where I can anoint the sick, and where together we can say farewell to our departed loved ones. It is a great joy for me to perform my pastoral services here, but my joy will only be complete if time and again we can worship together here in church.
The reason for this St. Emeric website is to provide information that may be of interest to you. You will find the times for the Sunday and weekday Masses, the liturgical events, special celebrations, days of recollection, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, praying the Rosary together and other significant liturgical events.
This post is also available in: Hungarian