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RESP. PSALM: Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.


9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish

11:00 AM: Ildikó Krompacher, by László Krompacher


May 20 Monday 9:00 AM Holy Souls in Purgatory
May 21 Tuesday 9:00 AM Fr.  Sándor Siklódi
May 22 Wednesday 9:00 AM Erzsébet Keresztes, by the Karácsony Family
May 23 Thursday 9:00 AM In honor of Blessed Bp. Vilmos Apor, by the Fricke Family
May 24 Friday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
May 25 Saturday 5:00 PM Ferenc & Mária Jusztin (50th Wedding anniversary)
May 26 Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
May 26 Sunday 11:00 AM † Members of the Horváth Family, by Erzsébet Aliczky

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: The cover of this bulletin lists the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. The standard interpretation has been the one that St. Thomas Aquinas worked out in the thirteenth century in his Summa Theologiae:

  • Wisdom is both the knowledge of and judgment about “divine things” and the ability to judge and direct human affairs according to divine truth.
  • Understanding is penetrating insight into the very heart of things, especially those higher truths that are necessary for our eternal salvation—in effect, the ability to “see” God.
  • Counsel allows a man to be directed by God in matters necessary for his salvation.
  • Fortitude denotes a firmness of mind in doing good and in avoiding evil, particularly when it is difficult or dangerous to do so, and the confidence to overcome all obstacles, even deadly ones, by virtue of the assurance of everlasting life.
  • Knowledge is the ability to judge correctly about matters of faith and right action, so as to never wander from the straight path of justice.
  • Piety (godliness) is, principally, revering God with filial affection, paying worship and duty to God, paying due duty to all men on account of their relationship to God, and honoring the saints and not contradicting Scripture. The Latin word pietas denotes the reverence that we give to our father and to our country; since God is the Father of all, the worship of God is also called piety.
  • Fear of God is, in this context, “filial” or chaste fear whereby we revere God and avoid separating ourselves from him—as opposed to “servile” fear, whereby we fear punishment.

These gifts, according to Aquinas, are “habits,” “instincts,” or “dispositions” provided by God as supernatural helps to man in the process of his “perfection.” They enable man to transcend the limitations of human reason and human nature and participate in the very life of God, as Christ promised (John 14:23). Aquinas insisted that they are necessary for man’s salvation, which he cannot achieve on his own. They serve to “perfect” the four cardinal or moral virtues (prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance) and the three theological virtues (faith, hope, and charity). The virtue of charity is the key that unlocks the potential power of the seven gifts, which can (and will) lie dormant in the soul after baptism unless so acted upon (source: Catholic Answers).

WELCOME and THANK YOU to those who are participating at our ANNUAL BENEFIT LUNCHEON. The proceeds of the luncheon will go to support the Hungarians in Ukraine.

MOTHER OF THE CHURCH: The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has decreed in 2018 that an obligatory memorial of Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church be celebrated on Pentecost Monday. Mary, in the liturgical acts of the Church, when our simple but Spirit-infused words are united with the divine praise of the heavenly liturgy, prays with us because she is part of the communion of saints and because she is inseparable from her Son in the work of salvation.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $7,493; Special donation: $125. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website

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, and Mária Hokky.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

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


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