SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – January 16, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all the nations.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: István és Mária Habony, by the Family

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

January 17 Monday 9:00 AM Kathy Ragousis (special intention)
January 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM Elizabeth Ferenczi, by Rita Balazs
January 19 Wednesday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth parishes
January 20 Thursday 9:00 AM Bill Hornyiak (special intention)
January 21 Friday 9:00 AM Marta Ferenczy, by Szabó/Ferenczy Family
January 22 Saturday 5:00 PM Emma & Zoltán Peller, by Ildikó Peller
January 23 Sunday 11:15 AM Zsolt Dömötörffy, by Éva Szabó

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: The month of January is customarily dedicated to the Holy Name of Jesus, which is celebrated on January 3. Even if the devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus fully developed only in the late Middle Ages and in the Early modern period, the Christians from the beginning have been invoking the Holy Name, and have believed that there is intrinsic power in the name of Jesus. Here are some Biblical verses.

In Luke 1:31, the angel Gabriel tells Mary: “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus,” indicating that the name was chosen by Heaven. Similarly, in Matthew 1:21 during Joseph’s first dream the angel instructs Joseph: “you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” Reverence for the name of Jesus is emphasized by Saint Paul in Philippians 2:10 where he states: “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.” In Romans 10:13 St. Paul reiterates the salvific nature of the Holy Name by stating that “every one who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” The power of the name Jesus used in petitions is stressed in John 16:23 when Jesus states: “Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father, he will give it to you in my name.” This is the reason we often conclude our prayers with the words: “Through Our Lord Jesus Christ.” Several episodes in the New Testament refer to the power of the invocation of the Holy Name. In Mark 9:38-39 demons are driven out by the power of the name Jesus (also in Acts 16:18), in Acts 2:38 baptisms take place and in Acts 3:6, Acts 4:7-11 and Acts 9:34 miracles are performed in the name of Jesus. Let us always invoke His name with reverence.

HEARTFELT THANKS to all the dedicated volunteers who helped in preparing for the Christmas celebration (and afterwards as well) — the liturgical music and singing, assisting in the liturgy, decorating the church, acquiring the flowers, mail and electronic publicity, cleaning, and inside and outside beautification of our church and the surrounding grounds. May God reward you abundantly!

THANK YOU TO THE LADIES OF THE ALTAR GUILD: Through their generosity, new blinds were installed in the classrooms/meeting rooms. When approaching the church, people’s eyes were often drawn to the blinds, which unfortunately were not in a very good shape. With the new blinds not only the esthetic look was regained, but also the functionality was restored and we are able to deal with the sun in the south-side classrooms. Thank you again, the Ladies of the Altar Guild, for raising the funds and spearheading this project.

PAST COLLECTIONS: Christmas: $5,907. December 26: $3,054; special donation: $1,270; maintenance: $200. January 2: $1,773; in loving memory of Attila Németh: $100; in loving memory of László & Elizabeth Szabolcs: $50; in loving memory of Madeline Smith: $250; maintenance: $100. January 9: $1,055. May God reward your generosity. 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 WEEKEND SECOND COLLECTION is for the Church in Latin America and is taken up by our Diocesan Mission Office. The collection supports the Cleveland mission team in El Salvador (two of our priests serving in several parishes in El Salvador) and it also contributes to the USCCB’s collection for the Church in Latin America.

DOUGHNUT SALE: Ladies of the Altar Guild are baking the traditional Hungarian doughnuts ­– FÁNK – for sale. Please order your doughnuts by January 26th by calling one of the ladies listed below. Cost is $14 a dozen and can be picked up Saturday, January 29 (4­–5PM) and on Sunday before or after the 11:15 AM Mass. To place your order, please call one of the ladies: Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Méria Mészaros 440-331-0391.

PLEASE, PICK UP YOUR 2022 YEAR DONATION ENVELOPES IN THE SUNDAY OFFICE. Thank you for your generosity in supporting the parish throughout the year. If there are any address changes, please notify us.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Gerő Kondray, Lajos Boday.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Gyula Szigeti, whose Funeral Mass will be on Saturday, January 22 at 11AM here at St. Emeric church. Also, pray for Elizabeth Rosepal, whose funeral plans will be announced later.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass (from St. Emeric church) will be livestreamed from https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/  

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