SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – December 6, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Living and deceased members of the Kőrössy Family, by the Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

December 7 Monday 9:00 AM Miklós Szélpál, by Kézdi Family
December 7 Monday 6:00 PM † Msgr. Robert C. Wolff
December 8 Tuesday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth
December 8 Tuesday 6:00 PM Wilhelm Schrank (special intention)
December 9 Wednesday 9:00 AM Viktor Simonyi, by Réka Simonyi
December 10 Thursday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth
December 11 Friday 9:00 AM †Andrew & †Teresa Misbrener, by Fr. David Misbrener
December 12 Saturday 5:00 PM Elemér Süveges, by the Family
December 13 Sunday 11:00 AM Living and deceased members of the Vámos, Göndör, Nyitrai, Glaser, Friedrich, Obermayer & Hécz Families, by Mihály Vámos

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today we light the second candle on our Advent wreath. The second candle, also purple, represents faith. It is also called the “Bethlehem Candle” as a reminder of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. May our faith and trust in Jesus Christ continue to grow stronger in this holy season of Advent.

On Tuesday, we will celebrate the SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION. She has been the patroness of the United States since 1846. In 1854 Pius IX declared the teaching of Mary’s Immaculate Conception to be a dogma of our faith. We will have several masses for the solemnity: December 7 at 6 PM (English); December 8 at 9AM (Hungarian), at 12 noon at St. Elizabeth (Hungarian/English), and at 6PM at St. Emeric (Hungarian). For the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) on December 24 there will be an 8PM Mass at St. Elizabeth and 11PM Mass at St. Emeric. On December 25 we will have 9:30 AM Mass at St. Elizabeth and 11AM Mass at St. Emeric.

THIS SUNDAY we have our youth choir and celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas, who may even visit.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $765.  Donations in loving memory of Mária Földesi: $40 by Joseph Földesi; $40 by Katalin & George Gulden; $25 by Anci & Karcsi Patay; $100 by Katherine Graber; $100 by Richard Graber; $100 by Kathy Fördös; $14 by Thomas Ratoni-Nagy; $14 by Valeria Ratoni-Nagy; $50 by Marta Medgyessy-Fordos; $50 by Kathy, Toni, David Beroisa; $25 by Katalin Beroisa; $75 by Louis Zsula & Family; $25 by Andrea Tábor; $100 by John & Janice Urcheck; $50 by Paul Szentkirályi; $5 by Anonymous. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU! Thank you for remembering your church’s needs in these difficult times and sending in your offertory donation, whether by mail or using the PayPal option found now on the website: https://stemeric.com/donations/

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Leslie A. Győri (Győri László) whose memorial Mass will take place on December 19 at 11 AM here at St. Emeric.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/

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