SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY – April 16, 2023

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Give thanks to the LORD for he is good, his love is everlasting.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Miklós Nagy, by the Family

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

April 17 Monday 9:00 AM Deceased Members of the Friecke Family, by the Family
April 18 Tuesday 9:00 AM Ádám  Matavovszky, by Marcsi Matavovszky
April 19 Wednesday 9:00 AM Nándor Szelle
April 20 Thursday 9:00 AM Kalmár Family, by Frank Szendrey
April 21 Friday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth parishes
April 22 Saturday 5:00 PM József Juhász, by the Family
April 23 Sunday 11:15 AM Julián Tibor Őszényi, by Szilvia Őszényi

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA Today is the Divine Mercy Sunday when we recall the motivation of God for the great work of redemption – his Infinite Mercy. In the context of our fallen world, we may say that everything that God does for us is an expression of His mercy, but it is especially profound in the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Below is the prayer through which we can express our gratitude to God and entrust ourselves to the Divine Mercy.

There are many ways to honor Divine Mercy, but one of them is to commemorate the Passion of Jesus at 3pm. In October 1937, in Krakow, Jesus drew Sister Faustina’s attention to the hour of the Lord Jesus’ death: “As often as you hear the clock strike the third hour, immerse yourself completely in My mercy, adoring and glorifying it; invoke its omnipotence for the whole world, and particularly for poor sinners; for at that moment mercy was opened wide for every soul. In this hour you can obtain everything for yourself and for others for the asking; it was the hour of grace for the whole world — mercy triumphed over justice” (1572). The Lord Jesus provided quite precisely the form of prayer which best corresponds to this form in the devotion of the Divine Mercy: “My daughter, try your best to make the Stations of the Cross in this hour, provided that your duties permit it; and if you are not able to make the Stations of the Cross, then at least step into the chapel for a moment and adore, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, My Heart, which is full of mercy; and should you be unable to step into the chapel, immerse yourself in prayer there where you happen to be, if only for a very brief instant” (1572). Let us therefore strive not to forget this special hour.

ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT TO THE DIVINE MERCY: O Most Merciful Jesus, Your goodness is infinite, and the treasures of Your grace inexhaustible. I trust boundlessly in Your mercy, which is above all Your works. I consecrate myself to You completely and unreservedly, so as to live and strive for Christian perfection. I want to spread Your mercy by performing works of mercy, both spiritual and corporal, laboring especially for the conversion of sinners, bringing consolation to those in need, to the sick and the suffering.  Guard me then, O Jesus, as Your own possession and Your own glory. Though I sometimes tremble with fear, aware of my weakness, at the same time I have boundless trust in Your mercy. Oh, that all people would come to know the infinite depths of Your mercy, while there is still time, so that they may place their trust in Your merciful love and glorify You forever. Amen.

THE NEXT PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will be held on April 19 at 6:30 PM.

IN THREE WEEKS, MAY 7, MAY CROWNING: We will honor our Heavenly Mother on the first Sunday of the month of May. We ask that children who would like to participate, come dressed in their Sunday best, girls preferably in white or pastel dresses. A meeting for the children to go over the details will be 15 minutes before the Mass on Sunday, May 7. On that day we will also celebrate First Communion for one of our parishioners. We invite other children making their first communion in other parishes to join us that day as well and celebrate their first communion at St. Emeric, too. Please, let Fr. Bona know if you have a family member who would participate.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: (4/9) – Sunday collection: $1,645; Easter collection: $2,257; Good Friday (collection for the Holy land): $57; Easter flowers: $22. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website https://stemeric.com/donations/.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Julius Skerlan, Márta Takács, Zsuzsanna Hunyadi, Albert Kovács, Viola Kocskár 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 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!

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