SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT – February 25, 2024

RESP. PSALM: I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.


9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish

11 AM: Jolán Prófusz


February 26 Monday 9:00 AM Ilona Balunek, by George Balunek
February 27 Tuesday 9:00 AM Sándor Incze, by the Karácsony Family
February 28 Wednesday 9:00 AM Richard Ramser
February 29 Thursday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
March 1 Friday 9:00 AM Fr. Jerome J. Duke
March 2 Saturday 5:00 PM † Members of the Dominics Family, by Anna Juhász
March 3 Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
March 3 Sunday 11:00 AM Ágnes Szentandrássy, by Erzsébet Aliczky

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: In the liturgical year “B,” during Lent, the Sunday’s first two readings mention the different covenants that God entered into with us. Each covenant established the basis of a relationship, conditions for that relationship, promises of the relationship, and consequences, if those conditions were unmet. All these covenants (total of seven) were manifestations of God’s closeness and gradual preparations for the greatest and the most perfect covenant of all: the one made through Jesus Christ.

Last week we heard of covenant made with Noah and this week, the liturgy mentions the Abrahamic covenant. In it, God promises Abraham a land, descendants and blessing. This blessing promised to Abraham would extend through him to all the peoples of the earth. The front cover image of the bulletin shows the moment when Abraham’s obedience to God was tested the most and is the highlight of the Abrahamic covenant. Furthermore, the sacrifice of Isaac was also the foreshadowing of Jesus’ sacrifice on the Cross. Instead of his son Isaac, Abraham eventually sacrificed the ram caught in the bush. Many years later, God the Father will sacrifice his Son, the Lamb of God, for the salvation of the world.

THE THREE ASPECTS OF THE FAST: According to Byzantine Catholic tradition, the discipline of the fast consists of three parts:

  • Corporal (bodily) fast, by which we give up certain foods, drinks and amusements, in order to break the hold that such things may have over us.
  • Spiritual or internal fast, by which we seek to turn from any sin, wickedness or evil habits in our lives, so that we may come into God’s presence well-prepared to celebrate our Lord’s Resurrection and our redemption.
  • Spiritual renewal, by which we seek a greater practice of the virtues, a deeper life of prayer, repentance for our sins, and a greater conversion (metanoia) of heart, which manifests itself in good works. All of these are oriented to a deeper union with God – theosis.

A Review of Lenten Regulations for Latin Catholics: 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. 2. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. 3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years old. 4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.

EVENING OF CONFESSION on FEBRUARY 28: Each Lent, the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland holds An Evening of Confession. On this day, all parishes in the diocese will be open for confession from 5pm-8pm.

THE BRINGING AMERICA BACK TO LIFE CONVENTION is the premier Diocesan-wide pro-life event: two jam-packed days filled with the nation’s top speakers, workshops, and exhibitors. To discover more about this must-see event, view the impressive line-up of speakers, and register for “In-Person” or “Live-Stream” options, visit or call 440-529-4836. Join us March 8th & 9th as we Bring America Back to Life!

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,296; special donation: $130; renovation fund: $225; in loving memory of Otto Friedrich: $200. 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, Mária Hokky, and Phil Lucchese.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Anna Kish. A prayer service will be held on Saturday, March 2, at 10:30am at Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Home (Lorain, OH).

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


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