RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and you fill me with the joy of salvation.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTIONS:
9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
11 AM: Zsolt Dömötörffy, by Éva Dömötörffy
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|Altar Guild Society Members
|Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek
|András Karácsony, by the Karácsony Family
|Fr. Thomas G. Montavon
|Holy Souls in Purgatory
|Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
|Gábor Papp, by the Family
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) This week begins the Holy Season of Lent with Ash Wednesday on February 14. There will be two Masses: 9 am (language based on those present) and 6 pm (in Hungarian). Also, we will pray the Stations of the Cross at 10:30am before Sunday Mass.
(2) What is your image of God? Perhaps we have not thought about it purposefully or verbalized it, but subconsciously we all have a type of image in our minds. The image of God we have in our minds impacts our relationship with Him. For instance, some may think of God as an EMS service, that is they think of Him only when they need something. Others may think of God as an old man who has lost touch with modern times and thus they think it is safe to ignore Him. Some others may think of God as a cop who is enforcing the rules and thus they never really develop a relationship with Him as they focus on doing only the bare minimum. There are many other false images we can have about Him. However, the season of Lent can help us to discover the true image of God. In Jesus Christ we discover who God is: He is Love that loved us even though we sinned against him, spat on Him, hated Him, ignored Him. He loved us even though, due to the original sin, there was nothing lovable in us. He was willing to undergo the most horrendous sufferings, just to prove it to us that we can trust Him. In this upcoming season of Lent, let us often look at the crucified Lord, the true image of our God and let that image transform us into people of self-sacrificing love.
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.
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who helped with or supported OUR ANNUAL PORK SAUSAGE DINNER. I know that it takes a lot of work and sacrifice. The net proceeds from the dinner was $2,990.00. I appreciate the Scout Regős Group for their dance performance and creating enjoyable atmosphere.
THE 2024 CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL is underway with an in-pew commitment process taking place this weekend. This is not a special collection; rather, the Catholic Charities Appeal represents the chance for all Catholics to make a significant pledge, payable in installments, to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland in order to support its mission of a society that stands united in its support of the “least among us.” This year’s appeal theme is “Transformed by your love.” Your generous support will transform the lives of others, to offer dignity, possibilities and companionship to those who are most vulnerable.
SCOUT BANQUET: the American Hungarian Friends of Scouting cordially invites you and your family to their Scout Banquet on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 12:30 p.m. to the St. Emeric Church Parish Hall. The menu includes Hungarian pea soup with dumplings, chicken Badacsony style with wild rice pilaf, roasted zucchini & yellow squash and apple linzer for dessert. Donation is $28.00 ($12 for children under 12). Reservations must be made by Monday, Feb. 19. Online: www.csbk.org or call Susan Globits, 440-777-4677.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $2,062; Maintenance: $450; special donation: $380; in loving memory of Ferenc Bucsanyi: $100. 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, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Márta Takács, Zsuzsanna Hunyadi, Kathy Szabó, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Virginia Kachmar, Margaret Falk, Mária Hokky, and Phil Lucchese.
LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!
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