Solemnity of SAINT EMERIC – November 6, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: LORD, teach me your statutes.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: St. Emeric Parishioners

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November 7 Monday 9:00 AM Catherine Moran
November 8 Tuesday 9:00 AM Joan Combs
November 9 Wednesday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Elizabeth parish
November 10 Thursday 9:00 AM Deceased Members of the Kacsala & Spisak Families, by Mary Spisak
November 11 Friday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
November 12 Saturday 5:00 PM Deceased Members of the Kovacsics, Balassy, Dunajszky Families, by the Family
November 13 Sunday 11:15 AM Luca Gerő, by the Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: A happy St. Emeric feast day to all our parishioners and guests who are with us today! A special welcome to Fr. Peter Boksay, who is our homilist today. He is a Byzantine Catholic priest of the Archeparchy (archdiocese) of Hajdúdorog and since February he has been serving in the Eparchy of Parma as the administrator of St. Emilian parish in Brunswick, OH. He has visited our parish before several times, but this is the first time he will be concelebrating and preaching in our church. Thank you, Fr. Boksay, for celebrating with us.

As we celebrate our patron saint, we recall the great blessing of our church. As a parish, we have been in existence for 118 years. Imagine, the countless of sacraments having been celebrated in our church, the outpouring of consoling and strengthening graces that so many have experienced here. The church is always a symbol of God’s presence among his people. The reasons the Catholic Church wants to build beautiful and lasting churches is that we would know that (1) God in Jesus Christ has irrevocably entered our world, (2) have a special place where to meet our Lord, and (3) come to know the glories and beauty of the faith.

Also, we are reminded in a specific way how our parish contributed and helped the Hungarians in the greater Cleveland area throughout these years. Perhaps one of the greatest moments was when we welcomed Cardinal Mindszenty in our midst. However, all the little moments of getting together as Hungarians for different events, helping each other and cultivating friendships are valuable to us.

On this occasion, I would like to thank all of you (both parishioners and our friends) who have contributed with your gifts, talents and treasures to our parish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and not taken for granted. As a thank you, in August I started a custom to have a monthly Mass said for our benefactors. Among the gifts that we can give to our parish is also prayer. We are a spiritual community first and our strength is derived from our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Can I ask you for something? Would you be able to say three Hail Marys for our parish every day? It would be a tremendous help. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. God bless, Fr. Bona

SAINT EMERIC (November 5): ⁕1000-1007 – †1031. The son of King Saint Stephen of Hungary, who was his promising and worthy successor. He was able to reconcile his marriage with the evangelical counsel he had voluntarily undertaken, the preservation of virginity. His unfortunate death was a tragedy for his father and his nation, but Hungarian youth gained a heavenly patron in him. He is also a reminder to a today’s man to value the evangelical counsels.

THE 130TH ANNIVERSARY AND ST. ELIZABETH FEAST DAY CELEBRATION WILL BE NOVEMBER 13: Solemn Mass at 11 AM; Dinner at 12:30 PM. Dinner Menu: traditional chicken dinner with dessert. Cost: $30 for adults, $15 for children of 5-12 years of age, and under 5 years free. Please make your reservations by Monday November 9, by calling Virginia Kachmar (home: 216-791-6270 or cell: 216-246-2370) or Ilonka Hudak at 440-944-1384.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: (10/30) – Sunday Collection: $2,052; Second Collection (for the Missions): $175; maintenance: $410. 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, Elizabeth Takacs, and Zsuzsanna Hunyadi.

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 11:00 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

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