RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I love you, Lord, my strength.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: For the Parishioners of St. Emeric
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|November||8||Monday||9:00 AM||For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth|
|November||9||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Celebrant’s Intention|
|November||10||Wednesday||9:00 AM||Imre Földesi, by Gizella Földesi|
|November||11||Thursday||9:00 AM||Paul Schrank (health)|
|November||12||Friday||9:00 AM||István Székely, by the Karácsony Family|
|November||13||Saturday||5:00 PM||Joseph Cseh, by Al & Maureen Cseh|
|November||14||Sunday||11:15 AM||Miklós Peller, by Ildikó Peller|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: A special welcome to our diocesan bishop, Bp. Edward C. Malesic, JCL, who is celebrating our patronal feast with us. Although, he might have peeked into our church before, this is the first time he is officially visiting us. We are very glad that he was able to come to celebrate the Mass with us and to stay afterward for a meal. A warm welcome also to our guest who may be visiting our church today. We are happy that you are here today and we hope to see you again (or perhaps more often here in our church).
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 bigheartedness is appreciated and not taken for granted. May God reward you! In the back of the church, on the boards, the financial report for the fiscal year of 2021 has been posted. As you could see, we had a deficit of nearly $5,000 in the past fiscal year. The partial reasons for the deficit were some unexpected repairs and certain maintenance projects that needed to be completed. Given also the general situation of the pandemic in the past year where we could not organize our customary fundraisers, I believe that all of you showed a great spirit of generosity. I will keep you all in my prayers and will offer a Mass for all our benefactors in the near future.
The greatest treasure, however, that a parish can have are faith-filled, holy people. That is the purpose and reason or existence of every parish. As Saint Paul says in his first letter to the Corinthians, at the end faith, hope, and love remain (greatest of these being love that will continue into eternity with us). May Saint Emeric intercede for us to continue to grow in holiness and become people whose faith is fervent, hope is strong, and charity is perfect. Saint Emeric, pray for us! God bless you all! Fr. Bona
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,883. Special donation: $40. May God reward your generosity. Thank you also for sending in your offertory donation when not in attendance at Mass either by mail or on our website using a credit card or the PayPal option: https://stemeric.com/donations/
ELIZABETH FEAST DAY CELEBRATION AND DINNER WILL BE NOVEMBER 14: Solemn Mass at 11 AM; Dinner at 12:30 PM. Dinner Menu: Stuffed chicken dinner with dessert. Cost: $20 for adults, $15 for children of 5-12 years of age, and under 5 years free. Please make your reservations by Monday November 8, by calling Virginia Kachmar (home: 216-791-6270 or cell: 216-246-2370) or Ilonka Hudak at 440-944-1384.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Béla Tarmann, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Madeleine B. Smith, Gerő Kondray, Lajos Boday, Barbara Vámos.
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
O Lord, who art ever merciful and bounteous with Thy gifts, look down upon the suffering souls in purgatory. Remember not their offenses and negligences, but be mindful of Thy loving mercy, which is from all eternity. Cleanse them of their sins and fulfill their ardent desires that they may be made worthy to behold Thee face to face in Thy glory. May they soon be united with Thee and hear those blessed words which will call them to their heavenly home: “Come, blessed of My Father, take possession of the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.”
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