SOLEMNITY OF ST. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY – August 20, 2023 (transferred)

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Blessed be King Saint Stephen!


(St. Emeric Parish): Fr. Sándor Siklódi

(St. Elizabeth Shrine): Eleanor Rusnacik, by the Harmat Family


August 21 Monday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
August 22 Tuesday 9:00 AM Intention of Fr. Bona, by the Altar Guild
August 23 Wednesday 9:00 AM Gyula Incze, by the Karacsony Family
August 24 Thursday 9:00 AM Benefactors of St. Emeric Parish
August 25 Friday 9:00 AM Fr. James J. Reymann
August 26 Saturday 5:00 PM Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek
August 27 Sunday 11:15 AM Miklós Peller, by Ildikó Peller


August 26 Saturday 9:00 AM Traditional Latin Mass
August 27 Sunday 9:15 AM Teréz Dunai, by the Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) This is our first weekend together as one parish, albeit with two worship sites. Even though the circumstances that made us come together may not be the happiest, nevertheless I believe that this will make us better equipped to preserve Hungarian Catholicism in Cleveland for a very long time. As I indicated in the previous bulletin, we are beginning to merge the operations, but this process will not be complete for few weeks. For the time being, we are continuing the same Mass schedule. However, with the shrine being later administered by the coming religious order, Masses will be readjusted and the possibility of adding a Mass may open up as well. Please, let me know your thoughts on our future Mass schedule. Also, temporarily, I will be preparing only one bulletin for both the parish church and the shrine. Once the shrine will be administered by the religious order, they will become responsible for the shrine bulletin.

(2) Welcome everyone who is here for our St. Stephen Picnic at St. Emeric church. We especially welcome Mr. Tamás Molnár, the Commercial and Economic Attaché of the Consulate General of Hungary in Chicago who will be our guest speaker at the afternoon celebrations. We hope all of you will enjoy the time spent here with us.

(3) For those of you who were registered parishioners at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish as of August 13, 2023, we will have a parish appreciation dinner on September 10 at St. Elizabeth. That day, we will have Mass at 11, after which we will gathered downstairs for a meal. More details to come, but I just wanted you to save the date.

STEPHEN OF HUNGARY, PRINCIPAL PATRON OF HUNGARY: On the General Roman Calendar, and thus throughout the world, St. Stephen of Hungary is commemorated on August 16. However, we Hungarians celebrate his feast day on August 20. On this day, we celebrate him as the faithful son of the Church, the head of state and the father of a family. Because he was Christian and Hungarian. His religiosity shines through, and his charity inspires followers. He was strict, but first of all with himself, and then with his people. Thanks to the Christian foundations he laid down, the kingdom of Saint Stephen still stands today. Christian values have preserved our nation through the storms of history, and they are still the guarantee of our future. We ask St. Stephen for his powerful intercession for our Hungarian nation, for all Hungarians around the world, and for ourselves. King Saint Stephen, pray for us!

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: Legion of Mary of the Diocese of Cleveland invites you to a traditional Eucharistic Procession on Saturday, September 2, 2023 beginning with Holy Mass at 11am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland. The event consists of Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Kevin Estabrook, Legion of Mary Spiritual Director, a procession through the streets of downtown Cleveland while singing hymns in honor of our Eucharistic Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a return to the Cathedral for the recitation of the Rosary and closing prayers. RSVP is not required and all are welcome to attend. Worship Aid is provided. For more information please email   or

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: ST. EMERIC PARISH: Sunday collection: $1,012; special donation: $680. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: ST. ELIZABETH PARISH: Sunday collection: $1,055; special donation: $150. Correction: the correct amount for the Sunday collection of 8/6 is $315. Thank you for sending in your offertory donation through the mail, or through the PayPal option found on the website:

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Márta Takács, Zsuzsanna Hunyadi, Albert Kovács, Viola Kocskár, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó, Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Virginia Kachmar, and Margaret Falk.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Julius Skerlan.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at and


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