RESP. PSALM: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Emil & Renee Dömötörffy, by Éva Dömötörffy
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|April||25||Monday||9:00 AM||Special Intention|
|April||26||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Living and deceased Members of the Firestos Family, by Katalin Beroisa|
|April||27||Wednesday||9:00 AM||Special Intention|
|April||28||Thursday||9:00 AM||Wilhelm Schrank|
|April||29||Friday||9:00 AM||Special Intention|
|April||30||Saturday||5:00 PM||Kathryn DeCapite|
|May||1||Sunday||11:15 AM||János Geréby, by the Family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today is the Divine Mercy Sunday when we recall the motivation of God for the great work of redemption – his Infinite Mercy. In the context of our fallen world we may say that everything that God does for us is an expression of His mercy, but it is especially profound in the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Below is the prayer through which we can express our gratitude to God and entrust ourselves to the Divine Mercy. God bless you all! Fr. Bona
ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT TO THE DIVINE MERCY: O Most Merciful Jesus, Your goodness is infinite, and the treasures of Your grace inexhaustible. I trust boundlessly in Your mercy, which is above all Your works. I consecrate myself to You completely and unreservedly, so as to live and strive for Christian perfection. I want to spread Your mercy by performing works of mercy, both spiritual and corporal, laboring especially for the conversion of sinners, bringing consolation to those in need, to the sick and the suffering. Guard me then, O Jesus, as Your own possession and Your own glory. Though I sometimes tremble with fear, aware of my weakness, at the same time I have boundless trust in Your mercy. Oh, that all people would come to know the infinite depths of Your mercy, while there is still time, so that they may place their trust in Your merciful love and glorify You forever. Amen.
THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY:
INTRODUCTION: The Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary and The Apostles’ Creed.
ON THE OUR FATHER BEADS: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
ON THE HAIL MARY BEADS: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
CONCLUSION at the end of each decade, say three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
THIS SUNDAY YOUTH MASS & AGAPÉ: All of you are welcome to stay in the St. Emeric hall for some fellowship and refreshments after the Mass.
BLESSING OF THE NEWLY SOWN CROPS: The ceremony of blessing the sowings, which is held by the Catholic Church on St. Mark’s Day or on a Sunday near April 25th. The blessing of wheat is rooted in Roman customs. Wheat, also called life, was one of the most important cereals in Hungary. There were special beliefs about wheat and the work connected with it. The blessing of the green wheat that has just emerged from the earth beseeches the Lord for abundant crops in the summer. We will pray this blessing in our church on May 1st.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (4/17): Sunday collection: $1,477; maintenance: $600; Easter donation: $4,095; flowers: $125; in loving memory of Árpád Dobolyi: $100; in loving memory of Zsolt Dömötörffy: $100. May God reward your generosity. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website https://stemeric.com/donations/.
IN TWO WEEKS, MAY 8, MAY CROWNING: Coordinating with the US Mother’s Day, we will honor our Heavenly Mother on this day. We ask that children who would like to participate, come dressed in their Sunday best, girls preferably in white or pastel dresses. A meeting for the children to go over the details will be 15 minutes before the Mass on Sunday, May 8. On that day we will also celebrate First Communion for one of our parishioners. We invite other children making their first communion in other parishes to join us that day as well and celebrate their first communion at St. Emeric, too. Please, let Fr. Bona know if you have a family member who would participate.
WEDDING BANNS II: Josh Zajac & Stefani Gráber
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Gerő Kondray, Lajos Boday, Julius Skerlan, and Elmar Koeberer.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Ádám Matavovszky.
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