THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD – January 7, 2024

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.


9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish

11 AM: Frank J. Pinter, by the Family


January 8 Monday 9:00 AM Dr. Andrew D. Balunek, by George Balunek
January 9 Tuesday 9:00 AM Jean Dobos, by Frank Dobos
January 10 Wednesday 9:00 AM Jolán Prófusz
January 11 Thursday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
January 12 Friday 9:00 AM In honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, by Fr. David Misbrener
January 13 Saturday 5:00 PM Celebrant’s Intention
January 14 Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
January 14 Sunday 11:00 AM János Molnár, by the Molnár family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) Epiphany is the second major celebration of the Christmas season. One of our oldest celebrations, it spread from the East throughout the Church. The word epiphany means an appearance, a manifestation, a visit. When Christ was born, God entered the temporal world, into history. Not in order to immerse Himself into it, but in order to raise humanity to Himself. In Jesus, the divine omnipotence was hidden, but in given moments it shines through His human nature, revealing itself to the world. Jesus was sought by the wise men of the East in Jerusalem and then in Bethlehem. By their visit, God declared that Jesus is the Savior not only of the chosen people but of all mankind.

(2) You may have heard the word “tradition.” Literal translation is “handing down” – usually something to another person. This is how it is used by St. Paul. For example, in the second letter to the Thessalonians he writes: “So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.” Ever since then the Church has been transmitting the faith, by handing it down to the next generation. In these times, it is our task to continue to hand down the Christ’s saving teachings. I know that due to us being spread through the greater Cleveland area, it is hard to organize a full-fledged catechetical programs as other parishes have. However, we still would like to organize something (and see where it goes). Therefore, we will be launching a monthly catechetical meeting for children. It will be held after a Mass and will last 15 minutes. It will be conducted in Hungarian, but if there is going to be an interest, we can institute English sessions as well. The first meeting will be on January 21, after the 11AM Mass (topic: the church building). Please share this with families with young children.

TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN DOUGHNUTS: The Ladies of the St. Emeric Altar Guild are baking Hungarian style doughnuts. They are $16 a dozen and must be ordered by January 17, 2024, by calling one of the ladies: Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Maria Meszaros 440-331-0391. Pick up: January 21, Sunday, before or after the 11:00 AM Mass or the day before, Saturday between 4 and 5 PM. Thank you for supporting St. Emeric Church!

PLEASE, PICK UP YOUR 2024 YEAR DONATION ENVELOPES IN THE SUNDAY OFFICE. Thank you for your generosity in supporting the parish throughout the year. If there are any address changes, please notify us.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Dec. 31: Collection: $3,722; maintenance: $250; in loving memory of Frank J. Pinter: $1,000. Jan. 1: Collection: $1,139; maintenance: $200; in loving memory of Joseph Lipovits: $150. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for Bev Kimar, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Márta Takács, Zsuzsanna Hunyadi, Albert Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Virginia Kachmar, Margaret Falk, Mária Hokky, and Phil Lucchese.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED. Funeral Mass for Kálmán Takács will be here at St. Emeric on Monday, January 15, at 11AM.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at and


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