THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST – June 19, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.

WARMEST WELCOME & THANK YOU to Fr. Ted Marszal for celebrating the Saturday Anticipated Mass, and to Fr. Eric Garris, for celebrating the Sunday Mass.

From a previous Sunday’s Bulletin: „ PLEASE NOTE: I will be away from the parish and will be back on June 24th. There will not be weekday Masses until the 24th and substitute priests will be covering the weekend Masses. If there is an emergency, please call your neighboring parish. If there are funerals, please email me at rbona@dioceseofcleveland.org and I will try to arrange for a priest. I keep you all in my prayers. Fr. Bona”

PLEASE NOTE:   Due to the given circumstance, this year we will not have our annual Corpus Christi outdoor procession today.

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Happy Father’s Day to all the Fathers in our parish! This commemoration has its origins in the Middle Ages, when Catholic Europe used to celebrate Father’s Day on March 19, on the feast day of St. Joseph. That is why twelve countries of the world still celebrate it on this day. In the United States, in the early 20th century, separate efforts were made to honor fathers and it began to be held on the third Sunday in June. This version spread through the world more and nowadays most countries celebrate Father’s Day on this day. Fathers are as important as mothers are. Their presence (or lack thereof) has tremendous impact on children’s faith, discipline, wellbeing, and respect for others. As research is showing more and more, many societal ills have their roots in the fatherlessness. This does not refer only to shocking numbers of fatherless families, but also to the fact that fathers are not acting as fathers. The world needs strong fathers (and men) who are willing to lead, give more than they take back, even to the point of sacrifice. While womanhood comes to a woman rather naturally, manhood and fatherhood must be taught to and learned by a man. That is why a phrase “man up!” exists. The pop culture does not really teach the proper character development of men. Hence significant number of men end up living the perpetual adolescence. Let us learn from great men like St. Joseph. The Bible does not record a word of St. Joseph, but he was such a great model with his faithfulness (to God and his family), his work ethic, and overall resilient presence (as shown in protecting Jesus and Mary from King Herod), that Son of God was happy to be known as “the son of the carpenter.”

FATHER’S PRAYER: Lord God, you have willed that I establish a family. Let me realize and accept the meaning and responsibilities of a true Christian family. Please, stand by me so that I can lead my family properly according to your Divine will and set a good example for them. Grant my loved ones health and happiness, faith and love, and a true spiritual life. Give them that peace that the world cannot offer. Allow us to become a happy and blessed community under your protection. May we endure with love and fidelity everything that Your providence brings, sharing together in each other’s joys and sorrows. Give me strength so that when my loved ones become discouraged and bitterly disappointed, I can provide them with comfort, refuge, and support. May the Holy Family of Nazareth be our role model! Jesus, Mary, Joseph, lead, help, protect us! Amen.

JUNE 26 – BENEFIT LUNCH AT ST. EMERIC CHURCH HALL: On this day we will hold a benefit lunch to help Hungarians living in Ukraine (or help Hungarian charitable organization –Katolikus Karitász) The lunch begins at 12:45 p.m. Menu: Hungarian style cheese spread (körözött)  with bread, chicken paprikash with traditional dumplings (nokedli), fresh cucumber salad, delicious homemade pastry for dessert, coffee. Refreshing drinks are also available. For adults $20., for students $10., and children under 6 free. Additional donations for this cause are also most welcome.  If you would like to participate in the lunch social or order a take-out lunch, please call one of the following ladies by June 22 :  Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Éva Fricke 216-521-5294.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (6/12): Sunday collection: $618. May God reward your generosity. 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, Gerő Kondray, Lajos Boday, Julius Skerlan, and Elmar Koeberer.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, as always.

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