THE SOLEMNITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE – November 26, 2023

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTIONS:

9AM: Robert Korman, by Mary Spisak

11:00AM: Mária Szagmajszter, by Margit Csiszár

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November 27 Monday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
November 28 Tuesday 9:00 AM For the intentions of Martin & Elizabeth Misbrener (60th wedding anniversary), by Fr. David M. Misbrener
November 29 Wednesday 9:00 AM All the Faithful Departed
November 30 Thursday 9:00 AM Bp. Endre Gyulai, by the Szigethy Family
November 1 Friday 9:00 AM István Szappanos, by the Family
December 2 Saturday 5:00 PM Kamilla (Benz) Szabó, by Girl Scout Troop 33
December 3 Sunday 9:00 AM For the Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
December 3 Sunday 11:00 AM Árpád Szentkirályi Jr., Árpád & Irén Szentkirályi, by the Szentkirályi family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) Welcome to Fr. András Mezei, the celebrant of today’s 11AM Mass. Many of you know him well, since he was my predecessor here from 2015-2020. I am visiting the Shrine of St. Elizabeth of Hungary at their 10AM Mass today. After the 11AM Mass we will have agape in our hall downstairs and I will see you there.

(2) Speaking of the shrine: Thank you very much to all of you who helped with the Mass, the meal and all that had to be done for us to have a proper celebration of the feast-day of St Elizabeth of Hungary.

(3) The last Sunday of the liturgical year is a special day, as we celebrate on this day the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Pope Pius XI instituted this feast in 1925 with his encyclical Quas primas to respond to growing secularism and atheism. A quote from this encyclical:

It would be a grave error, on the other hand, to say that Christ has no authority whatever in civil affairs, since, by virtue of the absolute empire over all creatures committed to Him by the Father, all things are in His power. Nevertheless, during His life on earth He refrained from the exercise of such authority; and, although He himself disdained to possess or to care for earthly goods, He did not, nor does He today, interfere with those who possess them. “He does not seize earthly power who grants heavenly kingdoms” (Hymn for the Epiphany).

Thus the empire of our Redeemer embraces all men. To use the words of our immortal predecessor, Pope Leo XIII: “His empire includes not only Catholic nations, not only baptized persons who, though of right belonging to the Church, have been led astray by error, or have been cut off from her by schism, but also all those who are outside the Christian faith; so that truly the whole of mankind is subject to the power of Jesus Christ” (Annum Sacrum, 1899). Nor is there any difference in this matter between the individual and the family or the state; for all men, whether collectively or individually, are under the dominion of Christ. In Him is the salvation of the individual, in Him is the salvation of society. “Neither is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given to men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) He is the author of happiness and true prosperity for every man and for every nation. … If, therefore, the rulers of nations wish to preserve their authority, to promote and increase the prosperity of their countries, they will not neglect the public duty of reverence and obedience to the rule of Christ.

NEXT SUNDAY (12/3): we will have youth Mass, followed by a celebration of the feast of St. Nicholas, who will visit with our children.

ANDREW THE APOSTLE: (November 30): Born in Bethsaida, first, he was a disciple of St. John the Baptist and then, leaving his nets behind, he followed Christ. He led his brother Peter to the Lord. After Pentecost, he preached the gospel in many places until he was crucified in Achaia (see St. Andrew’s Cross). The Eastern Church venerates him as the patron saint of the Church of the East.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: In the print version of the last week’s bulletin the Nov. 12 collection numbers were misprinted. Here is the correction: Collection: $1,968; in honor of St. Emeric: $1,720; Special donation: $225; candles: $336. November 19 collection will be published next week. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. 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, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Márta Takács, Zsuzsanna Hunyadi, Albert Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Virginia Kachmar, and Victor and Margaret Falk.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED. The funeral Mass for Joseph Lipovits will be on Monday, December 4 at 11AM. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!

Ez a bejegyzés olvasható Hungarian nyelven is.

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