RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Teach me your ways, O Lord.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTIONS:
9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
11 AM: Kamilla Szabo, by Kathy Szabo
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|For an end to abortion
|Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek
|Holy Souls in Purgatory
|Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
|Joseph Lipovits, by Gabrielle Lipovits
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) This Sunday has been designated as the Sunday of the Word of God. The rationale is to be reminded of the importance of the Bible in the life of a Catholic. While we have highly developed rituals as we worship God, we should not forget to treasure and utilize the Word of God in our lives. We still have to be careful in interpreting it. Many people can interpret the same passage or phrase several different ways – and we want to avoid erroneous explanations. However, with a sure guidance we can greatly profit from it in our spiritual lives. The actual words of Jesus are like a precious relic to us. In the vestibule of our church, in the former baptistery, we have two lecterns set up. On one you can find the Hungarian Bible and on the other the English one. Stop by there often, even if just to read from the Bible one line or a passage.
(2) Another special day is this Monday. In all the Dioceses of the United States of America, January 22 (or January 23, when January 22 falls on a Sunday) is to be observed as a particular day of prayer for the full restoration of the legal guarantee of the right to life and of penance for violations to the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion. On this day, but in fact on all the days, let us pray for this intention and offer some acts of penance. We can also charitably pray for the conversion of those who perform abortions, who still support the evil of abortion, and for the men and women who have been involved in abortions.
A SUGGESTED PRAYER BEFORE THE READING OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES: Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts and minds of your faithful servants and inflame them with the fire of your Divine love. LET US PRAY. O God who by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit did instruct the hearts of your faithful servants grant us in the same Spirit to discern what is right and enjoy his comfort for ever. Through our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reigns one God with you and the same Spirit world without end. Amen.
TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN DOUGHNUTS: This Sunday after Mass we will serve doughnut breakfast (2 doughnuts and coffee) for $5. Please come and join us for this social.
CHILDREN’S CATECHETICAL PROGRAM: The first meeting is today, January 21, after the 11AM Mass (topic: the church building). It will last 15 minutes. Please share this with families with young children.
OUR ANNUAL PORK SAUSAGE DINNER: will be held in our hall on February 4th at 12:45PM. Menu: traditional rich chicken soup, entrée of pork and rice-liver sausages with side dish of parslied potatoes and ham hock braised cabbage. Dessert is puff pastry filled with apricot jam, coffee. Cost: adults $25, students $12, children under 6 free. Also available for take-home: apricot jam filled puff pastry at $10 a dozen. To make your dinner reservations or to place your take home pastry order, please call one of the ladies by January 31: Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Mária Mészáros 440-331-0391. Thank you for supporting our 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.
THIS WEEKEND SECOND COLLECTION is for the Church in Latin America and is taken up by our Diocesan Mission Office. The collection supports the Cleveland mission team in El Salvador and it also contributes to the USCCB’s collection for the Church in Latin America.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,767; in loving memory of Viktor Falk: $600. 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, Kathy Szabó, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Virginia Kachmar, Margaret Falk, Mária Hokky, and Phil Lucchese.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Albert Juhász, the brother of John Juhász.
LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!
Ez a bejegyzés olvasható Hungarian nyelven is.