THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT – December 13, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: My soul rejoices in my God.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Living and deceased members of the Vámos, Göndör, Nyitrai, Glaser, Friedrich, Obermayer & Hécz Families, by Mihály Vámos


December 14 Monday For the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric
December 15 Tuesday János Sedensky, József & Éva Gulyás
December 16 Wednesday 9:00 AM Ferenc Németh, by Kézdi/Németh Family
December 17 Thursday 9:00 AM Irene Schrank (health/intentions)
December 18 Friday 9:00 AM †John & †Anna Letz, by Fr. David Misbrener
December 19 Saturday 5:00 PM Anna Cseh, by the Family
December 20 Sunday 11:00 AM Ferenc & Ilona Kabdebo, by the Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today we light the third candle which is of rose color and it symbolizes joy. On our advent wreath the different candle colors (purple or rose) are indicated with the appropriately colored bows. The third Sunday of Advent is called Gaudete Sunday, because the first word of the entrance antiphon is Gaudete (rejoice). The third Sunday of Advent is meant to remind us of the joy that the world experienced at the birth of Jesus, as well as the joy that the faithful have reached the midpoint of Advent.

MASS TIME CHANGES: As you are aware time between the two Masses on Sunday, at St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric, is very minimal. Immediately after the conclusion of the Mass at St. Elizabeth I have to hurry to St. Emeric and even then I am often forced to start late. After consultations at both parishes, I decided to move up the Mass at St. Elizabeth to 9:15am and delay the start time of the Mass at St. Emeric to 11:15am. This will take effect on January 1, 2021. The changed Mass schedule will allow me to greet the parishioners at St. Elizabeth after the Mass and properly prepare myself for the Mass at St. Emeric. Thank you for your understanding.

THE BLESSING OF THE BAMBINELLI was first instituted by St. John Paul II. On an Advent Sunday the children of Rome are encouraged to bring the baby Jesus (Bambinelli) from each of their Nativity sets to St. Peter’s Square. Following the Sunday Angelus address, the Pope blesses the figurines. This custom has spread throughout the world. We will celebrate this blessing on Fourth Sunday of Advent after the Mass. All (not only children) are encouraged to bring baby Jesus from their home Nativity sets to the church for this special blessing. ALSO: after the Sunday Mass next week if some of you are able to help carry Christmas decorations into the church, that would be greatly appreciated.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Sunday Offering: $1,247; special donation: $177. Donations in loving memory of Mária Földesi: $50 by Westfield Insurance; $100 by Elmér & Andrea Mészáros; Donations in loving memory of János Sedensky: $50 by Éva Dömötörffy. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU! Thank you for remembering your church’s needs in these difficult times and sending in your offertory donation, whether by mail or using the PayPal option found now on the website:

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially for István Szappanos, Bev Kimar, Béla Tarmann, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Madeleine B. Smith, Gerő Kondray.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Leslie A. Győri (Győri László) whose memorial Mass will take place on December 19 at 11 AM here at St. Emeric; also pray for Attila Németh, Gizella Éva Toth, János Geréby, Anna Padár.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.



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