THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT – March 3, 2024

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.


9 AM: Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish

11 AM: Ágnes Szentandrássy, by Erzsébet Aliczky


March 4 Monday 9:00 AM Otto Friedrich, by the Friecke Family
March 5 Tuesday 9:00 AM Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek
March 6 Wednesday 9:00 AM Jolán Prófusz
March 7 Thursday 9:00 AM Celebrant’s Intention
March 8 Friday 9:00 AM Ilona Incze, by the Karácsony Family
March 9 Saturday 5:00 PM László Győri, by Zsuzsanna Győri
March 10 Sunday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish
March 10 Sunday 11:00 AM Mátyás & Erzsébet Horváth, by Margit Csiszár

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: The third covenant that we hear of in this season of Lent is the one that God made with Moses. God declared Israel as His special possession that He will protect, that they will be a kingdom of priests, a holy nation, and that He will treat them with mercy and forgiveness. The People of Israel, on the other hand, in order to partake in these promises must keep the Ten Commandments and other prescriptions.

Interestingly, or perhaps confusingly, in art Moses is often depicted with horns (as you can see on the front cover). The horns came about because of an ambiguity of the Latin version of Exodus 34: 30. After being addressed by God on top of Mount Sinai and given the Tablets of the Law containing the Ten Commandments, Moses descended to his people in the desert. His face was seen to shine with a divine light. The word cornutam used in the Latin translation of the passage can mean both ‘shining’ and ‘horned.’ So in much medieval and Renaissance art Moses is shown with goat-like horns emerging from his forehead (

CONFESSIONS: In preparation for Easter, before the Sunday Mass, during the Stations of the Cross, I will be hearing confessions till 10:55AM in the Infant Jesus of Prague classroom (to the left of the sanctuary, that is the side of the Market parking lot).

A Review of Lenten Regulations for Latin Catholics: 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. 2. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. 3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years old. 4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.

CHILDREN’S CATECHETICAL PROGRAM will be this Sunday, March 3, after the 11AM Mass. All children are welcome. It will last about 15 minutes.

EMERIC ALTAR GUILD will hold its annual meeting, next Sunday (3/10), after Mass. All the ladies of the parish are invited to consider membership in this organization.

SEEKING PICTURES OF OUR CHURCH: We are planning to have refrigerator magnets produced with the image of our church. We do receive fair number of visitors and it would be a lovely souvenir for them to have (but not just for them). If you have a beautiful picture of our church (inside or outside) and would like us to consider it for this use, please email it to Thank you!

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $2,141; special donation: $1,150. May God reward your generosity in supporting the church. Thank you for sending in your donations by mail or using our website

VOTIVE CANDLES: In our churches, it is a custom to light a candle before a statue or holy image of our Lord or a saint. Naturally, we honor the person who the statue or portrait depicts rather than the object itself. The lighted candle is an offering to God and represents our prayer and praise. The lingering quality of the candle symbolizes the fact that our prayers, praise and concerns continue in our heart even when we must leave the church. The flickering light also seems to say “Remember me, Lord, remember my prayer and those for whom I pray.” The price for a candle in  our church was set some time before Covid and since then many items increased in price, including candles. Therefore, unfortunately, we had to adjust the price, by ¢50 to $4. Thank you for your understanding.

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.


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


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