RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Deceased Members of Girl Scout Troop #33
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|October||31||Monday||9:00 AM||Mike Lee|
|October||31||Monday||6:00 PM||Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric parishes|
|November||1||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Benefactors of our parish|
|November||1||Tuesday||6:30 PM||Fr. Robert T. Begin|
|November||2||Wednesday||9:00 AM||The Intentions of the Holy Father|
|November||2||Wednesday||6:00 PM||All the Faithful Departed|
|November||3||Thursday||9:00 AM||Győri Miklósné Mező Margit|
|November||4||Friday||9:00 AM||Brenda Schwartz|
|November||5||Saturday||5:00 PM||Deceased Members of the Lacza Family, by the Family|
|November||6||Sunday||11:00 AM||St. Emeric Parishioners|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: During this Respect Life Month, I offered overview of the preeminent social issue of our time – abortion (and the matters connected to it). The widespread acceptance of the abortion, or the ignorance of this evil, has grown to such a degree, that St. John Paul II called it a “veritable structure of sin.” He continues:
This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable “culture of death.” This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency. Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favored tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. In this way a kind of “conspiracy against life” is unleashed. This conspiracy involves not only individuals in their personal, family or group relationships, but goes far beyond, to the point of damaging and distorting, at the international level, relations between peoples and States (Encyclical, Evangelium vitae, n. 12).
Let us fight the culture of death by the holiness of our lives, by learning more about life issues, by voting pro-life, by witnessing to our family and friends about our Lord Jesus Christ, by not being afraid to speak up when need be, and most of all by praying. “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens” (Eph. 6:12). Thus, through grace attained by turning to Jesus Christ, the culture of death can indeed be transformed, simply because the Gospel always has the power to transform the hearts of men…even when the culture seems most evil, hopeless and perverse.
ALL SAINTS (Holy Day of Obligation): This year the Solemnity of the All Saints falls on Tuesday and we are bound to attend Mass for this solemnity. To fulfill this obligation, we will have the following Masses: on Monday, October 31 at 6PM (in English); on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9AM and at 6:30PM (in Hungarian). An additional Mass will be said on Nov. 1st at 12Noon at St. Elizabeth Church.
ALL SOULS DAY: On Wednesday, November 2, we will celebrate the All Souls Day. An extra Mass will be said in the evening (6 PM) which will be offered for those who have died from our parish since the previous All Souls Day. If you would like to add some other names, please let me know.
SECOND COLLECTION: The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith supports the work and witness of the Missions. Thank you for your generosity.
OUR PATRONAL FEAST will be celebrated on November 6 and Fr. Péter Boksay, Administrator, St. Emilian, Brunswick, OH (byzantine Catholic parish) will be our homilist. We will begin with a Eucharistic Adoration. The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed at 10AM and a period of silence and prayers will follow. At the same time, Fr. Boksay will begin to hear confessions. At 10:45AM we will have the Benediction. This will be followed by the Solemn Mass at 11AM. Following the Mass, we will have a sit down meal. The menu will be: traditional rich chicken soup, roast pork with mushroom sauce, rice pilaf, cucumber salad, bread, Hungarian style pastry, coffee. The cost of the meal will be $25 and $13 for students (free for children of six years of age or under) and you can register with Maria Zsula (216-676-5863) or Maria Meszaros (440-331-0391).
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: (10/23) – Sunday Collection: $1,105; maintenance: $2,535.51. 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, Rose Dudevszky, Teréz Kalász, Lajos Boday, Julius Skerlan, Márta Takács, Elizabeth Takacs, and Zsuzsanna Hunyadi.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Attila Balogh.
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