RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Blessed are those who fear the Lord.
At the Shrine of St. Elizabeth of Hungary:
SOLEMNITY of ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY – November 19, 2023
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I will bless the Lord at all times!
TODAY’S MASS INTENTIONS:
9AM: Anna Kacsala, by Mary Spisak
11:30AM: Victor & Charlotte Falk, by Ildikó Peller
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|November||20||Monday||9:00 AM||For the Parishioners of St. Emeric Parish|
|November||21||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Teréz Dunai, by the Family|
|November||22||Wednesday||9:00 AM||Rozália Keresztes, by the Karácsony Family|
|November||23||Thursday||9:00 AM||Benefactors of St. Emeric parish|
|November||24||Friday||9:00 AM||Celebrant’s Intention|
|November||25||Saturday||5:00 PM||All the Faithful Departed|
|November||26||Sunday||9:00 AM||Robert Korman, by Mary Spisak|
|November||26||Sunday||11:00 AM||Mária Szagmajszter, by Margit Csiszár|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) Today (Sunday), at the Shrine of St. Elizabeth of Hungary we are celebrating the solemnity of St. Elizabeth, the patron of the shrine church. Whenever a consecrated church celebrates the feast of its patron, the liturgical law makes it a solemnity. As such, it then supersedes an ordinary Sunday. A warm welcome also to our guests who may be visiting our shrine church today. We are happy to be here celebrating a Mass and we are happy that you are here today with us.
(2) On this occasion, I would like to thank all of you who have contributed with your gifts, talents and treasures to this celebration. Thank you also to those from the Latin Mass community who helped with preparations. Everyone’s generosity is greatly appreciated.
(3) The Vatican Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith (DDF) in response to a question from a Filipino bishop recently reaffirmed the long-standing position of the Catholic Church that being an active Freemason constitutes a state of grave sin. “Active membership in Freemasonry by a member of the faithful is forbidden,” said the letter, signed by Pope Francis and DDF Prefect Cardinal Victor Fernández. Practically speaking, in order to be able to to receive Holy Communion, one must renounce membership in Freemasonry. Even though Freemasons do not consider Freemasonry to be a religion; they act as one. They have altars at their lodges, they engage in secret rituals, and they say prayers to a generic conception of God, which they often call the “Great Architect of the Universe.” In their teaching under the guise of tolerance, they promote religious indifferentism and naturalism. Meaning, they claim that all religions are the same and that no dogma of religion or truth is allowed unless it can be understood by the human intelligence, nor any teacher is allowed who ought to be believed by reason of his authority. (catholicnewsagency.com – modified)
ONLINE HELP: The Altar Guild and the parish are looking for a volunteer, who would be able to help sell some of our items (e.g., bazaar items, books) online for the support of the parish.
PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY: On this day the Church celebrates the anniversary of the consecration of a new Church dedicated to Mary (543), built near the Temple of Jerusalem. In the apocryphal Gospel of the James, we read that Mary, when she was three years old, was offered to God by her parents in the temple. This was commemorated very early in the Eastern Church. In the Western Church, Pope Gregory IX allowed the celebration of this feast at the beginning of the 14th century, and Pope Sixtus IV extended it to the whole Church in 1472. Today we celebrate this day together with Eastern Christians on the same day, November 21.
ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY: In Hungary, she is celebrated on November 19, but in the rest of the world she is commemorated on November 17. She was the daughter of King Endre II of Hungary, wife of Louis, Landgrave of Thuringia, and mother of three children. After the death of her husband, she endured humiliation with a cheerful spirit, and following the example of St. Francis of Assisi, she accepted poverty and devoted herself to caring for the sick. She died at the age of twenty-four (1231) and was canonized a few years later.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: Collection: $1,968; in honor of St. Emeric: $1,720; Special donation: $225; candles: $336. 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, especially for Rozália Vékony, Kamilla (Benz) Szabó, and Joseph Lipovits. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!
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