RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The Lord comes to rule the earth with justice.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Luca Gerő, by the Family
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|November||14||Monday||9:00 AM||Parishioners of St. Emeric and Elizabeth parishes|
|November||15||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Carolyn Scanlon|
|November||16||Wednesday||9:00 AM||László Győri, by Zsuzsanna Győri|
|November||17||Thursday||9:00 AM||David Carollo|
|November||18||Friday||9:00 AM||István Bacskádi|
|November||19||Saturday||5:00 PM||Anna Kacsala, by Mary Spisak|
|November||20||Sunday||11:15 AM||Victor & Charlotte Falk, by Ildikó Peller|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: As you are aware, the central part of the Mass is occupied by a special prayer known as Eucharistic Prayer that contains the words of consecration. There are several options (with some limitations) that can be utilized for the choice of a Eucharistic Prayer. However, the first Eucharistic Prayer, also called the Roman Canon, stands out.
“The Roman Canon, by virtue of its universal and nearly unaltered usage over nearly 1500 years, holds a unique and venerable place among the canons and, as such, is not just one among several equal options. It is the only Canon that liturgical directives say “may always be used” (GIRM 365a).” (Fr. David Friel, S.T.D.)
Every Eucharistic Prayer has a Commemoration (Memento) of the Living as well as the Faithful Departed. While the rubrics of the other Eucharistic Prayers do not call for a moment of silence at these moments, the Roman Canon does. In the Roman Canon, the Memento of the living takes place before the Consecration while the commemoration of the faithful departed is afterwards.
(1) Commemoration of the Living is a remembrance at Mass of those for whom priest and people wish to pray specially. At the words “Remember, Lord, your servants…” the priest pauses and this is the moment to call to mind, silently mention by name, the living for whom we would like to pray. Then after this pause, the priest continues with a general remembrance of the living.
(2) Memento of the Faithful Departed takes place when the priest prays: “Remember also, Lord, your servants, who have gone before us with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep of peace.” In the ensuing moment of silence, we can call to mind the deceased relatives and friends for whom we would like to pray and offer some of the fruits of the Mass.
Sometimes it is beneficial even before the Mass begins to prepare ourselves for these moments by quieting ourselves down and making an intention to offer prayers for specific people. St. Padre Pio celebrated the mass very reverently, often meditating deeply on every word. He especially made long pauses at the two aforementioned Mementos. At times he trembled and wiped the tears from his eyes with a handkerchief. He once said that during the Mass the Lord allowed him to mystically see all of his spiritual children – those who were living as well as those who had already passed away (Padre Pio Newsletter, Issue 46, January-March 2011, p. 2).
Let us take advantage of these moments when the priest uses the Roman Canon at Mass. Gift of prayer is always a great gift. God bless, Fr. Bona
A BIG THANK YOU to all of you who helped with or supported OUR PATRONAL FEAST. I know that it takes a lot of work and sacrifice. The net proceeds from the dinner were around $4,000.00. The donations in honor of St. Emeric: $1,315. I appreciate all the efforts that you put into preparing a worthy celebration of St. Emeric and welcoming Fr. Boksay.
PLEASE, WELCOME the celebrant of our Sunday Mass, Fr. Ted Marszal. This Sunday I am at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish for the celebrations of the patronal feast-day.
TO HELP WITH YOUR HOLIDAY COOKING: and for the benefit of St. Emeric church, the ladies will be making stuffed cabbage — for take-out only. Six (6) cabbage rolls (fully cooked, just heat and eat): $18. To place your order please call by Wednesday, November 16, Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Maria Meszaros 440-331-0391. Pick up: Saturday (Nov. 19), before the 5pm mass or Sunday (Nov. 20), before or after the 11:15 mass in the church hall.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: (11/6) – Sunday Collection: $3,140; Air-condition: $40; maintenance: $10. 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, and Zsuzsanna Hunyadi.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: especially for Elizabeth Takacs, who was buried from St. Emeric this past week.
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