RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, come to my aid!
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Parishioners of St. Emeric and St. Elizabeth parishes
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|August||15||Monday||9:00 AM||Fr. Carl Uhler|
|August||15||Monday||7:00 PM||Celebrant’s Intention|
|August||16||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Helen Kacsala, by Mary Spisak|
|August||17||Wednesday||9:00 AM||Andrew & Teresa Misbrener, by Fr. David Misbrener|
|August||18||Thursday||9:00 AM||Stefan Pigler, by a friend|
|August||19||Friday||9:00 AM||Fr. Robert Glepko|
|August||20||Saturday||5:00 PM||Irene Schrank (sp. intention)|
|August||21||Sunday||11:15 AM||Maria Cziraky, by Dr. Ildiko Sipos|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) Yesterday (August 13th) at St. Colman was the memorial Mass for Fr. Robert T. Begin who died on July 24th. He was 84 years old. Fr. Begin has endeared himself to many at St. Emeric parish by being there for the parishioners in the most difficult moments of the parish’s history. Our sympathy, condolences and prayers to his family. As I mention at every funeral, let us pray for the repose of his soul, may the grace of Christ’s mercy be shown to him, and may he spend as little time in purgatory as possible.
Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
(2) On Monday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. This year, because it falls on Monday, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. However, we will offer an extra Mass that day. In addition to our usual 9AM Mass, we will have a 7PM Mass in English. I will also offer a Noon Mass at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish. Let us thank our Blessed Mother for her continued help and protection.
(3) We have had some good responses to our 9 Nights of Night Prayers. The last night will be on Monday, on the Solemnity of Assumption. After the night prayer on this day, we will have an ice-cream social. Country Parlour Ice Cream is donating the ice cream. As far as the ice cream itself is concerned, the company created a special flavor called Regina caeli. It is sweet like Our Lady, and will taste like a white chocolate chip/macadamia nut cookie.
EMERIC – AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION: Thank you very much for all those who have already donated to our fundraising campaign! We truly appreciate your kindness and generosity. As of August 12, we have collected over $13,000 towards our goal of installing air-conditioning units in the church ($79,000). All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated and can be made with your donations in the weekly offertory basket with a check or an envelope marked “For air conditioning,” on our website with a note of the same, or on gofundme.com. Thank you very much!
STEPHEN DAY PICNIC: Our St. Stephen Day Picnic will be on August 21. Mass of St. Stephen will be at 11:15AM, Picnic food from 12:30-4PM (Debrecen sausage, stuffed cabbage, gyulás, bread, lángos (elephant ear), cookies, coffee; children menu: hotdogs). A blessing of giant bread at 1PM, music throughout. No need to RSVP.
SAINT HELEN: Saint Helen, also known as St. Helena, is the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. Tradition attributes to her the discovery of the cross of Jesus. When Constantine ascended to the throne in 306, he took his mother to the imperial court with him and gave her the title of empress dowager and free disposal of the treasury. At that time, Helen’s image was minted on coins as well. In 326, she made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, visited the holy places of Christianity, and had churches built in Bethlehem and on the Mount of Olives. According to a fourth century tradition, the crosses of Jesus and those of the two criminals, as well as the tools of the crucifixion, were found on Golgotha. The place was not easy to find because during the Roman persecutions, a temple with a statue of Venus was erected (on Golgotha) so that whoever goes there to honor Christ would appear to be honoring Venus. Therefore, Christians avoided the place, and it was almost forgotten. When Helen found the place based on a heavenly sign, she had everything that belonged to the pagan cult removed from there, and after digging deep (in a rock cavity) they found the three crosses. She had a crown and a bridle bit made for Constantine from the nails, and she took the cross to Rome and built the Basilica of the Holy Cross. Her name is also associated with the discovery of the remains of the Three Wise Men, currently kept in Cologne Cathedral. She is revered as a saint, and her feast day in the Roman Catholic Church is on August 18.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (8/7): Sunday Collection: $992; In loving memory of John Juhász, Jr.: $400. May God reward your generosity. 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, Gerő Kondray, Lajos Boday, and Julius Skerlan.
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