TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME – October 2, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Deceased Members of the Kezdi Family, by the Family

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

October 3 Monday 9:00 AM Ádám Matavovszky, by Marcsi Matavovszky
October 4 Tuesday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric parishes
October 5 Wednesday   No Mass
October 6 Thursday   No Mass
October 7 Friday   No Mass
October 8 Saturday 5:00 PM Gyula & Mária Szarka, by Frank Szendrey
October 9 Sunday 11:15 AM Piri Beodray, by the Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Every October the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning to the end of their lives, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.

Out of all the issues, the threat of abortion remains the Church’s preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.

Even though the Supreme Court’s ruling struck down the Roe v. Wade decision, our efforts to protect the unborn remain as important as ever. The issue of the protection of the unborn is now fought on the state level. Evil always wants to spread and thus it is no coincidence that in states that promote abortion the matters become progressively worse as all the restrictions are removed one by one and even the door to infanticide is open. Additionally, many proponents of abortion contaminate many other important issues by inserting it into legislation regarding immigration, care for the poor, and health care reform.

This is a black and white issue and there is no such thing as privately being opposed, but publically supporting it (for the sake of others who may want to have that legal option). Abortion is a murder and it does not depend on whether one “believes” in it or not. It is a scientific fact that life begins at conception. By fighting to ban abortion, we are not forcing our beliefs on others. This is natural (divine) law binding everyone. It is common sense.

THANKYOUS: (1) I would like to thank all of you who have worked so much in these last few weeks in beautifying our parish and its grounds, fixing things, and in preparing for the visit of Katalin Novák, the president of Hungary. I appreciate your dedication and hard work.

(2) This week we received a note from the diocesan Office of Youth Ministry: “Fr. Bona and the St. Emeric Parish Family, Thank you so much for opening your doors and hosting 9Nights of Night Prayer. We brought a group of youth ministers from the Blessed Carlo Institute one evening and felt so welcomed by your great hospitality. It was wonderful to see your beautiful church and pray with you. May God continue to bless you!” I would like add my own thank you to you for representing our parish so well.

(3) Thank you very much for your continuous support of the parish. In the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2022, we were able to save $24,000. The detailed report is posted on the bulletin board in the vestibule.

TEMPORARY CHANGES IN MASS SCHEDULE: For the first time since 2018, priests of the Diocese are meeting in Convocation from the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 4th through Friday, Oct. 7th. On Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday of this week, there will be no daily Mass. Also, the week of October 10, I will be participating at a canon law conference here in Cleveland. The same week we are planning to begin the installation of the air-conditioning units. Consequently, the week of Oct. 10-14, the daily Masses will be at 7:30 AM (with the exception of Friday, the 14th, when it will be at 8 AM).

WASHER: Three men from the Kőrősi Csoma Sándor program will be living in our guesthouse. If you know someone who is disposing of their older, but still in working condition washer, please let us know.

AIR CONDITIONING FUNDRAISER (FINAL UPDATE): We did it! Thanks to your generosity and the equally generous matching gift, we were able to raise $80,007 towards the installation of air conditioning in the church. We surpassed our goal of $79,000 in only two and half months! Amazing and thanks be to God! Having reached our goal, we are closing the fundraising drive. Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated. God bless you all!

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: (9/25) – Sunday Collection: $820. 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, and Márta Takács.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and https://stemeric.com/

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