RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Praise the Lord, my soul!
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Barnabás Lacza, by the Family
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|September||26||Monday||9:00 AM||Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric parishes|
|September||27||Tuesday||9:00 AM||Celebrant’s Intention|
|September||28||Wednesday||9:00 AM||Holy Souls in Purgatory|
|September||29||Thursday||9:00 AM||Andrew Balunek, by George Balunek|
|September||30||Friday||9:00 AM||István & Katalin Palotay, by the Family|
|October||1||Saturday||5:00 PM||Jozsef Faklya, by Dr. Ildiko Sipos|
|October||2||Sunday||11:15 AM||Deceased Members of the Kezdi Family, by the Family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: This week we celebrate the feast of the three archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. This time last year, I wrote about St. Michael, and so this year I would like to share few words about St. Gabriel.
St. Gabriel is one of seven archangels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord. The name Gabriel means “Man of God” in Hebrew or “God has shown might.” He is often depicted with a spear in his right hand and a mirror of jasper with an X (the first letter of the word Christ in Greek) in his left hand. The mirror signifies the wisdom of God as a hidden mystery.
According to Sacred Scripture, the archangel Gabriel is the messenger angel who appeared to people in the Old Testament and the New Testament on many different occasions. It is said that:
- Gabriel taught the Prophet Moses in the wilderness in order to write the Book of Genesis.
- He revealed the coming of the Savior to the Prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:15-26 and 9:21-27.)
- He revealed to Saints Joachim and Anne the conception of the Virgin Mary.
- He appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptist. (Luke 1:10-20)
- In Gabriel’s best known and most celebrated appearance, he announced to Mary that she would bear a son, who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, and would be called Son of the Most High, and Savior of the World. (Luke 1:26-38)
- Gabriel may have been the unnamed angel, who appeared to St. Joseph in his sleep and instructed Joseph not to divorce Mary quietly. He explained that Mary’s child was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and that He would be named Emmanuel, which means God is with us. (Matthew 1:20-24)
- Gabriel may have been the angel who appeared to the shepherds near Bethlehem to announce the birth of Jesus. Luke 2:9-14)
- Gabriel may have been the angel mentioned by Luke who appeared to the Lord Jesus himself, in the Garden of Gethsemane before His Passion, to strengthen him. (Luke 22:43)
- Gabriel may have been the young man that Mark described who was seated in Jesus’ tomb and who also appeared to the myrrh-bearing women intending to anoint the body of Jesus. Mark said, “The young man clothed in a white robe told the women. ‘Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, he is going before you into Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.’’’ (Mark 16:5-7).
WELCOME: Since I am celebrating Mass at St. Elizabeth on the occasion of their Fall Harvest Dinner and Recital, please welcome Fr. Michael Petkosek, who will celebrate our Sunday Mass.
WASHER/DRYER: 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 and dryer, please let us know.
EMERIC – AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION: I continue to be amazed by your generosity. As of the printing of this bulletin, we are only $193 dollars away from reaching our fundraising goal of $79,000! Also, the good news is that we have reached the limit of the matching gift of $19,000. And all this in two months!! Your kindness and generosity is greatly appreciated. The contract has been signed this past week and we hope to begin to work on the installation as soon as we can. For those who wish to donate: contributions 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. Once we reach the goal, we will conclude our fundraising drive. God bless you all!
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: (9/18) – Sunday Collection: $1,326; Candles: $ 366. 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, especially for Gerő Kondray, who passed away this week and his funeral was celebrated on September 24 here at St. Emeric.
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