TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINAY TIME – September 4, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Pál Szendrey, by Frank Szendrey

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

September 5 Monday 9:00 AM Bernadett Baricza, by Marcsi Matavovszky
September 6 Tuesday 9:00 AM Parishioners of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric parishes
September 7 Wednesday 9:00 AM Attila Nemeth, by the Kézdi Family
September 8 Thursday 9:00 AM Holy Souls in purgatory
September 9 Friday 9:00 AM In thanksgiving of 27 years of Priesthood, by Fr. David Misbrener
September 10 Saturday 5:00 PM The Dobos Family, by Frank Dobos
September 11 Sunday 11:15 AM Fr. Robert T. Begin, by Éva Szabó

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: For some time now, a major concern of the bishops has been the declining belief in and lack of understanding of the Eucharist among the Catholic faithful. To counter is trend the bishops of the United States decided to hold a Eucharistic revival program. This program commenced with the Year of Diocesan Revival (June 19, 2022 – July 11, 2023). To this end, I would like to share with you the witness of the Early Church: how strongly they believed in the Eucharist.

  • On the Lord’s own day, assemble in common to break bread and offer thanks; but first confess your sins, so that your sacrifice may be pure. However, no one quarreling with his brother may join your meeting until they are reconciled; your sacrifice must not be defiled. For here we have the saying of the Lord: “In every place and time offer me a pure sacrifice; for I am a mighty King, says the Lord; and my name spreads terror among the nations.” (Didache, c. 50-90)
  • They [Gnostics] abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not admit that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, the flesh which suffered for our sins and which the Father, in His graciousness, raised from the dead. (St. Ignatius of Antioch, c. 107)
  • And this food is called among us the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined. For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink; but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God’s Word took flesh and blood for our salvation, so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the Word of prayer which comes from him, from which our flesh and blood are nourished by transformation, is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus. (St. Justin Martyr, c. 150)
  • [Christ] has declared the cup, a part of creation, to be his own Blood, from which he causes our blood to flow; and the bread, a part of creation, he has established as his own Body, from which he gives increase to our bodies. (St. Irenaeus of Lyons, c. 189)
  • The Word is everything to a child: both Father and Mother, both Instructor and Nurse. “Eat My Flesh,” He says, “and drink My Blood.” The Lord supplies us with these intimate nutrients. He delivers over His Flesh, and pours out His Blood; and nothing is lacking for the growth of His children. O incredible mystery! (St. Clement of Alexandria, c. 198)

WELCOME: Since I am celebrating Mass at the Scouts’ Day, please welcome Fr. Ted Marszal, who will celebrate our Sunday Mass.

CELEBRATION: This week on September 6, we are celebrating the 97th anniversary of the dedication of our church building. This day is a solemnity for us and will be liturgically observed.

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. With the MATCHING GIFT we have reached the mark of $49,000 towards our goal of installing air-conditioning units in the church ($79,000). Please remember, a generous friend of the parish has stepped forward and pledged to match the donations received from August 27 through September 25 – up to $19,000! All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated and now they are worth double! Please share this news with others and those who have not donated yet. 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. Thank you very much!!

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (8/28): Sunday Collection: $1,490. 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, Julius Skerlan, and Márta Takács.

WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE WILL NOT HAVE ONLINE STREAMING THIS SUNDAY.

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