15TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – July 11, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Borbála Karácsony, by Karácsony Family

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

July17Saturday9:00 AMTraditional Latin Mass
July18Sunday9:15 AMElizabeth Ferenczi, by Mary Ortelecan

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: I would like to share with you some updates. Now that the enacted restrictions are being lifted more and more, it was time to firm up the schedule of events for the remainder of this year. After some consultation a following decision was reached:

(1) As you have already noted, we are celebrating the Friends and Alumni summer dinner on July 25. The Mass will be at 11AM that day. For details see below.

(2) We will not organize the Harvest Festival this year. Given the circumstances, I did not feel comfortable to organize such a big event right away. I am hoping that in the future we can.

(3) The traditional Feast of St. Elizabeth will be observed on November 14.

(4) In Advent we will also have a musical program as well.

(5) Our big event that we are looking forward is the 100th anniversary of the consecration of our church building (February 2022) and the parish’s 130th anniversary. We have invited our diocesan bishop and other dignitaries. We are hoping to have the bells fixed by them and have them blessed. This will be an event of major significance for us and I believe that we should focus our energies in organizing it well. There will be a lot of eyes on us.

This is a sketch of the parish events for the foreseeable future. Perhaps, some others may happen as well. It always takes a lot of sacrifice, time, and strength to organize these events. Thank you to all of you who have helped and will assist in the future. I know that you are doing it for the love of the parish community of St. Elizabeth. Please, know that it is appreciated.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: On July 25, we will have The St. Elizabeth Friends & Alumni Dinner. All are invited.  For the serving of the meal we will be in need of some servers who would be willing take food to and from tables. Please, let me know if you are able to help. It is greatly appreciated. Also, if others would like to help in other capacity, please let me know as well. This will be our first social event open to the wider community after the health restrictions have been lifted. I am looking forward to it. 

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (7/4): Sunday offering: $575; Special donation: $400. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting the parish. Thank you for sending in your offertory donation through the mail. I know the times may be difficult for many people. If you are able at this time to send in your offertory donations, please do so by mail or use the PayPal option found on the website: https://www.stelizabethcleveland.org/donations/

THE SAINT ELIZABETH FRIENDS & ALUMNI SUMMER DINNER – JULY 25: All are cordially invited.  Menu: Chicken paprikás, cucumber salad, dessert, and coffee. Food catered by the Balaton Restaurant.  Cost is $18, students $10, children under 10 free.  Please make your reservation by calling Virginia Kachmar (home: 216-791-6270 or cell: 216-246-2370) by July 20. 

SAINT BENEDICT: On July 11, we celebrate the father of Western monasticism, Abbot St. Benedict, who is one of the most influential individuals in shaping the image of Christian Europe. He died in 547. He was appointed patron saint of Europe by Pope Paul VI. His rule is still followed by many: Benedictine monks, Cistercians, etc. Prayer and work (Ora et labora), contemplation and activity together give balance to the life of the Church. (Sine the feast falls on a Sunday, it is omitted this year).

The FEST: As summer quickly passes by, don’t miss out on the highlight of summer – The FEST.   It’s an amazing day of faith, family and fun. This year the FEST will be held at a NEW LOCATION! Join us on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Brookside Reservation in the Cleveland Metroparks. The 132 acres of Brookside will allow for plenty of room for you to enjoy great music, inspiring displays and vendors, along with many opportunities for prayer and inspiration. Mass with Bishop Malesic will be at 8 pm.   Get all the details and ticket information by going to:  www.theFEST.us 

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó and Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and on the website, https://stemeric.com/

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