22nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – August 30, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: For † Parey Family and Bill Zadesky, by Parey family


September5Saturday No Latin Mass
September6Sunday9:30AMWilliam and Betty Toth, by Bob Toth and Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: I will not be here next week. The reason is that I will be at my annual retreat (spiritual exercises). However, I will be keeping you all in my prayers. If there is an emergency please call the parish nearest to you. I will leave on Sunday afternoon and will be back on Friday evening. God bless! Fr. Bona

CLARIFICATION on words of remembrance at funerals: Sharing of memories of the deceased is a natural instinct that helps us to bring about healing and consolation at the time of mourning. Because of its highly personal nature, the engaging in sharing of consoling memories is more appropriate at the vigil (wake), burial at the cemetery, or at the funeral receptions as they provide more intimate and appropriate setting. While it is not necessary, sharing of some words of remembrance by a family member or friend before the final commendation at the funeral Mass is permitted at the discretion of the pastor. Because of the past misuses of this option, the Diocese of Cleveland has enacted a policy in 2002 to regulate this practice in parishes. The policy clarifies that if the family decides to utilize this option, only one person is allowed to speak (cf. Order of Christian Funerals, 170). The remarks are to be brief (max. 5 minutes), should be prepared beforehand (one typewritten page or two hand-written pages), and submitted to the priest in advance. The content is to be reverent and appropriate. I always meet with the families of the deceased who share with me their memories and how the person lived his or her faith. This way a personal touch and the connection of the person to our Lord Jesus Christ is always incorporated into the homily, even if the family chooses not to offer words of remembrance. The most important thing, however, is to always keep those who have gone before us in our prayers and recommend them to God’s love and mercy. Thank you for your understanding.

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: Legion of Mary Cleveland West Comitium invites you to a traditional Eucharistic Procession on Saturday September 5, 2020 at noon at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. The (less than one mile in distance) procession will be through the sidewalks of downtown Cleveland, as we walk, pray, and sing in honor of our Eucharistic Lord Jesus and Our Lady, the Blessed Virgin Mary. The event includes opening prayers and remarks by Father Kevin Estabrook, the Legion of Mary Comitium Spiritual Director, a procession with hymns, and a return to the Cathedral for the recitation of the Rosary and closing prayers. RSVP is not required. For further information email contact@legionofmarynorthernohio.org or send them a Facebook message.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: 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/

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: for Magdalena Jellinek, and for Steven Kálmán Hegedeős, whose Funeral Mass will be on Saturday September 19 at 11AM at St. Emeric church.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó and Anna Melega. May our Gracious Healer grant them healing of soul and body.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 9:30 AM Mass from St. Elizabeth will be livestreamed through St. Elizabeth’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Elizabeth-of-Hungary-Church-Cleveland-OH-384926355393572/

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