22ND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – August 29, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Kamilla, Kathy Szabó, by Phil & Julie Lucchese


September4Saturday No Mass
September5Sunday9:15 AMStephen & Magda Spisak, by Magda Wood

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Maybe you have noticed it, too. More and more drivers, when stopped at the red light at an intersection, are distracted by their cell phones and do not react when the light turns to green. A gentle tap on the horn is required to bring them back to reality. The inattentiveness impacts the safety of their own journey (one study shows that it could take up to 27 seconds to regain full attention after being distracted by the phone) and it has an effect on others around them as well (for example, delaying them). 

Something similar happens in spiritual life as well when we do not pay attention to what truly matters. We stop moving and with our example or attitude, we impact the greater Church as well. To keep advancing and growing in spiritual life means that we pay attention to things around us. It must be a conscious decision to live a life that is authentically reflecting our Catholic Faith and this decision must be renewed daily. Growing in holiness is not automatic (even if the grace of God works in a mysterious way). Sometimes we may receive “a gentle tap on the horn” to get moving. This reminder can come in many a form: someone explains to us the teaching of Jesus Christ and His Church that we have forgotten or neglected; perhaps reading a good Catholic book opens our mind; a spouse or a friend challenges us… Usually, when a driver gets honked at for his inattention, he quickly apologizes and gets moving. This can be a template for our spiritual life, too. When we receive a little nudge to get moving, let us apologize to our Lord and let’s get moving immediately.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (8/22): Sunday offering: $917. 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/

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: Legion of Mary Cleveland West Comitium invites you to attend Holy Mass and participate in a traditional Eucharistic Procession on Saturday September 4, 2021. The Mass will be at 11:00 AM and the procession will begin at 12:00 PM at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. The Cathedral is located at 1007 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44114. 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 Holy Mass with Father Kevin Estabrook, our 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 https://www.facebook.com/legionofmarynorthernohio/  All are welcome to attend.

NEXT SUNDAY: The 65th Hungarian Scout Picnic/ Festival will be celebrated next Sunday, September 5, at the German Central Park, 7863 York Rd. Flag raising at 10:30AM, Mass celebrated at 11:00.  Kitchens open at 12 noon. Live music, folk dance, programs until 7 PM closing.  Admission $7., under 10 free. All are invited to enjoy the festivities while supporting the Hungarian scouts.

PRO-LIFE EVENT: “Day LIFE Saving Time”—a huge prolife event!  You are invited to join your fellow Catholics from parishes all throughout the diocese of Cleveland at 9:00 – 11:30 am on Sat., Sept. 18, as we witness in song and prayer to the sanctity of unborn life with a Eucharistic Procession at Preterm abortion facility (close to Shaker Square).  Our procession will be followed by celebration of Mass by Fr. Max Cole at nearby Our Lady of Peace Church.  We need YOU to join us as we “shout for the unborn”, as Joshua shouted for victory at Jericho, following God’s command.  Free parking. For more details, visit our website at DayLifeSavingTime.com or email DayLifeSavingTime@yahoo.com

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

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, Funeral Mass for John Juhász, Jr. will be on September 18 at 10:30am at St. Emeric.

THIS SUNDAY the 9:15 AM Mass from St. Elizabeth church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saint-elizabeth-of-hungary-church-cleveland-oh-384926355393572  and on the website, https://stemeric.com/

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