23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME “B” – September 5, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Praise the Lord, my soul!

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Stephen & Magda Spisak, by Magda Wood

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

September11Saturday9:00 AMTraditional Latin Mass
September12Sunday9:15 AMDeceased Members of Székely & Keresztes Families

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: A great pro-life victory! From the statement of the bishops of Texas:

This week in Texas a law protecting the unborn from abortion, once a heartbeat is detected, went into effect. For the first time since Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed a prolife law to remain while litigation proceeds in lower courts. We celebrate every life saved by this legislation. Opponents of the law argue the term “heartbeat” is misleading. They call it “embryonic cardiac activity” or worse, “electrically induced flickering of embryonic tissue.” These attempts to dehumanize the unborn are disturbing.

Abortion is a human rights issue; the most fundamental human right is the right to life. Abortion is not healthcare. Abortion is not freedom. Abortion does not help women. Abortion is never the answer. It is always the violent taking of innocent human life.

We cannot turn away and say that, since the killing of another person takes place within the body of a woman, we as a society should not care, any more than when someone is killed within the privacy of a home or in a public venue.

Indeed, this law is a great news and I hope that other states will follow. What was sad to see, though, was the reaction of the mainstream, media, the so-called Catholic politicians, and other personalities who acted as if the WWIII has been unleashed and they must fight with everything at their disposal to reverse the situation. This is just a reminder that the fight is never over and we must persevere. We may feel overwhelmed at times by the ferocity of the pro-abortion crowd, but God is with us and not with them. Let us pray for the conversion of hearts and minds so all people will respect the dignity of the human person from conception to natural death.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (8/29): Sunday offering: $517. Special donation: $200. 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/

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

52ND INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS will be held this week in Budapest, Hungary, from September 5-12. This one-week event celebrates the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Live coverage will be provided by EWTN.

DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH TEACHES? A lot of people do. As students go back to school perhaps now is the perfect time to tune in and listen to Catholic Answers Live as they explain and defend the Catholic faith by answering your questions about what the church actually teaches. Tune in to AM 1260 The Rock Sunday through Friday from 6 to 8 PM or listen live at am1260therock.com. Have a question?  Call in at 1-888-31-TRUTH

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 we will not livestream the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

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