RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I shall live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: John Kacsala, by Mary Spisak
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|October||17||Saturday||9:00AM||Latin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Bede Kotlinski OSB|
|October||18||Sunday||9:30AM||Joseph Petho, by Family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Our bishop, Bishop Edward Malesic has issued a letter (9/30/20) on the upcoming election (https://www.dioceseofcleveland.org/faithful-citizenship). Some copies are provided by the church doors and below are few excerpts. Let us keep praying! Fr. Bona
…In casting our ballot … we must have properly formed consciences. A properly formed conscience comes through prayer, Scripture and studying the teachings of the Church that is promoted and protected by the apostles and their successors, the bishops. … A well-formed conscience is devoted to doing God’s will more than it is to supporting any particular political party. As such, I wanted to write this letter to help you in forming your conscience in preparation for the vote that you will soon cast. Our bishops have said, and I agree with them, that “the threat of abortion remains our preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family and because of the number of lives destroyed.” The consistent teaching of the Church regarding the intrinsic evil of abortion seeks to secure all other rights as well. We are not a “single issue” church; there are other extremely important rights that we must defend, to be sure; but these additional rights flow from and are rooted in the fundamental right to life itself. St. Pope John Paul II stated, “Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights – for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture – is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination.” (Christifideles laici, No. 38)…
PRIVATE, DIRECTED RETREAT Women suffering after abortion are invited to begin their healing journey by scheduling an individual retreat at Bethesda House of Mercy during the months of October and November. Confession will be available. Social distancing and other guidelines due to Covid-19 will be followed. For more information, contact The Community of Jesus, the Living Mercy at 1-800-482-4100 or email at BethesdaHouse@aol.com
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/
ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, SICK VISITATION, or ARRANGE FOR MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL please call the Rectory. CONFESSION – Before Mass and by appointment.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: especially for Magdalena Jellinek whose funeral Mass will be here on October 17 at 10:30am.
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 MASS, for those who stay home during these times will be livestreamed from St. Emeric Church at 11AM Mass; found on https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/