3rd SUNDAY OF LENT – March 7, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, you have the words of everlasting life.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Jenő Váncsa, by Karácsony Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

March13Saturday9:00 AMLatin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Kotlinksi, OSB
March14Sunday9:15 AMRose M. Spremulli, by Leonard Toth

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: We are well into the season of Lent – a season in which we meet the suffering Christ. I would like to share with you a quote by Ven. Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979) on the topic of Christ and his Cross: “The modern world, which denies personal guilt and admits only social crimes, which has no place for personal repentance but only public reforms, has divorced Christ from His Cross; the Bridegroom and Bride have been pulled apart. What God hath joined together, men have torn asunder. As a result, to the left is the Cross; to the right is Christ. Each has awaited new partners who will pick them up in a kind of second and adulterous union. Communism comes along and picks up the meaningless Cross; Western post-Christian civilization chooses the unscarred Christ. Communism has chosen the Cross in the sense that it has brought back to an egotistic world a sense of discipline, self-abnegation, surrender, hard work, study, and dedication to supra-individual goals. But the Cross without Christ is sacrifice without love. Hence, Communism has produced a society that is authoritarian, cruel, oppressive of human freedom, filled with concentration camps, firing squads, and brain-washings.” (Life of Christ, 1958). The second part of the quote (on the choice of the Western post-Christian civilization) will be published next week. I keep you all in my prayers. Fr. Bona.  

A Review of Lenten Regulations for Latin Catholics: 1. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength, may be taken according to one’s needs, but together they should not equal another full meal. 2. All Fridays during Lent are days of abstinence from meat. 3. The obligation to abstain from meat commences at 14 years old. 4. The obligation to fast commences at 18 years of age and ends at 59 years of age.

We discontinued the use of our P.O. Box! For sending mail to us, please use the address above.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: 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/

ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, SICK VISITATION, or ARRANGE FOR MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL please call the Rectory. CONFESSIONBefore Mass and by appointment.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó and Anna Melega.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

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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