4th SUNDAY OF LENT – March 14, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget you!

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Rose M. Spremulli, by Leonard Toth

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

March19Friday12 NoonFrances A. Tarnowski
March20Saturday9:00 AMLatin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Kotlinksi, OSB
March21Sunday9:15 AMKaren Wiltman, by Phil & Julia Lucchese

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: On the topic of the modern world separating Christ from the Cross we have the continuation of the quote of Ven. Bishop Fulton Sheen (1895-1979): “The Western post-Christian civilization has picked up the Christ without His Cross. But a Christ without a sacrifice that reconciles the world to God is a cheap, feminized, colorless, itinerant preacher who deserves to be popular for His great Sermon on the Mount, but also merits unpopularity for what He said about His Divinity on the one hand, and divorce, judgment, and hell on the other. This sentimental Christ is patched together with a thousand commonplaces, sustained sometimes by academic etymologists who cannot see the Word for the letters, or distorted beyond personal recognition by a dogmatic principle that anything which is Divine must necessarily be a myth. Without His Cross, He becomes nothing more than a sultry precursor of democracy or a humanitarian who taught brotherhood without tears.”  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/

NEXT SUNDAY SECOND COLLECTION will be for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This Collection supports the Church in more than 25 countries that still struggle to recover from former communist rule. Funds from this Collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the Church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the Collection next week.

On MARCH 15 WE COMMEMORATE THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION of 1848-1849, one of the most determinative events in Hungary’s modern history, forming a cornerstone of modern Hungarian national identity.

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: Miklós Peller, and those who gave their lives in the 1848-49 Hungarian Revolution.

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

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 9:15 AM Mass (St. Elizabeth of Hungary) is 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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