5th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – February 7, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Steven & Renee Spisak (special intention), by Mary Spisak

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

February13Saturday9:00 AMLatin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Bede Kotlinski, OSB
February14Sunday9:15 AMFerenc Frendl and János Oravec, by Franciska Frendl

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA Today I would like to offer a brief catechesis on the reception of the Eucharist. As you all know, the Most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist is our greatest treasure, because It contains the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. In other words, because of the unfathomable mercy and love of our God we are able to receive our God in the Eucharist. This is the reason why the Church is always very careful when handling the Eucharist. When you come to receive communion, you always have a right to receive on tongue. If you are receiving in hand, please extend your palms straight (so that the Host does not slide down) and place one hand under the other. There is no need to take the Eucharist from the minister; the minister will place It in your hand. Once you have the Eucharist in your palm, step to the left or right (depending which way you are going back to your pew), and consume the Eucharist immediately. No one should leave the altar area without consuming the Eucharist first. I need to see (at least from the corner of my eyes) that you are consuming the Eucharist. If I am not certain and see you leaving, I will walk up to you to make sure that you have received It. Please, do not take that personally; I am doing it for our Lord Jesus Christ. The most important element of receiving is our disposition. We can receive Eucharist if we are practicing Catholics, have followed the one hour fast before the reception of the Sacrament, and there is no mortal sin on our hearts. Let us never take the Eucharist for granted, but let us approach this Most August Sacrament with a grateful and prayerful spirit. St. John Vianney said: “There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us.”  God bless! Fr. Bona

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/

PORK and RICE SAUSAGE TAKEOUT: Today (February 7) is the last day to order a takeout of uncooked pork or rice sausages at St. Emeric. Pickup will be on February 13 (3PM – 5PM and 5:50PM-6PM) and February 14 (12:15-3PM) at St. Emeric. To order, please, call one of the ladies, Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Mária Mészáros 440-331-0391.  The price for 3lb of uncooked pork sausage or uncooked rice sausage is $18. You may pay for the order (1) online on the St. Emeric website https://stemeric.com/donations/ ; (2) send in the check to St. Emeric; (3) or, place an exact amount in an unsealed envelope when picking up your order (no change will be given). Prepay payment method #1 or method #2 would be most helpful, if at all possible.

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, Betty Ferenci, 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/saintemeric/ and on our website, https://stemeric.com/

This post is also available in: Hungarian

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