RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I will bless the Lord at all times!
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lechner, by Lenny Toth
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|November||19||Saturday||9:00 AM||Traditional Latin Mass|
|November||20||Sunday||9:15 AM||Living and Deceased Members of the Karetka Family, by Antal Karetka|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today we celebrate the Feast of St. Elizabeth, the patron of our church. Her feast in the Hungarian calendar is on November 19 (in the universal calendar on the 17th), but the diocesan liturgical regulations allow the holiday to be moved to the nearest available Sunday. A warm welcome also to our guests who may be visiting our church today. We are happy that you are here today and we hope to see you again (or perhaps more often here in our church).
As we celebrate our patron saint, we recall the great blessing of our church. As a parish, we have been in existence for 118 years. Imagine, the countless of sacraments having been celebrated in our church, the outpouring of consoling and strengthening graces that so many have experienced here. The church is always a symbol of God’s presence among his people. The reasons the Catholic Church wants to build beautiful and lasting churches is that we would know that (1) God in Jesus Christ has irrevocably entered our world, (2) have a special place where to meet our Lord, and (3) come to know the glories and beauty of the faith.
Also, we are reminded in a specific way how our parish contributed and helped the Hungarians in the greater Cleveland area throughout these years. However, all the little moments of getting together as Hungarians for different events, helping each other and cultivating friendships are valuable to us.
On this occasion, I would like to thank all of you (both parishioners and our friends) who have contributed with your gifts, talents and treasures to our parish. Your generosity is greatly appreciated and not taken for granted. As a thank you, in August I started a custom to have a monthly Mass said for our benefactors. Among the gifts that we can give to our parish is also prayer. We are a spiritual community first and our strength is derived from our faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Can I ask you for something? Would you be able to say three Hail Marys for our parish every day? It would be a tremendous help. I will continue to keep you all in my prayers. God bless, Fr. Bona
SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (11/6): Sunday Collection: $612. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. Thank you for sending in your offertory donation through the mail, or through the PayPal option found on the website: https://www.stelizabethcleveland.org/donations/
TO HELP WITH YOUR HOLIDAY COOKING: Ladies at St. Emeric church will be making stuffed cabbage — for take-out only. Six (6) cabbage rolls (fully cooked, just heat and eat): $18. To place your order please call by Wednesday, November 16, Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Maria Meszaros 440-331-0391. Pick up: Saturday (Nov. 19), before the 5pm mass or Sunday (Nov. 20), before or after the 11:15 mass in the church hall.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó, Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, and Alex Szaday.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen
A PRAYER SERVICE FOR DECEASED PRIESTS OF THE DIOCESE OF CLEVELAND will be on Monday, November 21st at 3 pm at Holy Cross Cemetery with Fr. Doug Brown leading the prayers. This prayer service is sponsored by AM 1260 The Rock, Cleveland’s Catholic Radio and the Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association. In our private prayers, let us remember all the deceased priests who served at St. Elizabeth of Hungary parish.
THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass from St. Elizabeth church will be 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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