FEAST of ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY – November 15, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I will bless the Lord at all times!

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Karen Therese Wiltman, by Phil & Julie Lucchese

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

November21Saturday9:00AMLatin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Bede Kotlinski OSB
November22Sunday9:30AMKati Parey, by Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Saint Elizabeth was the daughter of King Andrew II of Hungary and Gertrude of Merania. According to tradition, she was born in Hungary, possibly in the castle of Sárospatak or Pozsony on 7 July 1207. At the age of four, Elizabeth was brought to the court of the rulers of Thuringia in central Germany, to be betrothed to Louis IV, Landgrave of Thuringia (also known as Ludwig IV). In 1221, at the age of fourteen, Elizabeth married Louis; and the marriage appears to have been happy. In 1223, Franciscan friars arrived, and the teenage Elizabeth not only learned about the ideals of Francis of Assisi, but started to live them. Louis was not upset by his wife’s charitable efforts, believing that the distribution of his wealth to the poor would bring eternal reward; he is venerated in Thuringia as a saint, though he was never canonized by the Church. After the untimely death of her husband in 1227, Elizabeth left the court at Wartburg and moved to Marburg in Hesse. There she made private solemn vows similar to those of a nun. She continued to exercise her charity: she built a hospital at Marburg for the poor and the sick with the money from her dowry, where she and her companions cared for them. In 1231, Elizabeth died in Marburg at the age of twenty-four. She was canonized in 1235 and is honored by the Third Order of St. Francis as its patroness. Happy Feast-day of St. Elizabeth! God bless! Fr. Bona

The weekly television Mass produced by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is moving to a new TV channel and new time slot. Starting on Nov. 22, the Sunday television Mass will be seen at 10 a.m. on WUAB Channel 43, the CW43. This change provides viewers with an opportunity to take part in the weekly celebration of the Mass at a much more convenient time. In addition, WUAB Channel 43 is an over-the-air station that is accessible even to those without cable TV.

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. CONFESSIONBefore Mass and by appointment.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED – it is a spiritual work of mercy.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Betty Ferenci, 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 11:00AM Mass will be livestreamed from St. Elizabeth Church; found on https://www.facebook.com/Saint-Elizabeth-of-Hungary-Church-Cleveland-OH-384926355393572/

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