RESP. PSALM: Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Deceased Members of the Mosoni Family, by Imre Karetka and the Family


May 20 Saturday 9:00 AM Traditional Latin Mass
May 21 Sunday 9:15 AM Kamila Szabó, by Éva Szabó

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: I will be away from the parish and will be back on 26th. There will not be weekday Masses at St. Emeric until the 29th and substitute priests will be covering the weekend Masses. If there is an emergency, please call your closest, neighboring parish. If there are funerals, please email me at and I will try to arrange for a priest. I keep you all in my prayers.

ASCENSION THURSDAY OR SUNDAY? This upcoming Thursday some countries will celebrate the Solemnity of the Ascension (Holy Day of Obligation), others will have it on Sunday. In US we have both options. Let me explain.

Historically, this feast was celebrated on Thursday. The Book of Acts tells of Jesus appearing to his followers for forty days after his resurrection. The 40th day after Easter Sunday will always be Thursday, therefore the Church, from very early on, celebrated Christ’s Ascension on this day. Why the change? This is a subject of great debate. However, the option of transferring this solemnity to a Sunday was provided by the 1983 Code of Canon Law. More specifically, the decision on when to celebrate the Ascension was given to the ecclesiastical province, if they wished to utilize it. An ecclesiastical province is a large archdiocese and other dioceses that are bound to it through geography or history. In the United States, there is typically one ecclesiastical province per state (in the Latin Rite). In the U.S., all ecclesiastical provinces have transferred the celebration of the Ascension to Sunday except Boston, Hartford, Philadelphia, and Omaha. Perhaps because these are among the oldest provinces in the country and decided to uphold tradition. Since, the Ascension is a holy day of obligation, those living in the aforementioned provinces, must attend Mass, while Catholics in other provinces do not.

HELP PROTECT THE DIGNITY OF LIFE IN OHIO: Life in its earliest and most vulnerable stages is threatened by groups proposing an amendment to the Ohio Constitution for the November 2023 ballot to expand and enshrine abortion at the expense of protections for preborn children and women. The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that “human life must be respected and protected absolutely from the moment of conception.” The Church accompanies and supports women struggling with the acceptance of pregnancies and mothers through programs like Walking with Moms in Need and the services of Catholic Charities. The bishops of Ohio strongly encourage Catholics statewide to unite in prayer and work to defeat this proposed amendment and its grave consequences for women and preborn children in Ohio. Protect Them Both materials about the proposed amendment are available in the back of the church, by the main doors.

  • Protect Them Both Prayer Card: Unite with Catholics across Ohio in asking God to strengthen us as we defend and accompany mothers and preborn children
  • Dignity of Life Threatened in Ohio Flyer: Learn more about the proposed amendment and what you can do now

These are the first of many resources that will be available to help defeat the proposed amendment. Learn more about the Protect Them Both campaign and access resources online at:

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. Weekend totals will be in the future bulletin. Thank you for sending in your offertory donation through the mail, or through the PayPal option found on the website:

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó, Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, and Virginia Kachmar.

NO ONLINE STREAMING FOR THIS SUNDAY and NEXT SUNDAY. I am away from the parish and there are no Hungarian Masses at St. Emeric or St. Elizabeth parishes. Livestreaming will return on May 28th.


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