RESP. PSALM: I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Erzsébet Csók, by the Csók Family


July 14 Saturday 9:00 AM Traditional Latin Mass
July 15 Sunday 9:15 AM Sándor Incze, by the Karácsony Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA On July 11, we celebrate the memorial of St. Benedict of Nursia, the founder of the Benedictine order and the co-patron of Europe. The Benedictines celebrate his feastday on March 21. Associated with him is a medal (pictured on the cover of this bulletin). Originally, it had a simpler design, but in 1880 monk Desiderius Lenz, of the Beuron Art School designed a jubilee version (commemorating the 1400th anniversary of the birth of St. Benedict) and it became the most popular design. There is a lot of symbolism present in the medal.

On the back of the medal is Saint Benedict holding a cross in his right hand, the Christian symbol of salvation, and in the left his Rule for Monasteries. To Benedict’s right, below the cross, is a poisoned cup, a reference to the legend that hostile monks attempted to poison him, and the cup containing poisoned wine shattered when the saint made the sign of the cross over it. To his left, below the rule, the raven that carried off a loaf of poisoned bread. From this is derived the tradition that the medal protects against poisoning.

Above the cup and raven are the words Crux sancti patris Benedicti (‘The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict’). Surrounding the figure of Saint Benedict are the words Eius in obitu nostro praesentia muniamur! (‘May we be strengthened by his presence in the hour of our death’), since Benedictines regarded him as a particular patron of a happy death. Below the icon of St. Benedict, it is written ‘EX SM Casino, MDCCCLXXX’ and it means ‘Found out from the holy Casino mountain in 1880.’

On the front is a cross, containing the letters C S S M L – N D S M D, initials of the words Crux sacra sit mihi lux! Nunquam draco sit mihi dux! (‘May the holy cross be my light! May the dragon never be my overlord!’). The large C S P B stand for Crux Sancti Patris Benedicti (‘The Cross of [our] Holy Father Benedict’). Surrounding the back of the medal are the letters V R S N S M V – S M Q L I V B, in reference to Vade retro satana: Vade retro Satana! Numquam suade mihi vana! Sunt mala quae libas. Ipse venena bibas! (‘Begone Satan! Never tempt me with your vanities! What you offer me is evil. Drink the poison yourself!’) and finally, located at the top is the word PAX which means ‘peace.’

A UNIQUE PROGRAM TO STRENGTHEN AND HEAL YOUR MARRIAGE – SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2023: The Retrouvaille program is designed to help married couples develop improved ways of communicating and relating to each other in order to overcome challenges which have left them feeling frustrated, hurt, distant, or even hopeless. Retrouvaille, which means rediscovery, is supported by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, but is open to couples of all faiths. This program consists of a weekend experience and six follow up sessions. For more information concerning the program, or to register, visit or call Shelly or Rob at 216.509.0301 or 440.836.4810.

SAVE THE DATE: On July 23 after the 9:15am there will be a 30 minute parish meeting. This meeting is open only to the current parishioners.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. Sunday collection: $760; donation: $191.56. 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.

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

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at and on the website,


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