FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT – December 20, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Gáspár Boros, by Boros Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

December24Thursday8:00 PMFor the Parishioners of St. Elizabeth
December25Friday9:30 AMCelebrant’s Intention
December26Saturday9:00 AMLatin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Bede Kotlinski, OSB
December27Sunday9:30 AMSzékely István, by the Karácsony Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today we light the fourth candle which is of purple color and it symbolizes peace. It reminds us of the message of the angels: “Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.” In this bulletin, you will find the upcoming Christmas Season Mass Schedule. One note on this schedule: Christmas Eve Mass at St. Elizabeth will be at 8PM and at St. Emeric at 11PM. The current “curfew order” does not apply to religious observances and First Amendment protected speech. In other words, the order does not apply to faithful who are attending Mass after 10pm on Christmas Eve.

On a personal note, I would like to thank you for your prayers for my healing. I appreciate your kindness. I do NOT have Covid, but I have sickness that requires a longer recovery. Also, I am grateful for Fr. Ramser who has substituted in my absence. I am hoping to be able to celebrate the Christmas Masses. May God reward your kind-heartedness! Fr. Bona

The Blessing of the Bambinelli is this weekend.

CHRISTMAS SEASON MASS SCHEDULE (St. Emeric & St. Elizabeth)

Dec. 24, Thursday: Christmas Eve, Solemn Mass at 8:00 PM (St. Elizabeth)

Dec. 24, Thursday: Christmas Eve, Solemn Mass at 11:00 PM

Dec. 25, Friday, Christmas Day, Solemn Mass at 9:30 AM (St. Elizabeth)

Dec. 25, Friday, Christmas Day, Solemn Mass at 11:00 AM

Dec. 26, Saturday, Anticipated Mass of the Feast of the Holy Family, at 5:00 PM (Mass will be in English)

Dec. 27, Sunday, Feast of the Holy Family, Mass at 9:30 AM (St. Elizabeth)

Dec. 27, Sunday, Feast of the Holy Family, Mass at 11:00 AM    

Dec. 31, Thursday, Anticipated Mass of the Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, End of year thanksgiving – Te Deum, Mass at 5PM (Mass will be in English)

Jan. 1, Friday, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, Mass at 9:15 AM (St. Elizabeth)

Jan. 1, Friday, Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God, Mass at 11:15 AM

Jan. 2, Saturday, The Vigil of the Epiphany of the Lord, Mass at 5PM (Mass will be in English)

Jan. 3, Sunday, The Epiphany of the Lord, Mass at at 9:15 AM (St. Elizabeth)

Jan. 3, Sunday, The Epiphany of the Lord, Mass at at 11:15 AM

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 – The Mass Intention on Dec. 31 at 5pm (St. Emeric) will be for Gizella Éva Toth.

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 11:00 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/

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