FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – APRIL 25, 2021

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Alex M. Toth, by Leonard Toth

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

May1Saturday No Latin Mass
May2Sunday9:15 AMErzsébet Keresztes, by Karácsony Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: In 1964, Pope Paul VI instituted the Day of Prayer for Vocations and placed it on the Sunday on which the Gospel of the Good Shepherd is read at Mass. At that time it was the Second Sunday of Easter, but after the liturgical reforms it is now the Fourth Sunday of Easter. On April 11, 1964, on the eve of the first day of prayer, he said, “The problem of having a sufficient number of priests has an immediate impact on all of the faithful: not simply because they depend on it for the religious future of Christian society, but also because this problem is the precise and inescapable indicator of the vitality of faith and love of individual parish and diocesan communities, and the evidence of the moral health of Christian families. …Wherever numerous vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life are to be found, that is where people are living the Gospel with generosity.” Let us take this duty seriously and often pray for vocations to priesthood and religious life. God bless, Fr. Bona

Pope Paul VI’s prayer for vocations: O Jesus, Divine Shepherd of Souls, who called the Apostles to become fishers of men, now call the ardent and generous hearts of our youth to make them Your followers and ministers. Let them share your thirst for that universal redemption for which you daily renew Your sacrifice upon the altar. O Lord Jesus, “always living to make intercession for us,” extend our horizons to the entire world, where so many brethren make silent supplication for the light of truth and the warmth of love, so that answering Your call, many young men may prolong here Your mission, edify your Mystical Body, the Church, and become “the salt of the earth and the light of the world.” Extend, O Lord, Your loving call to many pure and generous-hearted young women, that they may grow in their desire for evangelical perfection and may dedicate themselves to the service of the Church and their neighbors who so desperately need such assistance and charity. Amen

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH: O most faithful Saint who shared the mysteries of our Redemption, glorious St. Joseph, the prophecy of Simeon regarding the sufferings of Jesus and Mary caused you to shudder with mortal dread, but at the same time filled you with a blessed joy for the salvation and glorious resurrection which, he foretold, would be attained by countless souls. By this sorrow and this joy, obtain for us that we may be among the number of those who, through the merits of Jesus and the intercession of Mary the Virgin Mother, are predestined to a glorious resurrection.

We discontinued the use of our P.O. Box!!! For sending mail to us, please use the address above.

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting the parish. 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/

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED, especially for Piroska Beodray whose funeral Mass will be at St. Emeric church on May 8 at 10:30am.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó and Anna Melega.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and on the website, https://stemeric.com/

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