FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – May 8, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: We are his people, the sheep of his flock.

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

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

May14Saturday9:00 AMTraditional Latin Mass
May15Sunday9:15 AMDeceased Members of the Gyékenyesi Family, by Pál & Irén Gyékenyesi

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: The upcoming Supreme Court decision: As you may be aware, this week someone from the court illegally leaked a document indicating the very likely overturn of the Roe v. Wade (1973) decision that legalized abortion in this country. Political left and many others went berserk. They started to shout their empty and anti-science slogans and even began to threaten violence. In fact, one abortion activist group published the home addresses of the judges who would vote for the overturn of the Roe v. Wade and promised to disrupt Catholic Masses this weekend.

What was very interesting, but not that surprising, is that instead of coming forward with arguments they just shout. In fact, they cannot offer any real arguments for their justification of killing of unborn children. They say, “woman can do what she wants with her body;” yet, they conveniently avoid the scientific fact that it is not her body as it has a different (unique) DNA from the moment of conception. They talk of unborn children as just lumps of cells and being only a fetus. However, we are a lump of cells even at the age of 50. In addition, when the pro-abortion people bring gifts to their pregnant friend, why do they call it baby-shower and not fetus-shower, or lump of cells-shower? There is no justification for what pro-abortion movement stands for. Their attitude is not only gravely insulting to God, but it also insults the common sense and ignores science.

I do not know what the final decision will be. Was it leaked in order to intimidate the judges? Let us pray for the conversion of pro-abortion people. Did you know that Jane Roe [Norma McCorvey], who brought about the 1973 lawsuit, years later converted to Catholic Faith and became part of the pro-life movement? Let us pray for the judges, for the expectant mothers, for ourselves that we would have courage to witness to the intolerant world the beauty of the teachings of our Good Shepherd. God bless you all! Fr. Bona

LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (5/1): Sunday offering: $620; Special donation: $400. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. Thank you for sending in your offertory donation through the mail, or through the PayPal option found on the website: https://www.stelizabethcleveland.org/donations/

A PRAYER IN GRATITUDE FOR OUR MOTHERS: Good and Gentle God, we pray in gratitude for our mothers and for all the women who have joined with you in the wonder of bringing forth new life. You who became human through a woman, grant to all mothers the courage they need to face the uncertain future that life with children always brings. Give them the strength to live and to be loved in return, not perfectly, but humanly. Give them the faithful support of husband, family and friends as they care for the physical and spiritual growth of their children. Give them joy and delight in their children to sustain them through the trials of motherhood. Most of all, give them the wisdom to turn to you for help when they need it most. Amen.

We wish a Blessed Mother’s Day to all mothers, godmothers and spiritual mothers of our parish!

PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS: O God, Who wish all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of Your truth: send, we beg You, laborers into Your harvest, and grant them grace to speak Your word with all boldness; so that Your word may spread and be glorified, and all nations may know You, the only God, and Him Whom You have sent, Jesus Christ Your Son, Our Lord, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó and Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, and Richard Russell.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.   

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and on the website, https://stemeric.com/

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