RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: † Members of Karetka Family, by Imre Karetka Family


Masses for the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Holy day of Obligation)
Aug. 14 – Aug. 15

August 14 Monday 6:00 PM At St. Emeric church
August 15 Tuesday 9:00 AM At St. Emeric church
August 15 Tuesday 12Noon Magdolna Incze, by the Karácsony Family
August 15 Tuesday 6:00 PM At St. Emeric church
August 19 Saturday 9:00 AM Traditional Latin Mass
August 20 Sunday 9:15 AM Eleanor Rusnacik, by the Harmat Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) On August 15, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven is the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life. This solemnity is a Holy Day of Obligation, meaning that we are required to attend Mass. I know that many of you will probably attend near your workplace or your home, but at St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric and we will have the following schedule: on Monday evening at 6:00PM the Mass will be in English (St. Emeric), on Tuesday at 9AM (the language depends on those present) at St. Emeric, at 12 Noon (bilingual) at St. Elizabeth, and at 6:00PM (in Hungarian) at St. Emeric. I have highlighted the schedule for this solemnity in the above box.

(2) Unfortunately, the Issue 1 did not pass and we saw how the abortion lobby was celebrating it. Let us redouble our efforts and prayers in preparation for the November elections where the opponents of human dignity of the unborn children will attempt to enshrine abortion up until birth with zero restrictions in Ohio’s constitution.

(3) The effect of merger of St. Elizabeth and St. Emeric will take place this Monday. The establishment of the shrine at St. Elizabeth Church will take place on Tuesday. For the few weeks, we will keep the same schedule. We will also begin to merge the operations, but that will take some time. If you have any questions or comments as we go through this, please do not hesitate to approach me. Thank you for your patience in this regard.

HELENA (august 18) was the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great and an Empress of the Roman Empire. She was born into a poor family and lower class in the Roman culture of the day. Despite her background, Helena married Constantius Chlorus. With him she birthed her only son, Constantine around the year 274. In 292, Constantius divorced Helena for Theodora. It is believed he did this to advance his own reputation and standing in the Roman society. In 306, Constantine became Emperor and he summoned his mother to the imperial court and bestowed the title of Augusta on her. Through her son’s influence, Helena began to embrace Christianity. Later she was tasked with locating relics of Christian tradition. She did find one of the most precious relics we have, the True Cross of our Lord. St. Helena died in 330.

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION: Legion of Mary of the Diocese of Cleveland invites you to a traditional Eucharistic Procession on Saturday, September 2, 2023 beginning with Holy Mass at 11am at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Cleveland. The event consists of Holy Mass celebrated by Fr. Kevin Estabrook, Legion of Mary Spiritual Director, a procession through the streets of downtown Cleveland while singing hymns in honor of our Eucharistic Lord Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary, and a return to the Cathedral for the recitation of the Rosary and closing prayers. RSVP is not required and all are welcome to attend. Worship Aid is provided. For more information please email   or

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. Last Sunday’s collection: $375. Thank you for sending in your offertory donation through the mail, or through the PayPal option found on the website:

STEPHEN DAY PICNIC at St. Emeric church will be on August 20. Mass of St. Stephen will be at 11:15AM, Picnic food from 12:30–4PM (Hungarian style sausage, stuffed cabbage, Hungarian gulyás, Tomato, pepper & onion stew (lecsó), lángos (elephant ear), cabbage & noodles, assorted pastries, coffee; children menu: hotdogs, chips, ice-cream cups). The traditional blessing of bread at 1PM, music throughout, dance presentation… No need to RSVP.

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


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


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