RESP. PSALM: Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Kati Szabó, by Éva Szabó


June 3 Saturday   No Traditional Latin Mass
June 4 Sunday 9:15 AM Deceased Members of the Gyékenyesi Family, by Irén & Pál Gyékenyesi

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) After Easter Sunday, Christmas is the second-greatest feast in the Christian liturgical calendar, but Pentecost Sunday is not far behind. Coming 50 days after Easter and ten days after the Ascension of Our Lord, Pentecost marks the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. For that reason, it is often called the “the birthday of the Church.”

Typically, priests will wear red vestments on Pentecost, symbolic of the burning fire of God’s love and the tongues of fire that descended on the apostles. However, in some parts of the world, Pentecost is also referred to as “WhitSunday”, or White Sunday, referring to the white vestments that are typically worn in Britain and Ireland. The white is symbolic of the dove of the Holy Spirit, and typical of the vestments that catechumens desiring baptism wear on that day. An Italian Pentecost tradition is to scatter rose leaves from the ceiling of the churches to recall the miracle of the fiery tongues, and so in some places in Italy, Pentecost is sometimes called Pascha Rosatum (Easter roses). In France, it is tradition to blow trumpets during Mass to recall the sound of the driving wind of the Holy Spirit. In Asia, it is typical to have an extra service, called genuflexion, during which long poems and prayers are recited. In Russia, Mass-goers often carry flowers or green branches during Pentecost services.

(2) The Catechism of the Catholic Church (#683) teaches that “knowledge of faith is possible only in the Holy Spirit: to be in touch with Christ, we must first have been touched by the Holy Spirit. He comes to meet us and kindle faith in us.” How do we get in touch with Him? The Catechism (#688) spells out the workings of the Holy Spirit. We know the Holy Spirit…

—in the Scriptures he inspired;

—in the Tradition, to which the Church Fathers are always timely witnesses;

—in the Church’s Magisterium, which he assists;

—in the sacramental liturgy, through its words and symbols, in which the Holy Spirit puts us into communion with Christ;

—in prayer, wherein he intercedes for us;

—in the charisms and ministries by which the Church is built up;

—in the signs of apostolic and missionary life;

—in the witness of saints through whom he manifests his holiness and continues the work of salvation.

JUNE: THE MONTH OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS: Jesus’ pierced Heart on the cross is a sign of our Redeemer’s love for us. When we honor the Heart of Jesus, we focus on our love for the Heavenly Father and on His love for us. Jesus so loved the Heavenly Father that he willingly gave up His life as sacrifice in order to obtain forgiveness for our sins and wrongdoings. Jesus so loved us that he accepted death on the cross so that we would be reconciled with the Heavenly Father and to rejoin His divine life. The essence of our reverence for the Heart of Jesus is the Atonement, the following of Christ, and the offerings of ourselves.

MOTHER OF THE CHURCH: On February 11, 2018, the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments inscribed a new obligatory Memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, into the General Roman Calendar. This memorial is celebrated every year on the Monday after Pentecost (this year June 6).

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. May. 7: Sunday collection: $524; May. 14: Sunday collection: $1,230; May. 21: Sunday collection: $835. 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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