RESPONSORIAL PSALM: The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Deceased Members of the Mosoni Family, by the Family of Imre Karetka
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
(holy day of obligation)
|8||Wednesday||12Noon||Fr. Arthur A. Bacher|
|December||11||Saturday||9:00 AM||Traditional Latin Mass|
|December||12||Sunday||9:15 AM||Elizabeth Ferenczi, by Doina Hengenius|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: On December 8, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Blessed Mother under the title of the Immaculate Conception is also the patroness of the United States. The decision to declare our Blessed Mother the patroness of the United States was made by the bishops during the Sixth Provincial Council of Baltimore and the unanimous decision itself was reached on May 13, 1846. The words of the bishops’ decree were: “With enthusiastic acclaim and with unanimous approval and consent, the Fathers [of the Council] have chosen the Blessed Virgin Mary, conceived without sin, as the Patroness of the United States of America.” Pope Blessed Pius IX ratified this choice on February 7, 1847.
Two notes about the date of the US bishops’ decision. First, I could not help to notice that it was on May 13, which later will be the date of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima in 1917. Secondly, the decision was made eight years before Pope Pius IX declared the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be an infallible dogma of the Church’s teaching. In fact, this request of the U.S. bishops to the Holy See to promote or claim this title of Our Lady may have been a significant contributing factor to the later declaration of the dogma (December 8, 1854).
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 here at St. Elizabeth we will have the Mass on Wednesday at 12Noon (Hungarian/English). I have highlighted the Mass for this solemnity in the above box. The Mass schedule at St. Emeric is following: on Tuesday evening at 6PM the Mass will be in English, on Wednesday at 9AM (the language depends on those present), and at 7PM (in Hungarian). May the Immaculate Conception intercede for us!
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (11/28): Sunday offering: $360. Special donation: $641. THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our 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 SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó and Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, Mária Jánossy.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED.
TRADITIONAL VESPERS: Every Sunday of Advent we will hold Vespers (Evening Prayer) at 5PM in our church. Fr. Bede Kotlinski, O.S.B. will be the officiant and the vespers will be sung (plainchant) by the gentlemen of Laudate Dominum.
MASS SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS: on December 24 there will be a 5PM Mass at St. Elizabeth and 10PM Mass at St. Emeric. On December 25 we will have 9:15 AM Mass at St. Elizabeth and 11:15AM Mass at St. Emeric.
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT ST. EMERIC: Dinner, dance, and at midnight prayers in the church to welcome the New Year. Mass at 5:30PM, cocktail hour begins at 6:45PM, dinner 7:30PM. Music by the Harmonia Ensemble, with guest performer on the cimbalom-Alex Udvary. Dinner menu: “Székely” Goulash (pork & sauerkraut) & bread, roast pork with mushroom sauce, oven roasted potatoes, and for dessert “Rigó Jancsi” pastry, coffee, tea. Each table gets a bottle of white and red wine. At midnight champagne, lentil soup with wieners. Cost $60. Further alcoholic beverages may be purchased. Raffle. For reservations, please call by December 27 Marika Zsula 216-676-5863 or Máriá Mészáros 440-331-0391.
NUT ROLL SALE: As part of their annual fundraising, Hungarian Scouts Folk Ensemble will hold a walnut or poppy seed roll sale. $16/ea (1 pc), $15/ea (2 pcs), $14/ea (3 pcs). All orders must be received by December 6, 2021. To place your order via email or text, kindly give your name & telephone number to: Klara Tóth Bócsay 440-637-7947, Klara.Toth@att.net . OR order ONLINE at: https://www.clevelandregos.org/
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