My Dear Friends,


As it is well-known, the majority of the Cleveland Hungarian community was concentrated along Buckeye Road and the surrounding area, which functioned as a small Hungarian city. Unfortunately, the Hungarian character of the neighborhood has all but disappeared, and all that remains is the first Hungarian Roman Catholic church built in the United States.

It is imperative that we try to protect this sanctuary, which we can call our Hungarian-American community’s national shrine, for the present and equally as well for the future. To accomplish this goal, it is an indispensable requirement that we support St. Elizabeth Church with our presence and financial contributions because this small congregation is unable to cover its expenses. If this trend does not change, we will have to close our beloved church very soon or relinquish it to another congregation, a situation that we cannot even begin to entertain!

For this very reason, we are trying to organize more events, dinners, concerts, and celebrations, which call upon the hearts of all those who have a spiritual connection to the parish. Our next event will be the St. Elizabeth Fall Festival, which will also serve as an international folk dance recital.

Time: September 29, 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Place: St. Elizabeth Parish Hall

Bilingual Holy Mass: 11:00 AM

Menu: Gulyás, Chicken Paprikás, Stuffed Cabbage, Debrecen kolbász, Lángos, Chimney cake, Hungarian pastries, pogácsa, etc.

Entrance Fee (to cover the cost of the programs): $5 for adults; students and children free

Music Provided by Harmonia

Parking: Church lot and Miceli Dairy Products lots (security will be provided)

Ceremonial Address: Dr. Zita Bencsik, Consulate General of Hungary from Chicago

Árpád János Potápi, Hungarian Secretary of State for National Policy

The festival’s primary aims are to nurture Hungarian identity and to acquaint all those who value the ethnic diversity of Cleveland with our culture. For this reason, the presence of the wider Cleveland Hungarian-American community will play a significant role in making this experience all the more valuable. We look forward to displaying our cultural treasures to as wide a group as possible, to all those who love Hungarian food and culture! Details can be found in the accompanying flyer, on our website,, or on our Facebook Page, “Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church Cleveland OH.”

I respectfully ask every good-intentioned, culture-loving friend to support our Hungarian Festival with their presence. If you are financially able to sponsor our event or are willing to volunteer your time, please call the Rectory at (216) 231-0325.

God Bless You,

Rev. András Mezei

Cleveland, September 1,  2019


Sponsorship type: (Please circle one):    Individual  or           Business     or        Organization

Levels of Sponsorship

Festival and Recital Sponsor: ($2,500 or more) Includes: Billboard Special Recognition signage and program / Recognition of all promotional material Recognition of church bulletin


Music Sponsor  ($1,000 to $2,500)   Includes: Special recognition in the program / Recognition of all promotional material Recognition of church bulletin


Dance Troup Sponsor  ($500 to $1,000)    Includes: Recognition of all promotional material / Recognition of church bulletin Church bulletin recognition


Beverage Sponsor  ($0 to $500)   Includes: Bulletin recognition / Recognition of all promotional material Recognition of church bulletin


Contact information:

Name: (Please print) ___________________________________________________

Address:            __________________________________________________________


Phone; _____________________ email address: __________________________


Exact Name and brief text (if you wish) as it is to appear in the program booklet on day of event: (no more than 2 lines of text, please)



The exact amount of your donation:  _______________________________


Payment must accompany this form.  Please make checks payable to “ST. ELIZABETH CHURCH” and write in the memo “ST. ELIZABETH FALL FESTIVAL”.  Donations to St. Elizabeth Church are tax deductible in so far as no goods or services are received in return, in accordance with tax laws.     Please mail this form by September 20 with check to the St. Elizabeth Church address above. 


Thank you for your donation and sponsorship.  Have a beautiful St. Elizabeth Fall Festival!

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