RESP. PSALM: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Joyce Ann Silverman, by Bethy Toth
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|April||30||Saturday||9:00 AM||Traditional Latin Mass|
|May||1||Sunday||9:15 AM||Steve & Elizabeth Gulyás, by Betty Toth|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Today is the Divine Mercy Sunday when we recall the motivation of God for the great work of redemption – his Infinite Mercy. In the context of our fallen world we may say that everything that God does for us is an expression of His mercy, but it is especially profound in the Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. Below is the prayer through which we can express our gratitude to God and entrust ourselves to the Divine Mercy. God bless you all! Fr. Bona
ACT OF ENTRUSTMENT TO THE DIVINE MERCY: O Most Merciful Jesus, Your goodness is infinite, and the treasures of Your grace inexhaustible. I trust boundlessly in Your mercy, which is above all Your works. I consecrate myself to You completely and unreservedly, so as to live and strive for Christian perfection. I want to spread Your mercy by performing works of mercy, both spiritual and corporal, laboring especially for the conversion of sinners, bringing consolation to those in need, to the sick and the suffering. Guard me then, O Jesus, as Your own possession and Your own glory. Though I sometimes tremble with fear, aware of my weakness, at the same time I have boundless trust in Your mercy. Oh, that all people would come to know the infinite depths of Your mercy, while there is still time, so that they may place their trust in Your merciful love and glorify You forever. Amen.
THE CHAPLET OF THE DIVINE MERCY:
INTRODUCTION: The Sign of the Cross, Our Father, Hail Mary and The Apostles’ Creed.
ON THE OUR FATHER BEADS: Eternal Father, I offer You the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your dearly beloved Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.
ON THE HAIL MARY BEADS: For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
CONCLUSION at the end of each decade, say three times: Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION (4/17): Sunday offering: $2,322; Easter donation: $905. 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/
BLESSING OF THE NEWLY SOWN CROPS: The ceremony of blessing the sowings, which is held by the Catholic Church on St. Mark’s Day or on a Sunday near April 25th. The blessing of wheat is rooted in Roman customs. Wheat, also called life, was one of the most important cereals in Hungary. There were special beliefs about wheat and the work connected with it. The blessing of the green wheat that has just emerged from the earth beseeches the Lord for abundant crops in the summer.
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.
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