RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Living and Deceased Members of Karetka Family, by Antal Karetka
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|January||9||Saturday||9:00 AM||Latin Mass, celebrated by Fr. Bede Kotlinski, OSB|
|January||10||Sunday||9:15 AM||† Eleanor Rusnacik|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: We are celebrating the Feast of Epiphany this Sunday. Epiphany means “manifestation.” Traditionally, the Church has commemorated on this day Jesus’ three-fold manifestation to the world (at the visit of Magi; at the baptism in the Jordan; and at the wedding of Cana). In 1955, a separate feast of the Baptism of the Lord was instituted, and it weakened the ancient connection of this feast to the Baptism of the Lord. However, in the Hungarian liturgical tradition we have preserved this connection by referring to this feast still as Vízkereszt (“víz” [water] and kereszt [cross], keresztség” [baptism]).
The first Epiphany was the visit of the Magi to adore the Christ Child. The Magi, who were actually scholars and scientists, came later to be associated with kings. Their gifts reveal the holy Child’s identity: gold for Christ’s Kingship, incense for His divinity, and myrrh for His sacrifice on the Cross. The Feast of Epiphany is traditionally celebrated as the twelfth night of Christmas, on January 6th. In the United States, however, this feast has been moved to the Sunday after January 1st. Blessed New Year to all of you. Fr. Bona
LAST WEEKEND’S COLLECTION: THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting the 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/
BLESSING OF HOMES: If you wish to have your home blessed, a tradition at this time of the year, please let me know by contacting me in person or calling the Rectory.
ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, SICK VISITATION, or ARRANGE FOR MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL please call the Rectory. CONFESSION – Before Mass and by appointment.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED – especially for Eleanore Rusnacik.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Betty Ferenci, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó and Anna Melega.
THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.
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