THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH – December 27, 2020

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Székely István, by the Karácsony Family

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

January1Friday9:15 AM† Anna Petranicky, by Mary Spisak
January2Saturday No Latin Mass
January3Sunday9:15 AMLiving and Deceased Members of Karetka Family, by Antal Karetka

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: When we were young, almost all of us always desired to have a white Christmas. Well, this year the aforementioned wish has been fulfilled for many kids. Even though children are enjoying the winter wonderland (and it indeed looks beautiful), for many of us, unfortunately, the snowstorm made it impossible to come to the Christmas Masses. In spite of these extraordinary circumstances, I wish all of you a very Blessed Christmas. May the joy of the birth of our Savior remain with you throughout the New Year. Speaking of the upcoming new year. On December 31, at the end of the Mass (at St. Emeric) we will have a brief Exposition and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and we will offer prayers of thanksgiving to God for the past year and ask for His blessings for 2021. Finally, I would like to thank those who with their music and singing contributed to the Christmas liturgies and all those who have worked on decorating our Church for Christmas and lent their helping hand. God bless you all! Fr. Bona

THE FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY: The celebration of the Christmas octave received this feast in the 19th century. On this day, the Church lovingly reflects on the members of the Holy Family in the cave of Bethlehem and offers prayers for the protection of Christian families. Is the example of the Holy Family followed by today’s Christians? Unfortunately, not often. The virtues of family life seem silly in the eyes of the modern man. Faithfulness, love, service, obedience, child blessing are ridiculed. But in the wake of this laugh, there is a torrent of tears. May the example of the Holy Family help Christian families to find their way to true happiness.

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/

ANYONE WISHING TO RECEIVE THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM, FIRST COMMUNION, CONFIRMATION, SICK VISITATION, or ARRANGE FOR MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL please call the Rectory. CONFESSIONBefore Mass and by appointment.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED – The Mass Intention on Dec. 31 at 5pm (St. Emeric) will be for Gizella Éva Toth.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Betty Ferenci, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó and Anna Melega.

THE COVID 19 DIRECTIVES are still in effect.THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass (St. Emeric) is livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/

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