THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER – April 23, 2023

 RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, you will show us the path of life.

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

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

April 29 Saturday 9:00 AM Traditional Latin Mass
April 30 Sunday 9:15 AM Eleanor Rusnacik, by the Harmat Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA On February 3, 2023, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the office of auxiliary of the metropolitan archdiocese of Esztergom-Budapest, presented by Bishop Ferenc Cserháti after he had reached the age of 75. The Hungarian Catholic Bishops’ Conference, at its meeting on March 7-8, appointed Gábor Mohos the Auxiliary Bishop of Esztergom-Budapest, as the coordinator of pastoral care for Hungarians abroad. Bishop Mohos was born in 1973, in Budapest. He studied in Esztergom and Rome and was ordained priest in 1999 and bishop in 2018.

On the occasion of this news, I would like to present a short history of episcopal pastoral care of Hungarians abroad. The first unofficial Hungarian bishop abroad was Cardinal József Mindszenty. After being forced to go abroad in 1971, he made many pastoral trips among Hungarians around the world. Although he had no jurisdiction over the Hungarian faithful, he was accepted because of his unique legal and historical position. In his emigration, he tried unsuccessfully to obtain an auxiliary bishop for the Hungarian people of the world. For eight years after Mindszenty’s death, the question of the episcopate of Hungarians living abroad was not resolved. Parishes were filled on an ad hoc basis: if the parishioners or the local bishop found a priest he could invite, he became a priest, if not, he did not.

In 1983, the Holy See decided to settle the situation, at least nominally, and so appointed László Irányi SP (Szeged, 9 April 1923 – Cologne, 6 March 1987), prior of the American province of the Piarist order, as bishop of the Hungarian community abroad. After his death in 1987, the Vatican appointed another religious, Attila Miklósházy SJ, (Diósgyőr, 5 April 1931 – Pickering, ON, Canada, 28 December 2018), a Canadian. In their activities, Irányi and Miklósházy did not report to the Congregation for Bishops, but to the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.

In 2006, Miklósházy retired and in the same year priest Ferenc Cserhati (living in München, Germany) was entrusted with the coordinating work of the Hungarian pastoral ministry abroad. Later, on 15 June 2007, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of Esztergom and Budapest. Unlike his predecessors, the circumstances of his duties have changed significantly. He is no longer the bishop of Hungarians abroad, but the auxiliary bishop of a diocese in Hungary, whose task is to provide pastoral care for Hungarians abroad. The appointment of Gábor Mohos continues this arrangement (source: Róbert  Gyula Dudás).

MARK (April 25): St. Mark, the author of the second Gospel, was the son of Mary whose house at Jerusalem was the meeting place of Christians. He was baptized and instructed by St. Peter. In about the year 42 A.D. he came to Rome with the Prince of the Apostles. There at the request of the faithful he wrote his Gospel about the year 50 A.D. His Gospel is a record of St. Peter’s preaching about Our Lord and pays special attention to the head of the Apostles. The Gospel was written for Roman Gentile converts. It rarely quotes the Old Testament, and is careful to explain Jewish customs, rites and words. It excels in portraying the emotions and affections of both Christ and His hearers. St. Mark preached in Egypt, especially in Alexandria and was martyred there by the heathen.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY in supporting our parish. Apr. 16: Sunday collection: $430; Easter: $330; special donation: $1,558. 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/

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó, Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, Alex Szaday, and Virginia Kachmar.

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE DECEASED: Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. Amen

THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saintemeric/ and on the website, https://stemeric.com/

LET US PRAY THREE HAIL MARYS FOR OUR PARISH EVERY DAY!

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