RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Steve & Elizabeth Gulyás, by Betty Toth
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|May||7||Saturday||No Traditional Latin Mass|
|May||8||Sunday||9:15 AM||Deceased Members of the Mosoni Family, by Imre Karetka|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) Marian month: May is a month of the Blessed Mother. It is right to honor her, as she is the best Mother we will ever have. She cares for us, especially for our soul, more than we can imagine. Let us pray often the Rosary. Like last year, let us make this month a little more special with extra prayers or spiritual practices.
(2) May 1: St. Joseph the Worker: On May 1st the Church celebrates the memorial of St. Joseph the Worker. Because the feast falls on a Sunday, we cannot commemorate it (as the Easter Sunday takes precedence). However, it is good to remember him. While the main feast of St. Joseph is on March 19, the May 1 memorial highlights the dignity of work. Pope Pius XII established the May 1 memorial in 1955 to counter the efforts of socialists and communists who were taking advantage of workers in promoting their materialistic (and thus atheistic) worldview. By connecting this celebration to St. Joseph, who has traditionally been an example for and patron of workers, Pope Pius drew attention to the fact that work is not simply about the material world; there is a spiritual dimension to it.
Work is part of what it means to be human. In the story of Creation, work was part of the original design as Adam and Eve were told to care for and cultivate the earth. It is only after the Fall that work becomes a source of frustration and toil, but in and of itself, work is good. It is through our work that we participate with God as co-creators. What a beautiful image, us joining with God in the divine act of creation! Because of this, our work is a way that we can honor God. In fact, the work has such a great dignity and connection to our existence that it will also be present in Heaven. Yes, we will work (and have assignments) in Heaven – just as angels have for all eternity. God bless you all! Fr. Bona
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THE ROSARY PRAYER:
INTRODUCTION: The Sign of the Cross, the Apostles’ Creed, Our Father and 3 Hail Marys (for the increase of faith, hope, and love).
ON THE LARGER BEADS: Our Father…, followed by 10 Hail Marys ON THE SMALLER BEADS. The decade is CONCLUDED with Glory be to the Father… and the Fatima prayer: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy.
REPEAT FOR THE REMAINING FOUR DECADES.
After the fifth decade, a prayer for the intentions of the pope can be added (to gain plenary indulgences) and customarily a prayer known as Hail Holy Queen can be added (see below).
HAIL, HOLY QUEEN: Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To you do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears Turn then, most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy toward us, and after this exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving,
O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray: O God, whose Only Begotten Son, by his life, Death, and Resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
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, especially for Margaret Stankiewicz who was buried from St. Elizabeth this past week.
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