RESPONSORIAL PSALM: I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Barnabás & Aranka Zsurzsa, by the Zsurzsa Family


November1Tuesday12 NoonGyula Incze, by th Karácsony family
November2Wednesday12 NoonMagda Wood, by Dini Frendl
November5Saturday No Traditional Latin Mass
November6Sunday9:15 AMJolánka Incze, by the Karácsony Family

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: During this Respect Life Month, I offered overview of the preeminent social issue of our time ­– abortion (and the matters connected to it). The widespread acceptance of the abortion, or the ignorance of this evil, has grown to such a degree, that St. John Paul II called it a “veritable structure of sin.” He continues:

This reality is characterized by the emergence of a culture which denies solidarity and in many cases takes the form of a veritable “culture of death.” This culture is actively fostered by powerful cultural, economic and political currents which encourage an idea of society excessively concerned with efficiency. Looking at the situation from this point of view, it is possible to speak in a certain sense of a war of the powerful against the weak: a life which would require greater acceptance, love and care is considered useless, or held to be an intolerable burden, and is therefore rejected in one way or another. A person who, because of illness, handicap or, more simply, just by existing, compromises the well-being or life-style of those who are more favored tends to be looked upon as an enemy to be resisted or eliminated. In this way a kind of “conspiracy against life” is unleashed. This conspiracy involves not only individuals in their personal, family or group relationships, but goes far beyond, to the point of damaging and distorting, at the international level, relations between peoples and States (Encyclical, Evangelium vitae, n. 12).

Let us fight the culture of death by the holiness of our lives, by learning more about life issues, by voting pro-life, by witnessing to our family and friends about our Lord Jesus Christ, by not being afraid to speak up when need be, and most of all by praying. “For our struggle is not with flesh and blood but with the principalities, with the powers, with the world rulers of this present darkness, with the evil spirits in the heavens” (Eph. 6:12). Thus, through grace attained by turning to Jesus Christ, the culture of death can indeed be transformed, simply because the Gospel always has the power to transform the hearts of men…even when the culture seems most evil, hopeless and perverse.

ALL SAINTS (Holy Day of Obligation): This year the Solemnity of the All Saints falls on Tuesday, November 1 and we are bound to attend Mass for this solemnity. To fulfill this obligation, we will have Mass on Nov. 1st at 12 Noon at St. Elizabeth Church. The other options for fulling this obligation are at St. Emeric: Monday, October 31 at 6PM (in English); on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 9AM and at 6:30PM (in Hungarian).

ALL SOULS DAY: On Wednesday, November 2, we will celebrate the All Souls Day. An extra Mass will be said at 12 Noon here at St. Elizabeth.

SECOND COLLECTION: The collection today for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith supports the work and witness of the Missions. Thank you for your generosity.

ST. ELIZABETH FEAST DAY CELEBRATION AND DINNER WILL BE NOVEMBER 13: Solemn Mass at 11 AM; Dinner at 12:30 PM. Dinner Menu: traditional chicken dinner with dessert. Cost: $30; children of 5-12 years of age: $15; and under 5 years free. Please make your reservations by Monday November 7, by calling Virginia Kachmar (home: 216-791-6270 or cell: 216-246-2370) or Ilonka Hudak (440-944-1384).

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY is today; collection for the mission will be taken up next week.

SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (10/23): Sunday Collection: $1435; donation: $250. 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:

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


THIS SUNDAY the 11:15 AM Mass from St. Emeric church will be livestreamed at  and on the website,

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