RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, when your glory appears, my joy will be full.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Jolánka Incze, by the Karácsony Family
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|November||12||Saturday||9:00 AM||Traditional Latin Mass|
|November||13||Sunday||11:00 AM||Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Lechner, by Lenny Toth|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: As you are aware, the central part of the Mass is occupied by a special prayer known as Eucharistic Prayer that contains the words of consecration. There are several options (with some limitations) that can be utilized for the choice of a Eucharistic Prayer. However, the first Eucharistic Prayer, also called the Roman Canon, stands out.
“The Roman Canon, by virtue of its universal and nearly unaltered usage over nearly 1500 years, holds a unique and venerable place among the canons and, as such, is not just one among several equal options. It is the only Canon that liturgical directives say “may always be used” (GIRM 365a).” (Fr. David Friel, S.T.D.)
Every Eucharistic Prayer has a Commemoration (Memento) of the Living as well as the Faithful Departed. While the rubrics of the other Eucharistic Prayers do not call for a moment of silence at these moments, the Roman Canon does. In the Roman Canon, the Memento of the living takes place before the Consecration while the commemoration of the faithful departed is afterwards.
(1) Commemoration of the Living is a remembrance at Mass of those for whom priest and people wish to pray specially. At the words “Remember, Lord, your servants…” the priest pauses, and this is the moment to call to mind, silently mention by name, the living for whom we would like to pray. Then after this pause, the priest continues with a general remembrance of the living.
(2) Memento of the Faithful Departed takes place when the priest prays: “Remember also, Lord, your servants, who have gone before us with the sign of faith and rest in the sleep of peace.” In the ensuing moment of silence, we can call to mind the deceased relatives and friends for whom we would like to pray and offer some of the fruits of the Mass.
Sometimes it is beneficial even before the Mass begins to prepare ourselves for these moments by quieting ourselves down and making an intention to offer prayers for specific people. St. Padre Pio celebrated the mass very reverently, often meditating deeply on every word. He especially made long pauses at the two aforementioned Mementos. At times he trembled and wiped the tears from his eyes with a handkerchief. He once said that during the Mass the Lord allowed him to mystically see all of his spiritual children – those who were living as well as those who had already passed away (Padre Pio Newsletter, Issue 46, January-March 2011, p. 2).
Let us take advantage of these moments when the priest uses the Roman Canon at Mass. Gift of prayer is always a great gift. God bless, Fr. Bona
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).
SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (10/30): Sunday Collection: $370; donation: $100. 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: https://www.stelizabethcleveland.org/donations/
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK, especially, Jay Kovács, Kathy Szabó, Kamilla Szabó and Anna Melega, Dorothy Fromhercz, and Alex Szaday.
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
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