RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Lord, come to my aid!
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Borbála Karácsony, by the Karácsony Family
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|August||15||Monday||12 Noon||In honor of St. John Paull II, by Lenny Toth|
|August||20||Saturday||9:00 AM||Traditional Latin Mass|
|August||21||Sunday||9:15 AM||Deceased Memebers of the Karetka Families, by Imre Karetka family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: (1) After some thought and consultation, I have decided to have a Harvest Festival Dinner this year. We did not have this year the St. Elizabeth Alumni and Friends Dinner, and so in lieu of that I thought we can try this fall event. It will not be on the scale it was in 2019. It will much smaller and we will hold it on September 25th. Also, if you can mark your calendars for November 13 for our St. Elizabeth Dinner when we will celebrate our 130 years!
(2) On Monday, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary. This year, because it falls on Monday, it is not a Holy Day of Obligation. However, I will offer an extra Mass that day at Noon here at St. Elizabeth of Hungary church. Additionally, at St. Emeric parish Masses will be at 9AM Mass and 7PM Mass in English. Let us thank our Blessed Mother for her continued help and protection.
God showed his greatness and power when he protected his Son’s mother from the original sin. The greatness and power of God was also manifested in the fact that the body of the Virgin did not fall under the law of decay, but at the end of her life, God glorified her in body and soul, took her up to heaven and made her the Queen of the World. This feast of the Virgin Mary indicates to us that after the resurrection our bodies will also share in eternal happiness.
How many people have been given strength by the image of the satanic-crushing Virgin Mary! The role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our Hungarian Christianity is extremely rich. Let us go to mass on this day! Let us thank our Blessed Mother for her continued help and protection.
(3) At St. Emeric parish we have had some good responses to the diocesan event called 9 Nights of Night Prayers. The last night will be on Monday (8:15PM), on the Solemnity of Assumption. After the night prayer on this day, we will have an ice-cream social. Country Parlour Ice Cream is donating the ice cream. As far as the ice cream itself is concerned, the company created a special flavor called Regina caeli. It is sweet like Our Lady, and will taste like a white chocolate chip/macadamia nut cookie. All of you are invited!
SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (8/7): Sunday Collection: $645. Special Donation: $300. 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/
ST. STEPHEN DAY PICNIC at ST. EMERIC: St. Stephen Day Picnic will be held at St. Emeric church on August 21. Mass of St. Stephen will be at 11:15AM, Picnic food from 12:30-4PM (Debrecen sausage, staffed cabbage, gyulás, bread, lángos (elephant ear), cookies, coffee; children menu: hotdogs). A blessing of giant bread at 1PM, music throughout. No need to RSVP.
SAINT HELEN: Saint Helen, also known as St. Helena, is the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. Tradition attributes to her the discovery of the cross of Jesus. When Constantine ascended to the throne in 306, he took his mother to the imperial court with him and gave her the title of empress dowager and free disposal of the treasury. At that time, Helen’s image was minted on coins as well. In 326, she made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, visited the holy places of Christianity, and had churches built in Bethlehem and on the Mount of Olives. According to a fourth century tradition, the crosses of Jesus and those of the two criminals, as well as the tools of the crucifixion, were found on Golgotha. The place was not easy to find because during the Roman persecutions, a temple with a statue of Venus was erected (on Golgotha) so that whoever goes there to honor Christ would appear to be honoring Venus. Therefore, Christians avoided the place, and it was almost forgotten. When Helen found the place based on a heavenly sign, she had everything that belonged to the pagan cult removed from there, and after digging deep (in a rock cavity) they found the three crosses. She had a crown and a bridle bit made for Constantine from the nails, and she took the cross to Rome and built the Basilica of the Holy Cross. Her name is also associated with the discovery of the remains of the Three Wise Men, currently kept in Cologne Cathedral. She is revered as a saint, and her feast day in the Roman Catholic Church is on August 18.
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.
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