RESPONSORIAL PSALM: If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Magda Wood, by the Family
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|October||8||Saturday||9:00 AM||Traditional Latin Mass|
|October||9||Sunday||9:15 AM||András Karácsony, by Karácsony Family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: Every October the Catholic Church in the United States celebrates Respect Life Month, and the first Sunday of October is observed as Respect Life Sunday. As Catholics, we are called to cherish, defend, and protect those who are most vulnerable, from the beginning to the end of their lives, and at every point in between. During the month of October, the Church asks us to reflect more deeply on the dignity of every human life.
Out of all the issues, the threat of abortion remains the Church’s preeminent priority because it directly attacks life itself, because it takes place within the sanctuary of the family, and because of the number of lives destroyed.
Even though the Supreme Court’s ruling struck down the Roe v. Wade decision, our efforts to protect the unborn remain as important as ever. The issue of the protection of the unborn is now fought on the state level. Evil always wants to spread and thus it is no coincidence that in states that promote abortion the matters become progressively worse as all the restrictions are removed one by one and even the door to infanticide is open. Additionally, many proponents of abortion contaminate many other important issues by inserting it into legislation regarding immigration, care for the poor, and health care reform.
This is a black and white issue and there is no such thing as privately being opposed, but publically supporting it (for the sake of others who may want to have that legal option). Abortion is a murder and it does not depend on whether one “believes” in it or not. It is a scientific fact that life begins at conception. By fighting to ban abortion, we are not forcing our beliefs on others. This is natural (divine) law binding everyone. It is common sense.
THANK–YOUS: (1) I would like to thank all of you who have worked so much in these last few weeks in preparing and servicing our Fall Harvest Dinner and Recital last Sunday. I appreciate your dedication and hard work that you offer for our parish.
(2) Thank you very much for your continuous support of the parish. I will be soon posting the details of the fiscal year that ended on June 30, 2022. As a summary, unfortunately, we continue to rely heavily on our savings and are depleting our reserves. We are a small community with big church (and thus significant expenses). At our next parish meeting, we will have to discuss what we can do.
SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (9/25): Sunday Collection: $1112; donation: $200. 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/
WASHER: Three men from the Kőrősi Csoma Sándor program will be living at the guesthouse of St. Emeric parish. If you know someone who is disposing of their older, but still in working condition washer, please let us know.
TEMPORARY CHANGES IN MASS SCHEDULE AT ST. EMERIC: For the first time since 2018, priests of the Diocese are meeting in Convocation from the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 4th through Friday, Oct. 7th. On Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday of this week, there will be no daily Mass at St. Emeric. Also, the week of October 10, I will be participating at a canon law conference here in Cleveland. Consequently, the week of Oct. 10-14, the daily Masses will be at 7:30 AM (with the exception of Friday, the 14th, when it will be at 8 AM).
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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