RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Praise the Lord, my soul!
TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Magdolna Incze, by the Karácsony Family
MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:
|October||1||Saturday||No Traditional Latin Mass|
|October||2||Sunday||9:15 AM||Magda Wood, by the Family|
FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: This week we celebrate the feast of the three archangels: St. Michael, St. Gabriel, and St. Raphael. This time last year, I wrote about St. Michael, and so this year I would like to share few words about St. Gabriel.
St. Gabriel is one of seven archangels who enter and serve before the Glory of the Lord. The name Gabriel means “Man of God” in Hebrew or “God has shown might.” He is often depicted with a spear in his right hand and a mirror of jasper with an X (the first letter of the word Christ in Greek) in his left hand. The mirror signifies the wisdom of God as a hidden mystery.
According to Sacred Scripture, the archangel Gabriel is the messenger angel who appeared to people in the Old Testament and the New Testament on many different occasions. It is said that:
- Gabriel taught the Prophet Moses in the wilderness in order to write the Book of Genesis.
- He revealed the coming of the Savior to the Prophet Daniel (Daniel 8:15-26 and 9:21-27.)
- He revealed to Saints Joachim and Anne the conception of the Virgin Mary.
- He appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptist. (Luke 1:10-20)
- In Gabriel’s best known and most celebrated appearance, he announced to Mary that she would bear a son, who would be conceived of the Holy Spirit, and would be called Son of the Most High, and Savior of the World. (Luke 1:26-38)
- Gabriel may have been the unnamed angel, who appeared to St. Joseph in his sleep and instructed Joseph not to divorce Mary quietly. He explained that Mary’s child was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and that He would be named Emmanuel, which means God is with us. (Matthew 1:20-24)
- Gabriel may have been the angel who appeared to the shepherds near Bethlehem to announce the birth of Jesus. Luke 2:9-14)
- Gabriel may have been the angel mentioned by Luke who appeared to the Lord Jesus himself, in the Garden of Gethsemane before His Passion, to strengthen him. (Luke 22:43)
- Gabriel may have been the young man that Mark described who was seated in Jesus’ tomb and who also appeared to the myrrh-bearing women intending to anoint the body of Jesus. Mark said, “The young man clothed in a white robe told the women. ‘Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, he is going before you into Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.’’’ (Mark 16:5-7).
WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR FALL HARVEST DINNER AND RECITAL: We appreciate the support of our parish.
SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (9/18): Sunday Collection: $495. 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/
KATALIN NOVÁK, PRESIDENT OF HUNGARY, WILL BE IN CLEVELAND: On September 27, 2022, President Novák will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of Lajos Kossuth (University Circle) beginning at 3:00 p.m. Following this ceremony, there will be an opportunity to meet President Novák at the Saint Emeric Roman Catholic Church, from 6:00 PM that evening.
WASHER/DRYER: 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 and dryer, please let us know.
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.
THIS SUNDAY the 11:00 AM Mass from St. Elizabeth church will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/saint-elizabeth-of-hungary-church-cleveland-oh-384926355393572 and on the website, https://stemeric.com/
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