TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINAY TIME – September 4, 2022

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

TODAY’S MASS INTENTION: Sándor Incze, by the Karácsony Family

MASS SCHEDULE & INTENTIONS FOR THE COMING WEEK:

September10Saturday9:00 AMTraditional Latin Mass
September11Sunday9:15 AMAlex M. Toth, by Lenny Toth

FROM THE DESK OF FR. BONA: For some time now, a major concern of the bishops has been the declining belief in and lack of understanding of the Eucharist among the Catholic faithful. To counter is trend the bishops of the United States decided to hold a Eucharistic revival program. This program commenced with the Year of Diocesan Revival (June 19, 2022 – July 11, 2023). To this end, I would like to share with you the witness of the Early Church: how strongly they believed in the Eucharist.

  • On the Lord’s own day, assemble in common to break bread and offer thanks; but first confess your sins, so that your sacrifice may be pure. However, no one quarreling with his brother may join your meeting until they are reconciled; your sacrifice must not be defiled. For here we have the saying of the Lord: “In every place and time offer me a pure sacrifice; for I am a mighty King, says the Lord; and my name spreads terror among the nations.” (Didache, c. 50-90)
  • They [Gnostics] abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer, because they do not admit that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, the flesh which suffered for our sins and which the Father, in His graciousness, raised from the dead. (St. Ignatius of Antioch, c. 107)
  • And this food is called among us the Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake but the man who believes that the things which we teach are true, and who has been washed with the washing that is for the remission of sins, and unto regeneration, and who is so living as Christ has enjoined. For we do not receive these things as common bread or common drink; but as Jesus Christ our Savior being incarnate by God’s Word took flesh and blood for our salvation, so also we have been taught that the food consecrated by the Word of prayer which comes from him, from which our flesh and blood are nourished by transformation, is the flesh and blood of that incarnate Jesus. (St. Justin Martyr, c. 150)
  • [Christ] has declared the cup, a part of creation, to be his own Blood, from which he causes our blood to flow; and the bread, a part of creation, he has established as his own Body, from which he gives increase to our bodies. (St. Irenaeus of Lyons, c. 189)
  • The Word is everything to a child: both Father and Mother, both Instructor and Nurse. “Eat My Flesh,” He says, “and drink My Blood.” The Lord supplies us with these intimate nutrients. He delivers over His Flesh, and pours out His Blood; and nothing is lacking for the growth of His children. O incredible mystery! (St. Clement of Alexandria, c. 198)

SAVE THE DATE: On September 25th we will have a Fall Harvest Dinner and Recital here at the parish. More information to follow.

SUNDAY COLLECTION FIGURES: (8/28): Sunday Collection: $652; special donation: $1,000. 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/

AM 1260 THE ROCK: Novena for Life to Our Lady of Sorrows starts September 7th. Join us Thursday, September 7th at 3 PM and continuing daily through the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15th as we pray a Novena for Life to Our Lady of Sorrows.  The Novena prayers are available on our website or by calling us at 216-227-1260.  Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.

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

WE ARE SORRY, BUT WE WILL NOT HAVE ONLINE STREAMING THIS SUNDAY.

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