Dear St. Emeric Parishioners!
Fall has arrived bringing with it its magical splendor of the colored fall leaves and nature’s seasonal bounties. In the month of October we witness God’s beautiful creation in the magnificence of all its seasonal glory.
The month of October is very special in the life of the Church also.
October is the month of the Rosary. Thank you to Father Barnabas Kiss for sharing with us the following—
In praying the rosary we show our respect for the Mother of God and bring to mind the mysteries of our salvation.
One section of the prayers of the rosary is called a decade consisting of one Our Father, followed by ten Hail Mary-s during which we reflect upon a “mystery” and conclude with the Glory be to God… After each decade it is customary to say a petition, for example the one that the children of Fatima learned from the angel of the apparitions — “ Oh Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of the mercy.” On various days of the week we can meditate on the life of Jesus and Mary through the mysteries — the Joyful Mysteries ( Monday and Saturday), The Luminous Mysteries (Thursday) , the Sorrowful Mysyteries ( Tuesday and Friday), and the Glorious Mysteries ( Wednesday and Friday).
When we pray the rosary, besides our own petitions, let us also pray for the sick of our parish, and for our parish itself.
Mass times in October – 1PM. Come to church, celebrate Mass, and pray for our parish!
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament – Sunday, October 5 As Father Antal announced last Sunday, this Sunday half hour before Mass, that is 12:30,the Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration. Please join in the prayers.
YOUTH MASS – October 5. We welcome all the youth and thank those especially who assume assisting roles during the Mass. After Mass, again as usual, there will be yummies, like birthday cake, etc. to celebrate the October birthdays! Everyone, young and old ( young in spirit) are welcome for coffee and cake.
Wednesday, October 8 is the Feast of the Blessed Mother Patroness of Hungary. For more than thousand years, the home and the people of the Hungarian nation have been under the special patronage of our Blessed Mother. For this we give thanks and pray for this to continue.
The Hungarian Martyrs of Arad are the generals who were executed in the city of Arad after the defeat of the 1848-1849 Hungarian Freedom Fight for their roles in the struggle. The date of this historical commemoration is October 6. Let us remember these courageous men in our prayers.
Franciscan martyrs. October 10 is the Feast of St. Denis and companions. In 1227 seven Franciscans traveled to Morocco to preach the Gospel. Their leader was Denis of Calabria. First he preached to the Italian merchants, then on their way preached the Christian faith to the Mohammedans. They were arrested by their enemies and since they would not deny their faith were beheaded. They gave their lives for the teaching of the Gospel.
I would like to thank Father Barnabas Kiss of Holy Cross Church in Detroit, Michigan, for sending their Sunday Bulletin week after week so that we also may benefit from the pastoral messages contained therein.