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St. Emeric HungarianChurch re-opens

St. Emeric Hungarian Roman Catholic Church
Re-opening November 4,2012

With its church bells tolling its reopening at noon on Sunday, November 4th, nearly 600 people gathered to celebrate Mass at St. Emeric Roman Catholic Church for the first time since its closing more than two years ago.

St Emeric Church re-opening


The Rev. Sandor Siklodi returned to the parish as its pastor after serving for 25 years as its spiritual leader.

Rev. Sandor Siklodi at St Emeric Hungarian Church in Cleveland

Rev. Sandor Siklodi


Concelebrating the Mass with Fr. Sandor was the Rev. Robert Begin from St. Colman Church where the St. Emeric parishioners celebrated Mass during their Church's closure.

Rev. Sandor Siklodi and Rev. Robert Begin

Rev. Sandor Siklodi and Rev. Robert Begin

Among those present were the Hungarian Consul General of New York, Karoly Dan, the Honorary Hungarian Consul General of Cleveland, Laszlo Bojtos, choir members from St. Colman Church, many members from the other closed churches that have reopened, about 100 Cleveland Hungarian scouts who call St. Emeric Parish their home, and many other guests from different religious denominations in the area.

Crowd at St Emeric Church


A reception followed the Mass in the Church Hall.

Thanks to Michael Horvath for the description and photos. Visit the Scouts website for more photos from the celebration.

Hungarian Scouts at St Emeric Church

Hungarian Scouts at St Emeric Church




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