Both councils are advisory to the Pastor.
The Parish Advisory Council mandated by our Diocesan Bishop with is involved in activities ranging from charity outreach projects to social events.
The Finance Committee mandated by Canon Law is involved with supporting financial budgets and forecasts to maintain the financial needs of Holy Family and St. Emery Parish.
The Hungarian Family of Saints (right) shrine is located in the Transept ‘North’ (left) of the Church. In this shrine, from left, Saint Stephen of Hungary, Lady of Hungary, and Saint Emery.
The statue of St. Emery was imported from northern Italy in 2000 during the restoration of the Church. This statue was hand carved from lindenwood, which is indigenous to the Italian Alps region. The statue St. Stephen (from 1932) was restored by Parishioner Henry Kutash in 2000 and the statue of Lady of Hungary (1932) was restored by a commissioned sculpture in 2000.
Saint Stephen is considered the founder of the Kingdom of Hungary, Lady of Hungary (Blessed Virgin Mary) is our Patroness Saint and Saint Emery is the Patron Saint of Youth.
The cornerstone from Saint Stephen of Hungary Church is located beneath this shine (See History section).
(Click on shrine and paintings to enlarge)
Beautiful side Altar frescos of Saint Ladislaus (right) and Saint Elizabeth (left).
These originals were painted by European trained artists in 1932 and restored in 2000.
St. Ladislaus (1040-1095) was a very beloved and esteemed King of Hungary. He was noted for greatly expanding the boundaries of Hungary and internal rule. Saint Elizabeth, Princess of the Kingdom of Hungary, was a greatly venerated Catholic Saint. She relinquished her wealth to the poor to join the Franciscan Order. She died at age 24.