St Aloysius Bulletin 11.18 - 11.25.2018

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost (Sixth Sunday after Epiphany)

Prayer Request
• Prayers are requested for Fr. Hawker, who is recovering in Arcadia.
• Please continue your prayers for Mr. Luis de los Reyes.
• Please pray for the repose of the soul of Martin Long Nguyen (nephew
of Minh Nguyen), who died Mon, Nov 12. Funeral details as follows:
Visitation 4-8pm; Rosary 6:00pm Monday Nov 19
Darling Fisher Family Mortuary
471 E Santa Clara St, San Jose
Funeral Mass 10:30am Tuesday, Nov 20
St Athanasius Church
Graveside Service: to follow Calvary Cemetery
2650 Madden Ave, San Jose
Holy Name Society
The Holy Name Society will meet this Wed, Nov 21, 7:00pm at St Thomas
More in San Jose. All men from the Bay Area are welcome and encouraged
to attend.


“The man who sows,” says St. Jerome, “is understood by most to be
our Redeemer because He sows in the hearts of believers. The preaching
of the Gospel is the humblest of all arts, since it has for its message a Man
-God, a Christ who died, and the scandal of the Cross.” The Mass for today
thus brings out the divinity of our Blessed Lord. He is God because
He utters things hidden in God and unknown to the world (Gospel). His
word, compared by Him to a tiny seed cast into the field of the world, and
to a little leaven in the lump, is divine because it calms our passions and
brings forth in our hearts those marvels of faith, hope, and charity of
which we read in the Epistle.
Of the Church, stirred to greater effort by our Lord’s words, we have an
excellent figure in the three measures of meal, the whole of which was
leavened by the expanding force of the yeast (Gospel), and in the mustard
tree, the largest of its kind, where the birds of the air gladly come for shelter.
We must constantly meditate on our Lord’s doctrine, that like leaven
it may pervade and transform our hearts, and like the mustard tree may
spread abroad its fruits of holiness in those of our neighbor. “Grant, we
beseech Thee, almighty God, that ever meditating upon the truths Thou
has proposed for our intelligence, we may in every word and work of
ours, do that which is pleasing to Thee” (Collect). May God’s kingdom, to
which Christ its King has called us, be extended ever more and more.
Source: Dom Gaspar Lefebvre, OSB, 1945, adapted and abridged.