St Aloysius Bulletin 12.09 - 12.16.2018

Third Sunday in Advent

Prayer Request

Please continue your prayers for Mr. Luis de los Reyes and for Betty
(sister of Joan Peros) who is battling peritoneal cancer.

Holy Name Society

The Holy Name Society will meet this Wed, Dec 19, 7:00pm at St Thomas
More in San Jose. All men from the Bay Area are welcome to attend.

Ember Days

Though it no longer binds under pain of sin, the Ember Days were tradi-
tionally days of fast and abstinence, having one meal with meat on Ember

Wednesday and Ember Saturday, and on Ember Friday, a full meal with
no meat. Two smaller collations, which combined equal less than a full
meal are permitted. Normally these sacrifices made by the faithful were to
pray for the young men who would be ordained to the priesthood on the

Ember Saturday. Please remember all the clergy in your prayers and sacri-

Novena of Masses for Christmas

Custom Christmas cards are now available in the back of the chapel with
which, for a small donation, you may have a loved one remembered in a
Novena of Masses beginning on Christmas and concluding on January 2nd.

All proceeds go to the support of the Retreat House.