Weekly Bulletin and Mass Intentions

Weekly Announcements
Month of the Sacred Heart

  1. Volunteers are needed for the Food Pantry on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the month from 9am – 12pm. We will have the food pantry June 25/26 and July 9/10.
  2. We are still in need of various projects to be done or completed. If you have maintenance skills, please see Father to assist. We also want to re-do the floor of the sanctuary and the nave.
  3. We are in need of altar servers and choir members. Anyone who is interested should see Jerry Helberg for training to be an altar server and Mrs. Lou Tiu for choir membership. Thank you.
  4. Registration for CCD classes has begun. Office hours are from 9:00am until 5:00pm Monday through Friday.

Trinity Sunday
by Fathers of the Church

18. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given.

BEDE: After the blessed Matthew had stated that an angel had announced the Lord's Resurrection, he then relates the vision of the Lord seen by the Disciples, telling us that the eleven Disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountains where Jesus had appointed them. For when going towards His Passion the Lord had said to His Disciples, But after I shall be risen again, I will go before you into Galilee (xxvi. 23). This the angels also told the holy women. And so the Disciples obey the command of the Master. But only eleven go to adore Him. For one had perished: he who had betrayed his Lord and Master.

JEROME: And so after His Resurrection Jesus is seen on the mountain in Galilee, and there adored; and though some were doubting, their doubt but increases our faith: And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.

REMIGIUS: The Evangelist Luke relates this more fully. For he tells us how when the Lord, rising from the dead, appeared to His Disciples, they were terrified and believed they were seeing a ghost.

RHABANUS MAURUS (or BEDE): The Lord appeared to them upon the mountain to signify that the Body which in His birth He had taken from the common earth of the human race, He had now in His Resurrection exalted above all earthly things. And that He might teach the faithful that if they desired to see the supreme glory of the Resurrection they must be earnest in passing from earthly delights to heavenly ones. And. Jesus goes before His Disciples into Galilee, because Christ is now risen from the dead, the first fruits of them that sleep (I Cor. xv. 20). And they who are Christ's follow Him and in their order pass over from death to life; to behold the Divinity in visible form. And that Galilee is interpreted to mean, revelation, fittingly agrees with this.

AUGUSTINE, Harmony of the Four Gospels 3, 25, 81: Let us consider in what manner the Lord was seen bodily in Galilee. For it is evident that He was not seen on the day of His resurrection. For on that day He was seen in Jerusalem at nightfall, as Luke and John plainly agree. Neither was it during the eight following days, after which, John tells us, the Lord appeared to His Disciples when Thomas, who had not seen Him on the day of the Resurrection, saw Him for the first time.

Unless it be said that these were not the eleven (who were now spoken of as the Apostles) but eleven out of the great number of His Disciples. But (par. 82) there is another difficulty against this. For when John had related that the Lord was seen, not by the eleven on the mountain, but by seven of them who were fishing by the lake of Tiberias, he adds: This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to his disciples, after he was risen from the dead (xxi. 14). We must here understand him as referring to the number of days, not to the number of manifestations. If however we take it that the Lord was seen by the eleven within those eight days before Thomas had seen Him, this manifestation by the lake of Galilee will be the fourth, not the third. Because of this we are forced to believe that He was seen last by the eleven on the mountain in Galilee.

We find therefore (par. 82) in the four Evangelists, that there were ten separate manifestations of the Lord after His Resurrection.

  1. To the women by the sepulchre.
  2. To the same women as they are returning from the sepulchre.
  3. To Peter.
  4. To the two Disciples going to the village.
  5. To many in Jerusalem when Thomas was not there.
  6. When Thomas saw Him.
  7. By the lake of Tiberias.
  8. On the mountain of Galilee of which Matthew speaks.
  9. To the eleven as they were at table, as told by Mark; as they were not again to eat with Him on earth.
  10. On the same day, no longer upon the earth, but lifted up in a cloud as He was taken up to heaven, which Mark and Luke relate (par. 84). But as John confesses all were not written down (xxi. 25). For He had frequent conversations with them throughout the forty days which preceded His Ascension into heaven (Acts i. 3).

REMIGIUS: The Disciples seeing Him knew it was the Lord, and casting themselves with their faces to the ground they adored Him. And for this their kind and tender Master, to take all doubt from their hearts, draws near and confirms them in their belief. Hence there follows: And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to the in heaven and in earth.

JEROME: Power is given to Him Who a little while before was crucified and buried in the sepulchre; Who afterwards rose again. RHABANUS (or BEDE): He does not say this of His Divinity Co-eternal with the Father, but of the humanity He assumed, in which he was made a little lower than the angels (Heb. ii. 9).

CHRYSOLOGUS, Semi. So: The Son of God brought to the son of the Virgin, God brought to man, Divinity to flesh, that which He possessed forever with the Father. JEROME: Power is given in heaven and on earth, so that He Who before reigned in heaven might now reign on earth through the faith of those who believed in Him.

REMIGIUS: That which the psalmist says of the Lord rising again from the dead: Thou hast set him over all the works of thy hands (viii. 7), this the Lord now says of Himself: All power is given to me in heaven and on earth. And here we should note, that even before His Resurrection the angels knew they were the subjects of the Man Christ. Willing therefore that it should be known to all men, that He was given all power in heaven and on earth, He sent preachers who would make known the Word of Life to all nations. Hence follows:

19. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the . . .

BEDE: He Who before His Passion had said: Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles (Mt. x. 5), now risen from the dead, says: Go teach all nations. By this the Jews are confounded, who say that the Christ is to come for their salvation only. And let the Donatists blush for shame who, wishing to limit Christ to one locality, assert that He is only in Africa, and not in any other places.

JEROME: Therefore, they first teach all nations, and when they are taught they are baptized in water. For it may not happen that the body receives baptism before the soul has received the truth of faith. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; so that one shall be Their gift Whose Divinity is one; and the name of the Trinity is One God.

CHRYSOLOGUS: Therefore, the One and the Same Power who made them re-creates all nations unto salvation. DIDYMUS, on the Holy Spirit, 1, 2 (in Jerome): And though there may be someone of so perverted soul that he will attempt to baptize omitting one or other of these Names, and this in disobedience to Christ who laid down the law of baptism; nevertheless he will baptize without effect; or rather, he could not deliver from their sins those he thinks he has baptized.

From these words we may understand how undivided is the nature of the Trinity, that the Father is truly the Father of the Son, and the Son indeed the Son of the Father, and that the Holy Ghost is in truth the Spirit of both the Father and of the Son of God; and that He is also the Spirit of Wisdom and Truth, that is, of the Son of God. This then is the baptism of believers, and in this Trinity the divine plan of the Church's obedience is perfected.

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