Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
February 26, 2006 - Bulletin

Welcome to St. Bruno’s Church

Bienvenidos a la parroquia de San Bruno


At our Sunday Mass, we come together from all our small communities and celebrate our oneness in Christ. Take a little time to get to know the folks you are celebrating Mass with.


Weekly Schedule

Monday, February 27

Esquipulas 7-9 pm Main Hall(Upper Room)
Spanish Bible Class 7-8:30 pm Upper Room
AA Spanish 8-9:30 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall

Tuesday, February 28

Legion de Maria 7-8:30 pm Pilgrimage
12 Step Group 7-9 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
Tongan Choir Practice 8-9:30 pm Church
Y.L.I. 12-3 pm Main Hall 2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesday, March 1

Our Lady’s Prayer Group 6-10 pm Church
Confirmation Classes 6:30-8:30 pm St. Michael’s
Holy Spirit Choir Practice 8:00 pm Main Hall
Gift Shop Opens 5:00-9:00 pm
Women’s Guild 11:30-1 pm Main Hall 1st Wednesday of the month

Thursday, March 2nd

OE Group 5-6 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
RCIA 7:00 PM Upper Room
Legión de María 7-8:30 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
Tongan Choir Practice 8-9:30 pm Church

Friday, March 3rd

La Purisima 6:30-8:30 pm St. Michael’s
Grupo de Jóvenes 7:30-9:30 pm Upper Room
St. Bruno’s Youth Group 7:30-9:30 pm Upper Room
AA Spanish 8-9:30 pm St. Gabriel’s
Holy Spirit Choir 9-11 pm Church

Saturday, March 4th

CCD 9-11 am All Rooms
Gift Shop Opens 7:00-9:00 pm

Sunday, March 5th

Gift Shop Opens 11:30 am
Tongan Choir Practice 2-4 pm St. Michael’s
Gift Shop Opens 6:00-8:30 pm

Readings for the week of February 27, 2006

Monday:

1 Peter 1:3-9; Mark 10:17-27


Tuesday:

1 Peter 1:10-16; Mark 10:28-31


Wednesday:

Joel 2:12-18; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18


Thursday:

Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Luke 9:22-25


Friday:

Isaiah 58:1-9; Matthew 9:14-15


Saturday:

Isaiah 58:9b-14; Luke 5:27-32


Sunday:

Genesis 9:8-15 Mark 1:12-15


Your Contribution / Su Contribución

 We are grateful for your consistent financial support each week. Please remember us in prayer and offering even when you are not able to be present.

First Collection $ 2,847.05

Second Collection $563.13

Estamos muy agradecidos por su constante ayuda financiera. Por favor recuérdenos en sus oraciones y ofrendas aún cuando no pueda estar presente.


MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, February 25

4:30 PM

+Newton Perrodin

7:00 PM

+Imelda Orozco


Sunday, February 26

8:00 AM

Lynette Santa Inez (Thanksgiving)

10:00 AM

+Tomas Masias (1 year Anniv.)

Noon

Spencer Family

6:00 PM

+Juana Barreda (1 year Anniv.)


Monday, February 27

8:00 AM

Verduzco Family

6:00 PM

+Fernando Ejercito


Tuesday, February 28

8:00 AM

Brigido & Lourdes Vega (Wedding Anniv.)

6:00 PM

Arlene Alvardo


Wednesday, March 1

8:00 AM

Santification of all Priests & Religious


Thursday, March 2

8:00 AM

Maria Corona

6:00 PM

Rog & Dee Villaflor


Friday, March 3

8:00 AM

Senivota Family

6:00 PM

Rosa Zepeda (Birthday)


Saturday, March 4

8:00 AM

+Maria Caridad Ricardo (Rest in Peace)


A reflection on the Gospel for the Eight Sunday in Ordinary time

Imagine that you have bought the car of your dreams. It has all the available technology, the tires that you chose, its color especially mixed for you—and the day after buying it, someone scratched one of its doors. The car was perfect and now, all of a sudden, it is no longer. If you were a rich person, you could sell it right away and buy a new one, all without any trouble. But the vast majority of us cannot afford to buy the car of our dreams, let alone to buy a second one because the first one got scratched. The truth is that most of us keep on using things even when they are no longer one 100 percent perfect, whether it is a car, a pair of pants, a blouse, a stove or a watch. And the same happens with our lives. We were created by God in his image and likeness, but our lives changed because of sin, because of our decisions and those of others, and because of the many circumstances of life. Sometimes we get so tired of the scratches on our life that we wish we could return it to God and ask for a new one. That is precisely the Good News: that God does indeed offer us a new life. It does not mean that we will get a new body or a new family, but it does mean that we have the opportunity to change and fix the dents that have marked our lives.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del octavo domigo de tiempo ordinario

Imagínese que se ha comprado el carro de sus sueños. Tiene todos los adelantos tecnológicos disponibles, las llantas que usted eligió, el color preparado específicamente para uste… Y al segundo día de haberlo comprado alguien le hizo un rayón en una de las puertas. El carro estaba perfecto y ahora, de repente, tiene un daño. Si usted fuese rico, podría venderlo y comprarse otro nuevo sin problemas. Pero la gran mayoría de nosotros no nos podemos permitir el lujo de comprar el carro de nuestros sueños y menos aún comprar un segundo porque el primero tiene una rayita. La verdad es casi todos nosotros tenemos que seguir usando las cosas, incluso cuando estas no están cien por cien perfecto estado, así sea un carro, una blusa, unos pantalones, una cocina o un reloj. Y lo mismo sucede con nuestras propias vidas. Fuimos creados por Dios a su imagen y semejanza, pero nuestras vidas cambian a causa del pecado, de nuestras decisiones, de las decisiones de los demás y de las circunstancias de la vida misma. A veces nos cansamos de tantos rayones que recibe nuestra vida y quisiésemos poder devolverla y que Dios nos diese una vida nueva. Esa es precisamente la Buena Nueva: que Dios sí nos ofrece una vida nueva. No quiere decir que nos vaya a dar un nuevo cuerpo, o una nueva familia, pero sí que tenemos la oportunindad de cambiar y arreglar los golpes con los que no ha marcado la vida.

Fr. René Gomez