Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
March 12, 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, March 13

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, March 14

 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 15

 Our Lady’s Prayer Group 6-10 pm Church
Confirmation Classes 6:30-8:30 pmSt. 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 16

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 17

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 18 

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

Sunday, March 19 

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 March 13, 2006

Monday:

Daniel 9:4b-10; Luke 6:36-38


Tuesday:

Isaiah 1:10,16-20; Matthew 23:1-12


Wednesday:

Jeremiah 18:18-20; Matthew 20:17-28


Thursday:

Jeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 16:19-31


Friday:

Genesis 37:3-4,12-13a;Matthew 21:33-43


Saturday:

Micah 7:14-15; Luke 15:1-3,11-32


Sunday:

Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-25


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 $ 3,282.67

Second Collection $2,068.83

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, March 11

4:30 PM

+Ana Zambon

7:00 PM

+Nery Bonilla


Sunday, March 12

8:00 AM

Natividad Mendoza

10:00 AM

+Ignacio Santiago

Noon

+Nancy Byrne

6:00 PM

+Ernest Santos


Monday, March 13

8:00 AM

Natividad Mendoza

6:00 PM

+Mary Jinx


Tuesday, March 14

8:00 AM

+Kevin McKenna

6:00 PM

Our Lady of Manaoag


Wednesday, March 15

8:00 AM

Mary Vecellio


Thursday, March 16

8:00 AM

Veronica Alvarez (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Our Lord Jesus Christ


Friday, March 17

8:00 AM

Elijah Patrick LaGuardia (2nd Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Emmanuel Pilar


Saturday, March 18

8:00 AM

+Rita Kelly


A reflection on the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent

Have you ever felt a great happiness that you wanted not to end? Have you ever wanted to stop the passing of time? Have you ever felt as if you were on the top of something very important, as if everything was full of light? Does the memory of those happy times help you to get through worse moments? Something similar must have happened to the disciples of Jesus when they saw the Transfiguration. This very impressive moments happens only a few days before the death of Jesus. And it is something that the disciples will keep in their memories forever. It is as an anticipated consolation. It anticipates the happy ending of the Resurrection of Jesus. We are told that, with Jesus, the end will be good, will be happy, even if at this time we feel horrible. Today’s gospel has always represented hope for those of us who live on earth in the midst of so many trials and difficulties. When in our lives everything seems to go poorly, when we have all kinds of problems, when it seems as if death and evil are winning, we will be able to remember this moment: Jesus appears in all his glory and assures us of his final victory. Death, pain, difficulties do not have the final word, because Christ has triumphed over all.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del segundo domingo de Cuaresma

¿Alguna vez ha sentido tan gran felicidad que hubiera queridoque no se acabara? ¿Ha querido conservar el momento, detener el tiempo? ¿Se ha sentido como si estuviera en la cumbre de algo muy grande, muy importante, como si todo fuera luz? ¿Ayuda el recuerdo de esos momentos felicies a pasar los momentos peores? Algo asi les debió suceder a los discípulos de Jesús cuando vieron la Tranfiguración. Este momento tan impresionante sucede solamente unos días antes de la muerte de Jesús. Y es algo que se van a llevar los discípulos en su memoria para siempre. Es como un consuelo anticipado. Anticipa el final feliz de la resurrección de Jesús. A nosotros se nos dice que con Jesús, el final será bueno, será feliz, aunque de momento estemos remal. Este texto del evangelio de hoy siempre ha representado esperanza para los que vivimos en la tierra en medio de tantos tormentos y dificultades. Cuando en nuestra vida todo parezca ir mal, cuando tengamos toda clase de problemas, cuando parezca que la muerte y el mal están ganando la partida, podremos recordar este momento: Jesús aparece con toda su gloria y nos asegura de su victoria final. La muerte, el dolor, las dificultades, no tienen la última palabra, porque Cristo ha triunfado de todo.

Fr. René Gomez