Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
March 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, March 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, March 28

Legion de Maria 7-8:30 pm Pilgrimage
2 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 29

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 30

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 31

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, April 1 

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

Sunday, April 2

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 27, 2006

Monday:

Isaiah 65:17-21; John 4:43-54


Tuesday:

Ezekiel 47:1-9,12; John 5:1-16


Wednesday:

Isaiah 49:1,5-9; John 5:17-30


Thursday:

Exodus 32:7-14; John 5:31-47


Friday:

Wisdom 2:1a,12-22; John 7:1-2


Saturday:

Jeremiah 11:18-20; John 7:40-53


Sunday:

Jeremiah 31:31-34; John 12:26


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 $ 2,413.08

Second Collection $2,815.61

Pew Donations $20,500.00

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 25

4:30 PM

+Romeo Lansang

7:00 PM

Angel Alvarez (Birthday)


Sunday, March 26

8:00 AM

+Fernando Vitales

10:00 AM

+Esperanza Velasquez

Noon

+Tirso & Dorothy Alcarion

6:00 PM

Jesus Alvarez


Monday, March 27

8:00 AM

+Tirso & Dorothy Alcarion

6:00 PM

+Fernando Ejercito


Tuesday, March 28

8:00 AM

+Kevin McKenna

6:00 PM

+Tirso & Dorothy Alcarion


Wednesday, March 29

8:00 AM

+Tirso & Dorothy Alcarion


Thursday, March 30

8:00 AM

+Tirso & Dorothy Alcarion

6:00 PM

+Gavino Sangalang (For his Soul)


Friday, March 31

8:00 AM

+Ruth Anna Kofee

6:00 PM

+Cesar Domingo Cabrera


Saturday, April 1

8:00 AM

Bernard D. Yeo


A reflection on the Gospel for the Forth Sunday of Lent

Lent is very advanced, and it is time to start focusing on what is most important and fundamental. Is that our sins? No. Rather, it is the love of God. Here is the key to the issue, the center of Christian life. And, of course, the energy that dynamizes the Sundays of Lent as we approach the celebration of Easter. Both the second reading and the gospel focus on this point with clarity. In the gospel Jesus speaks with Nicodemus—who represents any of us, an attentive disciple—and tells him some words that we all should keep in our pocketbook and, more importantly, in our hearts: “God so loved the world that he gave him his only Son.” God’s love is sort of crazy, measureless. If God asked us for advice, we probably would remind him, “everything with moderation.” God would be likely to answer us that we have not understood what is all about, He will invite us to read the famous 13th chapter of St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians—and we will do well rereading it. The second reading today is from Paul’s, in his letter to the Ephesians, and it starts in a way that does not leave any room for doubt about God’s way of being and God’s relationships with us . . .”This should be enough for us to make us rethink the petty ways we sometimes have of living our faith and our relationship with God. Paul says, moreover, that “even though we were dead in our sins, God gave us life again together with Christ.”


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del cuarto domingo de Cuaresma

La cuaresma avanza y es tiempo de irse centrando en lo que es más importante y fundamental. ¿En nuestros pecados? No. Más bien en el amor de Dios. Ahí está la clave del asunto, el centro de la vida cristiana. Y, por supuesto, la energía que dinamiza los domingos de Cuaresma según nos acercamos a la celebración de la Pascua. Tanto la segunda lectura como el Evangelio centran el punto con claridad. En el Evangelio, Jesús habla con Nicodemo—cualquiera de nosotros, un discípulo atento—y le dice una frase que todos nos deberíamos guardar anotada en un papel en la cartera o en el bolso y, más importante, en el corazón: “Tanto amó Dios al mundo loco, sin medida. Si nos pidiera consejo, cualquiera de nosotros le invitaría a ser más prudente en su forma de amar. Y le recordaríamos aquellos de que “en el medio está la virtud”. Posiblemente Dios nos contestaría que no hemos entendido lo que es el amor. Y nos invitaría a leer el famoso capítulo 13 de la primera carta de San Pablo a los Corintios—que no estaría de más que leyésemos de nuevo, por supuesto. La segunda lectura es de Pablo, su carta a los Efesios y comienza de una forma que no deja en sus oyentes ninguna duda sobre la forma de ser Dios y su relación con nosotros: “Dios, que es rico en misericordia y nos tiene un inmenso amor. . . “Con eso ya bastaría para hacernos repensar un poco la forma tan miserable que tenemos a veces de vivir nuestra fe y nuestra relación con Dios. Pero es que Pablo afirma además que “aunque estábamos muertos por nuestros pecados, nos volvió a la vida junto con Cristo.

Fr. René Gomez

Our Holy Week Schedule 2006

Palm Sunday, April 9th
Procession and distribution of Palms at
All our weekend Masses
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday: 8:00 am & 10:00 am (Spanish)
12:00 pm & 6:00 pm.

Holy Thursday, April 13th
No Morning Mass
7:00 p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Bilingual)
Adoration of Blessed Sacrament till Midnight

Good Friday, April 14th
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.: “The Seven Last Words”
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm.: Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (English)
Including the Liturgy of the Word, Communion
and Veneration of the Cross
5:30 p.m. Stations of the Cross-Viacrucis (Spanish-outdoors)
7:00 p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion (Spanish)

Holy Saturday, April 15th
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.:
Sacrament of Reconciliation.
7:00 p.m. Easter Vigil Mass (Bilingual)

Easter Sunday, April 16th
Easter Masses: 8:00am & 10:00 am (Spanish)
12:00 noon & 6:00 p.m.