Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
May 21, 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, May 22nd

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, May 23rd

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, May 24th

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, May 25th

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, May 26th

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, May 27th

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

Sunday, May 28th

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 May 22, 2006

Monday:

Acts 16:11-15; John 15:26—16:4a


Tuesday:

Acts 16:22-34; John 16:5-11


Wednesday:

Acts 17:15,22—18:1; John 16:12-15


Thursday:

Acts 18:1-8; John 16:16-20


Friday:

Acts 18:9-18; John 16:20-23


Saturday:

Acts 18:23-28; John 16:23b-28


Sunday:

Acts 1:15-17,20a; John 17:11b-19


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 $ 2,276.10

Second Collection $575.32

Pew Donations $34,945.00

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, May 20

4:30 PM

Teresita Lamas

7:00 PM

+Rosa Miranda Gartan


Sunday, May 21

8:00 AM

Dolly Magsaysay (Thanksgiving)

10:00 AM

Alberto Ramirez Jr. (Thanksgiving)

Noon

Ben & Aurora Sarmiento (Thanksgiving)
Deceased Members of the Women’s Guild

6:00 PM

+Armando Tobias Sr.


Monday, May 22

8:00 AM

+Juana Del Val

6:00 PM

Cynthia & Christian Palad (Birthday)


Tuesday, May 23

8:00 AM

+Michael Lawrowski

6:00 PM

Marlinda Cantor (Thanksgiving)


Wednesday, May 24

8:00 AM

+Kevin McKenna


Thursday, May 25

8:00 AM

+Keven McKenna

6:00 PM

+Rachel Velazquez (Rest in Peace)


Friday, May 26

8:00 AM

Poor Souls in Purgatory

6:00 PM

+William Watson


Saturday, May 27

8:00 AM

+Fernando Dayrit


A reflection on the Gospel for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Today’s gospel goes straight to the heart of the Christian life. It speaks to us about the commandment, the only commandment: that we love one another. Could love be truly a commandment, a law, an order? Can anyone order us to love? In truth, love is something that comes from the inside, not from an order received from someone else. In the army, orders are given and executed. The same happens at work. But no one can order what we should feel for those around us. That is something different. Jesus knows that is something different. Jesus has experienced the love of God. Moreover, he has experienced that God is love. His presence in our world is the concrete sign of that love of God for each one of us. That love is what gives us life. The love of God created this world and keeps it in existence despite the many abuses we commit against one another. This is the reason Jesus speaks about the commandment of love. Because God loved us first. Because we are creatures of love. Love, as the second reading tells us, does not spring from ourselves, but from God. God is the origin of love, of that vital spring without which we cannot live.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del sexto domingo de Pascua

El evangelio de hoy va al centro de la vida cristiana. Nos habla del mandamiento, del único mandamiento. “Que se amen unos a otros como yo los he amado”. Pero, ¿puede ser el amar un mandamiento, una orden? ¿Nos pueden ordenar que amemos? En reliadad, el amor se piensa como algo que brota de adentro de una persona, no de una orden recibida de otro. En el ejército se dan y se obedecen órdenes. En el trabajo sucede lo mismo. Pero nadie nos puede ordenar lo que tenemos que sentir hacia quienes nos rodean. Eso es algo diferente. Jesús sabe que algo diferente. Jesús ha experimentado el amor de Dios. Es más, ha experimentado que Dios es amor. Su presencia en nuestro mundo es un signo concreto, real, de ese amor de Dios por cada uno de nosotros. Ese amor es el que nos da vida. El amor de Dios es el que creó este muno y el que lo mantiene en su existencia, a pesar de lo mal que lo tratamos y que nos tratamos unos a otros. Ahí está la razón por la que Jesús habla del mandamiento del amor. Porque Dios nos ha amado primero. Porque somos criaturas de su amor. El amor, como dice la segunda lectura, no es algo que nace de nosotros, sino que nace en Dios. El es el origen del amor, de esa corriente vital sin la que no podemos vivir.

Fr. René Gomez


“The Footprints”

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonged to him, and the other to the LORD. When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life. This really bothered him, and he questioned the LORD about it. “LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.” The LORD replied: “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trials and sufferings, when you saw only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.”


“Las Huellas”

Una noche un hombre tuvo un sueño. Soño que caminaba en la orilla de una playa con el SEÑOR. A través del cielo se alumbraban escenas de su vida. En cada escena veia dos pares de huellas en la arena: un par pertenecia a él y el otro, al SEÑOR. Cuando la última escena de su vida se alumbró ante él, miro hacia atrás, a las huellas en la arena. Notó que muchas veces a lo largo del sendero de su vida, habia solamente un par de huellas. También notó que ésto coincidia con los momentos más tristes y solitarios de su vida. Esto realmente le molestó y le preguntó al SEÑOR, “SEÑOR”, tu dijiste que una vez que yo decidiera seguirte, tú caminarias conmigo todo el camino, pero he notado que en los momentos más dificiles de mi vida, hay sólamente un par de huellas. Yo no comprendo por qué, cuando más te he necesitado, me has dejado solo.” El SEÑOR le contestó: “Hijo mio, mi querido hijo, yo te amo y nunca te he dejado. Durante tus momentos de prueba y sufrimiento, cuando tú has visto únicamente un par de huellas, era entonces cuando Yo te cargaba.”