Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
May 28, 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 29th

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 30th

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 31st

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, June 1st

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, June 2nd

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, June 3rd

CCD 9-11 am All Rooms
Gift Shop Opens 7:00-9:00 pm
Sunday, June 4th
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 29, 2006

Monday:

Monday: Acts 19:1-8; John 16:29-33


Tuesday:

Acts 20:17-27; John 17:1-11a


Wednesday:

Zephaniah 3:14-18a; Luke 1:39-56


Thursday:

Acts 22:30; John 17:20-26


Friday:

Acts 25:13b-21; John 21:15-19


Saturday:

Acts 28:16-20; John 21:20-25


Sunday:

Acts 2:1-11 ; John 20:19-23


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 $ 2,938.99

Second Collection $798.71

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 27

4:30 PM

Restore The Culture & Peace to the World

7:00 PM

Thad Downs


Sunday, May 28

8:00 AM

+Francisca Palad

10:00 AM

Martin Downs

Noon

+Pilar Abraigar

6:00 PM

+Pedro & Victoria Iman


Monday, May 29

8:00 AM

+Leng C. King

6:00 PM

All Souls in Purgatory


Tuesday, May 30

8:00 AM

Maria Quiambao

6:00 PM

+Maria Manalo Ricardo


Wednesday, May 31

8:00 AM

Isaiah Cruz


Thursday, June 1

8:00 AM

Connie Dayrit

6:00 PM

+Marge Glass


Friday, June 2

8:00 AM

+Luz Siraji

7:00 PM

Cynthia & Chris Johnson (25th Wedding Anniv.)


Saturday, June 3

8:00 AM

+Marge Glass


A reflection on the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

The Ascension marks the beginning of the end of the Easter celebration. We remember the the last apparition of the Risen One. Or the end of foundational period of the church, when the apostles, together with the first disciples, had the living experience that Jesus, whom they had followed in life and whom they had seen die on the cross, was not dead, but had risen. That experience, lived with such intensity, made them feel like a group, a community. Their faith told that center of their union was not only in the memory of what Jesus had said and done. They felt the Spirit of Jesus was animating their community and that the community had the mission to bring the good news of salvation to all men and women. These are the ideas reflected in today’s readings. The first one, from Acts, and the gospel tell, each in its own way, about that last apparition of the Risen One to the group of disciples. Those last moments they serve the purpose of confirming them in mission. What they have experienced is not just for them but for the whole humanity. By the power of the Spirit, the disciples will be witness to Jesus in Jerusalem and to the corners of the earth. What believers have received is not a gift for themselves: They have to share it.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del septimo domingo de Pascua

La Ascensión marca el comienzo del fin de la celebración pascual. Recordamos la última aparición del resucitado. Al final de aquel periodo de tiempo fundacional de la Iglesia, en la que los apóstoles, junto con los primeros discípulos, tuvieron la experiencia viva de que Jesús, al que habían seguido en vida y al que habían visto morir en la cruz, no estaba muerto, sino que habían resucitado. Aquella experiencia, tan fuertemente vivida, les hizo sentirse grupo, communidad. Su fe les decía que el centro de su unión no estaba sólo en el recuerdo de lo que Jesús había hecho y dicho. Sentían que el Espíritu de Jesús animaba a la comunidad y que aquella comunidad tenía la misión de llevar a todos los hombres y mujeres la buena nueva de la salvación. Esta ideas son las que se encuentran reflejadas en las lecturas de este día. La primera, de los Hechos y la del evangelio, relatan, cada una a su manera, aquella última aparición del resucitado al grupo de sus discípulos. Aquellos últimos momentos sirven para confimarlos en la misión. Se ve con claridad en ambas lecturas. Lo que han vivido no es sólo para ellos, sino para toda la humanidad. Los discípulos serán, por la fuerza del Espíritu, testigos de Jesús en Jerusalén y hasta los confines del mundo. Lo que los creyentes han recibido no es un regalo exclusivo para ellos, sino que lo han de compartir.

Fr. René Gomez

On Ascension Day Jesus withdrew his physical presence from his disciples. But physical absence does not mean absence of presence. People can be very close to one another even though separated by thousands of miles. In fact, physical presence can sometimes actually get in the way of intimate communication. Many of our disappointments in life are caused by the fact that seeing and touching do not always create the closeness we seek. For people to grow together there must be periods of absence as well as presence. In absence we see each other in a new way. We are less distracted by a person’s idosyncracies and are better able to appreciate his or her true worth. When we think of each other with love a spiritual bond is created between us, and we enter into a new intimacy. For those who love one another there is no such place as ‘far away’. Lord Jesus, raised in glory to the Father’s right hand, may your Spirit create a bond of love between us and you, so that when we think of you we will never be alone.


El Día de la Ascensión Jesús retiró su presencia físca de sus discípulos. Presencia física no quiere decir estar ausente. La gente puede estar muy cerca el uno con el otro aunque estén separados por miles de millas. En realidad, algunas veces la presencia física puede interponerse a una comunicación íntima. Muchas de nuestras frustraciones en la vida son causadas por el hecho de que el ver y tocar no siempre crean la cercanía que buscamos. Para que la gente crezca en unión deben haber períodos tanto de ausencia como de presencia. Cuando la persona está ausente podemos verla de diferente forma. Estamos menos distraídos de sus excetricidades y podemos apreciar su verdadero valor. Cuando pensamos en los demás con amor se crea un enlace espiritual entre nosotros, y entramos en una nueva intimidad. Para aquellos que se aman los unos a los otros no existe tal cosa como ‘muy lejos’. Señor Jesús, elevado en gloria a la mano derecha derecha del Padre, haz que tu Espíritu críe un enlace de amor entre Tú y nosotros, para que cuando pensemos en ti, no nos sintamos solos.