Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
June 11, 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, June 12th

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, June 13th

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, June 14th

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 15th

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 16th

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 17th

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

Sunday, June 18th

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 June 12, 2006


1 Kings 17:1-6; Matthew 5:1-12


1 Kings 17:7-16; Matthew 5:13-1


1 Kinds 18:20-39; Matthew 5:17-19


1 Kings 18:41-46; Matthew 5:20-26


1 Kings 19:9a,11-16; Matthew 5:27-32


1 Kings 19:19-21; Matthew 5:33-37


Exodus 24:8; Mark 14:12-16,22-26

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 $ 2,400.62

Second Collection $724.43

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.


Saturday, June 10

4:30 PM

+James Joseph Maga

7:00 PM

+Mauricio & Maria Oropeza

Sunday, June 11

8:00 AM

Poor Souls in Purgatory

10:00 AM

+Gonzalo Quintero


Jimenez Family

6:00 PM

+Alberto Pereyira

Monday, June 12

8:00 AM

+Gertrudes Dayrit

6:00 PM

+Helen Lucille Maes

Tuesday, June 13

8:00 AM

+Bridget McGlynn

6:00 PM

Giovanna Demarco

Wednesday, June 14

8:00 AM

Marcosa Itac (Health)

Thursday, June 15

8:00 AM

Rosa Maria Toranelli

6:00 PM

Maria Palafox (Birthday)

Friday, June 16

8:00 AM

Carmelita Garcia (Special)

6:00 PM

+Maria Caridad Ricardo

Saturday, June 17

8:00 AM

+Jose Jarmonilla

A reflection on the Gospel for the Most Holy Trinity

The Internet is something wonderful, but most of us cannot even begin to explain how exactly it works. How can we access texts, photos, music, and even videos from anywhere in the world? How does all this information get transmitted? Where does our e-mail go once we click on the “send” button? What is cyberspace?....and a long list of other questions that many of us have. We could say that the Internet is a “mystery.” We say the same thing about the Trinity, that it is a mystery. But there is a great difference between the first mystery and the second one. The Internet might be a “mystery” for many of us, but there are scientific and technological explanations that explain its existence and how it functions. In the case of the Holy Trinity, there is no possible explanation for it. That is why we do say that it is a mystery, which by definition means that it cannot be understood or explained. If a mystery is revealed, explained and understood, then it is a mystery no longer. God is neither a mathematical problem nor a technological advance like the Internet. There will be days when we will doubt, like the apostle Thomas did; there will be days when we will trust completely in God, like Abraham did; there will be days when we will ask why certain things happen to us, like Job did. That is why today, the solemity of the Most Holy Trinity, is an invitation to accept God for who God is; a mystery, God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del domingo de La Santísima Trinidad

Internet es una maravilla, pero la gran mayoría de nosotros no podemos ni empezar a explicar exactamente cómo funciona. ¿Cómo es que podemos acceder a textos, fotos, sonidos e incluso videos, desde cualquier lugar del mundo? ¿Cómo se transmite esa información? ¿A dónde va nuestro correo electrónico una vez que pulsamos la tecla de “enviar”? ¿Qué es el ciberespacio? Y un sin fin de preguntas más que muchos tenemos. De alguna forma prodríamos decir que Internet es un “misterio.” Lo mismo decimos de la Trinidad: que es un Misterio. Pero hay una gran diferencia entre un misterio y otro. En el caso de Internet, puede que sea un “misterio” para muchos de nosotros, pero hay explicaciones cientificas y tecnológicas que explican su existencia y funcionamiento. En el caso de la Santisima Trinidad, no hay explicación alguna que valga. Por algo decimos que es un Misterio, lo que por definición quiere decir que no puede ser comprendido. Si un misterio es desvelado, explicado y entendido, entonces dejar de ser un misterio. Dios no es un problema matemático ni un avance tecnológico como Internet. Habrá días que dudemos, como lo hizo Tomás; habrá días que confiemos totalmente en Dios, como lo hizo Abrahán; habrá días que nos preguntemos el porqué de lo que nos sucede, como lo hizo Job….Por eso hoy, la solemnidad de la Santísima Trinidad, es una invitación a aceptar a Dios por ser quien es: un Misterio. Dios que es Padre, Hijo y Espíritu Santo.

Fr. René Gomez

Isaac Newton was one of the greatest mathematicians and scientists who ever lived. Yet towards the end of his life he said of his achievements: “I do not know what I appear to the world, but to myself I appear to have been like a little boy playing on the seashore and diverting myself in now ad then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, while the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” Even when we think we understan the mystery of God, we are still only beginning. We are still only children playing on the shore. But Jesus has lifted the veil on the mystery, and so we know that our games have a meaning and that our lives have a goal. We have a Father who cares about us; we have a Brother who died for us;; and we have a Spirit, a Comforter, who will guide us to the shores of eternity. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

Isaac Newton fue uno de los más grandes matemáticos y científicos que han vivido. Antes de morir, dijo lo sigute: “Yo no sé que es lo que el mundo piensa de mí, pero ante mí mismo, me veo como en niñito jugando en la playa divirtiéndome de vez en cuando al encontrar piedritas bonitas o conchitas del mar que son diferentes las ordinarias, mientras el gran océano de verdades por descubrir se presenta ante mí.” Aún cuando creemos que comprendemos el misterio de Dios, estamos apenas comenzando. Solamente somos niñitos jugando en la playa. Pero Jesús ha levantado el velo del misterio, y ahora sabemos que nuestros juegos tienen un significado y que nuestras vidas tienen una meta. Tenemos un Padre que se preocupa por nosotros; un Hermano que murió por nosotros; y tenemos un Espíritu, un Consolador, que nos guiará hacia las playas de la eternidad. Gloria al Padre, y al Espíritu Santo.

Special June telecasts on EWTN, the 24-hour Catholic TV network, include a documentary on Rome, the Eternal City, that airs June 17 at 5pm & 11pm and June 22 at 10am “To The Heights! Our Spiritual Ascent Towards God” follows Catholic teens and young adults as they hike up Colorado’s Collegiate Peaks Mountains. Led by French priest Fr. Antoine Thomas, they embrace the example of Pope John Paul II in their experience of nature, June 25 at 7pm and June 27 at 11am . EWTN is carried on carried on Comcast Digital Ch. 229; RCN Ch.80; Dish Satelite Ch. 261; and Direct TV Ch. 422. Comcast airs EWTN on Ch. 70 in Half Moon Bay and on Ch. 74 in southern San Mateo County.