Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 15, 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, October 16th

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, October 17th

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, October 18th

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, October 19th

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, October 20th

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, October 21st

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

Sunday, October 22nd

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 October 16, 2006

Monday:

Galatians 4:22-24,26-27; Luke 11:29-32


Tuesday:

Galatians 5:1-6; Luke 11:37-41


Wednesday:

2 Timothy 4:10-17b; Luke 10:1-9


Thursday:

Ephesians 1:1-10; Luke 11:47-54


Friday:

Ephesians 1:11-14; Luke 12:1-7


Saturday:

Ephesians 1:15-23; Luke 12:8-12


Sunday:

Isaiah 53:10-11 Mark 10:45


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 $ 2,022.94
Second Collection $565.10

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, October 14

4:30 PM

Rhoda Tan (Special Intention)

7:00 PM

Maria Ayar (Birthday)


Sunday, October 15

8:00 AM

Lucas & Angie Tan (Wedding Blessings)

10:00 AM

+Francisco Españo (30 dias)

Noon

Mr. & Mrs. De Castro (10 yrs. Wedding Anniv.)

6:00 PM

+Leva Maddela


Monday, October 16

8:00 AM

+Eve Browne

6:00 PM

Camelia Poespouwidjojo


Tuesday, October 17

8:00 AM

Cora & Bern Hussey (Anniv.)

6:00 PM

+Ismael De la Torre


Wednesday, October 18

8:00 AM

Josefina Palafox (Birthday)


Thursday, October 19

8:00 AM

+Manuel & Teofista Malinay

6:00 PM

+Deborah Talavera


Friday, October 20

8:00 AM

Celeste Alexandra Yeo (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Crystal Camalle La Guardia


Saturday, October 21

8:00 AM

+Filomeno Asuncion


A reflection on the Gospel for the Twenty Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time

If we were asked whether we’d have widom or money, we might say we would prefer money. Wisdom, somehow, seems like a remote ideal, something that we could achieve somewhere else. In the Old Testament, God tells Solomon that, since he has not asked for anything but widom, he will be given riches also. Wealth is transitory, however. Wisdom is permanent. It is a matter not so much in knowing things but of savoring the things of God, that is, knowing how to live in a way that is pleasing to God. That is more enduring that riches. This is also the wisdom that the gospel speaks about when it says we should not accumulate treasures on earth, because they get corrupted. Wisdom is knowing how to appreciate things in their just value. For example, a country that consistently gives priority to education has better universities; a country that seeks to improve the living condition of people, fostering just laws and honesty prevail over the desire to get rich and in the long run, they have a richer life, even in material terms. If we want to built a society based on true values, we must found it on the law of God. We must respect moral precepts. In this way, our pleausers, ambitions, and greed will not be imposed on the true benefit for persons and society. We must value human beings. We must start by respecting the most fundamental basis of human relations. Do not steal or lie; pay fair wages; do not demand work or service in excess of what human dinity allows. Do not extort, use public funds, pass laws in favor of just a few and to the detriment of many others. Do not lie, falsely accuse, deceive, or misinform, value the family, do not comit adultery, do not foster prostitution, do not physically harm others; do not abuse the power of weapons, do not foster violence; do not consume alcohol in excess, do not fall into the vice of drugs.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Vigesimo octavo domingo

Si nos preguntara alguien qué preferimos tener, sabiduría o dinero, probablemente diríamos que dinero. La sabiduría nos parece algo vago, que de todas maneras se puede alcanzar. A Salomón, en el Antiguo Testamento, Dios le dice que, como no ha pedido nada más que sabiduría, se le concederá y, además, la riqueza. Las riquezas, sin embargo, se acaban. La sabiduría no consiste tanto en saber cosas, sino en “saborear” las cosas de Dios, es decir, vivir según lo que es bueno a los ojos de Dios. Es la sabiduría de la que nos habla el evangelio cuando dice que no hagamos tesoros en la tierra, que se corrompen. La sabiduría es dar su justo valor a las cosas, y apreciar lo que de verdad vale. Por ejemplo, un país que consistentemente da importacia a la educación, tiene mejores universadades; un país que busca mejorarla condición de vida de la gente, pasando leyes justas y poniendo en práctica conductas responsables, donde la sensatez y la honradez prevalecen sobre el deseo de enriquecerse a la larga tienen una vida más rica, incluso en ventajas materiales. Si queremos construir una sociedad con los valores auténticos, necesitamos fundamentarla en la ley de Dios. Necesitamos respetar los preceptos morales. De esta manera nuestros gustos y caprichos, nuestras ambiciones y avaricias no se impondrán sobre los bienes auténticos de las personas y de la sociedad. Tenemos que comenzar por respetar las bases más fundamentales de las relaciones humanas. No robar, no mentir, pagar sueldos justos, no exigir trabajos o servicios en exceso de lo que la dignidad humana permite. No extorsionar, no malversar fondos públicos, no pasar leyes que favorecen a unos cuantos y dañan a la mayoría. No mentir, no acusar falsamente, no engañar, no malinformar, valorar a la familia, no cometer adulterio, no fomentar la prostitución, no causar daños físicos, no abusar del poder de las armas, no promover la violencia, no consumir alcohol en exceso ni caer en el vicio de las drogas.

Fr. René Gomez


We take this opportunity to thank God and to thank all of you who participated in some way in our multicultural Festival. Thanks to God, our Festival this year was a great success. You will see in our bulletin our net profit and results.

Here is the list of our Winners of the Festival Raffle:

1st Prize Susana Takapu $1,000.00
2nd Prize Peter & Gloria Nalcot $500.00
3rd Prize Mr. Mateo Tatola $200.00
4th Prize Peter & Gloria Nalcot $100.00
5th Prize Elisa Alvarez $100.00
6th Prize Lem Abelgas $100.00

Our winner for the title of Miss Independence of St. Bruno’s Parish was Lupita Mendoza of our Spanish youth group, second place was Maricsa Aguilar and third place was Jaqueline Garcia. Congratulations to all.

ST. BRUNO’S FESTIVAL SUMMARY 2006
ON SEPTEMBER, 23rd & 24TH , 2006

Raffle

Profit

Expenses

Net Profit

Ticket Sales

$13,704.00

($2,757.73)

$10,946.27

Donations

$500.00

$500.00

Popularity

Queen’s Coronation Dance

$5,378.50

($2,537.11)

$2,841.39

Candidates Votes

$7,432.00

$7,432.00

Dances

Tongan Comm.

$7,000.00

$7,000.00

Sp. Youth

$1,010.00

$1,010.00

Handmaids of the Lord

$4,100.00

$4,100.00

Singles 4 Christ Dance

$

$

Food Sales

Tongan Comm.

$2,559.25

$2,559.25

Filipino Comm.

$344.00

$344.00

(Celi Alvaro, Remy Dizon, Ramon & Cynthia)

Couple 4 Christ

$570.00

$570.00

Guadalupe Community

$1,008.00

$1,008.00

Mary’s Prayer Group

$440.00

$440.00

Purisima Comm.

$700.00

$700.00

Josephina

$106.00

$106.00

Spanish Bible Comm.

$1,133.00

$1,133.00

Esquipulas

$500.00

$500.00

Women’s Guild

$133.10

$133.10

Games

$

$

Our Lady of Manaoag

$605.00

$605.00

Jovenes/Sp. Youth

$70.00

$70.00

TOTALS

$47,292.85

($5,294.84)

$41,998.01