Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
November 5, 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, November 6

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, November 7

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, November 8

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, November 9

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, November 10

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, November 11

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

Sunday, November 12

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 November 6, 2006

Monday:

Ephesians 4:32—5:8; Luke 13:10-17

Tuesday:

Ephesians 5:21-33; Luke 13:18-21

Wednesday:

Revelation 7:2-4,9-14; Matthew 5:1-12a

Thursday:

Wisdom 3:1-9; John 6:37-40

Friday:

Philippians 1:1-11; Luke 14:1-6

Saturday:

Philippians 1:18b-26; Luke 14:1,7-11

Sunday:

Deuteronomy 6:2-6 Mark 12:28b-34


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 $ 2,440.82
Second Collection $756.00

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, November 4

4:30 PM

All Souls

7:00 PM

Todas Las Almas


Sunday, November 5

8:00 AM

All Souls

10:00 AM

Todas Las Almas

Noon

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Monday, November 6

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Tuesday, November 7

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Wednesday, November 8

8:00 AM

All Souls


Thursday, November 9

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Friday, November 10

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Saturday, November 11

8:00 AM

All Souls


A reflection on the Gospel for the Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

We want to do things well. We need to know that we are on the right track and that our children will be on the right path in life. Sometimes, as we need clarity, we look at rules and commandments to point us in the right direction. What is most important, though? The Isaelites had many rules and norms, sometimes very small and petty, that they had created in their effort to do everything to please God. Sometimes they became difficult to remember. Jesus helps out by making a summary that can guide absolutely every human action. That is love. When a person is in love, he or she does not think much about norms and rules. They are totally involved in making one another happy. They don’t think whether helping the persons they love is an obligation. They simply do it. They try to please on another in everything, precisely because their happiness lies in seeing the other one happy. God only asks this : love. Each step taken in life, therefore, would be directed to pleasing God. What pleases God? God is pleased when his children treat one another with respect and dignity, when there is peace and harmony in a family, when for each person the good of others is more important than his or her own, when truth and justice reign. We don’t need to wait for big moments in life to do this. Our daily life is peppered with these little details that are signs of love, support, affection. Those little actions that lift up thos who were a little down, affirming their value. This is the greatest commadment and the most important one: loving God above all things and our neighbors as ourselves.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Trigésimo Primer Domingo

Queremos hacer las cosas bien. Necesitamos sentir que andamos por el buen camino y que nuestros hijos van a ir también por el buen camino. Y a veces, como necesitamos claridad, buscamos las reglas y los mandamientos para saber cómo orientar nuestras vidas. ¿Qué es lo más importante? Los isralitas tenían muchísimas normas y reglas, algunas pequeñísimas y deta-lladisimas, precisamente por esa misma necesidad de hacerlo todo según la voluntad de Dios. A veces era incluso difícil recordarlo todo. Jesús nos dice hoy que hay un buen resumen que nos puede orientar en absolutamente todo lo que hagamos. Se trata del amor. Cuando una persona ama, no se preocupa tanto de las normas. Instintivamente no va a hacer nada que hiera o haga daño a la persona a la que ama. Va a tratar de darle gusto en todo sin pensar si alguien se lo manda o no, precisamente porque su propia felicidad es ver contenta a la otra persona. Dios sólo pide eto: el amor. Cada paso que se da en la vida con ese amor está dirigido a agradar a Dios. Y ¿qué le agradar más a Dios? Que sus hijos se traten unos a otros como hermanos y hermanas; que se respete la dignidad y el derecho de todos; que haya paz y concordia en las familias; que para cada persona sea más importante el bien de los demás incluso que el propio; que la verdad y la justicia reinen. No hace falta esperar grandes momentos para esto. Todos vemos en nuestra vida diaria esos pequeños detalles que ayudan, muestran apoyo y cariño, levantan a quienes están un poco preocupados o deprimidos, afirman su valor. Esto es el mandamiento mayor y más importante: amar a Dios sobre todas las cosas y al prójimo como a uno mismo.

Fr. René Gomez

During the month of November all our Masses will be offered for the departed souls. For your convenience, All Souls envelopes are available in the pews for you to use to honor your departed ones. Please write the names of the ones you would like to be remembered and put your donation inside the envelope and place it in the collection basket or bring them to the parish office.

Durante el mes de noviembre todas nuestras Misas seran ofrecidas para todos los difuntos. Habrá sobres en las bancas para honrar a todos los difuntos. Por favor de escribir los nombres en los sobres de sus difuntos que quieran recordar y ponga su donacion adentro del sobre y pongalo en la canasta de la limosna o llevarlo a la oficina de la parroquia.


We all want to be happy, but happiness is not a right in itself, but something we need to work for. What is happiness for you? For some it means to be with the family and people they love. For others, happiness might mean to have things to buy, to live in a better house. What happens in this case, normally, is that as soon as they get what they think will give them happiness, they start seeking something else. For others, happiness is having power, prestige, or fame. It means being in control. TV commercials present happiness as having better things than our neighbors, driving a brand new car, and looking like models. In soap operas we see, however, that often people who have all that are not happy. But in the end, the good people find happiness usually accompanied by love and material prosperity.

Todos queremos ser felices, pero la felicidad no es un derecho adquirido sino algo que debemos conquistar. ¿Qué es para usted la felicidad? Para algunos es simplemte estar con la familia y los seres a quienes más se quiere. Para otros, la felicidad, ya están buscando otra cosa. Para otros, parece que la felicidad consiste en tener poder, prestigio o fama. En poder controlar algo. Los anuncios de televisión casi nos presentan la felicidad como el tener mejores cosas que nuestros vecinos, manejar el carro más moderno y lucir como modelos. En las novelas , sin embargo, vemos que a menudo las personas que tienen todas esas cosas no son muy felices. Lo único es que al final, los buenos encuentran la felicidad que suele ir acompañada de amor y prosperidad material.