Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Holy Family of Jesus
December 31, 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, January 1st

Esquipulas 7-9 pm Main Hall (Upper Room)
Confirmation Classes 6:30-8:30pm Main Hall (Upper Room)
Spanish Bible Class 7-8:30 pm St. Michael’s Hall
AA Spanish 8-9:30 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall

Tuesday, January 2nd

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, January 3rd

Our Lady’s Prayer Group 6-10 pm Church
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, January 4th

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, January 5th

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, January 6th

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

Sunday, January 7th

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 January 1, 2007

Monday:

Micah 4:1-4; Matthew 5:20-24

Tuesday:

1 John 2:22-28; John 1:19-28

Wednesday:

1 John 2:29—2:29; John 1:29-34

Thursday:

1 John 3:7-10; John 1:35-42

Friday:

1 John 3:11-21; John 1:43-51

Saturday:

1 John 5:5-13; Luke 3:23-38

Sunday:

Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12


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 $ 3,702.30
Second Collection $ 724.92

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, December 30

4:30 PM

+Jesus Bosque (Anniv.)

7:00 PM

+Abundio y Maria Oropeza


Sunday, December 31

8:00 AM

Catrina Cruz

10:00 AM

+Victor Baker (Death Anniv.)

Noon

+Honorato & Avelina Cruz

6:00 PM

+Chris & Adelaida Lo

Midnight

Maria Robledo


Monday, January 1

8:00 AM

Chino & Noemi (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

Familia Alfaro (Thanksgiving)


Tuesday, January 2

8:00 AM

+Jane Leong

6:00 PM

Florencia Molina (Thanksgiving)


Wednesday, January 3

8:00 AM

Genoveva Alfaro (Birthday)


Thursday, January 4

8:00 AM

All Souls in Purgatory (Nuvia)

6:00 PM

St. Anthony


Friday, January 5

8:00 AM

Day La Guardia

7:00 PM

Will & Rosie Mitchell (Thanksgiving)


Saturday, January 6

8:00 AM

Clem Quindoy


A reflection on the Gospel for the Holy Family of Jesus

One of the things that could cause the most anxiety in a parent is the lost of a child, not knowing where he or she is or what happened or if he or she is in danger. The story of today’s gospel shares the anguish that Mary and Joseph must have experienced when they lost Jesus. They left everything behind and went to search for their son until they found him. This story reflects family love but also shows the love of God for children. Regardless of how many times we get lost or get away from God, God is always ready to look for us, to offer us his embrace. It precisely for this reason that God became human in Jesus and suffered for us. As Christians, we are invited to walk with Jesus, to look for him when we get lost, to help others when they lose their way. We all brothers and sisters, children of the same family, and are called behave as a family where love reigns.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del cuarto domingo de La Sagrada Familia

Una de las cosas más angustiosas para un padre es perder a un hijo, no saber dónde está, qué le ha pasado, si corre peligro. La historia del evangelio de hoy compare la angustia que debieron pasar María y José al perder a Jesús. Dejan todo y se van a buscar a su hijo hasta que lo encuentran. Esta historia refleja el amor de una familia, pero también el amor de Dios por todos sus hijos. No importa las veces que nos perdamos o nos alejemo de él. Dios siempre está dispuesto a salir en nuestra búsqueda, a ofrecernos su abrazo. Fue precisamente por eso por lo que se hizo hombre en Jesús y se sacrificó por nosotros. Como cristianos, nos invita a caminar junto a él, a buscarlo cuando nos perdemos, y a ayudar a los demás cuando desvían su camino. Todos somos hermanos y hermanas, hijos de un mismo padre, y estamos llamados a comportarnos como lo haría una familia en la que reina el amor.

Fr. René Gómez


Dear Parishioner:

On this Feast of the Holy Family, we present a reflection on looking at authority from the child’s viewpoint: “Don’t spoil me. I know I ought not have all I ask for. I’m only testing you. Don’t be afraid to be firm with me. It makes me feel more secure. Don’t correct me in front of others. I’ll take more notice if you correct me in private. Don’t nag, or I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf. Don’t make rash promises. I feel badly let down when promises are broken. Don’t be inconsistent. That completely confuses me. Don’t put me off when I ask questions, or I will be forced to seek my information elsewhere. Don’t think it is beneath your dignity to apologize if you’re wrong. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm towards you. But two things I need above all others-understanding and love. If you give me these, the rest will take care of themselves.”

Queridos Feligreses:

Este día en que celebramos la Fiesta de la Sagrada Familia, presentamos una reflexión sobre la forma en que un niño mira la autoridad: “No me concientas, yo se que no debo tener todo lo que pido. Solamente estoy probándote. No temas ser firme conmigo. Me haría sentirme más seguro. No me corrijas en frente de los demás. Voy a hacer más caso si lo haces en privado. No me reprendas tanto, o de otra manera me protegeré haciéndome el sordo. No hagas promesas precipitadas. Me siento muy mal cuando no me cumples una promesa. Tampoco seas inconsistente, eso completamente me confunde. No me ignores cuando te haga preguntas, de otra forma buscaré información en otro lado. No pienses que te rebajarías si pides disculpa cuando estés equivocado. Una excusa honesta me haría comprender y amar. Si me das estas cosas, el resto se dará por añadidura.”