Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 20, 2007 - 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 21

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

Tuesday, May 22

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 23

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, May 24

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, March 25

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
Holy Spirit Choir 9-11 pm Church

Saturday, May 26

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

Sunday, May 27

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 21, 2007

Monday:

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

Tuesday:

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

Wednesday:

Acts 20:28-38; John 17:11b-19

Thursday:

Acts 22:30,23:6-11; John 17:20-26

Friday:

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

Saturday:

Acts 28:16-20,30-31; 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 $ 2,700.49
Second Collection $ 595.21

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 19

4:30 PM

+Raquel Arboleda

7:00 PM

+Pedro Zaldivar


Sunday, May 20

8:00 AM

+Sofio Elizaga Madeloso (40th Day)

10:00 AM

Familia Euardo Martinez

Noon

Amanda Navarro (Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Marlon Despues


Monday, May 21

8:00 AM

Virgie Sinigayan

6:00 PM

+Maria Rodel (Death Anniv.)


Tuesday, May 22

8:00 AM

+Jose Jarmonilla

6:00 PM

+Marie Trapani


Wednesday, May 23

8:00 AM

+Beatrice Silva


Thursday, May 24

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

6:00 PM

Cara Gaviola & Family (Health & Thanksgiving)


Friday, May 25

8:00 AM

+Maria Teresa Armendariz

6:00 PM

+Francisco Mendoza (1yr. Anniv.)


Saturday, May 26

8:00 AM

+Michael Lawroski


A reflection on the Gospel for Seventh Sunday of Easter

Sometimes we are too shy to confess what we believe. Perhaps we are afraid that people will reject us, or change the good opinion they have of us. Perhaps we think they might laugh or think we are dumb, too naïve, or too fanatic if we express what we truly believe and feel. The first Christians probably faced similar feelings. Today, in the reading from Acts, we meet the first witness, the first martyr who conquered his fear and proclaimed his truth. Stephem died for giving his prosecutors and executioners, fully trusting in the promises of God. “I see the sky opening, “he said. We are not likely to reach the extreme of having to give our own life to defend our faith, but there are many moments in daily life when we are called to be martyrs, to give our life for others and for the truth of God.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del septimo domingo de pascua

A veces nos da timidez confesar nuestras creencias. Quizá temamos que algunas personas nos retiren su buena opinión de nosotros. Pensamos que quizá se rían o nos consideren tontos, crédulos, o fanáticos si expresamos lo que de verdad creemos y sentimos. Probablemente los primeros cristianos se enfrentaron a cosas parecidas. Hoy, en la lectura de los Hechos de los Apóstoles nos encontramos con el primer testigo, el primer mártir que venció su miedo y proclamó su verdad. Esteban murió, además, perdonando a sus perseguidores y verdugos, confiando plenamente en las promesas de Dios. “Veo el cielo abierto”, dijo. Probablemente a nosotros no nos toque llegar a tal extreme de tener que dar la vida, pero hay actitudes de la vida diaria que también requieren mucho esfuerzo, mucho coraje y mucha fe. Hay muchos momentos en la vida diaria en los que estamos llamados a ser mártires, testigos, a dar un poco de vida por otros y por la verdad de Dios.

Fr. René Gómez

THE FOUR PILLARS OF PEACE

Pope John XXIII wanted to sow God’s peace at a time when the Cuban Missile Crisis had begun, the Berlin Wall had just been erected and memories of two devastating world wars were still fresh. Blessed John decided to write what would become his final and most influential encyclical, Pacem in Terris. He said we can sow God’s peace when we minister to the four hungers of the human spirit: truth, justice, love and freedom.

  • Truth. Half of the world faced, and still faces, a culture that has increasingly taught them that truth is an opinion, not a reality. Their identity might be summarized by the ideal of earthly pleasure, not the possibilities of self-transcendence. What they still need is the truth about themselves.
  • Justice. The frustration, pain, and despair felt by millions because of injustice will always lead to violence. The enormous amounts of poverty is a symptom of injustice. Justice is necessary for peace.
  • Love. While justice comes about through enlightened laws, it takes love to motivate people to keep those laws. Love is the lifeblood of justice.
  • Freedom. Reverence for human dignity flourishes where freedom is allowed. Freedom and truth and moral goodness must go together if one expects freedom to survive in any meaningful sense.
LOS CUATRO PILARES DE LA PAZ

El Papa Juan XXIII quiso sembrar la paz de Dios en un tiempo en el que la Crisis de los Misiles de Cuba había empezado, el Muro de Berlín había sido recién levantado y las memorias todavía andaban frescas. El Papa decidió escribir la que se convertiría en su última y más influyente encíclica, Pacem in Terris. Señaló que podemos sembrar la paz de Dios cuando prestamos servicio a las cuatro necesidades del espíritu humano: verdad, justicia, amor y libertad.

  • Verdad. La mitad del mundo se enfrentaba, y todavía se enfrenta, a una cultura que cada vez más les ha enseñado que la verdad es una opinión, no una realidad. Su indentidad se podría resumir en el ideal del placer terrestre, no en las posibilidades de la propia trancendencia. Lo que aún necesitan es la verdad sobre ellos mismos.
  • Justicia. La frustración, el dolor y la desesperación que millones sienten a causa de la injusticia conducirán siempre a la violencia. La enorme cantidad de pobreza es un síntoma de injusticia. La justicia es necesaria para la paz.
  • Amor. Mientras que la justicia sucede por medio de leyes ilustradad, se necesita amor para motivar a la gente a mantener esas leyes. El amor es el alma de la justicia.
  • Libertad. La reverencia a la dignidad humana prospera cuando la libertad es permitida. La libertad, la verdad y la moral deben ir juntas si uno espera que la libertad sobreviva.

Archbishop George H. Niederauer with the Cardinal Roger Mahony are asking everyone for “A World at Prayer is a World at Peace” Day, it will be this Saturday, May 19, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. This event offers an opportunity for a massive, prayerful display of Catholic unity, to pray the Rosary for world peace and for the strength and unity of families everywhere through the Rosary and the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary in order to renew and enrich the spiritual life of each individual that participates.