Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Pentecost Sunday of Easter
May 27, 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 28

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 29

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 30

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 31

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 1

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, June 2

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

Sunday, June 3

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 28, 2007

Monday:

Sirah 17:20-24; Mark 10:17-27

Tuesday:

Sirah 35:1-12; Mark 10:28-31

Wednesday:

Sirah 36:1,4-5a,10-17; Mark 10:32-45

Thursday:

Romans 12:9-16; Luke 1:39-56

Friday:

Sirah 44:1,9-13; Mark 11:11-26

Saturday:

Sirah 51:12cd-20; Mark 11:27-33

Sunday:

Proverbs 8:22-31; John 16:12-15


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 $ 2,559.59
Second Collection $ 875.33

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 5

4:30 PM

Joel Aniel (Birthday)

7:00 PM

+Euclides Valdez (Death Anniv.)


Sunday, May 6

8:00 AM

+Miguel Lualhati

10:00 AM

Familia Murillo Martinez

Noon

Lillet Acosta (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Marlon Despues


Monday, May 7

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena

6:00 PM

+Petrona Jimenez (Anniv)


Tuesday, May 8

8:00 AM

+Leng King

6:00 PM

Tess Luis


Wednesday, May 9

8:00 AM

+Maria Manalo Ricardo


Thursday, May 10

8:00 AM

Teresita Luis

6:00 PM

+Maria M. Ricardo


Friday, May 11

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbrna (Healing)

7:00 PM

Rosie Robledo


Saturday, May 12

8:00 AM

Socorro Jimenez (Birthday)


A reflection on the Gospel for Pentecost Sunday of Easter

It may be that sometimes words are too used and therefore are spent and rendered meaningless. That could be the case with the word love. We also say that we are sent by God. To whom or to what. We often said we love one another. Perhaps we convince ourselves of that often said we love one another. Perhaps we convince ourselves of that but there sometimes there is a quite considerable distance between words and actions. Do we truly felt sent by God? How conscious are we? Supposedly at Confirmation we all received the power of the Spirit to be apostles, that is, missionary sent. In the Creed we say that we believe in the Apostolic church and yet sometimes we may feel or act as if mission belonged purely to the priests, bishops, and nuns. Someone else is called to do that kind of work. Sometimes we defend ourselves saying we don’t know how to, we have no education, we are not worthy.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del pentecost domingo de pascua

Puede ser que, a fuerza de gastadas, las palabras se nos vacíen. Se dice mucho la palabra amor, se dice que somos enviados por Dios. Decimos que amamos. Quizá nos lleguemos a convencer, pero entre las palabras y la prática a veces hay una distancia algo larga ¿Somos de versa enviados por Dios? ¿Somos concscientes de ello? Se supone que, en la Confirmación, todos hemos recibido la fuerza del Espíritu para ser apóstoles, es decir, misioneros, enviados. Decimos en el Credo que creemos en la Iglesia apostólica—a la que pertenecemos pero a veces pensamos que la misión, la proclamación, es cosa de los padrecitos y las religiosas. Alguien más está llamado a hacer ese trabajo, pero no yo...Yo no sé, no soy digno, no tengo estudios….

Fr. René Gómez

Sometimes words become empty because we use and abuse them. We are sent, we say. Are we really, and do we feel it fully? We are supposed to have received the strength of the Spirit. And we say we have received the commandment from the Lord. Sent? To what? To begin with, the sending has been done after a double greeting of peace. Therefore, our first objective is to bring peace to others. Do we, really? We need to make words gain their full meaning. How do our conversations really tell what is truly important in our lives? Today we are told of the mission of the church, with the intervention of the Holy Spirit. This mission is the mission of Christ. Jesus transmits the mission he has received. The objective of such mission is the forgiveness of sins, which is a prerogative of God. At the moment of departing and giving birth to an institution in charge of perpetuating such gift of forgiveness, Jesus gives us the spirit so that the power endures in the church. The first mission of the church is forgiveness. The scripture speaks of the Spirit underlining its effects. It is a wind that shakes off our laziness. It is a flame that enkindles us and it is a fire that consumes us. It is water that refreshes and makes the seed fructify. And all these things are necessary for a true Christianity. Christianity is essentially a religion from the inside out: the rites, and external ceremonies are empty of meaning without the interiority. Christianity is a religion of personal love for Christ, where he is everything.

Puede ser que, a fuerza de gastadas, las palabras se nos vacíen. Somos enviados...¿Lo somos de veras y lo sentimos así? Se supone que hemos recibido la fuerza del Espíritu. Y que del mismo Señor hemos recibido el mandato. ¿A qué? De momento, el envío se ha hecho después de un doble saludo de paz. Llevar la paz será, por tanto, un primer ojetivo del envío. Convendrá, de vez en cuando, hacer florecer todo el contenido de las palabras. ¿Como denotan nuestras conversaciones lo que más nos interesa en esta vida? Hoy se habla de la misión de la Iglesia en la que interviene el Espíritu Santo. Esta misión es la misma misión de Cristo. Jesús les transmita la misión que El ha recibido. La finalidad de su misión era el perdón de los pecados, poder exclusivo de Dios. En el momento de partir y dar nacimiento a una institución encargada de perpetuar este don, comunica su Espíritu para que haga duradero en su Iglesia este poder. La primera misión de la Iglesia es transmitir el perdón de Dios. La Escritura nos habla del Espíritu Santo por los efectos que produce. Es viento que sacude nuestra indolencia. Es llama que incendia y fuego que devora. Es agua que refresca y que fecunda. Todo esto es necesario para vivir un cristianismo auténtico. El cristianismo es religión esencialmente interior: de dentro a fuera. Los ritos, ceremonias exteriores, sin este sentido de interioridad, se quedan vacíos de contenido y se convierten en gestos ridículos. El cristianismo es una religión de amor personal a Cristo, donde El lo es todo.