Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 17, 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, June 18

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 

Tuesday, June 19

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, June 20

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, June 21

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 22

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 23

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

Sunday, June 24

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 June 18, 2007

Monday:

2 Corinthians 6:1-10; Matthew 5:38-42

Tuesday:

2 Corinthians 8:1-9; Matthew 5:43-48

Wednesday:

2 Corinthians 9:6-11; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18

Thursday:

2 Corinthians 11:1-11; Matthew 6:7-15

Friday:

2 Corinthians 11:18,21-30; Matthew 11:18,21-30

Saturday:

2 Corinthians 12:1-10; Matthew 6:24-34

Sunday:

Isaiah 49:1—6; Luke 1:57-66,80


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 $ 2,744.65
Second Collection $ 721.72

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, June 16

4:30 PM

+Sam Dijanich

7:00 PM

+Jesus y Elodia Eduardo


Sunday, June 17

8:00 AM

Allan La Guardia (Thanksgiving)

10:00 AM

Socorro Pineda

Noon

+Fernando & Rosita & Violeta Magdamo

6:00 PM

Jovita Parayno


Monday, June 18

8:00 AM

+Leonardo Roman

6:00 PM

+Liam Hongliu


Tuesday, June 19

8:00 AM

+Sal Lucchese (1yr. Anniv.)

6:00 PM

+Ismael De La Torre


Wednesday, June 20

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena


Thursday, June 21

8:00 AM

+Nick Dijanich

6:00 PM

+Maxima Custodio


Friday, June 22

8:00 AM

Rich Arguel Family

6:00 PM

+Patrocinio Calma


Saturday, June 23

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)


A reflection on the Gospel for the Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

Women are the protagonists this Sunday, but they are passive. They don’t utter one word, but they suffer abuse and social prejudice. In the first reading we are presented with a clear example of abuse of power. Certainly David desired the woman. It could have simply been a sin of adultery. It would already be bad, but there is more. David took advantage of his power as king to get her husband killed. An uncontrolled passion became the murder of a man and the transformation of a woman into an object for the satisfaction of David’s instincts. Through the prophet Nathan, God denounces the sin of David. He also offers forgiveness but warns him that it has been David who started using violence to satisfy his instincts and that the spiral is not easy to stop: “The sword will never leave your house.” In the gospel we are told about a woman of ill repute. We understand she is a prostitute. Curiously, through, the guilt is placed all on the woman. It seems no one even thinks of how she has gotten to that place. The Pharisees have clear ideas. She is a sinner and must be marginalized. Jesus’ attitude is very different. He does not look at the past, does not dig into it looking for blame. He simply looks on the great love of the woman which she expresses in the gesture of washing Jesus’ feet with her tears, wiping them with her hair, and anointing them with perfume. Jesus says that those gestures are a sign that “the woman has loved much” Jesus not only forgives the sins of the woman, but, to the surprise of the Pharisees, he declares her saved. “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.”


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Undécimo domingo del tiempo ordinario

La Biblia a veces se parece a una novela. David deseaba a una mujer que no era su esposa. Hizo todo lo posible, y hasta lo imposible, por conseguirla. Hasta ahí, podría haber sido un pecado de adulterio. Ya sería demasiado, pero hay más. David se aprovecho de su poder como rey para hacer que muriera su marido. Lo que no era más que un deseo desbocado terminó convirtiéndose en el asesinato de un hombre y en la tranformación de la mujer en un objeto para la satisfacción de los instintos de David. Dios, por boca del profeta Natán, denuncia el pecado de David. También le ofrece perdón, pero le avisa de que ha sido él quien ha comenzado a usar la violencia para satisfacer sus deseos y que esa espiral no es fácil de parar: “la espada nunca se apartará de tu casa”. Este domingo, las mujeres son las protagonistas. Pero curiosamente la culpa se echa toda a la espalda de la mujer. ¡Como si no hubiera participado ningún varón en las acciones! Parece que nadie quiere pensar en por qué ha llegado a esta situación. Los fariseos tienen claras las ideas. Es una pecadora y debe ser marginada. La actitud de Jesús es muy diferente. No se fija en el pasado, no hurga en él para buscar culpas. Simplemente observa el gran amor que lleva consigo aquella mujer y que expresa en el gesto de lavar con sus lágrimas los pies de Jesús. De enjuagarlos con su cabellera y ungirlos de perfume. Dice Jesús que estos gestos son señal de que esa mujer “ha amado mucho”. Jesús no soló perdona los pecados a la mujer sino que, para sorpresa de los fariseos, la declara salvada. “Tu fe te ha salvado. Vete en paz”.

Fr. René Gómez

As you already know Fr. René Gomez is retiring after being here at St. Bruno’s for 10yrs. As of July 1st he will be retiring and will be moving to Serra Retirement Center in San Mateo. We invite all the parishioners to join us on July 1st, at the 12 noon Mass, that will be the last Mass Fr. René will celebrate with us; then following the Mass we will go straight to the Parish Main Hall so we can all have something to eat and we can all say good-bye Fr. René.

Sunday, June 17th we celebrate Fathers Day. We pray specially for all our fathers, both living and deceased. We invite all fathers of our Parish to please come to the Mass of your choice when we would give you fathers a special blessing. Also those of you who would like to get a special Fathers Day Cards for us to remember your father at our Masses during the month of June please see our parish secretary Elisa Alvarez or Mary Harmon.

The schedule for EWTN’s telecast of Pope Benedict XVI’s June 17 visit to Assisi, June 16, live ar 11:30pm, encore June 17 at 6pm, Damiano & St. Clare Basilica visits, live at 12:30am, encore at 7pm; Mass at St. Francis Basilica at 1:30am, encore at 8pm meeting with Clergy, live at 7:30am, encore at 12 midnight; Meeting with Youth & Departure, live at 8:30am, encore June 18 at 1am EWTN is carried on Comcast Digital.

This summer, we will have Summer Camp for children here at St. Bruno’s Parish. Our Sisters, the Missionaries of Charity as usual will run these camps for children on July 30th to August 3rd and August 6th. Permission slips and volunteer forms for those who would like to assist will be available at the parish office.


Como ya saben El Padre René se retira despues de estar aqui en la parroquia de San Bruno por 10 años. Desde el 1er de Julio se va retirar y va vivir en el centro de retiro Juniper de Serra en San Mateo. Invitamos a todos los parroquianos el 1 de Julio a la Misa de 12 del dia, esa será la última Misa que el Padre René celebrará; despues de la Misa pasaremos todos al salon de la parroquia para tener una convivencia y para despedirnos del Padre René.

El domingo 17 de junio celebramos el día de los padres. Y vamos a rezar muy especialmente por nuestros padres los vivos y ya fallecidos. Invitamos a todos los padrecitos de nuestra parroquia que vengan a la Misa de su agrado cuando estaremos dando una bendición muy especial. También si alguno de ustedes quieren tarjetas especiales del día de los padres para que su papá sea recordado en todas nuestras Misas durante el mes de junio, por favor vean a Elisa Alvarez nuestra secretaria o a Mary Harmon.

En este verano tendremos un Summer Camp para los niños aquí en la parroquia de San Bruno. Nuestras hermanas misioneras de la Caridad se encargarán de este campo para niños comenzando el 30 de julio hasta el 3 de agosto y el 6 de agosto. Puede conseguir las formas para el permiso o para los que quieran ser voluntarios en la oficina de la parroquia.