Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 15, 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, July 16

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

Tuesday, July 17

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 Main Hall
Y.L.I. 12-3 pm Main Hall - 2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesday, July 18

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, July 19

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 Main Hall

Friday, July 20

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, July 21

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

Sunday, July 22

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 July 16, 2007

Monday:

Exodus 1:8-14,22; Matthew 10:34—11:1

Tuesday:

Exodus 2:1-15a; Matthew 11:20-24

Wednesday:

Exodus 3:6,9-12; Matthew 11:25-27

Thursday:

Exodus 3:13-20; Matthew 11:28-30

Friday:

Exodus 11:10—12:14; Matthew 12:1-8

Saturday:

Exodus 12:37-42; Matthew 12:14-21

Sunday:

Genesis 18:1—10a; Luke 10:38-42


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 $ 3,024.91
Second Collection $ 944.29

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, July 14

4:30 PM

Romeo T. Abuey

7:00 PM

Connie Vera (Birthday)


Sunday, July 15

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

10:00 AM

Familia Quintero Martinez

Noon

Lydia Pineda (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

Joey & Geraldine Pili


Monday, July 16

8:00 AM

+Nellie Gonzalez

6:00 PM

All Souls in Purgatory


Tuesday, July 17

8:00 AM

Alan Madeloso Yeo (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Aurora Santiago (Thanksgiving)


Wednesday, July 18

8:00 AM

Antonio Palafox (Birthday)


Thursday, July 19

8:00 AM

Katie Caliz (Birthday)

6:00 PM

John Paul Alvarez (Birthday)


Friday, July 20

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena

6:00 PM

Norma Miranda (Birthday)


Saturday, July 21

8:00 AM

Michael Lawroski


A reflection on the Gospel for the 15th Sunday in Ordinary time

It seems that the amount of homeless people on our streets is increasing. We find them on the train, in the doorways of stores and at the entrance of our churches. Our initial reaction can often be one of annoyance or disgust, especially if they ask for money. We also take it as a sign of how bad the country’s economy must be. And so we blame the government. After all someone must be responsible for so much poverty! Jesus had a soft spot for the poor and needy. In fact the whole fulfillment of the Jewish Law in Christ hinges on the love of neighbor as well as God. If we say we love God, then in turn we are obliged to love our neighbor. We honor Christ by honoring our neighbor. We tend to want to pick and choose our neighbors; the ones most acceptable to us, the cleanest, and the prettiest. In Christ there is no discrimination: we are all equal, we are all beautiful and we are all worthy of love, even the homeless and the poor. Someone like Mother Teresa particularly mirrored this truth in her life. Her life demonstrated a preference for the poor. She ate with the poor, slept with the poor and prayed with the poor. She found Christ in the poor. In a world that is so spiritually poor and yet so unaware of this poverty, it would do well to pay more attention to the homeless and needy on our streets. Christ resides in the eyes of the poor. If we are looking to be nourished spiritually ourselves, there can be no better solution than to nourish the poor with their material needs. When we give to the poor, so we too are blessed.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del décimo quinto domingo del tiempo ordinario

Parece que en nuestras calles cada vez hay más gente desamparada. Nos los encontramos en el tren, a la puertas de los establecimientos y de nuestras iglesias. A menudo podemos tener una primera reacción de disgusto o desagrado, especialmente si piden dinero. También interpretamos esto como señal de lo mal que debe andar la economía del país. Y por lo tanto, culpamos al gobierno. Después de todo, ¡alguien debe tener la culpa de tanta pobreza! Jesús tenía debilidad por los pobres y necesitados. De hecho, el cumplimiento de la ley judía se apoya para Cristo en el amor al prójimo y a Dios. Si decimos que amamos a Dios, estamos obligados a amar a nuestro prójimo: los más aceptables, los más limpios, los más lindos. Sin embargo, Cristo no hay discriminación: todos somos iguales, todos somos bellos, y todos somos merecedores de amor, incluso los desamparados y los pobres. La Madre Teresa, por ejemplo, reflejo de un modo especial esta verdad en su vida. Su vida demostro la preferencia por los pobres. Comía con los pobres, dormia con los pobres y oraba con los pobres. Encontró a Cristo en los pobres. En un mundo tan pobre espiritualmente y sin embargo tan poco consciente de su pobreza, sería bueno prestar más atención a los desamparados y pobres en nuestras calles. Cristo vive en los ojos de los pobres. Si buscamos el alimento espiritual, no podemos hacer mejor cosa que alimentar a los pobres en sus necesidades materiales. Cuando damos a los pobres, nosotros mismos recibimos la bendición.


Dear Parishioners,

Greetings of peace and love! Allow me through this letter to introduce myself.

I was 10 years old when I served at mass for the first time. Kneeling in front of the altar and ringing the bells as the priest elevated the host and the cup, I was captivated by the beauty and solemnity of the whole liturgy that I wished then I was the priest standing behind the altar. That wish came true seventeen years later when I celebrated my first mass at my home parish church. The church was full. Seated in front were my parents and siblings beaming with joy and pride. I was proud of them too. We are a close-knit family. My father was a salesman and my mom was a school teacher. They were terrific parents who catered to our needs and showered us with love and affection. Both are now deceased. My sister Arlene, the eldest, is a retired nurse who runs a food catering business. She never married but has three adopted children. My brothers Val and Ted were also with me in the seminary. Both are now happily married with children. Val lives in Los Angeles and Ted resides in Bangkok. Celia, the youngest, is married and blessed with seven children; two of them are in the college seminary. She’s the principal of the parochial school in our hometown. Though separated by distance we stay close to one another. I have been a priest for a good twenty-four years. In that span of time I have served in different parishes under various capacities both here in San Francisco and back home in the Philippines. My assignments included being a parochial vicar, parish priest, youth coordinator, director of catholic radio station and hospital chaplain. All throughout the Eucharist centers me. I draw strength and energy from it. It is after all the “source and summit of Christian life.” I believe every parish community should be a Eucharistic community. It is the thing that binds and holds us together. My hope and prayer for St. Bruno’s is that we deepen our love for the Eucharist and allow the Lord present there to lead us to a greater communion of life and love.

Sincerely,

Fr. Michael B. Brillantes


Estimados feligreses,

¡Saludos de paz y amor! Permitanme con esta carta presentarme.

Yo tenia 10 años cuando por primera vez servi en la Misa, de rodillas en frente del altar y con las campanas sonando cuando el padre elevava hostia y el vino, me captive de la belleza y solemidad de la liturgia que yo hubiera querido ser el padre en el altar. Mi sueño se hizo realidad 17 años despues cuando celebre mi primera Misa en la parroquia de mi pueblo. La iglesia estaba llena. En frente estaban mis papas y mis hermanos muy orgullosos. Tambien yo estaba orgulloso de ellos. Semos una familia muy sercana. Mi papa trabajaba en ventas y mi mama era maestra. Ellos fueron unos padres ejemplares, nos llenaron de cariño y amor. Los dos ya fallecieron. Mi hermana Arlene la mayor es una enfermera retirada que tiene un negocio de comida. Nunca se caso pero adopto tres niños. Mis hermanos Val y Ted estuvieron conmigo en el semenario. Los dos estan felizmente casados y tienen la bendicion de tener hijos. Val vive en Los Angeles y Ted vive en Bangkok. Celia, la mas chica, esta casada y tiene 7 niños; dos de ellos estan en el colegio de el semenario. Ella es la directora de una escuela parroquial en nuestro pueblo. Aunque por la distancia no estamos juntos, seguimos en comunicacion constantemente. He sido parroquial por 24 años, durante este tiempo he servido en diferente parroquias vajo varias capacidades aqui en San Francisco y en las filipinas. La Eucaristia es la que me centra en todo. De ella recibo fuerza y energia. Despues de todo es “el origen y la sima de la vida cristiana”. Yo creo que cada parroquia debe ser una comunidad de la eucaristia. Es esto que nos une juntos. Oro y mi espero que St. Bruno’s por nuestro amor a la eucaristia nuestro Padre se haga presente para dirigirnos para una gran comunion, vida y amor.

Sinceramente,

Padre Michael B. Brillantes