Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 16, 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, September 17

Esquipulas 7-9 pm Main Hall (Upper Room)
Confirmation Stury 6:30-8:30pmMain Hall (Upper Room)
Spanish Bible Class 7-9:00 pm St. Michael’s Hall

Tuesday, September 18

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, September 19

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, September 20

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, September 21

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, September 22

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

Sunday, September 23

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 September 17, 2007

Monday:

1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 7:1-10

Tuesday:

1 Timothy 3:1-13; Luke 7:11-17

Wednesday:

1 Timothy 3:14-16; Luke 7:31-35

Thursday:

1 Timothy 4:12-16; Luke 7:36-50

Friday:

Ephesians 4:1-7,11-13; Matthew 9:9-13

Saturday:

1 Timothy 6:13-16; Luke 8:4-15

Sunday:

1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16:1-13


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 $ 3,149.25
Second Collection $ 1,341.88

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, September 15

4:30 PM

Mark Ocbena

7:00 PM

+Asencion Cano


Sunday, September 16

8:00 AM

+Amanda Tirado

10:00 AM

Juan Ortiz (Health)

Noon

+Mary Ellen Adler

6:00 PM

Mark Ocbena


Monday, September 17

8:00 AM

+Patria Casañas

6:00 PM

+Candida Cortez


Tuesday, September 18

8:00 AM

+Jose Acosta Sr.

6:00 PM

+Antonio Palafox Sr. (Birthday)


Wednesday, September 19

8:00 AM

+James Kelly Jr.


Thursday, September 20

8:00 AM

Rufino Jimenez

6:00 PM

Gloria Cortez (Birthday)


Friday, September 21

8:00 AM

Carlos Dayrit & Fam.

6:00 PM

Dolly Catro (Birthday)


Saturday, September 22

8:00 AM

Connie Vera (Healing)


A reflection on the Gospel for the Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

There have always been people who feel they are so pure and good, they do no socialize with those perceived as bad or impure. From their own high justice and perfection they judge others without fear and severely. They set up barriers dividing society into good or bad and stand at the entrance deciding who passes in one direction or another. During the times of Jesus there were also people who behave in such a manner. Jesus quickly attracted their attention, because he dined with sinners, which made him impure. They were good and could not have anything to do with him, much less accept his words as if they were the words of God. From afar they criticized and gossiped about him. Jesus was not affected by their criticisms. He knows he is the son of merciful God. His actions are just replicating what God, the Father, would do if he were among us. Through his words and actions, Jesus reveals to us God’s way. Which is why, Jesus does not get angry, since God’s compassion is also for them. He just tells them stories, in which he demonstrates how ridiculous their attitudes are, since they too would zealously seek a lost sheep or dropped coin.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Vigésimo Cuarto domingo del tiempo ordinario

Siempre ha habido personas que se sienten tan puros y buenos que no se dignan mezclarse con los que socialmente son malos o impuros. Además, desde la altura de su justicia y perfección, juzgan sin miedo y con acritud a todos los demás. Establecen las barreras que dividen a la sociedad entre buenos y malos y se sitúan en la puerta para determiner quiénes son los que pueden pasar en una dirección u otra. En tiempos de Jesús también había personas así. Y enseguida Jesús les llamo la atención, porque comía con pecadores y se tornaba a sí mismo impuro. Ellos, los buenos, no podían aceptar sus palabras como palabras que viniesen de Dios. Desde lejos lo criticaban y murmuraban de él. Pero Jesús no se deja afectar por las críticas. Sabe que es el hijo del Dios de la misericordia. Sus acciones no hacen más que reproducir lo que haría Dios Padre si estuviese entre nosotros. En sus palabras y sus actos, Jesús nos revela el modo de ser de Dios. Por eso Jesús no se enoja, porque la compasión de Dios es también para ellos. Sólo les cuenta historias. Ellas les hace ver lo ridículo de su actitud. Porque ellos mismos buscan con pasión la oveja perdida o la moneda que se les ha caído.

“Me Levantare e Ire Junto a Mi Padre”

En la primera lectura el pueblo de Israel cometio pecado de impaciencia y de idolatria, al contruir un becerro de oro y adorarlo en lugar del Dios verdadero. La idolatria es poner en el lugar de Dios los intereses humanos. Por ejemplo: La ambicion desmedida del tener, el abuso del poder, el abuso del placer. Asi mismo la hechiceria, la magia, el sortilegio y la brujeria, todo esto aparta del centro que es Dios. En el Evangelio, cada uno de nosotros nos indetificamos, con el hijo prodigo que se aleja de Dios del Padre celestial, con el hijo mayor, soberbio y engreido, para acusar a otro y alabarnos a nosotros mismos. Por otro lado el Padre que perdona y acoge y hace fiesta por el pecador arrepentido.

Padre Santos


“I will rise again and go with my Father”

In the first reading the people of Israel committed a sin of impatience and idolatry, by building a calf made of gold and idolizing it instead of the real God. Their idolatry is caused by placing human interest over God’s interest. For example: Limitless ambition for possession, power and pleasure. The same goes with witchcraft, sorcery or magic, all of these separate us from the center which is God. In the Gospel, each one of us can identify ourselves with the prodigal son that leaves God and the Celestial Father, and with the oldest son that is arrogant and vain, we accuse others so we can elevate ourselves. On the other hand the Father forgives and takes in, makes a big feast for his sinful and repentant son.

Fr. Santos