Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 14, 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, October 15

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, October 16

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, October 17

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, October 18

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, October 19

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, October 20

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

Sunday, October 21

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 October 15, 2007


Romans 1:1-7; Luke 11:29-32


Romans 1:16-25; Luke 11:37-41


Romans 2:1-11; Luke 11:42-46


2 Timothy 4:10-17b; Luke 10:1-9


Romans 4:1-8; Luke 12:1-7


Romans 4:13,16-18; Luke 12:8-12


Exodus 17:8-13 Luke 18:1-18

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 $ 2,835.70
Second Collection $ 789.68

Estamos muy agradecidos por su constante ayuda financiera. Por favor recuérdenos en sus oraciones y ofrendas aún cuando no pueda estar presente.


Saturday, October 13

4:30 PM

4:30 pm Ezequiel & Corazon De Castro (50th Anniv.)

7:00 PM

+Maria Teresa Armendariz (Birthday)

Sunday, October 14

8:00 AM

Cocoles Family (Living & Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Leonardo Hugo Acero


+Antonio Salinas
Christopher Langi (18th Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Jose M. Herrera

Monday, October 15

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

6:00 PM

+Jose M. Herrera

Tuesday, October 16

8:00 AM

Hortencia Jimenez

6:00 PM

Beatrice Ocampo

Wednesday, October 17

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)
Maria De Jesus Amezquita (Health)

Thursday, October 18

8:00 AM

+Rafael Alejandro Osuna (1yr. Anniv.)

6:00 PM

Josefina Palafox (Birthday)

Friday, October 19

8:00 AM

Emy Aguilar (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Jose M. Herrera

Saturday, October 20

8:00 AM

Cristal Camille La Guardia (5th Birthday)

A reflection on the Gospel for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary time

Strange request in today’s first reading: after being cleansed of leprosy, Naaman wants to take some of the dirt of Israel with him. Why? Because he was astounded by the power of Elisha’s God, and the ancient pagans believed that the power of the gods was limited to the land where they held sway. In asking for “two mule loads of earth, “Naaman is making a kind of act of faith in the one, true God: he is saying that he wants to be able to worship the God of Israel when he returns home to Syria. In taking Israelite dirt with him, he thinks the power of the God of Israel will go with him. We know the power of God is with us wherever we go because God is everywhere. But like Naaman we must renew our faith in the living God. In the second reading, Paul, (writing from prison) urges Timothy to remember Jesus Christ—to persevere in the faith. We may suppose that Timothy was experiencing obstacles, as his teacher Paul was, as Jesus had, and as all disciples inevitably will. Faith is to acknowledge the crucified Jesus as the risen Lord.

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

Parece una petición muy rara ésta de la primera lectura de hoy. Naamán quiere llevarse un poco de barro de Israel. ¿Por que? Porque estaba maravillado del poder del Dios de Eliseo, y los paganos de la antigüedad creían que el poder de los dioses se limitaba a la tierra sobre la que estaban. Al pedir “dos mulas cargadas de la tierra de Israel”. Naamán estaba haciendo un acto de fe en el único y verdadero Dios: está diciendo que quiere poder adorer al Dios de Israel cuando regrese a Siria. Al llevarse el barro de Israel piensa que el poder del Dios de Israel irá con él. Nosotros sabemos que el poder de Dios va con nosotros a donde vayamos porque nuestro Dios está en todas partes. Pero sí que necesitamos renovar nuestra fe, como la de Naamán, en el Dios vivo. En la segunda lectura Pablo (que escribe desde la prisión), anima a Timoteo a recordar a Jesucristo—es decir, a perseverar en la fe. Podemos suponer que Timoteo estaba experimentando algunas dificultades, como Pablo estaba pasando por las suyas y como Jesús lo hizo, y como todos los discípulos inevitablemente. La fe es reconocer al Jesús crucificado como al Señor resucitado.

Lingering Joy

That was some kind of festival! I was so full of joy and until now that joy lingers. From different places of origin, language, stories and traditions we have come together to weave a beautiful tapestry expressed in liturgical celebration, cultural presentation, ethnic cuisine, games and raffle.

We worked together, worshiped together, performed and watched performances together, dined together, laughed and clapped together. That was really awesome.

During the entertainment show at the jam packed courtyard, I looked around and all I could see are faces of contentment, savoring every minute of the 3- hour show. The Saturday concelebrated mass was orderly, solemn and well participated. The procession around the block was very touching. The coronation program that followed was also fun-filled and even elegant. We have exceeded by a mile the target amount as we raised more than fifty thousand from the different fundraising events.

More than anything else, however, we have shown that we can do all these things, working late in the night and then again rising again early the next day to continue the job with no complaint but with energy and enthusiasm. It’s just like what St. Bruno advises about cheerfulness in serving the Lord. Service is its own reward.

Congratulations to everyone and may the good Lord continue to bless our Parish everyone of us through the intercessions of St. Bruno.

Fr. Michael