Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 21, 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 22

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

Tuesday, October 23

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 24

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 25

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 26

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 27

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

Sunday, October 28

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 22, 2007


Romans 4:20-25; Luke 12:13-21


Romans 5:12,15b,17-19; Luke 12:35-38


Romans 6:12-18; Luke 12:39-48


Romans 6:19-23; Luke 12:49-53


Romans 7:18-25a; Luke 12:54-59


Romans 8:1-11; Luke 13:1-9


Sirach 35:12-14,16-18 Luke 18:9—14

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 $ 2,069.65
Second Collection $ 680.91

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


Saturday, October 20

4:30 PM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

7:00 PM

Familia Jaquez Lujan

Sunday, October 21

8:00 AM

Celeste Alexandra Yeo (Birthday)

10:00 AM

Esther Tabulinar (Thanksgiving)


+Filomino Asuncion

6:00 PM

+Michael Leons

Monday, October 22

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

6:00 PM

+Jose M. Herrera

Tuesday, October 23

8:00 AM

+Fatima Dehghan

6:00 PM

+Marisol Camba

Wednesday, October 24

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

Thursday, October 25

8:00 AM

+Maria Teresa Armendariz
Mary Harmon (Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Eden Pereyra

Friday, October 26

8:00 AM

+Alfredo Cortez

6:00 PM

+Martha Alicia Sotelo (Birthday)

Saturday, October 27

8:00 AM

Mark Ocbena (Healing)

A reflection on the Gospel for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary time

Patience, such a hard thing! So begins a sonnet by the 19th century Jesuit priest Gerard Manley Hopkins. He says that patience is like ivy that grows over, covers up and (if we let it) eventually beautifies the ruins of our wrecked plans. There she basks. Purple eyes and seas of liquid leaves all day. It is hard to be patient. And it can be even more difficult in a world where we want to resolve everything rapidly, the answers to our questions must arrive quickly, and all issues must be resolved as soon as possible. To wait, have patience with others and with ourselves, can be difficult. Today’s readings encourage us to pray with patience. To say that we have great faith in the power of prayer is, of course, a statement of faith in the power and the goodness of God. Power, because it’s God we are talking about: goodness, because he listens to us. In the story from Exodus, Moses was not exercising faith in his own strength (which flagged), but faith in the goodness and power of God who, he was sure, could and would help Joshua win the battle against the Amalekites. Note that he shares that faith with Joshua in sending him into battle. Sometimes it appears to us as if God is not listening. It feels like he is late in responding to our petitions. But if we really have faith, then we know God always listens and responds, although sometimes it may not be in the manner we expected.

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

La paciencia, ¡qué cosa tan dificil! Así comienza un soneto del poeta jesuita Gerard Manley Hopkins. Dice que la paciencia es como la hiedra, que crece, cubre y (si la dejamos) por último cembellece las ruinas de nuestros planes fallidos. Ahí se hace grande, con ojos púrpura y mares de hojas todo el día. Es dificil ser paciente. Y es difícil sobre todo en este mundo nuestro en que todo lo queremos resolver con rapidez, las respuestas a nuestras preguntas tienen que llegar de inmediato y los asuntos que gestionamos deberían resolverse cuanto antes. Esperar, tener paciencia con los demás, con los acontecimientos, y con nosotros mismos, es muy duro. Las lectura de hoy nos animan a orar con paciencia. Decir que tenemos una gran fe en el poder de la oración es, por supuesto, una declaración de fe en el poder de la bondad de Dios. El poder, porque hablamos de Dios. La bondad, porque Dios nos escucha. En la historia del Éxodo, Moisés no ejercitaba la fe en su propia fuerza (que ya flaqueaba), sino la fe en la bondad y el poder de Dios que, él estaba seguro, podia y ayudaría a José al enviarlo a la batalla. A veces nos parece que Dios no está escuchando. Se nos hace que tarda en darnos la contestación a nuestras peticiones. Pero, si de verdad tenemos fe, sabemos que Dios siempre nos escucha y responde, aunque algunas veces sea en la forma que esperábamos.



Any priest who either celebrates or concelebrates Mass may accept an offering to apply the mass for a specific intention (C.945). The law says one mass for one offering (C.948).


When a priest accepts an intention and offering, he accepts this obligation within the context of justice. The obligation is satisfied by him or by another priest. It is satisfied if the priest has the habitual and implicit intention o offering the Mass whether celebrated or concelebrated, for the donor’s intention.


While there is no obligation to announce the intention, our parish (as many parishes do) will announce the intention at the beginning of the Mass (on weekdays) and as part of the Prayer of the Faithful (on Sundays).

Pluri-intentional Mass:

The Congregation of the Clergy issued a decree in 1991 permitting a single Mass to be celebrated with a “collective” intention. This practice is allowed if the following conditions are met:

1. The donors are made aware of and freely agree to the joining of their offering into a single offering before the Mass for the collective intention is celebrated. Thus a single mass satisfied this collective intention.

2. The location and time for this mass is to be public, and that no more than two such Masses to be celebrated per week.

For this reason, the two Sunday vigil masses (4:30PM & 7PM Saturday) are to be designated as pluri-intentional Masses.

Please pray this week for priest vocations and the following priest:

Rev. Francis Springer, SM
Rev. Charles Kullman, CSP
Rev. Stephen Howell
Rev. Arsenio Ciera
Very Rev. Pius Horvath, OSB
Rev. Charito Suan
Rev. Robert White

Starting this weekend our Gift Shop will have some items at 40% to 60 % off, come in to see if you see something you like. Please support our Gift Shop by buying some articles.
Thank You.

Comenzando este fin de semana Nuestra Tienda de la parroquia tendra algunas cosas el 40% hasta el 60% de descuento, venga haber si le gusta algo. Por favor apoye nuestra tienda de la parroquia en comprando algun objeto. Gracias.