Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 11, 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, November 12

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, November 13

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, November 14

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, November 15

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, November 16

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, November 17

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

Sunday, November 18

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 November 12, 2007

Monday:

Wisdom 1:1-17; Luke 17:1-6

Tuesday:

Wisdom 2:23—3:9; Luke 17:7-10

Wednesday:

Wisdom 6:1-11; Luke 17:11-19

Thursday:

Wisdom 7:22b—8:1; Luke 17:20-25

Friday:

Wisdom 13:1-9; Luke 17:26-37

Saturday:

Wisdom 18:14-16; Luke 18:1-8

Sunday:

Malachi 3:19—20a Luke 21:5-19


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 $ 2,452.60
Second Collection $ 835.86

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, November 10

4:30 PM

All Souls

7:00 PM

All Souls


Sunday, November 11

8:00 AM

All Souls

10:00 AM

All Souls

Noon

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Monday, November 12

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Tuesday, November 13

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Wednesday, November 14

8:00 AM

All Souls


Thursday, November 15

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Friday, November 16

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Saturday, November 17

8:00 AM

All Souls


A reflection on the Gospel for the 32nd Sunday in Ordinary time

In many soap operas we can observe an interesting take on marriage. Sometimes a character loves one person but marries someone else because of pressures, convenience or deceit. Who is the true spouse? It is similar to the question we ask today? According to the customs and laws that exited during the time of Jesus, if a woman became a widow, her husband’s brother was obligated to marry her so she would not end up destitute. In the end, who would be her true spouse? In our culture we always say family is important and what we value most. However, when we watch the soap operas or hear the statistics, we see that the concept of marriage, as something sacred that one does for life, is being gradually lost. If things don’t work out there is always divorce, separation, and finding someone new. It is true that sometimes things may not work out, or the marriage was not entered into consciously and freely, and as such did not give life. But, just as Jesus says, it is best to return to our culture and roots to seek life. God is a God of the living, not the dead. Infidelities, breaking up for superficial reasons, marriages which lack truth, are of convenience, or as a result of pressures do not provide life. They are not in accordance with the mind-set and will of God. For the Maccabees it was preferable to die physically than to break the laws of their homeland, their culture or religion. For them it was better to obey the will of the living God, who gives life, than to embark on the pagan ways that lead to death.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Trigésimo Segundo domingo del tiempo ordinario

En muchas novelas vemos cosas interesantes sobre el matrimonio. A veces los protagonistas aman a una persona pero se casan con otra por presiones, conveniencia, o engaños. ¿Quién es el verdadero cónyuge? Se parece un poco a la pregunta de hoy. Según las costumbres y leyes del tiempo de Jesús, si una mujer enviuda era obligación del hermano del esposo casarse cib ella para no dejarla desvalida. ¿Quién sería el verdadero esposo al final? En nuestra cultura siempre decimos que la familia es importante, que es lo que más valoramos. Y sin embargo, cuando vemos las novelas o escuchamos estadísticas, vemos que el concepto del matrimonio como algo para toda la vida, algo sagrado, se está perdiendo poco a poco. Parece ya mucho más normal pensar que se hacen las cosas un poco “a prueba” como en las novelas. Que si las cosas no funcionan, existe el divorcio, la separación y el juntarse con otra persona. Es verdad que a veces las cosas realmente no funcionan, que no hubo un matrimonio totalmente consciente y libre y que no daba vida. Para los hermanos Macabeos era preferible morir físicamente a quebrantar las leyes de su patria, su cultura y su religión. E s decir, para ellos era mejor mantener la voluntad del Dios de los vivos, que da vida a entrar en los caminos paganos que dan muerte.


For the sick, homeless, youth, elders, our community, our Priest, Sydna Konstin, Alicia Duran, Juan Ortiz, Maria (Cuca) Olivas


La Purisima Community invites all the St. Bruno’s parishioners to the Novena to The Immaculate Conception. Commencing Thursday, November 29th, 2007 at 6:45PM, also to La Griteria Saturday, December 8th. Bilingual Mass with procession at 7:00PM. Please Bring the family, it is a very beautiful celebration.

La Comunidad de La Purisima invita a todos los feligreses de la Iglesia de San Bruno para la novena a la Inmaculada Concepción empezando el Jueves 29 de Noviembre a las 6:45PM todas las tardes. También el Sábado 8 de Diciembre a La Santa Misa a las 7:00PM con procesión y luego a La Griteria en la salón parroquial. Por favor traiga a su familia en una celebración muy bonita.

Mercy Volunteer Corps, a lay volunteer program sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy provides opportunities for men and women over the age of 21 to give a year of service to those in need. The emphasis of the program is service, community and prayer. Volunteer possibilities include teaching or nursing, working in homeless shelters, clinics and social service agencies in urban and rural settings through out the United States. Room, board, medical insurance and a small stipend are provided.
Loan deferments are available. For information contact Mercy Volunteer Corps. Office (215) 641-5535 or (415) 751-9574.

Building Futures and Construction Trades Council evening workshops at no cost to you. This is to prepare young men and women, (18-26yrs.) for successful entry into state-certified skilled trades apprenticeship programs, in which you are paid: 5 days/week, 8hrs/day @ $17-$23 + per hour and attend some evening workshops. A Better Job And A Better Life. Come to St. Bruno’s Main Hall for a presentation and sign-up forms, at 7PM on Sunday, December 2, 2007. This is a partnership project of the San Mateo Adult School and the San Mateo County Building and Construction Trade Council.


Why the Tabernacle?

From earlier times, the Church has found good reason to preserve the consecrated hosts that were not consumed during the celebration of the Eucharist. First of all, the Blessed Sacrament is reserved to be administered as “food for the journey” (Viaticum) for the dying. We are reminded that the last Sacrament a Catholic receives is not the anointing of the Sick but the consecrated host as a viaticum. It is the food that accompanies the dying on his journey to the next life. Second the Blessed Sacrament is reserved for the sick of the community and for those who, for a good reason, were unable to receive communion during the Eucharistic celebration. Another pastoral practice arose centuries ago as people began to see the value of being in the presence of the sacramental Body and Blood. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, which in our parish is 24 hours a day, gives chance to adore God. It provides an excellent opportunity for private prayer. Many holy people such as St. Elizabeth Ann of Seton, St. Katherine Drexel, Blessed Damien as well as our patron, Saint Bruno, practiced great personal devotion to Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament. For the aforementioned reasons do we need the tabernacle to reserve the consecrated Body of the Lord. The presence of the Blessed Sacrament is cause for the greatest reverence. That is why the place of the tabernacle in the church should be “distinguished, conspicuous, beautifully decorated and suitable for prayer.” According to tradition we should genuflect in the presence of the tabernacle.