Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 18, 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 19

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 20

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 21

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 22

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 23

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 24

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

Sunday, November 25

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 19, 2007

Monday:

1 Maccabees 1:10-15; Luke 18:35-43\

Tuesday:

2 Maccabees 6:18-31; Luke 19:1-10

Wednesday:

2 Maccabees 7:1,20-31; Luke 19:11-28

Thursday:

1 Maccabees 2:15-29; Luke 19:41-44

Friday:

1 Maccabees 4:36-37; Luke 19:45-48

Saturday:

1 Maccabees 6:1-13; Luke 20:27-40

Sunday:

2 Samuel 5:1-3 Mark 11:9, 10


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 $ 3,123.12
Second Collection $ 713.53

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 17

4:30 PM

All Souls

7:00 PM

All Souls


Sunday, November 18

8:00 AM

All Souls

10:00 AM

All Souls

Noon

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Monday, November 19

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Tuesday, November 20

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Wednesday, November 21

8:00 AM

All Souls


Thursday, November 22

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Friday, November 23

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Saturday, November 24

8:00 AM

All Souls


A reflection on the Gospel for the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary time

A seven-year-old boy said to me once. “There are worse things than being physically blind. It is to be blind on the inside.” The Bible says that from the mouth of children comes wisdom. There is a saying that goes, there is no worse blind person than one who refuses to see. What is it that people sometimes refuse to see? Many times we escape from our problems or make excuses to cover up our faults. “That is just the way I am,” we often say to justify things we know deep inside are wrong. Or “they make me so mad” and that way we can place the blame on others. Many times those who are violent make excuses for themselves in this manner. In their opinion (or blindness) they are good, but everyone else upsets them so much they are forced to behave that way to demonstrate control over the situation. Today’s first reading says the sun shines for the righteous and they will see everything in its true splendor. In the gospel, the blind man who traveled on the same road as Jesus asks to see him. Although he was physically blind, in him, many of us are represented. “The worse thing is to be blind on the inside,” as the boy said. Can we honestly get on the right path so when Jesus passes by we can ask him to heal our blindness?


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

Un niño de siete años me lo dijo un dia: “Hay cosas peores que ser ciego físicamente. Lo peor es no ver por dentro”. Dice la Biblia que de la boca de los niños sale la sabiduría. Existe un refrán que dice no hay peor ciego que quien no quiere ver. ¿Qué es lo que a veces la gente prefiere no ver? Muchas veces nos escapamos de nuestrows problemas o buscamos excusas para tapar nuestras faltas. “Es que yo soy asi”, deciamos a veces. Y con eso ya justificamos lo que en el fondo sabemos que está mal. O, “es que me hacen enojarme demasiado” y así ponemos la culpa en los demás. Muchas veces los que son violentos en el hogar se excusan de esta manera. Ellos, en su propia opinión (o ceguera) son buenos, pero los demás los irritan tanto, que tienen que comportarse así para demostrar su control de la situación. Dice la primara lectura que para quienes son justos brillará el sol. Es decir, verán en todo su esplendor toda la verdad. En el evangelio el ciego del camino pide a Jesús ver. Es un ciego físico, pero en él estamos muchos de nosotros representados. “Lo peor es no ver por dentro”, como decía aquel niño. ¿Podemos ponernos con toda honradez a la vera del camino para que, cuando pase Jesús cerca le podemos pedir ver?

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


¿Por que el Tabernáculo?

Desde temprano tiempo, la Iglesia encontro la razon de preservar la Hostia Consagrada que no se consumio durante la celebracion de la eucaristia. Antes que nada, el Sagrado Sacramento esta preservado para ser administrado como “alimento asi al pasaje” (Viático) para los que estan muriendo. Se nos recuerda que el ultimo Sacramento que un Catolico recibe no es el ungir de los enfermos sino que la Hostia Consagrada como un Viático. Es el alimento que acompaña a los que estan muriendo a la otra vida. Segundo el Bendito Sacramento es preservado para los enfermos de la comunidad y para esos que por una buena razon, que no pudieron recivir la comunion durante la celebracion de la eucaristia. Otra practica pastoral siglos antes se elevo cuando la gente vio el valor de estar presencia del el cuerpo y sagre sacramentado. La exposicion de el Bendito Sacramento, que en nuestra parroquia esta 24 horas al dia, nos da oportunidad de orar a nuestro Padre Dios. Nos da una excelente oportunidad para orar en privado. Muchas personas Santas como Santa Elizabeth Ann de Seton, Santa Katherine Drexel, Bendito Damien y igual como nuestro Patron San Bruno, practicaba una gran devocion a Cristo presente en el Sagrado Sacramento. Por la ya mencionada razon es que necesitamos el Tabernáculo para preservar el cuerpo consagrado de nuestro Padre. La precencia del Sagrado Sacramento es causa para una gran reverencia. Por eso el lugar del tabernáculo en la Iglesia debe de estar “distingido, sobresaliente, hermoso y decorado y presentable para orar.” En acuerdo a la tradicion deberiamos de genuflexión en la presencia de el tabernáculo.


The EWTN catholic chanel will provide live coverage of the Mass & Dedication of the New Incarnation dome at the Basilica of the National Shrine in Washington, D.C. Nov. 17 at 2:15pm. Another special programs focuses on Fr. Miguel Pro, SJ, WHO IN 1927 became a role model for the Mexican Martyrs that followed him, Nov.21 at 6PM and Nov. 22 at 7:30PM.

A day of Reflection Dedicated to Our Lady of Guadalupe as the Protector of Life. The Respect Life Program of San Francisco Archdiocesan Office of Public Policy & Social Concerns and the Guadalupana Cruzade will jointly sponsor this first –of-its-kind event. The Program will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday, November 25, 2007. It will open with Mass at 1:00PM. Presentations and workshops will follow from 3:00PM to 4:30PM with Dinner being served at 6PM. It is open to all Catholic and Ecumenical communities free of charge. English translation services will be available.

Attend the National Conference on Men and Abortion (NOPARH) Reclaiming Lost Fatherhood, Executive Director Vicki Thorn is offering an adjusted attendance fee of fifty dollars to those participating in a group registration offered through our Respect Life Program/Project Rachel Ministry. It will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral in San Francisco starting at 9AM on Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29. For information call (415) 717-6428 or (415) 614-5570.

Junipero Serra High School will be holding its Annual Open House Program for elementary School students, parents, and friends on Thursday, November 29, 2007, at 7PM. The entrance exam will be given on Saturday, January 12, 2008, at 8:30AM to 11:30AM. Applications for next fall’s freshman class are currently available on the school’s website at www.serrahs.com.”