Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 27, 2008 - 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, January 28

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, January 29

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, January 30

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, January 31

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, February 1

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, February 2

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

Sunday, February 3

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 January 28, 2008

Monday:

2 Samuel 5:1-7; Mark 3:22-30

Tuesday:

2 Samuel 6:12b-15,17-19; Mark 3:31-35

Wednesday:

2 Samuel 7:4-17; Mark 4:1-20

Thursday:

2 Samuel 7:18-19,24-29 Mark 4:21-25

Friday:

2 Samuel 11:1-4a,5-10a,13-17; Mark 4:26-34

Saturday:

Malachi 3:1-4; Luke 2:22-40

Sunday:

Zephaniah 2:3;3:12-13 Matthew 5:1-12a


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 $ 3,262.96
Second Collection $ 1,080.96

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, January 26

4:30 PM

+Romana Fadian

7:00 PM

+Martin Eduardo y Familia


Sunday, January 27

8:00 AM

+Jacob Olivas

10:00 AM

+Pascual Velazquez (1yr. Anniv.)

Noon

+Walter Fox

6:00 PM

Simon Family


Monday, January 28

8:00 AM

+Irene Elvira Bernard

6:00 PM

Ignacio Gonzalez (Health)


Tuesday, January 29

8:00 AM

+Odilia Concetente Espinas

6:00 PM

Elvie Niz (Thanksgiving)


Wednesday, January 30

8:00 AM

Mary O’Donnell


Thursday, January 31

8:00 AM

Poor Souls in Purgatory

6:00 PM

+Guadalupe Molina Martinez


Friday, February 1

8:00 AM

Bernardo Mu Yeo Jr.

6:00 PM


Saturday, February 2

8:00 AM

Athena Olivas


A reflection on the Gospel for the 3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time

When we accept an invitation it opens us up to experience a new relationship or friendship and frequently, a new reality. It is as if we told each other: I am counting on you. That is how friendships and trust grows; we feel solidarity with each other. Jesus embarked on his mission fully aware that he would not be able to do all that is needed. His life would be short and the work Jesus begins would put an end to his life because it brings a message of freedom that would not be well received by everyone. I imagine Jesus, sitting on a rock next to the Galilee Sea, contemplating those hopeful fishermen casting out their nets into the water. They appear to be good workers, capable of much effort and perseverance. Jesus likes them. Who knows? Maybe they will accept being his first companions and collaborators. He speaks to them and invites them: “Follow me I will teach you to catch people.” I imagine Peter, Andrew, John and James may have already known Jesus. Maybe they had spoken to him in Capernaum. Maybe they had shared a meal with Jesus as he spoke of his projects.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Tercer Domingo Ordinario

Una invitación aceptada nos hace vivir unanueva relación de amistad y, con frecuencia, una nueva realidad. Es como si nos dijéramos mutuamente: cuento contigo. Así crece la amistad y la confianza, nos sentimos más solidarios el uno del otro. Jesús empieza su misión. Sabe muy bien que no podrá hacerlo todo. Su vida será corta y la obra que empieza puede acabar con su vida, porque trae un mensaje de liberación que no gutará a todos. Siente la necesidad de buscarse colaboradores. Me imagino a Jesús sentado en una roca, junto al mar de Galilea, contemplando a aquellos pescadores ilusionados que tiran lar redes al agua. Parecen buenos trabajadores, capaces de esforzarse y preseverar. Le caen bien a Jesús. ¿Quién sabe? Tal vez aceptarán ser sus primeros compañeros y colaboradores. Habla con ellos y los invita. Vengan conmigo y los haré pescadores de personas. Supongo que Pedro, Andrés, Juan y Santiago ya debían de conocer a Jesús. Probablemente habían hablado con Él en Cafarnaún. Incluso, tal vez, habían comido y bebido juntos, mientras Jesús les comunicaba sus proyectos.


For the sick, homeless, elders, youth, our community, our Priest, Sydna Konstin, Alicia Duran, Juan & Marta Ortiz, Veva Alfaro, Margarita Serrato, Carlos Lopes Fernandes, Vince Jimenez,

An accepted invitation helps us to live a new relationship of friendship and, frequently, a new reality. It is as if we say to one another: I count on you. Friendship and trust thus grow; we feel more in solidarity with one another. Jesus starts his mission. He knows very well he won’t be able to do it alone. His life will be short, and the mission he is now starting could end his life because he is bringing a message of liberation that won’t please everyone. He feels the need to look for collaborators. I imagine Jesus sitting on a rock, looking at those ethusiastic fishermen who are casting their nets. They seem to be good workers, capable of making an effort and persevering. Jesus likes them. Who knows? Perhaps they will accept his invitation to be his first companions and collaborators. He speaks to them and invites them: “Come with me and I will make you fishers of people.” I suppose Peter, Andrew, John and James must have Cappernaum. Perhaps they had even eaten and drunk together, while Jesus spoke to them about his plans. So when Jesus invites them, they leave everything behind to follow him. They feel important and foresee an interesting future, probably one very different from what it would truly be. What they do not know yet is that to follow Jesus would mean a tremendous change. They will learn in time. A Christian is one who says yes to Jesus’ call and starts walking with him. The mission will gradually become clearer with new events and through contact with the Master. You don’t need to be very learned. The first disciples were fishermen. They were far from the knowledge of Levites and scribes. But Jesus has always liked simple people because, as he said, they have a great capacity to understand the language of God in daily realities. In fact, the book of life teaches us much more about God than all the writings of wise people, because it is imbued with God’s love.


Una invitación aceptada nos hace vivir una nueva relación de amistad y con frecuencia, una nueva realidad. Es como si nos dijéramos mutuamente: cuento contigo. Así crece la amistad y la confianza; nos sentimos más solidarios el uno del otro. Jesús empieza su misión. Sabe muy bien que no podrá hacerlo todo. Su vida será corta y la obra que empieza puede acabar con su vida, porque trae un mensaje de liberación que no gustará a todos. Siente la necesidad de buscar colaboradores. Me imagino a Jesús sentado en una roca, junto al mar de Galilea, contemplando a aquellos pescadores ilusionados que tiran las redes al agua. Parecen buenos trabajadores, capace de esforzarse y de perserverar. Le caen bien a Jesús. ¿Quién sabe? Tal vez aceptan ser sus primeros compañeros y colaboradores. Habla con ellos y los invita: Vengan conmigo y los haré pescadores de hombres. Supongo que Pedro, Andrés, Juan y Santiago ya debían conocer a Jesús. Probablemente habían hablado con El en Cafarnaum. Incluso, tal vez, habían comido y bebido juntos, mientras Jesús les comunicaba sus proyectos. Por eso, cuando Jesús los invita, lo dejan todo y lo siguen. Se sienten importantes y entreven un futuro interesante; probablemente muy diferente del que sería en realidad. Lo que no sabían aún aquellos pescadores era que seguir a Jesús supondría un enorme cambio. Ya lo irían aprendiendo con el tiempo. El cristiano es quien dice sí a la llamada de Jesús y se pone a caminar con El. La misión se le irá precisando poco a poco al ritmo de los acontencimientos y del contacto con el Maestro. No se precisa ser muy sabio. Los primeros discípulos eran pescadores. Estaban muy lejos de la ciencia de los levitas y los letrados. Pero a Jesús siempre le han gustado los sencillos porque, como decía El, tienen una gran capacidad de comprender el lenguaje de Dios en las realidades de la vida de cada día. De hecho, el libro de la vida nos enseña muchas más cosas sobre Dios que los libros escritos por los sabios, por que está impregnada de su amor.