Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
First Sunday of Lent
February 10th, 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, February 11

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

Tuesday, February 12

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, February 13

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, February 14

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 15

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 16

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

Sunday, February 17

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 February 11, 2007

Monday:

Leviticus 19:1-2,11-18; Matthew 25:31-46

Tuesday:

Isaiah 55:10,11; Matthew 6:7-15

Wednesday:

Jonah 3:1-10; Luke 11:29-32

Thursday:

Esther C:12,14-16 Matthew 7:7-12

Friday:

Ezekiel 18:21-28; Matthew 5:20-26

Saturday:

Deuteronomy 26:16-19; Matthew 5:43-48

Sunday:

Genesis 12:1-4a Matthew 17:1-9


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 $ 2,807.76
Second Collection $ 945.44

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, February 9

4:30 PM

+Eriada Reyes Azul

7:00 PM

Jesus Eduardo


Sunday, February 10

8:00 AM

+Amelita Diaz Villosis

10:00 AM

Familia Eduardo

Noon

Magueri Family (Healing)

6:00 PM

Crispina Simon (Thanksgiving)


Monday, February 11

8:00 AM

+Patricia Medinas

6:00 PM

Jovita Jimenez (Thanksgiving)


Tuesday, February 12

8:00 AM

Maria Quiamboa (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Raphael Carlos Buenaventura


Wednesday, February 13

8:00 AM

Yolanda Moris (Thanksgiving)


Thursday, February 14

8:00 AM

+Krista Persic

6:00 PM

+William Kugler


Friday, February 15

8:00 AM

Jojo Tongol (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Cesio Banal


Saturday, February 16

8:00 AM

Jack McElHinney


A reflection on the Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent

We all experience temptation and trials. Lately it seems that more and more people are connected to the Internet and it is said with a sense of urgency, it is an addiction leading to the break up of marriages. Temptations are in reality options presented to us regarding what we should do and what is more comfortable or immediately pleasing. Jesus went to the desert and was tempted. He could have chosen between bread of his liking or a rock from the will of God. It seems a fairly clear decision. Who would choose a rock? Could you choose between seeking your own glory or being in the service of others? Who in this world would really opt to renounce themselves to serve others who probably do not deserve it? You could seek wealth or remain poor depending on God and in service of humanity. Who would reproach you for seeking wealth? Would everyone in the world do the same and follow?


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Primer domingo de Cuaresma

Todos pasamos por tentaciones y pruebas. Últimamente parece que cada vez hay más gente enganchada al Internet y se dice con alarma que incluso ha habido matrimonios que se han roto a causa de esa adicción. Las tentaciones en realidad son opciones que se nos presentan entre hacer lo que sabemos en el fondo que debemos hacer y lo que se nos hace más cómodo o placentero inmediatamente. Jesús fue al desierto y fue tentado. Podía escoger entre el pan de sus gustos o la piedra de la voluntad de Dios. Parece que la decisión es bastante clara. ¿Quién podría preferir una piedra? Podría escoger entre buscar su propia Gloria o el servicio a los demás. Y verdaderamente, en este mundo, ¿quien escogería renunciar a lo propio para servir a otros que a lo mejor ni siquiera lo merecen? Podría buscar las riquezas o seguir pobremente dependiendo de Dios en servicio a la humanidad. ¿Quién podría haberle reprochado que buscara el dinero? ¿No haría lo mismo casi todo el mundo?


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.

Three practices for lent. Three traditional practices to characterize the life of the believer in the time of Lent: fasting, donation, prayer. The fasting is to control a judicial act like a form of balance. It doesn’t mean to substitute but to eliminate so you can participate better. The donation is for the beginning of the needy coming out of selfishness that makes him poor in spirit and opens to altruism that enriches. It makes it easier to communicate with God. The prayer ask for intensiveness in these times. To give more time to God spreads the horizons and it discovers that the prayer is an occupation of return. Lent is a preparation for Easter, time to change the heart and transform man because man «it’s man who has to change and save»


Tres prácticas de cuaresma. Tres prácticas tradicionales deben caracterizar la vida creyente en tiempo de cuaresma: ayuno, limosna, oración. El ayuno es control y autoexigencia racional como forma de quilibrio. No se trata de sustituir sino de eliminar para mejor compartir. La limosna es aperture al necesitado saliendo del egoísmo que empobrece espiritualmente y abriéndose al altruismo que enriquece. Falicita la comunicación con Dios. La oración pide intensificación en este tiempo. Dar más tiempo a Dios es ampliar los propios horizontes y descubrir que orar es una ocupación rentable. Cuaresma es prepararción para la Pascua, tiempo de cambio del corazón para trasformar al hombre porque «es el hombre a quien hay que cambiar y salvar»