Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Second Sunday of Lent
February 17th, 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 18

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 19

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 20

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 21

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 22

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 23

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

Sunday, February 24

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 18, 2007

Monday:

Daniel 9:4b-10; Luke 6:36-38

Tuesday:

Isaiah 1:10,16-20; Matthew 23:1-12

Wednesday:

Jeremiah 18:18-20; Matthew 20:17-28

Thursday:

Jeremiah 17:5-10 Luke 16:19-31

Friday:

1 Peter 5:1-4; Matthew 16:13-19

Saturday:

Micah 7:14-15,18-20; Luke 15:1-3,11-32

Sunday:

Exodus 17:3-7 John 4:5-42


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 16

4:30 PM

All Souls in Purgatory
+Jack Darza

7:00 PM

Alejandro Eduardo


Sunday, February 17

8:00 AM

+Krista Persic

10:00 AM

Todas las Almas del Purgatorio

Noon

+Teodulo Perreras

6:00 PM

Mikhael Montero (Thanksgiving)


Monday, February 18

8:00 AM

Robert & Myreen Bartholomew (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Tirso & Dorothy Alcarion


Tuesday, February 19

8:00 AM

+Emmanuel Valbuena

6:00 PM

+Isabel O. Bayacal


Wednesday, February 20

8:00 AM

+Jose B. Jarmonilla Jr.


Thursday, February 21

8:00 AM

Marilyn Magsaysay (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

Ethel La Guardia (Thanksgiving)


Friday, February 22

8:00 AM

Carlos Robledo Jr. (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Santification of all Religious


Saturday, February 23

8:00 AM

+Betty Cocoles


A reflection on the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent

There are times when we would like to stop time and stay in one place with a certain person enjoying a pleasant experience. There are other moments when we want time to go by rapidly and escape from a difficult situation or pain. However, we know from experience that the memory of the good times can provide the strength to endure the bad moments. In the lives of Christians, there comes a time when we are asked to set out sight on the image of faith which brightens our reality. Just as the friends of Jesus had a vision of this glory in the mountain and wanted to set up tents to stay there forever, there are people and groups that experience joy in prayer and want to stay there forever. It is not what Jesus wants from us. He wants us to return to our reality and continue his work: to heal, liberate and call others to forgiveness. We are invited to contemplate the image of glory in which Christ waits for us at the end of the road. With this vision we must regain the faith and courage to persevere with love and joyful spirit on the path toward personal change. We must correct everything that is twisted, unfair and unruly in ourselves and our surroundings. It will not be easy, but the vision of grace and the glory of God will help us to understand that suffering, darkness and even momentary defeats do not have the last word.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma

A veces nos gustaría detener el tiempo y quedamos en un lugar, con una persona concreta, gozando de una experiencia agradable. Otras veces queremos que el tiempo pase rápido y librarnos de una situación difícil o un dolor. Y sin embargo, sabemos también por experiencia que el recuerdo de los buenos tiempos nos puede dar fuerza para pasar momentos malos. En la vida del cristiano llegan momentos en que se nos pide que pongamos los ojos en la visión de su gloria en el monte y querían hacer tiendas y quedarse ahí para siempre, hay personas y grupos que tienen una experiencia de gozo en la oración y quieren quedarse ahí para siempre. Pero no es eso lo que quiere Jesús de nosotros. Él quiere que regresemos a nuestra realidad y continuemos haciendo su obra: sanar, liberar y llamar al perdón. Se nos invita a contemplar la visión tenemos que cobrar fe y valor para perservar con amor y ánimo alegre en el camino del cambio personal. Hay que corregir cuanto hay de torcido, injusto y desordenado en nosotros mismos y a nuestro alrededor. Eso no va a ser fácil, pero la visión de la gracia y gloria de Dios nos ayudará a comprender que los sufrimientos, las oscuridades y aún las aparentes derrotas momentáneas no tienen que tener la última palabra.


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

REMINDER OF REGULATIONS OF FAST AND ABSTINENCE

ABSTINENCE

Everyone fourteen years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, the Fridays of Lent and Good Friday.

FAST

Everyone fourteen years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on ASH WEDNESDAY, the FRIDAYS of Lent and GOOD FRIDAY.

On these two days, the law of fast allows only one full meal a day, but does not prohibit taking some food during the day, so long as this does not constitute another full meal. Drinking liquids during the day is permitted.

When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, a priest assigned to pastoral ministry or confessor should be consulted. In the Spirit of penance, the faithful should not lightly excuse themselves from this obligation.

RECORDATORIO DE REGLAS PARA EL AYUNO Y LA ABSTINENCIA

ABSTINENCIA

Todas las personas mayores de catorce años estan obligados a abstenerse de comer carne el Miércoles de Ceniza y los Viernes de Cuaresma. Y Viernes Santo.

AYUNO

Todas las personas mayores de diez y ocho años pero menores de sesenta están obligadas a ayunar el Miércoles de Ceniza y el Viernes Santo.

En estos días, la ley de ayuno permite solamente una comida al día, pero no prohibe comer algo durante el día, con tal de que esto no constituya otra comida completa. Tomar líquidos durante el día es permitido.

Cuando por motivos de salud y condiciones de trabajo se vean seriamente afectadas, la ley no obliga. Si tiene dudas referente al ayuno o a la abstinencia, consulte con un sacerdote. Para conservar el espíritu de penitencia, los fieles no deberán excusarse facilmente.de esta obligación.


Thank you to the very generous parishioner who paid for the assessment for the Archbishop Annual Appeal 2008. Saint Bruno’s assessment is $24,400.00. Our generous donor gave more than that. May the good Lord bless him and his family always!