Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
4th Sunday of Easter
April 13th, 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, April 14

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, April 15

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, April 16

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, April 17

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, April 18

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, April 19

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

Sunday, April 20

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 April 14, 2008

Monday:

Acts 11:1-18; John 10:11-18

Acts 11:19-26; John 10:22-30

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Acts 12:24—13:5a; John 12:44-50

Thursday:

Acts 13:13-25; John 13:16-20

Friday:

Acts 13:26-33; John 14:1-6

Saturday:

Acts 13:44-52; John 14:7-14

Sunday:

Acts 6:1-7 John 14:1-12


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 $ 3,345.04
Second Collection $ 1,17019

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, April 12

4:30 PM

Tellez-Orozco Family

7:00 PM

+Maria de Jesus Garcia (10yr. Anniv)


Sunday, April 13

8:00 AM

Cocoles Family

10:00 AM

+Margarita Alvarez-Gomez

Noon

+Michael Lawroski

6:00 PM

Ben Melcher


Monday, April 14

8:00 AM

+Maria Quiambao

6:00 PM

Mathilda Banon (Birthday)


Tuesday, April 15

8:00 AM

+Hernando Sanchez

6:00 PM

+Maria Quiambao


Wednesday, April 16

8:00 AM

+Hector Morales


Thursday, April 17

8:00 AM

All Souls in Purgatory

6:00 PM

Simon Family (Thanksgiving)


Friday, April 18

8:00 AM

+Maria Quiambao

6:00 PM

+Josephine Hernandez


Saturday, April 19

8:00 AM

+Consiglia Ellul


A reflection on the Gospel for the Fourth Sunday of Easter

Few, if any, shepherds can be found in major cities. During the time of Jesus, however, there were many shepherds. Since they had to spend so much of their lives away from home, they were not considered to be very good people. Some would even abandon their sheep when things got dangerous. The good shepherds were those who gave up their lives for their sheep, the ones who slept at the entrance to the herd to prevent thieves or wolves from getting to the flock. Although we see few shepherds throughout the world. They are all the people who help in many ways: physically, such as doctors; intellectually, such as teachers; or spiritually such as those who care for us in the community and encourage us to do good deeds. If we look around us carefully, we can easily find them. They come without fanfare or pretence. They exhibit all the characteristics of Jesus, the Good Shepherd such as love, understanding, patience, and sacrifice. When it comes to others, they always enter through the door of respect and love.


Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Cuarto Domingo de Cuaresma

En las grandes ciudades pocos ven pastores. En tiempo de Jesús, sin embargo, había muchos pastores. Como tenían que vivir largos tiempos fuera de casa, se sospechaba que no eran buena gente. Otros abandonaban a sus ovejas cuando había peligro. Los buenos, sin embargo, eran aquellos que daban la vida por las ovejas, los que se tendían frente a la puerta del redil para evitar que entraran maleantes, ladrones, o lobos. Aunque vemos pocos pastores en el sentido profesional, sí sabemos que hay buenos pastores por todo el mundo. Son todas las personas que nos ayudan de alguna manera: físicamente, como los médicos, y también intelectualmente, como los maestros, o espiritualmente, como quienes cuidan de nosotros en la comunidad y nos animan a las mejores acciones. Si miramos atentamente a nuestro alrededor, los encontraremos fácilmente. Vienen sin ruido y sin hipocresía. Tienen las características del Buen Pastor, Jesús: amor, comprensión, paciencia, sacrificio. Siempre entran por la puerta del respeto y el amor a las personas.


For the sick, homeless, elders, youth, our community, our Priest, Sydna Konstin, Alicia Duran, Maria Olivas, Juan & Marta Ortiz, Vince Jimenez, Raul Jimenez, Angela Sierro-Brusseau, Athena Olivas, Ana Maria Olivas-Flores, Teresa Lopez.

The Good Shepherd and Prayer for Vocations

It’s great to know that someone knows you by your first name. It’s a sign of love and endearment. If this person is someone you trust, you can put yourself in his or her hands and feel very safe. Jesus presents himself in today’s gospel as friend who knows and calls us by name to walk with him the road of life. He sticks to us through the ups and downs of our life. He is the Good Shepherd.

Today is also the World Day of Prayer for Vocations. We may not be called to the priestly or religious life but each of us has an important role in promoting priestly and religious vocations in the Church. No doubt, we have in some way, been touched by the ministry of a priest or religious. Perhaps it was a moment of crisis, an hour of need, or the care of someone we love as they faced death. As an act of gratitude let us help to provide for future generations of good and holy priests and religious who can continue the work of the Good Shepherd.

Prayer for Vocations should be part of our normal habit of prayer. As surely as we pray for those who are dearest to us so too should we pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. We should also actively encourage others to consider the possibility of priesthood and religious life. Let us pray that their answer will be vibrant “yes” for the sake of the world and the countless lives they will touch as priests and religious. God is calling us to do great things.


El Buen Pastor y Oracion para la Vocacion Es muy lindo cuando alguien sabe su primer nombre. Es un signo de cariño y amor. Si es esta persina en que usted confia, usted puede ponerse en sus manos y sentirse seguro. Jesús se presenta en evangelio de hoy como un amigo que nos llama por nuestro nombre y camina con nosotros por el camino de la vida. El es el Buen Pastor.

Hoy tambien es el dia Mundial de la oracion por la Vocacion. Tal vez no seamos llamados a la vida de sacerdocio o religioso pero cada uno de nosotros tenemos que promover el sacerdocio o religioso en la iglesia. No hay duda que de alguna manera hemos sido tocados por el ministerio de sacerdote o religioso. Tal vez fue en un momento de crisis, en la hora de necesidad, o cuando estamos cuidando de un querido que esta enfrentando la muerte. Como acto de gratitud, ayudemos a futuras generaciones del bien y santo sacerdotes y religiosos que pueden continuar siendo el Buen Pastor.

Oraciones para la Vocacion debe ser un habito normal de oracion. Asi como oramos por los que son mas queridos a nosotros asi tambien deberiamos orar para la vocacion de los sacerdotes y religiosos. Tambien debemos animar a otros para la posibilidad que entren a la vida de religioso. Oremos que sus respuestas sean vibrantes y que digan el “si” para el bien del mundo y por las miles de vidas que ellos tocaran como sacerdotes y religiosos. Dios nos llama para que hagamos muchas cosas buenas.