Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 20th, 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, July 21st

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, July 22nd

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, July 23rd

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, July 24th

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, July 25th

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, July 26th

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

Sunday, July 27th

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 July 21, 2008

Monday:

Micah 6:1-4,6-8; Matthew 12:38-42

Tuesday:

Micah 7:14-15,18-20; John 20:1-2

Wednesday:

Jeremiah 1:1,4-10; Matthew 13:1-9

Thursday:

Jeremiah 2:1-3,7-8,12-13; Matthew 13:10-17

Friday:

2 Corinthians 4:7-15; Matthew 20:20-28

Saturday:

Jeremiah 7:1-11; Matthew 13:24-30

Sunday:

1 Kings 3:5,7-12 Matthew 13:44-52


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 $ 3,054.11
Second Collection $ 1,542.15

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, July 19th

4:30 PM

Elise Policar (Birthday)

7:00 PM

John Paul Alvarez (Birthday)


Sunday, July 20th

8:00 AM

Aaron Nievera (Thanksgiving)

10:00 AM

+Enrique Chavez (Fallecido)

Noon

Kenneth Baguinon

6:00 PM

+Arthur Tiango (Deceased)


Monday, July 21st

8:00 AM

+Leona P. Bigay (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Pedro G. Viola (Deceased)


Tuesday, July 22nd

8:00 AM

+Vicente Ramon (Deceased)

6:00 PM

John Paul Marra (Healing)


Wednesday, July 23rd

8:00 AM

+Ismael De La Torre (Deceased)


Thursday, July 24th

8:00 AM

Ala Fifita

6:00 PM

Corazon De Catro (Birthday)


Friday, July 25th

8:00 AM

Holy Souls in Purgatory

6:00 PM

Evie Vera (Birthday)


Saturday, July 26th

8:00 AM

Holy Souls in Purgatory


A reflection on the Gospel for The Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The first impression is what counts.” “This is an old proverb that comes to mind when listening to the two parables proclaimed today. Who among us has never judged someone based on how he or she was dressed? Who is not guilty of making up his or her mind about someone as soon as we met them? It is human nature. It might be that sometimes we are correct in our judgment but who knows how often we have been mistaken when judging someone based on their appearance. How quick we are to judge others - to their detriment and our own! Yet, Jesus challenges us to not be guided by our impulses and calls us to imitate God just like he did. God knows that appearances can be deceiving, that sometimes our first impression is not correct. For God, what seem to be weeds are not so until God is completely sure that it is. God places all hope on us who reflect his goodness and love and who were created in God’s image and likeness. It is because of this that God allows us to grow, in freedom and love, so that we might walk on the path that Christ has shown us. God does also know that we might make poor use of that freedom and that sometimes we stray from the way. It is during those times that we are invited to a change our hearts and it is with that hope that God reserves his judgment until the end like the landowner in the parables. Christ calls us to a continuous conversion with the conviction that our hearts will give much fruit in our lives, like a small seed that has the potential to sprout a large tree.

Una reflexión sobre el Evangelio del Décimosexto Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

“La primera impresión es lo que cuenta”. Este es un refrán centenario que viene a la memoria cuando escuchamos las dos parábolas de hoy. ¿Quién de nosotros no ha juzgado a alguien por la forma en la que iba vestido? ¿Quién no es culpable de haberse hecho una idea de que tipo de persona es alguien nada más haberlo conocido? Esa es la naturaleza humana. Puede que a veces estemos en lo cierto pero quién sabe cuantas veces nos hemos equivocado al juzgar a otro por su apariencia. ¡Qué pronto nos apresuramos a juzgar a los demás—para el detrimento de otras personas y de nosotros mismos! Jesús, sin embargo, nos reta a no ser guiados por nuestros impulsos y nos llama a imitar a Dios como El mismo lo hizo. Dios sabe que las apariencias engañan, que a veces la primera impresión no es la correcta. Para Dios lo que parece mala hierba (cizaña) no lo es hasta que no tiene duda de lo que es. El pone toda su esperanza en nosotros que somos reflejo de su bondad y amor y a quien nos ha creado en su imagen y semejanza. Es por esto que Dios nos deja crecer, en libertad y amor, para que caminemos por el camino que Cristo nos ha enseñado. Dios también sabe que podemos hacer mal uso de esa libertad y que a veces nos salimos del camino. Es durante estas ocasiones cuando somos invitados a la conversión de corazón y es con esa esperanza que Dios reserva su juicia hasta el final, al igual que lo hizo el dueño del campo en la parábola. Cristo nos llama a una continua conversión con el convencimiento de que nuestros corazones darán gran fruto en nuestras vidas, como una pequeña semilla que tiene el potencial de convertirse en un gran árbol.

For the sick, homeless, elders, youth, our community, our Priest, Maria Olivas, Juan & Marta Ortiz, Vince Jimenez, Angela Sierro-Brusseau, Athena Olivas, Jesus Rodriguez, Frank Miranda, Pablo Ruiz, Jorge Chaux, Cordelia Griffin, Sergio Canjura.


Dear Parishioners,

This month of July, the Finance Council celebrates its first anniversary. I’m proud to say that it has done a marvelous job in managing the parish finances. At all the masses on July 26 & 27, I will give a parish financial report and budget.

Now we are in the process of reconstituting the Pastoral Council. This Council serve as the planning and coordinating body of the parish. It will set goals and determine programs that will address various pastoral concerns such as liturgy, social services, and spiritual enrichment. It will coordinate the activities of the different organizations and ministries existing in the parish.

Membership in the Council will be by ex officio, representation, election and selection. Some become members by vitue of the office they hold (ex officio) such as the chairperson of the different committees. A representative of the Hispanics, Tongans and Filipinos will be chosen by the communities themselves. Some members will be elected by the parishioners during a regular Sunday mass. Two members will be appointed.

Once the Council is duly established, hopefully in two-month time, it will work closely with me and Fr. Santos for the administration of the parish and for the spiritual and pastoral care of the people. Let’s all pray for its successful formation.

Fr. Michael Brillantes
Parish Adminstrator


Estimados Feligreses:

Este mes de Julio, el Consejo Financiero celebra su primer aniversario. Estoy orgulloso de decirles que ha echo un trabajo maravilloso en manejando las finanzas de la parroquia. En todas las misas el 26 y 27 de Julio, voy a dar un reporte y presupuesto de las finanzas de la parroquia.

Estamos en el proceso de reconstituir el Consejo Financiero. Este Consejo va ha servir para planear y la construcion de la parroquia. Ellos haran objetivos y determinaran los programas que ayudaran a las diferente inquietudes de los varios programas como, la liturgia, catequistas, organizaciones sociales, y ministerios que existen en la parroquia.

Miembros del Consejo seran de ex oficiales, representantes, electos o selecionados. Algunos se haran miembros si tenido un puesto en las diferente comunidades de la parroquia. Un representante de la comunidad Hispana, Tongana y Filipino sera elejido por las comunidades. Algunos seran elejidos por los feligreses durante la misas regulares del Domingo. Dos miembros seran apuntados.

Una vez que el Consejo este completo, esperamos que sea en dos meses, ellos trabajaran conmigo y con el Padre Santos para la administracion de la parroquia y para lo espiritual y cuidado pastoral de los feligreses. Oremos para que esta formacion sea un exito.

Fr. Michael Brillantes
Parish Administrator