Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 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, August 18th

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, August 19th

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, August 20th

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, August 21st

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, August 22nd

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, August 23rd

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

Sunday, August 24th

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 August 18, 2008

Monday:

Ezekiel 24:15-23; Matthew 19:16-22

Tuesday:

Ezekiel 28:1-10; Matthew 19:23-30

Wednesday:

Ezekiel 34:1-11; Matthew 20:1-16

Thursday:

Ezekiel 36:23-28; Matthew 22:1-14

Friday:

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Matthew 22:34-40

Saturday:

Ezekiel 43:1-7ab; Matthew 23:1-12

Sunday:

Isaiah 22:19-23; Matthew 16:13-20


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 $ 3,419.33
Second Collection $ 906.21

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, August 16th

4:30 PM

Rog & Dee Villaflor

7:00 PM

+Clara Mendoza (Fallecida)


Sunday, August 17th

8:00 AM

+Censa Pisani (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Amalia Palafox (Fallecido)

Noon

+Consiglia Ellul (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Inocencio Cuenco (Deceased)


Monday, August 18th

8:00 AM

+Inez Howard (2nd yr. Death Anniv.)

6:00 PM

+Antonio Araujo (Deceased)


Tuesday, August 19th

8:00 AM

+Efrosina Carranza (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Rosalia Cortez (Deceased)


Wednesday, August 20th

8:00 AM

+Iluminada Del Val


Thursday, August 21st

8:00 AM

Leticia Dayrit

6:00 PM

Louie Fernandez (Thanksgiving)


Friday, August 22nd

8:00 AM

Joe Watkins (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Salvu Zammitt (Deceased)


Saturday, August 23rd

8:00 AM

Myra Yeo


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

It may be a human condition, but there are people who judge others as inferior or unworthy of their attention. They may be people from other countries or cultures, poorer, less educated or from a different social class. Sometimes Hispanics are judged by those who have been here for some time treat those who arrive after them in the same manner. A group of Cubans could reject Mexicans, and the Mexicans the Guatemalans, the Guatemalans the Salvadorans, etc. This also occurred during the times of Jesus. As if this were significant, even being a woman was not valued in those times (already considered to be in the lowest echelon of society). But many times these people can surprise us, not by the amazing things they can do, but by their sense of normality. We probably expect a strange person with incomprehensible feelings and are surprised when we find a human being with normal feelings. This is what must have happened to Jesus when he encountered the Cananite woman. First of all he should not have been speaking to a woman, much less a foreigner. Second, it was not expected that this woman would have such a deep faith, because she continues to insist, even after being rejected and told there can be no mercy for her. She persevered and demonstrated that faith has no boundaries of race or class.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Vigesimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Puede ser que sea la condición humana, pero a menudo hay personas que juzgan a otras inferiores e indignas de atención. Puede ser que sean personas de otro país o de otra cultura, o gente más pobre, o de menos educación, o de otra clase social. A veces a los hispanos les hacen el vacío precisamente personas que fueron inmigrantes ellos mismos. Pero lo curioso es que a menudo también los que ya llevan aquí un tiempo, hacen lo mismo con los siguientes. Un grupo de cubanos puede despreciar a un grupo de dominicanos, que a su vez no soportan a los haitianos, a los mexicanos o a los guatemaltecos y los guatemaltecos a los salvadoreños...etc. También ocurría en tiempos de Jesús. Por si fuera poco hasta por ser mujer (que ya estaba considerada como en los últimos peldaños de la sociedad). Pero a menudo también sorprenden esas personas, no tanto por lo que hagan que pueda ser asombroso, sino por su normalidad. Nos esperamos, quizá, una persona extraña, con sentimiento incomprensibles. Y al encontrar a un ser humano, con los sentimientos más normales, nos sorprendemos. Algo así le debió pasar a Jesús con la mujer cananea. Primero, no debería hablar con ella. Era mujer y para colmo extranjera. En segundo lugar, no se esperaba que la mujer tuviera una fe tan profunda. Porque ella insiste, incluso cuando la rechazan y dicen que para ella no hay gracia ni misericordia. Insiste y demuestra que la fe no tiene frontera de raza no clase.

the sick, Maria Olivas, Juan & Marta Ortiz, Vince Jimenez, Angela Sierro-Brusseau, Athena Olivas, Jesus Rodriguez, Frank Miranda, Pablo Ruiz, Jorge Chaux, Cordelia Griffin, Armida Muñoz, Shirley Celestine, Travis Barb, Ted Cuenco, Rena Coturri


Dear Parishioners,

We are in the process of organizing the parish pastoral council. It will be a consultative body that advises the pastor in the administration of the parish. An initial membership has been drawn up. These are representatives of the three ethnic communities (Spanish, Tongan & Filipinos), committee chairs and deacons who are ex officio members.

We have had two meetings. The first meeting was an orientation and informative session regarding the nature, purpose and composition of the council. In the second meeting, we took a close look and study of the draft of the constitution and by-laws. At the next meeting on Thursday, August 21, we hope to finalize and approve said constitution. Also, a list of candidates will be drawn up.

What for are the candidates? To gain a wider representation in the council, it was agreed to have four members who will be chosen by the parishioners themselves. How does this work? First, we will make up a list of candidates. Any registered parishioner who has reached eighteen years of age can be a candidate. So if you know someone who you think should be in the council, we invite you to submit his/ her name and a brief write up about the person. Once the list is approved, they will be elected during a regular Sunday mass. The four who get the highest votes will be admitted as council members and that will complete the council membership. On September, we will have the election of officers: chair, vice chair and secretary.

Thank you.

Fr. Michael Brillantes
Administrator


Estimados Feligreses,

Estamos en el proceso de organizer el consil pastoral. Sera un grupo de personas que daran consejo al pastor, en la administracion de la parroquia. Tenemos un grupo de miembros. Son representantes de las comunidades ethnicas (Hispanos, Tonganos y Filipinos), estos son miembros originales.

Hemos tenido dos juntas. La primera junta fue una orientacion y informacion referiendo a el proposito y composicion del consil. En la segunda junta vimos y estudiamos la constitucion y las leyes. En la proxima junta el jueves 21 de agosto, esperamos finalizar y aprovar dicha constitucion. Tambien se hara una lista de candidatos.

¿Para que candidatos? Es para obtener mejor representacion en el consil, se acordo que habra cuatro miembros que seran escojidos por los feligreses. ¿Como trabaja esto? Primero haremos una lista de los candidatos. Cualquier feligres que esta registrado y que tiene mas de 18 años puede ser candidate. Asi que si sabe de alguien quien usted piensa que puede estar en el consil, los invitamos que mande el nombre y escriba algo corto sobre esta persona. Cuando la lista este aprovada, seran elegidos durante la misa regular del domingo. Los cuatro que tengan los mas votos seran admitidos como miembros del concil. En Septiembre tendremos las elecciones para las posiciones de los oficiales: como para vice presidente, secretaria.

Muchas Gracias.

Padre Michael Brillantes
Administrador