Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 31st, 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, September 1st

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, September 2nd

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, September 3rd

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, September 4th

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, September 5th

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, September 6th

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

Sunday, September 7th

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 September 1, 2008

Monday:

1 Corinthians 2:1-5; Luke 4:16-30

Tuesday:

1 Corinthians 2:10b-16; Luke 4:31-37

Wednesday:

1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Luke 4:38-44

Thursday:

1 Corinthians 3:18-23; Luke 5:1-11

Friday:

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Luke 5:33-39

Saturday:

1 Corinthians 4:6b-15; Luke 6:1-5

Sunday:

Ezekiel 33:7-9; Matthew 18:15-20


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 $ 3,127.05
Second Collection $ 1,034.67

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 30th

4:30 PM

+Lourdes Paredes (Deceased)

7:00 PM

+Rosita de Hernandez (Fallecida)


Sunday, August 31st

8:00 AM

+Rosita de Hernandez (Deceased)

10:00 AM

Socorro Pineda (Gracias)

Noon

+Mary Liryo Vega (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Armira Muñoz (Deceased)


Monday, September 1st

8:00 AM

Silvia Baxter (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

Emilio Castro (Birthday)


Tuesday, September 2nd

8:00 AM

+Soledad Lahoz (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Palafox Eduardo Family


Wednesday, September 3rd

8:00 AM

All Souls in Purgatory


Thursday, September 4th

8:00 AM

+Adoracion Asis (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Jose Nevarez


Friday, September 5th

8:00 AM

+Donald Lithgow (1st yr. Anniv.)

6:00 PM

Imelda Morales (Thanksgiving)


Saturday, September 6th

8:00 AM

+Aurelio S. Rivera (4th yr. Anniv.)


A reflection on the Gospel for The Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

We want to help others but sometimes it turns out to be the wrong way. Someone said to me recently that I should not worry, my mom would be healed. Well my mother is 87 years old, has a heart condition, deforming arthritis, problems with her liver and kidneys, and senile dementia. For her to be healed would truly be a miracle, but it could be an unnecessary one. It is not what we are asking for. Offering such false comfort, even if well intentioned, does not take us anywhere, because we know it is simply not possible. When Peter tells Jesus not to speak of dying, he is doing what so many well intentioned people do. “Stop suffering is affirming what is impossible. In this world, there is always going to be suffering becuase there will always be diseases, pain of all types, and death. To say stop suffering or comfort another by stating it will be alright, is to affirm suffering and death unnecessary, and we can live forever without any pain. Since life teaches us this is impossible, such a promise can be deceving and in the end, more harmful than recognizing the truth. But Jesus becomes upset with Peter. It is not simply a well-intentioned comment; It is trying to deny the Lord’s mission. It seems as if Peter had not understood things as well as it seemed in the readings of the previous Sunday.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Vigesimo Segundo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

Queremos ayudar. Pero a veces es de manera equivocada. Alguien me dijo el otro día que no me preocupara, que mi mamá iba a curarse. Bueno, sucede que mi mamá tiene 87 años, una condición de corazón, artritis deformante, y problemas de higado y riñon, además de demecial senil. Que se curara sería un milagro, pero podría ser incluso que fuera un milagro totalmente innecesario. No lo estamos pidiendo. Ofrecer ese falso consuelo, aunque esté bien intencionado, no lleva a ningún sitio, porque se sabe perfectamente que no es posible. Cuando Pedro le dice a Jesús que no hable de morir, está haciendo lo que tantas veces hacen las personas bien intencionadas. “Padre de sufrir”. Eso es afirmar una imposibilidad. En este mundo, siempre tiene que haber algún dolor, porque hay enfermedades, dolores de todas clases y muerte. Decir, pare de sufrir, o tratar de consolar a alguien diciendo que todo va a estar bien, es afirmar que no hace falta sufrir ni morir, que podemos ser eternos y vivir sin ningun dolor. Como la vida nos enseña que eso es imposible, una promesa así resulta ser engañosa y a la larga, más dañina que el hubiera sido reconocer la verdad. Pero Jesús se enoja con Pedro. No es simplemente un comentario bien intencionado, sino un tratar de negar la misión de Jesús. Parece que no lo ha entendido tan bien como había parecido en el cometario del domingo pasado.

the sick, Maria Olivas, Vince Jimenez, Angela Sierro-Brusseau, Jesus Rodriguez, Frank Miranda, Pablo Ruiz, Jorge Chaux, Cordelia Griffin, Armida Muñoz, Shirley Celestine, Travis Barb, Ted Cuenco, Jose Ibarra


Dear Parishioners,

The summer vacation of our kids is coming to an end. Hopefully they had a nice rest, had fun and also were of help at home. Now, it’s back to school. It’s time to get ready with the things they need: notebooks & pens, shirts & shoes, etc.

Back to school does not only mean going back to academic classes but for us in the parish as well as in other parishes it means going back to the CCD or catechetical class. This program aims to impart the church teachings that lead to the reception of sacraments and a deeper love of Christ.

I’m happy to announce that all of the teachers last year are coming back and a few more are joining their rank. Thank God! Raquel Camacho who served as the director of the program (DRE) for so many years has taken a well-deserved rest. With unparalleled dedication and superb managerial skill she had put together a neat CCD and confirmation programs for which we are immensely grateful.

Kacey Carey, a volunteer teacher for many years who has distinguished herself in advocacy issues, especially in the prolife movement, and who brings with her many years of supervisory experience, is the new director. Teresa Navarro, a long-time first grade Spanish class teacher, will serve as the coordinator of the Spanish classes. Jolene Lariosa, another veteran classroom teacher, will coordinate the English classes. For the confirmation program, Veronica Rodriguez with her wealth of knowledge and wide experience will serve as the coordinator. Clara Trujillo, another long-time volunteer, will be the office manager.

Parents, we have great programs and even greater teachers. Now we ask you to do your part. It is your responsibility before God to raise your children in the faith. Make it a priority to have your children receive religious education. Enroll them in the CCD program and attend classes with them. The future our faith depends on it. Thank you.

Fr. Michael Brillantes
Administrator


Estimados Feligreses,

Las vacaciones de verano de nuestros niños estan terminando. Esperamos que tuvieron un buen descanso, se divirtieron y que ayudaron en la casa. Ahora, es tiempo de regresar a la escuela. Es tiempo de prepararse con las cosas que necesitan: cuadernos, lapiseros, camisas y zapatos, etc.

Regresar a la escuela no quiere decir solamente a la escuela academica sino que tambien a las clases de Catecismo aqui en la parroquia como otras parroquias. Este program enseña lo que la iglesia nos enseña de los sacramentos y nuestro amor a Cristo.

Estoy feliz de anunciar que las maestras de el año pasado regresan y unas nuevas tambien que nos van acompañar. Gracias a Dios! Raquel Camacho que sirvio como la directora del programa (DRE) por tantos años ha tomado un tiempo bien merecido de descanso. Con su dedicacion tan especial y con sus experiencia de manejadora hizo un programa de catecismo y confirmacion muy organizado y por eso estamos muy agradecidos con ella.

Kacey Carey, una maestra voluntaria por muchos años que es una voz para el movimiento pro-life, y tiene mucha experiencia de supervisora, es la nueva directora. Teresa Navarro, maestra de primer grado de Español hace muchos años, sera la cordinadora de las clases de Español. Jolene Lariosa, otra maestra veterana de clases, cordinara las clases de Ingles. Para el programa de Confirmacion, Veronica Rodriguez con su conocimiento y extenta experiencia sirvira como la cordinadora. Clara Trujillo, otra de nuestras voluntarias, sera la manejadora de la oficina.

Padres, tenemos un gran programa y maestras de lo mejor. Ahora les pedimos a ustedes que hagan su parte. Es su responsabilidad ante Dios para que enseñen a sus hijos la fe. Haga una proridad que sus hijos recivan la educacion religiosa. Registrelos en el programa de Catecismo y atienda clases usted tambien. El futuro de su fe depende de ustedes. Gracias.

Fr. Michael Brillantes
Administrador