Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
25th Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 21st, 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 22nd

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 23rd

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 24th

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 25th

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 26th

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 27th

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

Sunday, September 28th

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 22, 2008

Monday:

Proverbs 3:27-34; Luke 8:16-18

Tuesday:

Proverbs 21:1-6,,10-13; Luke 8:19-21

Wednesday:

Proverbs 30:5-9; Luke 9:1-6

Thursday:

Ecclesiastes 1:2-11; Luke 9:7-9

Friday:

Ecclesiastes 3:1-11; Luke 9:18-22

Saturday:

Ecclesiastes 11:9—12:8; Luke 9:43b-45

Sunday:

Ezekiel 18:25-28; Matthew 21:28-32


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, September 20th

4:30 PM

Rufino Jimenez (Birthday)

7:00 PM

Familia Quintero


Sunday, September 21st

8:00 AM

Carlos Dayrit (Birthday)

10:00 AM

Familia Zaragoza Martinez

Noon

Dolly Castro (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Rommel T. Castelo & Family


Monday, September 22nd

8:00 AM

Pablo & Bonifacia Quijones

6:00 PM

Home Instead Employees


Tuesday, September 23rd

8:00 AM

Aurelio & Lucy Palad (Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Nicholas Anaya Cortez


Wednesday, September 24th

8:00 AM

+Quirino & Veronica Punzalan


Thursday, September 15th

8:00 AM

Gorgonia D. Marthwaran (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Jose Benitez


Friday, September 26th

8:00 AM

Albert Olivas (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Resurreccion Velasco (Thanksgiving)


Saturday, September 27th

8:00 AM

+Felicisimo & Pascuala Aguinaldo


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

We sometimes experience situations like this one. We thought we deserved more because we worked harder and it turns out we’re getting compensated exactly the same as everyone else. It seems unfair. The master in today’s parable seems extravagant in his generosity. We can’t understand that God’s logic would work in such a manner. Fair is fair and you must give everyone what they deserve. What they deserve? There are many times when we see workers standing on the street corners or gas stations, waiting for someone to pick them up and hire them as day laborers. Their families depend on this day laborers. Their families depend on this day job in order to be fed. On those days that they are picked up earlier, they earn a little more; on the days when they must wait long hours, filled with anguish, they get paid less. But they were not hanging out idle in the streets because they did not want to work, on the contrary. Fortunately, God comes into the picture and knows exactly what each worker deserves. And the curious thing is that we can also understand. Imagine for a moment that these workers are our husbands, brothers or fathers-inlaw. Wouldn’t it be wonderful that their sleepless nights were compensated and they could bring home a little extra money? What do they deserve ? After all, they were out trying to earn their bread.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Vigesimo Quinto Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario

Aveces hemos vivido situaciones así. Pensábamos que merecíamos más porque habíamos trabajado más y he aquí que nos dan igual que a los demás. No es justo. El amo de la parábolade hoy nos parece extravagante en su generosidad. No entendemos que la lógica de Dios funcione así. La justicia es la justicia y hay que darle a cada uno lo que merece. ¿Lo que merecen? Muchas veces hemos visto nosotros a esos trabajadores que esperan en las esquinas o en las gasolineras a que alguien los llame y les dé un contrato para el día. De eso depende que su familia tenga para comer ese día. El día que los reciben pronto, ganan más. El día que esperan muchas horas, llenos de angustia, reciben menos salarios. Ellos no estaban en la calle ociosos porque no quisieran trabajar, sino por todo lo contrario. Por fortuna, Dios entra en esa situación y conoce lo que de verdad merecen esos trabajadores. Y lo curioso es que esto lo podemos entender muy bien. Imaginemos por un momento que esos trabajadores son nuestros esposos, cuñados, o suegros. ¿No sería maravilloso que se recompensasen sus desvelos y pudieran traer a casa un poco más de dinero? ¿Qué merecen? Han estado buscando el pan, después de todo.

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, Zeniada Brion, Guillermo Villanueva.


The Importance of Catechetical Sunday

Today we celebrate Catechetical Sunday. This event is a reminder to parents about their duty to instruct their children in the faith. At the baptism of their children, when they (the children) were but infants and could not speak for themselves, the parents accepted the responsibility of training the children in the practice of the faith and in keeping God’s commandment.

They fulfill this obligation, first all, by the way they live. Through their examples they teach the children Christian values such as hard work, honesty, fairness, charity and integrity. Also they are expected to pass on to them basic church teachings: a loving God who created us; Jesus who died for our sins; Mary, the Mother of God and our mother, too; the prayers of the Church, etc.

To help parents fulfill this teaching task, the parish community provides a catechetical program designed to present the church teachings in an orderly, intelligible, interesting and truthful ways. I’m proud to say that we have adequately trained and experienced catechists to handle this challenging work.

Thus, the Catechetical Sunday is also an event that celebrates the ongoing witness and dedication of catechists or religion teachers. These individuals freely and gladly share their time and talent for the benefit of our children’s religious formation. In acknowledgement and gratitude of their services, the CCD teachers will be recognized, celebrated, commissioned and prayed for at the 10AM Spanish mass and the 12Noon English masses.

Lastly, Catechetical Sunday also reminds us all that catechesis is a lifetime ministry. It opens our hearts to Christ’s love, inviting us to a deeper relationship with him and challenging us to become his faithful disciples spreading His message of love, unity and peace.

Fr. Michael Brillantes


Lo importante que es el Domingo Catequístico

Hoy celebramos el Domingo Catequístico. Este evento es un recordatorio a los padres de su deber de instruir a sus hijos de la fe. En el bautizo de sus hijos, cuando ellos (los hijos) eran bebes y no podian hablar por si mismos, los papas aceptan la responsabilidad de la enseñanza de los niños sobre practicar la fe y llevar los mandamientos de Dios.

Ellos cumplen con esta obligacion, primeramente, en la manera que viven. Por medio de sus ejemplos enseñan a los niños los valores Cristianos, como trabajar duro, honestidad, justicia, caridad, integridad. Tambien ellos cuentan con pasarles la enseñanza basica de la iglesia: un amoroso Dios que nos creio; Jesús que murio por nuestros pecados; Maria, la Madre de Dios y nuestra Madre, tambien; las oraciones de la iglesia, ect.

Para ayudar a los papas con esta tarea, la comunidad de la parroquia ofrece un programa catequístico que enseña las enseñanzas de la iglesia en orden, inteligible, interesante, y su camino verdadero. Estoy orgulloso de decirles que tenemos unas catequistas adecuadas, entrenadas y con experiencia que estan dispuesta hacer un buen trabajo.

Entonces el Domingo Catequístico es un evento que celebra y que es testigo de la continuacion y dedicacion de las catequistas y maestras de doctrina. Estas personas que libremente y con gusto dedican su tiempo libre y comparten sus talentos para beneficio de nuestros niños y formacion de la religion. En reconocimiento y gratitud de sus servicios, las Maestras de catecismo seran reconocidas, celebradas, nombradas en oracion en la misa de las 10AM en la misa de Español y en la misa de las 12 de medio dia en Ingles.

Por ultimo, el Domingo Catequístico tambien nos recuerda a todos que el ministerio de catequista es para toda la vida. Nos habre el corazon al amor de Cristo, invitandonos a una relacion mas intima con El y es un reto para nosotros para que seamos unos dicipulos fieles para compartir el mensaje de Su amor, unidad y paz.

Padre Michael Brillantes