Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
26th Sunday of Ordinary Time
September 28th, 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 29th

Esquipulas 7-9 pm Main Hall (Upper Room)
Confirmation Study 6:30-8:30pm Main Hall (Upper Rom)
Spanish Bible Class 7-9:00 pm St. Michael’s Hall

Tuesday, September 30th

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, October 1st

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, October 2nd

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, October 3rd

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, October 4th

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

Sunday, October 5th

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 29, 2008

Monday:

Daniel 7:9-10,13-14; John 1:47-51

Tuesday:

Job 3:1-3,11-17; Luke 9:51-56

Wednesday:

Job 9:1-12,14-16; Luke 9:57-62

Thursday:

Job 19:21-27; Matthew 18:1-5,10

Friday:

Job 38:1,12-21; Luke 10:13-16

Saturday:

Job 42:1-3,5-6; Luke 10:17-24

Sunday:

Isaiah 5:1-7; Matthew 21:33-43


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 $3,689.11
Second Collection $1,015.12

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 27th

4:30 PM

+Salvador F. Marquez Sr. (4yr. Death Anniv.)

7:00 PM

Familia Carlos Martinez


Sunday, September 28th

8:00 AM

+Eduardo Perez (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Jorge Muñoz (Fallecido)

Noon

The Carey Family (Blessings)

6:00 PM

+Leticia Bordener (Deceased)


Monday, September 29th

8:00 AM

Margret Doherty (Healing)

6:00 PM

Zenaida Brion (Healing)


Tuesday, September 30th

8:00 AM

Vera Malinka (Healing)

6:00 PM

Govita Pareida


Wednesday, October 1st

8:00 AM

Maribel Alvarez (Birthday)


Thursday, October 2nd

8:00 AM

+Gerardo Velasquez (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Anthony Robledo (Birthday)


Friday, October 3rd

8:00 AM

Ana Maria Olivas-Flores (Birthday)

7:00 PM

+Marina E. Vargas (Deceased)


Saturday, October 4th

8:00 AM

+Nicholas Anaya Cortez (Deceased)


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

If as ovserved last week, in the end God will receive everyone equally, then why bother doing good things now? Would it not be better to save our repentance for the end? It is the same thing that children would say if there were no consequences, either good or bad, for their actions. If a child disobeys and his parents don’t do or say anything, allowing him or her to behave at their own whim, the child will know he can continue to do whatever they want. If we did our jobs poorly without any consequences because the supervisor is afraid to call it to our attention, then we would continue to do things poorly. If a husband or wife continues to be unfaithful or hanging out with friends without any concerns regarding their family, and is always welcomed back as if nothing has happened without taking any responsibilities for their actions, they would continue behaving irresponsibly. What type of personal maturity is there in these acts and what type of love exist? There is a big difference between the mathematical logic of pure norm and the logic of God. In God’s logic, it doesn’t matter what we do, just the amount of love we have and give. On the surface, it is like the child who assured his father he would respect his wishes but later did not because it was not in his heart. That has no merit before God’s eyes. A person could also go about lost in this life but suddendly sees a ligh shining over their conduct and decides to repent and returns.

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

.Si, como veíamos la semana pasada, al fin de cuentas Dios va a recibir a todos por igual, ¿No será mejor arrepentirse al final? Es lo mismo que dirían los niños si vieran que sus acciones no tienen consecuencias, ni para mal. Si un niño desobedece y sus padres no hacen ni dicen nada y continúan plegándo a sus caprichos, el niño sabrá que puede seguir haciendo lo que le venga en gana. Si nosotros mismos hiciéramos mal nuestro trabajo diario y no hubiera consecuencias porque el jefe no se atreviera a llamarnos la atención, seguiríamos quizá haciéndolo mal. Si un esposo o esposa sigue una y otra vez siendo infiel o andando por ahí con amigos y sin preocuparse de su familia, y siempre se le vuelve a recibir como si no hubiera pasado nada, sin hacerlo responsable de sus acciones, seguirá en su irresponsabilidad. ¿Pero qué madurez personal hay en todo eso, qué tipo de amor? Existe una gran diferencia entre esa lógica matemática de pura norma y la lógica del amor de Dios. En la lógica de Dios no es que no importe lo que uno haga, sino el amor con que lo haga. Se puede estar haciéndolo todo bien en la superficie-c- - como el hijo que aseguró que respetaba a su papá e iba a hacer lo que el pedia y luego no lo hizo, porque no lo tenía en el corazón. Eso no tiene ningún mérito delante de Dios. O puede que no ande alocado y perdido en la vida, pero de pronto tenga una luz sobre su propia conducta y decida arrepentirse y regresar.

 

We are happy to announce that we have 189 registered students in the Spanish CCD and in the English CCD we have 100 students and in the Confirmation program we have 52 students registered. RCIA sessions have started Thursday, September 25, at 7PM. (Confirmation for Adults) For more information call the Parish Office.

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, Clara Trujillo, Marie Romero.


“The Republicans and the Prostitutes will preside in the Kingdom of God”

The gospel for this Sunday the 26th in Ordinary time refers to “work is love and not good reasons’ means that for God what counts is availability and willingness to work. A family man had two sons, he said to the first one, go and work my vine: the boy answered yes I will go.. And he did not go..He told the second son go work my vine..the boy said no, I do not want to go, he reflexes and goes. This means that many times , it not because of bad intension that the person does not want to work for the glory of God; but because of ignorance, lack of motivation, lack of interest..But when the person understands, the person opens it’s heart and mind to God and discovers that following God and getting close to God, he knows that there he will find success in his life and that is the only way he will feel that he has accomplish everything in life, he gets close to God and never leaves Him. That’s what happened to Zacarias, he wanted to see God, but he didn’t want God to see him, and that is why he climbed up a tree so he can see when Jesus passed by there, at that moment Jesus tells Zacarias, Zacarias get down fast because I want to stay in your home, Jesus looks for Zacarias, Zacarias opens the door to his home and to his heart for Jesus, Jesus enters and from that moment on Zacarias does not leave ever from Jeus. He has found what makes sense in life. And promises to work hard and to make up for what he has stolen.

“Los Publicanos y Las Protitutas os Predeceran en el Reino de Dios”

El evangelio de éste domingo 26 del tiempo ordinadio se refiere a que “obras son amores y no buenas razones” indica que para Dios lo que cuenta es la disponibilidad de obrar y poner manos a la obra. Nos dice: un padre de familia tenia dos hijos. Dijo al primero vé a trabajar a mi viña: El muchacho contestó si, ya voy..y total no fue..dijo al segundo hijo ve a trabajar a mi viña..el muchacho dijo no, no quiero ir. Pero luego reflexiona y va.. Esto significa que cuchas veces, no es por mala voluntad que la persona no se interese por trabajar en el reino de Dios; sino por ignorancia, por apatia, por falta de motivación, por falta de interés..Pero cuando la persona entiende, abre su corazón y su mente a Dios y descubre que siguiendo las cosas de Dios y acercandose a Dios está el éxito de su vida y que solamente asi se sentirá realizado en su vida, se apega a Dios y jamás se aparta de El. Asi le sucedió a Zaqueo, queria ver a Dios, pero no queria que Dios lo viera a El y por eso se subió a un arbol, para ver cuando Jesus pasara por ahi, en ese momento Jesus le dice a Zaqueo, Zaqueo baja prónto porque quiero hospedarme en tu casa, Jesús busca a Zaqueo, Zaqueo abre las puertas de su casa, de su corazón a Jesus, Jesus entra y desde ese momento Zaqueo no se aparta jamás de Jesus, porque ha encontrado el sentido de toda su vida. Y promete poner manos a la obra “Voy a restituir lo que he robado..”

What is a Marriage?

Marriage, as instituted by God, is a faithful, exclusive, lifelong union of a man and a woman joined in an intimate community of life and love. They commit themselves completely to each other and to the wondrous responsibility of bringing children into the world and caring for them. The call of marriage is woven deeply into the human spirit. Man and woman are equal. However, as created, they are different from but made for each other. This complementarity draws them, together in a mutually loving union that should be always open to the procreation of children. These truths about marriage are present in the order of nature and can be perceived by the light of human reason. They have been confirmed by Divine Revelation and in Sacred Scripture.

¿Que es un Matrimonio?

El Matrimonio, tal como esta instituido por Dios, es una unión fiel, exclusiva y de por vida, de un hombre y una mujer unidos en una comunidad intima de vida y amor. Ellos se comprometen completamente el uno con la mara-villosa responsabilidad de traer niños al mundo y velar por ellos. El llamado al matrimonio está profundamente en el espíritu humano. El hombre y la mujer son iguales. Sin embargo, tal como fueron creados, son diferentes entre si pero hechos el uno para la otra. Esta complementariedad, los une, incluyendo la diferencia sexual, los atrae a una unión de mutuo amor que debe estar siempre abierta a la procreación den niños . Estas verdades sobre el matrimonio estan presentes en la orden naturaleza y pueden ser percibidas por la luz de la razón humana. Han sido confirmadas por la Divina Revelación en la Sagradas Escrituras.