Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 5th, 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, October 6th

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, October 7th

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 8th

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 9th

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 10th

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 11th

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

Sunday, October 12th

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 October 6, 2008

Monday:

Galatians 1:6-12; Luke 10:25-37

Tuesday:

Galatians 1:13-24; Luke 10:38-42

Wednesday:

Galatians 2:1-2,7-14; Luke 11:1-4

Thursday:

Galatians 3:1-5; Luke 11:5-13

Friday:

Galatians 3:7-14; Luke 11:15-26

Saturday:

Galatians 3:22-29; Luke 11:27-28

Sunday:

Isaiah 25:6-10a; Matthew 22:1-14


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 $ 2,903.49
Second Collection $1,317.35

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, October 4th

4:30 PM

+Nicholas Anaya Cortez (Deceased)

7:00 PM

+Jorge Muñoz (Fallecido)


Sunday, October 5th

8:00 AM

+Alejandra Fernandez (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Esther Martinez (2ndo anniv. de fallecida)

Noon

Emilio Badilla

6:00 PM

+Godofredo Roman (Deceased)


Monday, October 6th

8:00 AM

+Eugene Duffy (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Macario Zarate (Deceased)


Tuesday, October 7th

8:00 AM

Teddy Evangelista Jr.

6:00 PM

+Macario Zarate (Deceased)


Wednesday, October 8th

8:00 AM

Luis M. Alberto


Thursday, October 9th

8:00 AM

Erick Pineda Sr. & Jr. (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Michelle Sumabat (Thanksgiving)


Friday, October 10th

8:00 AM

Carmen Pineda & Family (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Nicholas Anaya Cortez


Saturday, October 11th

8:00 AM

Zenaida Peña Brion (Recovery/from Mary & Elisa)


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

When we do a lot for someone and they do not appreciate it, fail to make the best use of it, betrays our trust, and turns against us, it can be extremely disapointing. Our intention was probably not to receive any gratitude but the rejection and betrayal still hurts. We would not care as much if we didn’t know the person we were helping or we didn’t care about him or her. We have not invested a lot of energy or love in the person, so it doesn’t bother us as much. Something similar can happen with things we have. The cheap ones are easily replaced and we really don’t care if they get damaged or don’t work anymore. However, when those things we invested even small amounts of love on or made an economic investment get damaged we are extremely disappointed. The same can be said about the energies and efforts we put into project or task. The more something interests us, the more we are overjoyed when it succeeds and the more disappointment we become when it fails because in all these cases we have given a bit of our own life and it is difficult to accept that we did not achieve what we wanted. If we feel this way, we can only imagine God’s heart when he lavishes us with so much love and does not receive a response. The first readings is very significant in understanding this. It is situated in the 8th century before Christ. God had given everything to his chosen people and they had turned to idols.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Vegesimo Septimo Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario

Cómo desilusiona cuando alguien por quien se ha hecho muchísimo, no sólo no aprecia lo que ha recibido, sino que lo desaprovecha y traciona nuestra confianza y se vuelve contra nosotros. Lo más seguro era que nuestra intención no era recibir agradecimiento, pero el desprecio o la traición hieren mucho. No nos importaría tanto si no conociésemos a la persona a quien ayudamos, o si no nos importara tanto afectivamente. Si no hemos invertido energía o amor en esa persona, no nos molesta tanto. Lo mismo nos ocurre con las cosas. Las baratas, las que no cuestan mucho, se reemplazan fácilmente y no importa tanto que se estropeen o no sirvan ya. Sin embargo, cuando aqéllas en las que hemos puesto un poco de cariño o más inversión económica, se estropean, nos desilusiona mucho. Y otro tanto podríamos decir de la energía y los esfuerzos que ponemos en un proyecto o tarea. Cuanto más nos interesa algo, más nos alegra el éxito y más nos desilusiona el fracaso. Porque en todos estos casos habíamos dado algo de nuestra propia vida y se nos hace difícil aceptar que no se ha alcanzado con ellos lo que se buscaba. Si esto nos ocurre a nosotros, podemos imaginarnos el corazón de Dios que entrega todo en un derroche de amor y no recibe respuesta. La primera lectura es muy significativa para entender esto. Se sitúa en el siglo VIII antes de Cristo. Dios le había dado todo a su pueblo escogido y ellos se habían vuelto a los ídolos.

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


At the 12 noon mass last Sunday, the officers and members of the Pastoral Council were officially accepted and recognized. Using the text prescribed by the Book Blessing for such occasion, I said that I accept them as collaborators in the pastoral administration of the parish.

"Collaboration" is a key word for me for succesful leadership. A leader does not make decision by himself or does things on his own. He listens, consults and works for consensus. That is what I strive to do. The formation of the Pastoral Council institutionalizes an orderly and systematic way by which the pastor/administrator seeks the advice of the parishioners. The various backgrounds, education and experiences of the members allow for a broad spectrum of ideas in a given issue.

Also, in line with collaboration, I'm happy to say that we have a regular staff meeting where problems are presented and addressed. It also assures a healthier working relationship. I intend to meet regularly with the people in charge of Religious Education, the DRE and the coordinators of the confirmation and the CCD classes. The Liturgy Committee meets on a monthly basis to assess, evaluate and make liturgical plans.

Very recently, renovation work has been done in the rectory to make it more warm and welcoming. Again in line with beter rapport and developing relationship with parishioners, I am thinking of holding potluck dinners in the rectory on Wednesdays, say from 6PM to 9PM. A sign-up sheet will be posted in the bulletin board at the vestibule for anyone interested, a group of 8-15.

These are some of the "crazy" ideas I'm toying with towards making our parish active and alive.

God bless you all!
Fr.Michael


En la misa de 12 del dia el domingo pasado, los oficiales y miembros del Concil Pastoral fueron oficialmente aceptados y reconosidos. Usando el texto pre-escrito en el libro de bendiciones para estas ocaciones. Yo dije que los aceptaba como coloboradores de la administracion pastoral de la parroquia.

“Colaboración” es la palabra clave para que yo pueda ser lider exitoso. Un lider no hace decisions solo o hace cosas el solo. El escucha, consulta y trabaja con coperacion. Eso es lo que yo trato de hacer. La formacion del Concil Pastoral forma una orden sistemática en que el pastor/administrador busca consejos de los feligreses. De varios antecedents, educacion y experiencia de los miembros permite dar un numero de ideas.

Tambien, en el lado de colaboración, estoy feliz de comunicarles que tenemos una junta con el personal, donde los problemas estan presentados y dirigidos. Asi se asegura una relacion de trabajo mas sanamente. Voy a intentar de reunirme regularmente con los encargados de la educacion religiosa, Directoras y cordinadoras del programa de confirmacion. El comite de la Liturgia se reunen solamente una vez al mes, hace evaluciones y hacen decisions y planear la Liturgia.

Recientemente, una renovacion se ha hecho a la rectoria para hacerla mas calorosa y bienvenida. Diciendo de nuevo para reporter y tener una buena relacion con los feligreses. Estoy pensando tener una convivencia en la rectoria donde todos traemos algo para conpartir los miercoles, de las 6pm hasta las 9pm. Una forma sera puesta en el vestibule para que todos los interesados puedan apuntarse, un grupo de 8 a 15 personas.

Estan son unas de la idea “locas” que quiero hacer para que nuestra parroquia sea mas active y viva.

Dios los bendiga a todos!
Padre Michael