Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 26th, 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 27th

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 28th

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 29th

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 30th

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 31st

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, November 1st

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

Sunday, November 2nd

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 27, 2008

Monday:

Ephesians 4:32—5:8; Luke 13:10-17

Tuesday:

Ephesians 2:19-22; Luke 6:12-16

Wednesday:

Ephesians 6:1-9; Luke 13:22-30

Thursday:

Ephesians 6:10-20; Luke 13:31-35

Friday:

Philippians 1:1-11; Luke 14:1-6

Saturday:

Revelations 7:2-4,9—14; Matthew 5:1-12a

Sunday:

Isaiah 25:6,7-9; John 6:37-40


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 $3,755.41
Second Collection $1,614.17

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 25th

4:30 PM

+Eusebia Jimenez (Deceased)

7:00 PM

+Beatrice Carreño (Deceased)


Sunday, October 26th

8:00 AM

Fay Ortiz (Special Intention)

10:00 AM

+Gilberto Perez Ayala (Fallecido)

Noon

The Carey Family (Blessings)

6:00 PM

+Lourdes Paredes (Death Anniv.)


Monday, October 27th

8:00 AM

+Rena Coturri (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Ricardo Osorio (Deceased)


Tuesday, October 28th

8:00 AM

+Rena Coturri (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Betty Cocoles (Deceased)


Wednesday, October 29th

8:00 AM

Poor Souls in Purgatory


Thursday, October 30th

8:00 AM

+Rena Coturri (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Anges Cuenco (Deceased)


Friday, October 31st

8:00 AM

Sara Luchresce (Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Carlos Yanez (Deceased)


Saturday, November 1st

8:00 AM

All Souls


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

Priests preach it every Sunday. They tell the faithful they must love one another, because love is the greatest command for Christians. They say God loves above all things, because God is the Father. The gospel today tells us the same ideas. The Pharisees’ question was full of bad intentions. For them, all commandments were equally important. All must be fulfilled with the same rigor. That is why they were trying to test Jesus when they asked about the most important one. Jesus was not afraid, and answered clearly. Everything is summarized in two great commandments. The answer, surprising for Pharisees, is what we need to take into account today. All our duties as Christians are summarized in these two commandments: love God and love one another. These commandments are interlinked. They are not two different and separate norms. The second is a condition of the first. Only those who love their brothers and sisters truly love God. Those who don’t love brothers and sisters, don’t love God no matter how often they go to Mass, pray, or read the Bible.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Trigesimo Domingo en Tiempo Ordinario

Los sacerdotes llevamos años predicando cada domingo y diciendo a los fieles cristianos que se tienen que amar unos a otros, que el amor es el mandamiento mayor para los cristianos, que Dios nos ama por encima de todas las cosas, que es nuestro Padre. El Evangelio de hoy nos vuelve a repetir las mismas ideas. La pregunta del fariseo estaba llena de mala intención. Para ellos todos los mandamientos eran igualmente importantes. Todos debían ser cumplidos con el mismo rigor. Por eso lo intentaba poner a prueba al preguntarle por el más importante. Pero Jesús no tuvo miedo y respondio con claridad. Todo se resume en dos mandamientos. Amar a Dios y amar al prójimo. No hace falta más. Todas las demás normas dependen de estos doe mandamientos mayores. Y eso que escucharon con sorpresa los fariseos, nosotros tenemos que tenerlo hoy también presente. Todos nuestros deberes como cristianos se resumen en esos dos mandamientos: amar a Dios y amar a los hermanos. Pero, además, son dos mandamientos que están conectados entre sí. Más bien uno es condición del otro. O mejor el segundo es condición del primero. Sólo el que ama a sus hermanos ama a Dios. Y el que no ama a sus hermanos, no ama a Dios por más que vaya muchas veces a misa o rece muchas oraciones o lea la Biblia.

the sick, Vince Jimenez, Jesus Rodriguez, Travis Barb, Jose Ibarra, Zeniada Brion, Guillermo Villanueva, Clara Trujillo, Marie Romero, Raul Medina, Andrew Lamis, Alexander Lamis.


Even the scantiest reading of the Gospels will show that Christ was a man of faith. His life in fact has no meaning without reference to the Father. Often we read how at the end of a busy day he escaped to a lonely place to pray. It would be fair to say that the whole purpose of his life on earth was to worship and serve his heavenly Father. Yet from another point of view you could say that his whole life was one of total service of others. Is there a contradiction here? No, for He spoke of two great commandments. The first - that we should love God. The second - that we should love our neighbor. He did not say that they were the same thing; rather, that they are like two sides of the one coin. If he wants the total Gospel we must have both, He himself showed us how to do this.
Aún el mensaje más pequeño de las lecturas del Evangelio muestran que Cristo era un hombre de fe. Su vida realmente no tenía significado alguno sin hacer referencia al Padre. A menudo leemos cómo al fin de un largo día Jesús se escapaba a un lugar solitario para orar. Sería justo decir que el propósito total de su vida en la tierra era adorar y servir a su Padre celestial. Pero desde otro punto de vista se puede decir que su vida entera fue de total servicio a los demás. ¿Existe aquí alguna contradicción? No, porque El habló de dos grandes mandamientos. El primero: que debemos amar a Dios. El segundo: que debemos amar a nuestro prójimo. El no dijo que las dos son la misma cosa; sino, que son como los dos lados de una moneda. Si queremos todo el Evangelio debemos tener los dos. Jesús mismo nos mostró como hacerlo.