Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
November 9th, 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, November 10th

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, November 11th

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, November 12th

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, November 13th

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, November 14th

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 15th

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

Sunday, November 16th

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 November 9, 2008

Monday:

Titus 1:1-9; Luke 17:1-6

Tuesday:

Titus 2:1-8,11-14; Luke 17:7-10

Wednesday:

Titus 3:1-7; Luke 17:11-19

Thursday:

Philemon 7-20; Luke 17:20-25

Friday:

2 John 4-9; Luke 17:26-37

Saturday:

3 John 5-8; Luke 18:1-8

Sunday:

Proverbs 31:10-13; Matthew 25:14-30


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, November 8th

4:30 PM

All Souls

7:00 PM

All Souls


Sunday, November 9th

8:00 AM

All Souls

10:00 AM

All Souls

Noon

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Monday, November 10th

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Tuesday, November 11th

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Wednesday, November 12th

8:00 AM

All Souls


Thursday, November 13th

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Friday, November 14th

8:00 AM

All Souls

6:00 PM

All Souls


Saturday, November 15th

8:00 AM

All Souls


A reflection on the dedication to St. John Lateran Basilica

We all have a house of our dreams. Many imagine it to be a mansion, while for others it could be a small, comfortable house that is filled with light. We can see ourselves living in it and even how we would furnish it. Why is this so important for us? Because not only do we spend a lot of time in our house (although sometimes we spend more time at work), it is where our family is, where we can be ourselves and truthfully express our feelings. It is our home and in many ways a reflection of our identity. Today’s readings speak about God’s house. Why does the Scripture insist so much on the temple, on the house of God? Surely for the same reasons that we do. The temple is where God can express his own identity and nature. It is where God can be God: the nature of love and relation. The interesting thing is that it says the temple is not made of stone, but that is really us. We are God’s home, the place where God can be God. It is in us where God can express, transmit and deliver his love. Therefore, if we use our body for things that have nothing to do with God, we would be evicting him from his house.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio de la Dedicación de la Basilica de San Juan

Todos tenemos una casa de nuestros sueños. En algunas imaginaciones ésta puede ser una gran mansión. Para otros, puede que sea una casa pequeña y cómoda, llena de luz. Nos imaginamos las estancias y los muebles que pondríamos. Nos vemos viviendo en ella. ¿Por qué es esto tan importante para nosotros? No sólo porque pasamos en casa mucho tiempo (aunque a veces pasamos más tiempo en nuestros trabajo), sino porque es ahi donde encontramos a nuestra familia, donde podemos ser nosotros mismos, donde nos podemos ser nosotros mismos, donde nos podemos expresar con toda verdad. Es nuestro hogar y, de muchas maneras, refleja nuestra indentidad. Hoy en las lecturas se nos habla de la casa de Dios. ¿Por qué insistirá tanto la Escritura en el templo, la casa de Dios? Seguramente que por nuestras mismas razones. El templo es donde Dios puede expresar su propia identidad y naturaleza. Es decir, donde Dios puede ser Dios: naturaleza de amor y de relación. Lo curioso es que se nos dice que ese templo no es de piedra, sino que somos nosotros mismos. Nosotros somos el hogar de Dios, donde Dios puede ser ser Dios mismo. Es en nosotros donde Dios puede expresar, transmitir, y entrgar su amor. Si nosotros utilizamos, por tanto, nuestro cuerpo—nuestra persona—para cosas que no son de Dios, estamos arrojándolo fuera du su casa.

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


By the time this message sees print, the election would have been over. We would have elected a new president and the issues proposed to the public would have been decided. Hopefully, in the state of California Proposition 8 would have passed so as to restore the traditional meaning of marriage as a union between one man and woman and the sanctuary of children. If it does pass, we should not despair. We should continue to abide with the teachings of the church, living, defending and promoting Christian values and principles in a spirit of love and unity.

I find the mass reading of last Tuesday, Paul’s letter to the Philippians very affirming and encouraging. It speaks of Jesus’ divine origin, of his downward movement to take on our humanity and identify with us, going to the lowliest form of a slave unto death on the cross. Yet, the Father exalted him. He was raised to life so that all creatures on earth will bow down in worship. The power of the Lord Jesus will triumph.

If there is any biblical text that is worth memorizing this should be one:

“Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.

Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.” Philippians 2, 3-11.


Cuando vean este mensaje, las elecciones se habran terminado. Tendremos un presidente electado y las propociciones publicas estaran decididas. Esperamos, que ene el estado de California la propocicion 8 habra pasado para restorar el significado tradicional del matrimonio y de la union entre una hombre y una mujer. Si pasa, no debemos estar desanimados. Debemos continuar con las enseñanzas de la iglesia, vivir, y defender y promover los valores y principios Cristianos con un espiritu de amor y unidad.

Veo en la lectura del martes pasado, la carta de Pablo a los Philippians affirmacion y valor. Nos habla del origen Divino de Jesus, de su movimiento de tomar nuestra humanidad y identificarse con nosotros, de vivir en forma de esclavo hasta la muerte en la cruz. Y asi, el Padre lo exalta. El fue elevado a la vida para que todos los creaturas del mundo lo Alaben. El poder de nuestro Señor Jesucristo sera truinfador.

Si hay algun texto Biblico que debemos recordar es este:

“Jesus. aunque en forma de Dios, no como igualdad con Dios. El tomo la forma de esclavo, viniendo como humano; en apariencia de humano, fue humildemente y fue obediente hasta la muerte, hasta una muerte en la cruz.

Por esto, Dios lo exalto y lo nombro sobre todo nombre, que al nombre de Jesus todos debemos doblar la rodilla ante el, de los que estan en el cielo en la tierra, y en cada idioma confesan que Jesus Cristo is Dios.” Philippians 2, 3-11.