Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Epiphany of the Lord
January 4th, 2009 - 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, January 5th

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, January 6th

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 Church
Y.L.I. 12-3 pm Main Hall - 2nd Tuesday of the month

Wednesday, January 7th

Our Lady’s Prayer Group 6-10 pm Church
Gift Shop Opens 5:00-9:00 pm
Women’s Guild 11:30-1 pm Main Hall - 1st Wednesday of the month

Thursday, January 8th

OE Group 5-6 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
RCIA 7:00 PM Small room by the kitchen
Legión de María 7-8:30 pm St. Gabriel’s Hall
Tongan Choir Practice 8-9:30 pm Church - 2nd Thursday Meeting 7:30 pm Upper Room
Finance Committee Contact person Maritza A.
Finance Council Contact person Lola L.

Friday, January 9th

La Purisima 6:30-8:30 pm St. Michael’s
Grupo de Jóvenes 7:30-9:30 pm Upper Room - 2nd Friday Meeting 7:00 pm Upper Room
Liturgy Contact person Pamela R.

Saturday, January 10th

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

Sunday, January 11th

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 January 5, 2009

Monday:

1 John 3:22—4:6; Matthew 4:12-17

Tuesday:

1 John 4:7-10; Mark 6:34-44

Wednesday:

1 John 4:11-18; Mark 6:45-52

Thursday:

1 John 4:19—5:4; Luke 4:14-22

Friday:

1 John 5:5-13; Luke 5:12-16

Saturday:

1 John 5:14-21; John 3:22-30

Sunday:

Isaiah 55:1-11; Mark 1:7-11


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 $2,845.76
Second Collection $1,072.64

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, January 3rd

4:30 PM

+Katalina Kaloucava (Deceased)

7:00 PM

+Jose Guadalupe Mendoza (12 Anniv. de Fallecido)


Sunday, January 4th

8:00 AM

+Robert Brion Sr. (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Lupe y Abundio Oropeza

Noon

Holy Souls

6:00 PM

+Gerard Valentine (Deceased)


Monday, January 5th

8:00 AM

Olivas-Flores Family (Blessings)

6:00 PM

+Katarina Kaloucava (Deceased)


Tuesday, January 6th

8:00 AM

+Tevita Tonga (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Rosa Cabauatan (Deceased)


Wednesday, January 7th

8:00 AM

+Fr. Michael Cruickshank (Birthday)


Thursday, January 8th

8:00 AM

+Imelda Carranza (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Sanctification of all Priests & Religious


Friday, January 9th

8:00 AM

Roel & Edith Barredo (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

Holy Souls


Saturday, January 10th

8:00 AM

+Katalina Kaloucava (Deceased)


A reflection on the Gospel for The Epiphany

You don’t have to be extremely wise to understand the difficulties that could emerge in relationships between people of different cultures. Not just in the types of food or traditions we have, but also in the way we understand life and relationships, in our way thinking, and how we communicate. We all have our own popular culture, as well as traditions from our native countries. We think our ways are correct and all else remains outside the true sense of a good education. We could even reach the point of believing that people from other cultures are inferior to us, not as good as we are or even undignified to receive God’s salvation. On the other hand, things that are different can often produce fear. It’s as if we were walking on marshy waters, we never know when we might sink. To speak about our differences might help, but sometimes it can also become one more source of tension because we don’t understand the culture or what’s worse, one side or the other feels judged or threatened. During times of economic difficulties, one sure escape is to attack those who are different. That is, the immigrants. Unfortunately, it is something we are witnessing a lot nowadays.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del domingo de la Epifania

No es necessario ser muy sabio para enterd las dificultades que pueden surgir en las relaciones entre personas de diversas culturas. No es sólo por la comidas, ni por las costumbres, sino muchas veces por la manera de entender la vida y las relaciones, por la manera de penar y de comunicarse. Todos venimos con nuestra propia cultura familiar y de nuestro país y pensamos que nuestras maneras son las maneras correctas y que todo lo demás está fuera de un auténtico sentido de buena educación. Podríamos llegar a pensar que las personas de otra cultura son inferiores a nosotros, o no tan buenas o dignas de la salvación de Dios. Lo distinto, por otra parte, produce temor. Es como caminar por aguas pantanosas. Nunca sabemos cuándo vamos a pisar en falso y nos vamos a hundir. Coversar sobre las diferencias podría ayudar, pero a veces también se convierte en un motivo más de tensión, porque uno u otro lado se siente juzgado y amenazado. Por otra parte, en tiempos de gran dificultad económica, el escape más seguro es el ataque a los distintos, a los diferentes. Es decir, a los inmigrantes. De eso, desgraciadamente, estamos viendo mucho hoy día.

the sick, Vince Jimenez, Jesus Rodriguez, Jose Ibarra, Zeniada Brion, Maria Mora, Maria Olivas, Miguel Aquino, Phoebe Ann Emia, Aubrey Tendell, Connie Vera, James Moye, Sergio Cangura.


The love of God, manifested in Jesus, knows no bounds. That is the key of today’s celebration. Epiphany is another way to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Today we see it through a new lens. The issue at hand is not to see a child born in the midst of a poor stable because there was no room at the inn. Nor is it a matter of looking at his fragility and weakness. Today we realize that the new born baby is the love of God that breaks all the boundaries that we have built in this world. There were boundaries already at the time of Jesus and there are boundaries still today. They could be made by laws or by traditions, prejudice or mistrust. There are boundaries marked by injustice, race, language, religion, or political ideology. There are too many boundaries dividing the family of God, breaking the unity of all men and women of this world and working against the basic and undisputable truth that we all are the children of God. God’s plan is “that all people share the same heritage, are members of the same body and participate in the same promise in Jesus Christ through the gospel.” No further explanation is necessary. God does not think of anything else than gathering all God’s children around the same table.
El amor de Dios manifestado en Jesus no conoce fronteras. Esa es la clave de la celebración de este día. La Epifania no es otra cosa que otra manera de celebrar el nacimiento de Jesús. Hoy lo vemos desde una perspectiva nueva. No se trata sólo de contemplar al niño nacido en medio de la probeza del portal, porque no habia posada para sus padres. No se trata sólo de asumir su fragilidad y su debilidad. Hoy le vemos como lo que es: la luz que alumbrará a todos los pueblos. Hoy nos damos cuenta de que ese niño recién nacido es el amor de Dios que rompe todas las fronteras que nosotros, los humanos, hemos creado en este mundo. Fronteras ya las habia en tiempo de Jesús y las sigue habiendo hoy. Cuando no las hacen las leyes, las hacen las tradiciones, los prejuicios, la desconfianza. Hay fronteras marcadas por la injusticia, la raza, la lengua, la religion o las ideologias politicas. Demasiadas fronteras que divide a la familia de Dios, que rompen la unidad de todos los hombres y mujeres de este mundo, el hecho básico e indiscutible de que todos somos hijos de Dios. El plan de Dios “consiste en que todos los pueblos comparten la misma herencia, son miembros de el mismo cuerpo y participan de la misma promesa en Jesucristo, por medio del Evangelio. “No hacen falta más explicaciones. Dios no piensa más que en reunir a todos sus hijos alrededor de la misma mesa.