Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 25th, 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 26th

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 27th

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 28th

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 29th

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 30th

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 31st

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

Sunday, February 1st

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 26, 2009

Monday:

2 Timothy 1:1-8; Mark 3:22-30

Tuesday:

Hebrews 10:1-10; Mark 3:31-35

Wednesday:

Hebrews 10:11-18; Mark 4:1-20

Thursday:

Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21-25

Friday:

Hebrews 4:26-34; Mark 3:13-19

Saturday:

Hebrews 11:1-2,8-19; Mark 4:35-41

Sunday:

Deuteronomy 18:15-20; Mark 1:21-28


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 $3,766.87
Second Collection $1,022.58

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 24th

4:30 PM

+Tevita Tonga (Deceased)

7:00 PM

+David y Marina Oropeza


Sunday, January 25th

8:00 AM

+Nita Martinez (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Esperanza Velasquez (Deceased)

Noon

+Juanito Sontingco (Deceased)

6:00 PM

All Souls in Purgatory


Monday, January 26th

8:00 AM

+Fr. Michael Cruickshank (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Remedios Cabusora (Healing)


Tuesday, January 27th

8:00 AM

Holy Souls

6:00 PM


Wednesday, January 28th

8:00 AM

Christopher Johnson (Birthday)


Thursday, January 29th

8:00 AM

+Tevita Tonga (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Irma Rodriguez (Deceased)


Friday, January 30th

8:00 AM

+Estela Robledo (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Maria Guadalupe Alvarez (Deceased)


Saturday, January 31st

8:00 AM


A reflection on the Gospel for the Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

We are not in Nineveh, but perhaps we share something in common with them. Maybe we observe things in others that we do not approve and wish to change. We could even think the society we live in is just as corrupt as Nineveh or more. The people of Nineveh were given the opportunity to reconsider their actions, maybe we should also take time to think about the things we do. Do you agree with the call of God? Are we more concerned with our own comfort or with acquiring things that only provide short-lived satisfaction, than in serving others and following Christ? Are we more interested in our games and entertainment than listen to our spouses and children? Are we more interested in proving we are the boss in our home than demonstrating genuine respect and dignity? What must we convert in our own private Nineveh? When we reconsider the things we need to change in our life, it is there that we find the call to follow Christ. The disciples interrupted their work and followed Jesus. It may not be as drastic as this for us, but we are called to have a greater consciousness of our mission as Christians in this world. It involves thinking about the things we do all day and how it affects our family, community, church, and society.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del tercer domingo del tiempo Ordinario

No estamos en Ninive, pero a lo mejor tenenmos algo en que nos parecemos. A lo mejor vemos en los demás cosas que no nos gustan y que quisiéramos que cambiaran. Podemos incluseo pensar que esa sociedad está tan corrompida o más que la de Ninive. A los ninivitas se les dio una oportunidad de recapacitar sobre sus actos. Quizá nosotros tengamosque tomar un tiempo para pensar sobre lo que heacemos. ¿Está de acuerdo con la llamada de Dios? ¿Estamos a veces más preocupados por nuestra propia comodidad, o adquirir cosas que nos dan satisfacción solamente un rato, que por servir a los demás y seguir a Cristo? ¿Estamos quizá, más interesados en nuestros juegos o entretenimientos que en escuchar a nuestro cónyuge o nuestros hijos? ¿Estamos más interesados en demostrar que en casa mandamos nosotros que en mostrar respeto y dignidad verdaderos? ¿De qué necesita convertirse nuestra Ninive privada? Una vez que se recapacita sobre lo que debería cambiar en nuestra vida, está ahí la llamda a seguir a Cristo. Los discípulos interrumpieron sus trabajos y se fueron tras Jesús. Quizá para nosotros no sea tan drástico como eso, pero si que se nos llama a una mayor consciencia de nuestra misión como cristianos en este mundo. Se trata de pensar en qué hacemos durante todo nuestro día y cómo eso afecta a nuetra familia, a la communidad en que vivimos, a la iglesia y a la sociedad.

the sick, Vince Jimenez, Maria Robledo-Mora, Maria Olivas, Miguel Aquino, James Moye, Sergio Cangura, Carlo Soberano, Athena Olivas, Robert Flores.


The fireworks explode in midair and we hear people say “ooooh.” We cannot keep to ourselves our amazement at the awesome display. Something similar happens to soccer fans when their team scores goal, and they jump from their seat and shout “goooal.” There are things that touch us deep inside and which we express through some word or gesture, without thinking, like the kisses of lovers, tears of sadness or joy, a sigh, an “I love you” or an “I am sorry.” When we realize that God is present in our lives we shouldn’t be quiet either. It is like wanting to repress that “goooal” shout or the “ooooh” of the fireworks. It is difficult to convey it in words or to explain it in detail but, when we allow God to touch our souls, we can feel it. And we might express it with only a few words (an “amen” or a “dear God”) or maybe through an action that comes from the heart, like a hug or a smile. To be a person of God, to have God present in our lives, means to have proclaim his presence in this world to its four corners. To be attuned to the will of God means that we must announce his love and goodness while, at the same time, denounce the injustices and evils that prevent the fulfillment of the reign of God. In other words, we must be like the prophets who, when they heard God, proclaimed and lived God’s will.
Los fuegos artificiales estallan en el cielo y se escucha un “ooooh” general. No nos podemos contener y se nos escapan gritos de asombro. Hay cosas que nos tocan muy adentro y toman la forma de alguna palabra o gesto, sin apenas pensar en ello, como los besos de unos enamorados, las lágrimas de tristeza o alegria, los suspiros, un “mi amor” o un “lo siento.” Cuando nos damos cuenta de que Dios está presente en nuestras vidas, tampoco lo deberíamos callar. Es como querer reprimir ese grito de “goooool” o el “ooooh” de los fuegos artificiales. Es difícil expresarlo en frases o explicarlo con detalle pero, cuando dejamos que Dios nos toque el alma, uno lo siente. Y quizás sólo unas palabras, un “amen” o un “Dios mio”, o quizás lo expresémos con una acción que nos sale del corazón, como un abrazo o sonrisa. Ser persona de Dios, tenerlo presente en nuestras vidas, significa tener que exclamar a los cuatro vientos su presencia en este mundo. Estar sintonizado con la voluntad de Dios quiere decir que tenemos que anunciar su amor y bondad a la vez que denunciar las injusticias y males que dificultan el establecimiento definitivo del Reino de Dios. En otras palabras, tenemos que ser como los profetas quienes, al escuchar a Dios, proclamaban y vivian la voluntad de Dios.