Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 1st, 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, February 2nd

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, February 3rd

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, February 4th

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, February 5th

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, February 6th

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, February 7th

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

Sunday, February 8th

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 February 2, 2008


Malachi 3:1—4; Luke 2:22—40


Hebrews 12:1-4; Mark 5:21-43


Hebrews 12:4-7,11-15; Mark 6:1-6


Hebrews 12:18-19,21-24; Mark 6:7-13


Hebrews 13:1-8; Mark 6:14-29


Hebrews 13:15-17,20-21; Mark 6:30-34


Job 7:1-4,6-7; Mark 1:29-39

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 - $3,095.41
Second Collection - $1,058.53

Estamos muy agradecidos por su constante ayuda financiera. Por favor recuérdenos en sus oraciones y ofrendas aún cuando no pueda estar presente.


Saturday, January 31st

4:30 PM

+Fr. Michael Cruickshank (Deceased)7:00 pm

7:00 PM

+Maria Guadalupe Alvarez (Fallecida)

Sunday, February 1st

8:00 AM

+Josephine Conway (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Margarita Orozco (Deceased)


Ruth Holgado (Thanksgiving)

6:00 PM

+Fr. Michael Cruickshank (Deceased)

Monday, February 2nd

8:00 AM

+Florindo Jaochico (Deceased)

6:00 PM

+Eduardo y Sonia Twazon (Deceased)

Tuesday, February 3rd

8:00 AM

+Victor Palad (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Evelynn Mauel (Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, February 4th

8:00 AM

Holy Souls

Thursday, February 5th

8:00 AM

+Imelda Carranza (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Santification of All Priests & Religious

Friday, February 6th

8:00 AM

Wilfredo Policar (Birthday)

6:00 PM

+Juan Palmeron (Deceased)

Saturday, February 7th

8:00 AM

+Fred Olivas (3yr. Anniv.)

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

What was it about Christ that made him so different from the official teachers of his day, the scribes? It was the fact that he taught with personal authority. No scribe ever expressed an opinion of his own. He would always begin by quoting his authority. He would buttress his statement with quotations from the great legal masters of the past. The last thing he would ever do was give an independent judgement. How different Jesus was! When he spoke, he spoke as if he needed no authority beyond himself. He cited no authorities and quoted no experts. He spoke with the finality of the voice of God. For the people, to hear someone speak like that, was like a cool breeze from the ocean on a hot stifling day.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Cuarto domingo del tiempo Ordinario

¿Qué era lo que tenía Cristo que lo hacia diferente a los maestros oficiales de su tiempo, los escribas? Era el hecho de que él enseñaba con autoridad personal. Ningún escriba expresó alguna vez una opinión propia. Ellos empezaban siempre citando su autoridad. Reforzaban su declaración con citas de los grandes maestros legales del pasado. La última cosa que ellos harían era hacer un juicio independiente. ¡Qué diferente era Jesús! Cuando él habla, hablaba como si no necesitara autoridad aparte de la suya propia. El no citaba autoridades o expertos. Hablaba con la finalidad de la voz de Dios. Para la gente, escuchar a alguien hablar así, era como una brisa fresca del océano en un día sofocante de calor.

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

Ordinary Time

The period between the seasons of Advent & Lent is called the Ordinary Time. It begins on the Monday after the Baptism of the Lord until Ash Wednesday. It resumes after Lent and continues until Advent. Though this period does not have a liturgical high point like Christmas and Easter there are things that we can do, aside from attending daily mass, praying the rosary and regular confessions, to make the Ordinary Time a little less ordinary.

Here are three suggestions that I picked up from Our Sunday Visitor. Keep a gratitude journal. Everyday jot down things you are grateful for. They need not be intense; “a smile from a stranger” would suffice. Second, act out. Put faith into action. Give away those stuffs that you no longer use. Volunteer in the church. Third, read something inspiring. A few books I have read which I recommend are: “Three Cups of Tea” by Greg Mortenson; “The Kite Runner” & “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini, “. “Called out of Darkness” story of return to the faith by Anne Rice; and; “Becoming Who You Are,” by James Martin, SJ. Lastly, here’s a funny story I read in the parish bulletin of St. Philomena Church in Carson where I went to Sunday mass with my brother while I was on Christmas break last week.

A man suffered a serious cardiac arrest and had an emergency open heart surgery. He awakened to find himself in the care of nuns at a Catholic hospital. As he was recovering, a nun asked him questions regarding how he was going to settle his hospital bills. She asked if he had a health insurance. He replied, “No health insurance.” The nun asked if he had money in the bank. “No money in the bank,” was the reply. The nun asked, “Do you have a relative who can help you?” He said, “I only have a spinster sister who is a nun.” The nun became indignant and loudly protested, “Nuns are not spinsters! Nuns are married to God!” The patient replied, “Send the bill to my brother-in-law.”
Have a pleasant week!

Tiempo Ordinaio

El tiempo entre Adviento y Cuaresma se llama Tiempo Ordinario. Comienza el lunes despues de el Bautizo de nuestro Señor hasta el miercoles de ceniza. Y resume despues de la Cuaresma y continua hasta Adviento. Aunque este periodo no tiene puntos altos en la liturgia como en navidad y Cuaresma hay otras cosas que podemos hacer, aparte de atender a misa diario, orando el rosario y confesarse regularmente, para hacer el Tiempo Ordinario un poco menos ordinario. Aqui hay tres sugerencias que recibi de Nuestro Visitante del Domingo. Mantenga un diario de agradecimiento. Todos los dias escriba de lo que esta agradecido. No necesitan ser intenso; “ una sonrisa de un extranjero” seria suficiente. Segundo, actuar. Ponga fe en la accion. Regale las cosas que no necesita. Se voluntario en us parroquia. Tercero, lea algo que lo inspire. Unos libros que yo he leido y que recomiendo “Tres tazas de te” por Greg Mortenson; “El coredor de Papalotes” y “ Mil espledidos soles” por Khaled Hosseini, “Llamado de la oscuridad” una historia de regreso a la fe por Anne Rice; y “Covertirte quien tu eres” por James Martin,SJ. Por ultimo hay una historia comica que lei en el boletin de Santa Philomena en Carson donde fui a misa con mi hermano cuando estuve en mi descanso de Navidad la semana pasada. Un hombre sufrio un ataque cardiaco y tuvo una operacion de emergencia de corazon. Disperto y vio que era atendido por monjas Catolicas en un hospital. Al recuperarse, la monja le pregunto como hiba para la cuenta del hospital. Ella le pregunto si tenia aseguranza. El le respondio “no tengo aseguranza” La monja le pregunto si tenia dinero en el banco. “No tengo dinero en el banco” el le contesto. La monja le pregunto “tiene algun familiar que le pueda ayudar?” el dijo, “nomas tengo una hermana que es una pobre monja”. La monja se molesto y le protesto muy fuertemente “las monjas no somos pobres! Las monjas estan casadas con Dios! El paciente le respondio “mandele la cuenta ha mi cuñado!”
Que tengan una buena semana!