Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 15th, 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 16th

Esquipulas 7-9 pm Main Hall (Upper Room)
Confirmation Study 6:30-8:30pm Main Hall (Upper Rroom)
Spanish Bible Class 7-9:00 pm St. Michael’s Hall

Tuesday, February 17th

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 18th

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 19th

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 20th

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 21st

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

Sunday, February 22nd

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 16, 2008

Monday:

Genesis 4:1-15,25; Mark 8:11-13

Tuesday:

Genesis 6:5-8; Mark 8:14-21

Wednesday:

Genesis 8:6-13,20-22; Mark 8:22-26

Thursday:

Genesis 9:1-13; Mark 8:27-33

Friday:

Genesis 11:1-9; Mark 8:34—9:1

Saturday:

Hebrews 11:1-7; Mark 9:2-13

Sunday:

Isaiah 43:18-19; Mark 2:1-12


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 $3,636.87
Second Collection $1,104.46

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, February 14th

4:30 PM

+Edward & Mary Yao (Deceased)

7:00 PM

Familia Quintero Martinez


Sunday, February 15th

8:00 AM

+Nancy Eugenia Green (Deceased)

10:00 AM

+Philip Andrew Lacey (Fallecido)

Noon

Emilio Badilla

6:00 PM

All Souls in Purgatory


Monday, February 16th

8:00 AM

+Josephine Conway (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Lana Tiangco


Tuesday, February 17th

8:00 AM

William D. Chapman (Health)

6:00 PM

+Teodulo Librada Perreras (Deceased)


Wednesday, February 18th

8:00 AM

Holy Souls


Thursday, February 19th

8:00 AM

Jody Policar (Birthday)

6:00 PM

Geraldine Tongol


Friday, February 20th

8:00 AM

+Maria Quiambao (Deceased)

6:00 PM

Leticia Dayrit


Saturday, February 21st

8:00 AM

+Michael Lawroski (Deceased)


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

Each of us to some extent has felt the pain of rejection. Rejection makes us feel that we are worthless. It makes us want to shrivel up or even openly rebel. It is like a shower of hail falling on tender young flowers. Each of us longs to be accepted, accepted for what we are. When someone accepts us they give us the feeling that we are worthwhile. Acceptance means that we are free to be ourselves. Even though there is need for growth and change we are not being forced. It is the love and acceptance of others that makes me the unique person that I am. When I am accepted only for work I do, then I am not unique, for someone else can do the same work perhaps even better than I can. But when I am accepted for what I am, then I become unique and irreplaceable, and I can blossom to my full potential. This is how Christ accepts us.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Sexto domingo del tiempo Ordinario

Cada uno de nosotros hasta cierto grado ha sentido el dolor del rechazo. El rechazo nos hace sentirnos indignos. Nos hace desear consumirnos y abrirnos a la rebeldía. Es como una lluvia de granizo cayendo sobre flores nuevas y frescas. Cada uno de nosotros desea ser aceptado, aceptado por lo que somos. Cuando alguien nos acepta nos hace sentir que somos dignos. La aceptación significa que somos libres de ser nosotros mismos, aún habiendo necesidad de crecimiento y cambio no estamos siendo forzados a ello. El amor y la aceptación de los demás es lo que me hace un ser único. Cuando soy aceptado solo por el trabajo que hago, no estoy siendo único, porque alguien más puede hacer el mismo trabajo que hago, y probablemente mejor que yo, pero cuando soy aceptado por lo que soy, entonces soy único e irremplazable, y puedo desarrollar todo mi potencial. Así es como Cristo nos acepta.

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


Touched by His Love

The message of today is that the Lord Jesus touched with his healing power even the untouchable. Today let each of us reflect how often in life Jesus has touched us. He touched us with his love in baptism when he saved us from our isolation and gave us the Christian community to live in. He touched us each time he came to us in the Eucharist to speak to us and give us his body. He touches often with his healing forgiveness, with this consolation in moments of distress, with his strength when we are timid, with his wisdom when we are confused.

In return, let us touch one another with healing care. The season of Lent which starts on Ash Wednesday, that is next Wednesday already, is a special time for prayer, penance and doing acts of justice. Let us use this time as an opportunity to grow in our relationship with God. Let it be a special time to extend the healing touch of the Lord.

In our prayers and visits to the Blessed Sacrament, let us include those who are in distress and in need of consolation, those who are confused and are in need of direction, those who are weak in the face of temptation that they may be given strength. Spare some moments for someone who simply needs listening. Donate some time and effort in instructing one who needs clarification about faith and church teachings.

In the area of almsgiving, let us continue to share food, clothing, cash to the needy and the homeless. Let us reach out also to our neighbors around the world. One way to do this is by supporting Operation Rice Bowl, a program of Catholic Relief Services in response to global food crisis. Many families in developing countries spend 75% of their income on food, leaving little leftover for other necessities.

Let us as a parish community participate in this program simply through our fasting. This program begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday.


Ser Tocado por Su Amor

El mensaje de hoy es que Nuestro Señor Jesus toco con su poder de sanar hasta los intocables. Hoy vamos a reflexionar cada uno de nosotros de cada vez Jesus ha tocado nuestras vidas. El nos toco con su amor en el bautizo y nos salvo de vivir en isolacion y nos dio una comunidad Cristian en donde vivir. El nos toca cada vez que viene a nosotros en la eucarestia para hablar con nosotros y darnos su cuerpo. El nos toca y sana con el perdon, y consola en momentos de tristesa, con su fuerza, aunque seamos timidos, y con Su sabiduria cuando estamos confusos.

En retorno, toquemos los unos a los otros con sanacion y cuidado. El tiempo de la cuaresma comienza el Miercoles de ceniza, es el proximo miercoles, es un tiempo especial para hacer oracion, penitencia y hacer actos de justicia. Debemos de tomar este tiempo como una oportunidad de creecer en nuestra relacion con Dios. Debemos tomar este tiempo y tocar y sanar como Dios lo hace.

En nuestras oraciones y visitas al Santisimo, debemos incluir aquellas personas que estan tristes y que necesitan consolacion, aquellos que estan confusos y estan en necesidad de direcion, aquellos que son debiles y enfrentan la tentacion, que se les de fuerza. Dedique un momento a alguien que necesita ser escuchado. Dedique su tiempo y esfuerzo y instruye a alguien que necesite clarificacion de la fe y de lo que enseña la iglesia.

En la area de dar, sigamos compartiendo el alimento, ropa, dinero a los necesitados y a las organizaciones que ayudan a los que no tiene donde vivir. Tambien extienda la mano a su vecino alrededor del mundo. Una manera de hacer esto es apoyar Operacion Plato de Arroz, programas de servicios Catolicos, programas de alimento global. Muchas familias en paises necesitados usan el 75% de sus ingresos en alimentos dejandolos con muy poco para otras necesidades.

Como comunidad de esta parroquia participemos en estos programas simplemente con ayunando. Este programa comienze el miercoles de ceniza y se termina el domingo de Pascua.