Saint Bruno's Catholic Church
Second Sunday of Lent
March 8th, 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, March 9th

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

Tuesday, March 10th

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, March 11th

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, March 12th

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, March 13th

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, March 14th

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

Sunday, March 15th

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 March 9, 2008

Monday:

Daniel 9:4b-10; Luke 6:36-38

Tuesday:

Isaiah 1:10,16-20; Matthew 23:1-12

Wednesday:

Jeremiah 18:18-20; Matthew 20:17-28

Thursday:

Jeremiah 17:5-10; Luke 16:19-31

Friday:

Genesis 37:3-4,12-13a; Matthew 21:33-43

Saturday:

Micah 7:14-15; Luke 15:1-3,11-32

Sunday:

Exodus 20:1-17; John 2:13-25


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, March 7th

4:30 PM

Normalita Bayani Hong (Thanksgiving)

7:00 PM

+Guadalupe Alvarez Sr. y Jr.
+Rosalino Garcia


Sunday, March 8th

8:00 AM

+Arcadia Garcia

10:00 AM

+Nery Bonilla

Noon

Emilio Badilla

6:00 PM

All Souls in Purgatory


Monday, March 9th

8:00 AM

+Imelda Carranza

6:00 PM

+Geronimo Vytiaco


Tuesday, March 10th

8:00 AM

Mc Kenna Family

6:00 PM

Rog & Dee Villaflor


Wednesday, March 11th

8:00 AM

+Isabel Vargas


Thursday, March 12th

8:00 AM

+Eddy Villarosa

6:00 PM

All Souls in Purgatory


Friday, March 13th

8:00 AM

Poor Souls in Purgatory

6:00 PM

+Patricio Peñabella


Saturday, March 14th

8:00 AM

Unborn Children (Aborted)


A reflection on the Gospel for the Second Sunday of Lent

Lent is supposed to be a time of penance and fasting. If so, then today’s lesson seems oddly out of place. Instead of a message about repentance, we hear a message of great hope. Instead of a call to cast down our eyes in shame for our sins, we are asked to lift up our eyes and see the marvelous future that God has planned for us. Yes, it is strange to hear the story of the Transfiguration in the middle of Lent. Nonetheless, the church tells us the story to remind us of the aim of our penance and of our repentance. We are looking forward to a day when we too shall be transformed as Jesus was. Lent is, after all, a season that asks us to leave the old habits behind and look forward to a new life with God and with Christ. In other words, Lent prepares us for living a life we have yet to imagine. This is the meaning of Jesus’ transfiguration. God allowed the disciples to see Jesus as God saw him, full of radiance and light, so that they may see how God will also see us someday, also full of radiance and light. Jesus’ transfiguration shows us the light at the end of the tunnel, the radiance that someday will be ours when the last enemy, death, will be forever conquered. When that day comes, we too shall shine forth with a radiance and light that is nothing less than the love of God for his children.

Una reflexión sobre el evangelio del Segundo Domingo de Cuaresma

Se supone que la Cuaresma sea un tiempo de penitencia y ayuno. Si es así, la lectura de hoy parece algo fuera de sitio. En lugar de un mensaje de arrepentimiento, escuchamos un mensaje de gran esperanza. En lugar de una llamada a bajar la vista avergonzados por nuestros pecados, se nos llama a levantar la mirada y mirar el maravilloso futuro que Dios ha planificado para nosotros. Si, es raro escuchar la historia de la Transfiguración en medio de la Cuaresma. Y sin embargo, la iglesia nos cuenta historia para recordarnos el objetivo de nuestra penitencia y nuestro arrepentimiento. Estamos mirando a un día en el que nosotros también seamos transfigurados como Jesús. La Cuaresma, después de todo, es una estación que nos invita a dejar atrás nuestras antiguas costumbres y mirar a una nueva vida con Dios y con Cristo. Es decir, la Cuaresma nos prepara para una vida que aún ni nos imaginamos. Este es el sentido de la Transfiguración de Jesús.Dios permitió a los discípulos ver a Jesús tal cual lo ve Dios, lleno de brillo y luz, para que pudieran ver cómo Dios nos verá a nosotros también un día, también llenos de luz. La Transfiguración de Jesús nos muestra la luz al fin del tunel, el brillo que será nuestro cuando el último enemigo, la muerte, sea vencido para siempre. Cuando llegue ese día, también nosotros brillaremos con una luz que no es nada menos que el amor de Dios hacia sus hijos.