30th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 23, 2005 - Bulletin

You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.

– Matthew 22:37

THEME OF OUR LITURGY - "Loving God and One Another”
Exodus 22:20-26 You shall not oppress an alien, for you yourself were once aliens in Egypt.

1 Thessalonians 1:-5c-10 You became imitators of the Lord, so that you became model for all believers.

Matthew 22:4-50 You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.


We welcome CYRUS MAXIMUS VALLE and SIERRA LYNN PASCO into the Community of Faith through the Sacrament of Baptism.

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, Malen Ferrer, John Duran, Florence Favrow, John Hartlein, Margaret Caylao.

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, Malen Ferrer, John Duran, Florence Favrow, John Hartlein, Margaret Caylao.


Vote “yes” on Proposition 73. The Catholic Bishops of California have endorsed Prop 73. It will require a doctor to notify at least one parent 48 hours before doing an abortion on a girl under 18 years

Don't Forget

October 30th - Children’s Halloween Mass at 10 a.m.

November 6th - All Souls Mass for deceased parishioners at 10 a.m.


Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the weekly Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: 4,089.00 and the victims of Earthquake Amount received: $3,642. Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


Second Collection next weekend is for the support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of our Parish. Please give generously!



St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mater Dolorosa Conference invites you to the Annual International Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 5th at 6:00 p.m. Please Join us for a night of fun. Food and fellowship as we raise money for the needy families in the community. Bring you family, friends and neighbors! (Also bring a favorite dish if you you’d like to share.) More details to follow in next week’s bulletin. Call Diane Houlihan at 952-3646 or 875-1239 for more information.


Sunday, October 23

8 AM

Dolly Coughlin (D)

10 AM

Manuel Borg (D)


People of the Parish

5 PM

Marcelina De La Cruz (D)

Monday, October 24

8 AM

Crisanta Orense (D)

Tuesday, October 25

8 AM

Clarita Rivera Almogela (D)

Wednesday, October 26

8 AM

Al Smith (D)

5 PM

Gloria Heath (D)

Thursday, October 27

8 AM

Marrieta Pace (D)

Friday, October 28

8 AM

Gabrielle Angeles (Th)

Saturday, October 29

8 AM

Reynaldo Belenzo Sr. (D)

5 PM

Ricardo Fernando (Th)

Dear Friends,

A big “thank you” to all the ladies who helped with the All Souls Mailing this past week: Lucille Casey, May Dunleavy, Luz Ferrer, Eleanor Fuse, Donna Sartori and Pearl Valencia. Your hard work was much appreciated.

Another “thank you” to all of you who cooperated in receiving Communion in the new way last Sunday. Again: everyone should proceed up the middle aisle to receive and exit down the side aisles. This makes things run so much more smoothly.

We are in need of many more ministers: Altar Society, Communion, Donut People, Lectors, Ministers to the Sick, Music, and Ushers. If you feel called to any of these ministries, please give Rosemary a call at the Rectory.

The Choir that had been singing at the 8 o’clock Mass will now be singing at the 10 o’clock Mass the First and Third Sundays of the month. I thank the Choir for your past service at the 8 o’clock Mass and welcome you to the 10 o’clock Mass.

A few people have asked about Mass Intentions and offerings. Father Padazinski, a Canon Lawyer, has written the following and I would like to share it with you:

“It is clearly understood by the Church that people offer stipends for Mass intentions should not assume that they are “buying” a Mass or that only one intention can be prayed for at any given Mass. All participants in the Holy Mass, including the priest may, and hopefully will, pray not only for their intentions at Mass, but also for the intentions of all present, as well as for the needs of our world, Church, and local community. In fact, each Eucharistic prayer has within it prayers for many intentions; the Prayer of the Faithful does likewise. Therefore, the Mass is never offered for a single intention.

Theologically, there is no limit to the number of intentions a priest may bring to a liturgy, and each person who asks the priest to pray for their intention at Mass could offer a stipend. However, the priest is permitted by Canon Law to accept only one offering per Mass. When a priest accepts a Mass offering, he sets up an agreement with the person making the offering to pray for their intention at a certain Mass. The priest agrees to pray for that intention specifically, but that does not, or can it preclude him, from also praying for other intentions as well.

The mention of a specific name (intention) at Mass singles out disproportionately what actually is happening. The purpose of having Mass said for someone is not that their name be mentioned during the Mass. Perhaps we as priests have not adequately explained the purpose of Mass intentions and this may have unfortunately led to this type of misunderstanding. The names of your intentions are published in the parish bulletin and certainly God realizes who the donor is and for whom the intention is directed.

To that end and in an attempt to clarify any misunderstanding regarding Mass intention, the priests at Mater Dolorosa have agreed that the names of the deceased people being remembered at Mass will be included in the Prayers of the Faithful, along with others who may have died in the recent past. No longer will Mass intentions be announced at the beginning of Mass or during the Eucharistic Prayer. Hopefully, with all the priests on the same page, misunderstandings of this sort may be kept to a minimum.”

Please let me know what you think about what Father Padazinski has to say.

Have a great week!

Father Brian