33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 13, 2005 - Bulletin

Blessed are you who fear the Lord.

— Psalm 128:1a

THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Use the gifts God has given us, faithfully and well”
Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 The woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

1 Thessalonians 4:1-6 Brothers and sisters, you are children of the light.

Matthew 25:14-30 To all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance.

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 Lory Manzano, Angela Uccelli and Gladys Orozco (former parishioner).

The Knights of Columbus is forming a Council at Mater Dolorosa Parish. We are holding a membership drive this weekend, November 13th, and next weekend, November 20th. All men of the Parish are highly encouraged to join this Catholic Family, Fraternal, Service Organization which serves the Parish and our Catholic Community. Since 1992, the Knights of Columbus have supported over 700 seminarians in the United States and Canada. There will be Knights available after all of the Masses this weekend to answer any questions you may have.


Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $ 4,723 Amount received for the Parish School: $1,619. Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


Sunday, Nov. 20th:

Campaign for Human Development 2nd Collection Parishioner’s State of the Parish Talk at all the Masses

Thursday, Nov. 24th:

THANKSGIVING Mass at 10 a.m. (No 8a.m. Mass) Please bring your Thanksgiving Bread and Wine to be Blessed.
NOTE: The Rectory is closed on November 24th & 25th.

Sunday, November 27th:

Communion under Both Forms begins RCIA at 12 Noon Mass

Wednesday, November 30th:

Knights of Columbus Orientation Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Church

Sunday, December 4th:

2nd Collection for the School Children’s Choir at 10 a.m. Mass
A Visit from St. Nicholas Reception following in Hall

Church Parking Lot Sign: MEMBERS ONLY! Trespassers will be baptized !!!
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Sunday, November 13

8 AM

Fred Paat Sr. (D)

10 AM

Primitiva E. Velasco (D)


Mary Houlihan (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, November 14

8 AM

Teodulo & Timotea Landoy (D)

Tuesday, November 15

8 AM

John Neylan (Th)

Wednesday, November 16

8 AM

Cleofe & Pradil (D)

5 PM

Jennifer Madriaga & Jordan Nishita (Th)

Thursday, November 17

8 AM

Faustina & Julio Evangelista (D)

Friday, November 18

8 AM

Macario & Candelaria David (D)

Saturday, November 19

8 AM

Pedro & Maria Obico (D)


Join Father Brian on a 15-day Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Italy, in June 2006. Visit Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nazareth, Galilee, Jericho and the Dead Sea, in the Holy Land; Assisi, Siena and Rome, in Italy. For more information, contact Jim Sullivan, Tour Leader, at (650) 321-4534.

Dear Friends:

There once was a monk who, in his travels, found a precious stone worth a great deal of money. The monk kept it in a cloth wrapped in his traveling bag. As he continued on his way, he met a traveler, and offered to share his meager lunch with him. When the monk opened his bag, the traveler saw the jewel and asked the monk if he could have it to feed his family. The monk readily gave the jewel to him.

The traveler departed overjoyed with the unexpected gift of the precious stone that would give him and his family wealth and security the rest of their lives. But a few days later, the traveler sought out the monk at his monastery and gave him back the stone. I have come to ask for something much more precious than this stone,” he explained. “Give me whatever enabled you to give the stone to me.”

May that spirit of generosity that the monk had, and the traveler sought, permeate our entire lives so that every action we take, we do with much love.

Beginning this month, the Hallelujah Choir will be singing at the 10 a.m. Mass on the First and Third Sundays of the Month, while the Children’s Choir will sing on the Second, Fourth, and Fifth Sundays. There will be a Coffee and Donut Reception in the Hall after every 10 o’clock Mass. Thank you, everyone, for truly making the 10 o’clock Mass our Family Mass.

One last thing: a number of parishioners are planning a New Year’s Eve Dinner Dance in the Hall. More news about this in future Bulletins.

Have a great week!

Father Brian