Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Blessed Virgin Mary,
the Mother of God
January 1, 2006 - Bulletin

Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.

—Luke 2:19


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God”
Numbers 6:22-27 The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!

Galatians 4:4-7 God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out, “Abba, Father!” So you are no longer a slave but an heir, through God.

Luke 2:16-21 The shepherds glorified and praised God for all they had heard and seen.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

We wish you all A Happy New Year!

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, Malen Ferrer, John Duran, Florence Favrow, Margaret Caylao, John Hartlein, Lory Manzano, Angela Uccelli, Bertha Bacho, and Victor Fernandez, and Clifford Chase.


SUNDAY CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the Christmas Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $32,370 ($15,000 of this amount was from one, very generous parishioner). Thank you, very, very much!) Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


SECOND COLLECTION

Next Sunday’s Second Collection is for the support of the Black and Indian Missions and Catholic Home Missions. Please give generously.


C.C.D PROGRAM

C.C.D Classes resume on Tuesday, January 3, 2006.


Special thanks to Jeannie, Liz and Bob Mantegani and their sons, Steven and Scott, for donating and decorating the Christmas Tree in the Church. Their generosity is appreciated.
FIRST FRIDAY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AND BENEDICTION

The First Friday Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction is on Friday, January 6th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. All parishioners are invited to attend.


CELEBRATING OUR FAITH
SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

Today our celebration is two fold. Mary the mother of God has brought Jesus into the world and she has become our mother, since we have become children of God, she is actively involved in the lives of her children, accompanying them on their journey of life with Jesus her Son.

Jesus who cares for us through Mary is the Prince announced by the Prophet Isaiah. Because Jesus is Price of Peace, we know Mary as Queen of Peace. With this double association, the Church invites all people today to pray for World peace. May the Peace of God reign in the hearts of all people.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Many thanks to all who contributed to the St. Vincent De Paul Society for the needy of our parish this Christmas with the gifts of food and Target Gift Cards. We are very grateful for your generosity.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, January 1

8 AM

Apolino Godofredo (Th)

10 AM

Emanuel Borg (D)

Noon

Ruby Castello (Th)


Monday, January 2

8 AM

Rudolfo DeCastro (D)


Tuesday, January 3

8 AM

Bruno & Reena Whittle (L)


Wednesday, January 4

8 AM

Sebastian Thomas (D)


Thursday, January 5

8 AM

Roy Pasani (D)


Friday, January 6

8 AM

Damiano Germinario (D)


Saturday, January 7

8 AM

Lazarus & Larry Thomas (D)

5 PM

Clifford Chase (Healing)


CHRISTMAS THANK YOU

Many thanks to all who made our Christmas celebration at Mater Dolorosa such a joyful and a happy occasion. We thank all those who donated poinsettias for the decoration of the Church and the ladies of the Altar Society for the work of cleaning and decoration. We thank our Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Altar Servers and Ushers. We thank all those who contributed to the Christmas Music: Sister Teresita and the Children’s Choir at the 5 p.m., Glenen Grivas at the 10 p.m., Bill Johnson and the Adult Choir at the 10:00 a.m., and Hallelujah Chorale at the 12:00 Noon Christmas Masses. We also thank all those who contributed to the Church with their Christmas Offerings.

We are also grateful to those who contributed to the Christmas Giving Tree with donations of food and Target Gift Cards. We thank the members of the St. Vincent De Paul Society for distributing the food and gifts to the needy. To all of you, we offer our sincere thanks and we are grateful for your thoughtfulness and generosity to your parish.

Father Rolando Caverte and Father Michael Padazinski join with me in wishing you every blessing and good health in the New Year.

Have a great week!

Father Brian