Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 22, 2006 - Bulletin

The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel.

— Mark 1:15


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Jesus is our Light and Savior”
Jonah 3:1-5,10 The people of Neneveh believed God and turned from their evil ways..”

1 Corinthians 7:29-31 The world in its present form is passing away.

Mark 1:14-20 This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

We welcome EVAN JOSEPH LEGASPI 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, Margaret Caylao, John Hartlein, Lory Manzano, Angela Uccelli, Bertha Bacho, Victor Fernandez, Clifford Chase and Emil Valdes.


SCHOOL NEWS

Application for Grades K-6 are now being accepted. Students applying for Kindergarten must be five year’s old by December 1, 2006. Requirements: birth and baptismal certificates, a copy of the child’s most recent immunization record, $50.00 non-refundable registration fee. For 1st through 6th grades, please include a copy of the latest report card. Mater Dolorosa School does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnic origin, nor does Mater Dolorosa School discriminate on implementation of education policies. For more information, please call the School Office at 588-8175.


SUNDAY CHURCH COLLECTIONS

Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $4,905 and for the Parish Improvement Fund. $1,625. Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


SECOND COLLECTION

The Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please be generous.


EWTN FAMILY CELEBRATION

Join EWTN Global Catholic Network at its 25th Anniversary Family Celebration in San Francisco on January 28th and 29th at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium. You will have the opportunity to meet some of your favorite EWTN program hosts, hear talks from renowned guest speakers, attend a special live broadcast of THE JOURNEY HOME show hosted by Marcus Grodi and much more! Sunday will feature an address by Johnette Benkovic. The Most Rev. Allen Vigeron, Bishop of Oakland, will be the Celebrant and Homilist for a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving. Tickets for the celebration are FREE, but space limited, so call 877-398-6725 Monday to Friday 9:30 A.M. – 6:30 P.M. (Eastern) or log onto www.etwn.com for more information.


NATIONAL VOCATION AWARENESS WEEK

The Church observes “National Vocation Week” in January. We invite the entire Catholic Community to pray for vocation to the priesthood, sisterhood, brotherhood and diaconate throughout this week. In addition, we ask you to explore the many ways of keeping vocations in the Church at the forefront of our attention.

PRAYERS

God, our Father, in Your love and providence, You call each of us to more holy and abundant life. We pray for our young people in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. Open their hearts and minds to know the vocation You have planned for them for all eternity. If they are being invited to follow You as a Priest, Brother or Sister, give them a generous heart to respond to Your challenging call and the strength to follow wherever You lead them. May families desire to please You by encouraging and supporting vocations within their homes. We ask this through Christ our Good Shepherd, Amen.


CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

The Catholic School Week begins Sunday, January 29th to Sunday February 5th. We salute the Faculty and the Students for their dedication and work in making Mater Dolorosa School such a positive influence in our community.

All parishioners are invited to the School’s Open House on Sunday, January 29th, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Faculty and the Students of Mater Dolorosa School thank all parishioners for their ongoing support of our School.


Confirmation Retreat

The Retreat Day for the Confirmation students (Confirmandi) will be held on Saturday, Feb 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For further information, please call the Office of Religious Education at 589-4448.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, January 22

8 AM

People of the Parish.

10 AM

Emanuel Borg (D)

Noon

People of the Parish

5 PM

Cris Banayad (D).


Monday, January 23

8 AM

Raymundo Nazario (Th)


Tuesday, January 24

8 AM

Leanora Munoz (Th)


Wednesday, January 25

8 AM

Benjamin Manio (D)


Thursday, January 26

8 AM

Susana Olivencia (Healing)


Friday, January 27

8 AM

Virginia Lax (Th)


Saturday, January 28

8 AM

Emil Valdes (Healing)

5 PM

Mary Lard (D)