Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
4th Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 29, 2006 - Bulletin

Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the Lord who made us.

Deuteronomy 18:15-20 – Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you”.

1 Corinthians 7:32-35 - Brothers and sisters; I should like you to be free of anxieties.

Mark 1:21-28 – The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching; he taught them as one having authority.

We welcome MIA LEONORA CASTILLO and ZOIE GABRIELLE APODACA DALISAY 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.

Mark your calendars for the Crab Cioppino Dinner to be held on Friday, February 24th. Tickets $35.00 per person or 4 for $130.00. For information and reservations, please call Bob Reid at 952-4832.


We are in need of Volunteers for Hospitality at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. If you wish to help, please call the Rectory at 583-4131.


Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $4,583.Cost of running the Parish for the week: 5,200.


The Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of our Parish School. Please be generous.


The First Friday Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction is on Friday February 3rd at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. All parishioners are invited to attend.


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, and a $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, January 29

8 AM

Raymundo Nolasco, Sr.(D)

10 AM

People of the Parish


Jesusa Castellvi (D)

5 PM

Victor Fernandez (Healing)

Monday, January 30

8 AM

Mary Guiney (D)

Tuesday, January 31

8 AM

Rose & Chito Zuniga (Th)

Wednesday, February 1

8 AM

Antonio Alonzo (D)

5 PM

Sacred Heart (Th)

Thursday, February 2

8 AM

Christina & Marciano (Th)

Friday, February 3

8 AM

Souls of Jurkota Family

Saturday, February 4

8 AM

Eduardo Chanco (D)

5 PM

Armando Ongrio


The Catholic School Week begins this Sunday, January 29th. 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 today, 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.

I read an article recently in Catholic San Francisco on courtesy, politeness, and manners at Mass. It got me thinking. I’d like to offer my own “Ten Commandments” on spiritual etiquette at Mass. Tell me what you think.

  1. Everyone should be prompt.
  2. No one should leave until they hear the priest say: “the Mass is ended.”
  3. The chewing of gum is a no no.
  4. Men and boy’s should remove their hats and caps before coming into Church.
  5. All food and water should be discarded in the trash can outside, including baby food.
  6. Cell Phones should be in the Off Position.
  7. The manner of dress should be befitting the presence of God.
  8. All social conversations should be held outside of Church.
  9. All Kleenex and tissues should be disposed of properly, not in the pews or parking lot.
  10. Missal’s should be put back in their slots and should never ever be taken home.
(see Seventh Commandment in the Old Testament).

I sometimes think that a lot of us forget that we are in God’s presence when we come to Church. I hope these Ten Commandments gives you some food for thought.

Have a great week!

Father Brian

Beginning this week, I will be running a column in the Bulletin on “Fascinating Bible Facts.” I hope you find these facts as fascinating as I do.

Father Brian


GENESIS: Book of Origins

The Bible’s first book deals with origins, naturally enough. It tells the stories of the creation of the world and humanity. It also tells about the introduction of evil into the world. Then the book focuses upon the life of Abraham’s family, the father of the Jews, through whom God established his special plans for the human race.