Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 26, 2005 - Bulletin

Merciful and gracious is the Lord, Slow to anger and abounding in kindness.

— Psalm 103:8

THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “ The Lord is Kind and Merciful.”
Hosea 2:16b, 17b, 21-22 I will espouse you to me forever in right and in justice, in love and in mercy

2 Corinthians 3:1b-6 Such confidence we have through Christ toward God

Mark 2:18-22 New wine is poured into fresh wineskins


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


Sunday, February 26

8 AM

Malen Ferrer (D)

10 AM

Pat Manzano (D)


George & Clementina Martinic (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, February 27

8 AM

Kevin McKenna (D)

Tuesday, February 28

8 AM

Lorenza Cagadas (D)

Wednesday, March 1

8 AM

Nida Sagun (D)

9:30 AM

Mary Epperson (D)

12:30 PM

Arlene Castillo (Th)

7:30 PM

Malen Ferrer (D)

Thursday, March 2

8 AM

James Rivera (Th)

7:30 PM

Reena Whittle (Th)

Friday, March 3

8 AM

Dorothy Shanley (D)

7:30 PM

No Intention

Saturday, March 4

8 AM

Joe Tonna (D)

5 PM

Fergus Boyle (D)


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

First Collection for February 19th (Total: $4191)



138 Checks

1’s : $416

Quarters $10

$2, 805

5’s : $ 460

10’s: $230

Average per check :

20’s: $280

$20. 45

Total: $ 1386

Second Collection for February 19th (Parish Improvement Fund) Total : $1640.



52 Checks

1’s :$408

Quarters: $10


10’s : $80

Nickels $2

20’s : $80

Total $12

Average per check:

50’s : $237


Total : $803

Registered Families: 1039

Thank you for your support!

Our parish will be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Saturday, March 4th, in the All Saints Mausoleum Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. You are invited to join Father Padazinski and follow parishioners in offering this special Mass for your relatives, friends and deceased parishioners buried there. This Mass will provide us with an excellent opportunity to pray for the souls of the faithful departed. We hope that many of you will be able to join us.

Dear Friends,

This coming Wednesday, March 1st, is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of our Lenten Season. Mass times for Ash Wednesday are 8 am, 9:30 am (School Mass), 12 Noon, and 7:30 pm. Ashes will be distributed after all the Masses.

During Lent, there will be a special 7:30 p.m. Mass Monday through Thursday. On the Friday’s of Lent, we will have Stations of the Cross followed by Benediction at 7:30 pm. Please make an extra effort to do something special for Lent.

May I kindly remind you that Ash Wednesday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. On the Fridays of Lent, we abstain from meat. The only other day during Lent we fast and abstain from food is Good Friday.

By now you should received my letter in the mail regarding the AAA. If you didn’t receive a letter, it means you are not a registered parishioner. During the first 2 Sundays of Lent, we will be having talks on the AAA. Since one of the 3 components of Lent is almsgiving (the other 2 are prayer and fasting), I couldn’t think of more appropriate time to give these talks than at the start of our Lenten Season.

The Rectory is still in need of a House Keeper. The House Keeper’s job is 15 hours a week. If interested, or if you know someone who is, please call Rosemary in the Parish Office.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to publicly thank Ofelia Madriaga for her 29 years of service to Mater Dolorosa School, especially this past year when she agreed to be the Principal of the School. Ofelia will be retiring at the end of June. Sister Teri, who is presently teaching 3rd Grade, will be the new Principal. Thank you, Ofelia, for a job well done. Thank you, Sister Teri, for saying “yes” to being the new Principal. I am very excited about the school and the positive direction in which it is going.

Happy Lent!

Father Brian

Dear Mater Dolorosa Community,

After 29 years here at Mater Dolorosa I am retiring at the end of the school year. You have been so kind and supportive of me and I thank you for your love and affirmation of my leadership. All the memories, the celebrations, and gatherings, the festivals, will always be remembered. But most of all I will not forget the beautiful people that you are. For now, my ministry at the school is over, but my ministry to the Church is on going.

Sister Teresita Capurihan will be the next Principal. Please give her the same support and trust you have given me. Sister holds a masters and doctorate degrees in Education and Administration. We are blessed to have her. She comes ready for this big challenge. Her Bio Data will be published at a later date.

Again, thank you and God bless you.

Ofelia Madriaga