Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Second Sunday in Lent
March 12, 2005 - Bulletin

If God is with us. Who can be against us?

— Romans 8 :31b


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “ Listen and Follow God more closely”
Genesis 22:1-2,9a10-13,15-18 I will bless you abundantly and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky.

Romans 8:31b-34 If God is for us, who can be against us? It is God who will condemn.

Mark 9:2-10 This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

We pray for the repose of the soul of Connie Branchizzi, who died this week and we offer our sympathy to her family.

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, Emil Valdes, George Ferris & Guina Tablante.


RAYER FOR LENT

Kyrie Eleison, Lord, have mercy on us.
Now is our acceptable time,
Now is our day of salvation.
Kyrie Eleison, have mercy on us.

Keep us faithful to prayer, fasting, and charity.
Increase our faith, hope and love.
Kyrie Eleison, have mercy on us.

Let us walk in the warmth of heaven’s mercy
as we journey to the glorious Easter dawn.

Kyrie Eleison, have mercy on us.


STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Every Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. We encourage your attendance at daily Mass during Lent.


SUNDAY CHURCH COLLECTION

Many thanks to those parishioners who contributed to the Church Collection last Sunday. Amount received: $7,373 and for the School Collection Amount received: $1,983. Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.


SECOND COLLECTION

Second Collection next Sunday is for the victims of Mud Slide in the Philippines. Please give generously.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, March 12

8 AM

Mary Carraro (D)

10 AM

Emanuel Borg (D)

Noon

Marina Domagas (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish


Monday, March 13

8 AM

Malen Ferrer (D)

5 PM

Matthew Trembley (D)


Tuesday, March 14

8 AM

Rudolfo David (D)

7:30 PM

Sacred Heart (Th)


Wednesday, March 15

8 AM

Germinario Family (L)

7:30 PM

Aisley Fernandes\Healing


Thursday, March 16

8 AM

Joe Tonna (D)

7:30 PM

Our Lady of Fatima (Th)


Friday, March 17

8 AM

Bernadette E. David (D)

7:30 PM

Stations of the Cross


Saturday, March 18

8 AM

Helen Villasica (D)

5 PM

Valentino Dobrich (D)


Happy St. Patrick’s Day


The following information may be helpful in preparation for Lent.

ABSTINENCE

Everyone fourteen years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on ASH WEDNESDAY, GOOD FRIDAY and the Friday’s of Lent.

FAST

Everyone eighteen years of age and older, but under the age of sixty are also bound to fast on ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY.

On these two days, the law of fast allows only one full meal a day, but does not prohibit taking some food during the day, so long as this does not constitute another full meal. Drinking liquids during the day is permitted.

When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, please call the Rectory Office. In the spirit of penance, the faithful should not lightly excuse themselves from this obligation.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Archbishop George H. Niederauer has granted a dispensation from the Lenten obligation to abstain from eating meat on Friday, March 17, 2006 because of the feast of Saint Patrick,

co-patron of the Archdiocese. The Archbishop encourages those who wish to take advantage of the dispensation to observe abstinence, if at all possible, on some other day during that week.


Dear Friends,

Just a reminder that we have 2 daily Masses during Lent from Monday thru Thursday: 8 am and 7:30 pm. On the Fridays of Lent, we have Mass at 8 am and Stations of the Cross,

followed by Benediction at 7:30 p.m. This is a good way for all of us to better prepare ourselves for Easter.

Today is Pledge Sunday. If you were unable to make a pledge to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal (AAA) during Mass, please do so this week. Both the Archdiocese and the parish need your financial support. If you have already given, thank you very much. If you haven’t given, please give something, anything. The success of the AAA cannot be achieved without everyone’s support.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Father Brian


Congratulations and our best wishes to Mr. & Mrs. John Devine who will be celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary on March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day.ST.
PATRICK’S AND ST JOSEPH

There will be a special 9:30 a.m. School Mass on Wednesday, March 15th, to celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick and St. Joseph. All parishioners are invited to attend.