Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Fifth Sunday of Lent
April 02, 2006 - Bulletin



I will place my law with them and write it upon their hearts; I will be their God, and they shall be my people


— Jeremiah 31:33




THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “ From death comes new life and new hope”

Jeremiah 31:31-34  I will place my law within them write it upon their hearts.


Hebrew 5:9-7 Christ became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.


John 12:20-33 Whoever serves me must follow me, and where I am, there also will my servant be.



We pray for all  the  sick  in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Tom Cathey, Richard Jordan, John Duran, Margaret Caylao, John Hartlein, Lory Manzano, Victor Fernandez,  Emil Valdes,  Guina Tablante, and,  Frances Casillas.





 Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of the Parish Improvement Fund. Please be generous.


Pope John Paul II  said “I place much of my hope for the future in marriage encounter.” Would you like to know why? Call Paul & Yvonne at 650-366-7093 or go to Next SF-WWME Weekend: July 14-16, Burlingame.


Whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be clearly seen as done in God…” Today’s Gospel urges us to live a life centered on Christ. Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter help your marriage to be more Christ-centered. Call Paul & Yvonne at 366-7093 or go to Next SF-WWME Weekend: July 14-16, Burlingame.


First Collection for March 26th (Total: 4553.50)


Currency             Coins                              154 Checks

1’s :  $407                 .50                                      $3065

5’s : $ 480                                                   Average per check:

10’s:  $230                                                   $19.84

20’s:  $380

Total: $4553.50


Second Collection for March 26th

(Catholic Relief Services) Total : $1837


Currency           Coins                                72 Checks

1’s :  $338                                                           $849

5’s :  $290

10’s : $140                                                 Average per check:

20’s : $220                                                          $11.79


Total : $1837


Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5200.

Registered Families: 1039

Thank you for  your support!


Special Request


We are urging all San Mateo County registered voters to sign ”The Parents’ Right to Know and Child Protection Initiative” petition after the Saturday and Sunday Masses on April 1,2,22,23,29,30 and May 7.  This initiative  is for a physician to notify parents or guardians 48 hours before an abortion is performed on an unemancipated minor.

Your Attention Please


There will be no 5pm Sunday Evening Mass during Summer Months. The last Sunday Evening Mass will be May 21st. Mass will resume in the  Fall beginning on September 10th.

Dear Friends,


            Psalm 51 states: “A clean heart create for me, God.” Now that God has come to live among his people, we will never be the same.  His wondrous deeds, proclaimed by the prophets and witnessed by his apostles, remind us of our littleness and our limits.  When we genuflect toward the presence of Christ in the tabernacle upon entering MD, we show God that we know how small we are and how great he is. To carry this awareness into our daily lives, we ask God to clean our hearts so that we may be open to receive him.  As we begin the second half of our Lenten Season,  may I kindly remind you that only God can give us all that we need.  We do penance for our past sins so that we may renew our desire to follow Jesus.  We also should make a special effort to share the gifts we have: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”


            Our Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service is this coming Tuesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church. I hope as many of you as possible can come to this service and allow God to “create a clean heart within you.”


                        I know this is the cold and flu season, but please, do not leave your used Kleenex in either the Church or the Parking Lot.  It really is a health hazard.  Thank you!


                        Have a great Lenten Week!



Father Brian

Dear Father,


            Thank you for allowing us to come to your Church on March 26, 2006 to sell the hand made carved religious articles made of olive wood and other souvenirs.


            We appreciate all your help for us so you gave us the chance to come to your church and for your announcing in the bulletin and during the masses for the parishioners and it is highly appreciated by the Christian Community in Bethlehem  because all the proceeds will help them survive and encourage them to stay in the holy land. The sale of this item is their only source of income; due to the difficult situation they have no ability to sell these items locally to tourist who as a result of strife is few in number.


            Best regards for all the parishioners, for their support, they were very kind. God Bless you and your parishioners for helping us in this mission.


Sincerely yours in Christ,

 Shadi Abusada






        8:00 AM   People of the Parish

      10:00 AM   Manuel Borg (D)

      12:00 PM   Blinky & Amy D. Santos (L)                                                                    

        5:00 PM   No intention


        8:00 AM   Souls of Jurkota Family 

        7:30 PM   Sally Costello (L)


        8:00 AM   Bernadette M. Thompson (D)

        7:30 PM   NO MASS


       8:00 AM   Roy Pasini (D)

         7:30 PM   Violeta Carnero  (L)


         8:00 AM   Maria Sarzaba (D)

         7:30 PM   Eileen Costello (L)

FRI.   APR 7

         8:00 AM   Leonard Ostiowski (D)

         7:30 PM   Stations of the Cross


         8:00 AM   Daniel Tan (D)




We are in need of more Eucharistic Ministers. If interested, in serving the Community of MD, please contact Sister Agnes at 244-9764 or Rosemary at       583-4131.


Grand Opening! Pauline Books & Media, operated by the Daughters of St. Paul, is hosting a grand opening week beginning April 22nd – 29th.  Come join the celebration which will include music, refreshments, door prizes and much more.  The Center features books, music, DVD’s and religious gifts. Located at 2640 Broadway, Redwood City, (off El Camino Real) just one block from Cal-Train

(Hours 10 AM. – 6 PM;  Monday – Saturday.)