Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Palm Sunday
April 9, 2006 - Bulletin



My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?


— Psalm 22




THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Contemplation of the mystery of our redemption”

Gospel at the Procession with PalmsJesus’ entry into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-10 or John 12:12-16).


Isaiah 50:4-7 In spite of my sufferings I am not disgraced.  I am not put to shame.


Philippians 2:6-11 Christ emptied himself, and God filled this emptiness with exaltation.


Mark 14:1-15:47 [15:1-39] The account of Christ’s passion according to Mark. 



We pray for  the repose of the soul of THERESA BURNS who died last week and offer our sympathy to her family.


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



We welcome your donations of Easter Lilies for the decoration of the Sanctuary at Easter. Please deliver the lilies to the Parish Office by  Holy Thursday, or  you can deliver the  Lilies to the Church on Good Friday.

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

First Collection for April 2nd (Total: )


Currency           Coins                         170 Checks

1’s    :   $452             $10                                         $3569

5’s    :   $395                                                    Average per check:

10’s  :   $150                                                             $20.99                       

20’s  :   $360


Total: $4936


Second Collection for April 2, 2006

(Parish School) Total : $


Currency           Coins                         Checks

1’s    :  $425               ---                                       $652

5’s    :  $230

10’s  :  $110                          Average per check:

20’s  :  $180                                 $12.53


Total : $1597



Alleluia Christ is risen from the dead!

Alleluia Christ is risen indeed!


Risen Lord of Creation;

Grain who die to be our Bread of Life,

Sustain us with the fruit of the land.


Risen Prince of Peace;

You gave of yourself for others,

Make us witnesses for justice and peace.


Risen Lamb of God;

Known in the breaking of bread,

Bless us as we gather at this table.



Let us feast in life, peace, and joy,

Here and at the heavenly banquet.


                                        2006 HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE



Saturday, April 8

3:30 pm - Reconciliation

5 pm - Mass with Blessing of the Palms


Passion Sunday, April 9

Masses: 8am, 10am, 12Noon, and 5pm

Palms will distributed after all the



Monday of  Holy Week, April 10

Masses: 8 am and 7:30 pm


Tuesday of Holy Week,  April 11

Mass at 8 am

No 7:30 pm Mass


Wednesday of Holy Week, April 12

Masses: 8 am and 7:30 pm


Holy Thursday, April 13

No 8 am  Mass

     6 pm -  Pot Luck Soup Supper in Hall

7:30 pm - Mass of the Lord’s Supper

                Adoration until 10 pm in the Convent                                                        

Good Friday, April 14

No Mass Today

12 Noon - Stations of the Cross

1:30 pm  - Liturgical Service of the                               Lord’s Passion & Death

6:00 pm  - Stations of the Cross

7:30 pm  - Liturgical Service of the                               Lord’s Passion & Death


Holy Saturday, April 15

No Reconciliation

8 pm - Easter Vigil Service



Masses: 8 am, 10 am and 12 Noon

NO 5 pm Mass


Divine Mercy Sunday, April 23

Masses: 8 am, 10 am, and 12 Noon

3 pm - Reconciliation

4 pm - Rosary and Benediction

5 pm - Mass



Special Request


We are urging all San Mateo County registered voters to signThe Parents’ Right to Know and Child Protection Initiativepetition 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.


Sun.  April 9


8 AM


Fortunato Ignacio (D)


10 AM


People of the Parish




Petrona Binalingbang (D)


5 PM


Irene Villafuente (D)

Mon.  April 10


8 AM


Jessie Gruner (D)


7:30 PM


Maria Mercedes Revelo (D)

Tue.   April 11


8 AM


Msgr. John J. Sweeny Sr. (D)


7:30 PM



Wed.  April 12


8 AM


Kevin McKenna (D)


7:30 PM


John Lewkowitz (H)

Thu.   April 13


7:30 PM


Eileen Costello (L)

Fri.     April 14


8 AM



Sat.    April 15


8 AM




8 PM


Whittle Family (Th)


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.


Our Parish Office will be closed for Good Friday observance on April 14, 2006.   We open again at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 17th.