Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Easter Sunday

Alleluia, Alleluia!
April 16, 2006 - Bulletin



This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad!


— Psalm 118




THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “The Resurrection of our Lord”

First Reading: Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter is an eyewitness.  The Lord is risen.


Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 All who are baptized, set your hearts in heaven.


Gospel:  John 20:1-9,  Three witnesses, Mary, Peter and John; each responds to the empty tomb.



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.

Thank you for the beautiful donations of Easter lilies to all who donated to make our church beautiful this Easter.  A big thanks to the Altar Society for arranging the flowers at the altar.

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 September 10th.

Currency              Coins                 192 Checks

1’s    :   $542.00          $35.50                       $3,838.00

5’s    :   $500.00                                     

10’s  :   $220.00                                        Average per check:                   

20’s  :   $320.00                                                 $19.98


Total: $5,555.50


Second Collection for April 9, 2006

(Parish Improvement)


Currency           Coins                    Checks

1’s    :  $450.00       $10.00                         $1,018.00

5’s    :  $255.00

20’s  :  $  80.00                                   Average per check:



Total : $1,863.00


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

Registered Families: 1039

Thank you for your support!



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.



Easter Sunday is a day all about seeking.  The early Christian communities gathered around the Apostles, seeking more about the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus.  Saint Paul told the baptized Colossians to “seek what is above.”  Mary of Magdala went to the tomb, seeking to find the Lord’s body so that she could anoint it.  We come to church on Easter Sunday, seeking many things.  For some of us, this is a one-a-year journey, when we seek connection with the foundations of the Christian faith.  For others, this day is the culmination of a long journey of Lenten repentance.  For the newly baptized, this is the first day of a new life filled with promise and expectation.  Whatever it is that we seek, let us be inspired by the disciple whom Jesus loved, who, when he saw the wrappings of cloth inside the empty tomb, "saw and believed".

He is risen!

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 16


8 AM


Rudolfo David (D)


10 AM


Emanuel Borg (D)




People of the Parish


5 PM



Mon.  April 17


8 AM


Damiano Germinario (D)

Tue.   April 18


8 AM


Severina Tria (D)

Wed.  April 19


8 AM


Edward Pachacki


5 PM


People of the Parish

Thu.   April 20


8 AM


Pat Mullally (D)

Fri.     April 21


8 AM


People of the Parish

Sat.    April 22


8 AM


Darryl Sarzaba (TH)


8 PM


Deceased Member of the Uccelli Family


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.

Next Sunday's second collection will be for the Church in Latin America. Please be generous.