Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 7, 2006 - Bulletin



The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone


— Psalm 118




THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “Christ the Good Shepherd”

First Reading: Acts 4:8-12  There is no other name under heaven by which we are to be saved than the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene.


Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-2 See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.


Gospel:  John 10:11-18 I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.


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

Rest in Peace

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


CATHOLIC CHARITIES CYO “LOAVES & FISHES” SUNDAY is MAY 21: Let’s  support the social services agency of the Catholic Church by donating generously next week on Catholic Charities CYO Sunday.  Eight-six cents of every dollar we contribute goes directly into programs that provide relief to homeless families, ailing seniors, immigrants, the working poor,  troubled teens, and many other clients sin need in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties.  Our donations will change someone’s life.


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.

Church Collection April 29, 2006


Currency           Coins                                184 Checks

1’s :   $452                 $10                                      $4,395

5’s :   $325

10’s : $180                                                   Average per check:

20’s : $320                                                            $23.88

Total :$5,682


Second Collection for April 29, 2006

(St. Vincent de Paul Collection)

Currency           Coins                                39 Checks

1’s :   $350                 $15                                     $522

5’s :   $215

10’s : $100                                                   Average per check:

20’s : $80                                                             $14.10

Total: $1282


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

Registered Families: 1039

Thank you for your support!


Next Sunday’s Second Collection will be for our Parish Improvement Fund.   Please be generous.


Dear Friends,


Congratulations to:  Kevin Howard, Sonia Hernandez, Edward Teakle, and Martin Sanchez who entered into Full Communion in the Church during this year’s Easter Vigil.  Also, a big “thank you” to Diana Powell who headed up the RCIA Program this year.  Thank you, Diana, on a job well done!


We have two big piles of wood chips on the property from the pine trees that were cut down.  If you need wood chips for your garden, please take as much as you want. 


Congratulations are also in order for our 2nd grade First Communion kids who received First Communion yesterday.  I hope to see you many more times in the future receiving your Second, Third, and Forth Communions! 

Have a great week!

Father Brian



1.      Moses died before he ever reached  Canada.  Then Joshua led the Hebrews in the battle of Geritol.


2.      The greatest miricle in the bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.


3.   David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. He fought the                   Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in Biblical times.


4.      Solomon, one of David’s sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.


5.  When Mary heard she was the mother of Jesus, she sang the Magna Carta.


Sun.  May 7


8 AM


Moding Ching Oblea (D)


10 AM


Marcelino Ilogan (D)




People of the Parish


5 PM


Marciano & Estelita Rivera (Golden Anniv.)

Mon.  May 8


8 AM


Alice Penalosa (D)

Tue.   May 9


8 AM


Henry Brogonia (D)

Wed.  May 10


8 AM


Thomas Aspiras (TH)


5 PM


Alice Penalosa (D)

Thu.   May 11


8 AM


Kevin Coughlan (D)

Fri.     May 12


8 AM


Palenciano Paat (D)

Sat.    May 13


8 AM


Tony Oblea (D)


5 PM


Perpetua Marzan (D)


Special Needs Adult Confirmation is being offered through the Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry.  Classes are once a month at St. Cecelia Parish in San Francisco - Sundays 1:30-3:00 p.m.  Dates: May 21; Jun 25; July 9; Aug 13; Sept 10th.  To register call Sr. Celeste at 415-614-5652

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.