Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Sixth Sunday of Easter

May 21, 2006 - Bulletin


 

 

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

 

— Psalm 98

 

 

 


THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “This I command you: love one another”


First Reading: Acts 10:25-26,34-35,44-48 In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever acts uprigthtly is acceptable.

 

Second Reading: 1 John 4:7-10 Let us love one another, because love is of God.

 

Gospel:  John 15:9-17 This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

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, Emil Valdes,  and  Frances Casillas.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES

CATHOLIC CHARITIES CYO “LOAVES & FISHES” SUNDAY is today, MAY 21: Let’s  support the social services agency of the Catholic Church by donating generously this 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.


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

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


Church Collection May 14, 2006

 

Currency           Coins                                163 Checks

1’s :   $405.00            $10.00                                 $3,567.58

5’s :   $470.00

10’s : $240.00                                              Average per check:

20’s : $340.00                                                       $21.88

Total :$5,032.58

 

Second Collection for May 14, 2006

(Parish Improvement)

Currency           Coins                                65 Checks

1’s :   $442.00            $5.00                                  $1,627.00

5’s :   $270.00

10’s : $60.00                                                Average per check:

20’s : $140.00                                                      $18.07

Total: $2,544.00

 

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

Registered Families: 1039

Thank you for your support!


SECOND COLLECTION

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


EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS PLEASE NOTE:

 

THERE WILL BE A MEETING FOR ALL OF YOU, ESPECIALLY FOR THE NEW EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7TH, AT 7:30 P.M. IN THE CHURCH.  PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING.


Dear Friends,

 

What a wonderful people you are!  This past week, Mary Cianciolo, our Parish Bookkeeper, told me that the Sunday Collections are up 42% from last year.  Not only that, but John Norris from the Annual Appeal Office called and told me that our appeal is just under 300% of goal.  We are the only parish in the Archdiocese to ever go over goal that much.  Thank you!  Thank you!  Thank you!  Never let it be said that M.D. didn’t step up to the plate and meet any and all challenges.  You, the good people of M.D., make my job much easier.

 

More good news:  our school Principal, Ofelia Madriaga, informed me this past week that the Gala brought in $20,000.00 for our school.  Thank you, Ofelia, and to all of you who helped make the Gala a night to remember. 

 

Just a quick reminder that the Sunday Evening Mass at 5:00 p.m. will be discontinued during the summer months.  Tonight will be the last Mass until September 10th.

 

Ascension Thursday on May 25th has been moved by our Bishops to next Sunday, May 28th.  Thus, this coming Thursday is not a Holy Day of Obligation.

 

Have a great week!

Father Brian


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sun.  May 21

 

8 AM

 

Anton Orta (D)

 

10 AM

 

Lucille Penny Warren (D)

 

Noon

 

No Intention

 

5 PM

 

Irene Villafuenta (D)

Mon.  May 22

 

8 AM

 

Leonarda Carmen (D)

Tue.   May 23

 

8 AM

 

Pablo Calara (D)

Wed.  May 24

 

8 AM

 

Daniel Tan (D)

 

5 PM

 

Jim Toomey (D)

Thu.   May 25

 

8 AM

 

Raphael Angeles (TH)

Fri.     May 26

 

8 AM

 

Matthew Alexander (D)

Sat.    May 27

 

8 AM

 

Donald Ricker (D)

 

5 PM

 

Christina Moscardon (TH)


The Prayer of Oscar Romero

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, It is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction

of the magnificent enterprise that is God’s work.

Northing we do is complete, which is a way of saying that the kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.

No prayer fully expresses our faith.

No confession brings perfection.

No pastoral visit brings wholeness.

No program accomplishes the church’s mission.

No set of goals and objectives includes everything. That is what we are about.

We plant the seeds that one day will grow.

We water seeds already planted,

knowing that they hold future promise.

We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities. We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.

This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.  It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.

We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.  Amen.