Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Most Holy Trinity Sunday

June 11, 2006 - Bulletin



“Blessed are the people the Lord has chosen to be his own”


— Psalm 33




THEME OF OUR LITURGY - “The three Persons of the Trinity are best known and understood in their love for each other, and for us.”

First Reading: Deut 4:32-34, 39-40 Ask now of the days of old: Did anything so great ever happen before? Was it ever heard of?


Second Reading: Romans 8:14-17 You received a Spirit of adoption through whom we cry, “Abba, Father!”


Gospel:  Mathew 28:16-20  I am with you always, until the end of the age.


We pray for all  the  sick  in our parish, especially: Joe Aquilina, Frances Casillas, Tom Cathey, Margaret Caylao, Maureen Dan, John Duran, Florence Farrow, Victor Fernandez, Richard Jordon, Lory Manzano, and Emil Valdes.  May God Bless  them and their families.


Sun.  June 11


8 AM


Bill Erbacher (D)


10 AM


People of the Parish




Irene Villafuente (D)

Mon.  June 12


8 AM


Guina Tablante (D)

Tue.   June 13


8 AM


Janet P. Vergara (H)

Wed.  June 14


8 AM


Malen Ferrer

Thu.   June 15


8 AM


Guina Tablante

Fri.     June 16


8 AM


Mary Carraro (D)

Sat.    June 17


8 AM


Active Members of the Legion of Mary


5 PM


Guillermo Genove


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


June 4, 2006


First Collection Total     -   $4,999.50



Second Collection Total   - $2,515.00

   (Mission Appeal)


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

Registered Families: 1062

Thank you for  your continued support!  


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.  Please be as generous as possible.   Thank-you. 

Dear Friends,


     An ancient Jewish proverb states:  “God could not be everywhere, so God made mothers.”


     Last Monday, my Mom died and we buried her on Friday.  I wish I could say it was a peaceful death, but Mom was suffering quite a bit up until the very end.  I look back on her 85 years with us, and I see a woman of great faith and love.  Her family was her life.  It is because of her that I am a priest today.  I love her and I miss her greatly, but I know she is in a place where there is no more suffering, no more pain.  That gives me much peace.


     Someone once said that a mother’s love is like God’s love.  God loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is God’s nature to love, and because we are God’s children.


     Thank you for being that reflection of God’s love for me.  Goodbye, dear, dear, Mom.  Until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of His hand.


Father Brian


Hospitality Sunday is a good way to get to know all the wonderful people of Mater Dolorosa Parish. 


We would like to begin Hospitality Sunday again in the fall, after the 10:00 Mass, but we need volunteers!   This service would involve setting up the pastries, juice and coffee.  The volunteers will clean up afterwards.  It will certainly be light work, if we get plenty of helpers.


Won’t you consider taking some time once a month to help out with this enjoyable event?   Perhaps volunteers could be from a  family , or even some of the young people in our parish would like to help out. 


If interested,  please contact Fran at the rectory at 583-4131 for details.  Thanks so much!



           Isaiah:  Prophet Par Excellence


The Book of Isaiah is arguably the greatest of the prophetic books.   It’s scope is all-encompassing.  The book ranges from dramatic excoriations of wicked Judah to tender assurances of God’s love and restoration, to visions of the new heavens and the new earth.  Many  passages from Handel’s Messiah are taken from Isaiah.