Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Thirteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

July 2, 2006 - Bulletin



“I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me”


— Psalm 30




THEME OF OUR LITURGY – Your faith has saved you.

First Reading: Wisdom 1:13-15; 2:23-24 God did not make death, nor does God rejoice in the destruction of the living.


Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 8:7,9,13-15 Your abundance should supply the needs of the others.


Gospel: Mark 5:21-43 Your faith has saved you.


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


Sun.  July 2


8 AM


People of the Parish


10 AM


Madeline & Mario Morales (TH)




Visitacion Rubang (D)

Mon.  July 3


8 AM


Belen Bautista (TH)

Tue.   July 4


8 AM


Sostenes Holquin (D)

Wed.  July 5


8 AM


Roy Pasini (D)

Thu.   July 6


8 AM


Perpetina Marzan

Fri.     July 7


8 AM


Pedro Dimapilis (D)

Sat.    July 8


8 AM


Christiane Turner (D)


5 PM


Henry Della (H)

We pray for the peaceful repose of the soul of Victor Hernandez who passed away after a long illness on June 25th. May he rest in peace.



June 25, 2006


First Collection Total     -   $4,391.50



Second Collection Total   - $1,575.50

   (Peter’s Pence)


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

Registered Families: 893

Thank you for  your continued support!  


Our Rectory Office will be closed in observance of the holiday.


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



     In his final broadcast as anchor of the CBS Evening News a little more than two years ago, Dan Rather paid homage to people around the world who daily struggle with danger, sickness, death, disease, poverty and other challenges.  Rather concluded his broadcast with the same memorable ending he used 24 years before when he took over from Walter Cronkite.  He often used to end his broadcasts this way . . . He looked at the camera and said one word:  “Courage.”

     That signoff intrigued me.  Courage is regarded as one of the major human virtues.  Courage is bravery, valor, standing up to danger, guts and nerve all rolled into one.  I’m not a soldier, a policeman, a doctor nor a relief worker.  I’m a businessman.  So what does courage have to do with running a business?

     Plenty.  I admit that most folks’ daily lives are not filled with such dramatic challenges.  We all face situations that require us to reach down deep within ourselves to do what is right and brave and occasionally difficult.  Courage can involve making decisions that are unpopular or time-consuming or even expensive.  It’s easy to be ordinary.  Courage is what sets you apart from the crowd.

     In one of my all-time favorite movies, “The Wizard of Oz,” the Cowardly Lion is looking for, of course, courage.  When he finally meets the Wizard, he has some questions (and answers):  “What makes a King out of a slave?  Courage.  What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk?  Courage.  What makes the muskrat guard his musk?  Courage.  What makes the Sphinx the Seventh Wonder?  Courage.  What makes the dawn come up like THUNDER?  Courage.  What makes the Hottentot so hot?  Courage.  What puts the ape in ape-ricot?  Courage.  Whatta they got that I ain’t got?  Courage.”


-     Harvey MacKay



                                           The winner is always part of the answer.

                                           The loser is always part of the problem.

                                           The winner always has a program.

                                           The loser always has an excuse.

                                           The winner says, “Let me do it for you.”

                                           The loser says, “That’s not my job.”

                                           The winner sees an answer for every problem.

                                           The loser sees a problem for every answer.

                                           The winner sees a green near every sand trap.

                                           The loser sees two or three sand traps near every green.

                                           The winner says,

                                           “It may be difficult, but it’s possible.”

                                           The loser says,

                                           “It might be possible, but it’s too difficult.”




     Boosting Mater Dolorosa’s school enrollment is a #1 priority in my book.  I want to promote the positive new environment at the school, and our best marketing tool is our current students and parents.

     To show you how serious we are at boosting enrollment, I have authorized our new principal, Sister Teresita, to offer a $1,000.00 tuition credit to any parent of an existing MD student, for each new student that enrolls and is accepted in MD for the 2006/2007 school year as a result of your recommendation.

     Mater Dolorosa is second to none in educating our children and developing their spiritual awareness.  Our classes have the best teacher to student ratio, which means more one-on-one time.

     Through this Sunday Bulletin, I will keep you informed of our progress and I will post the names of the parents and students who receive the $1,000.00 tuition credit, and how many credits they receive.

     We have a great school here at MD, and with your continued involvement, we will continue to build it up for many years to come.  Now let’s see just who can get out there and promote Mater Dolorosa School. 

     This tuition credit policy will run from June 24th to August 28th, the first day of school

                       Good luck to all!—Father Brian.