Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Sixteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

July 23, 2006 - Bulletin



“The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing Ishall want”


— Psalm 23




THEME OF OUR LITURGY – Through water and the power of the Spirit, we have also become the Body of Christ, the presence of the Shepherd for the life of the world.

First Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 I shall gather the remnant of my flock and bring them back to their meadow.


Second Reading: Ephesians 2:13-18 In Christ Jesus you who were once far off have become near by the blood of Christ.


Gospel: Mark 6:30-34 When Jesus saw the vast crowd, his heart was moved with pity for them, and he began to teach them many things.



Please pray for the peaceful repose of the souls of Julian Aramburu who passed away on July 10th, Aldo Bignardi who passed away last week, and for Antonino Palomba who passed away on July 17th.  May the perpetual light shine upon them.



Sun.  July 23


8 AM


Mary Carraro (D)


10 AM


Avendano Family (TH)




People of the Parish

Mon.  July 24


8 AM


Elaine Admanson (D)

Tue.   July 25


8 AM


Helen Villasica (D)

Wed.  July 26


8 AM


Jose M. Colon (TH)

Thu.   July 27


8 AM


Andrew Angeles (TH)

Fri.     July 28


8 AM


Souls of the Germinario Family

Sat.    July 29


8 AM


Gaspar C. Velasco (D)


5 PM


Eileen A. Costello (D)



July 16, 2006

First Collection Total        -   $4,293.50

Second Collection Total   -  $1,615.50

(Parish Improvement)


Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5200.00

Registered Families: 893

Thank you for  your continued support!  


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, Mary Teakle, and Emil Valdes.  May God Bless  them and their families.                


Our Second  Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.

Please be generous! Thank you.

Dear Friends,


     As of July 1st, I have hired Bill Ruggiero to be Administrator for both the Parish and School.  Bill’s main jobs are finances and the smooth running of the Parish Plant.  After being here for one year, I have come to realize that I have neither the time nor the expertise to do this job the way I would want it to be done.  This is where Bill comes in.  I have known Bill since our high school seminary days together.  Bill has since then gone on to work for Marriott as one of their executives and knows how to run a business inside and out.   Let’s face it:  even though we are a Church, whenever there is money involved, it’s a business.  One of the M.D. finance people summed it up quite nicely:  “We cannot afford to hire Bill, but we cannot afford not to either.”  I need Bill to help me run this parish.  I hope you welcome him with open arms.


     Congratulations to Gibson and Liz Alvaro who just celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary!


     Please remember in your prayers the happy repose of the soul of Antonino Palomba, a long time parishioner.  Antonino died this past week.  Also remember Antonino’s family in your prayers as well.  May Antonino and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.  Amen.


Have a great week!

                                                                       Father Brian



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Take Me As I Am


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