Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Seventeenth Sunday In Ordinary Time

July 30, 2006 - Bulletin



“The hand of the Lord feeds us; he answers all our needs”


— Psalm 145




THEME OF OUR LITURGY – Others are fed by the way we live and act each moment of each day.

First Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44 When they had eaten, there was some left over, as the Lord had said.


Second Reading: Ephesians 4:1-6 Strive to preserve the unity of the spirit through the bond of peace.


Gospel: John 6:1-5 Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed them to those who were reclining, and also as much of the fish as they wanted.


Sun.  July 30


8 AM


Helen Villasica (D)


10 AM


People of the Parish




Guina Tablante (D)

Mon.  July 31


8 AM


Irene Villafuerte (D)

Tue.   Aug 1


8 AM


Emiliano Villafuerte (D)

Wed.  Aug 2


8 AM


Damiano Germinario

Thu.   Aug 3


8 AM


Dee Marie Munoz (TH)

Fri.     Aug 4


8 AM


Monina Delos Santos 




Guina Tablante (D)

Sat.    Aug 5


8 AM


Roy Pasini (D)


5 PM


Benegno Rimando



July 23, 2006

First Collection Total        -   $4,420.00

Second Collection Total   -  $1,382.00

(Parish Improvement)


Cost of running the Parish for the week: $5,200.00

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 the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Our Second Collection next week will be for our Parish School.

Please be generous! Thank you.

Dear Friends,

     It’s been some time since I last did this, but I need to thank certain individuals who have donated their time, treasure, and talents in helping to build up our parish community here:


1.      Violeta Rapues for purchasing flowers every other week for our church.

2.      Bob and Pearl Valencia for planting, pulling weeds, and watering the flowers around the property.

3.      George and Lisa Bouska, as well as Angie Rodriguez, for meeting every Thursday night for the past 6 months in order that we will have a great Parish Festival in the fall.

4.      Jim Rodriguez for cleaning out the hall and school closets, as well as the million and one other things he has done around here.

5.      Lillie Villaluna, Luz Ferrer, and the other members of the Altar Society who do such a great job in keeping our worship space clean.

6.      James and Eleanor Rivera who clean the church from top to bottom once a month.

7.      Rose Aragon who took time away from her vacation and volunteered in the school to get the books up to date.

8.      The 8 o’clock daily Mass crowd who answered the school phones while the school secretary was away on vacation.

9.      Bob and Pearl Valencia, George and Pat Garibaldi, and Lona Eichhorn who come every Monday morning faithfully to count the collections.

10.Last, but not least, Mary Cianciolo for doing the parish books and Frank, her husband, who

     dutifully opens up the church every morning for Mass.


So much to do and yet, so many good people to help out.  Thank you, one and all, on behalf of a grateful pastor and parish.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


P.S.  Those 9 day prayers to St. Jude are back.  Whoever is putting these prayers in the church, please stop!  As I mentioned in an earlier letter, these types of prayers are condemned by the Church.  This is not faith, but superstition!  God works in many beautiful ways, not by if we say a certain prayer on 9 consecutive days.  Please, please stop!!

Your Mater Dolorosa Community


It has been suggested that we start a line of communication between those parishioners who would like to be more informed.  The Telephone Tree works like this: We gather a list of people who would like to be contacted to receive information such as a serious illness, (when a parishioner needs prayers), or a death (with funeral information).  The Telephone Tree will originate with Fran in the Parish Office and she will contact the first person on the list with all the necessary information.  That person contacts the next person, and so on.  It is important that a message is not left on an answering machine.  Every person who participates is responsible for calling the next person, until contact is made.  If you would like to join the Telephone Tree, and place your name on the list, please contact Fran at the rectory at 583-4131.  Once we have a list, you will be contacted, and we will begin.  With a Mater Dolorosa Telephone Tree, we will stay informed, and support one another during times of need.


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!