Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 27, 2006 - Bulletin

“Taste and see the goodness of the Lord”

Psalm 34

THEME OF OUR LITURGY - Will we remain faithful to our

Covenant with the Lord?

First Reading: Joshua 24:1-2a, 15-17, 18b It was the Lord, our God, who protected us along our entire journey. 

Second Reading: Ephesians 5:21-32 [5:2a,25-32] Christ nourishes and cherishes the church because we are members of his body. 

Gospel: John 6:60-69 We have come to believe and are convinced that you are the Holy One of God.


We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: 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.

We pray for the soul of Joe Aquilina, brother to Stella DeCeseare, who passed away on August 22.

Our prayers are with the family.

Please contact our parish office if you would like to place yourself or a loved one in the bulletin, asking for prayers, due to illness. We would like to make sure that the names of the sick in our parish community are current. If you would like to continue to be in our prayers, please let us know, and we will include you in the very next bulletin.

August 20, 2006

First Collection Total - $3,890.00

Second Collection Total - $1,288.00
(School Improvement Fund)

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

Registered Families: 900

Thank you for your continued support!


Sunday, August 27

8 AM

Mary Carraro (D)

10 AM

Sostenes Holguin (D)


People of the Parish

5 PM

Monday, August 28

8 AM

Salud Avendano (D)

Tuesday, August 29

8 AM

Narelo Escalante

Wednesday, August 30

8 AM

Carmen Escalante

5 PM

Thursday, August 31

8 AM

Rosario Avendano (D)

Friday, September 1

8 AM

Eileen Costello (D)

Saturday, September 2

8 AM

Elpdio Bing (TH)

5 PM

Father Brian (SI)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Our Second Collection next week is for The School Improvement Fund. Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you!

Dear Friends,

I got back to the parish after a few days off, and saw that our back wall had been tagged with graffiti while I had been gone. It literally sickened me. As hard as many people have worked to make Mater Dolorosa a beautiful and more welcoming place, a few people have tried to make it ugly with their “calling card”. The South City Police have told me that the taggers were from San Francisco, and are trying to get some gang members from the apartments across the street to move. I guess there will always be people who want to turn something beautiful into ugliness. What a shame!

Come September 1st, we will be getting a seminarian for the year. His name is Mike Quinn, and his uncle is Father Bill Quinn, the long time pastor of St. Veronica’s Church. Mike is on his pastoral year (the year between second and third theology) and will be helping out around the parish as well as working at Kaiser Hospital. Please welcome Mike as you welcomed me.

Another new face coming to Mater Dolorosa, will be Deacon Alex Aragon. Alex is the Deacon at All Souls Church and will be splitting his time between us and them. Alex will be preaching at the Sunday Masses once a month, as well as doing R.C.I.A. and the Baptismal Program. Again, please welcome Alex.

School starts on Monday. We have a new principal, a new school administrator, four new teachers, but most importantly, we have a whole new spirit. Last year proved to be a difficult year, but I firmly believe, with the people we have in place, this upcoming year will be a very good one. Please keep the school in your prayers.

The festival is five weeks away. Let’s make this the best festival ever!

Have a great week!

Father Brian

Please note the following meetings. All meetings take place in the rectory at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

September 13th:

Parish Council

October 18th:


September 20th:


October 21st:

Eucharistic Ministers - From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hall.

September 27th:

Town Hall Meeting for the Entire Parish in Church

October 28th:

Lectors - From 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the hall.

October 4th:

Ministers to the Sick

October 11th:



We are in the process of developing our Alumni Association at Mater Dolorosa and hope to bring all students together again with their classmates and friends. Our “Viva Las Vegas” Festival is coming up on September 29 through October 1, 2006, and we invite you to join us for a Reunion on Saturday, September 30th, at 2:00 p.m. at the Teriyaki Booth. This fundraising event will benefit our parish community, with a large portion going towards our school and students. We would like to count on our alumni to make a tax-deductible donation. Your donation to Mater Dolorosa may be in the form of a check, money order, gift certificate made payable to Mater Dolorosa, or sponsorship to our booths for the Festival. Please send any donations to: Mater Dolorosa Alumni Festival Committee, 307 Willow Ave., S.S.F., CA 94080. You will be publicly acknowledged throughout our school and parish community, and your generosity will enable us to purchase computers, physical education equipment, and make much needed repairs. If you have any questions or know of any friends or businesses that would like to lend support, please contact Angela Rodriquez at

Go MD Royals!