Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 10, 2006 - Bulletin

Praise the Lord, my soul!

Psalm 146


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
The Lord raises up those who were bowed down.

First Reading: Isaiah 35:4-7a Say to those whose hearts are frightened: Be strong, fear not! Here is your God.

Second Reading: James 2:1-5 Show no partiality as you adhere to the faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ.

Gospel: Mark 7:31-37 Jesus makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Frances Casillas, Maureen Dan, Dalton Delahoussaye, and Pat Garibaldi.

May God bless them and their families.


Charismatic Renewal

San Francisco Charismatic Renewal invites you to experience Our Lord in a more personal way at the 9th Annual Holy Spirit Conference. There will be outstanding speakers, a youth program and a religious day care center. It will be held on the weekend of Oct. 7th and 8th at Riordan High School, 175 Phelan Ave., San Francisco, CA. For more information please call (415) 753-3732.


COLLECTION TOTALS FOR SUNDAY
September 3, 2006

First Collection Total - $4,262.00
Second Collection Total - $1,363.50
(Parish School)

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

Registered Families: 900

Thank you for your continued support!


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK


Sunday, September 10

8 AM

Mary Carraro (D).

10 AM

People of the Parish

Noon

Crispin Munoz (D)

5 PM

Maricar & Raymond Aspiras (TH)


Monday, September 11

8 AM

In Remembrance of all those who lost their lives on this day (SI)


Tuesday, September 12

8 AM

Crisanto D. Carmen (D)


Wednesday, September 13

8 AM

Michele & Geroaloma Abbate

5 PM


Thursday, September 14

8 AM

Jim Dekker (D)


Friday, September 15

8 AM

LaVerne Campilongo (TH)


Saturday, September 16

8 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)

5 PM

Luz Sayo Salumbides (D)


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for The Catholic Communication Campaign. Our Second Collection next week is for our Parish Improvement Fund. Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you!


Thanks to all of the Mater Dolorosa community for your gracious and warm welcome!

I will be spending my pastoral year at Mater Dolorosa and anxiously look forward to working in various ministries, as well as school and religious education programs. If my name sounds familiar, it is perhaps my uncle Bill Quinn, a priest for the Archdiocese of San Francisco for 50 plus years and former pastor of St. Veronica’s. I was fortunate enough to be born in San Francisco, educated in San Francisco and work in the surrounding communities. I am living proof that God may call you at any time. When I first thought about becoming a priest I could list dozens of reasons why it sounded crazy. God’s plan, however, is never crazy and I found myself in seminary and happier than I have ever been in my life. I have had the privilege of serving people within the Archdiocese in my prior three years in seminary and I’m grateful for those lessons. I hope that I bring all of my best talents to the good people of Mater Dolorosa Parish. I also thank you for your helping to make me a good and holy priest under the direction of Father Costello who I have known and admired. When Father Daly, Vocations Director asked me to name three parishes out of 90 within the Archdiocese, I gave him the name Mater Dolorosa not expecting that the Archbishop would readily say yes to this request. I believe it has more to do with the positive reputation and good people of Mater Dolorosa than it does with myself.

There is one aspect about me that is unique. All of my brothers and sisters and my sister-in-law are former or present employees of the government working in tax collection, so the gospel references to even tax collectors being loved by God is something I can appreciate. I only hope that in my time here, when all is completed, and particularly the fifth grade class has finished educating me, that we all may conclude that my time here was well spent.

Brother Mike Quinn
Seminarian for the Archdiocese of San Francisco


Remembering September 11, 2001

Come Holy Spirit of Love and Peace,
we long for your healing touch.
On September 11, 2001,
our country was scarred by hatred and revenge . . .
we long for your healing touch.
Hearts were broken and lives were lost,
and fear and anger prevailed. . .
we long for your healing touch.

Awaken in us, Holy Spirit,
a deep and respectful remembrance. . .
that you are a God of love, not hatred,
that you are a God of forgiveness, not revenge,
that you are a God of peace, not war.

Remembering these things, we ask you to
bless our country and all those defending
its ideals of freedom and liberty
and bring them safely home.

May your gifts of peace, love, and forgiveness
transform our hatred, anger, and fear,
so that peace on earth will be possible once again.

Come, Holy Spirit of Love and Peace,
We long for your healing touch.
Amen


viva LAS VEGAS AT MATER DOLOROSA!
parish festival news

Mater Dolorosa will be having our annual festival on September 29th—October 1st. We plan to have some new and exciting changes this year to make our festival fun for all! Our festival is a parish event, not just a school event, and we are asking for volunteers from both. Can you staff a booth, help set up, or serve food—we can use you! If you would like to help our Mater Dolorosa community in a fun way, please call Angela Rodrigues at (650) 225-7834 to volunteer your time and talents to this parish event!

We are also accepting donations for our silent auction. We would love to have donations of jewelry, glassware, giftware, liquor, and non-perishable food items that would be suitable for gift baskets. If you can help out in this way, please call Liza Bouska at (650) 218-7839. Thanks so much!

Mark your calendars for the festival—September 29th through October 1st!