Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 8, 2006 - Bulletin

“May the Lord bless us all the days of our lives”

Psalm 128

“Let the children come to me; Do no prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
- Mark 10:14

First Reading:
Genesis 2:18-24 The man said, “This one is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; this one shall be called “woman”.

Second Reading: Hebrews 2:9-11 He who consecrates and those who are being consecrated all have one origin.

Gospel: Mark 10:2-16 [2-12] Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.


We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Dalton Delahoussaye, Jack Devine, Florence Farrow, Lory Manzano, and Frances Wood.

May God bless them, and their families.

First Collection Total - $5,268.50

Second Collection Total - $1,691.00
(School Collection)

Cost of running the Parish for the week: $6,300.00

Registered Families: 900

Registered Families who support the parish: 450

Thank you for your continued support!


Sunday, October 8

8 AM

Mary Carraro (D)

10 AM

Feliciano & Maria Lapaz Pineda (D)


People of the Parish

5 PM

Josefine Quirindongo (D)

Monday, October 9

8:30 AM

Edna Gruner

Tuesday, October 10

8:30 AM

Jose L. Bautista (D)

Wednesday, October 11

8:30 AM

Agatha Moran (H)

5 PM

People of the Parish

Thursday, October 12

8:30 AM

Don Powelson (D)

Friday, October 13

8:30 AM

Christopher Myhra (D)

Saturday, October 14

8:30 AM

Fernando & Gregoria Tominband

5:30 PM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the Parish Improvement Fund. Our Second Collection next week is for The School Improvement Fund. Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you!

This past week was one of the worst weeks of my life. On Wednesday, at the Town Hall Meeting, I was called a “racist” by one of the parishioners. On Thursday, our cook, Frances Wood, fell and broke her wrist in the rectory kitchen. She will be out for four months. Then, to top it off, on Friday someone in the school filed a report against Father Caverte. Can it get any worse? I jokingly tell people that that’s why I make the big bucks, but beneath the joke, my heart is breaking over what is happening in our parish.

I know change is hard for some of you and I know for others, I am moving too fast. I do respect your views, but as I said at the Town Hall Meeting, the old ways of doing things are not working and have not worked for the past 20 to 30 years. We are faced with a challenge: We either change or die. It really is that simple. The last thing any of us want to see is the parish or the school die. We either pull together as a parish or we die on the vine. The choice belongs to all of us. There are a lot of good things going on around here. Please don’t become one of those negative people who want to tear down because they are not getting their way. We are all called to build up rather than tear down.

Please continue to remember Father Caverte and everyone involved in this report in your prayers. I can’t even imagine what they are going through right now. If I get any news from the Archdiocese, I will pass it on to you.

A big thank you to all those who helped put on our Parish Festival last weekend. Special thanks go to Liza Bouska, Angela Rodriguez, and Bill Ruggiero who began working on the festival way back in January. We probably made around what we made last year ($20,000), but even more important than that, it brought the Mater Dolorosa community together. Both children and adults had a good time. In the long run, that’s what it is all about.

Together we can accomplish much. Let us continue to build up this wonderful parish that God has entrusted to us.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


This parish is a treasure with a great school, great teachers and the world’s best students! I have volunteered to coordinate Eucharistic Ministers to visit Catholics requesting Communion at Kaiser Hospital. CALLING ALL EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, of all ages, for HELP in this endeavor! Please contact Mike Quinn at the rectory at (650) 583-4131 ext. 31 if interested.

Thanks, Brother Mike

Sunday, October 8th - 1:00 p.m.

Join us at Mater Dolorosa Church for the annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Please bring all your critters to the front of the church where you will receive a beautiful certificate suitable for framing.


CCD classes began on September 19th, and run through May 15 for grades 1-6. The classes are on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

For grades 7 & 8, classes begin on Oct. 10th and run through May 15th, and take place Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Please contact Sister Bernard Joseph at 589-4448 for more information.