Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
October 22, 2006 - Bulletin

“Lord, let your mercy be on us, As we place our trust in you.”

Psalm 33

Jesus has paid our ransom to ensure that we will share in the Kingdom.

First Reading: Isaiah 53:10-11 My servant shall justify many, and their guilt he shall bear.

Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16 Let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

Gospel: Mark 10:35-45 [42-45] Whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.


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 - $5,432.50

Second Collection Total - $1179.00
(School Improvement)

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

Registered Families: 917

Registered Families who support the parish: 450

Thank you for your continued support!


I’m sure by now you have noticed our new bulletin cover, with all our new updated information regarding staff, contact numbers, and our E-mail addresses. The picture of our Lady of Sorrows on the cover is very beautiful in color, and we would like to have it appear in three colors as soon as possible. Our representative, John Strohmeier, will be here next weekend from J. S. Paluch (our bulletin company) to talk to any of the people in our parish who may be business owners willing to advertise on the back of our bulletin. The more advertising spaces we fill up, the faster we will be publishing in color. John will be available after every Mass on October 28th & 29th. If you would like to place your business advertisement in Mater Dolorosa’s parish bulletin, please see John after Mass next weekend.


Sunday, October 22

8 AM

Mary Teakle (TH)

10 AM

People of the Parish


Roberto Hennandez Cordero

5 PM

Michael A. Leveroni (D)

Monday, October 23

8:30 AM

Rachael Fulton (SI)

Tuesday, October 24

8:30 AM

Crisanta Orense (D)

Wednesday, October 25

8:30 AM

Helen Villasica (D)

5 PM

Ian Ordaz (D)

Thursday, October 26

8:30 AM

Elke Gabler (D)

Friday, October 27

8:30 AM

Nell Kennedy

Saturday, October 29

8:30 AM

Gabriel Angeles (TH)

5 PM

Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriguez (D)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for World Mission Sunday. Our Second Collection next week will be to support the St. Vincent De Paul Society . Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you!

Some upcoming dates you should be made aware of:

Sat., Oct. 28th: Archdiocesan Lector Workshop Meeting in the hall from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sun. Oct. 29th: Children’s Halloween Mass at 10:00 a.m. Children come in their Halloween costumes, minus masks, guns, and knives.

Tues., Oct. 31st: Halloween candy given out at the rectory to all Trick or Treators from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Wed., Nov. 1st: All Saints Day/ Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:30 a.m., 12 Noon, & 7:30 p.m.

Thurs., Nov. 2nd: All Souls Day. Masses at 8:30 a.m., 12 Noon, & 7:30 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 4th: Mater Dolorosa Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

Sun., Nov. 5th: Remembrance Mass for all parishioners who have died this past year at 10:00 a.m.

Tues., Nov. 7th: Election Day: Go out and vote!

Sat., Nov. 11th: San Tinig Choir Concert in the church at 7:00 p.m. Please call Blessy for tickets at 650-270-6146.

Sun., Nov. 12th: Initiation Mass for First Communion children at 10:00 a.m.

Sun., Nov. 19th: Campaign for Human Development, Second Collection.

Like most of you, I have heard the ugly rumors and misinformation about Father Caverte, myself, and members of the school staff. As much as I would like to say something, the Archdiocese has told me not to say anything for fear it might jeopardize the Father Caverte Investigation. I will follow the Archdiocese’s advice and keep quiet knowing that the truth will eventually come out.

A big “thank-you” to the following ladies who helped stuff the All Souls letter you got this past week: Mae Dunleavy, Lona Eichhorn, Donna Sartori, and Pearl Valencia. These ladies were here almost all day Tuesday helping me to help you. It’s because of people like this that I am proud to be a part of Mater Dolorosa Parish.  

Have a great week!

Father Brian

Joan Lopiccolo received the Ozanam Service Medallion at a special St. Vincent de Paul awards brunch on Saturday, October 14th. Since 1991, Joan has been an active member of the Mater Dolorosa St. Vincent de Paul Conference and also serves on the Restorative Justice Committee, where she regularly visits the incarcerated. The Ozanam Award, named for Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is the highest honor given annually to San Mateo County Vincentians to recognize exemplary service to our neighbors in need.


Our parish will be offering he Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on Saturday, November 4th, in the All Saints Mausoleum Chapel at Holy Cross Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. You are invited to join Father Brian, our 10 o’clock Sunday Choir, and your fellow parishioners in offering this special Mass for your relatives, friends, and deceased parishioners buried here. This Mass will provide us with an excellent opportunity to pray for the souls of the faithful departed during this month of All Souls. We hope that many of you will be able to join us.