Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
November 26, 2006 - Bulletin

The Lord is king; he is robed in majesty..

Psalm 93

We are challenged to walk away from the world so that we might inherit our share of God’s Kingdom.

First Reading:
Daniel 7:13-14 One like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship.

Second Reading: Revelation 1:5-8 Jesus Christ is the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead.

Gospel: John 18:33b-37 For this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.


We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially:Maureen Dan, Jack Devine, Florence Farrow, Jovita Guajardo, Lory Manzano, and Bob Reid.

May God bless them and their families.


A big “thank-you” to all of the people who are Eucharistic Ministers and volunteers who visit the patients at Kaiser SSF regularly. I am looking towards expanding this ministry with Bob and Pearl Valencia. With a positive response from the good Mater Dolorosa people, we will be able to bring Communion to the sick and homebound throughout the holidays.

Please call me at the rectory at 583-4131, ext. 31, so that we can give out assignments.

Thank you—Mike Quinn, Seminarian

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of our Parish School.

Please be as generous as possible.

Please welcome Father Bob White. Father Bob will be speaking at all the Masses this weekend about Food for the Poor. No collection will be taken up, only information given out.

Saturday, December 2nd: Santa’s Breakfast in the Hall from 9:00a.m. to 12 Noon.

Sunday, December 3rd: A visit from St. Nicholas at the 10:00 a.m. Mass.


Mark your calendar for these special events!


Sunday, November 26

8 AM

Vincente & Josefa Dela Torre (D)

10 AM

People of the Parish


Filemon & Celerina King (D)

5 PM

Elizabeth Grech (D)

Monday, November 27

8:30 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)

Tuesday, November 28

8:30 AM

Mark C. Mayes (D)

Wednesday, November 29

8:30 AM

James Hickey (D)

5 PM

Gene Udovich (D)

Thursday, November 30

8:30 AM

Pedro Dimapilis (D)

Friday, December 1

8:30 AM

Alice Gruner

Saturday, December 2

8:30 AM

Mark Mayer (D)

5 PM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of our Parish School.

Please be as generous as possible.

Dear Friends,

Last year I wrote a special letter for Thanksgiving using a column that Dear Abby wrote many years ago. One might say that you parishioners gobbled it up. In any case, it was so well received that I have decided to use it again this year.

“Thanksgiving was this past Thursday, so take a few minutes to think about what you have to be thankful for. How’s your health? No so good? Well, thank God you’ve lived this long. A lot of people haven’t. You’re hurting? Thousands-maybe millions are hurting more. (Have you ever visited a veteran’s hospital? Or a rehabilitation clinic for handicapped children?) If you awakened this morning and were able to hear the birds sing, use your vocal chords to utter human sounds, walk to the breakfast table on two good legs, and read the newspaper with two good eyes—Praise the Lord! A lot of people couldn’t. How’s your pocketbook? Thin? Well, most of the living world is a lot poorer. No pensions. No welfare. No food stamps. No Social Security. In fact, one-third of the people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight. Are you lonely? The way to have a friend is to be one. If nobody calls you, call them. Go out of your way to do something nice for somebody. It’s a sure cure for the blues. Are you concerned about your country’s future? Hooray! Our system has been saved by such concern. Concern for honesty in government, concern for peace, and concern for fair play under the law. Our country may not be a rose garden, but it also is not a patch of weeds. Freedom rings! Look and listen. You can still worship at the church of your choice, cast a secret ballot, and even criticize your government without fearing a knock on the head or a knock at the door at midnight. And if you want to live under a different system, you are free to go. There are no walls or fences—nothing to keep you here. As a final thought, I’ll repeat my Thanksgiving Prayer:

O, heavenly Father: We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry
We thank Thee for health and remember the sick
We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless
We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved
May these remembrances stir us to service
That Thy gifts to us may be used for others. Amen.” 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and may God bless you and yours!

Father Brian


'Tis the season for celebration! Bring your family and friends to the 2nd Annual Parish Christmas benefit concert, "Carols, Classics & Broadway," featuring our own Mater Dolorosa Hallelujah Chorale and Children's Ensemble under the musical direction of Angie C. Pasamba.December 8, Friday, and December 9, Saturday. 7:30 p.m., MD Church, $10.00 (advance) $15.00 (at the door).

Tickets now available at the Rectory and School office!

Mater Dolorosa Annual Christmas Bingo Luncheon

Saturday December 9, 2006
12 Noon—3:00 p.m. - Parish Hall
Delicious Luncheon
* Bingo for Prizes
The Bingo Luncheon is always a sellout,
so make sure to reserve early!
$15.00 for adults/ $7.50 for kids

Call Kathleen Dunleavy for reservations at 589-8233