Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Third Sunday of Advent
December 17, 2006 - Bulletin

Cry out with joy and gladness: For among you is the great and Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 12:6


THEME OF OUR LITURGY:

The promise of peace, the peace beyond all understand, is now within our grasp.


First Reading: Zephaniah 3:14-18a Your God will sing joyfully because of you, as one sings at festivals.

Second Reading: Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: Rejoice!

Gospel: Luke 3:10-18 Whoever has two cloaks should share with the person who has none. Whoever who has good should do likewise.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, December 17

8 AM

Sally Orta (D)

10 AM

Pietro Malatesta (D)

Noon

Antonino Palomba (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish


Monday, December 18

8:30 AM

People of the Parish


Tuesday, December 19

8:30 AM

Laura & Rey Galarza (SI)


Wednesday, December 20

8:30 AM

Kevin McKenna (D)

5 PM

Mrs. Herrera (D)


Thursday, December 21

8:30 AM

Valentino Dobrich


Friday, December 22

8:30 AM

Joseph & Carlos Vergara (SI)


Saturday, December 23

8:30 AM

People of the Parish

5 PM

Joe Iskra (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - December 10, 2006

First Collection Total - $3,928.00
Second Collection Total - $1,250.50 (Parish Improvement)

Cost of running the parish this week— $5,760.00
Registered Families: 929
Registered Families who support the parish: 469

Thank you for your continued support!


Please keep in your prayers. . . . . . . .
Marilyn Branuchizzi, David Hernandez and Antonino Palomba.
AS A PARISH COMMUNITY
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.


Interested in Becoming a Eucharistic Minister?

If you would like to serve God by becoming a Eucharistic Minister at Mater Dolorosa Church, please contact Sister Agnes at 650-244-9764. It is a great way to serve our Lord and our Church!


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our School Improvement Fund. Please be as generous as possible.

Dear Friends,

Congratulations to Angela and Bettina on a wonderful job they did putting on the two Christmas Concerts last weekend. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you!

Congratulations also are due to the 8th grade Boy’s Basketball Team who won the B Division South City Championship last weekend. Good going, guys!

I am looking for a few good men interested in joining the Knights of Columbus. So far, we have 20 parishioners, but we need a few more. If interested, please call Bert Nocum, Grand Knight at St. Augustine’s, at 650-878-0617. He will be able to explain to you what the Knights are all about.

Since Father Padazinski was named to the post of Chancellor for the Archdiocese, people have asked me what exactly a Chancellor does. The Chancellor is responsible for canonical (church) affairs and is the official notary of the Archdiocese. He oversees the statistical reports of the Archdiocese for official directories, and supervises the work of professionals who maintain the Archdiocesan Archives. Father Padazinski adds: “I do anything the Archbishop wants me to do.” Amen to that!

We just got our goal for the 2007 Annual Appeal: $44,000. Last year you may recall it was $29,000., a difference of $15,000. The goal is reached by taxing us 18% on our Sunday collections. Our collections are up and thus, so is our Annual Appeal Goal. More about this after the holidays.

A reminder that we have an Advent Penance Service this coming Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

Happy Third Week of Advent!
Father Brian

Thank you to Cathy Rosia and all her helpers for the Bingo Luncheon, and Bettina Yap and all her musicians, for the Christmas Concert. Both events raised money for the parish and the school, but more importantly, brought a spirit of joy to our parish during this beautiful Christmas season at Mater Dolorosa. Thank you to all who volunteered their time and talents to bring these enjoyable events to our parish.



Christmas Confessions
Advent Penance Service:
Tuesday, Dec. 19th, 7:30 p.m.
Individual Confessions:
Saturday, Dec. 23rd, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Simbang Gabi Mass
Friday, Dec. 22nd, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 24th:
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon (No Evening Sunday Mass)

Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec. 24th:
5:00 p.m. (Children’s Mass)
10:00 p.m. (Midnight Mass)
Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25th:
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon
No Evening Mass


CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR JESUS’ BIRTH

Please join the Mater Dolorosa School community to celebrate the birthday of our Lord Jesus Christ by partaking in this blessed event. Children from the school will be performing traditional Christmas carols and spreading good cheer to families, friends and parishioners! Join us on Monday, December 18th, 6:30 p.m., at Mater Dolorosa Church.

There is no admission fee, but whatever amount you wish to donate is greatly appreciated. All funds will go towards support of the school. We hope you will unite with us in coming together as a true Christian community to bring out the spirit of the Christmas season!