Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
January 7, 2007 - Bulletin

Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Psalm 72


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
It may take a persistent journey for us to come upon the true appearance of God’s glory in our lives: Jesus Christ.

First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The Lord shines upon you and the glory of the Lord appears over you.

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 The Gentiles are coheirs, copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Magi from the east arrived, looking for the newborn king of the Jews.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY
We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Jack Devine, Florence Farrow, Jovita Guajardo, Lory Manzano, Bob Reid and Luz P. Valdez.

May God bless them and their families.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, January 7

8 AM

Rudy Molina (D)

10 AM

Giovanni McNab (SI)

Noon

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

People of the Parish


Monday, January 8

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Tuesday, January 9

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, January 10

8:30 AM

Rubin Flores (D)


Thursday, January 11

8:30 AM

Vera Campi (D)


Friday, January 12

8:30 AM

Walter Stugura (D)


Saturday, January 13

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Priest’s Intention


COLLECTION TOTALS

December 24, 2006
First Collection Total - $5,076.50

December 31, 2006
First Collection Total - $5,470.00
Second Collection Total - $1,420.00 (St. Vincent DePaul Society)

Christmas 2006 Collection
Collection Total - $16,704.00

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!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish School. Next weekend, the Church is asking your support of the National Collection for Black and Indian Missions in the United States. The need for Evangelization programs is so important to our Church in this changing world. Please be generous. Thank you for whatever you can give, and God bless you.

Thank you!


Thank You Mater Dolorosa Parish

Thank you for your donation of $2,013.00 towards the work of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. We are grateful for your parish’s strong support of the Campaign, as we assist the Church to help poor and low-income people help themselves out of poverty by funding community-based, self-help and economic development projects.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development

The Proclamation of the Date of Easter on Epiphany:

Dear brothers and sisters, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us,
and shall ever be manifest among us, until the day of his return.
Through the rhythms of times and seasons let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.

Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Triduum of the Lord:
his last supper, his crucifixion, his burial, and his rising celebrated
between the evening of the 5th day of April
and the evening of the 8th day of April.

Each Easter—as on each Sunday—
the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed
by which Christ has forever conquered sin and death.

From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, will occur on the 21st day of February.
The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on the 20th day of May.
Pentecost, the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter,
will be celebrated on the 27th day of May
and this year the First Sunday of Advent will be on the 2nd day of December.

Likewise, the pilgrim Church proclaims the Passover of Christ
in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints,
and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.

To Jesus Christ, who was, who is, and who is to come,
Lord of time and history, be endless praise, for ever and ever.

Amen!


Your Generous Contribution Dollars at Work at Mater Dolorosa.

In upcoming bulletins, we want to thank and update the generous members of the Mater Dolorosa family as to the parish and school improvements made possible by your donations. The following is a partial list of the many improvements made in 2006:

  • New Roof on Convent
  • New Roof on Rectory with Skylights
  • Replaced Broken Ovens in Rectory
  • Repaired/Replaced 38 toilets/sinks, etc. in school bathrooms & classrooms
  • Refinished water fountain in rear of school
  • Removed unsafe electrical fixtures from the school
  • Repaired and replaced all broken stained glass windows in the church

More to come in future bulletins. . . . . . .


Thank you to the following families for your contribution to the altar flowers this Christmas:

Alarcon Family
Bolfanho Family
Broock Family
Chan Family
Corvera Family
Delahoussaye Family
Dunleavy Family
Grech Family
Lamano Family
Lopiccolo Family
Pacheco Family
Szwed Family
Tingin Family

A Special thank-you to Violetta Carnero for her donation of altar flowers and plants year round.