Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 21, 2007 - Bulletin

Your words, Lord, are Spirit and life.

Psalm 19

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me.

First Reading:
Nehemiah 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10 Do not be saddened this day, for rejoicing in the Lord must be your strength.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-30 [12-14, 27] In one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.

Gospel: Luke 1:1-4; 4:14-21 The Spirit of the Lord has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives.


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

May God bless them and their families.


Sunday, January 21

8 AM

Rudy Molina (D)

10 AM

People of the Parish


Dwight Hodges (D)

5 PM

Frances Broock (D)

Monday, January 22

8:30 AM

Cris Banayad (D)

Tuesday, January 23

8:30 AM

Raymund Nazario (TH)

Wednesday, January 24

8:30 AM

Leonor B. Munoz (TH)

Thursday, January 25

8:30 AM

8:30 a.m. Helen Villasica (D)

Friday, January 26

8:30 AM

Rodrico Castolo (D)

Saturday, January 27

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Priest’s Intention

Our second collection this Sunday will be for our Parish Improvement Fund. Next Sunday our collection will be for our School Improvement Fund.

Thank you!

COLLECTION TOTALS - January 14, 2007

First Collection Total - $4,268.50
Second Collection Total - $1,450.50 (Black and Indian Missions)

Cost of running the parish this week— $5,760.00
Registered Families: 905
Registered Families who support the parish: 469

Thank you for your continued support!

All Members of St. Vincent de Paul Society and their clients would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the parishioners, parents, students, and faculty members of the Mater Dolorosa Community for their generous donations of Target Gift Cards, necessity items, and money, throughout the year.

Thanks to your kindness and compassion, the needy had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year. Donations of money goes towards rent assistance, utilities, furniture, clothing, transportation, and medical needs. Thanks again for your generosity and may God bless you!



Last autumn, in accordance with California’s mandatory child abuse reporting law and the policy of the Archdiocese of San Francisco, a suspicion of possible child abuse involving Father Caverte was promptly reported to the South San Francisco Police Department. Father Caverte was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into the matter.

Based on published statements made by the police department, no criminal misconduct was found to have taken place. The matter was also reviewed by the Archdiocesan Independent Review Board and its finding was that the behavior did not constitute sexual abuse under the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. However, both the Independent Review Board and Archbishop George Niederauer concluded that Father Caverte’s pattern of interactions with middle grade level students was inconsistent with the Archdiocese’s Standards of Conduct for Those Working With Children and Young People—most notable item number 16. That item emphasizes the need for careful boundaries concerning physical contact with minors and the specific need for adults in ministry to recognize that they should not assume that a child is comfortable with a hug, an embrace, or other physical contact initiated by an adult.

Father Caverte will be returning to full priestly ministry at Mater Dolorosa and will receive sensitivity training in this area of boundary issues. The Archdiocese appreciates and respects those students and parents who came forward to express their concerns.

The Archdiocese of San Francisco
Office of the Auxiliary Bishop

Your Generous Contribution Dollars
at Work at Mater Dolorosa

Thank you to all the generous members of the Mater Dolorosa Community. Without you these improvements could not be made to our school, church, rectory, and convent. . The following upgrades just about completes the list of the many large improvements made in 2006:

  • Installed new emergency/exit lights in the school with battery back-up.
  • Installed new carpeting in the school entrance way and faculty lounge.
  • Cut damaged tree branches on trees in the rear of the school.
  • Repaired holes in convent ceilings and painted.
  • New lighting fixtures in the parish hall.

Due to recent changes in the tax laws, beginning with contributions made in 2007, parishioners who itemize deductions on their tax returns will no longer be able to deduct contributions to the parish (or any other non-profit or charity) unless they maintain a bank record or written contribution statement from the parish or other charity. If you wish to ensure deductibility of your contributions to the parish, please use a check or maintain a copy of a statement showing a direct deposit taken from your account and provided to the parish. You can also use our parish envelopes. The parish will track contributions made using those envelopes and will, upon request, produce a written statement of contributions made during a given tax year. Canceled checks and other bank records are also sufficient documentation.

The parish cannot track cash contributions not made via our envelopes.