Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 4, 2007 - Bulletin

In the sight of the angels I will sing your praises, Lord.

Psalm 138

They left everything and Followed Him..

First Reading:
Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8 Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts!

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 God’s grace to me has not been ineffective.

Gospel: Luke 5:1-11 The crowd was pressing in on Jesus and listening to the word of God.

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

May God bless them and their families.


Sunday, February 4

8 AM

People of the Parish

10 AM

Agatha Moran (D)


Josue Zendejas (D)

5 PM

Priest’s Intention

Monday, February 5

8:30 AM

Deceased Members of the G.T. Uccelli Family

Tuesday, February 6

8:30 AM

Milton Tucker (D)

Wednesday, February 7

8:30 AM

Agatha Moran (D)

Thursday, February 8

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, February 9

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, February 10

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Paz Garcia (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - January 28, 2007

First Collection Total - $5,303.50
Second Collection Total - $1,751.00
(School Improvement)

Cost of running the parish this week— $5,760.00

Registered Families: 907

Registered Families who support the parish: 496

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday will be for the support of our Parish School. Next Sunday our collection will be for our Parish Improvement Fund.

Thank you!


Spend the day with Jesus and His Mother. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend a special one-day retreat, 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2007 in the Parish Hall. The theme of the retreat is “The Eucharistic Faith of Mary and the Mystical Humanity of Christ.”

Our Parish retreat leader, Michael McDevitt, recently led the San Francisco Archdiocesan retreat for over 500 people. This promises to be a very prayerful event for our Parish. Participants will receive a customized booklet of reflections. A light lunch will be provided. For reservations, call the rectory at 583-4131. The fee is a voluntary donation.


Dear Friends,

This week marks the beginning of the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 2007 (AAA). Our parish assessment is $43,500. All money donated in excess of this assessment will be returned to the parish to meet our needs. Some ways we might use those funds are:

1) repairing our Kindergarten Classroom;

2) installing a new floor for the Church Hall; 3) erecting a new Church Sign at the corner of Miller and Willow. During this past year, we have listed many of the improvements done around here because of your generosity. Last year our assessment was $29.500. The good people of Mater Dolorosa contributed over $85,000.

This past week, all registered parishioners received a letter from me along with a brochure that explains the programs and services funded by the Annual Appeal. If you look closely at the pictures in the brochure, you will see our very own Father Padazinski at work in the Marriage Tribunal Office. This past year, I used the Tribunal at least a half dozen times in order to straighten out people’s marriages. The Tribunal is directly funded by the AAA.

On Sunday, February 11th, I will give my annual talk on the Appeal. The following Sunday, February 18th, I will conduct an in-pew opportunity to complete those forms. Through the Appeal, we join with other parishes in the greater Archdiocese in ministering to youth, seniors, families, the sick, and disadvantaged. The Appeal also helps to train priests, such as our own Mike Quinn, deacons, such as Alex Aragon, and our retired priests, such as Father O’Donnell. The Annual Appeal also helps the Archbishop provide seminary tuition assistance, hospital chaplains, and Archdiocesan services and ministries that benefit every parish and mission.

If you gave to the Appeal last year, I ask you to please give again. If you did not give, please consider doing so this year. Remember: no amount you give is too small. Thank you for all you do, and continue to do, to help make Mater Dolorosa the best parish in the Archdiocese.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 21st. May I kindly remind you of the different services we will be having during Lent:

  1. We will have three Masses on Ash Wednesday: 8:30a.m., 12 Noon, and 7:30p.m.
  2. During the weekdays of Lent (Monday through Thursday), we will have two Masses: One at 8:30 a.m. and the other at 7:30 p.m.
  3. During the Fridays of Lent, we will have Stations of the Cross at 7:30p.m., followed by Benediction.
Please consider participating in any of these services.
We get out of Lent as much as we put in. Thank you!