Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 18, 2007 - Bulletin

The Lord is kind and merciful.

Psalm 103


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
Be merciful and forgiving, even when it would be easier not to.

First Reading:
1 Samuel 26:2, 7-9, 12-13, 22-23 David found Saul in a deep sleep, but would not harm him.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:45-49 We shall bear the image of the heavenly Adam.

Gospel: Luke 6:27-38 Give to everyone who asks of you. Lend expecting nothing back.


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 Luz P. Valdez.

May God bless them and their families.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, February 18

8 AM

People of the Parish

10 AM

Agatha Moran (D)

Noon

Don Raver (L)

5 PM

Dorothy Montero (D)


Monday, February 19

8:30 AM

Agatha Moran (D)


Tuesday, February 20

8:30 AM

George & Klementina Martinic (D)


Wednesday, February 21

8:30 AM

Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriguez (D)

Noon

Jim & Eileen Costello

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Thursday, February 22

8:30 AM

Don & Elizabeth Raver (L)


Friday, February 23

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, February 24

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Pablo & Juana Rodriguez (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - February 11, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,836.50
Second Collection Total - $ 1,858.00 (Parish Improvement)

New Families Registered in our Parish This Week—2
Total Registered Families: 897

Thank you for your continued support!

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

Thank you!


CATHOLIC CHARITIES CYO “LOAVES & FISHES” Sunday is next week—February 25th. Let’s support the social services agency of the Catholic Church by donating generously next week on Catholic Charities CYO Sunday. Eighty-six cents of every dollar we contribute goes directly into programs that provide relief to homeless families, ailing seniors, immigrants, the working poor, troubled teens, and many other clients in need in San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin counties.

Our donations will change someone’s life.


Our Parish Office will be closed on Monday, February 19th in observance of President’s Day. We will return on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.

Dear Friends,

I am pleased to announce that so far, 50 parishioners have committed a total of $10,000 to this year’s Archbishop’s Annual Appeal towards our assessment of $43,500.

Our support of the Archbishop’s Appeal is important to the physical and spiritual well-being of many of our Catholic friends and neighbors, it helps us work with other faiths, and it enables us to evangelize those who have not heard the Good News of Jesus as of yet.

The money raised in this Appeal enables the Archdiocese to conduct programs and ministries that are well beyond what any single parish could do alone. Through the Appeal, we help minister to youth and to young adults, to seniors and to families, to the sick and the disadvantaged. We also train priests and deacons, and we care for our retired and infirmed priests. The Appeal helps the Archbishop provide tuition assistance, hospital chaplains, Respect Life Activities, and other Archdiocesan services and ministries that benefit every parish and mission.

Please note: None of this money will be used in conjunction with the settling of sexual abuse cases.

It is also important to recall that every dollar raised in excess of our parish assessment will be used to meet the particular needs of our parish. These needs include a new floor for the Hall, getting the Kindergarten classroom fixed, and buying a new Church Sign at the corner of Willow and Miller Streets.

If you have not had a chance to make your gift, please do so today. Both Archbishop Niederauer and myself thank you.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


LENTEN SEASON at MATER DOLOROSA

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 8:30a.m. and the other at 7:30p.m.
  3. During the Fridays of Lent, we will have Stations of the Cross at 7:30p.m., followed by Benediction.
The following information may be helpful in preparation for Lent:

Abstinence

Everyone fourteen years of age and older is bound to abstain from meat on ASH WEDNESDAY, the FRIDAYS of Lent, and GOOD FRIDAY.

Fast

Everyone eighteen years of age and older, but under the age of sixty, is also bound to fast on ASH WEDNESDAY and GOOD FRIDAY. On these two days, the law of fast allows only one full meal a day, but does not prohibit taking some food during the day, so long as this does not constitute another full meal. Drinking liquids during the day is permitted. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In the spirit of penance, the faithful should not lightly excuse themselves from this obligation.


CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY AT MATER DOLOROSA

Remember, on St. Patrick’s Day EVERYONE IS IRISH for a day. What better way to join in the fun than a traditional dinner. The great cooks of our parish will be serving salad, corned beef and cabbage, and dessert after the 6:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, March 17th. The cost for dinner is $15.00 per person. We plan to have a little entertainment to go along with the dinner. Please call in your reservations to Kathy Dunleavy at 589-233. See you there!