Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Second Sunday of Lent
March 4, 2007 - Bulletin

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Psalm 27


It is we who are to be transformed.

First Reading:
Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 The Lord made a covenant with Abram.

Second Reading: Philippians 3:17—4:1 [3:20—4:1] Our citizenship is in heaven.

Gospel: Luke 9:28b-36 Atop a mountain, Jesus was transfigured before Peter, James, and John.


We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Jack Devine, Florence Farrow, Jovita Guajardo, Joe Hanna, Lory Manzano, and Luz P. Valdez. May God bless them and their families.


Sunday, March 4

8 AM

Rodolfo David (D)

10 AM

Don & Elizabeth Raver


Agatha Moran (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, March 5

8:30 AM

Agatha Moran (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

Tuesday, March 6

8:30 AM

Charles Reid (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, March 7

8:30 AM

Helen Villasica (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, March 8

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, March 9

8:30 AM

Leonard Ostiowski

7:30 PM

Stations of the Cross/Benediction

Saturday, March 10

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Ramon & Elena Contreras (D)

February 25, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,810.50
Second Collection Total - $ 1,955.00 (Catholic Charities)

New Families Registered in our Parish This Week—2
Total Registered Families: 904

Thank you for your continued support!

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

Thank you!


May all beings everywhere plagued with sufferings of body and mind quickly be freed from their illnesses. May those frightened cease to be afraid, and may those bound be free. May the powerless find power, and may people think of befriending one another. May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wilderness—the children, the aged, the unprotected—be guarded by beneficent celestials, and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

Dear Friends,

CONGRATULATIONS! We did it! As of last Sunday, you have pledged to the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal $44,697, surpassing our goal of $43,500. May I kindly remind you that any money you now give to the Annual Appeal, will be used for some much needed improvements here in our parish. You are the best!

Have a great week!

Father Brian


A One-Day Parish Retreat and Gathering. All parishioners are invited and encouraged to attend a special one-day retreat, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday, March 31, 2007 in the Parish Hall. The theme of the retreat is “The Mystical Humanity of Christ and the Eucharistic Faith of Mary .” 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.

Prepare for Easter and experience spiritual healing.
Please continue to save Box Tops 4

Education from General Mills and other participating products (Kleenex, Saran Wrap, Ziploc, etc.) and Campbell’s Labels for Education. Labels and box tops can be turned in to the school office or dropped in the Sunday offertory collection basket. Thank you for the support of our school.


Sister Teresita, the Principal of our school informed me last December 12th that she would not be returning to Mater Dolorosa School. This decision was made between Sister and her Provincial Superior in the Philippines without consulting either myself or the Archdiocese. Respecting Sister’s request, I could not make this information public until now. I wish Sister well in her future endeavors and thank her for her two years of service to Mater Dolorosa School.

Father Brian

Remember, on St. Patrick’s Day EVERYONE IS IRISH . 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 5:00 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 589-8233. See you there!