Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 18, 2007 - Bulletin

Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Psalm 34


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
In Christ Jesus we are reconciled to the Father and one another.

First Reading: Joshua 5:9a, 10-12 The Israelites ate of the yield of the land of Canaan.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Whoever is in Christ is a new creation.

Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11-32 This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY
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.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, March 18

8 AM

Loretta Erbacher (D)

10 AM

Robert M. O’Malley (D)

Noon

John Lagomarsino (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish


Monday, March 19

8:30 AM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family.

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Tuesday, March 20

8:30 AM

Jacqueline Drago (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, March 21

8:30 AM

Gerald Gudaitis (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Thursday, March 22

8:30 AM

Dorothea Douglas (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Friday, March 23

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

7:30 PM

Stations of the Cross/Benediction


Saturday, March 24

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Amanda Olivo (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - March 11, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,930.50
Second Collection Total - $ 2,011.00 (Parish Improvement)

Families who contributed to AAA 2007 — 252
Total Pledged: $50,177.00!

Thank you for your continued support!


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Catholic Relief Services.
Next Sunday our collection will be for the support of our Parish School.

Thank you!

THE MUSLIM PRAYER FOR PEACE

In the name of Allah, the beneficent, the merciful. Praise be to the Lord of the Universe who has created us and made us into tribes and nations, that we may know each other, not that we may despise each other. If the enemy incline towards peace, do thou also incline towards peace, and trust in God, for the Lord is the one that heareth and knoweth all things. And the servants of God, Most Gracious are those who walk on the Earth in humility, and when we address them, we say
“PEACE”.


Dear Friends,

Our school is going through some bad times right now. As of today, the school will be opening in the fall. If things change, I will talk to everyone first before any decisions are made. Please keep the school, as well as our kids, in your prayers. God willing, we will pull through these tough times together.

Bishop John Wester was installed as the new Bishop of Salt Lake City this past Wednesday. Father Padazinski was able to go to the installation. Bishop John has been a friend of mine for many years now. In fact, we went to Our Lady of Mercy together as well as the seminary. He has also been a good friend of Mater Dolorosa as well. Congratulations, Bishop John, on your new assignment. I will miss you along with all the parishioners here at Mater Dolorosa.

Please remember our one-day retreat coming Saturday, March 31st, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Hall. I couldn’t think of a better way to prepare for Holy Week and Easter than by participating in this retreat. See you there!

Have a great Fourth Week of Lent!

Father Brian


EASTER SCHEDULE AT MATER DOLOROSA

Easter Confessions:
Penance Service at St. Veronica’s, Monday, April 2nd, at 7:30 p.m.
Individual Confessions: Saturday, April 7th, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Palm Sunday, April 1st:
Vigil Mass: Saturday, March 31st at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon, and 5:00 p.m.
Palms will be distributed after all the Masses

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week:
Mass at 8:30 a.m.

Holy Thursday, April 5th:
Pot Luck Dinner in the Hall: 6:00 p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper: 7:30 p.m.
Visit the Blessed Sacrament in the
Convent Chapel until 10:00 p.m.

Good Friday, April 6th:
Stations of the Cross at 1:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Liturgical Service at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Easter Sunday, April 8th:
Vigil Mass: Saturday, April 7th at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12:00 Noon
(No Sunday Evening Mass)

Divine Mercy Sunday, April 15th:
Vigil Mass: Saturday, April 14th, at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Masses: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon, and 5:00 p.m.
Confessions: 3:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Holy Hour: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.