Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Easter Sunday
April 8, 2007 - Bulletin

This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad.

Psalm 118

Let us pay attention to the new life around us.

First Reading:
Acts 10:34a, 37-43 Peter is an eyewitness: The Lord is risen.

Second Reading: Colossians 3:1-4 All who are baptized, set your hearts in heaven.

Gospel: John 20:1-9 Three witnesses: Mary, Peter, and John; each responds to the empty tomb.


Sunday, April 8

8 AM

People of the Parish

10 AM

Petronia Binalinbing (D)


Rosalia Rivera (D)

Monday, April 9

8:30 AM

Fortunato Ignacio (D)

Tuesday, April 10

8:30 AM

Randy Au (L)

Wednesday, April 11

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, April 12

8:30 AM

Anne Murphy (D)

Friday, April 13

8:30 AM

Eileen Costello (D)

Saturday, April 14

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Don Raver (L)

Our Parish Office will be closed on Monday, April 9th for the Easter Holiday.


Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Parish School.

Thank you!


We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Sister Teresita Capurihan, Maureen Dan, Jack Devine, Florence Farrow, Pat Garibaldi, Jovita Guajardo, Joe Hanna, Lory Manzano, Luz P. Valdez, and Carol Ver.

May God bless them.

Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


Dear Friends,

If you think of the universe as a seed, then the risen life of Jesus is the plant that sprouts from the heart of that seed. Christ’s mysterious life has been present from the beginning of the world. It is a life that overcomes all limits: death, illness, and prisons can have no power over it. On Easter Sunday, when Jesus rose from the dead, his powerful risen life burst from its seed casing, and the world, once closed, limited, and dead, began to sprout and bloom with his miraculous new life. During these next Fifty Days leading up to Pentecost Sunday, we meditate on all the accounts of people who met the risen Jesus. With Mary Magdalene, we can recognize the voice of the risen Jesus when he calls our name. With Saint Thomas the apostle, we can lift our eyes to the risen Jesus and pray: “My Lord and my God!” And when the risen Jesus asks if we love him, we can answer with Saint Peter: “Yes, Lord, you know I love you.” As we await the celebration of Pentecost, we can open our eyes and our hearts to the work of the Holy Spirit, who brings Christ’s life to the whole Church and helps us to breathe with the risen life of Jesus every time we offer ourselves to him.

Please keep the school in your prayers.

Happy Easter!

Father Brian

Our Lenten Retreat, “Come to the Table” was a beautiful day of prayer, reflection and fellowship at Mater Dolorosa. This day would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers. A very special thank you for the donation for the entire lunch goes to Rosie, and to Eleanor Rivera for supplying the cookies. Thank you Mike Quinn, you were valuable in every way. Last, but not least, thank you to the following helpers:

Catherine Berriatua
Marinel Bruemer
Lavilla Casey
Sandee Chan
May Dunleavy
Gloria Flores
Tillie Ferris
Eleanor Fuse
Terry Keller
Dorothy Pruett
\Jim Rodriquez
Joe Ventura
Helen Young

You are welcome to honor, uphold, and reaffirm the value and respect for LIFE at Mater Dolorosa Church on Friday, April 13, 2007. There will be Eucharistic Adoration from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. followed by the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 7:30 p.m.


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.

I am encouraged by the increased number of Eucharistic Ministers visiting the sick in homes and hospitals, so that anyone asking for Communion will receive the gift of God Himself. I am also mindful that people who are ministers also get sick, have other commitments, or are on vacation, etc. It is my task to centralize this information through the parish office and to replace myself with you, the generous and thoughtful parishioners of Mater Dolorosa. Anyone who may be inclined to accept the rewarding ministry of bringing the Eucharist to the sick, either at Kaiser Hospital in South San Francisco, or to the homebound, please call me at the rectory office, at 650-583-4131 ext. 31.

Thanks, Mike Quinn, Seminarian