Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Divine Mercy Sunday
April 15, 2007 - Bulletin

Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.

Psalm 118

Like Thomas, we who have come along later must have faith so that we can have life.

First Reading: Acts 5:12-16 A large number of people gathered, bringing the sick, and all were cured.


Second Reading: Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 Do not be afraid. I am the first and the last, the one who lives.

Gospel: John 20:19-31 The risen Christ comes to his disciples with peace and the Spirit. The absent Thomas doubts.


Sunday, April 15

8 AM

People of the Parish

10 AM

Priest’s Intention


Priest’s Intention

Monday, April 16

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Tuesday, April 17

8:30 AM

Rodolfo David (D)

Wednesday, April 18

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, April 19

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, April 20

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, April 21

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Priest’s Intention


First Collection Total - $ 6,657.00

Second Collection Total - $ 1,970.00 (School Improvement)

Easter Sunday Collection Total - $14,696.00

Thank you!

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the Church in Latin America.

Thank you!

Please pray for the happy repose of the soul of Jovita Guajardo who passed away recently. May the risen Lord be with her and her family.
We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Sister Teresita Capurihan, Maureen Dan, Jack Devine, Florence Farrow, Pat Garibaldi, Joe Hanna, Lory Manzano, Luz P. Valdez, and Carol Ver.

May God bless them.


Do not judge what people say. . .
we may chase them far away.
Do not judge what people do. . .
they are human, just like you.
Do not judge them by their skin. . .
we are all the same within

Dear Friends,

Happy, happy Easter! This is such a joyous occasion that the Church cannot contain her joy just to one 24 hour day. The Church celebrates Easter for the next 50 days! What a celebration, and we are all invited!

Thank you to all the people who made Easter possible this year: the Altar Servers, the Altar Society, the Choir, the Eucharistic Ministers, the Lectors, and the Ushers. Thank you, one and all, for a job well done.

We had good crowds for both our Good Friday Services. That was the good news. The bad news is 100 people mistakenly took our Station of the Cross booklets. If you are one of those people, please return the booklet. The booklets cost a few bucks and we would like to use them again next year. Please return the booklets if you have them. Thanks!

As of today, we have 95 students registered for school next year, 15 short of what the Archbishop wants. I hope we can get those remaining 15 students and keep the school open. If you know of any school aged child, have their parents get in touch with the school. Thanks! I’ll keep you informed, via the Sunday Bulletin, with what is happening to our school.

Have a great Second Week of Easter!

Father Brian


CYO Summer Camp is a faith community for caring individuals dedicated to providing a playful, fun-filled, challenging summer camp experience in a safe, rustic setting near Occidental, CA. CYO Summer Camp helps youth discover their self-worth, develop their humanity, become comfortable with and appreciative of the natural environment and see these wonders as a reflection of God. Ten day camp sessions run from June 27th through August 11, 2007.

For a brochure or application call 707.874.0240 or go to:

Estate Planning Seminar at Mater Dolorosa
May 12, 2007, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Parish Hall

Get answers to your questions at the Estate Planning Seminar. What is the difference between a will and a living trust? What is the best way to hold property? Can you avoid estate taxes? Can you bypass capital gains tax? Are there pros and cons of Conservatorship? Do you know about life support systems and your rights? Answers to these questions and many more, will be heard at this seminar. Separate sessions will be held for single and married people. The session you choose could help you create or tighten up an estate plan, be it a simple will or a complex living trust. You will hear how sound estate planning can save taxes, avoid probate, increase lifetime income, avoid needless medical expense, and prevent family misunderstandings. Attorneys Laurence P. Dugoni and Daniel Brown will be the presenters. The seminar is free, but reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling 650-583-4131.

Forgiveness: The Healing Act

One of the key teachings of Jesus, and one of the most challenging to apply in “real life” is the teaching of forgiveness. This one day retreat at Vallombrosa Center will focus on the forgiveness teachings of Christ. The day will be led by Susan Cabrera, MA from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on April 28th. The cost is $40.00 per person, and includes lunch. Please call Vallombrosa Center at 650-325-5614 for more information.

First Friday All Day Eucharistic Adoration at Mater Dolorosa

Please take some time out of your busy schedule for time spent in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is an opportunity to spend time in the Holy Presence of Jesus Christ. All day adoration is followed by Holy Hour and Benediction at 7:30 p.m.

Our next First Friday is on May 4, 2007.

Please give it some thought