Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Third Sunday of Easter
April 22, 2007 - Bulletin

I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Psalm 30


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
Today we are called to join Peter in testifying to the name of Jesus, as he does in the first reading, and in proclaiming our love for him as Peter does in the Gospel passage.

First Reading: Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41 God exalted Jesus as leader and savior.

Second Reading: Revelation 5:11-14 To the Lamb be blessing and honor, glory and might.

Gospel: John 21:1– 19 When the disciples came ashore, they saw a charcoal fire with fish on it and bread.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, April 22

8 AM

Jim Ford (D)

10 AM

People of the Parish

Noon

Priest’s Intention


Monday, April 23

8:30 AM

Helen Villasica (D)


Tuesday, April 24

8:30 AM

Bridie O’Sullivan (L)


Wednesday, April 25

8:30 AM

Deceased Members of The Uccelli Family


Thursday, April 26

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Friday, April 27

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, April 28

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Priest’s Intention


COLLECTION TOTALS - April 15, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,903.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,405.00 (Parish School)


Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the St. Vincent De Paul Society.

Thank you!


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

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

May God bless them.


To The 8:00 Sunday Mass Crowd

I’m sorry that our Easter Fountain went from a soft trickle to raging waters last Sunday. It was so loud and distracting that I turned it off for the rest of the Masses. It has now been fixed. It will not happen again.

Thanks for your understanding and patience.


April 17, 2007

Archbishop Niederauer
Archdiocese of San Francisco
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109-6602

Dear Archbishop Niederauer,

Last Monday, April 16th, I met with Maureen Huntington and Bret Allen from the School Office. With a lot of hard work from both alumni and school parents, I joyfully informed both Maureen and Bret that we had reached 107 students for the next school year. Indeed, since Monday, we have picked up an additional 10 students making the total number of students enrolled at Mater Dolorosa School for next year at 117. I’m sure as the days and weeks go by, this number will only get higher. Maureen and Bret were just as excited as I was that we reached our goal and I know that you share in that excitement as well. I want to personally thank you for your support of the school during these troubled times. Like Thomas in last Sunday’s Gospel, I had my doubts that we would reach the benchmark number of 110. But as I’ve already said, with a lot of hard work and a lot of prayer, not only have we done it, but it has brought our parish community closer together. Again, thank you for your encouragement and support.

On Saturday, September 15th, our parish and school will be celebrating our patronal feast of Our Lady of Sorrows at the 5:00 p.m. Mass (what a joyful celebration that will be!). If your schedule allows, I would like to invite you to be the main celebrant of our Mass followed by a dinner/reception in the Hall afterwards. Please let me or Father Padazinski know if you can make it. I pray you can.

Sincerely,
 
Father Brian
Pastor


A big congratulations to the following two people who were baptized at the Easter Vigil on April 7th:

Ron Oishi

Fay Purser

Congratulations are also in order to the following four people who received First Eucharist and Confirmation:

Alberto Lopez

Anna Christina Lopez

Carla Miller

Catherine Robles

Last, but not least, congratulations to Eddie Mallegni, a 7th grader from our school, who received First Eucharist. Thank you, Deacon Alex, Mike Quinn, Joe Hanna, Father Joe Richard and Mimi for a job well done. All of us here at Mater Dolorosa appreciate your time and hard work!