Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 29, 2007 - Bulletin

We are His people, the sheep of His flock.

Psalm 100

Jesus is our Shepherd.

First Reading: Acts 13:14, 43-52 The word of the Lord continued to spread through the whole region.

Second Reading: Revelation 7:9, 14b-17 I had a vision of a great multitude, from every nation, race, people, and tongue.

Gospel: John 10:27-30 My sheep hear my voice; I know them and give them eternal life.


Sunday, April 29

8 AM

Joe Iskra (D)

10 AM

Sostenes Holguin (D)


Priest’s Intention

5 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, April 30

8:30 AM

Jesus Romero Rodriguez (D)

Tuesday, May 1

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, May 2

8:30 AM

Glenn Rony (D)

Thursday, May 3

8:30 AM

Jim & Katherine Petroff (D)

Friday, May 4

8:30 AM

Guina Grivas Tablante (D)

Saturday, May 5

8:30 AM

Jose Romero Rodriguez (D)

5 PM

Nancy Young (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - April 22, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,040.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,608.00 (Church in Latin America)

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the St. Vincent De Paul Society. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Parish School.

Thank you!


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

May God bless them.

Please note that ALL second collections that are not special collections will go towards the support of our Parish School, REGARDLESS OF HOW THE ENVELOPE IS MARKED. In other words, if the offering envelope is designated for the Parish Improvement Fund, the money donated will go to the school. This will be the case until December 23, 2007. All second collection Parish Envelopes for 2008 will be clearly marked PARISH SCHOOL. Thank you for your cooperation.

This past Sunday, we lost one of the jewels of our parish. We pray for the happy repose of the soul of Mary Cianciolo who passed away peacefully at home on April 23rd. Mary was a founding member here at Mater Dolorosa, and was still a vital part of our church community, as well as a beloved member of her large family.

We will all miss Mary very much.


I ran into a stranger as he passed by,
“Oh excuse me please” was my reply.
He said, “Please excuse me too;
I wasn’t watching for you.”
We were very polite, this stranger and I.
We went on our way and we said goodbye.
But at home a different story is told,
How we tread our loved ones, young and old.
Later that day, cooking the evening meal,
My son stood beside me very still.
When I turned, I nearly knocked him down.
“Move out of the way, ”I said with a frown.
He walked away, his little heart broken.
I didn’t realize how harshly I’d spoken.
While I lay awake in bed,
God’s still small voice came to me and said,
“While dealing with a stranger, common courtesy you use,
but the family you love, you seem to abuse.
Go and look on the kitchen floor,
you’ll find some flowers there by the door.
Those are the flowers he brought for you.
He picked them himself: pink, yellow and blue.
He stood very quietly not to spoil the surprise,
you never saw the tears that filled his little eyes.”
By this time, I felt very small,
And now my tears began to fall.
I quietly went and knelt by his bed;
“Wake up, little one, wake up,” I said.
“Are these the flowers you picked for me?”
He smiled, “I found ‘em, out by the tree.
I picked ‘em because they’re pretty like you.
I knew you’d like ‘em, especially the blue.”
I said, “Son, I’m very sorry for the way I acted today;
I shouldn’t have yelled at you that way.”
He said, “Oh, Mom, that’s okay. I love you anyway.”
I said, “Son, I love you too,
And I do like the flowers, especially the blue.”
Are you aware that if we died tomorrow, the company
that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days?
But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of our lives.
And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more
into work than into our own family,
an unwise investment indeed, don’t you think?
So what is behind the story?
Do you know what the word FAMILY means?

For the summer months, we will not have a 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass. Our last 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass will be on May 20th, and we will resume on September 9, 2007.