Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 13, 2007 - Bulletin

O God, let all the nations praise you!

Psalm 67


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
Jesus gave us His peace.

First Reading: Acts 15:1-2,22-29 It is the decision of the Holy Spirit and of us not to place on you any burden beyond these necessities.

Second Reading: Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 The glory of God gave the city light, and its lamp was the Lamb.

Gospel: John 14:23-29 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, May 13

8 AM

Fernando & Gregoria Tominbang (D)

10 AM

Fran Dunleavy (L)

Noon

Diego C. Rimando (D)

5 PM

People of the Parish


Monday, May 14

8:30 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)


Tuesday, May 15

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, May 16

8:30 AM

Isabel Milcillis (D)

5 PM

Priest’s Intention


Thursday, May 17

8:30 AM

Jesus Rodriguez (D)


Friday, May 18

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, May 19

8:30 AM

Deceased Members of The G.T. Uccelli Family

5 PM

Elpido Bing (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - May 6, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 5,091.00
Second Collection Total - $ 2,132.00 (Parish School)

Thank you for your continued support!


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the support of our Parish School. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the Catholic Communication Campaign.

Thank you!


AS A PARISH COMMUNITY

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Maureen Dan, Dolton Delahoussaye, Jack Devine, and Lory Manzano.

May God bless them and keep them in His care.


Archbishop George H. Niederauer
Chairman of the Board of Catholic Charities CYO
Cordially invites you to attend the
CENTENNIAL MASS OF CELEBRATION
May 20, 2007
The Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption
1111 Gough St., San Francisco
Liturgy 3:30 p.m.
Family Reception 4:30 p.m.
RSVP 415.972.1370 or
WWW.CCCYO.ORG

Dear Friends,

Happy Mother’s Day! This is the first Mother’s Day that I don’t have my own Mom around to celebrate with. Do something good for your Mom today, and every day of the year.

On next Saturday, May 19th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall, we will have an International Pot Luck Dinner followed by Sports Awards Night for the school. All parishioners are most cordially invited to attend this celebration.

Thursday, May 17th, is not a Holy Day of Obligation. The Ascension will be celebrated next Sunday, May 20th. 

Have a great week!

Father Brian


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. Thank you for your cooperation.


BLESSING PRAYER FOR MOTHER’S DAY
. . . . . . . by Ed Hays

God of Love

listen to this prayer.

God of Holy People,

of Sarah, Ruth and Rebekah;
God of holy Elizabeth, mother of John,
of Holy Mary, Mother of Jesus,
bend down your ear to this request
and bless the mother of our family.

Bless her with the strength of your spirit,

she who has taught her child/children
how to stand and how to walk.

Bless her with the melody of your love,

she who has shared how to speak, how to sing
and how to pray to you.

Bless her with a place at your eternal dinner table,

she who has fed and nurtured
the life that was formed within her
while still helpless but embraced in her love.

Bless her today,

now, in this lifetime,
with good things, with health.

Bless her with joy, love, laughter

and pride in her child/children
and surround her with many good friends.

May she who carried life in her womb

be carried one day to your divine embrace:
there, for all eternity,
to rejoice with her family and friends.

This blessing and all graces, we pray,

descend upon the mother of our family:
in the name of the Father,
and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit.
AMEN

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.