Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Most Body & Blood of Christ
June 10, 2007 - Bulletin

You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.

Psalm 110

We are blessed to be able to receive and share God’s gift.

First Reading: Genesis 14:18-20 Melchizedek brought out bread and wine and blessed Abram.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 As often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Gospel: Luke 9:11b-17 Jesus spoke to the crowd about the kingdom of God and then fed them with five loaves and two fish. They all ate and were satisfied.


Sunday, June 10

8 AM

Brian Costello (L)

10 AM

Bill Erbacher (D)


People of the Parish

Monday, June 11

8:30 AM

Mike Cianciolo (L)

Tuesday, June 12

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, June 13

8:30 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)

Thursday, June 14

8:30 AM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family

Friday, June 15

8:30 AM

Fernando & Gregoria Tominbang (D)

Saturday, June 16

8:30 AM

Maria Vergara (L)

5 PM

Mary Cianciolo (D)


First Collection Total - $ 4,200.91
Second Collection Total - $ 1,583.00 (Mater Dolorosa Church)

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the support of our Parish. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.

Thank you!

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Dolton Delahoussaye, Jack Devine, and Lory Manzano.
May God bless them and keep them in His care.

Reminder: For the summer months, we will not have a 5:00 p.m. Sunday Mass.
Thank you.

The closing Mass for the school will be this coming Tuesday, June 12th, at 10:30 a.m. We will also be having Kindergarten Graduation as well. If you can, please plan on coming to this Mass as we say goodbye to our beloved school.

Dear Friends,

With all that has happened to Mater Dolorosa during this past year, I thought this would be a good time to share this with you. . . .

Father Brian

The 3 Trees

Once there were three trees on a hill in the woods. They were discussing their hopes and dreams when the first tree said,"Someday I hope to be a treasure chest. I could be filled with gold, silver and precious gems. I could be decorated with intricate carving and everyone would see the beauty." Then the second tree said, "Someday I will be a mighty ship. I will take kings and queens across the waters and sail to the corners of the world. Everyone will feel safe in me because of the strength of my hull." Finally the third tree said, "I want to grow to be the tallest and straightest tree in the forest. People will see me on top of the Hill and look up to my branches, and think of the heavens and God and how close to them I am reaching. I will be the greatest tree of all time and people will always remember me."After a few years of praying that their dreams would come true, a group of woodsmen came upon the trees. When one came to the first tree he said, "This looks like a strong tree, I think I should be able to sell the wood to a carpenter, "and he began cutting it down. The tree was happy, because he knew that the carpenter would make him into a treasure chest. At the second tree the woodsman said, "This looks like a strong tree. I should be able to sell it to the shipyard." The second tree was happy because he knew he was on his way to becoming a mighty ship. When the woodsmen came upon the third tree, the tree was frightened because he knew that if they cut him down his dreams would not come true. One of the Woodsmen said, "I don't need anything special from my tree, I'll take this one," and he cut it down. When the first tree arrived at the carpenters, he was made into a feed box for animals. He was then placed in a barn and filled with hay. This was not at all what he had prayed for. The second tree was cut and made into a small fishing boat. His dreams of being a mighty ship and carrying kings had come to an end. The third tree was cut into large pieces, and left alone in the dark. The years went by, and the trees forgot about their dreams. Then one day, a man and woman came to the barn. She gave birth and they placed the baby in the hay in the feed box that was made from the first tree. The man wished that he could have made a crib for the baby, but this manger would have to do. The tree could feel the importance of this event and knew that it had held the greatest treasure of all time. Years later, a group of men got in the fishing boat made from the second tree. One of them was tired and went to sleep. While they were out on the water, a great storm arose and the tree didn't think it was strong enough to keep the men safe. The men woke the sleeping man, and He stood and said "Peace" and the storm stopped. At this time, the tree knew that it had carried the King of Kings in its boat. Finally, someone came and got the third tree. It was carried through the streets as the people mocked the man who was carrying it. When they came to a stop, the man was nailed to the tree and raised in the air to die at the top of a hill. When Sunday came, the tree came to realize that it was strong enough to stand at the top of the hill and be as close to God as was possible, because Jesus had been crucified on it.

The moral of the is story is that when things don't seem to be going your way, always know that God has a plan for you. If you place your trust in Him, God will give you great gifts. Each of the trees got what they wanted, just not in the way they hadimagined. We don't always know what God's plans are for us. We just know that His ways are not our ways, but His ways are always best.

Antonio Borja

Alexis Cardenas

Terence de la Rueda

Monica Dy

Kevin Guevarra

Patricia Hartlein

Anthony La’O

Stephanie Lopez

Katherine Magpantay

Lorena Mendoza

Sidarth Nayak

Danielle Nebalasca

Trisha Pulumbarit

William Quant

Shaun Raval

Angel Solano

Steven Soriano

Michael Tatola

Jacob Valdes

Nathaniel Valerio

Christina Yap

Monica Yap