Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 17, 2007 - Bulletin

Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.

Psalm 32


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
Jesus is the good news of God’s mercy- forgiveness incarnate.

First Reading: 2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 The Lord forgives David for taking the wife of Uriah, and for having Uriah killed.

Second Reading: Galatians 2:16, 19-21 If justification comes through the law, then Christ died for nothing.

Gospel: Luke 7:36 —8:3 Jesus forgives the woman because of her great love.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, June 17

8 AM

Jim Costello (D)

10 AM

Joseph Vergara (D)

Noon

People of the Parish


Monday, June 18

8:30 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)


Tuesday, June 19

8:30 AM

Pietro Malatesta (D)


Wednesday, June 20

8:30 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)


Thursday, June 21

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Friday, June 22

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, June 23

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

5 PM

Mary Cianciolo (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - June 10, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,270.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,232.00 (Parish Improvement )

Thank you for your continued support!


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the School Improvement Fund. Our Second Collection next week is for The Catholic Communication Campaign. Please be as generous as you can.

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.
A beautiful ring was found in the woman’s restroom last weekend, and was turned into the rectory office. Please call the rectory at 583-4131 if you have lost your ring.
Like Nathan in today’s first reading, we sin when we begin to feel entitled and act as if what we have is ours by right, when we forget that everything we have is an unmerited gift from God. But God is gracious and forgiving—even when we use His gifts wrongly or squander them thoughtlessly – if, like Nathan, we confess our guilt and ask His pardon.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


WHEN YOUR HUT IS ON FIRE

One day the only  survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island.  He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him. Every day he scanned the  horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming.

Exhausted,  he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect  himself from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his  little hut in flames, with smoke rolling up to the sky. He felt the  worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with  disbelief, grief, and anger. He cried out, "God! How could you do this  to me?"  

Early the next day, he was awakened by the sound  of a ship approaching the island!

It had come to rescue him! "How did  you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his  rescuers.

We saw your smoke signal," they  replied.

The moral of this story: It's easy to get  discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose faith,  because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of our pain and  suffering.  Remember that the next time your little hut  seems to be burning to the ground...... It just may be a smoke signal  that summons the Grace of  God.  You may consider sharing this because you never know who feels as  if their hut is on fire.


Blessing Prayer for Father’s Day

by Ed Hays

Blessed are You, Lord and Father of all life, who has given to us the gift of the father of our family.

Today, we honor him, and we thank You for the numerous good things that are ours because of him.

His love for us has been a sign of Your divine affection and a sharing in Your holy love.

His continuous concern for our needs and welfare is a mirror of Your holy providence.

And so, as we honor him, we praise You, Father of all people.

Bless him this day with Your strength and holy power that he may continue to be a sign of You, our God, and a priestly parent to our family.

May we who have the honor of bearing his family name do so with great pride.

May we, the members of his family, assist him in his holy duties as a parent with our respect, our obedience and our deep affection.

Bless him, Lord, with happiness and good health, with peace and with good fortune, so that he who has shared of his very life may live forever with You, his God and heavenly Father.

This blessing and all graces, we pray, descend upon the father of our family:
in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN


TO ALL OUR FATHERS,
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!