Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Birth of John the Baptist
June 24, 2007 - Bulletin

I praise you for I am wonderfully made.

Psalm 139


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
John’s humility—“I am he” was surpassed only by that of his Lord Jesus, the humble servant who followed.

First Reading: Isaiah 49:1-6 You are a light to the nations, that the salvation of God may reach to the ends of the earth.

Second Reading: Acts 13:22-26 To us the word of salvation has been sent.

Gospel: Luke 1:57-66,80 John grew and became strong in spirit.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, June 24

8 AM

Sally Orta (D)

10 AM

Honorata Fajardo (D)

Noon

People of the Parish


Monday, June 25

8:30 AM

Helen Villasica (D)


Tuesday, June 26

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, June 27

8:30 AM

Joe Iskra (D)


Thursday, June 28

8:30 AM

Anna & Joseph Do (D)


Friday, June 29

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, June 30

8:30 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)

5 PM

Lourdes Roxas (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - June 17, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 3,920.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,069.00 (Parish Improvement )

Thank you for your continued support!


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Peter’s Pence. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our CCD program.

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.

“Who do you say that I am?” Jesus asks Peter in today’s Gospel. Does my use of the gifts and talents entrusted to me accurately reflect my answer to that same question? How willing am I to deny myself, take up my cross, and follow in His steps? (see Luke 9:20)

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

Dear Friends,

I found this in our Book of Prayer in the Vestibule of the Church:

Dear Heavenly Lord,

Please help the school stick together. Most of us students are afraid that we will be separated. M.D. is like our second family. This school made us who we are. And God, thank you for giving us M.D. I just wish we could’ve stayed longer. God, please help us. In this time of sorrow, we really need you. Also, help the parents stop fighting. Help peace to come into our community. And if the school really does close, help us all to keep in touch and have a good future. We love you God. Amen.
 

Closing a school is the hardest decision anyone will ever make. Someone told me it is death by a thousand cuts. Indeed it is! A 46 year old tradition of quality Catholic education has now come to an end. What is upsetting to me, and to many parishioners, is that it did not have to happen. The victims of all this are our beautiful children. How do you explain to a child what happened? Indeed, I wonder how many people thought about the children when they were bad mouthing our school? With all that being said, it’s time for us as a parish to move on. It will not be easy, but move on we must. I firmly believe that we will become a stronger and more unified parish in the process. I thank God for all our children who attended M.D. for the past 46 years. I also thank all who served in our school as teachers and staff. Thank you, parishioners, who financially supported our school down through the years. A new chapter is beginning here at Mater Dolorosa and I am proud to be a part of it.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


WANTED: More singers, musicians, and instrumentalists at both the 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Sunday Masses. We are also looking for children to build up our Children’s Choir on the first Sunday of the month at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Additionally, we are looking for a Cantor at the 5:00 p.m. Saturday evening Mass and for an Organist at the 8:00 a.m. Sunday Mass. If interested in helping out in any of these music ministries, please call the Rectory. Our Sunday Liturgy is only as good as the people who choose to serve.

Thank you for thinking about serving in any of these wonderful music ministries!


This winter, when we leave the church, we won’t have to jump over a puddle! Thanks to the continued and generous contributions made by our parishioners to the Parish Improvement Fund, we were able to have some concrete and drainage work done. We have also made improvements to the men’s restroom. Thank-you generous members of our Mater Dolorosa Parish.

We couldn’t have done it without you!