Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 19, 2007 - Bulletin

Lord, come to my aid!

Psalm 40

We acknowledge the difficulties of daily discipleship, and take comfort in the assurance of our own salvation in Christ.

First Reading: Jeremiah 38:4-6, 8-10 They took Jeremiah and threw him into the cistern.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:1-4 Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith.

Gospel: Luke 12:49-53 I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing.


Sunday, August 19

8 AM

Paul Cianciolo (L)

10 AM

People of the Parish


Lydia Aquino (L)

Monday, August 20

8:30 AM

Lou Frank (D)

Tuesday, August 21

8:30 AM

James Diaz (L)

Wednesday, August 22

8:30 AM

Joe Aquilina (D)

Thursday, August 23

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, August 24

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, August 25

8:30 AM

Helen Villasica (D)

5 PM

Jose & Lourdes Rodriguez (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - August 12, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 3,849.50
Second Collection Total - $ 1,752.00 (Parish Improvement)

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund (Special Projects).

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.

In today’s second reading, St. Paul encourages us not to grow weary or lose heart, but to persevere in following Jesus. Our willingness to give of ourselves, even in the face of conflict and division, is one way to measure our discipleship.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

Calling All Young Adults to Sydney!

Northern California dioceses are organizing a pilgrimage to World Youth Day in July 2008. We have extended the registration deadline to August 31, 2007, but space is limited and not guaranteed. The pilgrimage includes the “Days in the Diocese” the host family stays in Christchurch, New Zealand for only $3,295. (price estimate) July 6-22, 2008. Costs include airfare, budget hotel, WYD registration and most meals. The Archdiocese of San Francisco is working with the dioceses of Sacramento, Monterey and Reno for a young adult pilgrimage ages 18 to 35. Archbishop Niederauer is planning to join us. A land-only option is available for the Sydney, Australia World Youth Day portion, July 14-22, 2008 for $1,475. (price estimate) - airfare not included. For more information and to register, go to: or contact Mary Jansen, 415-614-5596,

2007—2008 Training for New Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church, San Francisco.


Saturday, February 23, 2008, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. atChurch of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont.

2007—2008 Training for New Lectors

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. and Saturday, November 17, 2007, 10:00 a.m.— 12:00 Noon at St. Elizabeth Church, San Francisco.*


Saturday, February 23, 2008, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 8, 2008, 10:00 a.m.—12 Noon at Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Belmont.*

*Attendance at both sessions required for certificate of attendance.

To register, or for more details, contact the Office of Worship at 415-614-5586, or

You may also call the Mater Dolorosa Rectory Office for a registration form.

The fee for training will be paid by Mater Dolorosa Parish for those who wish to attend!



Tuesday, September 18th for levels 1 through 6, at 3:45 p.m. These classes are for children ages 7-13.


Tuesday, October 9th at 7:30 p.m.
These classes are for youth ages 14 to 18


Wednesday, September 5th at 7:00 p.m. These classes are for ages 19 and up. RCIA is for adults who want to learn about the Catholic faith, and those who want to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation.


For more information please call Deacon Alex at 650-588-8175.