Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 26, 2007 - Bulletin

Go out to all the world and tell the Good News !

Psalm 117


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
Strive to enter through the narrow gate.

First Reading: Isaiah 66:18-21 I come to gather nations of every language; they shall come and see my glory.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:5-7, 11-13 Strengthen your drooping hands and your weak knees.

Gospel: Luke 13:22-30 People will come from the east and the west, from the north and the south, and will recline at table in the kingdom of God.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, August 26

8 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)

10 AM

Rodrigo Castolo (D)

Noon

People of the Parish


Monday, August 27

8:30 AM

John Chapman (D)


Tuesday, August 28

8:30 AM

Jim Teemsma (L)


Wednesday, August 29

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Thursday, August 30

8:30 AM

Lou Frank (D)


Friday, August 31

8:30 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, September 1

8:30 AM

Nancy Young (D)

5 PM

Venus Corpuz (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - August 19, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 3,757.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,239.00 (Parish Improvement)

Assumption of Mary - $ 976.97

Thank you for your continued support!


Our Second Collection this 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.

Today’s reading from Isaiah described the Israelites bringing their offering to the Lord “in clean vessels.” The gift of myself—my patient endurance and fidelity to the will of God—is as important as the monetary gift I offer.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Dear Friends,

This coming Monday, August 27th, will be a sad day for me and the entire Mater Dolorosa Community. For the first time in 47 years, there will be no opening day of school. I wish both students and parents well who will be going to different schools this year. Please know that you will always have a home here at Mater Dolorosa. All of us, including your pastor, need to move on from the turmoil and bitterness of last year. I truly believe that when one door closes, another opens. I look forward to what the good Lord has in store for us during this coming year.

Thank you, one and all, for participating in the bone marrow drive last weekend to save the life of Marco. The turnout of people who registered and were tested was impressive. I can’t help but think of the line from the Prayer of St. Francis: “For it is in giving that we receive.” Thank you for reaffirming my faith that Mater Dolorosa is one of the most generous parishes in the Archdiocese. 

Have a great week!

Father Brian


UPCOMING EVENTS IN OUR CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
Hospitality Sunday at Mater Dolorosa

Hospitality Sunday will be next Sunday, September 2nd, following the 10:00 a.m. Mass. The Children’s Choir sings at this Mass, so mark your calendar and plan to attend! Many thanks to our Altar Society who make this event possible.


First Friday All Day Eucharistic Adoration at Mater Dolorosa

Please take some time out of your busy schedule for time spent in adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is an opportunity to spend time in the Holy Presence of Jesus Christ. All day adoration is followed by Holy Hour and Benediction at 7:30 p.m. Our next First Friday falls on September 7, 2007.


PRO-LIFE ROSARY

Next Saturday, September 1st is the 1st Saturday of the month. Every 1st Saturday there is a rosary prayed to end abortion. We meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood, 2211 Palm Ave. San Mateo. Come join us! For more information please call Jessica at 572-1468.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION at MATER DOLOROSA
CCD CLASSES

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

CONFIRMATION CLASSES 1 & 2

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

RITE of CHRISTIAN INITIATION for ADULTS (RCIA)

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.

WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP TEACH.

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


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.

Or

Saturday, February 23, 2008, 9:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m. at Church 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.*

Or

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 vallezkellyp@sfarchdiocese.org.

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!