Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 2, 2007 - Bulletin


God, in your goodness, you have made a home for the poor.

Psalm 68


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -
Today’s readings stress the importance of humility.
The Humble will be exalted.

First Reading: Sirach 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 Conduct your affairs with humility.

Second Reading: Hebrews 12:18-19, 22-24a You have approached the city of the living God.

Gospel: Luke 14:1, 7-14 When you hold a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, September 2

8:00 AM

Brian Costello (L)

10:00 AM

People of the Parish

Noon

Michael & Angela McGuirk (D)


Monday, September 3

8:00 AM

Christopher Myhra (D)


Tuesday, September 4

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, September 5

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Thursday, September 6

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Friday, September 7

8:00 AM

Clodualdo Carpio (D)


Saturday, September 8

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Pacita Julian (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - August 26, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 3,504.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,184.00 (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.


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our CCD Fund . Our Second Collection next Sunday is for relief of the Peru/Yucatan Typhoon Victims.


Donate Blood ** Save Lives
Mater Dolorosa Blood Drive
Sunday, September 23, 2007
9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.
Location: Parish Hall
Sign up in Vestibule of the Church or
Contact Stella DeCesare at 650-583-5429


CCD Registration after Mass Next Sunday

You may register for a CCD or Confirmation Class after the 8:00, 10:00 or 12:00 p.m. Masses on Sunday, September 9th. Deacon Alex Aragon will be at a table and can answer your questions or provide you with a registration form.


Let There Be Pets

And Adam said: “Lord, when I was in the garden, you walked with me everyday. Now I do not see you anymore. I am lonesome here and it is difficult for me to remember how much you love me.”

And God said: “No problem! I will create a companion for you who will be with you forever and who will be a reflection of my love for you, so that you will always know I love you even when you cannot see me. Regardless of how selfish and childish and unlovable you may sometimes be, this new companion will love you as I do, in spite of yourself.”

And God created a new animal to be a companion for Adam. And it was a good animal. And God was pleased. And the new animal was pleased to be with Adam and he wagged his tail.

And Adam said: “But Lord, I have already named all the animals in the Kingdom, and all the good names are taken, and I cannot think of a name for this new animal.”

And God said: “No problem! Because I have created this new animal to be a reflection of my love for you, his name will be a reflection of my name, and you will call him Dog.”

And Dog lived with Adam and was a companion to him and loved him. And Adam was comforted, and God was pleased, and Dog was content and wagged his tail.

After a while, it came to pass that Adam’s guardian angel came to the Lord and said, “Lord, Adam has become filled with pride. He struts and preens like a peacock and he believes he is superior to everyone and everything. Dog has indeed taught him that he is loved, but no one has taught him humility.”

And the Lord said: “No problem! I will create for him a companion who will be with him forever and who will see him as he is. This companion will remind him of his limitations so he will know that he is not always worthy of adoration.”

And God created Cat to be a companion to Adam. And Cat would not obey Adam, and when Adam gazed into Cat’s eyes, he was reminded that he was not the supreme being. And Adam learned humility, and God was pleased, and Adam was greatly improved.

And Cat did not care one way or the other.


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.


Next Week—Second Collection for the Relief of Peru/Yucatan Typhoon Victims

People in Peru and the Yucatan have been hit very hard by the recent earthquake and Hurricane Dean, and find themselves without the necessary resources to provide even the basic requirements of daily survival. Many face the daunting challenge of rebuilding. After next week’s Second Collection, the money will be sent to Catholic Relief Services for distribution. The Archdiocese will retain no administrative fee for processing this special collection.

Let us keep these and all victims of natural disasters in our prayers.
Beginning on Monday, September 3, 2007

our weekday Mass time is changing to 8:00 a.m.

Also. . . . . . .

Our Sunday evening Mass will resume on September 9th at 5:00 p.m.

And. . . . .

Our Rectory Office will be closed on September 3rd in observance of Labor Day.