Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 9, 2007 - Bulletin

In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

Psalm 90

“Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.”
Luke 14:27

First Reading: Wisdom 9:13-18b You sent your holy spirit from on high and thus were the paths of those on earth made straight.

Second Reading: Philemon 9-10, 12-17 I did not want to do anything without your consent, so that the good you do might not be forced but voluntary.

Gospel: Luke 14:25-33 Which of you wishing to construct a tower does not first sit down and calculate the cost to see if there is enough for its completion?


Sunday, September 9

8 AM

Rudy Molina (D)

10 AM

People of the Parish


Maricar & Raymond Aspiras (L)

5 PM

Priest’s Intention

Monday, September 10

8:00 AM

Crispin A. Munoz (D)

Tuesday, September 11

8:00 AM

Victims of the 9/11 Tragedy

Wednesday, September 12

8:00 AM

Melania Marcelo (L)

Thursday, September 13

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, September 14

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, September 15

8:00 AM

Frances Wood (L)

5 PM

Federico M. Carreon (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - September 2, 2007

 First Collection Total - $ 4,687.50
Second Collection Total - $ 1,229.00 (CCD)

Thank you for your continued support!

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


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

Dear Friends,

It’s hard to believe that summer is over. The kids are back in school and the freeways are crowded once again. Where did those warm, lazy days of summer go?

The Parish is now back in full swing as well. Our daily weekday Mass is now at 8:00 a.m. and the Sunday evening Mass resumes at 5:00 p.m. RCIA began last Wednesday evening and our CCD Program begins on September 18th. If you are interested in enrolling your child in CCD, please contact Deacon Alex.

I’m still moving ahead with getting the Parish Hall floor done, but unfortunately because of the asbestos problem, it will not be completed as quickly as I thought. The new time table is that it should be finished by mid-November, just in time for the Christmas holidays. I’ll keep you posted.

During the summer, I had the Rectory painted inside and out, and had new carpeting put in. The old carpeting was over 30 years old! It is now a much nicer living and working space.

This past Wednesday was the 10th anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa. May Blessed Teresa of Calcutta continue to shower her blessings on Mater Dolorosa Parish.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


Mater Dolorosa Parish offers Bible study classes on Saturday mornings . The class begins on September 22nd and will run for 10 weeks, ending on November 24th. The group meets in the library from 9:00—10:30 a.m. This fall, the study is St. Peter and the Early Church Fathers. If you are interested in learning more about the Bible, joining others for fellowship, and deepening your faith, please consider joining. You may contact Gloria Flores at 583-2347 for more information.


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


RCIA is for adults (age 19 and up) who want to learn about the Catholic faith, and those who want to receive the sacraments of Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation. For September 12th—WHAT DO CATHOLICS BELIEVE? WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CATHOLIC? This class is open to all who are interested, and you may participate on a “drop-in” basis. Deacon Alex Aragon will be at a table after the Masses and can answer your questions or provide you with a registration form for CCD. You can reach the office of Religious Education at (650) 588-8175.

A Big Thank-You to Frances Wood

On September 15th, Frances Wood, our rectory cook, will celebrate 26 years of cooking for Mater Dolorosa’s priests. Frances’ cooking skills have been enjoyed by many priests, deacons and visitors over the years. Included in her ministry, Frances oversees the Confirmation lunches that Mater Dolorosa hosts. Frances shops, prepares and serves dinner three times a week with elegance and excellence. We thank her for blessing the kitchen with her culinary skills and her sweet personality as well! Thank you Frances, for your 26 years of service to Mater Dolorosa Church.