Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 16, 2007 - Bulletin

I will rise and go to my father.

Psalm 51

Reach out to someone with whom we need to reconcile ourselves.

First Reading: Exodus 32:7-11, 13-14 “Why should your wrath blaze up against your own people, whom you brought out of Egypt?”

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17 The grace of our Lord has been abundant.

Gospel: Luke 15:1-32 We must celebrate and rejoice, because your brother was dead and has come to life again; he was lost and has been found.


Sunday, September 16

8:00 AM

Bob Cianciolo (L)

10:00 AM

Michael Leveroni (D)


People of the Parish

5:00 OM

Priest’s Intention

Monday, September 17

8:00 AM

Clem Zarcone (D)

Tuesday, September 18

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, September 19

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, September 20

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, September 21

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, September 22

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Rosita Buccat (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - September 9, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 3,968.00
Second Collection Total - $ 1,779.00 (Typhoon/Hurricane)

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Parish Improvement Fund. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the Priest’s Retirement Fund. Please be as generous as you can.

Thank you!

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially: Dolton Delahoussaye and Jack Devine. May God bless them and their families.

We can hear God speaking to us today in the words of the father to his elder son: “You are with me always, and everything I have is yours.” What is my response to such remarkable generosity? Do I give joyfully and generously as God gives to me?

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

Dear Friends,

Some upcoming events which I think you will be interested in:

Sunday, September 23rd, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Blood Drive

Sunday, September 30th, 10:00 a.m. Mass: Mass in honor of San Lorenzo Ruiz, the first Filipino Saint. Mass will be celebrated in Tagalog.

Sunday, October 7th, at 1:00 p.m.: Blessing of the Animals

Wednesday, October 10th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.: C.O.R.A. Meeting in the Parish Hall. Fiona Ma to speak.

Sunday, October 14th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Holy Land Religious Articles on Sale after all the Masses.

Sunday, October 28th, at 10:00 a.m. Mass: Halloween Mass. Children may come in costume. Prize for the best costume.

Sunday, November 4th, at 10:00 a.m. Mass: Mass of Remembrance. We remember all our parishioners that died during this past year.

Sunday, November 18th at all Masses: Father James O’Toole from Christian Foundation for Children and Aging will preach.

Thursday, November 22nd, at 10:00 a.m.: Thanksgiving Mass. No 8:00 a.m. Mass today.

Be sure to schedule these events on your calendar. 

Have a great week!
Father Brian

Please check out our Web Site at:

Since January 23, 2006, we have had 9,810 hits. Just this past week alone, we have had 74 hits! You can look up Parish Events on the Parish Calendar, Parish Groups and Religious Education dates and times, and even download a Parish Registration Form. Please continue to use our Web Site, and if there is a way to make it better and more user friendly, please let Father Brian know.


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.

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