Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 30, 2007 - Bulletin

Praise the Lord, my soul!

Psalm 146

The Gospel reminds us that we dare not ignore the needs of others, acting as though we don’t notice their suffering.

First Reading: Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Woe to the complacent, stretched comfortably on their couches!

Second Reading: 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Pursue righteousness, devotion, faith, love, patience and gentleness.

Gospel: Luke 16:19-31 There was a rich man who dined sumptuously each day. Lying at his door was a poor man named Lazarus.


Sunday, September 30

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

10:00 AM

Antonia Saguid (D)


Jovita Guajardo (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, October 1

8:00 AM

Al Smith (D)

Tuesday, October 2

8:00 AM

John Duran (L)

Wednesday, October 3

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, October 4

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, October 5

8:00 AM

Ricardo Rubina Burgos (D)

Saturday, October 6

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Pablo & Juana Rodriguez (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - September 23, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,020.50
Second Collection Total - $ 2,641.00 (Priest’s Retirement) 

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our CCD Program.

Thank you!

We pray for all the sick in our parish, especially:
Dolton Delahoussaye , Jack Devine , and John Duran.

May God bless them and their families.

The sin of the rich man in today’s parable was not that he was rich, but that he failed to share his wealth with the beggar at his gate. He knew Lazarus, perhaps walked by him every time he came in or out, but did nothing to relieve his suffering. Is there a Lazarus in my life? What am I doing to help?

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

Dear Friends,

Here are the statistics we turned in to the Archdiocese last week for the 2006 calendar year, which I thought you would find of interest:

Infant Baptisms: 19
Adult Baptisms: 2
First Communions 19
Confirmations: 4
Marriages: 2
Funerals: 28
CCD Students: 53
Registered Families: 907
Estimated Individual Catholics: 1817


I think the numbers speak for themselves. One reason, as I see it, why we have so few Baptisms and Marriages is that there is a lack of commitment from people today. When I tell people that they need to go to Sunday Mass, they tell me “sorry” and go out to find another priest who will give them what they want. In other words, they want the ceremony without the commitment. I find it very strange that in our 168 hour week, asking people to give just one hour over to God is too much to ask. Indeed, we watch over an hour’s worth of TV commercials in any given week! I hope and pray that one day people will realize how important it is to have a good relationship with God, like the good people of Mater Dolorosa who attend Mass faithfully.

Have a great week!

Father Brian


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

Wednesday, October 10th, from 5:30 to 7:00 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.

Wednesday, October 31st (Halloween): Trick or Treaters welcomed at the Rectory from 5 to 8:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 1st (All Saint’s Day): Holy Day of Obligation. Masses at 8:00 a.m., 12 Noon & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 2nd (All Soul’s Day): Masses at 8:00 a.m., 12 Noon & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 3rd, at 11:00a.m.: Mater Dolorosa Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7th—1:00 p.m.

Join us at Mater Dolorosa Church for the Annual Blessing of the Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Please bring all your critters to the church parking lot and have your pets blessed. You will receive a beautiful certificate as a keepsake.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Mater Dolorosa Parish is proud to host the 3rd Annual:
“DV: Not in Our Community”

A FREE educational program presented by the Kumares-Kumpares (the Filipino American outreach team of CORA, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse).

Wednesday, October 10
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Mater Dolorosa Parish Hall

Speakers Include:
- Fiona Ma, California State Assemblywoman
- Maria and Nenette, domestic violence survivors
- Marciano Paynor Jr., Philippine Consul General

Please Plan to Attend!