Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 4, 2007 - Bulletin

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Psalm 145

God is with us—and all around us—every step of the way.

First Reading: Wisdom 11:22—12:2 Lord, you love all things that are, and loathe nothing that you have made.

Second Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:11—2:2 May God bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith.

Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 Today salvation has come to Zacchaeus’ house, because Zacchaeus too is a descendant of Abraham.


Sunday, Novmeber 4

8:00 AM

Malatesta Family

10:00 AM

Homer R. Gibbs (D)


Faustino & Maximina Bagain (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, November 5

8:00 AM

Luis Hernandez (D)

Tuesday, November 6

8:00 AM

Wilkie & Julieta Cunanan (L)

Wednesday, November 7

8:00 AM

Pastor Paiz (D)

Thursday, November 8

8:00 AM

Prayer for Increased Vocations

Friday, November 9

8:00 AM

Roy Gatti (D)

Saturday, November 10

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Priest’s Intention

COLLECTION TOTALS - October 28, 2007

First Collection Total - $4,035.50
Second Collection Total -
$1,267.00 (Bread for the World)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Our CCD Collection. Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund..

Thank you for your continued support!!

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

May God bless them.

We are called to be good stewards of our personal vocations. St. Paul’s prayer for the Thessalonians is therefore ours, too—“that our God may make us worthy of his calling and powerfully bring to fulfillment every good purpose and every effort of faith.”

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Tuesday, November 6th: Election Day. Go vote!

Wednesday, November 14th: Lector’s Meeting at 7:00 p.m. in the Church

Wednesday, November 14th: Eucharistic Minister’s Meeting at 7:45 p.m. in the Church

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. A collection will be taken up for the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Bring your bread and wine for your Thanksgiving meal to be blessed!

Wednesday, November 28th at 7:30 p.m.: Mike McDevitt speaks in the Church on “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.”

Saturday December 1st at 12:00 Noon: Christmas Bingo Luncheon

Sunday, December 2nd at all Masses: Blessing of the 2008 calendars

Sunday, December 2nd at 10:00 a.m.: A visit from St. Nicholas

Wednesday, December 5th at 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.: Father Bill Nicholas speaks in the Church on “The Infancy Gospels, Part I.”

Saturday, December 8th (Immaculate Conception): Holy Day of Obligation, Masses at 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon

Saturday, December 8th at 6:00 pm.: Parish Christmas Thank You Dinner for all our volunteers in the Parish Hall. By invitation only!

Wednesday, December 12th at 8:00 a.m.: Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Wednesday, December 12th from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.: Father Bill Nicholas speaks in the Church on “The Infancy Gospels, Part II”

Friday, December 14th: Christmas Concert in Church at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 15th: Christmas Concert in Church at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19: “Infancy Gospels, Part III” at 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 23rd: All Masses: Blessing of Baby Jesus from our home Nativity Scenes

Monday, December 24th: (Christmas Eve) Children’s Mass at 5:00 p.m., Midnight Mass at 10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 25th: (Christmas) Holy Day of Obligation, Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12 Noon - No evening Mass on Christmas

Tuesday, January 1st: (New Years Day) Masses at 12:05 a.m. 8:00 a.m. and 12 Noon

Attention: All Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors:

There will be a meeting in the Church on November 14th. Our Lectors will meet at 7:00 p.m. and our Eucharistic Ministers will meet at 7:45 p.m. This is a mandatory meeting for everyone! If you can’t make it, please contact Fr. Brian. Thank-you.


Both are especially needed for the Saturday and Sunday evening Masses. If you are interested, please contact Father Brian.

Calling all Children!!

Kids—if you are willing to play Mary, Joseph, Angels, Shepherds, Sheep and Kings for the Children’s Christmas Mass on Monday, December 24th at 5:00 p.m., please tell your parents to call Father Brian! Be a part of our beautiful Mass on Christmas Eve, in a very special way.