Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Our Lord Jesus Christ the King Sunday
November 25, 2007 - Bulletin

Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Psalm 122

The apostle Paul speaks to us of kingship—the kingship of Jesus our Lord.

First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3 The Lord said to David, “You shall shepherd my people Israel”.

Second Reading: Colossians 1:12-20 Thanks to the Father who has made you fit to share in the inheritance of the holy ones in light.

Gospel: Luke 23:35-43 Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.


Sunday, November 25

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

10:00 AM

Helen Villasica (D)


Mauro Del Casal (D)

5:00 PM

Prayer for Vocations

Monday, November 26

8:00 AM

Yvonne Heppo (D)

Tuesday, November 27

8:00 AM

Prayer for Vocations

Wednesday, November 28

8:00 AM

Robert Hernandez (D)

Thursday, November 29

8:00 AM

Raymond Aspiras (L)

Friday, November 30

8:00 AM

Jenny McMenomy (D)

Saturday, December 1

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Priest’s Intention

COLLECTION TOTALS - November 18, 2007

First Collection Total - $ 4,598.00
Second Collection Total -
$ 2,738.00 (Campaign for Human Development)

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

Thank you for your continued support!

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our CCD Program.

Please keep all those who are sick in our parish family in your prayers, especially: Wallace Cain, Jack Devine, John Duran, Dawn Hassinger, and Lory Manzano.

May God bless them and their families.

Today we celebrate Christ the King and are reminded that all was created through Him and for Him. Does my stewardship of the blessings entrusted to me give evidence that Christ is Lord of my life?

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

Mike McDevitt will be speaking in our Church this coming Wednesday, November 28th, at 7:30 p.m. His talk is entitled: “Jesus is the Reason for the Season.”

Please plan to attend.

Dear Friends:

Today is Thanksgiving Sunday, so take a few minutes, dear parishioners, to think about what you have to be thankful for.


How’s your health? Not so good? Well, thank God you’ve lived this long. A lot of people haven’t. You’re hurting? Thousands—maybe millions– are hurting more. (Have you ever visited a veterans’ hospital? Or a rehabilitation clinic for handicapped children?)

If you awakened this morning and were able to hear the birds sing, use your vocal chords to utter human sounds, walk to the breakfast table on two good legs, and read the newspaper with two good eyes—praise the Lord! A lot of people couldn’t.

How’s your pocketbook? Thin? Well, most of the living world is a lot poorer. No pensions. No welfare. No food stamps. No Social Security. In fact, one-third of the people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight.

Are you lonely? The way to have a friend is to be one. If nobody calls you, call them. Go out of your way to do something nice for somebody. It’s a sure cure for the blues.

Are you concerned about your country’s future? Hooray! Our system has been saved by such concern. Concern for honesty in government, concern for peace, and concern for fair play under the law. Your country may not be a rose garden, but it also is not a patch of weeds.

Freedom rings! Look and listen. You can still worship at the church of your choice, cast a secret ballot, and even criticize your government without fearing a knock on the head or a knock at the door at midnight. And if you want to live under a different system, you are free to go. There are not walls or fences—nothing to keep you here.

As a final thought, here is my Thanksgiving Prayer:


O, heavenly Father: We thank Thee for food and remember the hungry,
We thank Thee for friends and remember the friendless,
We thank Thee for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service
That Thy gifts to us may be used for others.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may God bless you and yours,

Father Brian

(Letter paraphrased from a “Dear Abby” column)

The Mater Dolorosa Parish Community Presents:
GIFTS from the HEART
Please join us for the 3rd
Annual Holiday Benefit Concert Featuring
The Mater Dolorosa Hallelujah Chorale & Cherubim
Under the Musical Direction of Angelita Pasamba
Friday, December 14th at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m.


Tickets $10.00 (Advance)
$15.00 (At the Door)
Children 3 and under free

For information and tickets contact:
The Rectory Office - 650-583-4131
The Event Committee - 650-952-4333
Or e-mail


12:00 Noon—3:00 p.m. - Parish Hall
Delicious Lunch - Bingo for Prizes

Get out your Christmas sweaters, Santa ties, and your ornament earrings and join us for fun, food and prizes in our new parish hall. The Bingo Luncheon is always a sellout, so make sure to reserve early!

15.00 Adults, 7.50 Children

Call Kathleen Dunleavy for reservations at 589-8233