Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
December 30, 2007 - Bulletin

Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

Psalm 128


Over all other virtues, put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.

—Colossians 3:14

First Reading: Sirach 3:2-7, 12-14 Those who honor and comfort their parents shall never be forgotten.

Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-21 You are called into one body. Bear with one another; forgive one another; let Christ’s peace control you.

Gospel: Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 Joseph rose, took the child and his mother, and fled to Egypt.

Joseph’s obedience to God was not a one-time thing. His attention to the angel’s warning kept Jesus from being murdered by Herod and led to the fulfillment of the prophecy that the Messiah would be a Nazorean. Fidelity to God’s will assures the best use of my talents, too!

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, December 30

8:00 AM

John Duran (D)

10:00 AM

Roy Gatti (D)


People of the Parish

5:00 PM

Priest’s Intention

Monday, December 31

8:00 AM

Increased Vocations

Tuesday, January 1

12:05 AM

People of the Parish

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

12:00 PM

John Duran (D)

Wednesday, January 2

8:00 AM

Fr. Richard Purcell (L)

Thursday, January 3

8:00 AM

Tomas H. Grivas (D)

Friday, January 4

8:00 AM

Ann Wright Farias (D)

Saturday, January 5

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Increased Vocations

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for St. Vincent de Paul Society

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of our CCD program.

Thank you for your continued support!

Please keep all those who are sick in our parish family in your prayers, especially:

Wallace Cain, Jack Devine , Dawn Hassinger, and Lory Manzano.

May God bless them and their families.


If trees could speak on Christmas Day. . .
perhaps this is what they would say:
“I’ve dreamed of this my whole life long. . .
and prayed my branches would grow strong.
I grew up on Holy ground. . .
with Mother Nature all around.
And then cut down in all my glory. . .
to celebrate the Christmas story.
I tried to look my very best. . .
as you chose me from all the rest.
You decorated lovingly. . .
or many precious eyes to see.
Of all my life, I have to say. . .
love overflowed on Christmas Day.”

by Kay E. Richardson
M.D. Poet Laureate


Join us for a Pot Luck Dinner Party on New Year’s Eve in the Parish Hall beginning at 10:30 p.m. Our late dinner will be followed by Mass at 12:05 a.m. What a great way to bring in 2008, with food and fellowship in our own Church with plenty of parking! Please use the following chart:

Last Names That Begin with:

A - I

Please bring appetizers or salads

J - S

Please bring main dishes or entrees

T - Z

Please bring beverages

Please call the rectory and sign up so we know how many party-goers to expect. Thank-you!


Next Saturday, January 5th is the 1st Saturday of the month. On every first Saturday there is a rosary prayed to end abortion. We meet at 9:00 a.m. in front of Planned Parenthood, 221 Palm Ave., San Mateo. For more information call Jessica at 572-1468 or Gloria at 345-9076.


Our Rectory Office will be closed until January 2, 2008, for the Christmas season. You may call the Rectory at 583-4131 and dial extension 31 for a complete Mass Schedule at any time during the holiday break.