Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2008 - Bulletin


Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Psalm 72


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

The star of Bethlehem comes to rest in our everyday lives, where we can experience God’s presence, manifested in ever new ways.


First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6 Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The Lord shines upon you and the glory of the Lord appears over you.

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6 The mystery has been made known that the Gentiles are coheirs, copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12 Magi from the east arrived, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?”


Today, we remember the three wise men from the east who came to pay homage to the infant Jesus, bringing Him rich gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. The gifts we bring—our time, service, and some share of what we earn for the work we do—are equally precious in His sight.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, January 6

8:00 AM

John Duran (D)

10:00 AM

Agatha Moran (D)

Noon

Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriguez (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish


Monday, January 7

8:00 AM

John Duran (D)


Tuesday, January 8

8:00 AM

Christy Ann Pineda (D)


Wednesday, January 9

8:00 AM

Camacho Family (L)


Thursday, January 10

8:00 AM

Increased Vocations


Friday, January 11

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, January 12

8:00 AM

Jim Rodriguez (L)

5:00 PM

Agatha Moran (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - December 23, 2007

First Collection Total $ 3,955.50
Second Collection Total $ 1,338.00 (Parish Improvement)
Christmas 2007 Collection $ 15,740.00

COLLECTION TOTALS - December 30, 2007

First Collection Total $ 4,043.00
Second Collection Total $ 1,578.50 (St. Vincent de Paul Society)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our CCD program.

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund

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.

We pray for the sick that they may experience God’s love and healing.


The PROCLAMATION of the DATE OF EASTER ON EPIPHANY

Dear brothers and sisters, the glory of the Lord has shone upon us,
AND SHALL EVER BE MANIFEST AMONG US,
UNTIL THE DAY OF HIS RETURN.
Through the rhythms of times and seasons
let us celebrate the mysteries of salvation.

Let us recall the year’s culmination, the Easter Tritium of the Lord:
His last supper, his crucifixion, his burial, and his rising celebrated
between the evening of the 20th of March (date of Holy Thursday)
and the evening of the 23rd of March (date of Easter Sunday).

Each Easter—as on each Sunday—
the Holy Church makes present the great and saving deed
by which Christ has for ever conquered sin and death.

From Easter are reckoned all the days we keep holy.
Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, will occur on the 6th of February.
The Ascension of the Lord will be commemorated on the 4th of May.
Pentecost, the joyful conclusion of the season of Easter,
will be celebrated on the 11th of May.
And this year, the First Sunday of Advent will be on the 30th of November.

Likewise the pilgrim Church proclaims the Passover of Christ
in the feasts of the holy Mother of God,
in the feasts of the Apostles and Saints,
and in the commemoration of the faithful departed.

To Jesus Christ, who was, who is, and who is to come,
Lord of time and history,
be endless praise, for ever and ever.

Amen.


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