Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Baptism of the Lord
January 13, 2008 - Bulletin

The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Psalm 29


We, too, were counted among God’s beloved at the moment of our own baptism.

First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 Isaiah speaks of the Servant whom the Lord upholds; he shall bring forth justice to the nations.

Second Reading: Acts 10:34-38 Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit; he went out healing and doing good.

Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17 A voice comes from heaven proclaiming Jesus as the beloved Son, with whom God is well pleased.

Our Baptism, like the Lord’s, is a consecration to service. The bishops’ pastoral on stewardship reminds us that “ . . . there is a fundamental obligation arising from the Sacrament of Baptism that people place their gifts, their resources– their selves—at God’s service in and through the Church..

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, January 13

8:00 AM

Veronica Tan (L)

10:00 AM

Joseph Riccomini (L)


John Duran (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, January 14

8:00 AM

Increased Vocations

Tuesday, January 15

8:00 AM

Richard Richardson (D)

Wednesday, January 16

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, January 17

8:00 AM

Teresita Gormley (L)

Friday, January 18

8:00 AM

Eva Wright & Ann Wright Farias (D)

Saturday, January 19

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Villamor & Lilian Corrales (L)

COLLECTION TOTALS - January 6, 2008

First Collection Total $ 4,912.00
Second Collection Total $ 1,330.00 (Parish Improvement)

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

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our The Helping Hands 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.

Dear Friends,

Happy new year! I hope all of you had a good Christmas and I wish you nothing but the best in 2008.

Father Padazinski and myself were blown away by all the cards and gifts we received during the holidays. You really are a good and most generous people. It will take awhile, but the two of us plan to get our thank you notes out as quickly as possible. Again, many, many thanks for everything. We both really appreciate it!

Speaking of thanks, thank you for giving over $16,000 to our Christmas Collection. That is the most money ever given to a Christmas Collection here at Mater Dolorosa. Again, you are much too kind!

You will notice in your new packet of Sunday envelopes an envelope for “Helping Hands”, usually for the 3rd Sunday of every month. A number of the parishes in the Archdiocese already have Helping Hands up and running. The concept is simple: when a registered parishioner has a family member that dies, and that family member is buried from our church, or if the family has a very significant event, we offer the family the use of the parish hall, plus a catered lunch. There is no cost to the family for this service, thus the Helping Hands collection once a month. I hope you can be generous to this new collection. Maybe one day you or your family might be using this new service as well. 

Have a great week!

Father Brian

All of the members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society and their clients would like to send a heartfelt thank you to all the parishioners of Mater Dolorosa Parish for your generous donations of Target gift cards, and for your generous response to our second collections throughout the year. As a result of your kindness and compassion, the needy had a good Christmas. Your donations go towards helping with rental assistance, utilities, furniture, clothing, bus fares and medical needs. Our clients were very happy that they could use the gift cards to purchase gifts for their children. Thank you for your generosity, and may God bless you!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Mater Dolorosa Conference

Our Church looked lovely this Christmas season thanks to many who contributed towards its beauty. Our thanks go to the Altar Society who work so hard all year to grace our altar with flowers, but who made the Church look especially festive with poinsettias and flowers during this season. Our thanks go to all those who made donations towards the purchase of our new Nativity Sculptures. Thank you to Bob & Liz Mantegani and their sons for our magnificent Christmas tree, this year and every year. Thanks go to James and Eleanora who clean the Church and the pews for us year-round. And last but not least, thank you to those who made contributions towards the purchase of plants and flowers for the altar. All of your donations of time and resources made Mater Dolorosa look just wonderful!
Thank you for Your Thoughtfulness

Thank you to all who dropped off gifts, cards, and goodies for our Pastoral staff at Mater Dolorosa this Christmas season. We thank you for all who kept us in their thoughts and in their prayers. The gifts were a reminder of the love and generosity of our friends in our parish community, during this blessed time of year. Thank-you for your kindness and generosity. It warmed our hearts!

The Mater Dolorosa Staff
Something New at Mater Dolorosa

Those of you who are registered parishioners and are receiving contribution envelopes may notice a new envelope in your packets for “Helping Hands”. Beginning this year, we will have a fund to support the use of our parish hall for those who would like to use it following a funeral or a very special occasion. In some instances, our Helping Hands team will provide a light buffet meal if desired. Those eligible for this church-provided service must be registered in the parish, attending Mass with some regularity, and using their contribution envelopes towards the support of their parish. Please call the rectory for further information if you are planning a special event, or you would like to determine if you are registered, and we will be happy to assist you.