Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
3rd Sunday of Ordinary Time
January 27, 2008 - Bulletin

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Psalm 27

The light that brings salvation and rejoicing is, ultimately, Christ.

First Reading: Isaiah 8:23-9:3 God has restored the land, and brought great joy to the people. The burdens that were once laid upon them have been vanquished.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:10-13, 17 Paul exhorts the believers at Corinth: As there is one Christ, so too must there be no divisions among you.

Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23 [12-17] After calling his first disciples, Jesus goes throughout Galilee teaching, proclaiming the gospel and curing the people of their illnesses. 

The watchword today is “immediately.” Peter and Andrew, James and John all respond immediately to the call of Christ. May I be as open to God’s call and as ready to use my talents in His service as those first disciples were!

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, January 27

8:00 AM

Valeriano Viray (D)

10:00 AM

Agustus & Neda Santos (L)


Juliana Moscardon (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, January 28

8:00 AM

Dee Munoz (L)

Tuesday, January 29

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, January 30

8:00 AM

Margaret Anderson (D)

Thursday, January 31

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, February 1

8:00 AM

Antonio Alonzo (D)

Saturday, February 2

8:00 AM

Phyllis Rogers (D)

5:00 PM

Jesus Bing (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - January 20, 2008

First Collection Total $ 4,470.00
Second Collection Total $ 1,641.00 (Helping Hands)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for The Church in Latin America.

Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our CCD Program.

Thank you for your continued support!

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

Kayla Arangcon, Wallace Cain, Jack Devine, Dawn Hassinger, Lory Manzano and Olga Montoya.

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

Dear Friends,

This past week, I was sick with the flu. I haven’t been this sick in years. Being sick gives me a greater appreciation for all my parishioners whose health is a struggle every day of their lives.

We finally paid off the last bill for the school to the tune of $19, 209. This bill was the buy-out price for three copy machines the school was purchasing. I will never be able to figure out why a school of 150 students had three big copy machines with service contracts. Anyway, the bill was paid out of a school endowment fund, and does not effect parish funds or donations. If anyone would like one of these copiers, please let me know.

I know we just finished up with Christmas, but Lent is almost upon us. Ash Wednesday is February 6th. Masses on Ash Wednesday are at 8:00 a.m., 12 Noon, and 7:30 p.m. Besides the usual 8:00 a.m. daily Mass, we will have an extra Lenten Mass on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. We will also have Stations of the Cross, followed by Benediction, on the Fridays of Lent at 7:30 p.m.

I will be away this coming week. I have some meetings in San Diego I need to attend, plus I’ll be taking off for a few days in Los Angeles. I’ll be back in time for Ash Wednesday. 

Have a great week!

Father Brian

February 16, 2008 - 6:00 p.m., Mater Dolorosa Parish Hall

Please join the members of The Society of St. Vincent de Paul for their 5th Annual International Dinner which will be held on Saturday, February, 16th at 6:00 p.m. (after the 5:00 p.m. Mass) in our parish hall. Tickets will be available after all Masses on Feb. 2nd,3rd, 9th & 10th.

Prices for tickets are:

$10.00 per adult
$5.00 for children ages 12 and under
Free for children ages 4 and under

After February 10th prices for tickets will be:

$12.00 per adult
$7.00 for children ages 12 and under
Free for children ages 4 and under

For more information please call:

Sandee Chan 650.922.1889 or
Terry Keller 650.583.3385 or
Margarita Lee 650.619.4793

Archbishop George H. Niederauer
Cordially extends an invitation to
all married couples of the Archdiocese of San Francisco
to a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration and Renewal of Vows.
Special honor will be shown to those who are
celebrating their 25th, 50th, or 50+Wedding Anniversary.
Saturday, February 9th, 2008,10:00 a.m.
St. Mary’s Cathedral
111 Gough St. , San Francisco, Ca
Reception immediately following Eucharist
Registration forms are available in the vestibule.

Do You Hear A Calling?

Attention: Young unmarried adult men (21-40) are invited to attend St. Patrick’s Seminary & University’s 14th annual Priesthood Discernment Retreat Weekend where you can reflect on your call in life and diocesan priesthood. The Discernment Weekend is February 1st to Sunday, February 3rd at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University in Menlo Park. Interested? Contact the Vocations Office at (415) 614-5683 for a registration form. If you are considering a vocation to the priesthood, please consider spending this weekend with us.