Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
5th Sunday of Lent
March 9th, 2008 - Bulletin

With the Lord there is mercy and fullness of redemption.

Psalm 130


We are filled with the faith that—through Christ—
God’s glory will be with us in every moment of our lives, and with Christ, in our life everlasting.

First Reading: Ezekiel 37: 12-14 Thus says the Lord God: I will open your graves, have you rise from them, and settle you on your land.

Second Reading: Romans 8:8-11 If Christ is in you, the spirit is alive even if the body is dead because of sin.

Gospel: John 11:1-45 Lazarus, dead for four days, comes out of his tomb when Jesus calls his name.

When Jesus heard about the illness of his friend, Lazarus, he responded, “This illness is not to end in death; rather it is for God’s glory, that through it the Son of God may be glorified.” Every aspect of our lives—our gifts as well as our sufferings—can, if surrendered to Christ, lead to blessing for others and ourselves.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, March 9

8:00 AM

Chuck Gard (D)

10:00 AM

John Lagomarsino (D)


Faustino Bagain (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, March 10

8:00 AM

Philomena Viscarra (D)

Tuesday, March 11

8:00 AM

Kristina Elizabeth Cunanan (L)

Wednesday, March 12

8:00 AM

Federico Aquino (D)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, March 13

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, March 14

8:00 AM

Dolores Dacoron (D)

Saturday, March 15

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

5:00 PM

Father Michael Kidd (D)


First Collection Total $ 5,537.50
Catholic Relief Services $ 808.00

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for CCD.
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:

Matilde Agasid, Kayla Arangcon, Wallace Cain, Jack Devine , Dawn Hassinger, Lory Manzano , Steve Medina and Olga Montoya.

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


Monday, March 10th , 7:30 p.m., in the Church: Father Dave Pettingill here to speak on “Embracing a Church with Warts.” Monday Night’s Talk is entitled “Putting Skin on Jesus.”

Tuesday, March 11th , 7:30 p.m., at St. Robert’s Church: Tri-Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service with Mater Dolorosa, St. Robert’s, and St. Veronica’s participating.
(No Confirmation classes this evening).

Wednesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m., in the Church: Father Dave Pettingill here for his second talk entitled: “Living the Easter Cycle of Jesus’ life.”

Saturday, March 15th, 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall: Knights of Columbus 3rd Degree Ceremony.


Our congratulations go to Cathy Duran, our new President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society! Cathy and the volunteers of this group now also welcome Second Harvest to Mater Dolorosa, once a month, to fill bags of food for those in need. This parish group will be working hard before Easter to bring gift bags of food to the many people in our community that they serve.

We wish to thank Ms. Margarita Lee
for her many years of service as President.

Papal Holy Week Masses from Rome

EWTN will telecast Pope Benedict XVI conducting the following Holy Week liturgies: Palm Sunday Mass, March 16 at 5 p.m.; Mass of the Lord’s Supper, March 20 at 9 p.m.; Way of the Cross, March 21 at 5 p.m.; Easter Vigil Mass, March 22 at 9 p.m.; Easter Sunday Mass, March 23 at 9 a.m.; Easter Message and Blessing, March 23 at 10:30 a.m. EWTN will also air, from the National Shrine in Washington, D.C., the Mass of the Lord’s Supper, March 20 at 2:30 p.m.; and Easter Vigil Mass, March 22 at 5 p.m. EWTN is carried on Comcast Digital Ch. 229, Astound Ch. 80, DISH Satellite Ch. 261, and Direct TV Ch. 370.

February 26, 2008

On behalf of all the members and clients of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Mater Dolorosa’s Conference, I would like to thank all the parishioners, friends, and families who attended our 5th annual International Dinner on February 16, 2008. It was so wonderful to see all of you share and participate in this mission of charity with our Vincentian family. We are very grateful for all of your contributions through the years. Due to some technical difficulty that evening, some of you might not have heard clearly the many different ways your contributions have helped not only our community but also internationally.

Your generous donations are the main source of income to provide basic necessities for the needy brothers and sisters in our community which include food, clothes, utilities, rent, furniture, transportation, and medical expenses. We offer help to the homeless shelter on Grand Avenue, and provide sleeping bags throughout San Mateo County. We give financial and spiritual support to both the Restorative Justice Program (formerly known as the Jail Ministry Program), and the Catherine Center, a program that offers women a second chance at life.

We have also reached out across the globe – Mater Dolorosa has a twin conference in Uganda known as the St. James Catholic Conference which we support annually.

As stated in the St. Vincent de Paul newsletter, we are celebrating 175 years in the search for truth and the defense of human dignity. Here is to the next 175 years. Thank you again for all of your support. God Bless you and your loved ones!

Margarita Lee

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