Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion
March 16th, 2008 - Bulletin

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?

Psalm 22

Truly, this was the Son of God.

Gospel at the Procession with Palms: Matthew 21:1-11 Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.

First Reading: Isaiah 50: 4-7 In spite of my sufferings I am not disgraced. I am not put to shame.

Second Reading: Philippians 2:6-11 Christ emptied himself, and God filled this emptiness with exaltation.

Gospel: Matthew 26:14—27:66 The account of Christ’s passion according to Matthew.

On Good Friday, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land . Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Christian community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places. Thank you.

“Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!” shout the crowds in today’s Gospel. May we be always ready to share our blessings when we are sent in His name!

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, March 16

8:00 AM

Loretta Erbacher (D)

10:00 AM

Frank Keane (D)


Wilson & Julieta Cunanan (L)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, March 17

8:00 AM

Dinah Piol (D)

Tuesday, March 18

8:00 AM

Robert M. O’Malley (D)

Wednesday, March 19

8:00 AM

McKenna Family (L)

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, March 20

7:30 PM

Violeta Carnero (L)

Saturday, March 22

8:00 PM

Deceased Members of the Costello & Smith Families


First Collection Total $4,955.00

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

Good Friday’s collection is for the Holy Land.

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.

Dear Friends,

“A clean heart create for me, God” (Psalm 51). Now that God has come to live among his people, we will never be the same. His wondrous deeds, proclaimed by the prophets and witnessed by his apostles, remind us of our littleness and our limits. When I genuflect toward the presence of Christ in the tabernacle upon entering Mater Dolorosa Church, I show God how small I am and how great he is. To carry this awareness into my daily life, I ask God to clean my heart so that I may be open to receive him. During this holiest week in the Church Year, I remind myself once again that only God can give me all I need. I do penance for my past sins so that I may renew my desire to follow Jesus. I also try to make a special effort to share the gifts God has given me: “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me” (Matthew 25).

Have a great Holy Week!

Father Brian

Have you visited the Mater Dolorosa Website recently? Check it out at You can look up our Parish Groups, read past or current bulletins, download a registration form, or check upcoming events on the Parish Calendar.

Holy Week Services

Individual Confessions:
Saturday, March 22nd, from 3:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of Holy Week:
Mass at 8:00 a.m.
7:30p.m. Wednesday Evening

Holy Thursday, March 20th:
Pot Luck Dinner in the Hall at 6:00p.m.
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:30p.m.
Visit the Blessed Sacrament in the Convent Chapel until 10:00p.m.

Good Friday, March 21st:
Stations of the Cross at 1:30p.m. and 7:00p.m.
Liturgical Service at 2:00p.m. and 7:30p.m.

Easter Sunday, March 23rd:
Vigil Mass: Holy Saturday, March 22nd at 8:00p.m.

Sunday Masses:
Salubong Mass in Tagalog at 6:00a.m.
8:00a m , 10:00a m (Easter Egg Hunt for all the Children after the 10:00a m Mass), and 12:00 Noon
(No Sunday Evening Mass)

Nourish Your Soul by Delivering Meals on Wheels

Make a difference in your community and volunteer one day a week to deliver meals to homebound frail elderly people and adults with disabilities. Paid driver positions are also available to deliver meals Monday through Friday from approximately 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from Belmont to Daly City. For more information please call Catholic Charities CYO Meals on Wheels Program at 650-295-2177.

Many thanks!