Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
3rd Sunday of Easter
April 6th, 2008 - Bulletin

Lord, you will show us the path of life.

Psalm 16

Even when we are dejected, the Lord is there, walking with us.

First Reading: Acts 2:14, 22-33
Peter proclaimed to the crowds: God has raised the crucified Jesus, who now pours forth the Holy Spirit upon us.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-21 Our faith and hope are not in the passing allure of silver or gold, but in God who raised Jesus from the dead.

Gospel: Luke 24:13-35 On the evening of the first day of the week, through his words and in the breaking of the bread, the risen Christ made himself known to two disciples on their way to Emmaus.

The disciples on the road to Emmaus walked and talked with Jesus all day long, but it was not until they offered Him hospitality and He blessed and broke the bread that they recognized Him. Simple acts of loving kindness still reveal the presence of God in our midst.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, April 6

8:00 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)

10:00 AM

Laveta Jean McQuade (D)


Petrona Bing (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, April 7

8:00 AM

M.H.N. Gruner (D)

Tuesday, April 8

8:00 AM

Daniel Tan (D)

Wednesday, April 9

8:00 AM

McKenna Family (L)

Thursday, April 10

8:00 AM

Marie Castellanos (D)

Friday, April 11

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, April 12

8:00 AM

Jessie Gruner (D)

5:00 PM

Priest’s Intention

COLLECTION TOTALS - March 30, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,773.00

Second Collection Total - $1,754.00 (St. Vincent de Paul Society)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our CCD Program.
Our Second Collection next week is for Catholic Charities.

Thank you for your gererous 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.

Our prayers are with them, and those who care for them.

Direct from Hollywood!
Mater Dolorosa Parish Community proudly presents a benefit performance of “Late Nite Catechism”.
The hilarious interactive comedy featuring one outlandish nun!
Saturday, May 3rd—8:00 p.m. ? Mater Dolorosa Church
Tickets $30.00 (Advance) $40.00 (Door)
Please contact the Parish Office for ticket sales or more information at
(650) 583-4131 or Email


Pastoral Planning to Start and Sustain Lifelong Faith Formation with Bill Huebsch
Friday, April 25th
Pastoral Center—One Peter Yorke Way, SF 94109
Cost: $10.00 per person Time: 9:00 a.m.—3:00 p.m.
For: Priests, Pastoral Teams, Adult Faith Formation Coordinators,
DRE/CREs, Youth Ministry, and All Parish Leaders

The workshop will explore in a conversational manner how to implement various elements of lifelong faith formation, how to get started and how to sustain the momentum of a parish-wide formation process in a culture where people are busier than ever and increasingly individualized. Bill will share some of the most promising practices we see in parishes like ours around the country today. If you are interested in attending this workshop, or you would like more information, please contact Deacon Alex Aragon at (650) 583-3877.


The Children’s Choir from the Philippines, will be our guests in the convent here at Mater Dolorosa during their stay for their performance at St. Anne of the Sunset, 850 Judah St., San Francisco, on Sunday, April 13th from 3:00—5:00 p.m. The donation is $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for children (5-13 years). The performance

benefits the Ministries of the Sisters of Social Service in the Philippines. They will also sing a sample for us at the 10:00 a.m. Mass on April 13th. We hope the Children’s Choir will be comfortable here at Mater Dolorosa during their stay and we urge all to attend their performance.


Bettina Yap

Congratulations go to our very own Bettina Yap as Mater Dolorosa’s Parishioner of the Year. The Young Men’s Institute of SSF held their annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, March 30th, at St. Veronica’s Church where Bettina and several other Parishioners of the Year from neighboring parishes were honored. Bettina’s work on the Christmas Concerts, youth alter server scheduling, a member of the Parish Council, community outreach, and her dedication to Mater Dolorosa, makes her a very valuable part of our parish community. Next year, Mater Dolorosa has offered to host this event in our own parish hall. We will make announcements prior to the event so all who wish to do so may participate. Thank you and congratulations to Bettina Yap and her family!