Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Sixth Sunday of Easter
April 27th, 2008 - Bulletin

Let the earth cry out to God with joy.

Psalm 66

Let us acknowledge the presence of the Holy Spirit
and ask the Spirit to make us people of hope.

First Reading: Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
The people of Samaria accepted the word of God preached by Philip.

Second Reading: 1 Peter 3:15-18
Act with gentleness and reverence toward all, so that when you are maligned, those who defame you, will be the ones put to shame.

Gospel: John 14: 15-21
I will not leave you orphans, but will come to you.

May 2, 2008

Please sign up for Eucharistic Adoration the first Friday of each month. It is a wonderful experience to spend some peaceful time in the Holy Presence of Jesus in prayerful reflection. You will find the sign up sheets in the vestibule of the Church. Let’s make this a big success for Mater Dolorosa, as well as our own spiritual lives.


Sunday, April 27

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

10:00 AM

Eileen Mullally (D)


Blanca Villegas (D)

5:00 PM

Helen Ostrowski (D)

Monday, April 28

8:00 AM

Murray Skelton (D)

Tuesday, April 29

8:00 AM

Sostenes Holguin (D)

Wednesday, April 30

8:00 AM

Jesus Romero Rodriguez (D)

Thursday, May 1

8:00 AM

Helen Ostrowski (D)

Friday, May 2

8:00 AM

Elsie Tori (D)

Saturday, May 3

8:00 AM

Guina Grivas Tablante (D)

5:00 PM

Elias Paglinawan (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - April 20, 2008

First Collection Total $5,451.06
Second Collection Total
$1,709.00 (Catholic Charities)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Black & Indian Missions.
Our Second Collection next week is for our CCD Fund.

Thank you for your generous 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.

We remember in our prayers the happy repose of the soul of Santo Lococo. May Santo rest in peace.

Dear Friends,

Two Sundays ago, Bishop Nes Ongtioco, Bishop of Cabal, outside of Metro Manila, celebrated the 10:00 Mass. He was accompanying the Hail Mary The Queen Children’s Choir that was visiting San Francisco. We thank Bishop Nes for celebrating Mass for us and the Children’s Choir who sang for us.

This is the last Sunday we will be selling tickets to Late Nite Catechism. Late Nite Catechism will be performed here next Saturday at 8:00 p.m. Please get your tickets now for this benefit performance for our parish. It is an evening that the whole family will enjoy. 

Have a great week!
Father Brian

My gratitude goes out to the many kind and generous people who pulled together last Sunday to make my twentieth anniversary of priesthood such a joyous occasion.  It was a delight and a privilege to celebrate the Mass with you in Church, and then to move to the hall to continue the celebration with mariachis, good food, and great company!As I mentioned at the Mass, I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing with my life.  While the past twenty years of priestly ministry have may not been perfect, they have been rich with many blessings.  It is my hope that my ministry here has helped your relationship with Christ, our risen Lord.  You are wonderful people and I am fortunate to live among you here, at Mater Dolorosa.  Again, many thanks!
Father Michael Padazinski


The Pius X Award is presented to those who have given generous years of service through their talents in forming persons in the faith through catechetical ministry in the Archdiocese of San Francisco. We are proud to announce that the following Mater Dolorosa parishioners will receive this award on May 8th at St. Anne’s:

Mely Marin
Margarita Lee
Lillie Villaluna
Sister Bernard Joseph
Jo Ventura
Louella Angeles

40 Years of Service
30 Years of Service
25 Years of Service
20 Years of Service
10 Years of Service
10 Years of Service

MAY 18th * 4:00 P.M.

Our community will gather together to celebrate the month that is dedicated to our Blessed Mother. We will pray the Rosary together at 4:00 p.m. , followed by Mass at 5:00, then a procession and floral offering. Afterwards, there will be a pot luck dinner in the parish hall. If you would like to make a presentation, or for more information, please call 650-873-6323. All are welcome to attend this beautiful procession and fun event.


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