Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 4th, 2008 - Bulletin


I believe that I shall see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living.

Psalm 27

As Christians, we are people of hope.

First Reading: Acts 1:1-11
Jesus tells the disciples that they will be witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Second Reading: Ephesians 1:17-23
May the Father of Glory give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation.

Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
Jesus instructs the eleven to baptize and teach people of all nations.

The Catholic Family Movement presents a pilgrimage for families, youth and young adults, to the 19th Annual International Youth Festival in Medjugorje, July 31—August 7, 2008, with optional extension to Rome. Join thousands of pilgrims this summer in the peace filled village where miracles have been happening since 1981 at the Franciscan Shrine of St. James.
For information call 1-966-984-8687, or visit

In today’s Gospel, Jesus prays, “I have given You glory on earth by finishing the work You gave me to do.” Good stewards follow his example by using their time and talents for the glory of God. See John 17:4

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, May 4

8:00 AM

Jose Romero Rodriquez (D)

10:00 AM

Nancy Young (D)


Pio S. Pizarro (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, May 5

8:00 AM

John Carraro (D)

Tuesday, May 6

8:00 AM

James Egan (D)

Wednesday, May 7

8:00 AM

Brenda Mullally (D)

Thursday, May 8

8:00 AM

Pablo & Juana Rodriguez (D)

Friday, May 9

8:00 AM

James Mullally (D)

Saturday, May 10

8:00 AM

Khac & Nga Do (L)

5:00 PM

Thomas Aspiras (L)

COLLECTION TOTALS - April 27, 2008

 First Collection Total $ 4,843.50

Second Collection Total $ 1,386.00 (Black & Indian Missions)

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

May God bless them and their families.

May Events at Mater Dolorosa

May 6th: Last Day for CCD
May 11th: Happy Mother’s Day!
May 15th at 6:00 p.m.: Confirmation at St. Bruno’s
May 17th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Legion of Mary Celebration in the Church
May 17th at 6:00 p.m.: Archbishop’s Annual Appeal 1% Club Thank You Dinner in the Hall
May 18th from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.: Flores de Mayo Celebration in the Church and Hall
May 18th at 5:00 p.m.: Last Sunday Evening Mass before Summer
May 20th to May 22nd: Immaculate Heart Radio Fund Drive in the Hall
May 31st at 6:00 p.m.: “Grad Night” Dinner/Dance for our 8th Grade Alumni in the Hall

The Legion of Mary
Cordially Invites You
To the Annual Auxiliary Function
Mater Dolorosa Church * Saturday, May 17th
Speaker: Fr. Brian Costello
8:00 a.m. Mass
8:30 a.m. Fellowship
9:15 a.m. Rosary followed by reflections about Mother Mary

Last Sunday 5:00 p.m.
Evening Mass is on May 18th!

We will no longer have a 5:00 p.m. Mass on Sunday evenings during the summer months. Please make a note of it. Thank-you.


IMMACULATE HEART RADIO’S SPRING ON-AIR PLEDGE DRIVE will be held here at Mater Dolorosa Hall from Tuesday, May 20th through Thursday, May 22nd. The staff needs your help to answer phone calls, run errands, or help with hospitality. If you can help for an hour or a couple of hours any day, please call Debora Heinrichs at (916) 535-0500 ext. 221, or email her at


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.