Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Pentecost Sunday
May 11th, 2008 - Bulletin

Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.

Psalm 104


Saint Paul tells us that all of us, in some way, are given gifts of the Holy Spirit, gifts that can be used to spread the Good News.

First Reading: Acts 2:1-11

Filled with the Holy Spirit, the apostles begin to speak in tongues.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:3b-7, 12-13
In one Spirit we are baptized into one body and given to drink of one Spirit.

Gospel: John 20:19-23
Jesus Christ appears to the disciples and sends them on their mission with the power to forgive or retain sins through the Holy Spirit.

For more than 25 years, the CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN has been spreading the Gospel message locally and nationally on radio, television, in print, and on the Internet. It is only through donations from Catholic parishioners that this is possible. Please contribute generously next week to the Catholic Communications Campaign.
You may visit for program information.

it’s how the Good News gets around!

Donations of Yarn Needed

A group of volunteers who make lap blankets and slippers for seniors who are in the hospital need yarn. They will pick up your donation. Please call Lorranie at 589-5548 if you can help out with this worthy cause.
Thank you.


Sunday, May 11

8:00 AM

Anna Thom & Anna Dao (D)

10:00 AM

Alice Gruner (D)


Estrella Montinola (D)

5:00 PM

People of the Parish

Monday, May 12

8:00 AM

Rosa Rivera (D)

Tuesday, May 13

8:00 AM

Amable Cayo (D)

Wednesday, May 14

8:00 AM

Santo Fred Lococo (D)

Thursday, May 15

8:00 AM

Paul Robinson (L)

Friday, May 16

8:00 AM

Sr. Mary St. Julian (D)

Saturday, May 17

8:00 AM

Lorraine Wolf (D)

5:00 PM

Jesus Romero Rodriguez (D)


First Collection Total - $4,919.50
Second Collection Total -
$1,535.50 (CCD Fund)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.
Our Second Collection next week is for the Catholic Communication Campaign.

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.


Congratulations to the following young people who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation this coming Thursday at St. Bruno’s Church:

Jacob Ambroski
Allen Dantes
Mark Dantes
Javier Machado
Cody Miller

Humberto Ortega
Amandalyn Rapues
Annabelle Rapues
Ruszel Refuerrzo
Christian Talavera
Patrick Valera

CONGRATULATIONS to the following children who received their First Communion last Saturday:

Marie Althaus
Daniel Barba
Jesse Delenio
Vanessa Fitzpatrick

Miquel Ortiz
Lucas Rodriguez
Marcos Rodriguez
Loren Vizel
A big thank you to their teachers, Margartia Lee and Sonia Vizel.

Dear Friends,

Late Nite Catechism was a big success. Approximately 220 people attended the performance. Thank you, one and all, for making this happen.

Happy Pentecost!
Father Brian

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 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

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 parish event and dinner!