Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Most Holy Trinity
May 18th, 2008 - Bulletin

Glory & praise forever!

Daniel 3

Today’s scriptures celebrate the mystery of the Trinity.

First Reading: Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9

The Lord, merciful and gracious, rich in kindness and faithfulness.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Brothers and sisters, rejoice. Live with one another in peace, and the God of peace will be with you.

Gospel: John 3:16-18
God did not send the Son to condemn the world, but to give it abundant life.


The Gospel today is sometimes called “the Gospel in miniature” because it so concisely sums up the Gospel message. In even more condensed form, “God loved... God gave...” is the paradigm for stewardship—we give because we love.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, May 18

8:00 AM

Antone Orta (D)

10:00 AM

People of the Parish


Linda Mizzi (L)

5:00 PM

Jack Taheny (D)

Monday, May 19

8:00 AM

Elpido Bing (D)

Tuesday, May 20

8:00 AM

Dr. O.C. Gruner (D)

Wednesday, May 21

8:00 AM

Rolando Tomimbang (L)

Thursday, May 22

8:00 AM

Sr. Mary St. Julian, BBM (D)

Friday, May 23

8:00 AM

Pablo Calara, Jr. (D)

Saturday, May 24

8:00 AM

Daniel Tan (D)

5:00 PM

Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriquez (D)


First Collection Total $4,962.00
Second Collection Total
$1,863.00 (Parish Improvement)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for The Catholic Communication Campaign.
Our Second Collection next week is for our Helping Hands 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.

Proud of Being Catholic
. . . . Excerpts from an article written by Sam Miller,
prominent Jewish businessman.

Why would newspapers carry on a vendetta on one of the most important institutions that we have today in the United States, namely the Catholic Church?

Do you know—the Catholic Church educates 2.6 million students everyday at the cost to the Church of 10 billion dollars, and a savings to the American taxpayer of 18 billion dollars? Those graduates go on to graduate studies at the rate of 92%, all at their cost.

The Church has 230 colleges and universities in the U.S. with an enrollment of 700,000 students.

The Catholic Church has a non-profit hospital system of 637 hospitals, which account for hospital treatment of 1 out of every 5 people—not just Catholics—in the United States today.

Catholic Charities in San Francisco alone serves the needs of 40,000 local clients, through 33 vital programs, who struggle daily with poverty, HIV/AIDS, violence, and neglect. Think of the tremendous impact of our Church’s programs country-wide!

However, the press is vindictive and trying to totally denigrate in every way, the Catholic Church in this country. They have blamed the disease of pedophilia on the Catholic Church, which is as irresponsible as blaming adultery on the institution of marriage. A study of American priests showed that most are happy in the priesthood and find it even better than they had expected, and that most, if given the choice, would choose to be priests again in face of all this obnoxious PR the Church has been receiving. Walk with your shoulders high and your head higher. Be a proud member of the most important non-governmental agency in the United States. Please remember what Jeremiah said, “Stand by the roads, and look and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”

Be proud to speak up for your faith with pride and
reverence and lean what your Church does for all other
religions. Be proud that you’re a Catholic.


EWTN’s special program in May includes a special telecast, Pope Benedict XVI who will preside in Rome at the Solemn Mass and Eucharistic Procession of Corpus Christi, May 22 at 10:00 a.m., with an encore at 8:30 p.m. EWTN is carried on Comcast Ch. 229, Astound Ch. 80, San Bruno Cable Ch. 142, DISH Satellite Ch. 261, and Direct TV Ch. 370.

Last Sunday 5:00 p.m.
Evening Mass is today, 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.

 Dear Friends,

I’ve been talking to the Principals at Holy Angels and OLPH, and they tell me that they are still looking for students for Kindergarten and First Grade. If you know anyone who is looking for a good Catholic school to send their kids to, please mention Holy Angels and OLPH.
Have a great week!
Father Brian

You are invited to join
Father Bill Knapp
on the occasion of his
60th Anniversary of Ordination
to the Priesthood
his Retirement to
Nazareth House, San Rafael
Sunday, June 8, 2008
11:00 a.m. Mass
Reception Immediately following
St. Isabella’s Parish
One Trinity Way
San Rafael
(Father Knapp was Mater Dolorosa’s
third Pastor from 1970—1978.)


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