Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 1, 2008 - Bulletin


Lord, be my rock of safety.

Psalm 31


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

“Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on a rock.” - Matthew 7:24


First Reading: Deuteronomy 11:18, 26-28, 32

Take my words into your heart and soul.

Second Reading: Romans 3:21-25, 28
The righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law.

Gospel: Matthew 7:21-27
Only the one who does the will of the Father will enter the kingdom of heaven.


Today’s readings call us to active discipleship. It is not enough to know the commandments, we must actively obey them. It is not enough to hear the words of Jesus, we must act on them. Good stewards demonstrate their gratitude for the gift of faith by putting it into action.

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


We pray for the happy repose of the soul of
Apolonia R. Manzano.
May perpetual light shine upon her.

Our prayers are with Violeta Rapues and her family at this time.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, June 1

8:00 AM

Leah H. Graham (D)

10:00 AM

Richard Grondona (D)

Noon

People of the Parish


Monday, June 2

8:00 AM

Father Brian Costello (L)


Tuesday, June 3

8:00 AM

Santo Fred Lococo (D)


Wednesday, June 4

8:00 AM

Eileen Costello (D)


Thursday, June 5

8:00 AM

Honorata Fajardo (D)


Friday, June 6

8:00 AM

John Chapman (D)


Saturday, June 7

8:00 AM

Porfirio Balagot (D)

5:00 PM

Lourdes Rodriguez (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - May 25, 2008

 First Collection Total - $4,591.00
Second Collection Total - $1,438.00 (Helping Hands)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Special Projects 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, Fran Hinklin, Steve Medina, Olga Montoya, and Rita Williams.

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


A Blessing

May our inner vision be transformed so that we can see more clearly,
our own journey with all humankind, as a journey of peace, hope, and unity.
May our God be someone we can lean on in our weak or painful moments.
May we know God as our rock, our shelter, our strength, and our wing of comfort and support.
May we not be afraid of the questions that press upon our minds and hearts.
May we welcome the questions and wait patiently for the day when they will have their answers.
May we have a welcome in our smile, and hello etched upon our hand,
the hand we extend to everyone who blesses us with their presence.
May the wellsprings of compassion flow deep within us until we can taste
the tears of our sisters and brothers.
May we awake each morning with thanks on our lips and in our hearts,
recognizing that all is a gift, that all is a blessing.
May our friendship with God be strong and healthy.
May that love be both a comfort and a challenge as we struggle to find our way.
May our spirit be open and perceptive in discovering the will of God for us.
May our prayer be that of wisdom, guidance, and a deeper understanding of God’s way for us.

May we be a living legacy to our God.


Kitchen

We are happy to announce that we will be having some much needed work done in our Parish Kitchen in the next few weeks. We will have new counter tops that are durable and beautiful. Next, we plan to re-face the existing cupboards and closets, so they will be clean, strong, and better looking. Thanks to your generous donations to the Parish Improvement Fund, we are able to get this work done to improve the conditions in our kitchen.

Thank-you to our generous supporters!


FALL of 2008 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION REGISTRATION

New and returning families may pick up registration forms in the Rectory Office during office hours. You may return your completed forms to the Religious Education Office on Tuesdays, or at the Rectory any weekday. Please bring along a copy of your child’s Baptism Certificate and your tuition. For more information, please call our Office of Religious Education at 650-588-8175 and leave a message. Your call will be promptly returned.


There will be a Finance Council meeting on Wednesday, June 4th at 6:30 p.m. in the school library.


We will have our Parish Council Meeting on Wednesday, June 11th at 7:00 in the school library. All are welcome to join us with their suggestions and ideas!.