Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 8, 2008 - Bulletin

To the upright, I will show the saving power of God.

Psalm 50


We are beckoned, once again, to follow Jesus in faith and gratitude and love.

First Reading: Hosea 6:3-6
It is love, not sacrifice, that I desire; knowledge of God, not holocausts.

Second Reading: Romans 4:18-25
Those who believe will have it credited to them as righteousness.

Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13
Tax collectors and sinners came and joined Jesus at table.

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!

“It is love that I desire, not sacrifice,” says Hosea in today’s first reading. But for love of us, Jesus sacrificed everything—even His life. Are my small sacrifices gifts of love and gratitude?
See Hosea 6:6

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, June 8

8:00 AM

Lydia Aquino (L)

10:00 AM

Emmanuele Mizzi (D)


Milda Bing (D)

Monday, June 9

8:00 AM

Florentino Maliwat (D)

Tuesday, June 10

8:00 AM

Arminda Montajos (D)

Wednesday, June 11

8:00 AM

Fr. Brian Costello (L)

Thursday, June 12

8:00 AM

David Bernadette Gruner (D)

Friday, June 13

8:00 AM

Antonia Orensa (D)

Saturday, June 14

8:00 AM

George & Tillie Ferris (L)

5:00 PM

Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriguez (D)


First Collection Total - $5,004.00
Second Collection Total - $1,631.00 (Special Projects Fund)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.
Our Second Collection next week is for Myanmar & China Relief. 

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.

May God bless them and their families.

A Few Catholic Terms and Definitions:

AMEN: The only part of a prayer that everyone knows.

BULLETIN: Your receipt for attending Mass.

CHOIR: A group of people whose singing allows the rest of the parish to lip-sync.

HOLY WATER: A liquid whose chemical formula is H2oly.

HYMN: A song of praise usually sung in a key three octaves higher than that of the congregation’s range.

RECESSIONAL HYMN: The last song at Mass often sung a little more quietly, since most of the people have already left.

INCENSE: Holy smoke.

JESUITS: An order of priests known for their ability to find colleges with good basketball teams.

JONAH: The original “Jaws” story.

JUSTICE: When kids have kids of their own.

KYRIE ELEISON: The only Greek words that most Catholics can recognize besides gyros and baklava. (For you non-Catholics, it means Lord Have Mercy.)

MAGI: The most famous trio to attend a baby shower.

PEW: A medieval torture device still found in Catholic churches.

PROCESSION: The ceremonial formation at the beginning of Mass consisting of altar servers, the celebrant, and late parishioners looking for seats.

RECESSIONAL: The ceremonial procession at the conclusion of Mass led by parishioners trying to beat the crowd to the parking lot.

RELICS: People who have been going to Mass for so long, they actually know when to sit, kneel, and stand.

TEN COMMANDMENTS: The most important Top Ten list not given by David Letterman.

USHERS: The only people in the parish who don’t know the seating capacity of a pew.

On June 15, we will have a very special second collection for those who are suffering from the cyclone in Myanmar (Burma) and the victims of the earthquake in China. Parishioners can direct their donation by writing their checks payable to Mater Dolorosa . This will speed up the process, as this money is needed urgently. The money will be provided to Catholic Relief Services for immediate distribution. The Archdiocese will retain NO administrative fee for processing this special collection. Please give generously of your gifts, next week, for those in our world who desperately need it at this time. Thank you.

Second Harvest Senior Brown Bag Program at Mater Dolorosa

Our program can use your help in two ways. Drivers are needed to deliver food bags to needy families on Tuesday mornings. The program also has a need for brown grocery bags. If you can help out with either of these requests, please contact Deacon Alex Aragon at (650) 583-3877. Thanks for your support of this fine program in our community.

Thank you to all of our wonderful volunteers who pitched in and made Father Brian’s Surprise Birthday Celebration a big success. Thanks go to all those who worked so hard cooking, for the generous donations of food, and the kitchen helpers who served everything so attractively. The cakes were beautiful, as were the decorations. Thanks to all who helped to make this a very enjoyable celebration for our pastor, who is so deserving of all of our well wishes!