Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 22, 2008 - Bulletin

Lord, in your great love, answer me.

Psalm 69


The same God who saved Jeremiah, the psalmist and Jesus, is fully present to save us through the gracious gift of Jesus Christ. We have nothing and no one to fear.

First Reading: Jeremiah 20:10-13
The Lord has rescued the poor from the clutches of the wicked.

Second Reading: Romans 5:12-15
The grace of God overflows for all.

Gospel: Matthew 10:26-33
All who acknowledge Jesus before others will likewise be acknowledged by Jesus before the Father.

‘Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,”

Jesus tells us in the Gospel today:

“And nothing hidden that will not become known.”

May our stewardship of God’s gifts be such that we would not be ashamed if it were seen in the clear light of day.

See Matthew 10:26

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


Sunday, June 22

8:00 AM

Helen Ostrowski (D)

10:00 AM

Sally Orta (D)


Teresita I. Palomar (D)

Monday, June 23

8:00 AM

Crisanta Tomimbang (D)

Tuesday, June 24

8:00 AM

Rosario Liendo (D)

Wednesday, June 25

8:00 AM

Deceased Member of the Uccelli Family (D)

Thursday, June 26

8:00 AM

Frank Keane (D)

Friday, June 27

8:00 AM

Agles Fratessa (D)

Saturday, June 28

8:00 AM

Raphael Angeles (L)

5:00 PM

Artemio Orlino. Sr. (D)


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for The St. Vincent de Paul Society.
Our Second Collection next week is for Peter’s Pence.

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.

We will have two guests staying with us this summer.

The first guest is Jerry Murphy. Jerry is a long time resident of Menlo Park. Jerry is also a seminary student studying for the Archdiocese of San Francisco. God willing, Jerry will be ordained a priest in three years. He will be bringing Holy Communion to the patients at Kaiser Hospital.

The second guest is Father Tom Reilly, a San Francisco native. Father Tom and I were students together at St. Patrick’s College Seminary in Mountain View many, many years ago. Since then, Father Tom joined up with the Missionaries of Africa (formerly known as the White Fathers) and worked in Kenya for many years. Father Tom just recently retired from missionary work and is now living at his Community House in Washington, D.C., where he is helping out at a nearby parish. Father Tom will be celebrating Mass for me while I’m away the month of July.

Both Jerry and Tom are good men. I am happy to have them here at Mater Dolorosa. I know you will give each a big South City welcome.

Have a great week!

Father Brian

Some Catholic Questions and Answers on Reconciliation from Catholic Digest, March 2008



What’s the right name for this? I used to go to “Confession.” Then it was “Penance,” and now I hear “Reconciliation.”


We call things by names that make sense to us. The sacrament always involves three elements: The confession of one’s sin, reconciliation with God and the Church community through absolution, and the doing of some action (prayer or deed) to repair the damage sin causes. Since naming one’s sin aloud is the most emotionally charged part, “Confession” was the name most people used in the past and many still do. When the ritual was reformed 40 years ago at Vatican II, Church leaders tried to get people to use what was always its formal name: Penance. More recently, in order to stress its effects, sometimes people now say “Reconciliation” (“with God and one another”). It doesn’t matter what you call it; all the names are correct.


What’s a sin, anyway?


I like to translate “sin” as damage. The core isn’t breaking a rule: Sin is doing something, or failing to do some thing, in such a way that we cause harm to a relationship: with ourselves (like watching pornography or violence), with others (like gossip or lying), with the environment (like littering or wasting food), or with God (like missing Mass regularly or not praying). The names of sins are shorthand for attitudes and actions that do damage.


If your last name begins with:

A - E

Please bring beverages

F - P

Please bring a main dish

Q - Z

Please bring a sweetie (and a dessert)

Paper plates, cups and utensils will be provided. Any volunteers interested in helping to BBQ, set-up and clean-up, please call the Rectory Office at (650) 583-4131.