Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 20th, 2008 - Bulletin

Lord, you are good and forgiving.

Psalm 86


God’s power is shown in kindness and clemency, not in harshness and condemnation.

First Reading: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19
You taught your people that those who are just, must likewise be kind.

Second Reading: Romans 8:26-27
The Spirit comes to aid us in our weakness.

Gospel: Matthew 13:24-43
Jesus proposes parables to the crowds, teaching them of the reign of God.


May God grant you always, A sunbeam to warm you, A moonbeam to charm you, A sheltering Angel, so nothing can harm you, Laughter to cheer you, faithful friends near you, and whenever you pray, Heaven to hear you.


Sunday, July 20

8:00 AM

Elva Walsh (D)

10:00 AM

Angela Armanino Uccelli (D)


Theone Alice Rattaro (D)

Monday, July 21

8:00 AM

Mary Cassano (D)

Tuesday, July 22

8:00 AM

Maximina C. Bagain (D)

Wednesday, July 23

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Thursday, July 24

8:00 AM

Marciano Carnero (L)

Friday, July 25

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Saturday, July 26

8:00 AM

Increased Vocations

5:00 PM

Barbara Nine


 First Collection Total - $3,894.50
Second Collection Total -
$1,839.00 (Parish Improvement Fund)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Helping Hands Fund.
Our Second Collection next week is for our CCD Program.

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 , Steve Medina, and Rita Williams.

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

 Dear Father Brian Costello,

Thank you for Mater Dolorosa Church’s gift of $3,148.00 to Catholic Charities CYO for Loaves & Fishes Sunday. Please let your parishioners know that their generosity for the Second Collection is warmly appreciated.

Your parish’s gift allows our agency to act as the social services arm of the Archdiocese. More than 40,000 people in the three county Archdiocese of San Francisco are assisted through our 30+ programs and services.

These are the vulnerable of all faiths: infants and small children, at risk youth, the elderly and aging, the sick and disabled, working poor families, and newcomers to this country seeking a safe and stable home here.

Mater Dolorosa Church’s gift supports our continuing mission to serve our parishes and communities, and allows our agency to begin a Second Century of providing help and hope.

With gratitude for your continued support and goodwill,

Brian F. Cahill

Marti Sullivan, CFRE

Executive Director

Development Director

(A letter received from Catholic Charities CYO regarding our April 13, 2008 Second Collection for Catholic Charities)


If you are interested in learning to dance the Hula, you are welcome to take simple lessons at Mater Dolorosa. The dancers meet in the school classrooms at 7:00 p.m. every Wednesday. Please join in the FUN! If you have any questions, call Angi Rodriguez at 650-873-2167 or Jo Ventura at 650-992-6493.

Mater Dolorosa’s RCIA program is in need of volunteers to help clear out one of the school’s offices located in the lobby. Volunteers will move light furniture, pack boxes and move items from the small office to the teacher’s lounge. We also need volunteers to take out the carpeting. If you are available on Saturdays or weekday evenings to lend a hand, please contact Diana Powell at 6650-922-3941. Thank you so much!

Hospitality Hour with snacks and coffee will resume the first Sunday in August, (August 3rd) following the 10:00 Mass. Please contact Fran at the Rectory Office at 650-583-4131 if you would like to help out in any way.

Novena at Mater Dolorosa. The Legion of Mary is having a Novena to our Blessed Mother beginning on September 6th following the 8:00 a.m. Mass, September 7th following the 12:00 p.m. Mass, September 8th through September 13th following the 8:00 a.m. Mass, and ending on September 14th following the 12:00 p.m. Mass. Please join the Legion of Mary in prayer during this time.

Mark your calendars - our next Pot Luck BBQ is planned for September 14, 2008, following the 12:00 Mass. We will have entertainment and a raffle. Please contact Angi Rodriguez if you have a special talent that you would like to share.