Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 27th, 2008 - Bulletin

Lord, I love your commands.

Psalm 119


Give your servant an understanding heart.

First Reading: 1 Kings 3:5, 7-12
Solomon prays for an understanding heart.

Second Reading: Romans 8:28-30
All things work for the good for those who love God.

Gospel: Matthew 13:44-52
The one who knows of the kingdom of heaven brings out the new and old from the storeroom.

We pray for the happy repose of the soul of
Antonio Passaglia
who died on July 14th at the age of 93. Antonio was a longtime member of the Mater Dolorosa community. May perpetual light shine upon him.

May perpetual light shine upon him.


Sunday, July 27

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

10:00 AM

Benjamin Maratas


Demetrio Villaluna (D)

Monday, July 28

8:00 AM

Andrew Angeles (L)

Tuesday, July 29

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Wednesday, July 30

8:00 AM

Joseph Vergara (D)

Thursday, July 31

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Friday, August 1

8:00 AM

Antonio Passaglia (D)

Saturday, August 2

8:00 AM

Increased Vocations

5:00 PM

Fran Hinklin (D)


First Collection Total - $4,482.50
Second Collection Total - $1,486.00 (Helping Hands)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our CCD Program.
Our Second Collection next week is for our Special Projects 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 , Steve Medina, and Rita Williams.

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

 Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Begins Soon 

Ask yourself these questions:  Have I received all three Sacraments of Initiation?  Baptism? Confirmation? Holy Eucharist (Communion)?  If you answered no to any of these questions, then do you know that you don't have all the graces possible to know, love, and serve God in this world?  If you answered yes, then maybe you would like to help with RCIA.  Please contact Diana Powell, RCIA director, to discuss whether or not RCIA is for you.

Next set of questions!  Do you know anyone that is a member of another Christian faith, who would like to find out what we believe and teach . . . and why?  Or do you know anyone who has not been Baptized in any Christian faith who would like to inquire about the Catholic faith?  If any family member, friend, or co-worker has asked you questions about the faith, bring them to RCIA and walk the walk with them.  Both you and your candidate will be truly blessed.  Please contact Diana Powell, RCIA Director, at (650) 992-3941 for registration forms.

RCIA is truly a work of the Holy Spirit.  Entrust the people you would like to bring to the Church, then ask them to come.  You will be amazed at the results!

God bless you,
Diana Powell


Please sign up for Eucharistic Adoration for August 1, 2008. It is an enriching experience to spend some peaceful time in the Holy Presence of Jesus in prayerful reflection. You will find the sign up sheets in the vestibule of the Church. All day Eucharistic Adoration is followed by Benediction at 7:30 p.m. Please plan to participate.


Hospitality Hour with snacks and coffee will resume next Sunday 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.

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.


The Legion of Mary is having a Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows 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.