Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time
August 24th, 2008 - Bulletin

Lord, your love is eternal; do not forsake the work of your hands.

Psalm 138


Let us always strive to be solid ground on which the church of Jesus Christ can be founded, and on which it can continue to be built.

First Reading: Isaiah 22:19-23
Eliakim is destined by God to be a father to those who live in Jerusalem

Second Reading: Romans 11:33-36
How deep are the riches and the wisdom and the knowledge of God!

Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20
Jesus asked the disciples, “Who do you say that I am?”


Sunday, August 24th

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

10:00 AM

Concepcion Agleham (D)


Martin Tully (D)

Monday, August 25th

8:00 AM

Anna Thay Do (D)

Tuesday, August 26th

8:00 AM

Robert Soberanis (D)

Wednesday, August 27th

8:00 AM

Eliseo & Leonila Joco (L)

Thursday, August 28th

8:00 AM

Bill Turnbill (D)

Friday, August 29th

8:00 AM

Claring Deguzman (D)

Saturday, August 30th

8:00 AM

Sr. Nancy McLaughlin (L)

5:00 PM

Glen Smith (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - August 10th, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,091.00
Second Collection Total -
$1,491.00 (Parish Improvement Fund)

COLLECTION TOTALS - August 17th, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,028.50
Second Collection Total -
$3,565.00 (Mission Appeal)

Assumption Total - $765.00
Helping Hands Total -

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our CCD Fund.
Our Second Collection next week is for The St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

Thank you for your generous support!

Please keep all those who are sick in our parish family in your prayers, especially:

Matilde Agasid, Jack Devine, Gladys Torres and Rita Williams.

Prayer of Confidence to Christ the Healer

Lord Jesus, You so often healed all those who were brought before You.
Today, we bring before You our brother/sister and all those we hold dear who are in need of Your saving word and Your healing touch.
Please deal with them gently and restore them, if you will, to full health of mind and body.



Come to a Faithful Citizenship Workshop for a discussion about Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship, a compelling document prepared by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

During September, each of the three counties of the Archdiocese of San Francisco will host a Faithful Citizenship Conference focused on the new USCCB document on Faithful Citizenship & Formation of Conscience. A discussion of the Protect Marriage Imitative and all materials will be included in the programs.

The Conferences will run from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

September 24, St. Bartholomew, 300 Alameda de las Pulgas, San Mateo
September 25, St. Sebastian, 373 Bon Air Road, Kentfield
September 26, Holy Name of Jesus, 1555-39th Ave., San Francisco
For more information visit or call 415-614-5570
I will give you the keys to the kingdom of Heaven


Immaculate heart Radio’s September On-Air Pledge Drive will be held Wednesday, September 3rd and Thursday, September 4th from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. each day at Mater Dolorosa Parish Hall in South San Francisco. We need your help to answer phone calls, run errands, or help with hospitality. If you can help for an hour or a couple of hours any day, please call Debora Heinrichs at (916) 535-0500 ext. 221 or email her at


Children’s Faith Formation (School of Religion or CCD) Telephone: 588-8175

Do you need help in enriching your children’s faith and to get closer to God? Have you ever wondered if your children really understand why you go to church, who is that person on the cross, why is HE there? Would you like your children to grow up living their Catholic faith or just having a memory of their First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and/or their Confirmation? Do you think your children will be strong enough in their faith when they leave your home and go to college?

Register your children for the Children’s Faith Formation classes. We can assist you by making more explicit the teachings of the Catholic Church, applying its teaching to their lives, helping them celebrate their faith and echoing the Word of God.

Your parish also prepares your children for the celebration of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation; children must be enrolled one year prior to the year of preparation for the sacrament.

I will be available after the 10:00 am and 12:00 Noon Masses today, August 24th, to answer your questions, and accept registration forms for Children’s Faith Formation for the upcoming fall semester. Please stop by my table to say hello, and pick-up a registration form. Forms should be returned to the Faith Formation Office by September 2nd.

Thank you,
Rachael Smit,
Director of Religious Education