Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 7th, 2008 - Bulletin


If today you hear His voice, harden not your hearts.

Psalm 95


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

We are held accountable for the lives of the members of Christ’s body around us, not only for keeping our own lives from the path of wickedness .


First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9

Warn the wicked, trying to turn them from their ways.

Second Reading: Romans 13:8-10
Owe nothing to anyone, except mutual love.

Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20
If two agree about anything for which they pray, it shall be granted to them.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Sunday, September 7

8:00 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)

10:00 AM

Jhomelli Feliciano (D)

Noon

People of the Parish


Monday, September 8

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Tuesday, September 9

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, September 10

8:00 AM

Crispin A. Munoz (D)


Thursday, September 11

8:00 AM

All Those Who Lost Their Lives on This Day


Friday, September 12

8:00 AM

Eddie Laurente (D)


Saturday, September 13

8:00 AM

Paz Cielo Tomimbang (D)

5:00 PM

Abelardo & Hontensia Rodriguez (D)


Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our CCD/Religious Education Programs.
Our Second Collection next week is for our Parish Improvement Fund.

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, and Gladys Torres.

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


BISHOPS RESPOND TO HOUSE SPEAKER PELOSI’S MISREPRESENTATION OF CHURCH TEACHING AGAINST ABORTION

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Justin F. Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, and Bishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Doctrine, have issued the following statement:

In the course of a “Meet the Press” interview on abortion and other public issues on August 24, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi misrepresented the history and nature of the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church against abortion.
 
In fact, the Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches, “Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable. Direct abortion, that is to say, abortion willed either as an end or a means, is gravely contrary to the moral law.” (No. 2271).
 
In the Middle Ages, uninformed and inadequate theories about embryology led some theologians to speculate that specifically human life capable of receiving an immortal soul may not exist until a few weeks into pregnancy. While in cannon law these theories led to a distinction in penalties between very early and later abortions, the Church’s moral teaching never justified or permitted abortion at any stage of development.
 
These mistaken biological theories became obsolete over 150 years ago when scientists discovered that a new human individual comes into being from the union of sperm and egg at fertilization. In keeping with this modern understanding, the Church teaches that from the time of conception (fertilization), each member of the human species must be given the full respect due to a human person, beginning with respect for the fundamental right to life.

More information on the Church’s teaching on this issue can be found in our brochure “The Catholic Church is a Pro-Life Church”, or on: www.usccb.org/prolife/issues/abortion/index.shtml


The Word of God
in the life and mission of the Church

Catechetical Sunday 2008

Jesus Christ is the life and mission of the church. Join with the Pastor and Pastoral Council on September 20 and 21, 2008, as the parish celebrates those men and women who serve the parish by bring the Word of God to the hearts of others.