Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Catechetical Sunday
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 21st, 2008 - Bulletin

The Lord is near to all who call upon him.

Psalm 145


God’s love and mercy are immeasurable for all those who seek and call upon the Lord.

First Reading: Isaiah 55:6-9

Turn to the Lord, who is generous in forgiving.

Second Reading: Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a
Live your lives in a way worthy of the gospel of Christ.

Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16a
The last will be first, and the first will be last.

Any parishioners who are in need of prayers for the sick or homebound, please contact our Rectory Office at 650-583-4131 and we will place them on our prayer list in the Sunday bulletin.

We pray for the happy repose of the soul of
Matilde Agasid and Jack Devine
who passed away on September 11th.

May Perpetual Light shine upon them.


Sunday, September 21

8:00 AM

Apolonia Manzano (D)

10:00 AM

Yolanda Caballero (D)


Abelardo & Hortensia Rodriguez (D)

Monday, September 22

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

Tuesday, September 23

8:00 AM

Peggy Kidd (D)

Wednesday, September 24

8:00 AM

Linda Willis (L)

Thursday, September 25

8:00 AM

Emmanuele Mizzi (D)

Friday, September 26

8:00 AM

Matilde Agasid (D)

Saturday, September 27

8:00 AM

Jack Devine (D)

5:00 PM

Lourdes Rodriguez (D)

COLLECTION TOTALS - September 14. 2008

First Collection Total - $3,928.50
Second Collection Total -
$1,897.00 (Parish Improvement Fund)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the Priest’s Retirement Fund.
Our Second Collection next week is for our Helping Hands Fund.

Please be as generous as possible and thank you for your continued support!

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

Bill Kovacich and Gladys Torres.

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

 Dear Friends,

What a wonderful Parish Picnic we had last Sunday! So many people chipped in to help out that it made the burden light on everyone. To all the people who brought a dish or two for the pot luck, thank you! To all the people who provided the entertainment, thank you! (My favorite was the Tatola boys doing their Tongan War Dance). To everyone who had anything to do with the Parish Picnic, thank you from the bottom of my heart. There were so many of you who helped, I’d be afraid if I started naming names, I’d leave someone out. You know, God knows, who you are and that’s what matters most. The two people, though, that put all this together deserve special mention: Jim and Angi Rodriguez. Without them, this day would not have happened. Thank you, Jim and Angi, and thank you everyone else for a great afternoon of community and fellowship. We’ll definitely do it again.

Another big thank you goes to all the people who helped with the Mater Dolorosa Novena. We doubled our usual crowd at the morning Mass during these nine days of special prayer to our Blessed Mother. Thank you, one and all, for all your help, and special thanks go to Violeta Carnero who spearheaded this event. Like the Parish Picnic, we’ll definitely do the Novena again next year.

This past week, we lost one of the founding members of Mater Dolorosa Parish, Jack Devine. Our prayers are with Adair, his wife; their six children and their families. Jack was a loyal parishioner who always sat in the front pew at the 10:00 Sunday Mass. He will be missed!

Have a great week!

Father Brian


In today’s Gospel, the vineyard owner says, “I am free to do as I please with my money, am I not?” We are likewise free. Is a generous return to the Lord in thanksgiving for His many blessings among the choices we have made?

See Matthew 20:15

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel

Next Saturday, September 27th, following the 5:00 Mass, we will have a Parish Celebration to honor Fr. O’Donnell for his 50 years of priestly ministry to God’s people. Join us for his Jubilee Celebration with a reception in the Parish Hall, following Mass. Let’s show Fr. O’Donnell our appreciation for his 18 years of service as Pastor of Mater Dolorosa Church.

A special thank you to Al & Joan Malley, former parishioners and founding members of Mater Dolorosa, for their generous donation to our Parish Improvement Fund.  Their donation was used to purchase our much-needed new sound system for the Parish Hall.  Many thanks for your gift, Mr. & Mrs. Malley!