Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
World Mission Sunday
October 19th, 2008 - Bulletin

Give the Lord glory and honor.

Psalm 96


In harmony with the words of Isaiah and Paul, Jesus teaches us that God is the ultimate source of all power.

First Reading: Isaiah 45:1,4-6
The Lord said to Cyrus, his anointed, “I am the Lord, there is not other”.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5b
Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy to the church of the Thessalonians: We thank God always for all of you.

Gospel: Matthew 22:15-21
Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.

In this Sunday’s Gospel reading the Pharisees engage Jesus in a power struggle over whether Jews should show tribute to Caesar by paying taxes. Jesus’ response puts this and every struggle for power into perspective. In harmony with the words of Isaiah and Paul, Jesus teaches us that God is the ultimate source of all power—the power of earthly rulers, the Pharisees, Jesus, the Church, and the power within ourselves.

Copyright J.S. Paluch Co.



Sunday, October 19th

8:00 AM

Maria Elena Sanchez (D)


10:00 AM

Burida Belbrado (D)



People of the Parish


Monday, October 20th

8:00 AM

Pedro Ravelas, Sr. (D)


Tuesday, October 21st

8:00 AM

Tony Dunleavy (D)


Wednesday, October 22nd

8:00 AM

Kilin Torio (D)


Thursday, October 23rd

8:00 AM

Frances Wood (L)


Friday, October 24th

8:00 AM

Frances Kunst (D)


Saturday, October 25th

8:00 AM

John Duran (D)


5:00 PM

Carlos Guerrero (L)


COLLECTION TOTALS - October 5, 2008

First Collection Total - $3,580.50
Second Collection Total -
$1,787.00 (Parish Improvement)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for World Mission Sunday.
Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Helping Hands Fund.

Thank you for your continued support!

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

Dorothy Pruett, Louie R. Tingin and Gladys Torres.

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


Sunday, October 26th:

Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast in the Parish Hall after the 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses. Breakfast is free!

All Saints Costume Mass at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Children: Please wear your Halloween costumes to this Mass.

Friday, October 31st:

Halloween. Knights of Columbus Halloween Party in the Parish Hall beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Trick or Treaters—please come to the Rectory from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for some goodies.

Saturday, Nov. 1st:

All Saints Day. (Not a Holy Day of Obligation). Masses at 8:00 a.m., and 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 2nd:

All Souls Day. Masses at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 12 Noon. Special Mass at 10:00 a.m. to remember all our parishioners that have died during this past year.

Friday, November 7th

First Friday. All day Adoration from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a Charismatic Mass at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 9th—17th

A Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima here at Mater Dolorosa in our church for the next nine days. Masses during these days will be at 8:00 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Rosary at 6:45 p.m. The church will be open during these hours for all day Eucharistic Adoration (please see the sign up in sheet in the vestibule).

Sunday, Nov. 16th

Pauline Book Fair and Film in the Parish Hall from 8:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 23rd

Food for the Poor speaker preaching at all the Masses.

Thursday, Nov. 27th

Thanksgiving. Mass at 10:00 a.m. (No 8:00 a.m. Mass). Collection taken for St. Vincent de Paul. Bring your bread and wine to be blessed.

Sunday, Nov. 30th

First Sunday of Advent. Blessing of the parish calendars at all the Masses. Second Collection for St. Vincent de Paul.

Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral
for Those Affected by
Crime, Abuse or Violence
Archbishop George Niederauer, Presides
October 26, 2008 - 3:30 p.m.

This is a Mass for those of all ages who have been victimized in any way through crime, abuse and violence. It is also for secondary victims, the families and friends of those traumatized and the voiceless. Registration forms are available at the Rectory Office, or call Patricia Ribeiro at 415-614-5570 for additional information.