Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Commemoration of
All the Faithful Departed

November 2nd, 2008 - Bulletin

The Lord is my light and my salvation.

Psalm 27


The souls of the just are in the hand of God.

First Reading: Wisdom 3:1-9
The souls of the just are in the hands of God, and no torment shall touch them.

Second Reading: Romans 5:5-11
Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts.

Gospel: John 6:37-40
This is the will of the Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes may have eternal life.



Sunday, November 2nd

8:00 AM

People of the Parish


10:00 AM

Emilio White Family



Elioterio Magsonbol (D)


Monday, November 3rd

8:00 AM

Tony Dunleavy (D)


Tuesday, November 4th

8:00 AM

Craig Frey (D)


Wednesday, November 5th

8:00 AM

Tony Geracimos (D)


Thursday, November 6th

8:00 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)


Friday, November 7th

8:00 AM

Phyllis Dunleavy (L)


Saturday, November 8th

8:00 AM

Fortunato & Flora Gonong (D)


5:00 PM

Faustino & Maximina Bagain (D)


7:30 PM

Josefina Senoran (D)


There will be no Faith Formation classes on Tuesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Our Rectory Office will also be closed.

COLLECTION TOTALS - October 26, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,370.00
Second Collection Total -
$1,587.00 (Helping Hands)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Religious Education Programs.
Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the support of our Parish Improvement Fund.  

Thank you!

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.

When Benjamin Franklin wanted to convey the inevitability of taxation by governments, he used death as an analogy. “Death and taxes” entered our vocabulary as a piece of folk wisdom. People of all religious beliefs around the world have acknowledged the place of death in the cycle of things, and have connected some of their deepest beliefs and most profound rituals to it. Those of us in the Christian tradition are no different. But what makes death different in our lives is that we connect the life of the departed not only to our own lives and the lives of those he or she knew and loved, but also the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Our celebration of the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed (All Souls) on the Lord’s Day is a wonderful opportunity for us to recall that on each Lord’s Day we celebrate the mystery that Christ has died, Christ is risen, and Christ will come again. Moreover, as we remember and celebrate the lives of those who have gone before us in faith, we take comfort in our sorrow by remembering that their lives—and their deaths– are intimately bound up in the life of Christ, who lives forever, no more to die.

- Rev. James Field, Copyright, J.S. Paluch Co.


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.

Saturday, Nov. 8th—16th:

A Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima here at Mater Dolorosa in our church for the next nine days. On the 8th of November there will be Welcoming Prayer at 6:00 p.m. with the CCD students to lead the Rosary, followed by Mass. 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.

The Office of Formation for the Permanent Diaconate will hold an Informational Evening for single and married men between the ages of 30 and 65 considering the possibility of serving the Church as Permanent Deacons:

DATE: Monday, November 3, 2008
TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PLACE: Archdiocese of San Francisco, One Peter Yorke Way
CONTACT: Deacon Ed Cunningham: 415-614-5531

Arrangements will be made to have the Chancery parking lots available

The Souls of the Just are in the hand of God

Would you like to see your child or children sing in the upcoming annual Christmas Concert at Mater Dolorosa? Please contact the Rectory office at 650-583-4131. Angie Pasamba will begin weekly rehearsals soon. Give your kids the opportunity to shine at Christmas in this beautiful parish event!

Help the Homeless & Families in Need

Do you have a few hours to spare helping our neighbors in need? Volunteers wanted to prepare and serve lunch to the homeless at our So. San Francisco, San Mateo and Redwood City Homeless Help Centers. Over 76,000 meals were prepared last year and our numbers are growing during these difficult economic times. Learn more about the work of the Society in your community at our next Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, November 4th, 1:30 p.m. at the St. Vincent de Paul District Office at 50 North B St. in San Mateo. Please reply to Lisa at (650) 373-0623 to reserve your spot at the orientation. The rewards of volunteering are heavenly!

The keys for the buildings throughout our entire property (Rectory, Church, School and Convent) are being changed. We now only have one key per building. If you have an old key, it will no longer work. Please check with the Rectory Office to receive a new key for the building you need access to.
Thank you
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, for the Pancake Breakfast that you treated our parishioners to last Sunday. You served hundreds of people a hearty breakfast, with all the trimmings, that was just delicious. We look forward to our next big breakfast event on Sunday, December 7th.