Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
November 16th, 2008 - Bulletin

Blessed are those who fear the Lord.

Psalm 128


We discover that sharing the gifts we have been given brings eternal rewards for everyone.

First Reading: Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
The woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.

Second Reading: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6
You are children of the light.

Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
To all those who have, more will be given.



Sunday, November 16th

8:00 AM

Patricia Costakis (D)


10:00 AM

Pedign Mansano (D)



Christine Cunanan (L)


Monday, November 17th

8:00 AM

Maricar Aspiras (L)


Tuesday, November 18th

8:00 AM

Sr. Lawrence Marie (D)


Wednesday, November 19th

8:00 AM

Dunleavy Family


Thursday, November 20th

8:00 AM

Katheryn Siino (D)


Friday, November 21st

8:00 AM

Linda Mizzi (L)


Saturday, November 22nd

8:00 AM

Jose Albornoz (D)


5:00 PM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family

COLLECTION TOTALS - November 9, 2008

First Collection Total - $3,864.50
Second Collection Total - $1,798.50 (Parish Improvement Fund)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Food for the Poor.
Our Second Collection next Sunday is for The Campaign for Human Development. 

Thank you for supporting your parish and your Church!

Mater Dolorosa’s Annual
Christmas Bingo Luncheon
Saturday, December 6th
Doors open at 11:30 followed by
Sit Down Luncheon at 12:30 p.m.
Bingo and Raffle for Prizes!
$15.00 per person - $7.50 Children (under 12 yrs.)

Make your reservations by calling:
Terry Keller at (650) 583-3385 or
Sandee Chan at (650) 872-3816

Teen servers are needed as well as adult kitchen helpers.
Please contact Cathy Rosaia at to volunteer.

 Dear Friends,

Congratulations to Mike Quinn and Bill Thornton on being ordained deacons last Saturday for the Archdiocese. Mike was with us from 2006-2007 and Bill was with us the summer of 2005.

Our annual Staff/Volunteer Christmas Party will be held Friday, December 19th, at 6:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. If you have volunteered your time here at Mater Dolorosa during this past year, please R.S.V.P. to Fran in the Rectory Office at 650-583-4131 to make your reservation for dinner. I’m looking forward to a great evening together.

The question of who is a parishioner has come up a number of times and I will try to answer it as simply as I can. A parishioner is a person who is registered in the parish, attends Sunday Mass and supports that parish on a regular basis, preferably using the envelopes. Just because someone lives within the boundaries of the parish does not make them a parishioner. Also, just because someone sent a child to the school many years ago, does not make them a parishioner. I repeat again: A parishioner is a person who is registered in the parish, attends Sunday Mass, and supports that parish on a regular basis. I hope this clears up any confusion.

I had a great pilgrimage to Egypt, Jordan, and Israel. It’s great to see the Church alive and well in the place where it began. .But as good as the pilgrimage was, I’m glad to be back home at Mater Dolorosa.

Have a great week!

Father Brian

Staff/Volunteer Christmas Party
Friday, December 19th—6:00 p.m.
Mater Dolorosa Parish Hall

Attention all who have served Mater Dolorosa through their ministry as Altar Servers, Altar Society, Choir Members, CCD, Counters, Teachers and Aids, Eucharistic Ministers, Finance Committee, Hospitality Helpers, Lectors, Parish Council, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ushers and all who have given their time and talents to our Church this year through service, please come to our annual Thank-You Christmas Party. Please call the Rectory Office to make your reservation!

Kindergarten Tours J

Tours for prospective Kindergarten parents of Our Lady of Mercy School are now being held. Reservations for the tours may be made in advance by calling (650) 755-3395 or by email:

Tour Dates :

Tuesday, November 11 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, November 18 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 2 9:00 a.m.
Tuesday, December 16 9:00 a.m.

Individual tours may also be arranged by emailing us at or by calling us at (650) 756-3395.

Our Lady of Mercy School is now accepting applications for the 2009-2010 Kindergarten class. Applications may be picked up from the school office and are also available on-line at It is preferred that children be five years old by September 1, 2009. All applications are due by January 23, 2009.

Our Lady of Mercy School, mindful of its mission to be a witness to the love of Christ for all, admits students of any race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, sex or disability in administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Likewise, Our Lady of Mercy School does not lawfully discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of age, sex, disability, race, color and national and/or ethnic origin.


Sunday, Nov. 23rd: Food for the Poor speaker preaching at all the Masses.

Tuesday, Nov. 25th: Parent’s Meeting for Faith Formation 6:30—7:30 p.m.

RESPECT LIFE NIGHT at Mater Dolorosa, 7:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Pro-life Night will feature Mary and RD Delgado from a theater division which brings faith based messages to life on stage. They will present a powerful and moving 35 minute show and short talk followed by questions and answers.
All are welcome.

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. Celebrating our Catholic Tradition , a talk on the Advent Wreath following the 10:00 Mass in the Parish Hall. Blessing of the parish calendars at all the Masses. Second Collection for St. Vincent de Paul.