Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
CHRIST the KING
November 23rd, 2008 - Bulletin


The Lord is my Shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

Psalm 23


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

We recognize our own calling to participate in Christ’s saving work by caring for those whom Jesus calls “the least ones”.


First Reading: Ezekiel 34:11-12, 15-17
I will rescue my scattered sheep.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:20-26, 28
As in Adam all die, so too in Christ all shall be brought to life.

Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
Whatever you did to the least ones, you did to me.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, November 23rd

8:00 AM

Roberto Gabriel (L)

BC

10:00 AM

Jack Devine (D)

BC

Noon

People of the Parish

BC


Monday, November 24th

8:00 AM

Roberto Gabriel (L)

BC


Tuesday, November 25th

8:00 AM

Christopher Cunanan (L)

BC


Wednesday, November 26th

8:00 AM

Harry Knapp (D)

BC


Thursday, November 27th

10:00 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)

BC


Friday, November 28th

8:00 AM

Harry Knapp (D)

JR


Saturday, November 29th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC

5:00 PM

Raymond Aspiras (L)

BC


COLLECTION TOTALS - November 16, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,795.50
Second Collection Total - $2,189.00 (Food for the Poor)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for the Campaign for Human Development.
Our Second Collection next Sunday is for The St. Vincent de Paul Society. 

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 years)

PLEASE BRING A WRAPPED
ORNAMENT FOR A
“GOOD NEIGHBOR” PRIZE.
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 cmrosia@yahoo.com to volunteer.


Dear Friends,

Three years ago, I started a Thanksgiving Tradition by running this Dear Abby column in the Sunday bulletin. I hope you gobble it up:

How’s your health? Not so good? Well, thank God you’ve lived this long. A lot of people haven’t. You’re hurting? Thousands—maybe millions– are hurting more. (Have you ever visited a veterans’ hospital? Or a rehabilitation clinic for handicapped children?) If you awakened this morning and were able to hear the birds sing, use your vocal chords to utter human sounds, walk to the breakfast table on two good legs, and read the newspaper with two good eyes—praise the Lord! A lot of people couldn’t.

How’s your pocketbook? Thin? Well, most of the living world is a lot poorer. No pensions. No welfare. No food stamps. No Social Security. In fact, one-third of the people in the world will go to bed hungry tonight.

Are you lonely? The way to have a friend is to be one. If nobody calls you, call them. Go out of your way to do something nice for somebody. It’s a sure cure for the blues.

Are you concerned about your country’s future? Hooray! Our system has been saved by such concern. Concern for honesty in government, concern for peace, and concern for fair play under the law. Your country may not be a rose garden, but it also is not a patch of weeds.

Freedom rings! Look and listen. You can still worship at the church of your choice, cast a secret ballot, and even criticize your government without fearing a knock on the head or a knock at the door at midnight. And if you want to live under a different system, you are free to go. There are not walls or fences—nothing to keep you here.

As a final thought, here is my Thanksgiving Prayer:

Heavenly Father: We thank you for food and remember the hungry,
We thank you for friends and remember the friendless,
We thank you for freedom and remember the enslaved.
May these remembrances stir us to service
That your gifts to us may be used for others.
 
Amen.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may God bless you and yours,

Father Brian


We pray for the soul of
Ruth Fabela
who passed away recently, and Sister Laurence Marie O’Neill, CSJP. Sister Marie was one of the founding sisters at Mater Dolorosa, Sister taught 2nd grade from 1973—1979. May Perpetual Light shine upon them.


MATER DOLOROSA PARISH proudly presents. . .
Good Tidings of Great Joy
A Special Holiday Benefit Concert
Featuring The Mater Dolorosa Hallelujah Chorale & Cherubim
Musical Direction by Angelita C. Pasamba
December 12 & 13, 2008 - 7:30 p.m.
Mater Dolorosa Church
307 Willow Ave.
South San Francisco
For Tickets:
650-583-4131 or mdconcert08@yahoo.com
Tickets $10.00 (Advance) / $15.00 (At Door)
Children 5 & Under Free
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, 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. Call the Rectory Office to make your reservation!


Please plan to attend the parents meeting and Respect Life Night on Nov. 25th at 6:30 PM. The Legion of Mary will be providing baby-sitting from 6:30-8:30. All are welcome!