Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
November 30th, 2008 - Bulletin


Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved.

Psalm 80


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

We begin our season of Advent with a heartfelt call for our own repentance.


First Reading: Isaiah 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7
I will rescue my scattered sheep.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
God is faithful; by God you were called to fellowship with the Son.

Gospel: Matthew 13:33-37
Be watchful! Be alert! You do not know when the time will come.


We congratulate the newly baptized in our parish community:
Ryan Lwin Castillo
Brandon Jacob Cruz
Kaden Christian Lopez
Jianna Maria Orr

May God bless them!


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, November 30th

8:00 AM

Earnest Jeglum (D)

BC

10:00 AM

Ramoneito Barro III (D)

BC

Noon

People of the Parish

BC


Monday, December 1st

8:00 AM

John Duran (D)

BC


Tuesday, December 2nd

8:00 AM

Victor & Elpedio Manzano (D)

BC


Wednesday, December 3rd

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC


Thursday, December 4th

10:00 AM

Guina Tabalante (D)

BC


Friday, December 5th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC


Saturday, December 6th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC

5:00 PM

Glen Smith (D)

BC


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

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,

We call these days and nights before Christmas, Advent, which means “coming”. The Church reads and sings about God’s promises. We tell the stories of many holy people: Mary and John the Baptist, Nicholas and Lucy. We strive for the time when God’s love will be seen in all of us, when peace will come through people’s acts of justice and love for one another. But, primarily, we wait. We wait in joyful hope for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ, when all will be one, and the Kingdom of God will flourish! The Son of God already came to us, born in the city of David. This is what we celebrate at Christmas, and in Advent we ready ourselves and our hearts for this birth. But, we also wait for his coming again. We pray in the Creed each Sunday: “He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead.” And so we wait for His light to completely extinguish our darkness.

Happy Advent!

Father Brian



Christmas Schedule

Confessions
Deanery Advent Penance Service at St. Robert:
Monday, Dec. 15th, 7:30 p.m.
Individual Confessions at Mater Dolorosa:
Saturday, Dec. 20th, 4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Simbang Gabi Masses
Sunday, December 21st, 7:30 p.m.
Monday, December 22nd, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 23rd, 7:30 p.m.

Christmas Masses
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24th:
5:00 p. m. (Children’s Mass)
10:00 p.m. (Midnight Mass)
Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25th:
8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 12 Noon

New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31st
Pot Luck Gathering beginning at 10:30 p.m.
in the Parish Hall
(Followed by Mass at 12:15 a.m.)

New Year’s Day, Thursday, Jan. 1st
12:15 a.m., 8:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon



Charismatic Prayer Comes to Mater Dolorosa

Come and see how you like our first gathering of Charismatic Prayer on Wednesday, January 7th at 7:00 p.m. Our Initial Gathering will be led by Ben Rosado. If you would like more information, please call Ben at (650) 756-2703.



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!