Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Second Sunday of Advent
December 7th, 2008 - Bulletin


Lord, let us see your kindness, nd grant us your salvation.

Psalm 85


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

The savior we have awaited is coming, not the first time, but in the end times, as our salvation.


First Reading: Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11
The rugged land shall be made a plain; the rough country, a broad valley.

Second Reading: 2 Peter 3:8-14
Conduct yourselves in holiness, hastening the coming of the day of God.

Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, December 7th

8:00 AM

Fernando Icaban (D)

MP

10:00 AM

Boy Santos (D)

BC

Noon

People of the Parish

BC


Monday, December 8th

8:00 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)

BC

Noon

Concepcion Tan (D)

BC

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

MP


Tuesday, December 9th

8:00 AM

Concepcion Agleham (D)

MP


Wednesday, December 10th

8:00 AM

Tomas H. Grivas (D)

BC


Thursday, December 11th

10:00 AM

Tony Geracimos (D)

BC


Friday, December 12th

8:00 AM

Luis Villaneva (D)

BC


Saturday, December 13th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC

5:00 PM

Joe & Virginia Malatesta (D)

BC



COLLECTION TOTALS - November 30, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,853.00
Second Collection & Thanksgiving Total - $4,265.00 (St. Vincent de Paul Society)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Religious Education Program.
Our Second Collection next Sunday is for the Retirement Fund for Religious. 

Thank you for supporting your parish
and your Catholic Church!


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

Gen Lee & Donna Sartori.

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


Monday, December 8, is the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary, which is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass times are:

8:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.


Calling All Children to . . . . . .

participate in the Christmas Eve Pageant during the Christmas Eve Mass at 5:00pm.

We need Mary, Joseph, angels, shepherds, Wise Men and manager animals (sheep, cows & mules).

We also need assistance with costumes.


CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse)

A Tanging Kaakbay Certificate of Recognition was awarded to Mater Doloros Catholic Church for offering CORA Kumares & Kumpares a venue for conducting community education about domestic violence and displaying abuse prevention information all-year round.



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:
Caroling Begins at 4:30 p.m.
5:00 p. m. (Children’s Mass)
Caroling Begins at 9:30 p.m.
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, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord”.
Psalm 134:1

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 by Monday, December 8th to make your reservation!