Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21st, 2008 - Bulletin

Forever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Psalm 89


When God gives a gift, it’s amazing what we are given—so different from what we ever could have imagined!

First Reading: 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
I will fix a place for my people. I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place without further disturbance.

Second Reading: Romans 16:25-27
To the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be glory forever and ever.

Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word.



Sunday, December 21st

8:00 AM

People of the Parish


10:00 AM

Dalton Delahoussaye (D)



Gertrudis Macatuno (D)


Monday, December 22nd

8:00 AM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family


Tuesday, December 23rd

8:00 AM

Tony Geracimos (D)


Wednesday, December 24th

8:00 AM

Pilar Orlino (D)


5:00 PM

Mark & Fran Lidwell (L)


10:00 AM

Deceased Members of the Costello & Smith Familes


Thursday, December 25th

8:00 AM

Mary Cianciolo (D)


10:00 AM

Christopher Cunanan (L)


12:00 Noon

Robert M. O’Malley (D)


Friday, December 26th

8:00 AM

Lee Pezzola (D)


Saturday, December 27th

8:00 AM

Stephen Angeles (L)


5:00 PM

Victor Galang (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - December 14, 2008

 First Collection Total - $4,579.50
Second Collection Total - $2,013.50 (Religious Retirement)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Parish Improvement Fund.
Our Second Collection next Sunday is for our Helping Hands Fund.

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:

Kovacich, Gen Lee & Donna Sartori.

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

We welcome to the 5:00p.m. Saturday Mass, Mater Dolorosa’s Alumni group of 1972. The former classmates are celebrating their 50th birthdays, by coming together for Mass and then they will have a small celebration in the home of one of their friends. We are pleased that they have chosen to return to Mater Dolorosa as a group, and that Mass is a part of their reunion and their celebration.

May God bless them in all their endeavors.

 Dear Friends,

Thank you Brian Dunleavy, Angie Pasamba and Bettina Yap, and many, many others, for the wonderful job you did of putting on our 3rd Annual Christmas Concert: “Good Tidings of Great Joy”. Many of my priest friends came from the surrounding parishes and couldn’t get over how professional, how joyous, the concerts were. Thank you, Brian, Angie and Bettina, thank you Hallelujah Chorale and Cherubim, for getting Mater Dolorosa into the Christmas Spirit. You are all a great blessing to the parish.

A couple of months ago, I was in Bethlehem, Palestine, celebrating Mass for my pilgrimage group. In a couple of days time, I will be celebrating Christmas Mass here at Mater Dolorosa. I would like to wish all of you, the good people of Mater Dolorosa Church, the happiest Christmas ever. May the Christ Child that came to us on that first Christmas Night, continue to bless you and all your loved ones. Among the priests in the San Francisco Archdiocese, I am most blest to be your pastor here at Mater Dolorosa.
Merry Christmas!
Father Brian

P.S. Please remember in your thoughts and prayers Father Padazinski who is in Greenland with our troops during the Christmas holidays. He is definitely missed!



Elsa Agasid
Jane Aronowicz
Geraldine O. Buenavista
Brenda Campos
Remedios Diaz
Josephine O. FelicianoSharon V. Leano
Ines H. Marcial
Chris Moscardon

Bless Castro
Vangie de Guzman
Nelia T. Iglesia
Anna Liza Lacambra
Marlene C. Pinzon

Ruth Anne Ascalo
Kaela Japson
Katrina Japson
Natasha Marston
Melissa Marston
Krystiana Palomar
Andrew Redondo
Andrea Rodriguez
Caroline Rodriguez

Jacob Rodriguez
Patricia Sumang
Shevanne Sumang
Giovanni Tito
Mary Varley
A.J. Villaluna
Cameron Yap
Christina Yap
Monica Yap

William F. Bosque, Jr.Reynaldo J. CastroJude Morrisey D. Cruz
Mel Feliciano
Ruben Iglesia
Carlo Lacambra
Bobby B. Orbegoso
Ramil Ramos

Joe C. Buenavista
Michael Clements
Bernie de Guzman
George Grivas
Francisco Pasamba
Ramon Yap

Our Christmas Giving Tree is up in the vestibule of the church through December 25th. We would like you to purchase Target gift cards, rather than gifts for the needy families in our parish community. Please pick an “ornament” tag that indicates purchasing a $10.00 Target gift card. You may bring them to the rectory or drop them off in the Sunday collection basket.

The members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul thank you for your generosity and support!

Our Rectory Office will be closed from December 24th to January 2nd for the Christmas break.

Christmas Schedule

Simbang Gabi Masses
Sunday, December 21st, 7:30 p.m. (In Tagalog)
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