Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
December 28th, 2008 - Bulletin


Blessed are those who fear the Lord and walk in his ways.

Psalm 128


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

In today’s readings, we are given examples or role models of those who trusted in God.


First Reading: Sirach 3:2-7, 12-14
Those who honor their parents will be greatly blessed and will atone for sins.

Second Reading: Colossians 3:12-21
Live a life of heartfelt love; be thankful; do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.

Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
The child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, December 28th

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

BC

10:00 AM

Homer Gibbs (D)

BC

Noon

Rizelle Castelo (L)

BC


Monday, December 29th

8:00 AM

Jose Angeles (L)

BC


Tuesday, December 30th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC


Wednesday, December 31st

8:00 AM

Joan F. Dougherty (D)

BC


Thursday, January 1st

12:15 AM

People of the Parish

BC

8:00 AM

Rommell Castelo Family

BC

12:00 PM

Joan F. Dougherty (D)

BC


Friday, January 2nd

8:00 AM

Ellen Mulcahy (L)

BC


Saturday, January 3rd

8:00 AM

BC

5:00 PM

Fran Hinklin (D)

BC


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

Bill Kovacich.

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


EUCHARISTIC ADORATION AT MATER DOLOROSA - January, 2, 2009

Please sign up for Eucharistic Adoration the first Friday of each month. It is a wonderful experience to spend some peaceful time in the Holy Presence of Jesus. Please consider spending some time in prayerful reflection with Our Lord. You will find the sign up sheets in the vestibule of the Church.

What a blessed way to start the new year!


The first reading today recalls God’s special blessing upon the Israelites. The Lord has been gracious to us as well, pouring into our hearts that spirit which knows Him as Father and makes us His children. May we, like Mary, treasure these things in our hearts and live gratefully!

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


The following letter was addressed to Fr. Brian Costello and was received on December 16, 2008 with a check enclosed:

 Dear Father Costello:

The Board of Directors of the Carl Gellert and Celia Berta Gellert Foundation, at a meeting held on November 11, 2008, authorized that the enclosed sum of $11,980.00 to be donated to Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church. The Directors have requested that these funds be used towards a new parish sign.

Our Board is pleased that Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church was selected to receive this donation for the year 2008. We would like to commend Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church on its efforts in contributing invaluably toward sustaining the highest standards of our society.

We also want to inform you that the current economic environment has impacted the funds from which we make our gifts. How the economy recovers over the next twelve months may have an impact on how much will be available for grants in 2009.

Sincerely,

THE CARL GELLERT AND
CELIA BERTA GELLERT FOUNDATION
Jack Fitzpatrick, Executive Director

Dear Friends,

The Gellert Foundation has been very, very generous to us during these past two years. Last year, they gave us $15,000 for the new hall floor. This year we got almost $12,000 for a new parish sign which will replace the old one on the corner of Miller and Willow. Thank you, Gellert Foundation! We should have our new parish sign up by the spring. What a good way to end one year and begin another. God is good!

Happy New Year!
Father Brian


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.


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.)

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