Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Epiphany of the Lord
January 4th, 2009 - Bulletin


Lord, every nation on earth will adore you!

Psalm 72


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

Through the fidelity of the people of God, and through God’s fidelity to them, all people shall become God’s children.


First Reading: Isaiah 60:1-6
Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem! The Lord shines upon you and the glory of the Lord appears over you.

Second Reading: Ephesians 3:2-3a, 5-6
The Gentiles are coheirs, copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
Magi from the east arrived, looking for the newborn king of the Jews.


The three wise men who came from the East to pay homage to the infant Jesus brought Him rich gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh as part of their worship. What gifts have I brought to His celebration to offer to the newborn Savior?

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, January 4th

8:00 AM

Patty Ostrowski (D)

BC

10:00 AM

People of the Parish

MP

Noon

Admil Santos (L)

JR


Monday, January 5th

8:00 AM

Vocations

BC


Tuesday, January 6th

8:00 AM

Esther Jeglum (L)

MP


Wednesday, January 7th

8:00 AM

Deceased Members of the Uccelli Family

BC


Thursday, January 8th

12:15 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC


Friday, January 9th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC


Saturday, January 10th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC

5:00 PM

Priest’s Intention

BC


COLLECTION TOTALS - December 28, 2008

First Collection Total - $4,531.50
Second Collection Total -
$2,013.00 (Parish Improvement)

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

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:

Bill Kovacich

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


OUR CHRISTMAS STORY

If you are reading this today. . .
our hearts have touched in a special way.
It’s time for Christmas Carole singing. . .
the joyful sound of church bells ringing.
Hopes and dreams replace despair. . .
as wonder whispers through the air.
We celebrate the birth of our King. . .
the One whose life changed everything.
Millions of stars gleaming in the skies. . .
as love light twinkled in His eyes.
His precious birth will always be. . .
a miracle, a mystery.
Love is the gift Jesus planned. . .
to fill our inner wonderland.
His words of wisdom, so long ago. . .
still nurture. . . and guide us and help us grow.
Sharing love is the key. . .
to our Christmas story.
When we give our love away. . .
little by little, day after day. . .
it begins to intertwine. . .
interweaving humankind.
May the meaning of this heartfelt season . . .
fill our lives with greater reason.
And as we’re blessed with a year brand new. . .
with empty pages. . . filled by me, by you. . .
may love be the golden key. . .
in writing our life story.

By Kay E. Richardson
Poet Laureate of Mater Dolorosa

VOCATIONS DISCERNMENT WEEKEND
You Ever Thought About Becoming a Catholic Priest?

Attend a discernment retreat at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park to better understand if a vocation to the ministry of God’s priesthood is for you.

When? From 4:00 p.m. Friday, January 16 through 1:00 p.m., Sunday, January 18, 2009
St. Patrick’s Seminary, 320 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025.
 
Who? You must be a single male, twenty-one years or older and sponsored by a parish priest or recommended by a Diocesan Vocation Director.
 
How? To obtain further information, contact the Discernment Retreat Office: mary.verducci@stpatricksseminary.org by January 9, 2009. All meals and lodging are provided at no cost.


Our Staff/Volunteer Christmas Thank-you Dinner was a great success! The food was wonderful, the choir sang for us; we enjoyed a sing-along and a beautiful blessing prayer by Father Brian. We would like to thank the following donors for their donations and gift cards that were won by four lucky parishioners during the raffle:

Jim Campilongo, Christmas CD
Chevy’s Fresh Mex Restaurant
South City Car Wash
Moonstar Restaurant

Many thanks for your support of Mater Dolorosa Church!


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.