Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Baptism of the Lord
January 11th, 2009 - Bulletin

The Lord will bless his people with peace.

Psalm 29


For us, as for Jesus, it is the waters of baptism that inaugurate our mission to proclaim the Good News.

First Reading: Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Behold my servant with whom I am pleased; he shall bring forth justice to the nations.

Second Reading: Acts 10:34-38
God anointed him with the Holy Spirit; he went about doing good.

Gospel: Mark 1:7-11
You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased.

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.
The US bishops’ pastoral on stewardship reminds us that Baptism gives all of His disciples a share in His priestly work and calls them “to offer up the world and all that is in it—especially themselves—to the Lord of all.”

“Stewardship by the Book” by Sharon Huekel



Sunday, January 11th

8:00 AM

Gertrudes Rozal (D)
Romulo Villamil (D)


10:00 AM

Marissa Cadorniga (D)



People of the Parish


Monday, January 12th

8:00 AM

Jim Rodriguez (L)


Tuesday, January 13th

8:00 AM

Veronica Tan (L)


7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Wednesday, January 14th

8:00 AM

Timothy Aspiras (L)


Thursday, January 15th

12:15 AM

Jesus Binalinbing (D)


Friday, January 16th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, January 17th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention


5:00 PM

Mario Gazzano (D)


COLLECTION TOTALS - December 28, 2008

 First Collection Total - $3,875.03
Christmas Collection Total - $18,299.00
Second Collection Total - $1,504.50 (Helping Hands)

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.

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

Most Reverend William Justice
Cordially Extends an Invitation to All Married Couples of Northern California
to a Solemn Eucharistic Celebration and renewal of vows.
Special honor will be shown to those who are celebrating their
25th, 50th, or 50+ Wedding Anniversary.
Saturday, February 14th, 2009 - 10:00 a.m.
St. Anne of the Sunset Parish
850 Judah St. Francisco, CA 94122
Reception Immediately Following Eucharist

Registration forms are available at the rectory office, or by download at
For more information, please call 707-552-3394, or go to

The International Pilgrim Statue of
Our Lady of Fatima

will be at:
Mater Dolorosa Church
every 13th of the Month
From January 13, to July 13, 2009
(except April 13, 2009)


8:00 a.m..


8:30 a.m.—7:30 p.m

Eucharistic Adoration

5:30 p.m.

Rosary: Joyful, Luminous & Glorious Mysteries

6:45 p.m.

Rosary: Sorrowful Mystery

7:30 p.m.


On January 14th we will begin to have work done on our stained glass in the front of the church. The glass has some very bad leakage problems and we have hired experts to seal up the glass and repair and replace some glass that is cracked. The work will not interfere with our Mass schedule. Thank you to all of you who so generously donate to the Parish Improvement Fund, making it possible to repair and improve our beloved Lady of Sorrows stained glass.

Pancake Breakfast

The Corpus for Christ group will be hosting a Pancake Breakfast in our Parish Hall following today’s 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Masses. The breakfast is free, and all are welcome!
Please join your family, friends, and fellow parishioners for a hot breakfast this morning.

Have 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: All meals and lodging are provided at no cost.