Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 8, 2009 - Bulletin


Praise the Lord, who heals the brokenhearted.

Psalm 147


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

Our purpose is to be tireless in our pursuit of proclaiming the Good News, and in bringing the healing, reconciling touch of Christ to the world.


First Reading: Job 7:1-4, 6-7
Job finds life on earth to be drudgery; he is filled with restlessness.

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-19, 22-23
Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel. I have become all things to all, to save at least some.

Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
Jesus cured many who were sick with various diseases.


We’re reading St. Paul’s letter to the Corinthians these days. What was Corinth like? It had a beautiful setting on an isthmus, about fifty miles from Athens. The location makes for very easy exchange by sea routes between Greece and Italy, a factor in its economic success even today. In Paul’s day it was a cosmopolitan and wealthy city with inhabitants drawn from all over the world, including a sizeable Jewish community. When Paul arrived about the year 50, the city was only about a century old, but already five times the size of Athens. Paul lived in Corinth for a year and a half, and a few years, came back for three months. The community of Christians there struggled against the influence of a very secular and self-indulgent society that was blind to the plight of the poor. Pagan attitudes afflicted the community, which had a way of breaking Paul’s heart; he wrote to them sometimes “with many tears” (II Corinthians 2:4).


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, February 8th

8:00 AM

Loretta Erbacher (D)

MP

10:00 AM

Nicasio Marcelo (D)

BC

Noon

People of the Parish

BC


Monday, February 9th

8:00 AM

Apolonia Manzano (D)

BC


Tuesday, February 10th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

MP


Wednesday, February 11th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC


Thursday, February 12th

8:00 AM

Carl Leo Campbell (D)

BC


Friday, February 13th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention


Saturday, February 4th

8:00 AM

Antonino Palomba (D)

BC

5:00 PM

Jovita Falcon (D)

BC


COLLECTION TOTALS - February 1, 2009

First Collection Total - $4,960.50
Second Collection Total -
$1,574.00 (Religious Education)

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!


Dear Friends,

I know it seems like we just celebrated Christmas, but Ash Wednesday and Lent are just around the corner. Believing it is never too early to plan ahead, here is the schedule of our Lenten activities:

  1. February 25th (Ash Wednesday): Masses at 8:00 a.m., 12:00 Noon, and 7:30 p.m. (Ashes will be distributed after all the Masses)

  2. During the Wednesdays of Lent, we will have a 7:30 p.m. Mass.

  3. During the Fridays of Lent, we will have Stations of the Cross at 7:30 p.m.

Have a great week!
Father Brian


UPCOMING EVENTS at MATER DOLORSA CHURCH

On Sunday, February 15th, at all the Masses, all married couples will have the chance to renew their wedding vows. Plan to attend with your friends and family and make it a special Sunday for our married couples, on this Valentine’s Day weekend.

Coming Saturday, March 14th, at 7:30 p.m. in the Church, there will be a dramatic presentation of the Gospel of Mark, the Gospel we are reading this year. This is a spectacular presentation of scripture, light, and movement when Michael Reardon prayerfully and powerfully proclaims The Gospel of MARK. This is a contemporary translation of scripture, proclaimed in the oral tradition of the early Church, designed with music, lighting and costuming. The performance is free, however, a good will offering will be taken up at the end of the performance. Mark your calendars and plan to experience the power of the Word!


PARISH COUNCIL & FINANCE COMMITTEE JOINT MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2009 - 6:30 p.m.
SCHOOL MULTIPURPOSE ROOM

Both the members of the Parish Council and the Finance Committee, any interested parishioners are welcome and encouraged to attend this meeting. We will be discussing many upcoming events, changes and improvements to our parish. Get involved in the decision making process for your church! We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.


Pilgrim Statue at Mater Dolorosa Church
The International Pilgrim Statue of
OUR LADY OF FATIMA
Friday, February 13th

Schedule:

8:00 a.m.

Mass

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.

Mass


ATTENTION: YOUTH at MATER DOLOROSA

On Sunday, February 22nd at 11:00 a.m., all parish youth in grades 6-12 are invited to a kick-off meeting for Youth Ministry. Please meet in the 3rd grade classroom of the School. Come and make new friends, plan activities and enjoy food and a raffle for all participants! If you have any questions, or would like to help please call Juliette Martinez at 650-515-0001 or send an email to Juiliette.martinez@yahoo.com.
See you there!