Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 22, 2009 - Bulletin


Lord, heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.

Psalm 41


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

Let us give God glory by picking ourselves up from our past and journey on as disciples of Jesus.


First Reading: Isaiah 43:18-19, 21-22, 24b-25
It is I who wipe out, for my own sake, your offenses.

Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22
Jesus Christ was not yes and no, but yes has been in him.

Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.


Focusing on the Gospel

As today’s gospel story unfolds, we come to see that the man carried to Jesus on a mat actually suffered from two types of paralysis: physical (he was carried to Jesus by others) and spiritual (Jesus forgives his sinfulness). Jesus looks beyond the physical paralysis of the man, and offers him the deeper healing he really needs. Like the actions of God toward the Israelites (see first reading), Jesus frees the paralytic, and us, from the past and opens a brand-new start in life.

From “Living Liturgy”


We welcome
Christopher Adrian Gomez
and Charles Thomas Harrison
into the Community of Faith through the sacrament of baptism.


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, February 22nd

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

BC

10:00 AM

People of the Parish

MP

Noon

Rodolfo Teleb (D)

BC


Monday, February 23rd

8:00 AM

Vocations

BC


Tuesday, February 24th

8:00 AM

George & Clementina Martinic (D)

MP


Wednesday, February 25th

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

BC

12:00 PM

Deceased Members of the Parish

BC

7:30 PM

Priest’s Intention

MP


Thursday, February 26th

8:00 AM

Deacon Alex Aragon (L)

BC


Friday, February 27th

8:00 AM

Arthur Rapues (L)

BC


Saturday, February 28th

8:00 AM

Michael Malunay (L)

BC

5:00 PM

Lucy Fernandez (L)

BC


COLLECTION TOTALS - February 15, 2009

First Collection Total - $4,368.04
Second Collection Total -
$1,686.50 (Helping Hands)

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for our Special Projects Fund.
Next Sunday is our annual Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Pledge. 

Thank you for supporting your parish
and your Catholic Church!


Wednesday, February 25th is Ash Wednesday and the first day of Lent.

Mass times will be:

8:00 a.m.
12:00 Noon
7:30 p.m.

Ashes will be dispensed following all of the Masses. During Lent, we will celebrate Mass on Wednesday evenings at 7:30p.m. and Friday evenings there will be Stations of the Cross at 7:30p.m.

Lenten Fast and Abstinence

During the season of Lent, the whole Christian community enters into a journey of conversion. The three Lenten practices from earliest times are prayer, fasting and almsgiving. Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are universal days of fast and abstinence in the Church. Fasting means that Catholics 18 to 59 years of age are expected to eat only one full meal and two other, smaller meals, not to equal a full meal. Catholics 14 and older are expected to abstain from meat (beef, poultry, pork) on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all Fridays of Lent. Let us enter into this holy season of grace, opening ourselves to God’s presence and praying for the catechumens and candidates preparing for the Easter sacraments. If you have a serious health condition which prevents you from fasting, you are excused.


Immaculate Heart Radio’s On-Air Pledge Drive will be held Tuesday, March 10th through Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day at Immaculate Heart Radio’s Live Studio located at Mater Dolorosa’s Parish Hall in South San Francisco.

Please join the Immaculate Heart Radio Staff for our upcoming Pledge Drive. Meet Catholic radio personalities, be interviewed live on the radio, pray the Rosary with our staff, and participate in Adoration. You will enjoy fellowship with Catholics in your area, talk with listeners and witness their testimonies, and experience the joy and peace that comes from sharing your Catholic faith. Refreshments served all day. Free giveaways!

Spaces are limited: Sign up for any time between the 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Pledge Drive. Call Debora Heinrichs at (866) 774-3278 ext. 221 or email her at dheinrichs@ihradio.org. Thank you for your support of our Catholic faith!


Coming Soon! “Faith Café ”

Every Tuesday, 3:45 PM -5:00 PM or 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
March 3rd through April 7th

As you prepare for Easter,
see the magnificence of God’s extreme love for you!

All adults 18 years and older are invited to spend six weeks exploring a deep and never-ending love meant just for you – a love that began with God the Father became visible in God the Son, and lives in each of us today through God in the Holy Spirit. Join in any day or any time. This small group discussion in the Parish Hall explores the salvation story in six parts:

Extreme Need
Extreme Commitment
Extreme Sacrifice
Extreme Mercy
Extreme Glory
Extreme Love

Please join us, and plan to make this a part of your Lenten Journey.

TEEN FAITH CAFÉ

Every Sunday, beginning March 1st through April 5th—11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.

For more information, contact Rachael Smit at (650) 588-8175