Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church
Second Sunday of Lent
March 8, 2009 - Bulletin


I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.

Psalm 116


THEME OF OUR LITURGY -

The obedience of Jesus is rewarded in the salvation of all people for all time.


First Reading: Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18
The sacrifice of Abraham, our father in faith.

Second Reading: Romans 8:31b-34
If God is for us, who can be against us?

Gospel: Mark 9:2-10
Jesus was transfigured before them, and his clothes became dazzling white.


Abraham was prepared to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. St. Paul reminds us that God Himself “did not spare His own Son.” Are my gifts to the Lord; of my resources, of my time, of myself—also sacrificial?
(See Romans 8:32)

From Stewardship by the Book, by Sharon Hueckel


LENT


MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

Priest

Sunday, March 8th

8:00 AM

Patricia Perez (D)

BC

10:00 AM

John Lagomarsino (D)

BC

Noon

People of the Parish

BC


Monday, March 9th

8:00 AM

Consolacion Ferrer (D)

BC


Tuesday, March 10th

8:00 AM

Priest’s Intention

MP


Wednesday, March 11th

8:00 AM

Vocations

BC

7:30 PM

Lorna Agdeppa (L)

BC


Thursday, March 12th

8:00 AM

Benefactors

BC


Friday, March 13th

8:00 AM

People of the Parish

BC


Saturday, March 14th

8:00 AM

Deceased Parishioners

BC

5:00 PM

Camille Vergel de Dios (D)

BC


COLLECTION TOTALS - March 1, 2009

First Collection Total - $5.385.00
Ash Wednesday Total - $,286.50

Our Second Collection this Sunday is for Catholic Charities.
Next Sunday, our Second Collection is for our Parish Improvement 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, especially:

Pat Dunleavy.

Our prayers are with them and their families.


YOU ARE ALL INVITED!

Prayer in Chaos, Commotion, and Clutter by Kathy Coffey
Thursday, March 26th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Mater Dolorosa Parish Hall

Are you too busy to pray? Yet, do you feel a nagging need for it? Many people share the dilemma—longing for a spiritual center that gives meaning and depth to even the craziest days. We know we have a great need for prayer, yet we also face tremendous constraints on our time. Let’s take time now, in a session that will explore how prayer can occur in ordinary ways and commonplace locations, in settings when we’re stressed as well as in tranquil retreats.

  • How can springboards to prayer occur in packed schedules?
  • How can we then help others to find the seeds of the sacred in the ordinary experience?
  • We’ll look at ways to move beyond our stereotypes of prayer, see our work as prayer
  • Adapt traditional prayers to contemporary settings
  • Drawing children into a life of prayer

Kathy Coffey is an experienced workshop leader and author of books, catechetical resources and many articles in Catholic periodicals. She taught for 15 years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. She gives retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. Kathy is the mother of four children, and lives in Denver, Colorado. Please RSVP to Rachael Smit at (650) 588-8175 (you may leave a message).


Faith Café ” at Mater Dolorosa Church
Every Tuesday, 3:45 PM -5:00 PM or 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
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. The second week small group discussion in the Parish Hall explores Extreme Commitment (see Mark 8:27-35). Topics:

  • God on a Cross
  • The Golden Rule
  • The Greatest Surprise
TEEN FAITH CAFÉ

Every Sunday, through April 5th—11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
For more information, contact Rachael Smit at (650) 588-8175


TV FOCUS on TEENS

“Theology of the Body for Teens,” a new series starting in March, features candid discussions about God’s plan for love and life as a young person & airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m. “The Young John Paul II: Witness to Evil” spotlights the future pope’s World War II experiences. It airs March 28th at 5:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m. and again on April 2nd at 10:00 a.m. All times are Pacific. EWTN is carried on Comcast channel 229, Astound channel 80, DISH Satellite channel 261, and Direct TV channel 370.


MARCH EVENTS at MATER DOLOROSA

Mass Every Morning at 8:00am & Wednesday Nights During Lent at 7:30pm

Stations of the Cross every Friday Night at 7:30 p.m.

Every Tuesday through April 7th—
“Faith Café” 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. or 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

March 13th—Pilgrim Statue at Mater Dolorosa
All Day Adoration - Mass at 7:30 p.m.

March 14th at 7:30 p.m.
“THE GOSPEL OF MARK” Presentation in the Church

March 17th—19th Immaculate Heart Radio
Pledge Drive in the Parish Hall

March 26th 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall -
“Prayer in Chaos, Commotion, and Clutter.” Session given by Kathy Coffey.