Mater Dolorosa Church St. Joseph, North Oakland
409 North Main Street 864 Chicora Road
Chicora, Pa, 16025 Chicora, PA 16025
P. O. Box 243
Chicora, PA 16025-0243
Rev. Richard Thompson, Pastor
Next Sunday Masses:
4:00 PM Saturday & 8:00 AM Sunday (Mater Dolorosa)
10:30 AM (St. Joseph)
See Daily Mass Schedule in bulletin or website calendar.
11:00 - 11:30 AM Saturday (Mater Dolorosa)
11:45 AM- 12:15 PM Saturday (St. Joseph)
15 minutes before Mass
Elementary Religious Education Classes:
Pre-K thru 7th grade Sunday 8:50 AM - 10:10 AM at Mater Dolorosa
8th Grade Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM at Ritzert Catechetical Center
JAM (Jesus And Me) Ministry:
Please see calendar for location.
Sunday after Mass (Call 2 weeks in advance)
Pre-Baptism classes are required for parents. Please call the Parish Office for
Please notify the Parish Office at least 6 months in advance. PreCana or Engagement
Encounter. Classes required.
Holy Communion to the Sick:
When a parishioner is confined to home because of illness, advanced age, or
infirmity, please call the Rectory and arrangements will be made to take Holy
Communion to the person.
If a parishioner is confined to home and has no way of receiving a bulletin each
week, please call and we will arrange to have a bulletin mailed to their home.
Fourth Sunday of Lent
March 26, 2017
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
— Psalm 23:1
First Reading — As the prophet Samuel anointed David with oil, the spirit of the LORD
rushed upon David and remained with him from that day forward (1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7,
Psalm — The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Psalm 23).
Second Reading — You who were once darkness are now light in the Lord. Live as
children of light (Ephesians 5:8-14).
Gospel — The man who was blind from birth proclaimed: The one called Jesus made clay
with his saliva, anointed my eyes with it, and told me to wash. When I washed, I was able
to see! (John 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38])
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981,
1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday: Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b; Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18; Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: Ex 32:7-14; Ps 106:19-23; Jn 5:31-47
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12; Jn 7:40-53
Sunday: Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8; Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 [3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45]
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