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University Catholic Center September 14th, 2008 Exultation of the Cross

From the Director Religious Education Classes for Children


Wow! I can’t believe the Texas-sized “Welcome” everyone gave We are now forming RE classes for grades PreK through 12 for
me, Jimmy Rose & all the new members of our community this the 2008-09 school year.
weekend at our Welcome Dinner and Dance. I am blessed to be For more information regarding the program or to be added to
serving such an awesome community. Please keep me in your the online community for Children’s RE, contact Michael
prayers as I continue to settle in to this role and be assured that Burkhart at tarazan_fox@yahoo.com or Anne Gilbert at
you are in my prayers. May God continue to bless the UCC! — annemgilbert@hotmail.com.
Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP Our classes meet in the UCC on Sundays immediately following
the 9:00 am Mass. As always, we need participation from many
Now is the time to join the Living Faith Society! parents! We have a small group with small classes and the UCC
The Living Faith Society is a generous group of individuals and has no Director of RE, so we ask all parents to seek The Spirit's
families who contribute monthly to the UCC. We rely on this guidance to contribute to our program. We encourage team or
committed income to fund this ministry on a daily basis. We've
group teaching. If you have any questions, please call Anne
recently experienced about a 10% decline in monthly giving
through the Living Faith Society, which represents about $1,000 Gilbert at 301-4312 or Mary Beck at 502-1225.
a month.
We need your monthly support now more than ever! Now is the
time to join the Living Faith Society! You can do so by visiting Children’s Social Justice Program
utcatholic.org/donate.php or by filling out a form that can be The UCC will be working with the social justice team at St.
found next to the bulletins and placing it in the collection basket. Austin’s to provide a social justice program this Fall for
If you have questions about monthly giving, please contact Religious Education age children. Join us at St. Austin’s Hecker
Amber Fogarty at amber@utcatholic.org or 476-7351 x13. Hall for The Parable of the Cocoa Farmer and the Good
Samaritan at 10:15 am on Sunday, Sept. 28th. Sign up for our 6
Our 100th Anniversary Weekend Celebration! week email-based program to learn more about Fair Trade,
The 100th Anniversary Weekend is quickly approaching! The where chocolate comes from, the Catholic Social Teachings, and
UCC will be celebrating 100 years of Paulist ministry with a how to live in Solidarity: 5minutesperweek.org
weekend of events on Saturday, Nov. 1st and Sunday, Nov. Contact Michael Burkhart(tarazan_fox@yahoo.com) or Nick
2nd. Included in this special weekend will be 2 Masses of Jackson(najjackson@yahoo.com) for more information.
Thanksgiving (5:00 pm, Sat. celebrated by Cardinal Daniel
DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and Bishop Greg Aymond of
Ministry Training
Austin; and 10:30 am on Sun. celebrated by Bishop Emeritus
Training for new liturgical ministers - Lectors, Extraordinary
John McCarthy), a Cocktail Reception and Gala on Nov. 1st, and
Ministers of Holy Communion, Mass Coordinators - will be held
a family-friendly picnic on Nov. 2nd! It's going to be a very
this Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, September 16 and 17, as
special weekend in the UCC's history! Flyers with more
well as Tuesday and Wednesday, September 23 and 24 at 7:00 in
information can be found at the Front Desk. For more
the Holy Spirit Chapel. Current ministers also may attend for
information, please call or email Amber Fogarty at 476-7351 x13
updating and refreshing.
or amber@utcatholic.org.

Have you bought your Gala table or tickets yet? Act soon, as the Fr. Ed’s Mission in Calcutta
tables and tickets are selling quickly! You can buy tickets online Fr. Ed K. will lead a presentation and show slides from his recent
at http://utcatholic.org/anniversary.php or by placing a check in mission trip to Calutta, India after all Masses next Sunday,
the collection basket (!!!write Gala tickets in the memo line!!!). September 21. He and UT
Tickets are $150 each, and tables of eight are $2,000. Only 22 student (and newly
tables remain. Don't miss your chance! baptized Catholic!) Adam
Shendelman spent several
weeks working with
READINGS FOR THE WEEK  Mother Teresa's nuns - the
 

Mon: 1 Cor 11:17-26,33; Jn 19:25-27 Missionaries of Charity - at


"Kalighat," the home for
Tues: 1 Cor 12:12-14,27-31a; Lk 7:11-17
the dying and the destitute.
Wed: 1 Cor 12:31-13:13; Lk 7:31-35
Thurs: 1 Cor 15:1-11; Lk 7:36-50
Pictured: Adam Shendelman, Edward Alonzo, Michelle
Fri: 1 Cor 15:12-20; Lk 8:1-3 Thibodeaux, Fr. Ed K. and Sister Karina, MC standing at Mother
Sat: 1 Cor 15:35-37,42-49; Lk 8:4-15 Teresa's tomb in the motherhouse of the Missionaries of Charity
Sun: Is 55:6-9; Phil 1:20c-24,27a; Mt 20:1-16a following the Mass Fr. Ed celebrated at the tomb (there's an altar
nearby - we didn't do Mass on the tomb itself!)
Our Gifts to God Week of September 15th
Monday Sep 15 — Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows
The Numbers: * 12:05 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
$4,000 $3,562
9 am Mass: * 12:30 pm—Reconciliation St. Paul Rec. Chapel
$3,500
$3,000
$2,883
$1,538 * 6 pm — SJ Council Mtg Mother Teresa Room
$2,379
$2,500 $1,936 11:30 am Mass: * 6:30 pm — Social Justice Mtg Mother Teresa Room
$2,000 $937 * 7 pm — RCIA Catacombs
$1,500
5 pm Mass: * 7 pm — CFC Youth Mtg St. Francis Room
$1,000
$500 $426 * 7 pm — MEO Bid Night Offsite
$0 8 pm Mass: * 8 pm — Longhorns for Life Mother Teresa Room
8/17 8/24 8/31 9/7
$661
Tuesday Sep 16—Memorial of St. Cornelius
Other Income:
* 12:30 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
$10607
* 1 pm—Reconciliation St. Paul Rec. Chapel
Thank you for supporting last week’s Black Bag collection. At * 2 pm — Staff Meeting Conference Room
Mass last week, you gave $716 with more coming in through * 7 pm — Ministry Training Holy Spirit Chapel
monthly giving! Thank you! * 7 pm — LOA Pledge Mtg St. Francis Room
* 7 pm — UGAP Mtg Mother Teresa Room
Thank You! * 7 pm — CIW Meeting St. Matthew Room
A big THANK YOU to * 8 pm — LOA Active Mtg St. Francis Room
everyone who volunteered or * 8 pm — MEO Info Session St. Matthew Room
* 9 pm — Night Prayer by LOA Blessed Sacrament Chapel
wanted more information on the
various ministries we have at
Wednesday Sep 17—Opt. Mem: St. Robert Bellarmine
the UCC.
∗ 12:05 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
If you signed up, you should be * 12:30 pm — Carbos for Christ Atrium
hearing from someone soon. * 2 pm — UT Project Mtg St. Thomas More Library
* 7 pm — Ministry Training Holy Spirit Chapel
If you haven’t signed up yet, * 7 pm — MEO Telete Catacombs
you still can after all the Masses * 7 pm — STRONG Officers St. Francis Room
this week! * 8 pm — STRONG Meeting St. Francis Room

Thursday Sep 18—24th Week of Ordinary Time


Make Someone’s Day Staff Retreat Day
Come join a group of volunteers who make people happy! On ∗ 12:30 pm—Communion Svc Holy Spirit Chapel
Sunday mornings we carpool to our sister community at the * 7 pm — Compass Bible Study Mother Teresa Room
Austin State School for the Mentally Retarded. We accompany * 7 pm — Social Justice Movie Catacombs
residents to a Catholic prayer service we hold in the * 8 pm — Adoration Holy Spirit Chapel
Chapel. Many of these folks are in wheelchairs and could not
come to church without us. For more information, please sign
Friday Sep 19 —Opt. Mem: St. Januarius
up at the front counter; call Kathy Hackett, 512.928.1776: or
email stateschool@utcatholic.org ∗ 12:05 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
∗ 5 pm — Korean ACM Mtg Mother Teresa Room
∗ 7 pm — LA 45 Staff Mtg Multiple Rooms
Weekly Reflection Question:
What stirs in your heart when you see the cross? In
which ways does the cross transform your daily Saturday Sep 20—Memorial: Sts. Andrew Taegon, et al.
life? * TBA — LOA Tailgate Contact loa@utcatholic.org

Sunday Sep 21—25th Sunday in Ordinary Time


Micah 6 Food Pantry
UCC participates in the ecumenical Micah 6 food Masses at 9 am, 11:30 am, 5 pm and 8 pm
pantry through donation and volunteering on * 1 pm — Faithful Citizenship St. Thomas More Library
Thursdays and Saturdays. Many of the people we * 6:15 pm—MEO Meeting St. Francis Room
serve are homeless. Don’t forget our “neighbors” who have * 6:30 pm — Schoenstatt Info Mother Teresa & Library
nothing during the fall. Please bring canned goods and packaged * 7 pm — Small Group St. Matthew Room
dry goods to Sunday Mass for the baskets near the fountain. We * 8 pm — RCIA Dismissal Mother Teresa Room
ask that you continue to support the Micah 6 Food Pantry with
your generous donations. Contact Jim Harrington at View the master calendar online at utcatholic.org
jch@mail.utexas.edu for more information.
The Exultation of the Cross is one of the few feast days that “trump” a Sunday celebration. This celebration
is always held on September 14th and just happens to fall on Sunday this year.