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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: Sat 8:00 AM +R.J. Barrett 5:30 PM +Helen Rogers Sun 7:30 AM +Annie Osteen 10:00 AM +Margaret Dranchak 12:00 PM +Robert Wayne Douglas 2:00 PM Parish Family Mon 8:15 AM +Donato Bustamante & Francisco Valera Tues 8:15 AM +Henery M. Valadez Wed 8:15 AM +Hue Ngoc Nguyen Thurs 8:15 AM +John Klein Fri 8:15 AM +Joseph Andrews Sat 8:00 AM Ints. Jim & Rachel Berros 5:30 PM +Sonny Shackleford Sun 7:30 AM Ints. of Kate & Alicia Donato 10:00 AM +David Fridl 12:00 PM +Andrea Oleck 2:00 PM Parish family (+Deceased) Parish Bookstore is open after weekend Masses. Sun. Jr. High Youth Group 6:30-8:00 1st & 3rd Sunday’s call Vicki at 855-2505 or 364-1480 Mon. The bulletin deadline is noon. Wed. Bridge Players/St. Brigid’s Craft Groups, 10-2 in the Parish Life Center. Sat. Cursillista’s after 8:00 AM Morning Mass in the Parish Office Rosary Group meets at 9:00 a.m. daily in the church. Flowers on the Altar this weekend are given by Moe & Lorraine Rivers in celebration of their 37th wedding anniversary. This weekends second collection is for our adopted parish in Haiti. Thank you for all you do to help our brothers and sisters in Christ. NOTE DATE CHANGE: Scout Sign Up Night: The OLPH scouting program will have its annual sign up night on Tues, Aug 25 at 7:00 pm. in the Parish Life Center. Boys in grades 1st -5th can join the Cub Scouts and those in grades 6th -12 can join the Boy Scouts. Our scouts are sponsored by the church not the school and every boy in our parish is invited to join. Any questions please call Bill West 899-4061. Join us in the parish Life Center next weekend for free blood pressure screenings. While you are there enjoy coffee, donuts and fellowship with your parish family.

August 9, 2009 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Many Cultures-One Faith Muchas Culturas-una fe All are welcome: No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church; no matter what your current family or marital situation; no matter what your past or present situation; no matter what your personal history, age, background, race etc.; no matter what your own self image or self esteem you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected at… Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Many Cultures-One Faith Muchas Culturas-una fe Todos son bienvenidos: No importa cual es su situación actual en la iglesia Católica; no importa cual es su situación actual en su familia o matrimonio; no importa cual es su situación pasada o presente; no importa cual es su historia personal, edad, antecedentes, raza, etc.; no importa cual es su imagen o autoestima; usted esta invitado, bienvenido, aceptado, amado y respetado en la… Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, Aug 15 C. Blake, S. Harris Lectors Deacon, S. Dorris, M. Dies, N. Dies, R. Dorris EMHC Sun, Aug 16 at 7:30 Mass J. Lubinski, M.J. Lee Lectors C. Goodhard, J. Trimble, K. Heider EMHC. 10:00 S. Dougherty, M. Delaney Lectors, S. Castle, L. Blazek, P. Blazek, L. Orth, P. Orth, B. Dickinson, N. Donohoo, A. Dougherty, J. Fava EMHC 12:00 E. Warwick, A. Wells Lectors M. Simpson, M. McKenzie, M.E. Pack, M. Pomerance EMHC. Thank you for your ministry. If you are not able to serve please find a replacement. Altar servers for Sat, Aug 15 at 5:30 H. Butler, M. Stovall, A.C. Moore, A. dorris, J. Butler Aug 16 at 7:30 Mass M. Hutton, D. Dang, E. Mangan, K. Klassen, S. Rhodes 10:00 Mass M. Coles, M. Wall, K. Runge, L. DeCordova, J. West 12:00 Mass A. Lanzar, W. Mahoney, A. Maynez, B. Harris, J. Nguyen 2:00 Mass M. Espinoza, A. Ubas, P. Acosta.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? Sacrament of Confirmation: Young people who are in their sophomore year or higher and are practicing Catholic’s attending Church and interested in completing the initiation process into the church may now register for the Confirmation preparation program. Pick up a registration form in the church vestibule. Fill out and turn in to the Parish office or mail to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, 501 S. Moore Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37412 ATTN: Donna Jones. Information Metting will be Sun, Aug 30 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Deadline to register is Mon, Aug 30. Call Donna Jones (Confirmation Coordinator) 622-7232 on Mon and Wed or 267-9878 on Tues and Thurs or 718-4387

Health Ministry August is National Immunization Awareness Month. Parents may question whether or not vaccines are safe for their children. The United States currently has the safest most effective vaccine supply in history. Years of testing are required by law vefore a vaccine can be licensed. Once in use vaccines are continually monitored for safety and efficeny. Is it sage to Caccinate my child? In the vast majority of cases vaccines are effective and cause only mild side effects such as allergic reactions. Be sure to tell your heatlh care provider if your child has health problems or known allergies to medications or food. Some people should not get certain vaccines or should wait to get them. For instance children with weak immune systems like cancer patients. Or if a person has had a severe allergic reaction to a vaccine she or he should not receive another dose. Ask your healthcare provider for more info. Wisdom 1:13-14 God did not make death nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living. For He fashioned all things that they might have being; and the creatures of the world are wholesome. And there is not a destructive drug among them nor any domain of the nether world on earth. Visit the Parish Nurse link at for current news and information. The Home Place, Catholic Charities residential program for homeless individuals with HIV?AIDS needs volunteers to transport clients to medical appointments and other basic errands. Please call Catholic Charities 267-1297 to help.


Fr. Mike would like to thank all parishioners for the many kind words, gifts and prayers you have given to him over the last 12 years. Your presence in his life has been a true blessing. He was overwhelmed by your kindness in attending his final Mass as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Words can never express the gratitude and love he felt. God Bless you all. The Knights of Columbus Council #610 is collecting items for their White Elephant Yard Sale at the Annual Labor Day Picnic scheduled for September 7 at Camp Columbus. For pick up or drop off information call Scott Louisell 667-6936 or John Chrnalogar 544-1562. Proceeds support our charitable activities throughout the year. Thanks for your contributions and support.

A Magical Trip to Camelot! Join the OK’s (Older Kids 50+) on Sept 12 to visit Cumberland County State Park for Lunch shopping and the play Camelot. We will leave OLPH at 10:30 a.m. arrive at Cumberland County State Park for lunch then visit Symington’s Cheese House and the discount Mall. We will leave the playhouse by 5:30 and stop for a quick bite for dinner (cost on our own). Cost for play and transportation is $47 Lunch is $13 (including tax & tip). You may wish to bring a sack lunch and eat in the courtyard. Make checks payable to O.K. Club for $60 for play, transportation and meal or $47 for Play and transportation. Space is limited so register early. Mail to Eveline Buske 837 Belvoir Terrace Chatt. TN 37412. For more info call Eveline 622-1418 or Phil Harper 875-5258.

Catholic Charities Office of Immigrant Services provides low cost immigration legal assistance for those who cannot afford an attorney. Services include status adjustments petitioning for family members citizenship naturalization and translation services. The program is accredited by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration Appeals. For more info call Nathaly Perez 865-971-3550.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL NEWS OLPH School is accepting applications for the 2009/2010 school year for Kindergarten through eighth grades. If you would like an application package or to come and tour your campus contact Teresa Hennen or 622-1481. OLPH School provides an education that fosters a relationship with God and enables students to become confident life long learners. Our Lady of perpetual Help Catholic School Alumni Friends: the development Office at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is looking for contact information for anyone that attended OLPH School. Would you like to help find your classmates? We want to have an Alumni gathering/celebration at the end of the summer and we need help finding contact information. If you can help contact Kathy 622-1481. Box tops for education: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School ranks 4 out of 204 schools in Box Tops for Education. Remember to save those box tops and send them to school with your child or put them in the box in back of the church. Many thanks to all those that have helped us save Box Tops.

Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread: the Ladies of Charity Chattanooga and Memorial Hospital invite everyone to their monthly ecumenical prayer service on Tues, Aug 11 from 5:30-6:15 p.m. Join them to pray for and with friends, neighbors and relatives who are suffering hardship due to unemployment job cutbacks foreclosure and or loss of savings. These services take place on the second Tues of each month through Oct 2009 at the Hospital Chapel at Memorials Patient Entrance on Glenwood Av. The entrance is on CARTA’s route 10G. Rides may be available for those in need. Call Jan Clark at 423-6982846. the service lasts about 30 minutes and is followed by 15 minutes of informal fellowship. Join us for a Senior Citizens Retreat at the Jesuit Retreat Center at Ignatius House on September 1013. “The Non-Violent Jesus” is our theme. Retreat begins at 6:00 p.m. and ends on Sunday Sept 13 after the noon lunch. Call Ignatius House 404-255-0503 or fax 404-256-0776 to register.

August 9, 2009 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Alex would like to thank you all for the welcoming him for the short time he was here. Your kindness, faith and prayers made him feel at home. The picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Help will always remind him of his family here.

Aug 10 Aug 11 Aug 12 Aug 13 Aug 14 Aug 15

Weekly Readings 2 Corinthians 9:6-10; John 12:24-26 Deuteronomy 31:1-18; Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14 Deuteronomy 34:1-12; Matthew 18:15-20 Joshua 3:7-10a, 11, 13-17; Mt 18:21-19:1 Joshua 24:1-13; Matthew 19:3-12 Rev 11:19a, 12:1-6a, 10ab; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56

Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center has a part time opening for Case Coordinator. Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience is preferred but not required. Computer skills fundraising public speaking and office management skills are necessary. For more information contact Sandi Davidson at 865251-0488 or 865-776-4510 La La Palooza Fest 2009: Come gather as Junior High students in the Chattanooga Deanery for Mass, Lunch and a day of Fun! Where: St. Stephen's Church on Lee Hwy When: Sunday, August 16th 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Cost: $20 includes lunch of pizza, drinks, cotton candy and popcorn tie-dying t-shirts, and 3 water inflatable's for your enjoyment (Dual slip'n slide, gaint slide with slip'n slide and extreme bungee) Deadline: Monday, August 10th Forms: Your Youth Minister or Jim Cole or Donna Jones at 2009-10 Discernment for DYMAC (Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council) Tuesday, August 18th from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at OLPH in the Parish Library. This is available to all High School Students. We pick 5 from each Deanery to come together as representatives for the Bishop, Deaneries, Churches and their peers to be the voices and planners for activities and changes that will happen within the Diocese of Knoxville this coming school year. Applications can be picked up from your Youth Minister or by contacting: Donna Jones (Chattanooga Deanery Youth Coordinator) at 267-9878, 718-4387 or email


Join Bishop Stika and the Diocesan Catholic community for Diocesan Day 2009 on Sat. Aug 22 from 9:00 am-3:30 pm at All Saints Church in Knoxville. Cardinal Justin Rigali will be the keynote speaker and Homilist for Mass. The Theme is “You Have But One Teacher”. Our program will feature Bishop Stika. Proceeds from ticket sales will assist the newly opened Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center in LaFollette as well as assist Catholic Relief Services with their vital mission in Sudan. An early registration before July 19 is $20. Late fees will be $25. Students are $10. Lunch is included if registration is received prior to Aug 17. Part time Case Manager Position Available Interfaith Homeless Network: the Interfaith Homeless Network is accepting resumes for a part time case manager (20 hours per week) to implement a new intake and assessment triage procedure for homeless and near homeless families. This is a one year pilot program. Employees must have a strong interviewing communication and interpersonal skills with a working knowledge of social service providers and community resources in the Chattanooga area. Good computer and data entry skills are required. This is a one year contract position with an hourly rate of $13.50. Please submit resumes by July 31 to Mary Ellen Galloway Executive Director Interfaith Homeless Network P.,O. box 1146 Chattanooga, TN 37401 or email to No telephone calls please. Inter faith Hospitality Network Building a Dream Brick-by-Brick Campaign: You can pave the way to open the front doors of the permanent home for IHN. We are only steps away from the opening of our new family day center. Our Lady of Perpetual Help will have a paver named in our honor and surrounding this paver IHN would like to give individual members of our church family the opportunity to be recognized for their countless hours of service to the families who serve. Each pave will cost $100 and can be given in honor or memory of a loved one. In addition the Maclellan Foundation will match every paver given to the campaign. Mark your calendar for the grand opening Sat, October 17 at 10:30 a.m. Thank you for your continued help to end homelessness in Chattanooga one family at a time.


At every Mass we should offer special prayers for our nation and her leaders in order that the culture of death may be overcome and a civilization of love may be steadfastly advanced. All Catholics throughout the nation should take part in Eucharistic adoration and in the praying of the Rosary for the restoration of the respect for human life and for the safeguarding of the integrity of the family. In our prayers we should seek above all the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke En cada misa debemos ofrecer oraciones especiales por nuestra nación y sus dirigentes para que la cultura de la muerte pueda ser superada y la civilización del amor pueda avanzar con firmeza. Todos los católicos del país deberían participar de la adoración eucarística y el rezo del Rosario por el restablecimiento del respeto por la vida humana y la protección de la integridad de la familia. En nuestras oraciones debemos buscar, ante todo la intercesión de la Santísima Virgen Maria con su titulo de Inmaculada Concepción. “This is enough O Lord!” Often we can experience anger and frustration with our spouses/ people in our sacrament of marriage/holy orders? Yet God gives us the grace to forgive and move forward if we ask. Come and experience the grace of a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is Aug 28-30 in Knox. Call John & Manuela Ptacek 865-531-1719 for info.


Envelopes Offertory Children’s Funds Required Weekly Variance Year to Date Variance Diocese

July 26 August 2

1428 1309

20,429.00 346.34 4.00 19,000.00 +1,779.34 -6,355.18 823.00

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY Chattanooga’s Catholic Cemetery since 1886. For information call David Hale, 622-0728. Please remember OLPH in your will

OLPH Bulletin 20090809  

OLPH Bulletin 20090809

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