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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: Sat 8:00 AM +John N. Klein 5:30 PM +R. J. Barrett Sun 7:30 AM +Tom Johnson 10:00 AM +Helen Rogers 12:00 PM +Frank & Marie Ruggiero 2:00 PM Parish Family Mon 8:15 AM Ints. Helen Dolan Tues 8:15 AM +Helen Lory Wed 8:15 AM +Marguerite Blanford Thurs 8:15 AM +Florence & Frank Smith Fri 8:15 AM Sp Intentions & +Ed Berube Sat 8:00 AM +Bret Huffman 5:30 PM +Ed Berube Sun 7:30 AM +Susan Byrne 10:00 AM +Don Waters 12:00 PM +Carole S. Skelly 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.

August 23, 2009 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, Aug 29 R. smith A. Alisago Lectors Deacon, M. Dies, N. Dies, R. Dorris, S. Dorris EMHC Sun, Aug 30 at 7:30 Mass B. France, J. Reinert Lectors K. Heider, K. Holland, D. Anderson EMHC. 10:00 S. Fava, J. Raabe Lectors, M. Grass, C. Ingle, S. Lindner, G. Raabe, t. Crutch, M. Rivers, L. Orth, P. Orth, C. Arnt EMHC 12:00 A. Bryant, P. Booker Lectors M. DePrez, B. DePrez, E. Warwick, A. Wells, J. Hand EMHC. Thank you for your ministry. If you are not able to serve please find a replacement.

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

Flowers on the Altar this weekend are given by Rhea Berube in Loving memory of Ed Berube. Fr. Jim’ Bible School an exegetical study of…the Bible will begin on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. Classes will resume on Sept 15 in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Life Center. Study will be the Acts of the Apostles. Doug Owens our parish seminarian will celebrate his birthday on August 28th. If you would like to send him a card his address is St. Charles Borromeo Seminary 100 E. Wynnewood Rd. Wynnewood, PA 19096 The Parish School of Religion (PSR) Program inscription will be held in the Holy Family Hall after all the Masses on the weekend of August 29th and 30th. Please stop by after Mass to complete the new forms. Fees are $25 per child.

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… Nuestra Señora de el Perpetuo Socorro 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. Call 267-1297 to help.


OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL NEWS OLPH School has entered the 2009/2010 school year and there are openings in some classes. Applications are being accepted. If you have questions or would like an application contact Teresa Hennen at 6221481 or OLPH provides an education that fosters a relationship with God an 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. OLPH School Open House is scheduled for Wed, Aug 26 at 6:30 pm. Ram Classic Golf Tournament will be Fri, Oct 9. Watch the bulletin for registration info. There is an organizational meeting Mon, Aug 31 at 6:30 in the Faculty lunch room. Call Kathy Sumrell 622-1481 if you would like to help with the Golf Tournament. Claydoughs Pizza will sponsor a “Back to School Spirit Night” for OLPH families and parishioners on Thurs, Sept 3. Claydoughs will give 10% of the receipts back to the school form OLPH families & parishioners who eat there that night. The offer is good on dine in or carryout orders for the whole day. Claydoughs is located on E. Brainerd Rd. OLPH Football- kicked off the year w2ith a victory over Normal Park 26-14. The game was played at ND under the lights Fri, Aug 14. It was a team effort with Will “Boney” Mahoney leading the way on offense with 215 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Medardo Espinoza led the defense. The Rams next game is in Dalton against Christian Heritage on Thurs, Aug 27. Go Rams.


Lady Rams Volleyball: the Lady Rams had a great Jamboree this weekend at Boyd Buchanan. The Lady Rams played 8 games and only lost two! Jessica More and Emily Wexler performed well throughout the day. Madeline Wurm maintained powerful serves capturing key points for the team. This was a great start to our season. Go Lady Rams! OLPH School Carnival: the Home & School is bringing back the carnival. This will be held in conjunction with the OLPH “Outback Bowl” and the 1st gathering of all OLPH Alumni. The date is Sept 26. Bishop Stika will join us for the day so mark your calendars now to attend. OLPH Band: It’s not too late to enroll in band class. Band class meets on Monday & Wednesdays during school and does not interfere with after school activities or sports. Your student can learn to play flute, clarinet alto saxophone trumpet French horm trombone baritone tuba or bells. Music teaches discipline and teamwork, and stueies have shown that learning music increases overall brian power. Most band students receive scholarship assistance when they go to college. To join see Mr. Harmon in the band room or

The Catholic Charities website is bigger and better than ever! Go to to learn about programs and services links to community partners and other information sources and ways that you can make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable of East Tennessee. You can even donate online! 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 Meeting is Sun, Aug 30 from 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. in the Parish Life Center. Deadline to register is Mon, Aug 31. Call Donna Jones (Confirmation Coordinator) 622-7232 on Mon and Wed or 267-9878 on Tues and Thurs or 718-4387

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee The Knights of Columbus Holy Family Council will hold their 19th Annual John Knight/Don Kohl Golf Tournament to benefit the Annual Notre Dame High School Scholarship Award Program and other charitable causes. Join us Sept 12 at the Brainerd Golf Club. Fee is $80/player which includes prizes and mulligan’s limited to the first 144 golfers. This is a 4 person select shop tournament. Play begins at 8:00 a.m. top prize is $10,000. If you would like to play or sponsor a hole call Ron Schleifer 499-0249. An information night regarding the proposed health care legislation will take place at 6:30pm on Tuesday, Sept 8th at St. Stephen's parish hall. The meeting is open to anyone. Health Ministry When disease germs enter you body they start to reproduce. Your immune system recognizes these germs as foreign invaders and responds by making proteins called “antibodies”. These antibodies first job is to help destroy the germs that are making you sick. They can’t act fast enough to prevent you from becoming sick but by eliminating the attacking germs antibodies help you to get well. The “antibodies” second job is to protect you from future infections. They remain in your blood stream and if the same germs ever try to infect you gain even after many years they will come to your defense. Only now that they are experienced at fighting these particular germs they can destroy them before they have a chance to make you sick. This is immunity. This is why most people get diseases like measles or chicken pox only once even though they may be exposed many times. Vaccines help you develop immunity without getting sick first. Vaccines containing weakened or killed germs are introduced into your body usually by injection. Your immune system makes antibodies and they stay in your body giving you immunity. The purpose of immunizations is to prevent disease. Today children in the US routinely get vaccines that protect them from 14 diseases. All of these diseases have at one time or another been a serious threat to children in this country. Most of them are now at their lowest levels in history. Visit the Parish Nurse link at for current news and information.

August 23, 2009 Twenty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time The Chattanooga Deanery Divorced and Separated fellowship group will be gathering for Mass and brunch on the 5th Sunday of the month. We will meet at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church for the noon Mass. After Mass we will head out to brunch. For more info on this or other social activities organized by this group call Anne Wells 706-581-0410. 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. Catholic Charities Pregnancy help Center has a part-time opening for Case Coordinator. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is preferred but not required. Computer skills fundraising public speaking and office management skills are necessary. For more info call Sandi Davidson 865-251-0488 or 865-776-4510 It’s time again for a Chattanooga Tradition. The Knights of Columbus Council #610 cordially invites you to attend our 67th Annual Labor Day Picnic and family outing on Sept 7 from 9:00-5:00 at Camp Columbus Fork Pavilion. The day will begin with a White Elephant Yard Sale at 9:00 a.m. Games and activities for the entire family will go on all day. Charity Bingo will start at 3:00 and we will server the BBQ Plates from 11:30-5:00 Take out is available by plate or in bulk. The menu consists of Beef, pork, chicken or ribs with potato salad, beans slaw bread and a drink. Price is $6/adults and $3/kids. Camp Columbus is on Camp Columbus Rd off Hixson Pike in Dallas Bay. Proceeds support charitable activities throughout the year. Hope to see you there. For more info call Chris Snellgrove 892-5695. If you would like to donate baked goods for the cake booth call Gloria Deml 877-9303. 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.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? Aug 24 Aug 25 Aug 26 Aug 27 Aug 28 Aug 29

Weekly Readings Revelation 21:9b-14; John 1:45-51 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8; Matthew 23:23-26 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13; Matthew 23:27-32 1 Thessalonians 3:7-13; Matthew 24:42-51 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Matthew 25:1-13 1 Thessalonians 4:9-11; Mark 6:17-29

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. Notre Dame High School will begin adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every third Fri of the month from 10:00-3:00 beginning Sept 18th. All are welcome to attend. The Spiritual Committee is looking for scheduled adorers to ensure someone is always present. OLPH has been asked to provide at least 5 people one for each hour. If you can help please call Marina Delaney 499-9260. Help & Hope for Struggling Marriages: Do you have little or no communication in your marriage? Are you thinking of separation or divorce, or are you already separated or divorced but want to try again? Retrouvaille a peer ministry for hurting marriages consists of a Weekend experience and six additional four hour long Post Weekend sessions. The next program in the Nashville area will begin the weekend of Sept 4-Sept 6. For info or to register call 615-5230631 or 810-470-2230; Confidentiality is assured. Diocesan Day Postponed: Due to the recent illness of Bishop Stika Diocesan Day will not be held on Aug 22. A new date will be determined. Please continue to keep Bishop Stika in your prayers. “This is a great mystery”… Let Worldwide Marriage Encounter help you more fully live the great mystery of marriage in Christ. The next weekend is Aug 28-30 in Knox. Call John or Manuela Ptacek 865-531-1719 for info.


When the disciples realized that Jesus expected them to be like him many found that too hard to accept. They abandoned Jesus. Jesus turned to his closest friends and asked them if they too wanted to leave. Peter answered for the apostles and for us. “Master to shall we go?” When we realize that we are disciples of Jesus as a result of our Baptism and that we are called to give all of ourselves to God as Jesus did we can go to Jesus to be our model and our strength. Several years ago people of all ages were wearing bracelets pendants hats and shirts with the letters “WWJD” “What Would Jesus Do”. That is a very important question to ask before we do anything. It is also important for us to constantly grow in our knowledge and understanding Revelation in Scripture and Tradition and the teaching of the Church. That is how we know “What Would Jesus Do?” The twentieth century often tried to do without that cornerstone and attempted to build the city of man without reference to Him. It ended by actually building that city against man! Christians know that it is not possible to reject or ignore God without demeaning man. Allow me dear young people to consign this hope of mine to you- you must be those builders! You are the men and women of tomorrow. The future is in your hearts and in your hands. God is entrusting to you the task at once difficult and uplifting of working with him in the building of the civilization of love. Pope John Paul. El siglo XX a menudo pretendió prescindir de esa “piedra angular” intentando construir la ciudad del hombre sin hacer referencia a el y acabo por edificarla de hecho contra el hombre. Pero los cristianos lo saben no se puede rechazar o marginar a Dios sin correr el riesgo de humillar al hombre. Queridos jóvenes permitidme que os manifieste mi esperanza esos constructores debéis ser vosotros. Vosotros sois los hombres y las mujeres del mañana en vuestro corazón y en vuestras manos se encuentra el futuro. A vosotros Dios encomienda la tarea difícil pero entusiasmante de colaborar con el en la edificación de la civilización del amor. Papa Juan Pablo II MASS ATTENDANCE Envelopes Offertory Children’s Funds Required Weekly Variance Year to Date Variance Diocese

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

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