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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: 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 Ints. David Joel Perez Escalante Mon 8:15 AM +Joseph Bartalucci Tues 8:15 AM +Bernard & Susan Byrne Wed 8:15 AM +Joseph Bartalucci Thurs 8:15 AM +Kay Skelly Fri 8:15 AM Ints. of Bernadette Gustus 5:30 PM +Andrea Oleck Sat 8:00 AM Ints. of Helen Dolan 5:30 PM +Robert Wayne Douglas Sun 7:30 AM +Anthony George Hilbert 10:00 AM +Henry Syndos 12:00 PM +Clifford B. Coffman 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. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Carolyn Kokoszka, mother of Bob Kokoszka of our parish. May her soul and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen Flowers on the Altar this weekend are given by Jack & Mary Phyllis Bosch in memory of all who lost their lives in Hurricane Katrina and it’s aftermath. Flowers on the Altar this weekend are given by Marie Burnett in loving memory of Susan Byrne. Fr. Jim’s 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.

August 30, 2009 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Next weekend is our collection for the food pantry. We are low on canned meats, fruit, jelly, spaghetti sauce & spaghetti, noodles and breakfast foods. We have served a lot of people who have fallen on hard times. Your continued generosity during these times is greatly appreciated.

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… Nuestra Señora de el Perpetuo Socorro The RCIA Process is all about conversion into Jesus Christ-His way, His truth and His life. Please join with us as we inquire into the teachings, practices and prayers of the Catholic Church that lead us to Jesus Christ. Our first session is Wed, Sept 23 in the Parish Life Center at 6:30 p.m. If you want to learn about the Catholic Church or have been away from the Sacrament please come to our sessions; God Calls-We Respond.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? 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. Sally Foster sales have begun: It’s that time of year again! The 8th grade class is selling Sally Foster to raise money for their annual retreat to Wesley Woods. If you would like to purchase some paper or gifts contact Lynn Riddle 423-822-0682. The 2009 OLPH Outback bowl and Fall Carnival will be Saturday, September 26. This parish wide event will include football games, lunch from Outback Steakhouse, carnival games and fun. It willl end with a parish wide bbq dinner after the 5:30 pm mass. All are invited to attend this event which will raise money to support OLPH football, school wide repairs, field trips, locker room renovation and many other student and teacher needs. Please consider donating items for the Fall Carnival. The OLPH H&S has an apple tree located in the Holy Family Hall. Please choose an apple which has an items that are needed for the fall carnival. Donations may be dropped off in the "Carnival" Box, located in Holy Family Hall, any time the church is open or at the school office from 8am to 3pm M-F. Donations are needed by September 6th. Help us make this our best carnival ever! Thank you!


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 from OLPH families 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. 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. 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 studies have shown that learning music increases overall brain power. Most band students receive scholarship assistance when they go to college. To join see Mr. Harmon in the band room or

Attention All High School Juniors and Seniors! Here are all the upcoming dates for SEARCH this year…..Search 126 – September 25-27; Search 127 – November 13-15; Search 128 – February 19-21; Search 129 – March 19-21. These are all held at All Saint’s Academy downtown Chattanooga Cost: $55 for the weekend. Scholarships available! This is a Search for Christian Maturity weekend retreat lead by your Peers. There are six elements that we hope you take home with you; Trust, Sharing, Community, Prayer, Growth and Fun! Forms can be found through your Youth Minister, Notre Dame Office or Donna Jones at Phone: 423-718-4387

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Chili’s restaurants “Give Back Night” for Catholic Charities is September 1. Present the Chili’s give back night coupon at any Chili’s in East Tennessee on the first Tuesday of the month between 4-10 and Chili’s will donate 10 percent of your purchase back to Catholic Charities! Coupons are available at

Sacrament of Confirmation: Young people who are in their sophomore year or higher and are practicing Catholics 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 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. 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.

August 30, 2009 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 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. Health Ministry Parents do you know 11 & 12 year olds need immunizations? Get your pre-teens shots on schedule! Doctors recommend that the Tdap booster (this protects against tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough) the MCV4 (protects against meningitis). Meningitis is a very serious infection of the tissue around the brain and spinal cord. For girls the HPV vaccine protects against the most common kinds of cervical cancers. As kids grow older some of the childhood vaccines begin to wear off. That’s why it’s important to get a booster shot. Ask your doctor to send you a print out of your child’s shots. If you haven’t already scheduled a checkup for your pre-teen. The CDC’s pre-teen vaccination recommendations are supported by the American Academy of Pediatrics. For questions ask your pediatrician or parish nurse. Visit the Parish Nurse link at for current news and information. 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.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? St. Stephens invites you to the 2nd Annual golf tournament at Eagle Bluff on Oct 3. play begins with 8:00 a.m. shotgun start and best ball format. The fee is $75/person. Call Gloria 423-892-1261 or mike 423-322-4546 for more info.

Aug 31 Sept 1 Sept 2 Sept 3 Sept 4 Sept 5

Weekly Readings 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Luke 4:16-30 1 Thessalonians 5:1-6,9-11; Luke 4:31-37 1 Colossians 1:1-8; Luke 4:38-44 1 Colossians 1:9-14; Luke 5:1-11 1 Colossians 1:15-20; Luke 5:33-39 1 Colossians 1:21-23; Luke 6:1-5

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 and naturalization and translation services. The program is accredited by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration Appeals. Fro info call Nathaly Perez 865-971-3550 or Alma Vazquez 423-753-3001 ext 104.


Volunteer training with the Partnership Crisis Resource Center will begin Sept 8. Volunteers will help to empower victims of domestic violence and sexual assault to begin healing and find hope to build a better life. If you would like to volunteer or get more information contact Partnership for families Children and Adults 423-697-3830 or 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

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. “Humbly welcome the word that …is able to save your souls.” Let World Wide Marriage Encounter help you live a more Christ Centered marriage/holy orders. The next weekend is Nov 20-22 in Kingsport. Call John & Manuela Ptacek 865-531-1719 for more 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. Call 267-1297 to help.

Bishop Stika would like to thank all of you for your continued prayers for him. “Good morning and welcome! Thank you for being here today so that I can offer my deepest appreciation to all the wonderful people throughout East Tennessee for their prayers. I stand here today as a witness to the great power of faith and prayer.” If you would like to find out more about the Bishop and his progress visit the Diocese of Knoxville website

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee

August 30, 2009 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time



Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee

August 30, 2009 Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

OLPH, Bulletin, 20090830  

OLPH, Bulletin, 20090830

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