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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: Dec 26 8:00 AM +Laurence E. Skelly Dec 26 5:30 PM +Helen Rogers & Roy Morrison Dec 27 7:30 AM +Arnold Caron Dec 27 10:00 AM +Joseph Bartolucci Dec 27 12:00 PM +Marguerite Blanford Dec 27 2:00 PM Parish Family Dec 28 8:15 AM Sp. Int & +Ed Berube Dec 29 8:15 AM Ints of Helen Dolan Dec 30 8:15 AM +Tammie Henry & Manuel Saquilabon Dec 31 8:15 AM +Charles Jabaley Dec 31 5:30 PM +Andrea Oleck Jan 1 8:15 AM +Florence Smith Jan 2 8:00 AM +Marguerite Blanford Jan 2 5:30 PM +Lucille Lauder Jan 3 7:30 AM +Milton Colosia Jan 3 10:00 AM +Carmela Brando Jan 3 12:00 PM +Clawson Vann Jan 3 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. Tues. Contemporary Choir 6:00-8:00 pm Fr. Jim Bible Study 7:00 pm. PLC no class Dec 8, class Dec 15; no class Dec 22-Jan 12 Class resumes Jan 19. Wed. Bridge Players/St. Brigid’s Craft Groups, 10-2 in the Parish Life Center. Choir rehearsal 6:30-8:00 pm Thurs. Hispanic Choir rehearsal 7:00 pm 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 Dale Ingram in memory of his father Richard F. Ingram. This weekends second collection is for the Retired Religious Fund. Your donation provides critical support to religious institutes in meeting the escalating costs of elder care. Please pray for all religious and give generously to todays collection. Altar Server Schedule: Sat, Jan 2 at 5:30 E. Labbe, R. Robertson, T. Robertson, A. Dorris, K. Dedmon Sun, Jan 3 at 7:30 Mass M. Zolkowski, K. Klassen, S. Rhodes, E. Mangan 10:00 M. Arnt, L. Arnt, L. DeCordova, N. Wall, J. Harris 12:00 S. Sell, M. Kosky, F. Jackson, V. Britto, W. Mahoney 2:00 M. Espinoza, P. Acosta, A. Ubas.

December 27, 2009 Feast of the Holy Family Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, Jan 2 at 5:30 E. Buske, R. Dorris Lectors Deacon, A. Alisago, C. Blake, S. Makemson, F. Shackleford EMHC Sun, Jan 3 at 7:30 Mass B. France, L. Colosia Lectors K. Heider, W. King, M.J. Lee EMHC. 10:00 J. Raabe, C. Rimlinger Lectors, S. Lindner, G. Raabe, M. Rivers, C. Arnt, D. Barta, R. Castle, M. Delaney, C. Delaney, B. Dickinson EMHC 12:00 R. Christiana, U. Berge Lectors M. McKenzie, M. Pomerance, A. Wells, M. Williams, M. DePrez, B. DePrez, A. Gonzalez, J. Gonzalez EMHC. 2:00 J. Galvez, L. Valazques Lectors. 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

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


WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL NEWS Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is now taking applications for Kindergarten through eighth grade for the 2010/2011 school year. To receive an application package or set up a tour contact Teresa 423-622-1481; Teresahennen@catholicweb.com. Thank you Kim Thomas and Tracie Blakely for organizing the Catholic Charities “Giving Tree” this year. Due to the generosity of OLPH School and Parish families we were able to help 8 families. We received over 330 gifts for our families which made Christmas Day very special. For 26 people this year! OLPH PIP Program: The parent involvement and Participation Program has logged in 3,404.89 volunteer hours that parents have so generously performed for the 1st half of the school year. We are very blessed to have such a commitment from our families. Volunteers are not paid-not because they are worthless-but because they are priceless. Natures Classroom: OLPH School is in the planning stages of developing Nature’s Classroom which will provide opportunities for students to make deeper connections with the natural world and inspire a lifelong sense of wonder. Many thanks to Matt Stovall for the planning and development of Nature’s classroom and to the K of C Council 610 for their generous donation to this project. IRISH MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING – the Irish Wrestling Club is open to students in grades 1-8. the season will consist of weekly practices with competitions to be held on Fri & Sat during Dec thru Feb. Practices are Mon and Wed in the new NDHS Wrestling Center beginning Dec 2 from 6:00-7:30 pm. For info call John Mullin 624-4618 ext 1007 The OLPH Faculty and Staff will attend at Spiritual Retreat with the faculty & staff from St. Jude on Jan 4 at Holy Spirit. “Starting a New Year” and how do we nourish ourselves “Spiritually” when we get so busy all year teaching will be the theme of the retreat. Fr. Ragan Shriver will lead this day of reflection.

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FAMILY HONOR 2010 – All 8th grade families in the Chattanooga Deanery are invited to participate in the Family Honor Program on Jan 29-30th, 2010. This year Family Honor will be held @ St. Stephen’s Parish. Registration forms can be downloaded from www.myolph.com. Family Honor’s mission is to provide opportunities for parents and children to learn to communicate effectively on important life values, with the special focus on the truth and goodness of human sexuality and the virtue of chastity. It is presented in a fun and interactive format. You will walk away with a new perspective on questions of “Who am I?” and “What is life for?” For additional information or questions about this program contact Jan O’Boyle @ 706-226-9110 or Mary Pat Haywood @ 706-278-6391. Space is limited to 40 families so get your registration forms and $25.00 in early to reserve your spot for the Family Honor Program. Join the Knights of Columbus on January 8, 2010 for the first Fish Fry of the New Year. Enjoy a fish dinner and all the trimmings for just $6/person. Thank you for your support this last year. Proceeds form this event benefits the Tennessee Wheelchair Foundation. The Parish Church Cleaning Crews are looking for members to join their ministry. If you would like to participate in this special ministry call the Church office 622-7232. "Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need. I ask this in the name of Jesus, our Lord and Savior. Amen." Our cupboard is bare! Next weekend is our monthly collection for the Parish Food Pantry. We are low on canned meats, spaghetti sauce, canned goods and jelly. All items are needed. We were able to help many needy families during the holiday season. Thank you for your continued generosity. Altar Servers (all children grades 4 through 8) training will be held in the church on the first Wednesday of each month from 6:00 PM-6:45 PM. Questions call Joe Reinert 706-935-8609.


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Are you a senior who needs transportation to medical appointments? Catholic Charities Interfaith Senior Services program works through volunteers to provide transportation to medical appointments for those 60 and older free of charge. For info or to volunteer call 265-2397. Health Ministry The holiday season can be a difficult time for people who may have unpleasant memories associated with the time of year. This may come from the loss of a loved one during past holiday seasons. If you know someone who is distressed during the holidays be sure to make an extra effort to offer them comfort and companionship. If you are isolated or lonely and are able bodied consider volunteering to help out at any of the charitable agencies in your area. Helping others can lift your spirits and you may make a new friend in the process. If you are housebound you may be ale to call someone else or send a card or just pray for others. If you your self need help reach out and ask for help. Giving of ourselves can make this time of year a special occasion. O God, give us the patience and courage to try to understand and to face the complications of living faithfully in our troubled world during this season and always. Holiday Stress can be a real problem at this time of year. It is such an exciting time but can begin to present problems when we are thrown out of our normal routine. While it may be unavoidable we need to be careful not to get too far away from our usual regimens in meals, sleep and exercise. Be alert to signs that your body is telling you that things are off. Fatigue, aches and pains irritability and digestive upsets. Try to take a few minutes each day to sit quietly relax and just focus on breathing deeply and rhythmically. Try to get at least a little exercise even if it isn’t as much as you normally do. This may help to keep you from becoming ill or overly stressed. This would also be a good time to reach out to someone who may be lonely and in need of a phone call or card. While it may be one more thing to do it is rewarding to help someone else in need and will help in the long run. Visit the Parish Nurse link at myolph.com for current news and information. Catholic Charities Home Place program is in need of a carpet shampooer. A new or slightly used machine would be preferred. Call 267-1297 to help.

December 27, 2009 Feast of the Holy Family My Grandson was visiting one day when he asked, “Grandma do you know how you and God are alike?” I mentally polished my halo while I asked, “No how are we alike? “You’re both old,” he said. Chili’s restaurants “Give Back Night” for Catholic Charities is Jan 5. Present a coupon (www.ccetn.org) at any chili’s in East Tennessee the 1st Tues of the month between 4 pm and 10 pm and Chili’s donates 10% of your purchase back to Catholic Charities. Divorce and Beyond Divorce and Beyond is a structured 9 week program for Catholic men and women who have experienced or are experiencing divorce. In Chattanooga this group will begin meeting on Monday, January 25 in the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Life Center from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm. The sessions conclude on March 29, 2010. To register for Chattanooga contact Marian Christiana 423-892-2310 or email mchristiana@dioknox.org. Cost the program is $15.00. The sessions in Knoxville will meet on Sundays beginning January 10, 201 in the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Shea Room. These sessions will conclude on March 14. They will meet from 2:00 pm till 4:00 pm. To reg call Knoxville 865-691-2256. When the holidays are over take some time to recover and have a great time. Join us for a JANUARY JAM. This fun filled evening is Sat, Jan 23. The band “No Big Deal” will play. There will be food, games, cards and dancing. Advance ticket sales are $15/person or $25. couple. Beverage cards will be available. Call or come by the church office 622-7232 for tickets. The next “Picture of Love” engaged couples retreat is Sat, Jan 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. This marriage preparation on e day retreat is a supplement to the couples marriage formation with their parish priest. The program is designed to help the couple gain a better understanding of the joys and challenges of living the sacrament of Matrimony in their day to day lives. Cost is $135/couple. The retreat certificate is good fro a $60 discount on your marriage license. The retreat starts at 8:00 am. with a light breakfast and ends with dinner at 6:00 pm. Mass will be included in your day and you must attend the entire day to receive your certificate. For more info contact arian Christiana 423-892-2310 or mchristiana@diocesofknoxville.org


WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO?

Dec 28 Dec 29 Dec 30 Dec 31 Jan 1 Jan 2

Weekly Readings 1 John 1:5-2:2; Matthew 2:13-18 1 John 2:3-11; Luke 2:22-35 1 John 2:12-17; Luke 2:36-40 1 John 2:18-21; John 1:1-18 Micah 4:1-4; James 4:1-10; Mt 5:20-24 1 John 2:22-28; John 1:19-28

New Year’s Resolutions: Soon we will have completed our annual list of good intentions-we’ll have passed resolutions as if we were our own Congress, legislating changes in our lives. Most of us become self-critical as soon as we become selfconscious. We spend Jan 1 walking through our lives, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives a second time, not looking for flaws but for potential. We ought to pore over the past for the good moments, remembering when we felt most at ease, lucky elated. Maybe for once our resolutions ought to include equal time for that radical greeting: Happy New Year. The Church Office will be closed for the Christmas Holidays from Dec. 23 at 11:30 am until Jan. 4, 2010. We will be checking messages regularly so if you need us call the office 423-622-7232. We hope you and your families have a Blessed Christmas and New Year. Attendance for the Week of: Dec 5/6 Second Sunday of Advent 1329 Dec 7/8 Immaculate Conception 590 Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe 212 Dec 13/14 Third Sunday of Advent 1291

We are looking for a volunteer who knows how to needlepoint. We have two new kneeler covers for our wedding kneelers that were donated but we need a kind soul to do the needlepoint.

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Here's a DAILY SURVIVAL KIT, to help get through 2010 Toothpick ... to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone, including yourself. Rubber band ... to remind you to be flexible. Things might not always go the way you want, but it can be worked out. Band-Aid ... to remind you to heal hurt feelings, either yours or someone else's. Eraser ... to remind you everyone makes mistakes. That's okay, we learn by our errors. Candy Kiss ... to remind you everyone needs a hug or a compliment everyday. Mint ... to remind you that you are worth a mint to your family and friends. Bubble Gum ... to remind you to stick with it and you can accomplish anything. Pencil ... to remind you to list your blessings every day. Tea Bag ... to remind you to take time to relax daily and go over that list of God's blessings. This is what makes life worth living every minute, every day. Wishing you 365 days of love, gratitude, friends to cherish, caring, sharing, laughter, music, warm feelings in your heart and soaring with the eagles.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year


CHRISTMAS FLOWERS GIVEN BY: Susan Lindner Stephen & Holly Hatala John & Lydia Adams Carlos & Mary Medellin Dennis & Debbie John Thao & Tam Nguyen Danilo & hnelda Magat Michael & Bernadette DePrez Joanna Wallingford Cesar & Heidi Pascua Anne Wells Eddie & Diane Irwin

Richard & Belinda Yap David & Guadalupe Gruis Dorothy Bratton Tadshi & Li Erh Monden Jack & Nancy Marcellis Kent & Patti Dungan Rick & Suzanne Dorris Michael & Maum Kalafut Scott & Carrie Corscadden Alejandro & Elivia Delaoca Mr. & Mrs. Bryan Hanson Joe & Helene Grzybowsld

Hilda & Andres Alisago

In memory of Martinian S. Alisago, Andres L. Alisago, Sr. Benjamin Alisago, Ernesto Alisago, Ruben Bersabe, Valentin Bersabe & Dominador Navera In memory of the Schults & When Families In honor and in memory of the Chmalogar & Jacobs Families In honor of Rosemary D. Carswell, Patrick T. Cowns, & Christopher J. Downs and family In Memory of Alma & John Dolan and Myrtle Barnes and Russell Downs In memory of Oneil J. Richard and Pat & Dot Yannella In memory of George H. Klemm, III, Lois Ann Hudson, and Mildred Camposano In memory of Jean & Francis Messier In honor of my family In memory of Robert R. Bearden In memory of Roy Morrison & in honor of Karen & Gary

Richard & Hilda Schults Erma Chmalogar Mary Jo & Melvin Downs The Richard Family Jay & Kari Hudson Tommy Messier & Family Donna Weeks Rose Mary Bearden Libby Morrison David & Sherry Lynskey Frances ShacIdeford Colleen Rimlinger Rhea Berube Mary Ellen Jackson Lee & Ruth Givens Mark & Mary Catherine Gang Lucille Malarcher

Raymond Ryan Jennifer Holcomb Erhardt Barnes Sophia Bridger Chris Neuhoff Betty Sherman Esteban & Daisy Lim Barry & Joann Hand Lynn blanchet Joe Enos Jong Suk & Diana Lee

In memory of William "Bill" Lynskey In memory of Sonny Shackleford and our parents Mr. & Mrs. R.F. Smith and Mr. & Mrs. O.L. Shaddeford In honor of Peter & Kathleen Rimlinger In memory of Ed & Miles Berube, the Bembe family and Jeanette & Arnold Caron, and Jeanette & "Mike" Richard In memory of John & Ellen Kaepplinger In memory of our grandparents In memory & in honor of the gang & Morrison families In memory of Ulan H. Malarcher, Marie Campbell, Hart Malarcher, and Alga Malarcher


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