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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee

Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: May 8 8:15 PM +Marguerite Blanford May 8 5:30 PM +Carrie Daugherty & Helen Rogers May 9 7:30 AM +Mary Nasseff May 9 10:00 AM +Chris Dranchak May 9 12:00 PM +Marie Ruggiero May 9 2:00 PM Parish Family May 10 12:00 PM +Helen Dolan May 11 8:15 AM +Alfonso Delgado May 12 8:15 AM +Mike & Jeanette Richard & Rose Berube Cayer May 13 8:15 AM +Helen Rogers May 14 8:15 AM Ints. Barry Coulter May 15 8:15 PM +P.D. & Bobby Mahn May 15 5:30 PM +Sonny Sahckleford & Jeff & Frances Lamsey May 16 7:30 AM +Joan Blaes May 16 10:00 AM +Leo Meinert May 16 12:00 PM +Norma Berry May 16 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’s Bible Study … Tuesday’s 7:00 pm. PLC The Gospel according to John, …a search to understand who is Jesus. No Class May 18th, OLPH Graduation 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 Betty Lombardo in memory of Tony Lombardo on our wedding anniversary and in honor of all the mothers of the parish. Join us in Holy Family Hall after Mass next weekend for free blood pressure checks. Afterwards come for coffee and donuts in the Parish Life Center. Altar Server Schedule: Sat, May 15 at 5:30 J. Smith, J. Bird, K. Dedmon, A. Robbins, M. Signiski Sun, May 16 at 7:30 S. Rhodes, M. Zolkowski, M. Hutton, K. Klassen 10:00 E. Roach, H. Walker, J. West, M. Coles, M. Arnt 12:00 E. Burt, L. Teal, S. Zegarra, G. Britto, E. Roach 2:00 M. Espinoza, P. Acosta, A. Ubas.

May 9, 2010 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, May 15 at 5:30 PM S. Dorris, D. Ingram Lectors Deacon, R. Dorris, B. Lombardo, S. Makemson, F. Shackleford Sun, May 16 at 7:30 Mass B. France, R. Berube Lectors K. Stolpmann, J. Lubinski, B. Reardon EMHC. 10:00 C. Rimlinger, J. Raabe Lectors, R. Castle, C. Delaney, M Rivers, C. Arnt, T. Arnt, D. Barta, T. Crutch, M. Delaney, B. Dickinson EMHC. 12:00 PM J. Gonzalez, P. Godsey Lectors M. Jackson, J. Jackson, J. Hand, M. McKenzie, M. Pomerance, A. Wells, U. Berge, M. Simpson, M. Williams EMHC 2:00 PM Catalina Calderon, Diana Galvez 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 del Perpetuo Socorro Please pray for the repose of the souls of Sr. Elizabeth Slown former OLPH School teacher and Sue Anne Smith, daughter-in-law of Mary Ronan. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? This weekends second collection is for our adopted parish in Haiti. Your continued generosity at this time is so greatly appreciated. Teaching Position Opening: Our Lady of Perpetual Help School has a middle school language arts opening for the 2010-2011 school year. Certification is required. Send resumes and/or inquiries to: Jeri McInturff, Principal; 505 So. Moore Rd; Chattanooga, TN 37412 or The OLPH Cub Scouts (1st-5th Grades) and Boy Scouts (6th-12th grades) will have a Sign-Up Night to recruit new scouts on Wednesday, May 12 in the school library from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. New boys are welcome as well as parents and grandparents who would like to volunteer as adult leaders. Current leaders will be there to help you fill out applications and answer any questions you might have. For more info call Bill west 423-899-4061. Would you like to help host families with the Interfaith Hospitality Network this summer? We will host families in the parish the week of June 27 through July 4. There is a sign up board in Holy Family Hall. If you have any questions call Lisa Kosky 423-877-5982 or Anne Wells 706-937-6953. PICTURE OF LOVE: Picture of Love is a weekend retreat designed to enhance engaged couples understanding of the joys & challenges of living the Sacrament of Matrimony in their day-to-day lives. This retreat supplements the couple’s marriage formation with their parish priest. When? Friday, June 11, 7:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, June 12, 9:00 am - 7:00 pm (Meals) Where? St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church 900 Clingan Ridge Dr. NW Cleveland, TN 37312-3750 Cost? $135.00 per couple (participate in entire retreat and receive a certificate for a $60.00 discount on your marriage license.) Registration: Contact Marian Christiana in the Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment at 423-892-2310 or at Job Openings: St. Therese of Lisieux Catholic Church is in need of a Parish director of Religious Education, a Secretary/Receptionist and a Youth Minister. Please send resume and cover letter to Fr. Peter Iorio St. Therese of Lisieux 900 Clingan Ridge Dr. NW Cleveland, TN 37312 by May 7.


OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL NEWS Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is now taking applications for the 2010/2011 school year. Contact Teresa Hennen to receive a registration packet or schedule a tour 423-622-1481 or OLPH Catholic School Annual Fund Campaign brochures have been sent for the 2009/2010 school year. Thank you for your response. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. For more info contact Kathy Sumrell, Development Director 622-1481 or Summer Camp information is available at Information on the various camps and registration forms are available. Be sure to check it out and sign up early to save your spot. OLPH Band News: Congratulations to the OLPH Band for doing a fantastic job on their spring performances this year. The band traveled to Notre Dame o Fri, April 23 and performed for the Notre Dame Fine Arts Day. The combined OLPH and St. Jude bands played on the same program with the Note Dame Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Percussion Ensemble for the students and teachers. They repeated their performance Tues night for the OLPH St. Jude and Notre Dame Band Parents. Thank you to the band students and parents for making the spring performances a success. Thank you Ooltewah Nursery for the donations for the materials for our potted plants for Grandparents Day. We are now taking yearbook orders. The cost per yearbook is $40 prior to May 25. After May 25 cost is $35. Hurry and order your yearbook now. Make checks payable to OLPH and write yearbook on the memo line. Return check and order form to your child’s homeroom teacher.

"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 Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee

Health Ministry Lyme disease (LD) is a bacterial infection caused by a spirochete and is transmitted by the bite of an infective tick. These spirochetes are found in nature in the bodies of wild animals and are transmitted from one animal to another through the bite of an infective tick. The human body doesn’t maintain a natural immunity to the disease. Thus a person can be reinfected with subsequent tick bites. Transmitters of the bacteria in our area are the black-legged tick. These ticks can be in the woods by the seashore or even in your backyard. Ticks can bite year-round and can survive under a variety of conditions as long as adequate moisture is available. An infective tick with local infection must be attached to the host for a day or more before transmission of spirochete occurs. A systematically infected tick or improper tick removal may cause transmission of LD much sooner. Signs and symptoms of LD often starts with flu-like feelings of headache stiff neck fever muscle aches and fatigue. About 60% of light-skinned patients notice a unique enlarging rash, referred to as erythema migrans (EM), days to weeks after the bite. On dark-skinned people, this rash resembles a bruise. Early manifestations usually disappear and disseminated (other organ system involvement) infection may occur such as profound fatigue severe headache fever(s) severe muscle aches/pain along with the possibility of other organ involvement. No test can "rule-out" LD. Treatment varies and depends on how early a diagnosis is made and the organ system(s) involved. Oral antibiotics may be sufficient for early stages of non-disseminated infection. Long-standing or Disseminated LD responds best to one or several courses of oral or intravenous antibiotics. Ticks like to rest on low-lying brush and 'catch a ride' on a passing animal or person. The areas that hold a high risk of tick infestation are wooded areas, low-growing grassland, and the seashore. Exercise caution where you go. To reduce your chance of getting a tick-bite: avoid tick infested areas short-cuts through wooded tick-infested areas; stay in the center of paths; avoid sitting on the ground; conduct frequent tick-checks; wear light-colored clothing; wear a long-sleeved shirt and pants; tuck your shirt into your pants and pants into your socks; use EPA-approved tick repellents; conduct frequent tick-checks and remember to check your pets too! Visit the Parish Nurse link at for current news and information.

May 9, 2010 Sixth Sunday of Easter

Fr. John Appiah invites you to help support the Ghana Medical Mission. Join us at St. Stephen’s Parish Hall May 15, 2010 for a dinner at 7 pm with live music (JB and the Honey Beans) from 7:30-9 pm. Cost is $25/couple and $15/single. Must be 21 to attend. Cash bar and auction items. RSVP by May 7 to St. Stephens 892-1261, OLPH 622-7232 or Fr. John 423-329-0202. The Diocese of Knoxville will be sponsoring 4 informational meetings to help us process the news about the abuse of child by a member of the clergy. There will also be information about how to address this sensitive topic with your children. A counselor from Catholic charities who has expertise in this particular area, Kim Cook will facilitate the meetings along with representatives from the diocese. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting time in this are is May 12 at 7 pm in the St. Stephen Parish Hall.

May 10 May 11 May 12 May 13 May 14 May 15

Weekly Readings Acts 16:11-15; John 15:26-16:4a Acts 16:22--34; John 16:5-11 Acts 17:15, 22-18:1; John 16:12-15 Acts 18:1-8; John 16:16-20 Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; John 15:9-17 Acts 18:23-28; John 16:23b-28

Attention all who have ever gone to Search Retreat: Participants from Searches’ 1-129 join us for ReSearch 2 on July 16-18 at All Saint’s Academy. The cost is $50 ply $15 for the Sunday afternoon event. This includes all food snacks t-shirt and any activities we do at All Saints. The $15 includes picnic lunch and canoeing at Greenway Farms. Forms can be picked up from Donna Jones at Spread the word. See you in July! Teams are forming for the Catholic Charities Annual Pregnancy Help Center Golf Classic on June 12 at Brainerd Golf Course. Entry fees are $80/person or $320 for a four person team. Shotgun start at 9:00 am. Prized will be awarded and lunch provided. Hole, cart and other sponsorship packages are available. Call Chrisitina 265-2122 for more info.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? Would you like to help women make positive decisions about their pregnancies? Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center is seeking new volunteers for our ministry to pregnant women. For more info call Christina Call 423-265-2122. “I saw no temple in the city for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb”. The Apostle John was banished to Patmos for refusing to give up his mission to bring Christ to all people. Patmos is a charming small island in the Aegean Sea between Greece and Turkey where John wrote the Book of Revelations a letter he addressed to the Seven Churches of Asia. Today they are on the western side of Turkey along the shores of the Dardanelles and the Aegean Sea. John employs sinister images and applies coded references to people and groups to convey the beauty of the Love of God and to challenge disciples of Jesus to stay firm in the faith. He taught that God was not confined to a building the temple in Jerusalem. Rather, Jesus the Lamb and all who believe in Him and imitate Him are temples. This challenged the beliefs and threatened the livelihood of the Jewish leaders. John also challenges us to believe in God as the source of all that we have all that we are and all that we ever will be. Are we good stewards of all that god has given to us. “Whoever loves me will keep my word…and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him…” Can people tell God is alive in your home and marriage/Holy orders? Let worldwide Marriage Encounter help your home be a more powerful domestic church. The next weekend is Aug 27-29 in Knox. Call John & Manuela Ptacek at 865-531-1719 for more information. LADIES OF CHARITY NEWS: All members of the Ladies of Charity are invited to attend the upcoming LCUSA National Assembly, to be held September 1618 in Nashville. Registration may be paid by check payable to LCUSA and mailed to Delores Wehby, 9021 Old Smyrna Road, Brentwood, TN 37027-6061, or online through PayPal at LCUSA's website The Registrations Chair may also be contacted at 615-373-5465.


The Home Place Catholic Charities residential program for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS needs volunteers to provide family style meals for the residents. Meals may be prepared on site or dropped off. Please contact Catholic Charities 267-1297 to help.

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

April 25 1,380 May 2 1,197 17,776.00 367.14 1.00 19,000.00 -855.56 -39,975.70 1,129.00

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY Chattanooga’s Catholic Cemetery since 1886. For information call David Hale, 622-0728. Please remember OLPH in your will God Camp Dates 2010 All Camps are at Harrison Bay State Park “DARE TO DREAM” Theme: Dare to Dream the Possible Dream For upcoming 9th-12th graders June 21-26 Cost $130 Includes housing 13 meals t-shirt swimming dance concert snacks and other activities “REACH” Theme: Reaching through ALL that Media For upcoming 7th & 8th graders June 28-July 1 Cost $95 Includes housing 7 meals t-shirt swimming dance snacks and other activities “DISCOVER” Theme: Discover your way through ALL that Media For upcoming 5th & 6th graders July 1-July 3 Cost $80 Includes housing 5 meals t-shirt swimming snacks and other activities. For more information and forms contact Donna Jones or or 267-9878 or 622-7232.

Dan Griess, CRS, GRI, Parishioner

Certified Residential Specialist Licensed in TN and GA Office: 238-5440 Direct: 421-1984


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Many Cultures-One Faith Muchas Culturas-una fe Todos son bienvenidos: No importa cual es su situación actual en la iglesia Católica; no impo...


Many Cultures-One Faith Muchas Culturas-una fe Todos son bienvenidos: No importa cual es su situación actual en la iglesia Católica; no impo...