Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: Nov 21 8:00 AM +Rita May Knox Nov 21 5:30 PM +Eugene Wendel Nov 22 7:30 AM Ints. Helen Dolan Nov 22 10:00 AM +Michael Appleby Nov 22 12:00 PM +Frank & Marie Ruggiero Nov 22 2:00 PM Parish Family Nov 23 8:15 AM +Theresa & Joseph Lubinski Nov 24 8:15 AM +Jane Applewhite Nov 25 8:15 AM +Marguerite Blanford Nov 26 9:00 AM +John Coleman Nov 27 8:15 AM +Deceased members of Fridl & Hessburg Families Nov 28 8:00 AM +Rita Goodwin & Hal Fagan Nov 28 5:30 PM +Ed Berube and Sp intention And all the sick Nov 29 7:30 AM Ints. of Helen Dolan & all sick Nov 29 10:00 AM +Manuel Ramirez, Sr. & Cora Fordham Nov 29 12:00 PM +Clifford Coffman Nov 29 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 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. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Carmela Brando, mother of Fr. Joe Brando. 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 Mary and Jack Bosch in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Edward G. Witte on the occasion of their 70th Wedding Anniversary. Altar Servers (all children grades 4 through 8) training will be held in the church on the first Wednesday of each month form 6:00-6:45 PM. Call Joe Reinert 706-935-8609.
Join the Knights of Columbus in the Parish Life Center this weekend for 7 up pancakes.
November 22, 2009 Christ the King 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 Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, Nov 28 C. Blake A. Alisago Lectors Deacon, E. Buske, R. Dorris, T. Gribben, S. Makemson EMHC Sun, Nov 29 at 7:30 Mass C. Goodhard, R. Berube Lectors J. Goodhard, W. King, M.J. Lee EMHC. 10:00 C. Arnt, D. Barta Lectors, T. Crutch, M. Delaney, C. Delaney, B. Dickinson, M. Rivers, A. Dougherty, B. Dougherty, J. Fava EMHC 12:00 R. Christiana, U. Berge Lectors B. DePrez, M. DePrez, M. Gonzalez, J. Gonzalez, J. Hand, M. Jackson, J. Jackson, M. McKenzie EMHC. 2:00 C. Calderon, G. Guox Lectors A. Camacho, Octavio, E. Tomas EMHC. Thank you for your ministry. If you are not able to serve please find a replacement.
WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? Altar Server Schedule: Sat, Nov 28 K. Dedmon, N. Dang, S. Stovall, M. Stovall, J. Bird Sun, Nov 29 at 7:30 Mass M. Zolkowski, M. Hutton, K. Klassen, E. Mangan 10:00 TJ McGhee, G. Speer, E. Roach, H. Walker, J. West 12:00 V. Britto, D. Hodges, E. Burt, L. Teal 2:00 M. Espinoza, P. Acosta, A. Ubas. When sending your Christmas Cards don’t forget to include our Parish Seminarian Doug Owens. His address is St. Charles Borromeo Seminary 100 East Wynnewood Rd. Wynnewood, Pa 19096. Fast Day: It’s worth giving up a meal…Each year the Chattanooga Community Kitchen asks our community to support the activities of the Kitchen by fasting for one meal between Sept and Dec and donating the cost of that meal to the Community Kitchen. Your gift helps the hungry and homeless men and women and children in our community. The Ladies of Charity Christmas Angel Project is now under way. Your generous support last year helped over 200 individuals and helped families realize the Love that this holy season brings each year. Your continued financial support is essential to this annual ministry. Please send your contribution to Ladies of Charity 2821 Rossville Boulevard. Chatt TN 37407 by Dec 6. 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.
Would you like to stay in shape over the holidays? Join us on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. in the Parish Life Center for free Aerobics Classes. Everyone is welcome to attend this year round class. Christmas singers are needed for youth/children’s choir. Children 3rd grade and up are welcome to join us. Rehearsals will be held on Wednesdays from 5:306:30 Dec 2 and Dec 9. We will sing for Christmas Eve 5:30 Children’s Mass. Please call the office 622-7232 or see Julie Roberts if you are interested. Instruments for Christmas music are needed. Consider adding the beautiful sound of your instrument to the sounds of Christmas music. See Josh Knight or Julie Roberts or call the office if you are interested in playing for Christmas. You are needed!!! Choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings form 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We are currently preparing for Advent and Christmas. New singers are always welcome. All voice ranges are needed. Please consider joining. Sing through the Christmas season. Volunteers are needed for the Interfaith Hospitality Network the week of Dec 27 through Jan 3. We will host families this week. If you would like to help with this ministry we need overnight host, meals, greeters, and people for activities. If you can help call Lisa Kosky 877-5982 or Anne Wells 706-937-6953. There is a sign up poster located in Holy Family Hall if you sign up please be sure to include your phone number. "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." The Chattanooga Deanery Divorced and Separated fellowship group will gather for Mass and brunch on Nov 29. We will meet at OLPH for noon Mass. After Mass we will head to brunch. For more info call Anne Wells 706-581-0410. The Parish Church Cleaning Crews are looking for members to join their ministry. If you would like to participate in this special ministry call Thelma Crutch 624-5780.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee 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. OLPH SCRIP PROGRAM - If you have not yet placed an order, why not start today! You can go online to www.shopwithscrip.com and create an account by clicking on the green “Family Sign-up!” box on the left. Follow the prompts for your information. You will also need the school code, BBEA23BF17413 to designate where your orders will be sent. You may also pick up a Scrip order form from the Home & School office, but remember that it only lists a small number of the cards offered! Check out the website for more offerings and simply write in what you need if it is not listed. Now, through November 13 Lowe's will give Great Lakes Scrip Center client organizations a chance to win a $1,000, $500 or $250 donation! Every $25 Lowe's gift card you purchase during this period will give OLPH school one entry in the drawing pool. Buying a $100 card will earn four entries. Finally, don’t forget to ask your friends and relatives about buying Scrip. Their purchases can help your bottom line on next year’s tuition bill! If you need assistance getting started, contact Cissy West @ firstname.lastname@example.org or 899-4061 (H) or 488-4217 (C) and she will be glad to answer any questions. SCRIP CARDS FOR THE HOLIDAYS - A limited selection of cards will be available for purchase after the weekend masses on Nov. 21-22, Dec. 5-6, and Dec. 12-13 for your Christmas shopping and entertaining needs. OLPH BOOK FAIR - The OLPH Fall Book Fair will be Tues, Dec 1– Fri, Dec 4th. The Fall Book Fair will also be open during Evening with Santa from 6:30-8:00 PM on Friday, December 4th! Books make great Christmas presents!
STAR LAB – OLPH 6th graders had the opportunity to see the Star Lab last week. Mrs. Grannan set up Star Lab in the PLC and helped the class identify stars and constellations while sharing the stories of how the constellations came to be. This tied in with our unit of study of space.
November 22, 2009 Christ the King OLPH GIVING TREE – OLPH School has adopted 8 families through Catholic Charities. Christmas trees will be set up in the main hall the school library the 7th and 8th grade building and Holy Family Hall. Students and parishioners will have the opportunity to take an ornament from a tree to bring home. Parents are welcome to come in with your child/children before or after school to choose an ornament. On the ornament the gender of the child, age, size and item requested will be listed. After you have purchased the item please return the unwrapped gift with the paper ornament to your child’s homeroom class no later than Mon, Dec 14th. The gifts will be wrapped by the OLPH 8th grade students. OLPH 3RD GRADE STUDENTS – Come see the creative illustrations of characters, drawings and hanging sculptures from the story of James and the Giant Peace that the students have on display in the OLPH School cafeteria CONGRATULATIONS Tyler Enos, 6th grade OLPH student who won the Punt, Pass and Kick for the NFL. Tyler won the local and sectional competition @ Finley Stadium and will compete @ the Titans game on November 29th. If he wins @ the Titans, Tyler goes on to compete in the Nationals. Go Tyler!!! OLPH SOCCER SEASON has begun and we are off to a good start. This week OLPH played in the Irish Soccer Cup @ NDHS against St. Jude School and they also played Oakwood. Maddie Robbins and Tyler Reese have been doing an all around GREAT job this year. Go Rams! OLPH CHRISTMAS PROGRAM – Mark your calendars now to attend the OLPH Christmas Program Wed, Dec 16 in the OLPH School Gym @ 7:00 PM. IRISH MIDDLE SCHOOL WRESTLING – With the completion of the new John Varallo Athletic Center, the Irish Wrestling Club is expanding to include a Middle School Wrestling Team. We invite all middle school age athletes to join. Practices will be held on Mon & Tues from 3:45-5:30 PM, Wed from 3:05-5:30 PM and Thurs & Fri from 3:45-5:30 PM in the new wrestling center. For more info contact Coach John Mullin 624-4618 ext 1007 email@example.com.
WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? The state of Tennessee has a property tax relief program for elderly and disabled homeowners as well as disabled veterans. For 2009 tax year the program will contribute up to $121 towards city taxes and up to $173 to county taxes for those who qualify. Disabled veterans who qualify can receive up to $848 toward city taxes and $1210 toward county taxes. Application can be picked up at the City of Chattanooga treasurer’s office or the Hamilton County trustee’s office. For info call the State Tax Relief Office 615-747-8871. Evening with Santa will follow the 5:30 Mass and KC Fish Fry on Friday, December 4. Join us in the School Gym to visit Santa. The Fall Book Fair will be set up for you to browse. There is no charge but we non perishable food items will be collected for the Food Pantry. There will be games, prizes raffles crafts and Santa. Please join us for an exciting evening. In June we sent the boxes of clothing and shoes to our sister parish in Haiti. We would like to match our total of over 500 pairs of quality used shoes sent last year. We only have 55 pair at the present time. With your help we can reach this goal. We need men’s shoes as well as women and children. Please bring your donation to the school or church office. Weekly Readings Nov 23 Daniel 1:1-6, 8-20; Luke 21:1-4 Nov 24 Daniel 2:31-45; Luke 21:5-11 Nov 25 Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Luke 21:12-19 Nov 26 Daniel 6:12-28; Luke 21:20-28 Nov 27 Daniel 7:2-14; Luke 21:29-33 Nov 28 Daniel 7:15-27; Luke 21:34-36 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. For info call Nathaly 865-971-3550.
Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center is in need of diapers, pull-ups, socks and winter clothing for infants and toddlers. If you can help call 267-1297 Health Ministry November is COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Month. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of COPD. Most people with COPD are smokers or former smokers. Breathing in other forms of lung irritants like pollution dust or chemicals over a long period of time may also cause of contribute to COPD. COPD develops slowly and it may be years before symptoms are noticed. Typically COPD is diagnosed in middle aged or elder people. COPD is the 4th leading cause of death in the US. There is no cure for COPD. Consult your physician if you have any questions about lung disease and follow his/her recommendations. Visit the Parish Nurse link at myolph.com for current news and information. The Home Place Catholic Charities residential program for homeless individual with HIV/AIDS needs volunteers to transport clients to medical appointments and other errands. Call 267-1297 to help. Would you like to help women make positive decisions about their pregnancies? The Pregnancy Help Center is seeking new volunteers for minister pregnant women and new families. Call 267-1297.
MASS ATTENDANCE Envelopes Offertory Children’s Funds Required Weekly Variance Year to Date Variance Diocese
November 15 1398 14,483.00 347.81 2.00 19,000.00 -4,167.19 -41,757.57 1,394.00
MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY Chattanooga’s Catholic Cemetery since 1886. For information call David Hale, 622-0728. Please remember OLPH in your will.
Ladies of Charity Of Chattanooga 1800 East Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37404 Telephone 423-698-2606 November 22, 2008 Dear Family and Friends of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish: For the last 45 years, the Ladies of Charity have provided food and gifts at Christmas time for truly needy families in our local community. The Ladies of Charity organization provided families in
need with gift cards. The gift card program was very well received and allowed for individual family preferences to be met. We will be providing gift cards again this year. This replaces the non-perishable food boxes that were delivered to families each Christmas. The gift cards will
be delivered to area social workers who will administer this program to the appropriate clients. The social workers will shop with or for the families. OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP PARISH has always been generous in helping the Ladies of Charity with this Christmas project and we are asking for your support again this
year. We are asking the parish at large to contribute funds for gift cards that will help provide a better Christmas for needy families. Please use the self addressed envelope furnished with this letter for your donation. If you are writing a check, please make it payable to LADIES OF
CHARITY. You may put the envelope in the collection basket at the Thanksgiving Day Mass or during the regular collection on the weekend of November 28129. Finally, if it is more convenient, your donation can be mailed directly to the Ladies of Charity using the envelope provided. Thank you for your continued generosity, support and prayers for the Ladies of Charity. May God bless you and your family with a safe and happy holiday season.
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Ladies of Charity Of Chattanooga 1800 East Main St. Chattanooga, TN 37404 Telephone 423-698-2606 22 De Noviembre 2008 Estimados Familiares y Amigos de Nuestra Sellora del Perpetuo Socorro: Durante los filtimos 45 altos, las Damas de la Cuidad han suministrado alimentos y regalos en Navidad para las familias realmente necesitadas en nuestra comunidad. La organizacion Las Damas de Caridad proporcionaban a las famillas necesitadas con tarjetas de regal°. El pmgrama de tarjetas de regalo fue muy bien recibido y permitiO a las preferencias individuales de la familia para poder cumplirse. Estaremos proporcionando tarjetas de regal° de nuevo este ant). Esto sustituye a las cajas o latas de alimentos que fueron entregados a las familias cada Navidad. Las tarjetas de regal° las entregaremos a las trabajadoras sociales de esta zona que administran este programa a los clientes apropiado& Los trabaj adores sociales haran las compras o kin a la tienda con las familia& LA PARROQUIA DE NUESTRA SESORA DEL PERPETUO SOCORRO ha sido siempre generosa en ayudar a las Damas de la Caridad durante Navidad con este proyecto y estamos pidiendo su apoyo de nuevo este alto. Estamos pidiendo a la parroquia en general a contribuir con fondos para las tarjetas de regal° que le ayudara a proporcionar ima mejor Navidad para las familias necesitadas. Por favor, use el sobre clue ya tiene la direccion que esta con esta carta para su donacion. Si usted va dar tm cheque, por favor, higalo pagable a LADIES OF CHARITY. Usted puede poner el sobre en la canasta de la colecta de la Misa del Dia de Accion de Gracias o durante la recogida periodica de los fines de semana de Noviembre 28/29. Por ultimo, si es mass conveniente, su donacion puede ser enviada directamente a las Damas de la Caridad, utilizando el sobre que esta con esta cart& Gracias por su continua generosidad, apoyo y oraciones por las Damas de la Caridad. Que Dios los bendiga a ustedes y a su familia con una temporada festiva segura y fen& Atentamente,
gene Bfizes esZ Marian Cfiristiana Gene Blaes Parroquia y Marian OLPH Los representantes de las Damas de la Caridad del Programa de Tarjetas de Regal° de Navidad Christiana