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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: 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 Mon 8:15 AM +Mary Nasseff Tues 8:15 AM +Marguerite Blanford Wed 8:15 AM +Annelle Foster Thurs 8:15 AM +Brett Huffman Fri 8:15 AM +Hue Ngoc Nguyen Sat 8:00 AM Ints. of Helen Dolan 5:30 PM +Helen Rogers Sun 7:30 AM Ints of Mark & Mary Gang 10:00 AM +Elsa Kaufmann 12:00 PM +Joe Rouche 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.

September 6, 2009 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time This 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. Next weekends second collection is for our adopted parish in Haiti. Your continued generosity in these difficult 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

Flowers on the Altar this weekend are given by Bernadette Gustus in celebration of the life and many blessings God has provided. 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. Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, Sept 12 E. Buske, R. Dorris Lectors Deacon, A. Alisago, C. Blake, G. Harris, S. Makemson EMHC Sun, Sept 6 at 7:30 Mass C. Goodhard, L. Colosia Lectors B. France, J. Goodhard, K. Heider EMHC. 10:00 D. Barta, P. Blazek Lectors, S. Castle, N. Donohoo, A. Dougherty, B. Dougherty, J. Fava, M. Grass, C. Ingle, S. Lindner, M. Rivers EMHC 12:00 P. Godsey, J. Gonzalez Lectors P. Booker, J. Jackson, M. Jackson, M. McKenzie, M.E. Pack EMHC. 2:00 M. Lara, L. Valazques Lectors E. Tomas, Octavio, J. Matias 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 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 Interfaith Hospitality Network delivers donated furniture to families who have transitioned to housing. They need volunteers to help deliver the furniture. If you have a truck and can help call Evelyn Davis 36477540 or 886-5054. Supervised Youth Groups and Scout Troops are welcome.


OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP SCHOOL NEWS OLPH School has some openings for the 2009/2010 school year. Applications are being accepted. If you have questions or would like an application call Teresa Hennen 622-1481 or OLPH fosters a relationship with God and enables students to become confident life long learners. OLPH School Carnival: the 2009 OLPH “Outback Bowl” and Fall Carnival will be Sat, Sept 26. this si a parish wide event and will include football games lunch form Outback Steakhouse carnival games and fun. All ending with a parish wide BBQ dinner after the 5:30 Mass. All are invited and encouraged to attend this event which will raise money to support OLPH Football, school wide repairs field trip funds as well as many other student and teacher needs. Ram Classic Golf Tournament will be Fri, Oct 9. Watch the bulletin for registration info. Call Kathy Sumrell 622-1481 if you would like to help. Auction & Raffle Items Needed: the Home & School Association will be holding a silent auction and raffle during the school Carnival on Sat, Sept 26th. Your donated items are tax deductible and for a great cause. The H & S will be working to renovate the gym locker rooms improve the baseball field and many other improvements that are much needed for the school. All funds will directly benefit our teachers and students. Please consider giving an item for donation by contact Colleen Teal at or 605-6006. OLPH Carnival Apple Tree: Please consider donating items for the Fall Carnival. The Home & School has an apple tree located in Holy family Hall. Please choose an apple which has items that are needed for the fall carnival. Donations may be dropped off in the “Carnival Box in Holy family Hall or at the school office. Please bring your itmes by Sept 6, Help us make this our best carnival ever! Thank you!


OLPH Band: It’s not too late to enroll in band class. Band class meets on Mon & Wed during school. Your child can learn to play many instruments. Music teaches disciplineand teamwork. To join contact Mr. Harmon or 423-443-4710. OLPH FOOTBALL: The Ram football teams continue to roll. On Sat, Aug. 29th the 11/12 year old team defeated McCallie in the "City Jamboree" 8-0. Chris "T-3" Turner scored a TD, while Lucas Mullin added an interception for the defense. Other stand-outs included Addison Hutton and Tyler Enos. The 9/10 year old team defeated Normal Park 9-0. The Rams were lead by a dominating defense (led by Adams Robinson, Danny Hodges, Sam Stovall and Curtis Dearing) which scored a safety, while Cruz Bautista scored a 21 yard touchdown for the offense.

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.

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 The next “Picture of Love” engaged couples retreat is Saturday, October 17th at St. Jude Catholic Church. This marriage preparation one day retreat is a supplement to the couple’s 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 for a $60 discount on your marriage license.) the retreat will start at 8:00 a.m. with a light breakfast and end with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Mass will be included in your day and you must attend the entire day to receive your certificate. For more information contact Marian Christiana Office of Family Life and Adult Christian Living or 423892-2310.

Couple’s Date Night: On Sun, Oct 4TH the Diocesan Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment and the St. Jude Family Life Office will sponsor a “GREAT DATE NIGHT” of Dinner and Dancing. Start the evening with 5:30 Mass at St. Jude Church then come to Seiner Hall for dinner and a dance instruction at 6:30. Cost is $20/couple. The evening will end by 8:30. Dance classes are a great way for couples to reconnect with each other. Music and instruction will be provided by Ken and Yvonne Hughes of Calhoun, Ga. To register contactl Marian Christiana or 423-892-2310. Babysitting is available for an additional cost. Call Marilyn Derbyshire for child care 423-870-2386. CONE ON …LET’S DANCE! You are cordially invited to something a bit out of the ordinary. A very special meeting of the General Membership of Ladies of Charity of Chattanooga. Join us Sun, Sept 27 at the noon Mass at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Then to the Parish Life Center for a box lunch short general meeting and an exclusive screening of the 1948 Academy Awardwinning film biography of Monsieur Vincent (the life of Vincent de Paul). Please RSVP by Sept 20 to Ann Anderson 322-4365. “Here is your God…he comes to save you.” Let a Worldwide Marriage Encounter help save your marriage/holy orders from discouragement and disillusionment. The next weekend is Nov 20-22. Call John & Manuela Ptacek 865-531-1719 for more info.

September 6, 2009 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 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. Four person select shop tournament. Play begins at 8:00 top prize is $10,000. If you would like to play or sponsor a hole call Ron Schleifer 499-0249. 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 423322-4546 for more info. 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 865-9713550 or Alma 423-753-3001 ext 104. Chattanoogan’s for Life will be holding its sixth Annual Prayer Chain for Life to encourage people of faith to join together to pray for the sanctity of ALL Life from the moment of natural conception to the point of natural death. We invite you and your family to join us in an hour of SILENT prayer on Sunday, October 4 in from the OLPH Church on Moore Rd. This ecumenical prayer hour will begin at 3:15 and end at 4:!5. We hope that our prayer chain will stretch for a mile along Moore Rd.. Please join us as we storm the gates of heaven with prayer and make a positive statement to the community regarding our belief that all life is a precious gift from God. This is a demonstration of Prayer for the culture of life! It is not a protest against any individual life issue. Prayer is the foundation of all that we do in defense of life. Our joint prayer efforts will change hearts and lead us all from the culture of death toward a culture of life. We will provide signs to hold no others are permitted. For info call 290-7314.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? Sept 7 Sept 8 Sept 9 Sept 10 Sept 11 Sept 12

Weekly Readings 1 Colossians 1:24-2:3; Luke 6:6-11 Micah 5:1-4a; Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23 1 Colossians 3:1-11; Luke 6:20-26 1 Colossians 3:12-17; Luke 6:27-38 1 Timothy 1:1-2,12-14; Luke 6:39-42 1 Timothy 1:15-17; Luke 6:43-49

“He makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak. He ordered them not to tell anyone.” Jesus observed the needs and hurts of the people of his day and he responded with help[ and healing. He cured people of their afflictions and obse3ssions. He did not seek notoriety or accolades. In fact he tried to prevent and avoid publicity for his generous acts. A simple “Thank You” is all he expected but often he did not receive any sign of gratitude. God has graciously and freely given each of us a vast array of gifts. When we share God’s gifts to us with others do we expect acknowledgement and praise? Do we want our left hand to know what our right had has done? Do we expect and desire applause and rewards? The truly generous person gives until it helps not until it hurts and does not seek recognition or reward except the knowledge that they have done the right thing. The true measure of our generosity is the good that we do for others that no one knows about except God. If you have not done so recently check out the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish website at The site contains everything you need to know about the church and school. There have been significant changes including a parish wide calendar that includes the dates and details of events at the church and school as well as the parish youth group and other parish and school organizations. Also, you will find links to the latest parish bulletin and to the Diocese of Knoxville, the United States Conference of catholic Bishops the Vatican Notre Dame High School, edline and other Catholic organizations in the Chattanooga area. Take a look and stay up to date on parish happenings. Do you play Bridge? Are you looking for something to keep you busy on Wednesday’s join us in the PLC. We are a great group of people who play bridge from 10:00-2:00 on Wednesday. Bring you lunch, drinks are furnished. For more info call Mimi at 629-7274.


Health Ministry Health Minder-Screening Schedule for Women: Recommendations on when to have tests vary, depending on an individual’s medical and family history and other risk factors. But most doctors agree on these guidelines for women in good health. However, discuss each of these tests with your physician to determine the best schedule for you! Health Test Blood Lipids (for cholesterol) Blood Pressure (for hypertension) Blood Sugar (for diabetes) Bone Density (for osteoporosis) Colonoscopy Mammogram (for breast cancer) Pap Smear (for cervical cancer)

Age 45 and older

Frequency Every 5 years

18 and older

Every 2 years

45 and older

Every 3 years

65 and older

Every 2 years

50 and older 40 and older

Every 10 years Every 1-2 years

21 to 65

At least every 3 years

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Prayers for Expectant Parents: If you are expecting a child and would like your names to be included on the prayer board by our Blessed Mother, please call Pam in the church office 423-622-7232 or Cathy Oliver 706-673-3029. Please call this number and let us know when your baby arrives so we can inform your parish family who has been praying for you all. "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." 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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