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Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: Sat 8:00 AM +Howard Sompayrac, Sr. 5:30 PM Parish family Sun 7:30 AM Ints of Helen Dolan & all sick 10:00 AM +Mary Collette Higney 12:00 PM +Leona Rose 2:00 PM +Charlie Dionne Mon 8:15 AM Sp. Int & +Ed Berube Tues 8:15 AM +Bernard & Susan Byrne Wed 8:15 AM +Jewell Doherty Thurs 8:15 AM +Charles Plate Fri 8:15 AM +Berzalia Rodriguez 5:30 AM +Andrea Oleck Sat 8:00 AM Ints of Helen Dolan & all sick 5:30 PM +Helen Rogers Sun 7:30 AM +Carole Skelly 10:00 AM +Roy Morrison 12:00 PM +Clifford Coffman 2:00 PM +Domitilla Quintana (+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 27, 2009 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Friday is First Friday. Adoration begins after 8:15 am Mass and closes with Benediction at 5:00 PM. Come pray for our families, our community, our nation, our world. Ask for harmony as we are all brothers and sisters in Christ. Next weekend is our monthly collection for the Food Pantry. We have had many calls for temporary assistance in these difficult times. Your continued generosity has been greatly appreciated. Next weekends second collection is for World Mission Sunday. Your support to World Missions 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

Join the Knights of Columbus for a pancake breakfast this Sunday, Sept 27 in the Parish Life Center from 7:30-12:00. All you can eat pancakes for the low cost of $3 per person. Specialty this month is Blueberry Pancakes. While you are there have your blood pressure checked free of charge. "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." Flowers on the Altar this weekend are given by Frances Shackleford. 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.

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? Join us for the Walk-around Rosary every Sunday in October at 2:00 p.m. at the Virgin of the Poor Shrine in New Hope, Tn. For directions or more information call 423-837-7068. Congratulations to Christopher R. DeBarge, Conor M. Delaney, and Katherine C. West all parishioners who were named National Merit Scholarship finalists. These students can compete for 8,200 National Merit scholarships. We are proud of you all. Hispanic Heritage Month is the period to recognize the contributions of Hispanic Americans to the United States and to celebrate the Hispanic heritage and culture. The observation started in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronal Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30 day period starting on Sept. 18 and ending on Oct 15. It was enacted into law on Aug. 17, 1988 on the approval of Public Law 100-402. Cursillo Women’s Weekend will be October 1-4th in Apison. If you are interested or would like more information contact Angela Feltz 865-719-0280 or Catholic Charities Catholic Charities Adoption Services seeks a loving Catholic home for 4 and 5 year old sister and brother in an open adoption with slow transition to adoptive home. The Great Grandmother is medically unable to care for the children. For serious inquires only contact Sandi Davidson 865-251-0488 or 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.


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 622-1481 or OLPH Football: the Rams won the Music City Bowl in Nash. This past weekend. The team defeated perennial powerhouse St. Edward Saints 14-0 in a rain soaked game. Will Mahoney had over a 100 yards rushing and scored a TD. Chris Knox scored and added several tackles. Standouts included Brandon Harris, Tanner Webb and Zack Grannon. Earlier in the day the Y-Rams defeated Baylor 27-6. Ricky Ballard scored two touchdowns for the offense while Tyler Enos led the defense. Addison Hutton and Chris Allbritton both were solid contributors in the victory. This week Mr. Tim Champlin, Abigail Champlin’s grandfather, talked to the 7th grade Language Arts class about being a published author. He discussed his journey in becoming a published writer and the process of writing a book or article. He had many interesting stories of his works and research. Over the next 3 weeks the 1st and 7th graders are working together to write folk tales. They are brainstorming revising illustrating and sharing their stories. OLPH Volleyball Team had a busy week. On Sept 15 the girls lost to Grace but exceptional plays were made by Gabby Mullins, Madeline Robbins, Mary Rebman, Danika Dorris and Rebekah Burns. On Sept 17 the B team was victorious over Christian Heritage. Madeline Robbins, Emily Wexler, and Lily Yang had some great serves! The A team lost in the 3rd game of that series Madeline Wurm was MVP of the game. Great job! The OLPH 8th Grade is taking orders for Sally Foster gift wrap and products to help fund their annual retreat to Wesley Woods. All orders are due Sept 28. For anyone who has friends and family out of town who would like to place an order online go to The OLPH school account number is 0507594. all online orders are shipped directly to your home. Thank you for your continued support of the 8th grades students.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Chattanooga, Tennessee 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 contact Marian Christiana or 423-892-2310. Babysitting is available for an additional cost. Call Marilyn Derbyshire for child care 423-870-2386. COME ON …LET’S DANCE! Catholic Charities Pregnancy Help Center has a part time opening for a Case Coordinator. Two years’ experience in this field required. Computer skills, fundraising, public speaking and office management are some of the positions duties. If you are interested or would like more info contact Sandi Davidson 865251-0488 or 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 information. Chattanoogans 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.

September 27, 2009 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sept 28 Sept 29 Sept 30 Oct 1 Oct 2 Oct 3

Weekly Readings Zechariah 8:1-8; Luke 9:46-50 Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; John 1:47-51 Nehemiah 2:1-8; Luke 9:57-62 Nehemiah 8:1-4a, 4-5, 7b-12; Luke 10:1-12 Baruch 1:15-22; Matthew 18:1-5,10 Baruch 4:5-12, 27-29; Luke 10:17-24

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 more info or to volunteer call 265-2397. Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat: if you have feelings of grief, anxiety, guilt depression emotional or spiritual problems due to a past abortion then you are not alone. Project Rachel is here to help with therapeutic counseling emotional support and Rachel’s Vineyard Weekend Retreats. The next retreat is Nov 6-8 at a retreat home in the Cherokee National Forest. For info contact Sandi 865-776-4510 or Catherine 865-694-4971 Confidentiality is honored at all times. There is help hope and healing. Chili’s restaurants “Give Back Night” for Catholic Charities in Oct 6. Present a coupon at any Chili’s on the first Tues of the month between 4 pm and 10 pm and Chili’s will donate 10% of your purchase to Catholic Charities. Coupons are available at

The Ladies Bible Study began meeting again on Wednesday, September 23 from 10:00-11:30. We meet in the OLPH Church Library. Join us as we journey through the Catechism with the next session of Why Catholic? The book is titled, “Life in Christ, Walking with God” the first session was on the Beatitudes. Books are available in the church office of $10. Nursery is available. Please call Cathy Oliver at 706673-3029 or Rose Brown at 423-508-2596.

WHY CATHOLIC? PORQUE SER CATOLICO? Jesuit Retreat Center at Ignatius House is having a Silent Retreat “God So Loves the World” on November 13-15. To register call 404-255-0503 or or Come rest your body, mind & soul. Health Ministry September 28 is World Rabies Day: Rabies is a dangerous virus that is found in the saliva of animals. It can infect and kill animals and humans and every 10 minutes someone dies from rabies. More than half of the people who get rabies are kids under the age of 15. People usually get rabies when they are bitten by an animal that has the virus. Symptoms of rabies might not show up for months but it is important to receive proper care soon. When symptoms of rabies appear people often die within a few days. Early symptoms of rabies include fever, headache and weakness. Help you pets stay rabies free. If your pet is bitten by a wild animal that has rabies your pet can get sick and die. When a human gets rabies it’s often because a pet got rabies first. There are things you can do to help your pet never get rabies like take your pet to the vet regularly; talk to your vet about spaying or neutering.; call animal control to remove all stray animals form your neighborhood; do not go near stray animals and report any pet wandering around acting strangely; do not fee or put water for your pets outside; keep pets inside or supervised when outside and keep your garbage covered. Stay away from wild animals. It is important to understand that people should avoid wild animals since most of the time rabies is found in them. Raccoons, skunks, foxes and bats are animals that get rabies. Never pick up or touch dead animals which can still give people rabies. Call animal control to take car of the animal. Get help if an animal bites you or your pet. Wash the area vigorously with soap and water then call your physician immediately and explain how you were bitten and follow the doctor’s advice. If your pet has been bitten consult your vet immediately and report the bite to local animal control authorities. Visit the Parish Nurse link at for current news and information. The Home Place residential program for homeless individuals with HIV/AIDS needs volunteers to transport clients to medical appointments and other basic errands. Call 267-1297 if you can help.


A group of Grandmothers is forming to provide support for the challenges grandparents face who are caring for their grandchildren. Studies show that no matter how tired, how stressed or how challenged we are with the care of our grandchildren we would do anything possible to provide the best outcome for them. Plan to join us in an informal setting as we share our experiences and encourage each other. There is strength in numbers. Please contact Vickie O’Bear at 706-+952-4013 for more information. Vickie has counseling experience. “But now show your greatness of heart…” Have you prayed to ask God to help you in your marriage/holy orders? A Worldwide Marriage Encounter might be the answer to your prayers. The next weekend is Nov 20-22 in Kingsport. Call John & Manuela Ptacek at 865-531-1719 for more information. Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion

There will be a mandatory Lector & Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion meeting on Oct 1 at 5:30 p.m. in the Church or Oct 3 at 10:00 a.m. in the Church. In accordance with the new General Instruction we are going to modify the procedures for reading and distribution of Holy Communion. First of all Thank You for your past ministry. This is a vocation not a job. It is the Spirit which has called you to this ministry. You are an important & essential part of the Liturgy. If you would like to continue or join these ministries please make plans to attend one of these sessions. If you are unable to attend please call Pam at 622-7232 or Rhea 493-0143. 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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