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Third Sunday of Lent

March 11, 2007

The LORD secures justice  
           and the rights of all the oppressed. 
The place where you                                                       — Psalm 103:6 
stand is holy ground.

Call to Family, Community, and Participation says, as a HELP! Volunteer Receptionists are still needed
human “both sacred and social.” Many people feel es- to greet people at the UCC, weeknights from 7
tranged from the community due to homelessness, not able to 9 p.m. Contact Beth Boren at 476-7351 or
to provide for their families, unexpected pregnancies and frontdesk@utcatholic.org if you can help with
divorce. Jesus calls everyone to full dignity and active par- this two-hour shift. This is a great way to meet other
ticipation in community life once more. students, study and see what goes on at the UCC in the
“We realize our dignity and the rights in relationship with evenings.
others,” this teaching says. Where are there people in our
communities who do not “have a place at the table?” How Bulletin announcement deadline is Monday 2:00 pm. Please
can we reconcile families, especially our own? Relation- submit announcements to: frontdesk@utcatholic.org with
ships make us whole. How can we reach out to those who “Bulletin” as the subject.
lack these meaningful relationships?
Marywood Family Services is a local organization in that
assists pregnant and parenting women, assists with adop- Children's Health Insurance Presentation at St. Austin
tions, and is a family shelter. To find out how you can The St. Austin Social Justice Ministry invites you to a
help, go to www.marywood.org. presentation from the dynamic Barbara Best from the
Children's Defense Fund about the lives of families who do
Ireland not have health insurance for their children. The talk is
No reptiles are found there [in Ireland], and no snake can scheduled for Mar. 27 from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Our Lady
live there; for, though often carried thither out of Britain, of Guadalupe Room at St. Austin and dinner will be
as soon as the ship comes near the shore, and the scent of provided free of charge.
the air reaches them, they die. —Venerable Bede

The only cure for sorrow is to kill it with patience. The Lord is kind and merciful
—Irish Proverb

This weekend, the Church celebrates the first


of three scrutinies with the Elect - those who Our Return of Gifts to God
are preparing for Baptism, Confirmation and
Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. We pray for our
Elect: Julie Chou and Doug Hunt. These
$4,133 $4,034
prayers are to assist them in their preparation for the Easter $3,914
Sacraments and make firm their commitment as they enter
the Church. Please keep them, as well as our Candidates
for Full Communion, in your prayers. $2,874
$2,663
$2,451
READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Mon: 2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Lk 4:24-30


Tues: Dn 3:25, 34-43; Mt. 18:21-35
Wed: Dt 4:1, 5-9; Mt 5:17-19
Thurs: Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11:14-23
Fri: Hos 14:2-10; Mk 12:28-34
Sat: Hos 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14
Sun: Jos 5:9a, 10-12; Ps 34; 2 Cor 5:17-21; Lk 15:1-3,
01/28 02/04 02/11 02/18 2/25 3/4
11-32
UCC FUNCTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Week of March 11, 2007


Monday Mar. 12 THRU Friday March 16 th

UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC CENTER IS CLOSED


Lenten Soup Suppers FOR SPRING BREAK
Everyone is invited to the UCC Lenten Soup Sup-
pers which will be held from 6:30-7:30pm Fridays Tuesday Mar. 13
during Lent. Come join us for a simple meal, a so- • 7 pm UGAP MT
cial justice message and wonderful fellowship. Please bring a
bowl and a spoon, and some bread to share. We are in need Friday Mar. 16
of 3 or 4 cooks each week to make a meatless soup, each pre- • 6 pm Stations of the Cross HSC
paring about 20-30 servings. If you are interested in prepar- • 6:30 pm Soup Supper ATRM
ing a soup for one of the Fridays, please contact Michael
Burkhart at tarazan_fox@yahoo.com. Saturday Mar. 17 St Patrick Day
Save the Date! Everyone is invited to participate in Sunday Mar. 18
the UCC Lenten Renewal Workshop. This interac- Only two Masses this day
tive retreat is scheduled for Friday evening, March 10:30 am and 8 pm
23 and Saturday, March 24. Come discover how to • 7 pm RCIA Dismissal SF
find a Catholic prayer style that fits your personality! Our
retreat master will be the dynamic Sister Margaret who Catholics Returning Home
served on the UCC staff in the 90’s. Don’t miss this opportu- The UCC will offer a six-week series entitled "Catholics
nity to enrich your Lenten faith journey. Returning Home" beginning Wednesday, April 11 at 7:30
p.m., and will continue each Wednesday thereafter. The
sessions are for non-practicing Catholics who are seeking
UCC Marriage Prep Workshop answers to questions about returning to the Church. If you
The spring UCC Marriage Preparation Workshop know someone who has left the Church, please invite them
to be held March 30-31 currently has a waiting to join us. For more information, contact Fr. Ed at 477-
list. If interested please contact the front desk of 9471, ext. 12, or at edcsp@utcatholic.org.
the UCC. Volunteers are needed for hospitality and food
preparation (for Friday evening dinner and continental break-
fast items and, quiches, too, along with juices for Saturday Press Release
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Meeting on Thursday nights from 7-8 pm in the
Wednesday Carbos for Christ Mother Teresa Room, Compass is a fun and laid-
Lambda Omega Alpha Fraternity invites all for back way to read scripture and get a little more out
food and fellowship at 12:30 pm on Wednesdays of Mass. Every week we spend an hour discussing the next
in the Atrium. $3.00 suggested donation. Please contact Adam Sunday’s readings and sharing our faith. We are student run,
at schonsa@hotmail.com if you can help with set-up or clean- student led, and totally low time commitment, so drop by
up. whenever you can. Come hang out with us this Thursday!