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From the Pastor’s Desk belongs to God.

An hour a week is not that


much to give to God; and if Mass lasts
My Dear People: another ten minutes, it belongs to God to
stay and receive that last blessing God gives
The election of a new president is nine days through the priest.
from today; and if ever there were an
emotion-filled concern over the election, this As part of the new Columbarium Garden to
is the year. There are such strong opinions be constructed in front of the OLS rectory,
on either side. So the request has been there will be a Granite Memorial Wall
made by fourteen people for us to have included in Phase I construction.
adoration in the church from Monday
morning till Tuesday night. My response is This Memorial Wall will be a monument
that the Chapel of Our Savior is open 24 having places to attach an engraved 6”x 4”,
hours a day. Call the office for the black, polished granite plaque. OLS will
combination. laser engrave the name, date of birth and
date of death of a parishioner, or their
I am forever praying for the successful spouse or family member, and then
outcome of this election without being permanently attach the plaque to the wall.
expressly partisan. We are repeatedly This will be a way to remember and honor a
warned by the government that as a church loved one who has already been called by
receiving donations that are tax-deductible, the Lord and is interred in another location.
we are not to publicaly advocate a political
candidate. We are all to look at the moral The price for each plaque is $500.00. There
issues at stake and vote according to our are no discounts offered as the available
conscience. Flyers on cars are not space is very limited. Plaques will be sold on
acceptable. There is no substitute for prayer. a first come first served basis and will be
located on the wall from top to bottom in the
The Chapel of Our Savior being open 24 order received.
hours a day,I hope many people find their
way there for prayer on the 3rd and 4th of You can call the office this week for a plaque
November. On Tuesday, we already have reservation application. Phase I has 200
three Masses scheduled, the third being the niches with 123 niches already sold...
VIP Mass in the Church Hall at 11:00 a.m. All
are invited. With prayers and blessings,
Father Muller
A Parishioner has brought to my attention
that many people leave Sunday Mass early.
The Parishioner writes: “It has to be accepted ALL SAINTS MASS
that some folks may not be feeling well; SCHEDULE
some folks have to get home to take care of Friday, Oct. 31st, 6:00 p.m.
an ailing member of the family; some have Saturday, Nov. 1st, 7:45 & 10:00
small children that have already over-tested a.m.
the patience of the parents; and some might
have a personal commitment (hopefully not
golf or a game to watch).” However, there
are those with “no excuse” who do leave
early”. FIRST SATURDAY DEVOTIONS will be on
November 1st at 7:15 a.m.
In last Sunday’s Gospel Jesus made a
point…“give to God what is God’s” and the
parishioner feels the FULL Mass on Sunday
welcome invite a friend and come "Jazz It Up"
with great food, entertainment, teacup
auction, and door prizes. Bring your friends and
neighbors. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale
MASS INTENTIONS
now. Contact Wendy Green 492-7058.
Monday, Oct. 27 John Mee
Jack Hargrove
Tuesday, Oct. 28 Tim Hargrove
June Hargrove THE OLS ADULT
Wednesday, Oct. 29 Special Intention CHOIR .The OLS Adult
Jack Hargrove
Thursday, Oct. 30 Donors to the OLS
Choir is always in need of
School Foundation more members to swell its
Marie Diergo ranks. The choir is open to all ages, from high
Friday, Oct. 31 Sean Ryan school and beyond. You need not be a trained
Christine S. Pellettieri musician to join the choir—the ability to read
Saturday, Nov. 1 Brian Joseph Criswell music is always valued, but simply being able to
Bill Stephens carry a tune is all that is essential. Attending a
Sunday, Nov. 2 People of the Parish mid-week rehearsal is the only requirement
Annie Scozzaro beyond attending the 10:00 a.m. Mass on the
weekend. Did you know that singing is not only
THE PRIESTS WILL BE ON RETREAT enjoyable, it is good for you? Singing is a
starting on Tuesday, October 28th, through healthy way to burn calories, and it releases
Thursday, October 30th. We will have Mass on endorphins that make the body simply feel good.
Monday and Friday and Communion Services on Please consider joining the Adult Choir and
the other days. making a contribution to the beauty of our
liturgies. Rehearsals are Wednesdays at 7:00
p.m. We need you!
Adult Education Sunday Faith Forum
Series on St. Paul’s Epistle:
In the Parish Hall at 10:00 a.m.
• November 2nd – St. Paul’s teaching on
Holy Orders.

JR. HIGH YOUTH GROUP meets the first and


OUR LADY OF PEACE GUILD will be third Sundays from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the FLC.
meeting on November 3rd at 12 noon in the Join us for pizza, fellowship and fun.
Sodality Room of the Family Life Center. Bring a
sandwich. Drinks and dessert are provided. Don’t HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP will not meet
forget beans, rice and a toy. on Wednesday, October 29th, due to the priest
retreat.
Sunday Morning Religious High School
Education at 10:00 a.m. in the Family Life
STANDARD SAVINGS TIME Center
begins on Sunday, November
2nd.

Come join your friends and


neighbors at VIP on
ATTENTION: EVERYONE IS INVITED TO November 4th, at 11:00 a.m.
THE OLS SODALITY FALL LUNCHEON, There will be Mass followed
Friday, November 7th. Mark your calendar to join by lunch and bingo.
us at the Family Life Center. Doors open at
10:00 a.m. Guest Speaker: Phyllis Hoffman,
Editor, Southern Lady Magazine. Everyone is
POT LUCK SUPPER after class. It is important that at least one parent
All Trash N Treasures be present with each child.
volunteers and workers are
invited to the Trash N
Treasures First Annual Pot ST. BERNARD PREPARATORY SCHOOL
Luck Supper on Thursday, (grades 9-12) is a Catholic, co-educational,
November 12th, at 6:00 p.m. boarding high school offering a college
in the Parish Hall. Just preparatory curriculum. We invite you to our
bring your favorite foods and beverages along OPEN HOUSE on Sunday, November 9th, from
with family and friends to join us for the fun time! 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit our website at
R.S.V.P. Melanie Falconer 945-8341. www.stbernardprep.com. For information contact
Admissions Office, 1600 St. Bernard Dr. S.E.,
Cullman, Alabama 35055 and phone: 1-800-722-
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PROGRAM 0999 ext. 128.
We are praying in a special way for unborn
children who are at risk of being aborted. We
encourage you to “spiritually adopt” a baby by OLS ART SHOW
praying for him/her everyday. Please look for the It’s time to mark your calendars for our annual art
new cards in the pews this Sunday. They show. The show is free and will be held on
describe the development of your adopted baby Sunday, November 16th, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
for this month. It is not too late to begin to p.m. Many talented parishioners will display and
participate in the program if you have not yet sell their artwork. This year we will have a special
done so. Thank you for praying for our unborn area to display children’s art work. Please call
children. Fran Robertson at 870-8857 to reserve a space
this year.

CHAPEL OF OUR SAVIOR


The Chapel needs permanent Committed Her Choice Annual Fundraising Banquet
Adorers for: will be held on Thursday, November 13th, at the
Monday at Midnight - 1:00 AM (To Share Hour) Cahaba Grand Conference Center at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday at 10:00 AM featuring David Bereit, National Director of the 40
Our goal is to have at least 2 people on each Days for Life. Please call Gina at 205-967-1857
hour. Please call Ida Wilker at 933-2281 or Mary or Kay at 205-916-1094 for table host or ticket
Claire Brouillette at 871-2909. information or email hcbanquet@gmail.com.

PRAY FOR VOCATIONS


How do you enflesh the great commandment of Priesthood Sunday is this Sunday, October
love? Be aware of how others show this vital 26th. It is celebrated annually on the last Sunday
commandment. Encourage those whom you respect of October and is coordinated and sponsored by
to dedicate their lives to ministry in the Church. the USA Council of Serra International along with
(Matthew 22:34-40) For catechists and parents, may the Serra International Foundation. Priesthood
they instill the commandment of love as they help Sunday is a day set aside for every level of the
our youth grow in Christian faith, we pray to the Church in the United States to reflect upon and
Lord.
This ad is sponsored by the Serra Club.
affirm the role of the priesthood in the life of the
Catholic Church.
The Confirmation Rite of
Welcome for PSR and OLS
School 8th grade students will be CRAFT & GIFT SALE
held on Sunday, November 2nd, Prince of Peace Catholic School on Sunday, Nov.
at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. PSR 8th 9th, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free.
grade students will have class
at 10:00 a.m. and then go over
to the 11:30 a.m. Mass, right