November 18, 2012
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Events at St. AustinNews and AnnouncementsUCC Happenings
Check out the Busted Halo Show M-F, 6-9pm at Sirius 159/XM117. Also check out bustedhalo.com!
Sarah’s Hope - Fertility and Recurrent Miscarriage Support
A free spiritual support program for couples struggling to conceiveor with pregnancy loss. Attend a monthly women's support groupon the first Wednesday of the month (rosary 6:45 p.m., discussion7 p.m.) at the Vitae Clinic in Austin, located at 1600 W. 38th St.,suite 115. Join us Nov. 7. EmailSarahsHopeAustin@gmail.com orcall (512) 736-7334 for more information!
Are you called to be a Deacon?
The Diocese of Austin will be holding informational sessions formen who may be interested in becoming a Permanent Deacon. If you have even the slightest interest or if someone has asked you if you’ve ever thought about becoming a Deacon you owe to yourself (and God) to at least check it out.Wives are enthusiastically encouraged to attend these sessions aswell. A man, if married, can only be admitted to the program,continue in formation and ultimately be ordained with the consentof his wife.The sessions will include a brief history and mission of thePermanent Diaconate, a review of the Qualities and Characteristicsof a Permanent Deacon, an overview of the Diaconal FormationProcess, and a description of the process, documentation andpersonal requirements necessary for applying for admission intoprogram.Sessions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the diocesan PastoralCenter, 6225 Hwy 290 East in Austin: Nov. 4, Nov. 18, Dec. 9 andJan. 13.If you have any questions or would like any additional informationabout the Permanent Diaconate please contact Deacon Billy at St.Austin Church and he will be happy to visit with you.The Diocese has produced a series of videos on the PermanentDiaconate which can be viewed at http://utcath.us/7o
Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery
Catholic Charities USA will be supporting the many dioceses instates hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to donate tothe hurricane Sandy relief fund go online tocatholiccharitiesusa.org
Restless Heart: The Confessions of St. Augustine, Nov. 28
Restless Heart is a movie about the life of St. Augustine. There isno cost to attend the showing, however, we ask you to considermaking a donation to help us cover expenses for the showing.Excess donations will go to help a former student who is enteringreligious life. Thank you for your generosity! Showtime is 7:30p.m. in the Holy Spirit Chapel.
Thanksgiving Mass, November 21
St. Austin’s will be holding a Thanksgiving Mass on Wednesday,November 21, at 6pm. All are welcome to attend!
Spanish Mass, December 2
Due to high demand, the UCC is now hosting a Spanish Mass! Thenext Spanish Mass will be held on December 2 at 2:00pm and willtake place in the Holy Spirit Chapel.
Paulist Fathers Vocation Retreat
If you are discerning the priesthood and a possible call to join thePaulist Fathers, the next Paulist
Come and See Weekend
isscheduled for February 1 - 3, 2013. This is a weekend discernmentretreat held at the Paulist house of formation in Washington, DC.Contact, Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP, or Fr. Jamie Baca, CSP, at theUniversity Catholic Center or Fr. René Constanza, CSP, at St.Austin Catholic Parish for more information. To learn more aboutvocations to the priesthood, religious life or diaconate, please visitthe St. Austin vocation web page.
Please keep the following in your prayers-Ricardo Flores-Richard Gravois-Henry Baca, Fr. Jamie’s brother, who has been diagnosedwith stage IV cancer
Please let us know of any prayer requests so that we, as acommunity, may keep you in our prayers.Email all requests to Fr. Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Reports for the UCC
The finance office is please to report a positive financialperformance in the last quarter. For an electronic copy of theFY2013 Q1 reports, please visit utcath.us/7q.
Matching Gift Weekend Update
As of 11/01/2012, our total for Matching Gift Weekend is$
This figure includes match donations from benefactors.Thank you all for your generosity!
BoxTops for Education
Way to go, UCC! Y'all have turned in 567 BoxTops! It's holidaytime now. There's lots of cooking, baking, and partying going on.Ask your friends to collect them for you. Email your folks and ask them also. You can pick them up when you go home. Remember,BoxTops cover items from A to Z, and from breakfast to dinnerwith snacks in between. Check out the list in the lobby next to thecollection box or go online.
Mass for the Immaculate Conception, December 7 & 8
The UCC will be hosting two Masses for the ImmaculateConception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Friday, December 7, at5:15 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Ed, and Saturday, December 8, at11:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Dave Farnum. All are invited to helpus celebrate this Holy Day of Obligation!
UCC Closed for Thanksgiving
In observance of the Thanksgiving holidays, the UCC will beclosed from Wednesday, November 21, until Saturday, November24. We will resume our regular hours on Sunday, November 25.Thanks, and have a great holiday!