University C at h o l i c Center

2010 University Ave. | Austin, TX 78705 Phone: 512.476.7351 | Fax: 512.476.7377

Close to Campus, Close to Christ

May 19, 2013 | Pentecost Sunday

Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
Sunday Mass

“Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” - John 20:21 Your Ministry Team

10:30am 8:00pm
Daily Mass

A ministry of the Paulist Fathers
Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP Director Meghan Vail Business Manager Elizabeth Lange Development Director Fr. Jamie Baca, CSP Associate Director Matthew Anderson Administrative Assistant Daniel Gonzalez Sacristan

MTWTh 12:05pm In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel
For alternative Mass times at St. Austin’s see page 3 


Monday & Tuesday 12:30pm Or by appointment
__________________________ Other sacraments Baptism or Marriage Fr. Ed | Fr. Jamie | Confirmation Michael Flahive | Becoming Catholic Fr. Ed | Fr. Jamie | Marriage Prep Workshop Brandon Kraft | Religious Education Julie Ulrich | Sam Kelley Team Leader

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Fellowship Of Catholic University Students Matt Melcher Missionary Jacob Ardoin Missionary

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Our mission is to provide pastoral care to the Roman Catholic community at The University of Texas at Austin and to advance the spiritual, intellectual, and social life of the students, faculty, staff, and administration.

News and Announcements
UCC Summer Schedule

May 19, 2013  Pentecost SUNDAY

Reflection & Weekly Readings
In what concrete ways are you living your faith through service to others?

Readings for the week

Starting Sunday, May 26 the UCC will switch to its summer schedule. Look below for the new mass and building hours. Sunday Mass 10:30 am & 8:00 pm Daily Mass 12:05 pm Mon-Thu Reconciliation 12:35 pm Mon & Tue Business Hours 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Mon-Thu Closed on Fridays UCC will be pastorally closed from 5/20-5/23 & on 5/27 There will be no Mass or Reconciliation during those days.

In today’s Gospel the disciples are gathered fearfully behind closed doors. Jesus comes into their presence and gifts them with peace and calls them to go and share this peace with others. He breathes on them and says, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” In what ways have you received Jesus’ message of peace? How do the gifts of the Holy Spirit help you to be a more faithful Catholic?
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Sir 1:1-10; Mk 9:14-29 Sir 2:1-11; Mk 9:30-37 Sir 4:11-19; Mk 9:38-40 Sir 5:1-8; Mk 9:41-50 Sir 6:5-17; Mk 10:1-12 Sir 17:1-15; Mk 10:13-16 Prv 8:22-31; Rom 5:1-5; Jn 16:12-15

Congratulations and farewell to the UCC’s many graduates! We are grateful for your years with us. God bless you!

Rosa’s last day with the UCC will be May 24th as she moves on to a new opportunity in Houston. The staff prays that God blesses Rosa abundantly in her future endeavors. Join us in thanking Rosa for all of her hard work for our community and in praying for her in this time of transition!
Where is Father ed?

Our Gifts to God
On Sunday, MAY 5, 2013

This weekend Father Ed is attending the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Paulist Seminary in Washington, D.C. Please pray for safe travels for Father Ed and for the future of the Paulist Fathers!

Join us in congratulating Father Ed and Father Jamie on the anniversaries of their ordinations as Paulist Fathers. Fr. Ed celebrated his 24th anniversary on May 13th, and Fr. Jamie will be celebrating his 7th anniversary tomorrow, on May 20th.
Catholic Volunteer Network

$1,114.90 at the 9:00am Mass $442.30 at the 11:30am Mass $413.26 at the 5:00pm Mass $979.80 at the 8:00pm Mass The total Sunday Collection was $2,950.26 Did you know that it costs approximately $9,000 per week to operate the ministry here at the UCC? More on contributing to the UCC? Contact Elizabeth Lange

You donated:

Graduating and interested in volunteer service? Many Catholic and non-Catholic Christian organizations run service programs for the summer, the school year, or up to 3 years for talented college graduates with a heart for Christlike service. Visit or see the printed Response 2013 guide for more information.
Sarah’s Hope — Fertility & Miscarriage Support

UCC’s Wish List
Want to contribute to a specific need? Please take a look at our wish list. Carpet & Installation Essential Technology Upgrades

A free spiritual support program for couples struggling to conceive or with pregnancy loss. Attend a monthly women's support group on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. Join us June 5 for Eucharistic Adoration at St. Louis Catholic Church (located at 7601 Burnet Road) and July 3 for a Question, Answer and Discussion meeting at the Vitae Clinic (located at 1600 West 38th
St., suite 115). We'll head to dinner after both events. RSVP to or call (512) 736-7334!

Volunteer to organize the UCC


The ministry of the University Catholic Center is made possible in part by support from our generous benefactors. If you wish to contribute the mission of the University Catholic Center, please contact our Director of Development, Elizabeth Lange, or visit Thank you!

May 19, 2013  Pentecost Sunday
Week At A Glance
Monday May 20| Weekday of Ordinary Time

St. Austin’s Parish
2026 Guadalupe St. • Austin, TX 78705 • 512.477.9471
Mass Times Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 7:30am | 9:00am | 11:30 am| 5:30 pm Daily Mon–Thu 8:00am & 5:20 pm| Friday 8:00am Reconciliation Saturday 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment

UCC Pastorally Closed
Tuesday May 21| Weekday of Ordinary Time

UCC Pastorally Closed
Wednesday May 22| Weekday of Ordinary Time

UCC Pastorally Closed
Thursday May 23| Weekday of Ordinary Time

Help with the religious ed program

UCC Pastorally Closed
Friday May 24| Weekday of Ordinary Time

UCC Pastorally Closed
Choir Rehearsal Schedule Sundays at 9:30 am and 7pm | Holy Spirit Chapel

A Word from our Ministry Team
On this Pentecost Sunday we celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the disciples giving the Church the power to courageously proclaim the good news of God’s Kingdom through word and deed. This year, Pentecost weekend appropriately coincides with graduation weekend here at UT. In a sense, Pentecost was a graduation for the early disciples as they were sent out to evangelize the world. Their credentials were not diplomas but the very power of God in the Holy Spirit. Pentecost and graduation are both threshold moments that not only call us to be more responsible for the world around us but also provide more opportunities to live our lives for others. In a very real way our graduates are being sent out into the world to make a positive difference. Their knowledge and leadership skills combined with our Catholic faith and values can indeed change the world. All of us are able to most fully live our lives for the glory of God when we connect ourselves to the guidance and transformative power of the Holy Spirit. This power is best manifested in the context of a supportive community of faith. Together as a community we can support, encourage and guide one another in living our lives of faith. May all of you who are moving on find faith communities to support you and whom you can support as well. May all of us be constantly aware of the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives to transform the world.
Projected Year End Budget Shortfall Our budgeted vs. actual expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30 are almost on target for the year. However, despite a good Matching Gift Sunday weekend we still have shortfalls in projected income. We are projecting a deficit of $20,000 that we will need to meet our year-end expenses. Our Finance Committee will meet May 30th, and on Sunday, June 2nd, Fr. Ed will report on how we plan to meet both our short term and long term budgeted needs. Please contact Fr. Ed ( or Elizabeth Lange ( to discuss ways that you can help the financial needs of the UCC.

Is God calling you to share your faith with our teenagers or to teach the stories of our faith to children? If you are looking for a new way to get involved at St. Austin, consider becoming a catechist for children or youth in Religious Education. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, learn more about our Catholic faith, and serve our parish community. For more information and to find out what it takes to be a catechist (By the way, we LOVE experience, but it’s not required!), contact Marti Salas at

Around the Diocese
Desert solitude • June 6-12 at Cedarbrake

Desert Solitude is one of our most loved retreats. It is a week of silence with an emphasis on centering prayer. You can come for 3, 4, or 6 days. There is daily Mass and spiritual direction is available. The cost includes private rooms, meals, and spiritual direction. Pat Stankus, who has been facilitating this retreat for 16 years, will be the presenter. Cost varies, so to figure out how much you, contact the Cedarbrake Retreat Center at or call 254-780-2436.

Spiritual Discernment
Paulist Plunge!

Discernment retreat for men 18-35 at Lake George in New York. Retreat will be July 29 - August 3. For more information, contact Fr. Larry Rice, CSP, at

Prayer Intentions
Please pray for:  Pope Francis

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Permanent Diaconate Ordinate All graduating students Lindsay, Lauren, and Rosa

Prayer intentions can be submitted at Please note if you would like to remain anonymous.

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