University Catholic Center

November 30th, 2008

First Sunday of Advent

Thank You! Marriage Preparation Workshop Nov.’08 was a fullhouse. Beginning in December, the 28 couples will marry in Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Iowa, Georgia, New Mexico, Michigan, Missouri, and in the Texas cities of Brownsville, Palacios, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Lakeway, and Horseshoe Bay—along with Austin and here at the UCC. Thanks go to our UCC resident community and students for food, hospitality, love letters, and, of course, awesome presentations: UCC Director Fr. Ed Nowak, Betty & Ricardo

Busy Person’s Retreat The UCC will be offering a "Busy Person's Retreat" again this year. What’s that? It’s a “retreat” where you have the chance to meet with a spiritual director for an hour a day for three days. Want to take a retreat but can’t take days away? This is your chance! The retreat will begin December 7 after the 11:30 Mass with brunch and an opportunity to meet with your spiritual director. The "Retreat" will be three days long, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, December 7th-9th. Please sign-up at front desk for more information. Advent Family Workshop All UCC families are invited to the Advent Family Workshop hosted by the High School RE class next Sunday, December 7 in the basement, immediately following the 9:00 am Mass. There will be crafts and activities for kids, as well as Advent candle sets for everyone to take home. Please bring a breakfast/brunch item to share. Questions? Call Anne Gilbert at 301-4312 Take An Ornament! Be an angel. If you are interested in helping give a Christmas gift to one of our friends at the Austin State School please pick up an ornament in the Lobby and return the gift by December 7th. For some of the residents this will be the only gift they receive. Thanks for making their holidays special. Want to avoid the collection basket? You can setup automatic monthly giving online at utcatholic.org/donate.php Calling All Scrapbookers! Do you enjoy scrapbooking? Do you love the UCC? If so, we are looking for a volunteer to put together a scrapbook to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Catholic campus ministry at UT. If you're interested in taking on this project, please contact Vanessa Mena at vanessa@utcatholic.org or call her at 512-476-7351 x23. Become the UCC’s Communications Intern! We are looking for an English, Communication, Journalism, or Public Relations major who is interested in an unpaid internship for the Spring 2009 semester. The intern will be responsible for compiling and editing the UCC’s quarterly newsletter, monthly e-newsletter, writing press releases, and helping with other communication-related projects as assigned. Working 10-15 hours per week, the intern will gain great professional experience for his or her resume while providing valuable service to the UCC. For more info, e-mail Vanessa Mena at vanessa@utcatholic.org.

Flores, Deena & Denis Kohl, Cynthia & Kris Carter, Jessa & Rodolfo Barniol Duran, Mary Lea McAnally & Brit Pasloske, Caroline Johnston, Janice & Nick Jackson, Diana Gallia, Sara & Tom Lucas, Aida & JP Regalado, Kathy & Sam Mihalik, Anne & Steve Gilbert, Patricia Bauer-Slate & Dr. Joseph Slate, Jimmy Rose, Cay An Cole, Maricar Reyes, Julie & Rusty Ulrich, Michael & Amy Burkhart, Ann Phipps & Mike Cannatti, Elizete & Jose Neto, Vanessa & Brandon Kraft, Sarah & Pat Blankenship, Kathy & Bob Schneider, Thanh & Duc Tran, Sydney & Bob Paver, and Dorothy & John De La Garza.
Thundercloud Subs (across from Deep Eddy on Lake Austin Blvd.) and The Chippery (Dobie Mall) also helped with sub sandwiches and cookies. Our next Marriage Preparation Workshop will be held April 17-18 … stay tuned!

Don’t miss St. Austin’s Annual Holiday Fair! Saturday, December 6, 3-8 p.m.; Sunday, December 7 8:30 a.m.2 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to wrap up your Christmas shopping while supporting parish ministries and local businesses! There will be several Fair Trade merchants including fair trade coffee, chocolates and wonderful gift items. Support the Heifer International Project by purchasing a flock of chicks, a beehive, or a cow, and supply a family in an under-developed country with a lifetime of opportunity. Raffle items will include handcrafted jewelry, decorative pieces, crafts, purses, kitchenware, fair-trade coffee, religious art, and a range of seasonal goods to adorn your home for the Christmas season! Please plan to come!

READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Mon: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun:

Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11 Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24 Is 25:6-10a; Mt 15:29-37 Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21,24-27 Is 29:17-24; Mt 9:27-31 Is 30:19-21,23-26; Mt 9:35-10:1,5a,6-8 Is 40:1-5,9-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8

If you are concerned about your own or a loved-one's harmful use of alcohol or drugs call the Alcohol and Drug Assistance Ministry (ADAM) toll free at 1-866-203-4087 for confidential help.

Our Gifts to God
$20,000 $15,000 $10,000 $5,000 $2,429 $0 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 $2,151 $2,373 $18,326
The Numbers: 9 am Mass: $??? 11:30 am Mass: $??? 5 pm Mass: $??? 8 pm Mass: $??? Other Income: $???

Monday Dec 1 — Weekday of Advent * 12:05 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 12:30 pm—Reconciliation St. Paul Rec. Chapel * 5:30 pm — Student Leaders St. Thomas More Library * 6 pm — SJ Council Mtg Mother Teresa Room * 6:30 pm — Social Justice Mtg Mother Teresa Room * 7 pm — RCIA Catacombs * 7 pm — CFC Youth Mtg St. Francis Room * 8 pm — Longhorns for Life Mother Teresa Room * 9:30 pm — Movie Night! Catacombs Tuesday Dec 2 — Weekday of Advent * 12:30 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 1 pm—Reconciliation St. Paul Rec. Chapel * 2 pm — Staff Meeting St. Julia Conference Room * 7 pm — UGAP Mtg Mother Teresa Room * 7:30 pm — CIW Meeting St. Matthew Room * 8 pm — LOA Active Mtg St. Francis Room * 9 pm — Night Prayer by LOA Blessed Sacrament Chapel Wednesday Dec 3—Memorial of St. Francis Xavier * 12:05 pm—Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 12:30 pm — Carbos for Christ Atrium * 8 pm — STRONG St. Francis Room Thursday Dec 4 — Opt Mem of John of Damascus * 12:30 pm — Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 7 pm — Bible Study Mother Teresa Room * 8 pm — Adoration Holy Spirit Chapel Friday Dec 5 —Weekday of Advent Last Day of Classes! Congrats! * 12:05 pm — Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 5 pm — Korean Students Mtg Mother Teresa Room * 6 pm — Rosary Blessed Sacrament Chapel * 7 pm — LA 45 4th Day Catacombs * 8 pm — MEO Semi-Formal Offsite Saturday Dec 6—Opt Mem of St. Nicholas Graduations! * 11 am — LOA/MEO Service Project Sunday Dec 7 —Second Sunday of Advent Graduations! Busy Person’s Retreat Begins

Week of December 1

Due to an early printing deadline for the Thanksgiving holiday, the bulletin was sent to the printer before the Sunday collection was taken.

University Graduate Students & Professionals- UGAP
invites all grad students and recently gradated young adults to join us on Tuesday nights at the UCC. We will meet in the Atrium of the UCC at 7pm. For more information contact Nathan at UGAP@utcatholic.org. The Catholic Channel on Sirius and now XM! With XM and Sirius’ merger complete, Paulist Father Dave Dwyer and the Busted Halo Show, along with other great Catholic programming, can be found on Sirius Satellite Channel 159 and now on XM Channel 117. Don’t have satellite radio? BustedHalo.com is always open and free. Check out the podcasts and the great articles.

Weekly Reflection Question:
In what ways do you watch for the Lord?

Fr. Isaac Hecker, CSP, Founder of the Paulists, pray for us! St. Theresa Parish Presents Amahl and the Night Visitors St. Theresa Catholic Church is pleased to present the family Christmas classic Amahl and the Night Visitors at 7:30 p.m. on December 12 and 13. The popular American one-act opera based on the Adoration of the Magi is a tender, heartwarming story about a poor crippled shepherd boy, his devoted mother and a knock on the door which changed their lives forever. For more information visit www.sttaustin.org., email amahl@sttaustin.org, or call 275-7249.

Masses at 9 am, 11:30 am, 5 pm and 8 pm

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11 am — LOA Ball vs Texas State in Austin 12:30 pm — Retreat Lunch St. Thomas More Library 6:15 pm — MEO Meeting St. Francis Room 7 pm — Small Group St. Matthew Room 7:30 pm — Rosary Blessed Sacrament Chapel 8 pm — RCIA Dismissal Mother Teresa Room 8 pm — MEO/LOA Trail of Lights

Next Sunday begins our “Two Mass Sundays” (10:30a and 8 pm)

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