Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church

Rev. Dr. James Vick, Pastor
Mr. Mark Gang, Deacon Ms. Julie M. Roberts, Minister of Music Mrs. Corinne Hennen, Director of Religious Education Ms. Donna Jones, Youth Minister Parish Office 501 South Moore Rd. Chattanooga, TN 37412 42l-622·7232Ifax 423-624-26861 web: rnyolph.com Mr, Ralph Christinna, Business Manager Mrs. Pam Fnm:klin, Parish Secretary Mrs, Rose Haycraft, Parish Bookkeeper Mrs. Laura DelgadO Moore, Camite de Diversidad
School Office 505 South Moore Rd.

Rev. Michael Creson, Associate Pastor
Sacramental Infurmatlen: Coafesslons: Saturdays 4:00-5:00 pmor by appointment Baptisms: Callrhe pnrish office to make all appointment Marria.ges: Call a priest before a dale is set, Arrangements must be made four months in advance of wedding dale. Sick Calls/Communion Calls: Tfyou are hospitalized call the Parish Office. We will nOI be notified by the hospital due to patient confidentiality. Emergency sick calls are answered at any time. Arrangements can be made 10 bring communion to homebound parishioners for any reason. Parish Information: Nursery: During 10:00 am Mass Sundays in Madonna Hall Rite of Christi an Initiation Adults (RCIA): 6:30 pm Wednesdays inthe Parish Life Center-from late September until Easler. Parish School. of Religion (PSR):. Sundays from 8:45 am - 9:4$ am from late September until May Parish Registration: All new parishioners arc asked to register in the parish as soon as possible. Call or come by the Parish Office. Also, please let us know if you are moving OUI of our parish. Parish Office Houts: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am-4:00 pm; Friday 8:00-3:30. Scbool Office Hours: August-May 8:00am-3:00 pm; June & July Wednesdays 9:.000111·2:00 pm, Parish Prayer Line: Call Ph i I Gilles 821-1400 or Donna Weeks 622·81 80 [or prayer requests. Co mite de Dlversldad/Unfty & Diversity Commlttee:


Chattanooga, TN 37412 423-622-148 J If ax, 423-622-20161 web: myolpb .com Mrs. Jeri Mclnturff, Princlpal Mrs. Hannah Jones, Administrative Assisrarn Mrs. Teresa Hennen, Admissions 423-698-3274 Mass Schedule Sundays: 5:.30 prn Saturday Vigil; 7.:30 am, !0:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 prn (Spanish) Children's Liturgy 10:00 om (4 yrs & up) Communion 8crvh:e: Weekdays 6:30 am Weekdays; MoodI!y 12:00 pm, Thesdny.Slllurdny 8: 15 a.m Holy Days: To be Announced First Fridays: 8: IS 11m om] 5:30 prn

Lunes 10:00 am·l2:00


OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP CHURCH CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE Mass Intentions beginning this Saturday: Mar 31 8:15 AM +Doug Reardon Mar 31 5:30 PM +Helen Rogers Apr I 7:30 AM +Fred Guerrin Apr I 10:00 AM +Michelle Masterson Apr 1 12:00 PM +David Patterson Apr I 2:00 PM Parish Family Apr 2 12:00 PM +Earl Platt Apr 3 8:15 AM +Jim Coleman ~r 4 8:15 AM +Agnes Brown

April 1, 2012 Palm Sunday

Altar Server Schedule: Sat, Apr 7 at 5:30 pm RCIA Sun, Apr 8 at 7:30 am S. Rhodes, M. Hutton 10:00 am S.J. Overley, J. Raabe, I. Nguyen, J. West 12:00 Noon L. Eckler, C. Brady, E. McPeak. C. King Lector & Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion Schedule: Sat, Apr 7 at 7:00 pm RCIA Sun, Apr 8 at 7:30 am J. Reinert, J. Trimble Lectors J. Hand, K. Heider, S. Hoy EMHC 10:00 T. Amt, D. Barta Lectors; S. Castle, T. crutch, B. Dickinson, C. Runge, N. Donohoo, A Dougherty, B. Dougherty, D. Eckler, W. Eckler EMHC 12:00 I. White, U. Berge, Lectors M. McKenzie, M. Pomerance, In Sackariason, M. Simpson, S. Sullivan, E. Warwick. D. Watkins, A. Wells, J. Britto EMHC 2:00 A. Camacho, G. Argueta Lectores; O. Morales (1) A Camacho (0) S. Jesus (I) EMHC Thanks for your ministry. Hyou are unable to serve please find a replacement

The Hi h HoI Da s The Sacred Triduum
8:15 AM
8:15 AM 8:15 AM

Apr 5 Apr 6 Apr 7 Apr 7 Apr Apr Apr Apr
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aster un ay 0 t e or s esurrection

7:00 PM

No 5:30 Vigi Mass
+Helen Rogers

Morning Prayer Service Morning Prayer Service Mornlnr Prayer Service

7:30 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:00 PM

+Carolyn Varner Jones +Carolyn Varner Jones + Greg Embick. Carolyn V. Jones Parish Family (+Deceased)

Many Cultures-One Faith
All are welcome: No matter what your present status in

The bulletin deadline is noon. Clase de Biblia en Es anol Lunes a las 10:00 am. Tues. Fr. Jim's Bible Study: 7 pm Tuesday evenings "Them bones, them bones, them dry bones" ... the Prophet Ezekiel. The Death & Resurrection of Israel. With God there's always a new beginning. And ... the Origins of the writtF Bible. out of Babylon! No Class April211d & April 10* - Holy Week & Easter Week Wed. Bridge Players/St. Brigid's Craft Groups, 10-2 in the Parish Life Center. Choir 6:30 PM in the Church Hispanic Choir at 7:00 PM in Holy Family Hall Thurs. Boy Scout Troop 115 7:00-8:30 pm Sat. CursiUbta's after 8:15 AM Mass in Parish Office Rosory 9:00 o.m. doily in the church. Join us for a Korean Mass the 2nd Saturday of the month at 4:00 PM. Larry & Carole Miller would like to thank our OLPH parish and school families for their unwavering support during Jeff's eighteen month battle with brain cancer. The Masses, the prayers, the cards, and the many kindnesses were sources of strength for all of us. Know that aU of you will be remembered in our daily prayers and in Masses offered for your intentions. This Weekend is our monthly collection for the Parish Food Pantry. Thank you for your continued generosity to those in temporary need.


the Catholic Church; no matter what your current family or marital situation; no matter what your past or present situation; no matter what your personal history, age, background, race etc.; no matter what your own self image or self esteem you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved, and respected at ... Our Lady of

Muchas Culturas-una fe Todos son bienvenidos: No importa cual es su situacion actual en 1a iglesia Catolica; no importa cual es su situacion actual en su familia 0 matrimonio; no importa coal es su situacien pasada 0 presente; no importa cual es su historia personal, edad, antecedentes, raza, etc.; no importa cual es su imagen 0 autoestima; usted esta invitado, bienvenido, aceptado, amado y respetado en la... Nuestra Senora del Perpetuo Socorro On Easter Weekend there will be a second collection to support the education of the seminarians for the Diocese of Knoxville. We are blessed to have 17 men currently studying for the priesthood for our diocese with the possibility of 5 more this fall. Your generosity will ensure that we have priests to minster to the needs of the Church for the future. Next weekends second collection is for our Adopted Parish in HaitL Thank you for your generosity.

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April 1, 2012 Palm Sunday
Fr. Mike Creson will conduct an introduction to fly fishing on Sunday April 15 at 4:00 pm. This class sponsored by the Boy Scouts and all parishioners are invited to attend. Call Fr. Mike with any questions at 423-622-7232.

Attention Young Adult Parents ages 18-39! Starting Friday, May 4th we will be doing Parent-Child Retreats in the Parish Life Center from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. If you have children ages 3- 10. this is a great opportunity to come together with other parents to talk about your faith and parenting. The evening will start off with a MEAL, introduction and focus, a parent's session, children's activity session, parent-child sharing session and closing prayer. Come meet other young adult families, let your children meet new friends and start faith sharing with your children! The first one will fOcus on Fisher of Men! SIGNUPS AND FLYERS ARE IN THE BACK OF CHURCH BY YOUTH BULLETIN BOARDS. ~ Our Children preparing to receive First Holy ~ Communion gathered last Sunday at the 10:00 Mass and were given a special blessing by Fr. Mike & Fr. Jim. After Mass all 80 young people from the parish and school went to the gym for pizza and craft project with their parents. Thanks to our parents for supporting this important event in their lives. A special thanks to our Catechists: Lori Voges, Diana Lee, Jennifer & Glen Crow, and our adult Catechist Arcelia Camacho. There will be no PSR (Parish School of Religion) classes on Palm Sunday or Easter Sunday. May you all have a Blessed Easter. Alleluia, The Lord is Risen! Mother Teresa Sijuzgas a la genie, no tienes liempo de amarlos. Madre Teresa Prayers for Expectant Parents: If you are expecting a child and would like your names included on the prayer board by our Blessed Mother call the church office 6227232 or Cathy Oliver 706-673-3029. When your baby arrives please let us know so we can inform those who have been praying for you and your family.
RENEWED ACTION ALERT: WRITE 10 CONGRESS TODA Y - Bishops have serious objections to the If you judge people, you have no time to love them.

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains. (Dutch proverb) Reminder: Due to the Privacy (lDPAA) Laws hospitals are not able to notify us if you or one if your loved ones is admitted to the hospital. A family member must not(fy us if you wish for one of the priest to visit the hospital. The American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR AED Course is being offered on Wednesday April 18 from 6:30-8:30 in the OLPH Parish Life Center. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Cost is $4/person to cover the cost of supplies only! No written test! All OLPH parishioners are invited to attend! Please reserve your place by contacting Mary Pomerance 423-238-5525 or mafxcr:p@gmail.com. Be prepared to save a life! Has your marriage ended through death of a spouse or divorce? Are you looking for a way to move through the hurt and heal? BEGINNING EXPERIENCE may be for you. A weekend guided by trained facilitators who have walked in your shoes. Schedule the time for yourself April 13- 15,2012 Information: www.beginningexperience.org Contact: Marian Christiana mchristiana@dioknox.org. 423-892-2310 Details of the weekend to come. NEW PARISHIONER/CHANGES New Parishioner _ Moving out of parish Information has changed Nwne Address City, Zip Phone ___ ___ _ ~------Detach and drop in collection basket.

"preventive services" regulation issued in August by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). Study the issue & then write to Congress urging support for the Right for Religious freedom and Respect for Rights of Conscience Act at "ttp:llwww.usccb.org. The HHS Mandate is not about women's health. contraception or abortion. It's about our freedom of religion and the violation of the First Amendment of our Constitution. Contact Senator Corker 202-224-3344, Senator Alexander 202-224-4944 and Congressman Fleischmann 423-7562342.

Thanks to our advertisers! This bulletin is furnished to the parish without charge. The advertisements that appear completely offset publishing costs with which the church would otherwise be burdened. Please patronize these sponsors as a thank you for their kind generosity. "Lessons from our Mothers" is the theme being celebrated and highlighted at the Knoxville DCCW Convention in Gatlinburg April 26-28. Take action now by registering with your CCW President or at www.kdccw.org or call Joyce Welsh at 865-382-4706. Come for the entire convention for only $85 or come for just one day-but come!
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April 1, 2012 Palm Sunday Health Ministry Spring is here! With the beautiful Spring colors come allergies, and Chattanooga is the third worst city in the US for allergies. Our beautiful surroundings increase the pollen count tremendously. A few ways to decrease your allergy symptoms are to stay indoors between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm when the pollen counts are highest. Use a heap filter on your furnace and air conditioner and keep your windows closed Wipe your pet down when he comes in from outdoors. Take off your shoes before coming inside so as not to track pollen indoors. Dry your clothes in the dryer instead of hanging them outdoors. Last, but not least, if you don't have an allergy free family member and you must mow your lawn wear a mask! Be sure to shower and wash your clothes after yard work. There are over the counter antihistamines you can use to alleviate symptoms, eye drops for the itchy eyes and oral decongestants. If you have high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes or an enlarged prostate check with your doctor before taking any of these. Oral decongestants should only be used for one week and nasal sprays for three days. If you have asthma or COPD please stay inside during days of high pollen counts; even a short trip to the mailbox can trigger difficulty breathing with these conditions. Vamos a tener una clase de Virtus en espafiol, el jueves 26 de abril de 600-9:00 p.m. en el PLC (el salon que esta detras de la Iglesia), Este curso es mandatorio para toda la gente que es voluntaria en la iglesia. Se puede inscribir en la pagina de Internet WWW. VIRTUS.ORG. Si tiene alguna pregunta por favor lIame a Laura Moore a la oficina de la iglesia al 622-7232. (Laura Moore es voluntaria y esta en la oficina de la iglesia normalmente despues de las 2:00pm y si no la encuentra deje su mensaje con la secretaria). Please Recycle! Save and drop off your empty Aluminum Cans at the collection point in the parking lot by Madonna Hall. The Knights of Columbus Council 6099 collects them, cleans them, sells them, and sends the funds to our Seminarians. Thank you for your support of them! Attention God Camp forms are ready go to bttp;lltinyurLcomlGodcamp2012. GOD CAMPS, SAVE THE DATES! All camps will be held again at Harrison Bay State Park in Group Camp! Dare to Dream (High School, incoming 9th-12th graders) June 18-22, 2012 Reach (incoming 7th and 8th graders) June 25-28, 2012 Discover (incoming 5th and 6th graders) June 28-30. 2012 More info on themes and cost to come ...... Questions call Donna 423-267-9878.

OLPH SCHOOL is accepting applications for the 2012/2013 school year for students in Pre-K (4) thru 81h grade. If you would like additional info or a tour of the school contact Teresa Hennen, Director of Admissions 423-698-3274/teresahennen@catholicweb.com. Congratulations to Mr. Galik (6111 Grade Teacher). He was recently recognized at the Rotary Luncheon. The students voted him as "the teacher who has impacted them the most." Keep up the good work, Mr. Galik! Thank you to Rob Summitt and Cub Scout Pack 3017 for the project they made for the school. The Scout Pack designed and built a flag stand fro the OLP School gymnasium. The flag is beautifully displayed on a movable post. Next time you are in the gym please take time to view their handiwork and thank them for their donation. The Kindergarten Class recently took part in the Junior achievement Program, Oursleves. The students were introduced to the economic role of individuals. They "earned" $137.66 for the Ladies of Charity Organization! A representative from the Ladies of Charity, Jamie Gavlenski, presented a power point program to the class e~plaining how the organization operates and what they do WIththe money they make. The students enjoyed seeing how the money would be used.







4-9, 2012, First I (Fr. John Appiah) thank you for the great hope, support, and help you give. I do implore all

Medical Mission to Nkony Wurupong, Gbana August

interested parishioners to please pray for the success of the Medical Mission through the Holy Spirit and through the intercession of St. Joseph to choose the good for self and others. Second, if you wish to make a donation please, make it payable to OLPH-Medical Mission.

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April 7

Weekly Readings Is 42:1-7; Jn 12:I-ll Is 49:1-6; Jn 13:21-33,36-38 Is 50:4-9a; Mt 26:14-25 Is 61:1-3a, 6a 8b-9; Rv 1:5-8; Lk4:16-21 Is 52:13-53:12; Heb 4:14-16,5:7-9 Jn 18:1-19:42 Gn 1:1-2:2; Gn22:1-8; Ex 14:15-15:1; Is 55:1-11; Bar 3:9-15,32-4:4; Et"36:16-17a, 18-28; Rom 6:3-11; Mk 16:1-7

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Aprt11, 2012 Palm Sunday

Bishop Stika is pleased to announce the formation of the Guild of East Tennessee, a Catholic Healthcare Ministry. This guild is envisioned to provide a means for Catholic physicians, nurses and allied health practitioners in East Tennessee to live out their vocation by applying the art and science of the healing professions to the glory of God among our neighbors in the region. The St. Luke Guild of East Tennessee has four major purposes: 1.) To affirm the principles of the Catholic faith in the science and practice of medicine and allied health; 2.) To assist the Diocese of Knoxville in the work of communicating Catholic medical ethics to the medical profession and society at large in East Tennessee; 3.) To enable Catholic healthcare professionals to know one another better and to work together with deeper mutual support and understanding; and 4.) To witness our faith through volunteering to help the least of those among us with our time and talent, utilizing our particular skills of healing. Bishop Stika hopes to have every Catholic healthcare professional register on our new website, http://www.stlukegulld.org/. so he can notify them about opportunities to build strong relationships with other healthcare professionals and provide quality educational (i.e. - Catholic Bioethics) and collegial opportunities to support their Catholic faith in the daily practice of healthcare. Furthermore, when a need arises in various areas of the Diocese, a call for volunteers can be accomplished via email. Please take a moment to register simply click on the "Mailing List" tab on the http://www.stlukeguild.org/ web site. The St: Luke Guild of East Tennessee also can be accessed from the Diocesan website, http://www.dioknox.org/.This information will only be used for the purposes outlined above. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bishop Stika's guild coordinator, Pat O'Brien, MD, at pobrien@chartertn.netformore information.

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Forming Good Stewards According to the Gospel, Mary of Magdala arrived at the empty tomb first. Prompted by Mary, Peter and John arrived next and viewed the burial wrappings. Scripture tells us ofSt. John, " ... he saw and believed," This is the same John, the beloved disciple, positioned at Jesus' side at the Last Supper, who stood at the foot of the cross, and according tot eh Gospel, was one of the first to believe in the risen Christ. Like John, may the gift of Easter grace strengthen our faith and deepen our discipleship in the Lord so that we may proclaim, "Christ is risen. Alleluia!" The Money Counter's Prayer ... Blessed are the parishioners, who use their numbered envelope; who write the amount in the correct box; who seal the envelope without scotch tape and staples. For they make our work easier ... Amen MASS ATTENDANCE Envelopes Offertory Children's Funds Required Weekly Variance Year to Date Variance March 25 1495 15,769.00 492.04 11.00 19,680.00 -3,407.96 -21,991.64

MOUNT OLIVET CEMETERY Chattanooga's Catholic Cemetery since 1886. For information call David Hale, 622-0728. Legend of the Dogwood Tree As legend has it, the cross on which Jesus was crucified was made from a dogwood tree. God decreed that the dogwood tree would from that day forth never grow large enough to be used to make a cross. Thus, the dogwood tree is a small tree. The flower of the dogwood has four petals which makes the shape of a cross. The center ofthe flower resembles the crown of thorns with bright red, clustered fruit in the center representing the blood of Christ. The dogwood blooms in April when Easter Sunday marks the resurrection of Christ after the

Diocesan Discernment Program: This program is an opportunity for men who are open to the possibility of discerning the vocation of Catholic Priesthood to gather on a monthly basis for discussion, prayer and reflection. The schedule for 2012 is: Saturday April 14 Day HikeIRetreat. For more info contact Fr. Michael Cummins 423-926706I1etsucatholiccenter@yahoo.com. The Roueche Chorale & Orchestra will present a dramatic Holy Week program entitled "Colors of Grace". The program is free to the public. Join us on Monday, April 2 at 7:00 pm at Concord Baptist Church on East Brainerd Rd, For more information call the Chorale Office at 423-855-2981.

He Lives ! He Lives ! Christ Jesus Lives Today ! Alleluia! Alleluia! Amen


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In our remembering as.Church We participate in the Paschal Mystery oflesus. We celebrate not wh~has happened but what is happening am.ongus as a people called to conversion, gathered in faiih"andg:ifted with the Spirit of holiness. This week celebrates God taking possession of our hearbiattheirdeepest core,recreating1.lS asa.newhuman cODllllumtybroken like bread for the wotld!slife-a community rith in compassion, sreadfastinhope" and fearless in the search for justice and peace. Order of pnyerJI'bm: DayJ, vol.t8l1
March 81" at 5:80 p.m, April!" at 7:80 am., 10:00 a.m., 1~:00 noon and 2:00 p.JIl. en Espano! Thesday of Holy Week, 'Ibe Chrism Mass, Cathedral of the Sacred Herat AtKno~el April 8'" 7:80 p.m., with Bishop Bichard F. Stika, Third Bishop of Knoxville
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Holy Week, 2012

Palm Sunday of1he Lord's Passion

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Holy Thursday- April$'

Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00 p.m.
(Lent ends withthls¢e1ebratioIl,) Morning Prayer at8:15a.m. S1mions of the Cro!isat,8:00 p.m.

Moming Prayer8:1~a.m.

Good Friday - April··f1'

Celebration of the Lord's Passion at 7:00p.m.
Holy Saturday -AprlJ:~ MominiPrayer 8:15 a.m •. (No 5:30 p.m. Mass)

The Great VJgilof Easter at 8:00 p.m.•.
Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord
April8Lll at 7:80a.m., 10:OOa..m.,12:00 noon and ~:OOp.m. en Espanol

Fr. Jim and Fr. Mike would like to wish aU parishioners a Blessed Easter.

Please be aware that the School is on Spring Break April 6th through April l S'", The school office will be closed.
The parish officehonrs Will be as follows:

Office will be closed on Good Friday, April 6th and Easter Monday, April 9, 2012. Office will be open Tuesday, April 10 through Thursday, Apri112 from 9:(J() am-3:00 pm. Office will be closed on Friday, Apri113, 2012 Regular office hours will resume on April 16, 2012 for both the school and parish offices.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS Announcing God Camp Dates 2012 All Camps are at Harrison Bay State Park DARE TO DREAM

Climate Chang¢:Imp4ct and Response Forallupcominq9th42t~graders June 18th~22r1d, Cost: $149 Includes housing, 12 meals,t-shirt, informational book Swimming, dance, concert, inflatables, snacks, either a major p~oject or guest speaker and Alloth~racth'ities.

THEME: "REACH WITHIN TO REALIZE OOb'S IMAGE/" For all upcoming & 8th graders June:25ttl:"2'81h,.CQst~ $100 Includes housing, 8' meals, t-shlr+,


Swimming, concert/dance, inflatables, snacks and All other activities.

THEME: "DISC:OVER 'GOD'SIMAGE/PRESENCE ALL AROUNb YOU" For all upcoming 5th & 6th graders June 28th_30th, Cost: $90 Includes housih9i 5 meals, t-shirt,

SWimrnjng., nackS and s AUother activities. More ihformatio., and forms contact your Youth Minister, OLPH office, http://tinyurl.com/godcamp2012
0.'" email DonnaJ.one$atd:lones6029@gmail.com


office: 42a-622-72~2or cell: 423-718-4387.

the, Church and have a hot, fresh pancake and sausage breakfast!
Come welcome new members to

• When: Saturday, April 7
(immediately following Easter Vigil Mass)

• Where: Parish Life Center
• Admission: FREEl

REMEMBER: Easter Vigil Mass begins at 8:00 p.m. Don't miss itl


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In this most holy week of the liturgical year, om readings are filled with the :glOfy, of . Christ's sacrifice and resurrection. But there is also danger in the texts we pl'(lcl8iJn., A naive reading of the accounts of Jesus' passion can lead to the conclusion th~t the J~s~ , people were responsible for Jesus' death. John's passion narrative which we read o.n'G()QdFriday~ is a good example Qft9iS- ,,_"", .potential misunderstanding. In several passages, it is said that those who apprbach PU~te andcall for Jesus' death were "the Jews." Amo.m:enf,s refection would pr~D;lpf~:t9 ask , ' "which Jews?" JeSU8was Jewish. So were, all his 4isciples. The only w~y we, p,ar:i read '. the text sensibly is to conclude that when the gospel refers to "the Jews" ifbU' asubset of Jews in mind. When we explore who this subset might be, the passage offers a likely solution. Pilate's audience is alternately d~cribe4~ 'the Jews" and "the chiefprlests," This bnpliesthat the subset of Jews who coopefatedin Jesus, death were the temple authorities. This conclusion squares with history. Jesus died by crucifixion, which was fl Roman form of execution. There can be no doubt that Jesus was sentenced to death Wlder , Roman authority. We also mow that historica1ly Pilate forced the Jewish leadership to cooperate with his agenda to keep the Roman peace, This makes it likely that when John's passion account speaks of 'the Jews", it is refening to the chief priests. ',' _ .
Without this historieal baekground, tistenen of the passion may falsely ~~Dcludethat 'the Jews' as a people crucified Jesus.' The truth about this gospel ," ..: Who exeClltedJeslls? Who are "the Jews?" ._ " .,.', _., '
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This misunderstanding has fueled a Christian teaching of contempt for Jews.over the :" centudes, In its fullest distortion it led to the claim tbatthe Jews had 'killed God.~, ;'-", " It was one of the great achievements of the Second Vatican Council to declare th8t. : ' , Catholics may not read the passion accounts in such a way as to conclude tP~tall Jews' were' responsible for Jesus' execution (Declaration On The Relationship ofthe"C~urch to , " Non-Christian Religions -Nostra A~tate, 1965). i,,' '. , , ", As we open out hearts this week to the love of God which is clearly shown in ChFjs_t's passion, we must allow that love to influence,olII' perception. Our Scdpturesdoes not cbarge the Jewish people with Jesus death. To ignore the danger ofmisun.deI'StaIJ41ng, ',' this historical fact is irresponsible. , ,'",. " .. , ,
'We must not aUow our Easter message,to become a source of injustice and pain to others. All of!!! are responsible for the Cross.
(Adapted; LIving With CIuUt,HoIy Week 2011, Rev. Smiga)

. What, r.e~lly do the UturgJes ofthe'l'ricluum celebrate? Most all of'us believe we know the answer. Weassunte that fhursday"col'l1JIleIl'lora.t~the day Jesusinstltuted the Eucharb!t; Friday commemoratesthe day 1.tewas executed on the cross; and the' vigil .:commemorates his emergence from the.toml» Weassume,Jbrther, that the liturgies of' these days are dramatic"ree)l8.c1:J:n~Ats"ot'¢yeJ:lt$byIe Wfis touching, tragic and n triumphant-which happened duringJesus'last,days andeulmlnared in his victory over death .. We assume, in other words, that the pascbal Triduum issinlply springtime's parallel to winters' Christmas. As it gathers 011 these days, the liturgical assembly is often thought to be engaged in acts of historical "reconstruction; that recreate scenes in the ''upper room," on Calvary, and at the tomb. People are encouraged to imagine they are "actually present" at these events-comforting Jesus during his fearful watch in Getbsemane, walking with him along the viacnices(Way of the Cross), and wi.tnessing his miraculous "return to life" on Easter morning. This view may frequently be reinforced by popular hymns that focus on the "historical facts" of the celebration.



But,is "history" the central focus of celebration during the Triduum'1 Certainly, the . early Christian creedsanchored beliefilltlJ,eb,i$torical;tbisworldly circumstances that :', accompanied Jesus' suffering and crucifiXion ''wider-Pontius Pilate," Jesus' Iife,.career and.death were, in.other words, attached to.a $p~pij:ictime~ina specific place. Hi$ proclamation ofGod'sanival in the present momen.t (God's "reign"), his bold challenge to understand God in and as one's neighbot, his:reJection of "religion" as a meansof .. social or .political control all this took plac.e'not lnsofuecosmic cloud of\lIlkllowingbut in a remote province of the later Rom.anB:rnpireat a time of sociopolitical transition, Precisely because these faith anchoring el!ents 'are historical, however, they cannot be repeated or "reenacted." That is why the' Oburch's 10ngtraditiQninsists thatwbat happened once in history passes over into the Illysteryofthe$sembly's Uturgicaland sacramental celebrations. The past is made present in the Mystery of thecelebrations . .' What the Paschal Triduum .actually celebrates is mystery, anamnesis (remembrance) not history. The liturgiesoftbese days do not '~e us back" to the .upper room or the path to Calvary. Their ultimate purpose is not to retrace or relive the last hours of Jesus' life..not to catch sight ofhim emerging from the tomb at Easter's dawning. They celebrate not what once happened to Jesus •••but what is '!!!l! " happening among us as a people called to conversion, gathered in faith, and gifted with the' Spirit of holiness. The celebrateGQ4'·$ takiIlgpossession of our hearts at their deepest core; recreating us as a new humancomtrtunitybroken.likebread for the world's. ... life a community rich in compassion, steadf'ast-Jn.hope, and fearless in the search fot jU$tice and peace. . Because Jesus acceptedsufferingfer us, because he truly died, Easter is the watershed event of our life of faith .. The Resurrectio11gives baptism its meanjng, '~Alleluia'~its'joy and tbeChurch its hope -. l"6t tb~fuU50 days of the Easter Season"the Church will rejoice and.celebrate the wondel's';,of'thesethree days. We cel~br~te ourpres~nt,our flIture,o"r f;lestinY.

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Our sports camps include Basketball, Baseball, Football, Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Soccer. If you can't decide upon one, then you might want to sign up for the All Sports Camp, which will give you the opportunity to try some new sports. Our selection of fine arts camps, which features the ever-popular Dance and Cooking with Books camps, has expanded to include Drama, Krafty Kids, and a Baking Techniques Camp. Notre Dame has two new State Wrestling Champions! Jack Boone earned his title in the 126 lb. weight class, and Grayson Mullin earned his title in the 145 lb. weight class. Packy Mullin had a 6th place finish in his weight class. The team finished 13th overall in the State Dual Championships. Pictured are Jack (left) and Grayson with Head Coach John Mullin (left) and Asst. Coach Tim Voiles. Camp is not only for the kids this year. Notre Dame is a certified Microsoft IT Academy, and we are offering classes for adults. Learn the basics plus tips and tricks for Word, Excel, and PowerPointfrom our certified Microsoft IT Specialists. Academic Enrichment is also offered to high school students at the ACT and SAT Preparation Camps as well as the Jump Start Program for incoming Notre Dame freshmen. Come discover the summer spirit at Notre Dame! Brochures are available at your local Catholic parish or school, or you can download a copy from our website, www.myndhs.com.

Josh Moore signed a letter of intent to play football for Eastern Kentucky University. "I'm so appreciative of my lime at NO," said Moore, reflecting on the past year. "My experience playing football at Notre Dame was incredible. I am even more grateful, however, for how much J have matured as a person and how much I have grown spiritually."

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