University Catholic Center

A ministry of the Paulist Fathers
2010 University Avenue Austin, TX 78705 Phone: 512.476.7351 Fax: 512.476.7377

First Sunday of Advent
December 2, 2012
“Be vigilant at all times and pray that you have the strength to escape the tribulations that are imminent and to stand before the Son of Man.” - Luke 21:36

University Catholic Center
Office Hours Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm Building Hours Monday - Friday 9:00am - 9:00pm Sunday 8:00am - 9:00pm Sunday Mass 9:00am 11:30am 5:00pm 8:00pm Daily Mass MWF 12:05pm TTh 12:30pm Reconciliation Mondays 12:35pm Tuesdays 1:00pm Or by appointment

St. Austin
2026 Guadalupe St. 512.477.9471 Office Hours Monday-Thursday 9:00am - 7:30pm Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm Sunday 8:30am - 1:00pm Sunday Mass Saturday 5:00pm Sunday 7:30am 9:00am 11:30am 5:30pm Daily Mass Monday - Thursday 8:00am 5:20pm Friday 8:15am Reconciliation Saturday 3:30 - 4:30pm Or by appointment

Campus Ministry Team
Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP Director, ext. 140 Elizabeth Lange
Development Director, ext.130

Fr. Jamie Baca, CSP Associate Director, ext. 120 Meghan Vail Business Manager, ext. 110 Rosa Marroquín Asst. Dev. Director, ext. 190 Krystle Cagandahan Intern, ext. 150 Lindsay Wilcox Campus Minister, ext. 180 Daniel Gonzalez Student Intern, ext. 150

Lauren Garcia FOCUS Team Leader, ext. 200 Sam Kelley FOCUS Missionary, ext. 200 For information on: RCIA - Lindsay Wilcox, Fr. Ed Baptism or Marriage - Fr. Ed, Fr. Jamie, Lindsay Wilcox Marriage Prep Workshop - Brandon Kraft ( Confirmation - Lindsay Wilcox, Fr. Ed, Fr. Jamie Religious Ed - Julie Ulrich ( Matt Melcher FOCUS Missionary, ext. 210

The Paulist Fathers’ mission for the University Catholic Center 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.

December 2, 2012
UCC Happenings

1st Sunday of Advent

Black Bag Sundays - Totals for the Year Are you curious to know how our black bags have contributed over Decorating for Christmas the past year? Then you’re in luck! Next week, we will display all Do you like to decorate? Then you should help us decorate the UCC for the Christmas season! We’ll start after the 9 a.m. Mass on of our black bag numbers for the year (including the organizations Sunday, December 9, most likely at around 10:15 a.m. If you can’t to which they were given) so that you can see how much you've stay to help but want to contribute, please donate some poinsettias helped these communities in need! Be sure to pick up a bulletin to help make our Chapel look even better! All poinsettia donations next week! can be left behind the front desk. Advent Reconciliation Services If you need to attend Reconciliation before Christmas but don’t have the time to stop by during scheduled Confession hours, then this service is for you! The UCC will be hosting a communal Reconciliation service where we’ll have a number of priests available to hear Confessions. This service will take place on Tuesday, December 4, at 7 p.m. There will be another communal service at St. Austin Parish on Tuesday, December 11, at 7 p.m. Prayer Intentions Please keep the following in your prayers -Ricardo Flores -Richard Gravois -Henry Baca, Fr. Jamie’s brother, who has been diagnosed with stage IV cancer Please let us know of any prayer requests so that we, as a community, may keep you in our prayers. Email all requests to Fr. Ed at Calling All Families! You are invited to join the UCC Religious Education program for an Advent Family Workshop on December 9th. We will have a crafts for children and fellowship for parents to celebrate the Advent season. We will meet in the basement following the 9am mass. We will also have a potluck brunch so bring something yummy to share. BoxTops for Education Way to go, UCC! Y'all have turned in 567 BoxTops! It's holiday time 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 dinner with snacks in between. Check out the list in the lobby next to the collection box. Mass for the Immaculate Conception, December 7 & 8 The UCC will be hosting two Masses for the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Friday, December 7, at 5:15 p.m., celebrated by Fr. Ed, and Saturday, December 8, at 11:30 a.m., celebrated by Fr. Dave Farnum. All are invited to celebrate this Holy Day of Obligation! UCC Winter Break Schedule Beginning on Sunday, December 16, the UCC will switch to Two Mass Sunday with Masses taking place at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. The UCC will be closed from December 20 to December 29, (which means no daily Mass or Confessions) but we will be open for Mass on Sunday, December 23, and also for a Christmas Eve Mass at 6:00 p.m. on December 24. We will return to our normal schedules beginning Sunday, January 13, 2013.

News and Announcements
SMCA Thrift Shoppe St. Michael’s Academy Thrift Shoppe, located at 5907 Burnet Road, is looking for volunteers willing to share their time and talent Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Help is especially needed on Saturdays. If interested in volunteering, please contact Theresa Prado at 512-323-2001 or Toni Van Gompel at 512-983-3736 for more information. Paulist Fathers Vocation Retreat If you are discerning the priesthood and a possible call to join the Paulist Fathers, the next Paulist Come and See Weekend is scheduled for February 1 - 3, 2013. This is a weekend discernment retreat held at the Paulist house of formation in Washington, DC. Contact, Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP, or Fr. Jamie Baca, CSP, at the University Catholic Center or Fr. René Constanza, CSP, at St. Austin Catholic Parish for more information. To learn more about vocations to the priesthood, religious life or diaconate, please visit the St. Austin vocation web page. Sarah’s Hope - Fertility and Recurrent Miscarriage Support 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 (rosary 6:45 p.m., discussion 7 p.m.) at the Vitae Clinic in Austin, located at 1600 W. 38th St., suite 115. Join us Nov. 7. Email or call (512) 736-7334 for more information! Hurricane Sandy Relief and Recovery Catholic Charities USA will be supporting the many dioceses in states hard hit by Hurricane Sandy. If you would like to donate to the hurricane Sandy relief fund go online to Busted Halo Check out the Busted Halo Show M-F, 6-9pm at Sirius 159/XM 117. Also check out!

Events at St. Austin
Adult Confirmation Preparation Starting in the spring semester, the UCC and St. Austin Parish will again offer a preparation series specifically for adults wishing to celebrate this sacrament. There will be an information session on Wednesday, December 5, 7:30 p.m. in the Mother Theresa Room. This will be an information session only - no need to bring or prepare anything - just show up! No advance registration is necessary! For more information beforehand, contact Michael Flahive at St. Austin at

Calendar for the Week of December 2 Monday, December 3 - St. Francis Xavier, priest * 12:05pm Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 12:30pm Reconciliation Reconciliation Chapel * 7:00pm Campus-Based Meeting St. Francis Room * 7:00pm RCIA Catacombs (Basement) * 7:00pm Social Justice Meeting Mother Teresa Room * 8:00pm CLFL Meeting Mother Teresa Room Tuesday, December 4 - Weekday of Advent * 12:30pm Daily Mass * 1:00pm Reconciliation * 7:00pm Advent Penance Service * 8:00pm Novena to the Virgin Mary Wednesday, December 5 - Weekday of Advent * 12:05pm Daily Mass * 12:35pm Carbos for Christ * 8:00pm STRONG Meeting * 8:00pm Novena to the Virgin Mary Thursday, December 6 - Weekday of Advent * 12:30pm Daily Mass * 7:00pm Via Bible Study * 7:00pm Novena to the Virgin Mary * 8:00pm Adoration Holy Spirit Chapel Reconciliation Chapel UCC St. Thomas More Library Holy Spirit Chapel Atrium St. Francis Room St. Thomas More Library Holy Spirit Chapel Mother Teresa Room St. Thomas More Library Holy Spirit Chapel

Our Gifts to God On Sunday, November 18 you donated: $ at the 9:00am Mass $ at the 11:30am Mass $ at the 5:00pm Mass $ at the 8:00pm Mass The total collection was $ More on contributing to the UCC? Call Elizabeth Lange. Internal Online Donations for November: $3,735 Pastor’s Wish List Would you like to help the UCC? Want to know exactly how your donation is being put to work? We invite you to sponsor one of our upcoming projects or make a special gift which enables us to improve the UCC in ways we would otherwise not be able: Wish List Carpet Replacement $11,500 Sponsorship Essential Technology Upgrades: $3,692.78 *Revised pursuant to additional software purchases deemed essential for compatibility.

Friday, December 7 - St. Ambrose, bishop, doctor of the Church * 12:05pm Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 5:15pm Immaculate Conception Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 8:00pm Novena to the Virgin Mary St. Thomas More Library Saturday, December 8 - Immaculate Conception of the BVM * UCC Closed * 11:30am Immaculate Conception Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 8:00pm Novena to the Virgin Mary St. Thomas More Library Sunday, December 9 - Second Sunday of Advent Masses at 9am, 11:30am, 5pm, and 8pm * * * * * * * * 8:00am 9:00am 10:30am 2:00pm 4:00pm 6:00pm 7:00pm 8:00pm Choir Rehearsal Children’s Liturgy Choir Rehearsal Polish Mass Choir Rehearsal Prism Meeting Choir Rehearsal Novena to the Virgin Mary Holy Spirit Chapel Mother Teresa Room Holy Spirit Chapel Holy Spirit Chapel Holy Spirit Chapel Mother Teresa Room Holy Spirit Chapel St. Thomas More Library

Weekly Reflection:
Jesus teaches us that we must place our hope in God’s divine mercy and have faith in his power to sustain us through all tribulations. How do you pray for and reply on God’s strength to overcome the “anxieties of daily life?” READINGS FOR THE WEEK 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 Gn 3:9-15,20; Eph 1:3-6,11-12; Lk 1:26-38 Bar 5:1-9; Phil 1:4-6,8-11; Lk 3:1-6

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Isaac Hecker Quote “Through these clouds which now obscure the Church the light of divine hope ought to pierce, enabling us to perceive a better and a brighter future, for this is what is in store for the Church and the world. That love which embraces at once the greatest glory of God and the highest happiness of man should outweigh all fear of misinterpretations, and urge one to make God’s hand clear to those who are willing to see, and point out to them the way to that happier and fairer future.” [The Church and the Age, 1887] Paulist Fathers’ Mission Statement We give the Word of God a voice in pulpits and print, on radio and television, on the Web and the wide screen. We search out those who have no church home, and welcome home those who have been away. We share the passion of St. Paul for unity in faith and solidarity in mission among all the baptized in the body of Christ. We build bridges of respect and collaboration with people of other world religions. We welcome people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds in our parish, city center and campus worshipping communities. The Gospel we preach calls for all the children of God to be treated with dignity and justice. We claim Isaac Hecker as our founder, the Holy Spirit as our primary guide, St. Paul as our patron and laity as our valued partners in mission. We are the Paulist Fathers. Missionaries to North America.

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