University Catholic Center

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

Second Sunday of Advent
December 9, 2012
“Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. Every valley shall be filled and every mountain and hill be made low. The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all shall see the salvation of God.” - Luke 3:4-6 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 9, 2012
UCC Happenings
Decorating for Christmas Do you like to decorate? Then you should help us decorate the UCC for the Christmas season! We’ll start after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, December 16, most likely at around 11:45 a.m. If you can’t stay to help but want to contribute, please donate some poinsettias to help make our Chapel look even better! All poinsettia donations can be left behind the front desk. Catholic Services Appeal: Update As of Tuesday, December 4, here are our totals for the Catholic Services Appeal campaign: 7 gifts for $700. Our goal for the UCC this year is 27 gifts and a total of $4,550. There’s still plenty of time left for you to help us reach our goal! Donate before the end of the month and all donations will be counted towards our final numbers. Remember, if we reach our goal, the Diocese will give the UCC $75,000, money which would be put to very good use! Envelopes for this appeal can be found at the front desk. 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 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. UCC Winter Break Schedule Beginning on Sunday, December 16 (TODAY), 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 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. November 18 Collection Totals Last week, we had a slight oversight and forgot to put in the numbers for the November 18 collection. Here they are: 9:00 a.m Mass - $363.85 11:30 a.m. Mass - $585.33 5:00 p.m. Mass - $611.65 8:00 p.m. Mass - $769.82 Total - $2,330.65

2nd Sunday of Advent
Christmas Pageant The UCC will be celebrating at the 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass with a Nativity Pageant. Participants of all ages are welcome! Costumes are available and no experience is needed. We will hold an organizing meeting Dec.16th and a rehearsal Dec. 23rd, both following the 10:30 a.m. Mass. For more information, contact Julie Ulrich at

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! Busted Halo Check out the Busted Halo Show M-F, 6-9pm at Sirius 159/XM 117. Also check out!

Events at St. Austin
Tasting Advent Advent is for preparing and anticipating in our daily lives the gift of God’s love in Christ, which is a gift that is already available to us. The Kingdom of God is in our midst now, today, and always. That is certainly something worth celebrating. St. Austin is bringing back it’s Advent podcast series, with a new podcast every Monday - Friday of Advent! We encourage you to check out this great opportunity for reflection and meditation. Just visit

Calendar for the Week of December 9 Monday, December 10 - Weekday of Advent * 12:05pm Daily Mass * 12:30pm Reconciliation * 7:00pm Campus-Based Meeting * 7:00pm RCIA * 7:00pm Social Justice Meeting * 8:00pm CLFL Meeting Tuesday, December 11 - Weekday of Advent * 12:30pm Daily Mass * 1:00pm Reconciliation Holy Spirit Chapel Reconciliation Chapel St. Francis Room Catacombs (Basement) Mother Teresa Room Mother Teresa Room

Our Gifts to God On Sunday, November 25 you donated: $88.83 at the 9:00am Mass $313.26 at the 11:30am Mass $206.28 at the 5:00pm Mass $658.07 at the 8:00pm Mass The total collection was $1,266.44 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

Holy Spirit Chapel Reconciliation Chapel

Wednesday, December 12 - Our Lady of Guadalupe * 12:05pm Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 8:00pm STRONG Meeting St. Francis Room

Thursday, December 13 - St. Lucy, virgin, martyr * 12:30pm Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel * 7:00pm Via Bible Study Mother Teresa Room * 8:00pm Adoration Holy Spirit Chapel Friday, December 14 - St. John of the Cross, priest, doctor of the Church * 12:05pm Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel

Sponsorship Essential Technology Upgrades: $3,692.78

Saturday, December 15 - Weekday of Advent * UCC Closed

Weekly Reflection: In today’s Gospel, we meet John the Baptist, the voice of the “one crying in the desert.” His message reminds us of our own baptism into Christ’s life and the Church. How does our Catholic faith help us to “prepare the way of the Lord” into our hearts and lives?

Sunday, December 16 - Third Sunday of Advent Masses at 10:30 a.m. and 8 p.m. * 9:30am * 10:45am * 7:00pm Choir Rehearsal Christmas Decorating Party Choir Rehearsal Holy Spirit Chapel UCC Holy Spirit Chapel Mon: Tue: Wed: Thur: Fri: Sat: Sun:

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Is 35:1-10; Lk 5:17-26 Is 40:1-11; Mt 18:12-14 Zec 2:14-17; Lk 1:26-38 Is 41:13-20; Mt 11:11-15 Is 48:17-19; Mt 11:16-19 Sir 48:1-4,9-11; Mt 17:10-13 Zep 3:14-18a; Phil 4:4-7; Lk 3:10-18

Isaac Hecker Quote “What will not this young nation accomplish for religion, when the energies which are now spent in her steamships, railroads & vast commercial enterprises, are enkindled by the Catholic faith into a religious enthusiasm!” [“The Present and Future Prospects of the Catholic Faith in the United States of North America,” December 1857–January 1858]

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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