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Our Lady of Sorrows Church Christmas is the ultimate of God sharing with

us, we need to share with others. Instead of
From the Pastor’s Desk houses in Mexico, we will build a school in
Bangladesh in the Hill sections where there
My Dear People: are few any Muslims, but rather tribal people
desperately in need of an education.
It is the aim of the priests to know our 1352 Archbishop Marino, priest from our diocese,
parishioners. However, with so many assures me that the area is ripe for
families,and,with some families coming and conversion to Christianity and it is the
going in and out of the parish, it is difficult. schools run by the Catholic Church which are
The greatest help for me and the other the great instrument of conversion for them.
priests who come and go every two years is
the pictorial directory; and yet only 50% are The Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild has
in our 2008 directory. The only solution to been busy drawing little schools on
the problem is to ask for your help. If you are envelopes to hang on the Advent tree,
not in the pictorial directory, please submit a hoping that one of your Christmas gifts to
picture for a private booklet (office use only) Jesus would be to take an envelope and
which will be supplementary to our 2008 make a donation toward this worthy cause.
published directory. If you do not have a
picture please have it quickly snapped by Please submit a photo or have your picture
John Tighe who will be in front of the church taken next Sunday; think of Thanksgiving
next Sunday. The absolute best way for us spiritually before it gets here; and plan a
to connect faces with names is simply to spiritual Advent, which starts this month,
have everyone’s picture. We need this for November 29th.
sudden deaths and five other reasons. No
beauty contest, just identification. With prayers and blessings,
Fr. Muller
In about ten days we celebrate one of this
country’s greatest national holidays, ____________________________________
Thanksgiving. I see it as a religious holiday,
because THANKS to whom? The vast Chapel of our Savior
majority of this country believes in God; but The Chapel needs permanent Committed
we just don’t think of God enough on this Adorers for:
holiday. The origin of the feast started with Monday at 2:00 a.m. (to share hour)
pilgrims who were grateful to God for the Monday at 3:00 p.m. (to share hour)
land they discovered and hoped the natives Tuesday at 3:00 a.m.
here would share it with them. Friday at 3:00 a.m.
Our goal is to have at least two people on
Prepare now mentally as we approach each hour. These are the hours needed, but
Thanksgiving and make a list of all the things do select an hour that best fits your
with which we need to approach the Almighty schedule. Please call Ida Wilker at 879-7040
with endless gratitude. If we don’t prepare, or Mary Claire Brouillette at 871-2909. “Our
days ahead of time, it will come and go with communal worship at Mass must go together
only thoughts of family, turkey…and football! with our personal worship of Jesus in Eucharistic
adoration in order that our love may be
Three days after Thanksgiving we will complete.”- Pope John Paul II, Redeemer of
celebrate the first Sunday of Advent. The Man.
Church says: “Start preparing for the great
feast of Christmas four weeks in advance.”
Incidentally, our annual Advent tree will
appear the first Sunday of Advent. Since

Monday, November 16 Special Intention
Samuel Saporito
Michael Dubruiel
Tuesday, November 17 Jim Meehan High school youth group meets every
Colette Smith Sunday night from 7:00 p.m. until 8:45 p.m.
Mary Egan We start in the Parish Hall with dinner and
Wednesday, November 18 Donors to the OLS
School Foundation
then move to the FLC youth room for fun and
Anita Noto prayer. All high school students are invited.
Theresa Cusimano
Thursday, November 19 Jim Meehan We will be making a pilgrimage to the Shrine
Special Intention of Gary Weddington of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville
Ross Gagliano
Friday, November 20 Dr. Charles James
on Saturday, December 12, with the youth
Windy Johnson group from St. Francis Xavier. Check
Jeanette Wold upcoming bulletins for more information.
Saturday, November 21 Dr. Charles James PSR class for high school students meets
Special Intention of Angela Reynolds Sunday morning in the FLC youth rooms
Rosalie Alesci
Sunday, November 22 People of the Parish
from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Breakfast is
Pat Piazza provided. Please remember to bring your
Ely Nublat journal.

What are your God-given talents? Help them to grow Join us next Sunday, November 22, at 9:45
by sharing them with others. Discover the joy of a.m. in the Parish Hall. Our speaker will be
service in ministry. (Matthew 25:14-30). For priests, Marc James Ayer. His topic will be “Insights
deacons, brothers, and sisters, may they faithfully
serve others.
on Advent.”

Our Lady of Sorrows Singles Ministry is
proud to announce that our new ministry will
be enriching lives and souls of the elderly,
people with disabilities, single moms, single
dads and low income families. We will come
to your house and remove all unwanted
Mass Schedule for Thanksgiving Day is: items you would like to donate. We will come
6:30 a.m. with trucks, vans and people for removal of
7:45 a.m. clothes, shoes, appliances, furniture. We will
10:00 a.m. clean out attics, garages, back yards, front
____________________________________ yards, storage buildings, etc. We will also
clean up the mess afterwards. For more
The Flowers under the Divine Mercy are in information please contact Grace Troncalli at
loving memory of Anna and Lula Carpri. 323-3000 or 475-1237.

The Birmingham Division of the Ancient
Order of Hibernians is holding an
informational meeting at Our Lady of Sorrows toy to your Guild Meeting in November.
Assembly Hall on Thursday, November 19, at Additional information call Dolores Madden
7.00 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. The at 868-1408
Hibernians is the largest Irish Catholic _______________________________________
organization in the country. It is a men's
charitable and fraternal organization with Attention Altar Sodality Members:
membership throughout the U.S. The group's God Bless all of you who cooked, packed
motto and primary mission is to promote and delivered food and goodies to our
"Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity." Sodality shut-ins. Each of you played an
Membership is available to males over the important part in making it a special day.
age of 16 who are Roman Catholic and Irish Thank you.–Josephine Tortorici and Fran
by descent or birth. Please contact Dan Ross Robertson.
Murphy at for more _______________________________________
_______________________________________ THANK YOU
Many thanks for all the artists and craftsmen
The Churches of Homewood will celebrate who participated in last week’s Art Show. It
their annual community Thanksgiving was a wonderful turnout supporting our
worship service at Dawson Memorial Baptist Parish. God Bless You.– Fran Ross
Church on Sunday evening, November 22, at Robertson.
6:00 p.m. All are invited.
Attention all Mom’s of pre-teen girls ages
Please remember to bring extra canned 11-13–Please join us for an exciting twelve-
goods and non perishable items for our food week mother/daughter Bible Study on
baskets for the months of November and “Beautiful Girlhood.” Young girls are
December, in the spirit of Thanksgiving and bombarded with messages from our culture
Christmas, to help with families who are in and media which are in direct opposition to
need of food. All food goes to the Catholic the ideals we are striving to instill as
Center of Concern for distribution. Christian parents. Set aside some special
_______________________________________ time with your daughter to encourage her in
her relationships, handling our emotions,
Our Lady of Peace Guild is having their guarding the tongue, character, and
Christmas Party on Wednesday, December modesty, relationships with boys, true beauty
2, at 11:30 a.m. at The Botanical Gardens. and manners. We will meet on Sundays right
The cost is $20.00. If you have not already after PSR from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the
made your reservations and would like to youth room of the Family Life Center
come please call Josephine D’Amico at 822- beginning Sunday, November 22. Bring a
6319 no later than November 20. sack lunch. Cost is $25.00 for materials. To
_______________________________________ register, please contact Laney Gagnon at
980-1833 or
The Christmas Party for St. Ann’s Guild
will be Wednesday, December 2, at 10:30
a.m. in the Family Life Center. Dancer,
Cupid, Vixen and Blitzen will be stopping by.
If you have not made a reservation, please
do so by Thursday, November 19. Call
Claudia Tombrello at 967-9971 or Martha
Masucci at 871-1094.
MEMBERS. Please do not forget to bring a