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Easter Sunday

March 23, 2008


When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.
— Colossians 3:4

University Catholic Center

Over Spring Break, 25 UCC members trav- Vocational Discernment House for Men
eled to Cuidad Romero, a rural village in El Young Catholic men who are interested in the priesthood are
Salvador, as a delegation of the Foundation invited to consider living in the Borromeo House in Aus-
for Self Sufficiency in Central America. The tin. Some rooms will be available beginning in August for the
UCC delegates ate in the homes of commu- 2008-2009 academic year. The Borromeo House is a
nity members who had fled the violence of the Salvadoran place where young men who are discerning the priesthood
civil war during the 1980s, and had witnessed horrific torture can live and pray while attending local colleges or working. It
and killings. The refugees spent ten years together in Hondu- is located near the campus of the University of Texas in Aus-
ras and Panama before returning to El Salvador where they tin. It is sponsored by the Diocese of Austin. The house was
organized their communities to create a Zone of Peace and made available through the Our Faith Our Legacy campaign,
address their own most pressing socioeconomic needs through and its operation is primarily funded by the Catholic Services
an organization called La Coordinadora. The delegates bore Appeal. Residents pay monthly rent and share in house du-
witness to these stories of pain and joy and shared their own ties. For information, contact Fr. Mike Sis, Vocation Di-
lives with the community as well. Delegates participated in rector, at 512-697-2005, or fr-mike-sis@austindiocese.org
solidarity work, working alongside the Salvadoran people in
the projects in which they were engaged, including reforesta-
Father Bob Scott’s Updated Contact Information
tion of the coastline and fortification of housing destroyed by
For any of you who would like to get in touch with Fr. Bob
Hurricane Mitch.
Scott, here is his contact information:
During the last days of the experience, the delegates traveled
to San Salvador to learn more about the courageous Church Fr. Bob Scott, CSP
leaders that had given their lives for speaking out against the Pastor
violence of the civil war. Jose "Chencho" Alas, a former Sal- St. Paul the Apostle Parish
vadoran priest, shared personal stories of his friendship with PO Box 8019
Archbishop Oscar Romero and accompanied the delegates in Horseshoe Bay, TX 78657-8019
their pilgrimage to visit Romero's home and the altar upon 830-598-8342
which he was martyred, as well as the university where six frbob@tstar.net
Jesuit priests were martyred. Throughout the experience, dele-
gates reflected upon the prophetic words and life of Oscar Ro-
mero and the country he inspired. It was a life-changing
Our Gifts to God
experience for all who participated!
$4,500
$4,055
Mark your calendars for our next Matching Gift Sunday on
$4,000
Sunday, April 6, 2008! Your contribution will be matched by
generous benefactors. We’re looking forward to another suc- $3,500
$3,051 $3,079
cessful Matching Gift Sunday
$3,000
$2,473 $2,477
$2,500 $2,286
READINGS FOR THE WEEK  $2,000
 

Mon: Acts 2:14, 22-33; Mt 28:8-15 $1,500


Tues: Acts 2:36-41; Jn 20:11-18
Wed: Acts 3:1-10; Lk 24:13-35 $1,000
Thurs: Acts 3:11-26; Lk 24:35-48 $500
Fri: Acts 4:1-12; Jn 21:1-14
Sat: Acts 4:13-21; Mk 16:9-15 $0
Sun: Acts 2:42-47; Ps 118; 1 Pt 1:3-9; Jn 20:19-31 2/10 2/17 2/24 3/2 3/9 3/16
Hey Resident Community! Want to Fr. Hecker Quote of the
UCC FUNCTIONS FOR
stay informed about the events at the Week:. People misinterpret THIS WEEK
UCC between Sundays? Join our resi- when they look for solutions
dent community email listserve by in a new coming of Christ. Week of March 23, 2008
sending your name and email address Christ has come. Christ is here now
to Vanessa at vanessa@utcatholic.org. upon the earth. Christ abides with us •Monday Mar. 24
according to his word. ∗ 12:05 pm Mass HSC
∗ 6:30 pm Social Justice MT
∗ 7 pm RCIA BSMT
How do your Lenten ∗ 7 pm MET SMk
sacrifices help you to
Tuesday Mar. 25
rejoice in the glory of the
∗ 12:30 pm Mass HSC
risen Lord? How do they
∗ 7 pm Confirmation BSMT
help you focus on the Lord in daily
∗ 7 pm UGAP MT
life?
∗ 7 pm Mission Trip prelims SF
∗ 7 pm Catholicism 101 SMk
Fatima & Lourdes Wednesday Mar. 26
Pilgrimage ∗ 12:05 pm Mass HSC
8 Days; May 7-14, 2008 ∗ 7 pm STRONG Officers SMk
Hosted by Fr. Matt Iwuji ∗ 7 pm Men of Virtue (MOV) SMt
UCC Marriage In 2008 Lourdes will celebrate the ∗ 8 pm STRONG SF
Prep Workshop 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Thursday Mar. 27
The Spring UCC Marriage Preparation the Beautiful Lady who introduced ∗ 12:30 pm Mass HSC
Workshop will be held March 28-29. herself with the words: “I am ∗ 7 pm Lone Star Awakeniung SF, KT
Volunteers are needed for hospitality Immaculate Conception.“ I invite you ∗ 7 pm Compass MT
and food preparation (lasagnas, salad to join me and other Catholics on a 8 ∗ 8 pm Adoration HSC
and bread for Friday evening dinner day Pilgrimage to Lourdes and Fatima, Friday Mar. 28
and continental breakfast items, along May 7-14. We need 5 more people who ∗ 12:05 am Mass HSC
with juice and fruit for Saturday really want to go. I pray you will
∗ 5 pm Marriage Prep Weekend
morning). A sign-up sheet can be consider joining us at this historic time, Whole facility
found at the front desk. Welcoming in these most Sacred Places, and be ∗ 8 pm Lone Star Awakening BSMT
letters for the participating couples renewed in Catholic faith; in True
from “established” married couples are Hope; and in authentic Love of Our Saturday Mar. 28
also needed. To assist, please contact Blessed Mother. Please call Sacred ∗ 8 am Marriage Prep Weekend Whole
Dorothy and Deacon John De La Heart Church office at 512-926-2552 Building
Garza at john@utcatholic.org. for more details. I look forward to a Sunday Mar. 29
great pilgrimage with you. —Fr. Matt Regular Mass Times
Iwuji ∗ 9 am RE Classes MT, SF
Compass Bible Study! SMt; SMk, BSMT; STML
Meeting on Thursday nights * 4 pm WOG MT
from 7-8 pm in the Mother Catholicism 101! ∗ 6 pm MET SF
Teresa Room, Compass is a fun and Catholicism 101 meets to study the ∗ 7 pm RCIA Dismissal MT
laid-back way to read scripture and get sacraments and how we celebrate our
a little more out of Mass. Every week Catholic faith. Everyone is welcome to
we spend an hour discussing the next join us on Tuesday nights at 7 pm in
Sunday’s readings and sharing our the St. Mark's Room. For more info
faith. We are student run, student led, contact Kraft at kraft@utcatholic.org . Guys--you want to exercise your
and totally low time commitment, so spiritual muscle?
drop by whenever you can. Come hang All men are invited to join us as we
out with us this Thursday! University Graduate look at what it means to be Men of
Students & Professionals Virtue on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the
Carbos for Christ UGAP is a group of post- St Matthew Room. As Men of Virtue,
All are invited for food and college age people who share and live we're called not just to do the "right
fellowship at 12:30 pm on the love of Christ in community thing" but to really develop an attitude
Wednesdays in the Atrium. $3.00 sug- through worship, faith formation, social of the Gospels. What? You're not
gested donation. This is such a wonder- service, spiritual development and perfect yet? Good. Come and work out
ful meal, it was written up in the Daily fellowship. We meet on Tuesdays at 7 with us. Men of Virtue, Wednesdays, 7
Texan! You don’t want to miss out. pm in the Mother Teresa Room. pm St. Matthew Room.