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University

C at h o l i c
Center
2010 University Ave. | Austin, TX 78705
Phone: 512.476.7351 | Fax: 512.476.7377
www.utcatholic.org

Close to Campus, Close to Christ


Office Hours

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday Mass
9:00 am

11:30 am

5:00 pm

8:00 pm

Daily Mass

MWF 12:05 pm TTh 12:30 pm


In the Holy Spirit Chapel

For alternative Mass times at St. Austins see page 3 

Reconciliation

Monday 12:30 pm Tuesday 1:00 pm


Or by appointment
Adoration

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


In the Blessed Sacrament Chapel

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Other sacraments
Baptism or Marriage
Fr. Ed | frednowak@utcatholic.org
Fr. Jamie | frjamie@utcatholic.org

February 28, 2016 | 3Rd Sunday of Lent

Repent, says the Lord; the kingdom of heaven is at hand.


Matthew 4:17
Your Ministry Team

A ministry of the Paulist Fathers

Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP


Director
frednowak@utcatholic.org

Fr. Jamie Baca, CSP


Associate Director
frjamie@utcatholic.org

Marti Salas
Campus Minister
marti@utcatholic.org

Br. Rob Clark, FMS


Campus Minister
brrob@utcatholic.org

Elizabeth Bertrand
Director of Development
elizabethb@utcatholic.org

Carol Filip
Development Associate
carol@utcatholic.org

Danielle Castillo
Business Manager
danielle@utcatholic.org

Matthew Anderson
Administrative Assistant
matthewa@utcatholic.org

Joseph Gonzales
Sunday Sacristan
joseph@utcatholic.org

Natalie Ross
Sunday Sacristan
natalie@utcatholic.org

Confirmation
Marti Salas | marti@utcatholic.org
Becoming Catholic
Marti Salas | marti@utcatholic.org
Marriage Prep Workshop
Brandon Kraft | public@brandonkraft.com
Religious Education
Julie Ulrich | re@utcatholic.org

Monthly e-newsletter

Christina Sanchez
Team Leader
tina@utcatholic.org
Margaret Beasley
Missionary
margaret@utcatholic.org

In fellowship with

Erin Scanlan
Missionary
erin@utcatholic.org

Geoffrey Calvert
Missionary
geoffrey@utcatholic.org
David Driskill
Missionary
david@utcatholic.org

Our mission 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.

February 28, 2016

3rd Sunday of Lent


Weekly Readings

UCC News & Events


There will be an Ice Cream Social hosted by
FOCUS Greek for men and women involved
in Greek chapters at the University of Texas
TONIGHT, February 28, following the 8:00
pm Mass! Come hang out with other Greek
Catholics and join in fellowship! There will be free Tiffs Treats for
the chapter with the most attendees!
Apply for longhorn awakening 60!

Longhorn Awakening is a weekend retreat


for students who want to grow in faith and
fellowship alongside other young adult
Christians.
When: April 1-3
Where: Eagles Wings Retreat Center in
Burnet, TX (just outside Austindont
worry, we carpool!).

Registration is open from February 19March 19.


A $55 fee is required to attend, which will cover sleeping
accommodations, food for the entire weekend, and a t-shirt.
To learn more, or to apply, please visit utcatholic.org/awakening.
If you have any questions, please email Nikki Dulay and Paige
Christensen at awakening@utcatholic.org. Hope to see you there!
Summaries of catholic teaching Mondays

This comprehensive introduction to Catholic


doctrine is FREE to attend and will meet
every Monday in the St. Thomas More
Library on the 2nd floor from 7:00-8:00
pm. You may attend any topic that
interests you! Brochures with overviews of
the topics to be presented are available at any time in the UCC
atrium or at the front desk. Learn more and RSVP on our Facebook
page: Summaries of Catholic Teaching.
CARBOS FOR CHRIST Wednesdays, 12:35 pm

Join us for lunch and fellowship in the UCC


Atrium every Wednesday at 12:35 pm. Cost is
free, but freewill offerings are happily accepted.
Come to the 12:05 Mass beforehand and feed your
soul as well as your body!

God created us to be in in relationship with him, like the fig tree in


the Gospel, with our faces and arms turned toward God. Only
with Christ are we able to bear fruit. What distracts me and causes
me to turn in on myself rather than turn toward God? Where do I
need Christ in order to bear fruit?

Weekly Readings

Calling all Greeks at UT! Event TONIGHT

MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

2 Kgs 5:1-15ab; Lk 4:24-30


Dn 3:25,34-43; Mt 18:21-35
Dt 4:1,5-9; Mt 5:17-19
Jer 7:23-28; Lk 11:14-23
Hos 14:2-10; Mk 12:28-34
Hos 6:1-6; Lk 18:9-14
Jos 5:9a,10-12; 2 Cor 5:17-21;
Lk 15:1-3,11-32

Our Gifts to God


COLLECTION TOTALS
Sunday, February 14: $1,718.30
Sunday, February 21: $2,426.03
JANUARY ELECTRONIC GIVING
Living Faith Society: $9,556.00
$20 for $20k:
$575.00
Tithe/Mail-in:
$5,559.63
Black Bag:
$915.80
Weekly Expenses approx. $11,000;
Building Debt: $36,908.00

UCC Lenten Almsgiving

One of the disciplines of Lent is almsgiving,


which means donating money or goods to the poor
and performing other acts of charity.

Any gift you make to our ministry will help us bring the light of
Christ to more students at UT. Want to make a difference?
Contact Elizabeth Bertrand at: elizabethb@utcatholic.org

50 New Monthly Donors ($50/month)


The dates of the MENS VOCATION PILGRIMAGE
New Carpet & Installation ($11,500)
(alternative Spring Break) have been changed to May 17 Carbos for Christ weekly spaghetti lunch ($100)
-25. The pilgrimage is for undergraduate men from the
Semester of ministry activities for one student ($250)
UCC who would like to live with and serve alongside
Speaker Series event ($500)
Religious Priests and Brothers in NYC. If interested,
please see Brother Rob (brrob@utcatholic.org)!
Forget your checkbook & have no cash?
Date change mens vocation pilgrimage

Busted Halo

Check out the Busted Halo Show, M-F,


6-9 pm on Sirius XM channel 129. Also
check out bustedhalo.com!

You can securely donate to the UCC by


scanning the QR Code with your phone.
Thank you for your stewardship!

February 28, 2016

3rd Sunday of Lent

Week At A Glance
| Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent
Mass
Holy Spirit Chapel
Reconciliation
St. Paul Reconciliation Chapel
Catholic Teaching
St. Thomas More Library
Tuesday, MAR 1 | Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Lent
12:30 pm
Mass
Holy Spirit Chapel
1:00 pm
Reconciliation
St. Paul Reconciliation Chapel
Wednesday, MAR 2 | Wednesday of the 3rd Week of Lent
12:05 pm
Mass
Holy Spirit Chapel
12:30 pm
Carbos (FREE Lunch) Atrium
7:00 pm
RCIA
St. Thomas More Library
Thursday, MAR 3 | Thursday of the 3rd Week of Lent
12:30 pm
Mass
Holy Spirit Chapel
8:00 pm
Communal Adoration Holy Spirit Chapel
Friday, MAR 4 | Friday of the 3rd Week of Lent
12:05 pm
Mass
Holy Spirit Chapel
7:00 pm
UGAP Rosary
Blessed Sacrament Chapel
Monday, FEB 29

12:05 pm
12:30 pm
7:00 pm

A Word from Our Ministry Team


UCC Financial update

Thank you to all who support our ministry


through your prayer and donations of time and
treasure. Our midyear financial report is available
online and in our bulletin today. As you can see
on the report, we have a net income of $67,402.
While this number is good it is also necessary to
offset the budgeted negative $43,000 in our third
quarter. Because of the timing of our non-recurring income our
third quarter has traditionally been our negative income quarter.
So it is important that we began our third quarter with the necessary funds to cover our projected expenses.

Overall, we are coming closer to reaching our goals of building up


our savings to cover at least three months of our expenses as well
as slowly setting money aside for future building improvements
and decreasing our building debt. Thanks to your support we have
been able to achieve all this while increasing the staffing and
ministry opportunities here at the UCC.

St. Austin Parish


2026 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78705 512.477.9471
Mass Times
Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:30 am | 9:00 am | 11:30 am| 5:30 pm
Daily MonFri 8:00 am | Mon-Thu 5:20 pm
Reconciliation
Saturday 3:30-4:30 pm or by appointment

Lent at UCC & St. Austin


Stations of the cross and Soup suppers

Please join us for Stations of the Cross and our


annual Soup Suppers every Friday this Lent!
Stations begin at 6:00 pm at St. Austin
Parish. Soup Suppers follow at 6:30 pm in
St. Austins Hecker Hall. This is a great way to
spend time in prayer with God and spend time in
fellowship with other parishioners.

Outdoor stations of the cross March 4, 1 pm

Join the UCC for outdoor Stations of the Cross on the UT campus,
beginning at 1:00 pm, Friday, March 4. Meet at the Littlefield
Fountain at 21st and University. We will pray around campus and
take turns carrying a cross.

Other Featured News and Events


Catholic services appeal (CSA) update

As of February 1, 2016, UCC


parishioners have pledged
$5,606.00 to the CSA, which is
97% of our goal of $5,800.
Parishioners have paid $5,076.00 to the CSA, which is about 90%
of the total amount pledged. Thank you all!
business owners & generous parishioners

Michael Casas will be setting up advertising


sponsorships for our weekly bulletin the week of
February 29th. Please consider advertising in our
bulletin. Advertisements can be purchased for a
At the bottom of the report you will notice that the difference
business, or sponsor ads can be purchased
between our regular monthly income and our regular monthly
supporting community service organizations such as emergency
expenses is about $27,000. That large difference per month is
made up by our extra fundraising activities. This is why events such pregnancy counseling or the battered womens shelter. We need
and appreciate your help.
as Matching Gift Weekend and our fundraising dinner are so
important, as is our continued outreach to alumni and friends of
If you would like more information, please call Michael directly at
the UCC. Even so, our hope is to increase our regular dependable (800) 950-9952 ext. 2563. Thank you for your generous support,
income so that we can be on a more secure financial base to meet
and please patronize our advertisers!
our regular monthly expenses. Of course we would greatly
appreciate your assistance in helping us towards that goal and
Prayer Intentions
connecting us with others who desire to support our ministry. If
Please pray for:

you are able to increase your monthly gifts by any


Olga Milk
amount it will help us get closer to achieving that goal.
Pope Francis & Bishop Joe
Fr. Pat Hensy, CSP
Again, thank you for all of your generous support of our ministry
Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP
here at the University Catholic Center.
Diane Key
Ann Byrd
Denali Huff
Bishop Joes Father
Fr. Ed Nowak, CSP
Richard Gravois
Terry Long
Director