Third Sunday of Easter April 6, 2008

You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.
— Acts 2:28

University Catholic Center
TODAY IS MATCHING GIFT SUNDAY! Your contribution will be matched by generous benefactors. We’re looking forward to another successful Matching Gift Sunday. Thank you for your stewardship.
Thank you to all those who donated flowers and palms for all the Triduum and Easter services. Those remembered were: Walter Lobo Joseph Paul Montiel Servando H & Amelia G Gonzales Ben Grieg May they rest in the promise of new life with the Risen Lord.

A Future Brighter Than Any Past Campaign Update
As many of you know, we have been involved with a project that touches all of us -- A FUTURE BRIGHTER THAN ANY PAST: The Campaign for the Paulist Fathers. The Paulist Fathers have served in Austin for 100 years. This important capital campaign will benefit important Paulist ministries across North America such as: Reconciliation Ministries: Reaching out to those who have left the church, letting them know we miss them and want them to return; Evangelization Ministries: Reaching out to those who have no church and sharing the Good News of the Gospel; and Communication Ministries: Using every available means of communications to share the Word of God. Additionally, funds from this campaign will support the education of Paulist seminarians and senior Paulists in retirement. Our local goal from the UCC faith community in Austin is $300,000. Twenty percent of this money will be returned here to the UCC for our own local ministry needs. In the coming weeks you will receive a lot of information about this capital campaign. I encourage you to prayerfully consider making a pledge before Commitment Sunday on April 20. Thank you from the bottom of my heart – Father Dave Farnum, CSP

Record 29 Couples Complete March ’08 Marriage Prep. As always, UCC students, resident community members and staff were vital to success. Registration/hospitality/ food: Betty/Ricardo Flores, Anne Phipps/ Mike Cannatti, Dena/Denis Kohl, Elizete Pereira/Jose Neto, Amelia Perry & Nate Erickson, Kathy Hackett/Tom Johnson, Jennifer Shields, Jackie Kraal, Janice Jackson, Samantha Abernathy and Karen/Sam Mihalik. Presenters: Mary Lea McAnally/Britt Pasloske, Sara/Tom Lucas, Aida/JP Regalado, Sondra/Andy Marks, Anne/Steve Gilbert, Kelsey/Ben Byron, and Phyllis/Dr. Lob Exline. Music: Scott Vanderpool, Cay An Cole, Maricar Reyes, Amanda Longoria and Marlou Macaraeg. Thanks, also: Beth Boren, Vanessa Mena, Brandon Kraft, Mu Epsilon Theta Sorority, Michelle Goodwin, Mike Haggarty/Thundercloud Subs, The Chippery/Dobie Mall, John Blazier/ Blazier Christensen Bigelow & Virr, Frs. Frank Zlotkowski and Dave Farnum, and Dorothy/Deacon John De La Garza

Our Gifts to God
$4,500 $4,000 $3,500 $3,000 $2,500 $2,000 $1,500 $1,000 $500 $0 2/24 3/2 3/9 3/16 3/23 3/30 $2,477 $3,079 $2,286 $1,750

$4,055

$3,803

READINGS FOR THE WEEK 
 

Mon: Tues: Wed: Thurs: Fri: Sat: Sun:

Acts 6:8-15; Jn 6:22-29 Acts 7:51 — 8:1a; Jn 6:30-35 Acts 8:1b-8; Jn 6:35-40 Acts 8:26-40; Jn 6:44-51 Acts 9:1-20; Jn 6:52-59 Acts 9:31-42; Jn 6:60-69 Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 23; 1 Pt 2:20b-25; Jn 10:1-10

Mission Trip Opportunity! Opportunity To Serve! Are you looking for a meaningful way to start your summer? Come to an informational meeting Tuesday April 8, 7 pm in the St Francis room. See how you can participate in mission work this summer. We will be taking a group to Slidell, Louisiana to serve hurricane Katrina victims by helping rebuild their homes and their lives from Monday May 19- Saturday May 24. The cost of the trip is $200. For an application and further information check the front desk. The UCC will be hosting a men’s/women's’ retreat Friday, April 18 through Saturday, 19 called "Created in God's Image: Male & Female He Created Them." The retreat will consist of separate sessions for the men and women focusing on men and women's spirituality and will include shared meals, liturgy and song. There are information sheets available at the front desk for those interested in attending. Compass Bible Study! Meeting on Thursday nights from 7-8 pm in the Mother Teresa Room, Compass is a fun and laid-back way to read scripture and get a little more out of Mass. Every week we spend an hour discussing the next Sunday’s readings and sharing our faith. We are student run, student led, and totally low time commitment, so drop by whenever you can. Come hang out with us this Thursday! Fr. Hecker Quote of the Week:. The Kingdom of heaven is brought about not by the alteration of one’s circumstances, but of one’s self. Carbos for Christ All are invited for food and fellowship at 12:30 pm on Wednesdays in the Atrium. $3.00 suggested donation. This is such a wonderful meal, it was written up in the Daily Texan! You don’t want to miss out.
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Class of 2008 Luncheon Calling the Class of 2008! Mark you calendars for the UCC’s Senior Luncheon, also known as “The Last Supper.” Come and celebrate this landmark occasion with your Catholic Center community on Sunday April 20, at 1:00 pm in the Library. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Vanessa at vanessa@utcatholic.org. Please RSVP by Friday, April 18th. Juniors, we’re looking for volunteers for the Senior Luncheon. Contact Vanessa at vanessa@utcatholic.org if you’re interested in helping out. University Catholic Center Day of Service Saturday, May 3, 2008 Join your University Catholic Center family for a day of service in celebration of 100 wonderful years of Catholic Campus Ministry at UT. We will be hosting a community service project at the Mary House Catholic Worker and hope that you will join us in celebration by serving those most in need. For more details, visit: www.utcatholic.org/anniversary.php. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Vanessa at vanessa@utcatholic.org . Catholicism 101! Catholicism 101 meets to study the sacraments and how we celebrate our Catholic faith. Everyone is welcome to join us on Tuesday nights at 7 pm in the St. Mark's Room. For more info contact Kraft at kraft@utcatholic.org . Guys--you want to exercise your spiritual muscle? All men are invited to join us as we look at what it means to be Men of Virtue on Wednesdays at 7 pm in the St Matthew Room. As Men of Virtue, we're called not just to do the "right thing" but to really develop an attitude of the Gospels. What? You're not perfect yet? Good. Come and work out with us. Men of Virtue, Wednesdays, 7 pm St. Matthew Room.

UCC FUNCTIONS FOR THIS WEEK

Week of April 6, 2008
Monday April 7 ∗ 12:05 pm Mass ∗ 6:30 pm Social Justice ∗ 7 pm RCIA ∗ 7 pm MET ∗ 8 pm CLFL Tuesday April 8 ∗ 12:30 pm Mass ∗ 7 pm UGAP ∗ 7 pm Catholicism 101 Wednesday April 9 ∗ 12:05 pm Mass ∗ 6:30 pm CDA ∗ 7 pm STRONG Officers ∗ 7 pm Men of Virtue (MOV) ∗ 8 pm STRONG Thursday April 10 ∗ 12:30 pm Mass ∗ 7 pm Compass ∗ 8 pm Adoration Friday April 11 ∗ 12:05 am Mass ∗ 6 pm KCSA ∗ 7 pm LA-44 4th Day Saturday April 12 ∗ 5 pm CDA Retreat ∗ 6 pm CDA HSC MT BSMT SMk MT HSC MT SMk HSC MT SMk SMt SF HSC MT HSC HSC MT BSMT BSMT KT

Sunday April 13 4th Sunday of Easter ∗ 9 am RE Classes MT, SF SMt; SMk, BSMT; STML * 4 pm WOG MT ∗ 6 pm MET SF ∗ 7 pm RCIA Dismissal MT

The scriptures have been opened to you. Is your heart on fire to learn them? What can you do to feed that fire and take up that learning? University Graduate Students & Professionals UGAP is a group of postcollege age people who share and live the love of Christ in community through worship, faith formation, social service, spiritual development and fellowship. We meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm in the Mother Teresa Room.