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From the Pastor’s Desk of gratitude for the innumerable blessings of

life on this earth.
My Dear People:
OLS is proud that 85% of the committed
The coming feast of the Assumption, is the adorers belong to OLS. Fifteen percent
16th anniversary of Perpetual Adoration at come from around the city. We are grateful
OLS. We commemorate this with extreme to them too.
gratitude. It is also a time we give gratitude
to the 328 committed adorers who take most We are thanking our people at the Vigil Mass
seriously the responsibility of their committed of the Assumption with the special Mass for
hour. them and a meal of appreciation. However,
the real thanks goes to Jesus for being with
I told Archbishop Lipscomb about the up us so closely in the Eucharist, listening to us
coming celebration of the anniversary of and blessing us beyond measure.
Perpetual Adoration and the dinner we give
as a token of appreciation for those 320 With prayers and blessings,
saints. He said he went into a parish in Father Muller
Mobile one night where they had “perpetual
adoration” and no one was there for 1 ½
hours. So he closed it down. I have never
been in the chapel, no matter what time of
day or night, without those dear friends of MASS INTENTIONS
Jesus with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Monday, August 11 Anna Szurek
Samuel Saporito
I wanted the names of the committed adorers Tuesday, August 12 Nina Brincat
Ann Wos
in the bulletin because they are essential to Wednesday, August 13 Special Intention
Perpetual Adoration in the Chapel. I Josephine Sicola
frequently thank them personally especially Thursday, August 14 Special Int. of Mary Jane Dorn
the nocturnal ones. How often I get the Josephine C. Salerno
response from them: “Oh, I am the one who Friday, August 15 Clifford Farrell
Charles Woods
receives so much from this” Martha Dazzio Saturday, August 16 Donors to Our Lady of
said as others have said that their hour in the Sorrows School Foundation
chapel was the best hour of the week. Some Phania Carbonie
admit being spiritually selfish and want to be Sunday August 17 Special Int. of Don Robinson
there alone with Jesus, as if Jesus’ attention People of the Parish
Veronica McDevitt
is divided three ways if three people are
Generally speaking, OLS is a most ASSUMPTION
successful parish and the thought occurs to MASS SCHEDULE
me. Who runs the parish? Me? Not really! August 14th, Thursday
Susan Sertell? No, again. I am convinced Vigil at 6:00 p.m.
that the successful part of OLS parish is run
by Jesus in the Eucharist. August 15th, Masses are:
6:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 12 Noon,
There are endless people who come to the and 6:00 p.m.
chapel at all hours of the day and night and it
is like going up the mountain of the
transfiguration to feel the extra closeness to
Jesus with all of our problems, and thoughts
We invite children ages There is on-going need for the following items for
7 to 12 to join OLS the guests at the First Light Shelter:
Children’s Choir. small bottles of shampoo, conditioner, lotion.
Choir practice is on Tooth brushes, small tooth paste, vasoline, hair
Wednesdays from 3:30 brushes, combs, sanitary napkins, tampons,
to 4:30 p.m. in the deodorant, Depends, plastic spoons and forks,
music room. First paper plates and bowls, instant cereal pkgs.,
rehearsal is on Wednesday, August 27th, at instant hot chocolate pkgs.
3:30 p.m. Register before August 25th. Call The above items may be left at the OLS Church
Alexandra Naylor at 981-2773. We are looking Office, Monday through Friday between the hours
forward to having the biggest choir this year! of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.. Call Jeannette Bell at
879-8169 to make other arrangements.
The guests at First Light are always grateful for
your generosity.
Our Lady of Grace Guild trip on Tuesday,
August 12th, to Ave Maria Grotto in Cullman with
lunch at All Steak and then a trip to Hanceville.
Meet in front of the Family Life Center. Leaving Why Catholic Bibles Are Bigger: The Catholic
at 9:00 a.m. sharp. Businessmen's and Professionals Association
quarterly luncheon will be held Wednesday,
August 20th, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., at The
Club. The speaker will be Catholic author and
PSR Registration for all apologist Gary Michuta. The topic will be "Why
returning and new students, Catholic Bibles are Bigger." Ever been asked
which includes 4-year-olds, will why Catholic bibles have more books? Well,
be this Saturday and Sunday, here's your chance to find out the information you
August 9th and 10th, after all need to respond intelligently and appropriately to
Masses in the parish Hall. that or similar questions. Cost of the luncheon is
There will be no registration $25 and reservations can be made by emailing
after the 6:00 p.m. Sunday John Martignoni
Mass. However, there will be a drop box in the ( or by calling
front entrance of the church marked PSR 744-1856.
Registration. Growing With God (2 & 3 year-
olds) and High School students will also register
WQOH, AM 1480, is now airing Catholic
CHAPEL OF OUR SAVIOR programming, from sunup to sundown,
The Chapel needs permanent Committed throughout most of the Birmingham area. To view
Adorers for: a program schedule, check out their website at:
Monday at Midnight to 1:00 AM (To Share
Tuesday at 3:00 PM (To Share Hour)
Wednesday at 10:00 PM (To Share Hour) RETROUVAILLE WEEK-END Sept. 5-7, 2008
Saturday at 8:00 AM (Hour not covered) Retrouvaille is a lifeline for married couples who
Our goal is to have at least 2 people on each are experiencing much pain and indifference in
hour. Please call Ida Wilker at 933-2281 or Mary their marriage. Retrouvaille helps develop the
Claire Brouillette at 871-2909. communication skills to work through these
" Pope John Paul II keeps a small desk or conflicts. It REALLY works. Retrouvaille is open
writing pad near him whenever he is in the to couples of all faith traditions. To register for the
presence of the Blessed Sacrament; and I next week-end, or just get more information, call
have done this all my life — I am sure for the (205)339-3976 or 1-800-470-2230 or go to our
same reason he does, because a lover always website at
works better when the Beloved is with him." -
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1978
CALL: (205) 527-5835 to register Cub Scouting molds its activities around the
Every Monday at 5:30 PM family. Parents can help with projects and
Room 102 of the Family Life Center advancement programs at home. Cub Scouts
$39 Entry Fee. 12 week program advises proper meet in small den groups and monthly pack
nutrition, food choices, and encourages exercise. meetings for fun and games, skits, ceremonies
Each person will receive personalized coaching. and recognition. Cub Scouting is “Fun with
$10 goes the Fit Kids Foundation for prevention Purpose” which capitalizes on a young boy’s
of childhood obesity ( interests. Camping and other outdoor activities
$4 goes to expenditures are also part of the fun! Cub Scouting builds self-
$5.00 to Our Lady of Sorrows and the remaining esteem, self-confidence and a sense of
$20 is paid out to the TOP 3 LOSERS! Rules in belonging. Don’t let your boy miss the
place to keep everyone accountable!! adventures. For more information, join us for
Cub Scout night Sunday, August 24th at 4:30 p.m.
at the OLS Family Life Center.
Jesus is with us to help us do what may seem
impossible. Have faith that you will not sink. Listen Knights Youth Football Registration
for his voice of encouragement. (Matthew 14:22-23)
Knights Youth Football exists to foster the
Please pray for those discerning a vocation to the
ordained or consecrated life that they may listen physical, mental, and spiritual development of
carefully to the voice of God in their hearts. children in the Diocese of Birmingham through
This ad is sponsored by the Serra Club. the game of football. Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade
child that attends parochial school or is a
Mary Snow to speak at Magnificat member of the Diocese of Birmingham is eligible
Saturday, August 23, 2008 to play. If you are interested in playing, our first
Mary Snow, a parishioner of Holy Spirit Catholic practice will be on August 11th at 5:30 p.m. at the
Church in Tuscaloosa is the featured speaker for John Carroll High School softball field. Please
our August Magnificat Meal. She is a petite, bring plenty of water to drink and wear shorts, tee
enthusiastic, dynamic person who has stories to shirt and football cleats. Registration cost is
tell of growing up in Rural Alabama and the many $175.00. If you have questions contact, Bill
life-changing events that have occurred in her Shores 540-7333, Bill Richardson 621-1136, Billy
faith journey with God. Please come and bring a Mara 283-2823, or Bill McMahon 802-7205. We
friend with you to be with Mary as she shares her look forward to another great football season!
life of adventure with God. The Magnificat Prayer
Breakfast will be held Saturday, August 23rd, at St
Elias Catholic Church, 836 8th St South, Men’s Evening of Reflection will be held on
Birmingham, 35205 from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Thursday, August 21st, at 6:45 p.m. at St. Peter’s
Tickets are $10.00 and are available at Alpha Catholic Church in Hoover. There will be
Church Supply and Gifts, from any Service Team exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, and
Member and from our Ticket Chairwoman Penny Benediction, Confessions will be heard during the
Vaughn (205) 631-0812. No tickets are sold at period of recollection which allows time for
the door. personal prayer and reflection. Afterward, we will
have dinner. Contact Hank Stickley at 323-1801
for more details.
Cursillo School of Leaders _______________________________________
In an effort to make the School of Leaders more
accessible to Cursillistas throughout the Diocese Baptism Class will be held on Tuesday, August
of Birmingham, the Cursillo Movement will 19th,at 7:00 p.m. in the Church. Please call the
conduct its August meeting of the School of Church office to register
Leaders at the Cathedral of Saint Paul Life
Center in Birmingham. This meeting will be held
on Saturday, August 16th. As usual, the meeting
will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 11:45 a.m.
with a visit to the Blessed Sacrament.