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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

January 20, 2008

I will make you a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the ends of the
earth. — Isaiah 49:6b
University Catholic Center

Christian Unity Octave Don’t Miss It! – Friday, January 25th

The word "octave" comes from the Latin word for eight. Sister Nancy Murray, a Dominican nun with a
According to the first creation story in the Book of Genesis, drama undergrad degree, will be performing a
God created the world in seven days. Seven is a number that one-act play about the life of St. Catherine of
represents wholeness and completion. The resurrection of Siena. With simple props, a fertile
Jesus was called the "eighth day" by the earliest Christians, imagination and an over-the-top Italian
because now life was lived in a whole new dimen-sion of accent, she’ll bring to life St. Catherine, a
freedom. The Church Unity Octave is eight days of spe-cial Doctor of the Church, who was a colorful and
prayer for the reunion of all Christians. At the Last Supper strong personality from 14th Century Italy.
Jesus prayed for his followers "that they all may be one." But Interestingly, Sister Nancy is the biological
Christians have some-times forgotten that we are all one sister of comedian Bill Murray.
body with Christ as our head. We think of ourselves instead Come for a night of fun and fellowship on Friday, January 25
as Eastern or Western, Protestant or Catholic. In recent years beginning at 7 p.m. here at the University Catholic Center.
the churches have made impor-tant steps toward This event is free and open to the public so gather your
understanding each other. Pope John XXIII made history by friends and help us kick off the celebration of 100 years of
inviting leaders of other Christian churches to the Vatican. Catholic campus ministry at UT.
When he called the Roman Catholic bishops to the Second
Vatican Council, Anglicans, Methodists, Quakers, SAVE the DATE! The UCC Lenten Renewal Workshop will
Congregationalists, Lutherans and Orthodox were included be Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. This two
as observers. Nothing like this had ever been seen. The day workshop is open to the entire UCC community. Paulist
churches have continued to work together toward greater Fr. Paul Robichaud will be our presenter and facilitator.
harmony. But prayer is still needed so that the body of Christ Father Robichaud is the Paulist Historian and also serves as
on earth can be strong and united. That will help the people the Postulator for the Cause of Father Isaac Hecker, the
of the world hear the voice of Christ speaking clearly. The Paulist founder. The cost for the two-day Lenten workshop
church prays for Christian unity all during the year. But which includes 3 meals will be $10. For registration and more
during the week of the Church Unity Octave we pray with information please check at the front desk.
special concern. We ask that all Christians might be able to
work together. The Church Unity Octave ends on January 25,
the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul. Our Gifts to God

Training for new liturgical ministers - lectors,

extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, Mass
Coordinators - will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday $4,000
evenings, January 29 and 30, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please $3,500 $3,075
consider serving the UCC faith community in this way. $3,000

$2,500 $2,158

Mon:  1 Sm 1:1-8; Mk 1:14-20 $1,500

Tues: 1 Sm 1:9-20; Mk 1:21-28 $1,000
Wed: 1 Sm 3:1-10, 19-20; Mk 1:29-39 $500
Thurs: 1 Sm 4:1-11; Mk 1:40-45 $0
Fri: 1 Sm 8:4-7, 10-22a; Mk 2:1-12
Sat: 1 Sm 9:1-4, 17-19; 10:1a; Mk 2:13-17









Sun: Is 49:3, 5-6; Ps 40; 1 Cor 1:1-3; Jn 1:29-34

Our adult (18+) Confirmation program will UCC FUNCTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
begin Tuesday, January 22, at 7 p.m. This
program is for Catholic adults who were Week of January 20, 2008
baptized Catholic, received First Commun-
ion, had some Catholic religious education, but are not con- Monday Jan. 21 St. Agnes (M)
firmed. There is no pre-registration, but it is very important to • 7 pm RCIA SF
be at the first meeting. The meeting room is in the Catacombs • 7:30 pm CLFL MT
(basement) at the UCC. Confirmation will be celebrated by Tuesday Jan. 22
Bishop Aymond at the UCC on Monday, May 5. The fee for • 7 pm Confirmation BSMT
the program is $20. Any questions, contact Jim Harrington, • 7 pm UGAP MT
Program Facilitator, at or Deacon John • 7 pm Catholicism 101 SMk
De La Garza at
Wednesday Jan. 23
• 7 pm Men of Virtue (MOV) SMt
Pro-Life activities abound on Jan. 26
The diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities will host Thursday Jan. 24 St. Francis de Sales (M)
the annual Pro-Life Mass on Jan. 26 at San José • 7 pm Compass MT
Parish in Austin. The day begins with a prayer vigil • 7 pm LA-44 BSMT, SMk, SF
at 7 a.m. at the Planned Parenthood facility in south KT, HSC, MT;
Austin, with a rosary for life prayed at 10 a.m. The Mass will STML
begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be celebrated by Bishop Gregory • 8 pm Adoration HSC
Aymond. San José Parish will serve lunch for a nominal fee Friday Jan. 25 Conversion of St. Paul (F)
in the Parish Hall after Mass. Participants will gather at 4th • 7 pm Korean Mass MT
and Guadalupe streets at 1 p.m. for the march to the Capitol. • 7 pm Sr. Nancy Murray, OP HSC
The Texas Rally for Life will begin at 2 p.m. The day will Presents St. Catherine of Sienna
conclude with a Party for Life at 3:30 p.m at the University
Saturday Jan. 26 Sts. Timothy & Titus (M)
Catholic Center in Austin. Those participating in the party are
• 3:30 pm Party for Life ATRM
asked to contact the Office of Pro-Life Activities at 512 238-
1756 or so that enough Sunday Jan. 27 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
refreshments are prepared. • RE Classes MT, SMt; SMk,
Fr. Hecker Quote of the Week: • 7 pm RCIA Dismissal SF
Until we have a higher tone of Catholic life in our
country, we shall do nothing. Lent is just around the corner and we will be having
our community Lenten Soup Suppers again on the
Fridays during Lent. The soup for these suppers is
6th Annual Dinner and Date Auction: Mardi provided by students and resident community members of the
Gras Unmasked UCC. We are hoping to have about 18 soup makers during
Come out to the 6th Annual Dinner and Date Auc- lent this year, each providing approx 20-30 servings. If you
tion at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 hosted can help make soup for one of the meals, please email me,
by STRONG! Indulge in a free Cajun dinner in the Holy Michael Burkhart, at
Spirit Chapel and then bid on some of your favorite UCC stu-
dent representatives and staff. We will also be raffling off
several fabulous prizes. Raffle tickets will be sold for $1 Guys--you want to exercise your spiritual muscle?
apiece. The proceeds of the Date Auction will go towards new All men are invited to join us as we look at what it means to
furniture for the Atrium. be Men of Virtue on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in the St Matthew
Have you ever been told you're funny? Would you like to be Room starting this week. As Men of Virtue, we're called not
an auctioneer? Emcee auditions will be held at 9 p.m. on just to do the "right thing" but really develop an attitude of the
Wednesday, January 23rd in the St. Francis Room! Gospels. What? You're not perfect yet? Good. Come and
work out with us. Men of Virtue, Wednesdays, 7 p.m. St.
Matthew Room.
Compass Bible Study!
Meeting on Thursday nights from 7-8 p.m. in the
Mother Teresa Room, Compass is a fun and laid- Catholicism 101 is back!
back way to read scripture and get a little more out The next session of Catholicism 101 is back--focusing on the
of Mass. Every week we spend an hour discussing the next sacraments and how we celebrate our Catholic faith.
Sunday’s readings and sharing our faith. We are student run, Everyone is welcome to join us on Tuesday nights at 7p.m. in
student led, and totally low time commitment, so drop by the St. Mark's Room upstairs. This Tuesday is our first
whenever you can. Come hang out with us this Thursday! meeting, so you haven't missed anything!