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University Catholic Center January 11, 2009 The Baptism of the Lord

The UCC is on our Christmas Break Schedule—details below!

Living Faith Society! Upcoming Schedule at the UCC

Now is a great time to sign up to give monthly to the University * Today, January 11th — 10:30 am and 8 pm Masses
Catholic Center! If you love the UCC and want to invest in its * Monday, January 12th
mission, join the Living Faith Society, a group of dedicated bene- Building Reopens (9 am to 5 pm)
factors who support the UCC on a monthly basis. There are many
Daily Mass resumes normal schedule
reasons to donate with your credit/debit card or direct debit: earn
miles, track your financial records more easily, receive instant Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 12:05 pm
acknowledgment for your gift, and so on. Tuesday, Thursday at 12:30 pm
* Sunday, January 18 — Normal Sunday Mass schedule
As a Living Faith Society member, you will receive the Living 9 am, 11:30 am, 5 pm and 8 pm
Faith Devotional booklet four times a year, in addition to the * Monday, January 19 — UCC Closed for MLK, No Mass
University Catholic Center’s newsletter with updates on how
your contribution is allowing our students to strengthen their
faith, develop their gifts, and grow into passionate faithful Catho- Micah 6 Food Pantry
lic leaders. UCC participates in the ecumenical Micah 6 food
pantry through donation and volunteering on
Visit http://www.utcatholic.org/donate.php to start your monthly Thursdays and Saturdays. Many of the people we
gift to the UCC! In May, the UCC will host a special reception serve are homeless. Don’t forget our “neighbors” who have
for all Living Faith Society members. Thank you for prayerfully nothing during the fall. Please bring canned goods and packaged
considering a monthly commitment to the UCC! dry goods to Sunday Mass for the baskets near the fountain. We
ask that you continue to support the Micah 6 Food Pantry with
your generous donations. Contact Jim Harrington at
Help Needed at Catholic Charities Food Pantry jch@mail.utexas.edu for more information.
Catholic Charities of Central Texas needs volunteers who can
work in its food pantry interviewing and serving clients on Fri-
days from 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Bilingual is a plus, although
not required. Help is also needed to replenish the pantry shelves
and take inventory on Fridays from 2 to 4 p.m. and to restock the
pantry shelves on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.

Those interested in volunteering may call Martha Jasse at (512) Want to be Confirmed?
651-6126 or e-mail martha-jasse@austindiocese.org.
Bishop Aymond will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation at
Paulist Fun Fact of the Week: the UCC on Sunday, April 19 at the 8 p.m. Mass. Any students
wishing to be confirmed then should register for weekly classes
that will begin on January 27. Jim Harrington and Deacon John
The Paulists do much work with building
will coordinate the gatherings. The on-line confirmation
connections between other Christians and other
registration form is found at www.utcatholic.org. There is a no
world religions. Former Paulist President Fr Tom Stransky fee, and all registrants will need to provide their baptismal
help write the Vatican II document on interfaith relations. certificates. Contact Deacon John for any additional details.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK


Mon: Heb 1:1-6; Mk 1:14-20 Fr. Isaac Hecker, CSP, Founder of the Paulists, pray
Tues: Heb 2:5-12; Mk 1:21-28 for us!
Wed: Heb 2:14-18; Mk 1:29-39
Thurs: Heb 3:7-14; Heb 1:40-45
Fri: Heb 4:1-5,11; Mk 2:1-12 If you are concerned about your own or a loved-one's harmful
Sat: Heb 4:12-16; Mk 2:13-17 use of alcohol or drugs call the Alcohol and Drug Assistance
Sun: 1 Sm 3:3b-10,19; 1 Cor 6:13c-15a,17-20; Ministry (ADAM) toll free at 1-866-203-4087 for confidential
Jn 1:35-42 help.
Our Gifts to God Week of January 12
Monday Jan 12 — Weekday of the 1st Week of OT
Due to the Christmas bulletin schedule, the weekly collection Beginning of Ordinary Time
information will not be available until after the break. All * 12:05 pm — Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
* 12:30 pm — Reconciliation St. Paul Rec. Chapel
information will be posted in January after the print schedule
* 6 pm — RCIA Catacombs
returns to normal. Thank you for your understanding!
* 7 pm — 100th Ann. Cmte Mtg St. Matthew Room

Do you need a 2008 contribution statement from the UCC? Send Tuesday Jan 13 — Opt Mem of St. Hilary, bishop.
the business office an e-mail at ruben@utcatholic.org and we’ll Awakening Staffhead Retreat (tentative)
send one out as soon as the 2008 books are final. * 12:30 pm — Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
* 1 pm — Reconciliation St. Paul Rec. Chapel
Calling All Scrapbookers! * 2 pm — Staff Meeting Conference Room
Do you enjoy scrapbooking? Do you love the UCC? If so, we are * 7 pm — UGAP Atrium
looking for a volunteer to put together a scrapbook to commemo-
rate the 100th Anniversary of Catholic campus ministry at UT. If Wednesday Jan 14—Weekday of the 1st Week of OT
* 12:05 pm — Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
you're interested in taking on this project, please contact Vanessa
Mena at vanessa@utcatholic.org or call her at 512-476-7351
Thursday Jan 15 — Weekday of the 1st Week of OT
x23.
Awakening Speaker Retreat (tentative)
* 12:30 pm — Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
Dominican Sisters Explore the Call Retreat
The Dominican Sisters will host a weekend retreat Jan. 23-25 for Friday Jan 16 —Weekday of the 1st Week of OT
women between the ages of 18 and 40 who are discerning the * 12:05 pm — Daily Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
call to religious life. The retreat will run from Friday at 5 p.m. to
Sunday at 11 a.m. and it will be held at 9527 Sinsonte in San
Saturday Jan 17—Memorial of St. Anthony, abbot
Antonio. The retreat will include quiet time for reflection, group
discussion and prayer. The deadline to register is Jan. 14 and the
cost is $35 per person. For more information, contact Sister Sunday Jan 18 —Second Sunday of Ordinary Time
Helen Marie Raycraft at hraycraft@juno.com or (512) 385-1719. Masses at 9 am, 11:30 am, 5 pm and 8 pm
* 10 am — Children’s RE Various Rooms
* 1 pm — ICC Mass Holy Spirit Chapel
Weekly Reflection Question: * 3 pm — ICC Gathering St. Matthew Room
Do you live your life, each moment, in the
realization that you have been baptized with the View the master calendar online at utcatholic.org
Holy Spirit?

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Catholic 20-Somethings of St. Theresa is a community of those


The Diocese of Austin is committed to preventing harm from in their 20’s looking to grow in holiness and their Catholic faith.
happening to any of our children or vulnerable adults. If you are We are a friendly, active group with a variety of spiritual, social
aware of sexual abuse and/or neglect of a child or vulnerable and service activities planned throughout the year. Please join us
adult by a volunteer, employee or clergy member, our Ethics and every Sunday for 5 p.m. Mass and dinner afterward. Meet before
Integrity in Ministry policies require that you report that informa- or after Mass in the foyer. To see our calendar, visit
tion to the diocesan vicar general at (512) 949-2403 or superin- www.catholic20somethings.com and subscribe to the mailing list
tendent of schools at (512) 949-2400. A Notice of Concern can to receive announcements about upcoming events. For more in-
also be submitted and is available on our diocesan Web site, formation, e-mail Justin Golbabai at jgolbabai@yahoo.com or
www.austindiocese.org (click on the link HOW TO REPORT call Trey Ange at (512)589-4519.
ABUSE). These reports may be made anonymously. It is also
state law that abuse and/or neglect of a minor must be reported to Other Young Adult Groups:
local law enforcement or the Texas Department of Family and UGAP at the UCC—ugap@utcatholic.org
Protective Services at 1-800-252-5400 or www.dfps.state.tx.us. St. Austin’s — gpministry-owner@yahoogroups.com
St. Mary’s Cathedral—(512) 476-6182 Ext. 112 Jen Jones
If you have experienced abuse by someone representing the St. Louis the King— www.slya.org
Catholic Church, you may contact the coordinator of Pastoral St. Ignatius, Martry — Amy at 512-478-4440
Care at (512) 949-2400.