December 9, 2007
PEACE AND JUSTICE: December meeting is today, December 9 ,
at 2 p.m. in the Parish Center. Upcoming Liturgical Events and Special Masses
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT – DECEMBER 9, 2007 COMPASSIONATE HOSPICE – Thank you St. Luke parishioners for Dec. 8
Mass for Immaculate Conception 8:30am
Parish School of Religion follows its regular schedule this Sunday.
Today’s readings are diffused with hope: Jesus is coming more fully into your generosity in helping to provide poinsettias for their terminally ill Landscaping Work day 9am
our lives, into our world! Life will be different! Isaiah tells us that, Adult Education (Sunday Morning Session) Time and Place: patients. Dec. 9
Newcomer’s Reception after 11am 12noon
mysteriously, the impossible will become possible – former enemies will 9:30-10:45am in the Dahlonega Community Center across from St. Mass in the Community House
share food and rest peacefully with one another, the poor and afflicted Luke’s. We will follow the same schedule as the PSR program. th th
HONDURAS MISSION- Dates July 28 -August 6 2008. Open to Dec. 11
Rosary and Manaitas 10pm
will receive justice. Only the Sacred Presence will make such change Text: “Understanding The Scriptures” by Dr. Scott Hahn – A complete rising High School Juniors and above -Informational interest meeting th
Dec. 12 Ecumenical Advent Service hosted 12noon
possible. In the Gospel, John the Baptizer recognizes this sacred course on Bible study in a Catholic context with an emphasis on th
Dec 10 at 7:00pm. For information call Steve Berninger at 706-864- at the Methodist Church
presence in the One whose coming he heralds. He invites his hearers Covenant. Questions? Jim Sharbaugh call evenings: 706-747-3546. 7803. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass with 7pm
to rid their lives of everything not bearing good fruit – to repent and be Apologetics Classes (at Night) - Come and learn how to better th Reception in the Social Hall
baptized. Paul encourages us to rely on the scriptural promises of Men’s Club – Dec. 11 at 6:30pm in the Social Hall. This week’s th
explain your Catholic Faith. Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. in the guest speaker is Chris Benzinger. Any questions call Vince 404-376- Dec. 19 Ecumenical Advent Service hosted 12noon
justice, righteousness, and peace as we work to build God’s Kingdom. th
Catholic Center. Topic for Dec. 4 is “The Health and Wealth 7032. at the Methodist Church
The Eucharist sustains us as we invite Jesus to grow more fully in us. Gospel? Send in your check and just watch -- But what about picking rd
Dec. 23 Lessons and Carols in the Church 7pm
Come, Lord Jesus. Come! Today’s readings are #480 in the hymnal. up my cross daily? I hear it is hard to preach it in Third World AN EVENING OF LESSONS AND CAROLS– Mark your calendars
with reception following
Prayer List: Marina Turtzo, Casey Stanowicki, Deborah McCabe, Countries. Classes are taught by Mike Kokitka. for this great parish family event! Dec 23 at 7:00pm in the Dec. 24
Christmas Pageant 4:30pm
Loyce Brown, Epp Gruenhagen, Gloria Smithers, Therese Fox, Beth Sanctuary. This event is parish-wide and we need adults as well as Children’s Mass 5pm
3-Part Church History Series- Mark your calendars for Thurs,
O’Leksy, Michael Bourgeois, Diane Morrone, Sharna Davis, Brooke th children to volunteer to make this new tradition a success. If you are Carols in English 7pm
Dec. 13 for the final talk in the church history of an in-depth look at
Walker, Wayne Gibson, Rita Seunum, Jacob Brighton, Randy interested in helping contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Christmas Eve Mass (Spanish) 7:30pm
the History of the Catholic Church. George Yourick from St. Bridgid
Brookshire, Ron E. Bunton, Colleen Vaa, Carmen Hottell, Dorothy office. Practices are at 2:00 pm Sundays in the sanctuary.
will be our guest speaker. Everyone is welcome. The classes are held Carols in English 10:30pm
Saba, Dominick Hesseling, Randy Otis, Sr., Eli Polk, Matthew Brandli, 7-8:30pm each night in the social hall.
Friday Flicks in December! – Dec. 14 , and 21 Get into the Christmas Eve Mass (English) 11pm
Joyce Young, and Chelsea Ashworth. Christmas spirit by watching some of your favorite holiday classics on Dec. 25
Christmas Day Mass 8am
Christmas Pageant, Dec. 24th, 4:30p Mass, Calling all students
th The Big Screen in the Social Hall. Bring the whole family for hot Christmas Day Mass 10am
K-12 . Participating in our Pageant is the perfect way for you and th
cocoa, munchies and movies. To help with one of these nights, Dec. 26 No Daily Mass
Saturday Dec. 8th 5pm Frechette Family your child to prepare for the birth of our Lord. Practices are one hour
e-mail Michael. Dec. 27
No Daily Mass
on the Sundays in Dec. (2, 9, 16, and 23 if needed) at 1:00p in the
Sunday Dec. 9th 7:30am Our St. Luke Parish Family church. To participate, contact Kati Wohlpart (email@example.com; Dec. 28
No Daily Mass
8:30am ANGEL TREE - Thank you for your generous actions in taking angels
706.864.4474-h) or Merrye Meeks (firstname.lastname@example.org;
11am Foley Family from our tree - there might still be a few left. Please remember to
5pm Sr. Elaine, OSB + wrap your gifts and tape the angel to the present for identification.
Monday Dec. 10th 6:30pm Lt. General (retired) Lawrence S. Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) –Classes are Deadline for receiving gifts will be Saturday and Sunday, Dec.15/16. COMMUNITY HELPING PLACE – CHP is in great need of
Kibbie + Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. The topic is The You can leave the gifts under the tree in the vestibule. Thank you! spaghetti, spaghetti sauce and cereals. Thank you for your
Tuesday Dec. 11th 12noon Mass at 12noon today. No Liturgy and The Mass Explained. Contact Michael email@example.com Questions, call Ginny Watt 706-864-7195 generosity!
Adoration/Confessions tonight or 404-216-4965.
Wed. Dec. 12th 8:30am Rose Catinella+ White Christmas - Please pick up a list of items to donate for the
WOMEN’S GUILD –Our January meeting in the Parish Center will be
Thursday Dec. 13th 7:00pm Eleana de Aguilar + YOUTH MINISTRY th families of Lumpkin County. CHP has received over 300 requests
Wed., Jan. 9 at 9:30 am.
Friday Dec. 14th 8:30am Sean Pfiel (birthday) for assistance this Christmas season. Next
High School Teens –Youth Night –Advent!!
Saturday Dec. 15th 5pm Our St. Luke parish family YOU ARE COVERED IN PRAYER – The Women’s Guild’s new weekend our second collection will be for White Christmas.
CHRISTMAS RETREAT – for all High Schoolers, Dec. 14 -16 at ministry provides handmade, one-of-a-kind blankets containing
ALTAR FLOWERS – If you would like to celebrate a special moment in Camp Glisson with Good Shepherd Church. Cost is $55. Contact specific prayers and a rosary at no charge to those who are sick or
your life or the life of someone dear to you, you can arrange to have a Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office to register. suffering during a difficult time in life. If you know someone in need or Empezando el 23 de agosto, jueves seis (6) confesiones en
flower arrangement dedicated to a day that is special to you and your CAMPUS MINISTRY want to make a donation of fleece or funds, please contact español, a las siete (7) misa diaria en español.
family. Please call Amy Schmalen. Mass on Campus – Every Wednesday at 12:30pm in Student Center Rose Dery or Diane Harding.
Los bautismos serán a las 10 de la mañana, el tercer sábado del
Loved Ones Remembered at Christmas - Remember a loved one Room A. Rosary Mondays at 12:30 pm in the Student Center Chapel. ST. VINCENT de PAUL FOOD DRIVE – Due to an overwhelming mes. Por favor, hay que coordinar con el Padre Alvaro.
with your donation of a poinsettia in one of two poinsettia trees on the Check out the latest events at our Facebook Group “NGCSU Catholic need, we are conducting a food drive for the CHP. Filled bags may
th th Aprendiendo Ingles: Los sábados a las 9 de la mañana en el centro
altar this year. Poinsettia envelopes may be found in the vestibule. You Students aka Newman Club”. be returned on Dec. 8 , and 9 . In today’s Gospel, John the
may drop the completed envelope into the offertory baskets. Call Baptist urges us to “Prepare the way of the Lord.” This is what católico.
Maureen Patton with questions 706-867-1412. Advent is all about, for we are called to help prepare the way of Mision Honduras San Lucas ira a Mision Honduras de 28 Julio a 6
the Lord by making the real meaning of Christmas come alive in Agosto, 2008. Este es abierto a adultos y jovenes en el 11 y 12
+++ Daily Mass Change this week +++ our own hearts, in our family and to reach out to those in need.
grado. Por más información, hay reuniones después la Misa a las
Tuesday, December 11 Mass will be at 12noon. There will be Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please call 11 de 2 diciembre (domingo) y a las 7 de la noche de 10 diciembre
Building on Faith Campaign - New Religious Education building no Adoration/Confessions tonight because Fr. Bob has a the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can help (lunes). O puede llamar Steve Berninger a 706-864-7803.
and Parish Hall - - We are at $311,869.33! Congratulations we have Penance Service in Blairsville. the suffering and poor to celebrate Christmas.
met our goal for the 2 floor of classrooms!
GOT CARS?? Do you have an old car that's in reasonable working
Cash , ESL (English as a Second Language) volunteers needed - condition that you would like to donate to SVDP. This donation is a
300,000 311,869 Volunteer needed to help Saturday morning’s watching children of the Advent Mission at St. Paul’s in Cleveland – St. Paul’s, in
great tax deduction for '07. SVDP clients have an enormous need for th
250,000 parent’s in the ESL classes. If interested, please call the office. such a donation! For more information, please contact Tim Patton at
Cleveland, will be hosting an Advent Mission from Dec. 15 through
the 19 . Fr. Daniel McCaffrey will be conducting the mission. He will
HOSPITAL/HOME OUTREACH: If you missed the explanation of this also be preaching at the 6 pm mass on the 15th, and the 8 & 10 am
150,000 new ministry at last Sunday’s Masses, there are flyers and sign-up masses on the 16 of December.
100,000 sheets for volunteers in the back vestibule. For further information St. Brigid Sacred and Performing Arts Series Holiday Concert –
50,000 call Catherine at 706-864-6150.
Goal Saturday, December 15 at 7:30pm Steinway Piano Galleries will
0 LECTORS: The Workbooks for 2008: Year A have arrived. Please present Paul Tate and Friends in a special Christmas Candlelight
Building on Faith Campaign stay after Mass to pick them up and confirm your assignments. Concert. Enjoy many of your favorite and original pieces. Tickets
are $10 and include a wine and cheese reception following the
concert. For information: 678-393-0060. Located at St. Brigid
Catholic Church, 3400 Old Alabama Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022.
Check out your parish web site at www.stlukercc.org