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					                                                                                          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 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.
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                                                                                                                                                       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 (;                                                                                    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 (;
                             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        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.
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                                                                             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 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
   200,000                                                                                                                                             706-867-1412.
                                                                             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.
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