Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2012 2205 West Market Street ▪ Greensboro, NC 27403 ▪ (336) 274-6520 ▪ www.olgchurch.org Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2012 Parish Office Office Hours: Mon - Fri, 8am - 4pm; Closed at 12pm on THURSDAYS Phone: (336) 274-6520 Fax Number: (336) 274-7326 Website: www.olgchurch.org E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Church Office Address: 201 South Chapman Street Greensboro, NC 27403 Catholic Social Services (336) 274-5577 Hispanic Ministries (336) 273-2343 Rev. Mr. Enedino Aquino, Permanent Deacon Our Lady of Grace School Office Mr. Kurt Telford, Principal Phone: (336) 275-1522 Fax: (336) 279-8824 Website: www.olgsch.org E-Mail Address: email@example.com School Address: 2205 West Market Street Greensboro, NC 27403 Schedule of Services Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 7:00am, 8:30am, 10:00am, 11:30am, 1:30pm (Extraordinary Form) 4:00pm (Spanish) & 7:00pm Holy Days of Obligation: 6:00pm (Vigil), 7:00am, 12Noon, 6:00pm Mission Statement In the Eucharist we receive the true Christ—the foundation of Daily Mass our Church. With Christ in us, we form, nurture, and promote Monday - Friday: 7:00am, 8:45am; Saturday: 8:00am love, respect for human dignity, Christian values and teachings within our family, parish, and community through worship and Confession service. Saturday: 3:00pm - 4:45pm Wednesday: 7:30am (following 7:00am Mass) Thursday: 5:00pm - 6:00pm or by appointment Rev. Fr. Eric Kowalski, Pastor Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Rev. Fr. Christopher Davis, Parochial Vicar Thursday: 9:15am - 6:00pm Permanent Deacons Friday: 7:30am - 8:30am Rev. Mr. Tony Pynes Benediction: 1st Sat. of each month following the 8:00am Mass Rev. Mr. Tim Rohan, retired Rev. Mr. Paul Teich, retired Recitation of the Holy Rosary Rev. Mr. Jim Toner Saturday after the 8:00am Mass. (Except 1st Sat. of each month when the rosary is prayed at 7:30am before Mass.) Rev. Mr. Enedino Aquino, Hispanic Ministries Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Greensboro, NC Parish Staff Contact Information Phone (336) 274-6520 Fax (336) 274-7326 Website www.olgchurch.org Sacraments CLERGY Marriage: Couples please contact one of our priests if you wish Pastor to schedule a wedding date at the parish—a minimum of 6 months preparation is required. Rev. Fr. Eric Kowalski, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 314 Parochial Vicar, Director of Liturgy Baptism: Parents should attend a Baptismal Preparation Class Rev. Fr. Christopher Davis, email@example.com, ext. 313 (held the first Sunday of each month at 1:00pm in the school Permanent Deacons library). Baptisms are held on Saturdays. Please contact Jean Dcn. Tony Pynes, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 345 Wilson (ext. 322 or email@example.com) in the office for Dcn. Tim Rohan (ret.), Call the church office. more information. Dcn. Paul Teich (ret.), firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-4428 Dcn. Jim Toner, email@example.com, 298-7789 Anointing of the Sick: If you or a loved one are seriously ill or facing surgery, please contact the church office to arrange to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT Director of Religious Education Communion for the Sick & Homebound: Please contact the Jim McCullough, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 335 church office if you have a stay in the hospital or will be Assistant to the Director of Religious Education homebound. We would be happy to make arrangements for MaryAnn DiPaola, email@example.com, ext. 333 you to receive Communion if you are unable to attend Mass. Preschool Religious Education Coordinator/VBS Lisa Balzano, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 321 First Communion, Confirmation, Religious Vocations: Please call the church office for information. LITURGY DEPARTMENT Director of Liturgy Rev. Fr. Christopher Davis, email@example.com, ext. 313 General Information Founding Director, OLG Schola Cantorum Contact the church office at for the following: Brian Marble, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 337 • Verbal announcements at Mass Assistant to the Director of Liturgy • Scheduling information/fundraiser before or after Mass Andrew O’Connor, email@example.com, ext. 330 • Reserving a meeting space • submissions— Bulletin submissions—Submissions may be sent to ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF firstname.lastname@example.org. The submission deadline is Parish Records two Fridays prior to the publishing weekend. Jean Wilson, email@example.com, ext. 322 Secretary/Communications Coordinator Parking: The church has two parking areas—a small lot on Chapman Street and a larger lot on Tremont Drive. Please Melissa Miller, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 317 observe all city parking regulations when parking on the street. Receptionist Rita Eberle, email@example.com, ext. 310 Bulletin Boards: To place a church related advertisement on Maintenance Supervisor either of the two church bulletin boards, please submit Jeff Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, ext. 311 materials to the church office for the pastor’s approval. Accountant Posters/flyers placed without prior approval, may be removed. Danny Byerly, email@example.com, ext. 316 To become a member of Our Lady of Grace, please complete one of our registration forms located at the entrances of the church, on our parish website MAIL TO: (www.olgchurch.org/registration.html), or complete the form below and we will OLG Registration mail you one. Welcome to the parish! Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church jxÄvÉÅx Place this form in the offering basket or mail to the church office at: 201 S. Chapman St. Greensboro, NC 27403 Name: Address: How can we help? Please call the parish office at City: State:_______ Zip: ____________ 274-6520 ext. 310, if you have Phone:_________________ E-Mail: any questions. I would like to join Our Lady of Grace. Please send me a registration form. I would like information about becoming Catholic. Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2012 Mass Intentions September 24—September 30 Pray for the Sick (listed alphabetically) 24— Victoria Abel, Michael Acurio, Diane Adams, Roy Allard, SAT—September 22 8:00 AM Communion Service Angela Amato, Fletcher Barnette, Judith Barnette, Robert 5:00 PM Priest’s Intention Bixby, Jackie Bobbit, Linda Boggs, Fred Brown, Nino Bucarelli, Lea Campbell, Ted Carey, Clara Ceballos, Linda SUN—September 23 7:00 AM Frank Mazzocchi† † Cheney, Bea Clark, Jessie Clark, Bob Connolly, Diane Cook, 8:30 AM J.D. Fraley† † Christina Dawn Cox, David Crolla, Ginger Crotts, Joe Deleon, 10:00 AM Joseph & Matthew Paul Vezzi Enrique Delgado, Sue DeSanto, Dan Di Gregorio, Alesa & Josephine Marchese† † Dillon, Patricia Doran, Tom Dourgarian, Dee Dee Ezekiel, Vic 11:30 AM OLG Parishioners Euliss, Bob Fiore, Julia Fusco, Kenneth Gordon, Stacey Gray, 1:30 PM Dixie Karen Guzman† † Frank Hanson, Elaine Harris, Lois Haslam, Ted Hawley, (SPANISH) 4:00 PM Priest’s Intention Ashley Herde, Betty Hunt, Sally John, Shane Kasey, Doris 7:00 PM Joan Regan† † Kauder, Frank Kauder, Jacob Keepes, Renee Kelly, Liliana Bucarelli Kennedy, Liam Killeen, Evelyn Knox, Jane Kodack, MON—September 24 7:00 AM George Stratton† † Erin Krementz, Colin Kanyuk, Dan & Marie LaBianca, Gloria 8:45 AM Joan Flynn Lawrence, Joseph Leahy, Angela Lebreau, Philip Legnetti, TUES—September 25 7:00 AM Jill Boschini Kastey Lofano, Rob Lord, Jennifer Maldonado, Brian Marble, Rachel Martin, Reginald Martin, Rudy Martin, Sharon Martin, 8:45 AM Rose Pixley James MacDonald, Francis McCormack, Jeane McFillin, WED—September 26 7:00 AM Betty Purdy†† James McGinnis, Com. Scott McGinnis, Dan McKelvey, Lisa 8:45 AM Special Intentions McMaster, Rose McPherson, Len & Max Maceli, Martha THURS—September 27 7:00 AM Marguerita Koncul† † Miller, Nando Miriachi, Betty Mitchell, Linda Molan, Steven 8:45 AM Joan Regan†† Molen, Kanani & Jerry Mullins, B. James Murphy, Kathleen Murphy, P. B. Murphy, Fred Myers, Lisa O’Brien, Phil Owens, FRI—September 28 7:00 AM Pat & Tony Pupello Ed Pachasa, Gail Patterson, Judy Patton, Nelson Payawal, 8:45 AM Kate Boschini Deana Powell, Giacomo Puccio, Helen Pynes, David Quintis, SAT—September 29 8:00 AM Priest’s Intention Zachary Reavis, Sherry Reekes, John Rohan, G. Thomas Ross, Emma Rutherford, Walt Sabal, Nancy Saksa, Edward 5:00 PM Christopher Cleary†† Brian Sarti, Bryce Scallan, Craig Scallan, Carolyn Schultz, SUN—September 30 7:00 AM Thomas Cribbin† † Elizabeth Sickelbaugh, Khloe Siemierling, Elizabeth 8:30 AM John O’Brien, Sr. Siemierling, Elizabeth Snelbaker, Worth Squires, Sheila 10:00 AM Francisco Restrepo†† Steele, Joseph Stevenson, Grady Strickland, Vicki Strickland, 11:30 AM Joseph Zahran† † Maria & Sylvia Szumilus, Julie Tamborino, Heather Tedder, 1:30 PM Dixie Karen Guzman† † Deacon Paul Teich, Sr. Elizabeth Tyson, Matthew Waterman, Christie Webb, Ancil Weekley, John Weems, Neil Welch, (SPANISH) 4:00 PM Priest’s Intention Chris Westmoreland, Bill Williams, Belinda Wilson, Sharon 7:00 PM OLG Parishioners Wintermate, Gerry Lou Wray, Robert Wray, James Wright, Eternal rest grant unto all the faithful departed, Sofie Zuluaga O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them… *Names appear for two weeks unless continuation is Carr Frances S. Carr, mother of Jon Carr requested. Shaughnessy, Donald Shaughnessy husband of Joanna Shaughnessy Christopher Robert Cleary son of Patricia and Frank Cleary Cleary, Pray for Those in Military Service Elizabeth Jane Halstead Remember in your prayers the men and women in the active military Kathleen Ann Cegles sister of Bill Cegles Cegles, and their families. Your fellow parishioners are grateful for your support in prayer until their loved ones’ safe return. Scripture Readings SP4 Sam Kiceina, Private Will Stoddart, CDR James September 24 Prv 3:27-34; Ps 15:2-4ab, 5; Lk 8:16-18 Polickoski, PFC Nicholas Longphre, SPC Thomas Berti, SPC September 25 Prv 21:1-6, 10-13; Ps 119:1, 27, 30, 34-35, 44; Lk 8:19-21 Jason Cook, PFC Brandon Bridge, Andrew Dial, PO1 James September 26 Weekday Sts. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs Andrew Ellis, Maj James R. Schmid, SGT Zackaria Harris, Prv 30:5-9; Ps 119:29, 72, 89, 101, 104, 163; Lk PFC Kimberly Walton, LTJG Garland Wilson, CM2 Steven September 27 St. Vincent de Paul, Priest Walton, SPC4 Adrian M. Welch, Cpl James Austin, Lt John Eccl 1:2-11; Ps 90:3-6, 12-14, 17bc; Lk 9:7-9 Roath, E-3 PFC Cody B. Brown, PO3 Jesse M. Brown, Maj September 28 St. Wenceslaus, Martyr; St. Lawence Ruiz Timothy P. Popek, CPO Glen Thomas, Lt Col Rick Moor, SFC & Companions, Martyrs Frank Luedtke, Pvt Colin Butts, SPC Wayne Hopper, SSG Eccl 3:1-11; Ps 144:1b, 2abc, 3-4; Lk 9:18-22 Steven Bixby, SFC Chris Brooks, SSgt David A. Weekley, Pvt Crystal Martinez-Butts, SPC Elliot F. Chodkowski, Cpl September 29 St. Michael, Gabriel & Raphael, Archangels Jonathan Hill, Sgt Maj Corbin’s Unit, CAPT Justin Vaughan, Dn 7:9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12:7-12a; Ps 138:1-5; Jn 1:47-51 Maj Christopher McCarthy, SSgt Travis Hawley, PFC Chris Twenty- September 30 Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Kirwan, USMC, Sgt Maj Bill Stoddart, PFC Matthew Nm 11:25-19; Ps 19:8, 10, 12-14; Jas 5:1-6; Sarnocinski, PFC Conway Prior, E-4 Robert Bauer Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Greensboro, NC This Week at OLG Special Announcements CAF = Cafeteria; CR = Choir Room; CH = Church; LIB = Library; LS = Lower School; MS = Middle School; OLC = Our Lady’s Cottage; New Bulletin Editor Rita Eberle, our new parish receptionist SJH = St. Joseph’s House; SR = Science Room will be editing the bulletin going forward. Please submit notices in writing to Rita by the Friday two weekends (or 10 Sunday, September 23 days) before publication date. Email submissions are preferred at firstname.lastname@example.org.. Thank you! SUNDAY— DONUT SUNDAY—following 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am Masses, CAF Fair— Stewardship Ministry Fair—following 8:30, 10 & 11:30 am Masses, GYM CHANGE IN WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE— Effective the 16, weekend of September 15 and 16 the weekend Mass 10:20 AM Religious Education classes, MS/LS schedule is as follows: 10:20 AM Adult Formation Program, LIB/SJH-d Sat.: 5pm 10:20 AM Nursery (w/ Adult Formation Program), LS 8: 11:30am, Sun.: 7am, 8:30am, 1Oam, 11:30am, 2:00 PM Baptismal Preparation Class (Spanish), CAF 1:30pm (Extraordinary Form Traditional Latin Mass) 2:45 PM Spanish Faith Formation, LS/MS 4pm (SPANISH) 3:00 PM Action through Faith (Spanish), SJH 7pm 3:00 PM Young Adults (Spanish), SR Thank you for your patience during this period of transition. 3:00 PM Girl Scout Troop, LIB 6:00 PM Boy Scout Troop, CAF/GYM/LIB/SR Chant Choir Our Lady of Grace is pleased to announce the formation of a new Chant Choir (Schola) under the direction Monday, September 24 of Brian Marble. The OLG Chant Schola will serve at Masses 7:00 PM School Board Mtg., LIB in the Extraordinary Form on Sundays at 1:30pm and for Tuesday, September 25 holydays and special occasions. No ability to read music is 9:15 AM Divine Mercy Cenacle, CR required, all training and recordings for practice will be 7:00 PM RCIA, LIB provided. Fluency in Latin is also not required. Attendance at Wednesday, September 26 weekly rehearsals will be essential. All singers of high school age and up are welcome, a brief audition with the Director is Confession (following 7AM Mass), CH requested. Contact Brian Marble at email@example.com 6:30 PM Walking with Purpose., CAF/LIB for more information or to arrange an audition. 7:45 PM Rosary, SJH-d 27— Thursday, September 27—Church office closes at 12pm Stewardship Opportunity? If you have a background in 9:15 AM Adoration (until 6:00PM), CH accounting, business or banking (or are just plain good with 5:00 PM Confession/Adoration, CH numbers) and would like to help with the weekly offertory 7:45 PM Flames of Fire Charismatic Prayer Group, SJH-d count, please email your name and contact information to Father Kowalski at: firstname.lastname@example.org. The commitment Friday, September 28 on time is once a week on Monday mornings from 7:30-8:30 AM Adoration, CH approximately 7am to 9am. We are looking to have enough 10:00 AM Craft Group, SJH volunteers so as to set up two teams which would then Saturday, September 29 alternate months. 7:30 AM Rosary, CH 10:00 AM RCIA (repeat class), LIB Please be sure to turn off cell phones before Mass 12:00 PM Retrouvaille, LIB begins so as not to disturb others. 3-4:45 PM Confession, CH 5:45 PM Spanish Faith Formation, LS/MS Parents with small children, who may become restless or noisy—for your convenience, the vestibule located at the Chapman Street entrance is outfitted so that you can see and hear Mass without disturbing those around you as you comfort your child. Thanks for your cooperation. Parish Support Week of September 16, 2012 Actual Collection $17,760 Why Attend 7am Daily Mass? Offertory Goal $20,648 This day. This day begin again with Christ. Surplus/(Loss) for Week of 09/16/12 ($ 2,888) He calls! Year-to-Date for Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Year-to- Actual Collection $239,355 Offertory Goal $251,496 Surplus/(Loss) for FY 2012/2013 ($ 12,141) Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2012 From the Pastor’s Desk From the Director of Liturgy “Laudetur Jesus Christus!” (Praised be Jesus Christ!) Pax et Bonum! Merry Christmas! I would like to begin this week with a word of thanks to Before you think I have lost my mind stay with me a mo- John Englar. In the second of two Stewardship talks leading ment. We have come to the final part of the introductory up to this weekend’s Stewardship Sunday, John spoke rites of the Mass, a special hymn dedicated to Our Lord Je- about what Stewardship has meant to him in his faith sus. This hymn is not an ordinary hymn, it is one of the old- journey. I think his remarks where thoughtful and timely est that we use in the Roman Church and it happens to be a and worth reflecting upon as we each consider our level of Christmas carol. We know it as the Gloria, "Glory to God in commitment to stewardship of our time, talent, and the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will." treasure. Thank you, John, and well done! This hymn was a compilation of scripture and poetry. The There are many blessings associated with being a pastor, scripture comes from St. Luke's Gospel, the poetry comes none more so than when you get to brag on members of from St. Ambrose. St. Ambrose was the bishop of Milan in your parish family. This week’s message begins with me the late 300's early 400's. One of the many things St. Am- bragging, so please bear with me. brose was famous for is his ability to write hymns and the development of the Mass. St. Ambrose wrote a hymn for Last Friday morning I was privileged to concelebrate the Christmas that combined the angelic hosts greeting the Mass of the Holy Spirit for the opening of the academic shepherds in the fields while they were keeping watch, and a year at Bishop McGuinness High School. Msgr. West was poem of praise to Jesus. This hymn was an instant hit. It the principal celebrant. I was glad to see six of my brother became so popular so fast that the people did not want to priests also in attendance. During the Mass, Monsignor stop singing it. As a result the Gloria became a regular part commissioned a number of students who will serve in “peer of the Mass, not just during the Christmas season, but all ministry” during this school year. While the term “peer year long. ministry” may sound like a leftover from the 1960’s, the concept of students ministering to other students is When we sing this hymn we remember that Christmas is not certainly nothing new. just a single day, but an entire season. We also remember that Christmas is not just a season, but an integral part of What particularly impressed me about the young men and our Christian theology--the Incarnation. Christmas is cele- women who stepped forward to be commissioned is first of brated each and every Mass when we sing the Gloria. So all the fact that they stepped forward. For many young instead of thinking when we sing the Gloria, here we go again people, high school is marked by an intense desire to fade singing the same song, remember that this is the song of the into the background and not stand out for any reason, Angles! The Gloria is the hymn that announces to the world much less stand out in a role of service and witness to that Jesus Christ is Lord! fellow students. And yet, fear of stepping forward did not stop approximately twenty students from doing so in a Let us pray well, gymnasium packed with faculty, students, clergy and Fr. Christopher J. Davis parents. Two things about my experience that day made me very proud. The first was the way these students conducted themselves during Mass. Granted, there were a few nervous giggles (which is to be expected); there was, Celebrate Stewardship however, no attitude of “showing off” or “look how good I am”. Theirs was a simple declaration of their willingness to Donut Sunday, today, September 23 serve as evidenced by their stepping forward in the presence of their families and friends. What also made me Location: School Cafeteria proud was that several of those students who were Date: September 23 commissioned that day are active members of our parish Time: Following the 7am, 8:30am, family. They are: Sebastian Lucek, Mary Rose Stepnowski 10am and 11:30am Masses and Kable Young. We continue our Stewardship Effort. Where stewardship On behalf of our parish family, I congratulate them and has been implemented, it has changed the lives of both commend them on their acceptance of their commission. I givers and receivers. This weekend is Celebrating ask you, my parish family, to keep them daily in your Stewardship weekend. Please come by the OLG gym and prayers. May God bless them and keep them safe each discover the many ways in our parish where OLG day! parishioners have committed their time and talent to better our community. See how our parish has helped make a Oremus pro invicem! positive difference in the community in which we live, work and raise our families. Everything we have is a gift from GOD Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Greensboro, NC Parish News All Souls Novena We are pleased to announce an All Souls novena of Masses on the following dates and times: Fri: November 2 - 6pm - Mass in the Extraordinary Form Sat: November 3 - 8am Sun: November 4 - 10am Mon: November 5 - 7am Thurs: November 8 - 8:45am Fri: November 9 - 7am Come and see what Walking with Purpose is all Sat: November 10 - 5pm about. Join us for our Connect Coffee on Sun: November 11 - 7am September 26, (See times below) for a Mon: November 12 - 7am reflection on “Four Steps to Walk With Purpose”. This is not a walking club for the For registered parishioners, envelopes are available in your body but a Bible Scripture Study for the envelope packets to submit with the names you would like to soul. have remembered. Please turn them in to the office by Friday, October 26. Envelopes will be placed on the altar for All women of the parish and especially moms the month of November. The customary stipend for a with young children are welcome. Childcare is novena of Masses is between $20 and $50. always provided at our morning sessions. We hope you will join us at one of the following Van Driver Needed Looking for an opportunity to volun- opportunities as we begin our new year: teer? We need van drivers to help with our transportation ministry. We provide a ride to the 11:30am Mass for those Mornings beginning Wednesday, parishioners who have no other way to get to church. Van September 26 9:45a.m. -11:15a.m. St. Paul drivers must be at least 21 or older and have a valid North the Apostle Life Center. Carolina drivers license. At present you would be expected to drive about once or twice every three months. If you are Wednesday morning childcare provided! interested, contact Skip Essma at (336) 688-7063 or sess- email@example.com for more information. This is a very re- Evenings beginning Wednesday, warding ministry and a wonderful way to serve the Lord and September 26 6:30 -8:00p.m. each other. Our Lady of Grace School Cafeteria. Help Wanted Sewers and Embroiderers are desperately Contact Patty Disney 336-382-2558, needed for the baptismal bibs as our supply has dwindled. A firstname.lastname@example.org minimal amount of sewing and embroidery is required but or Sue Perez 336-908-0881, email@example.com you do need good skills. If you can help, contact Barbara Small at 336-540-9574. Learn more at walkingwithpurpose.com Come Join Cub Scouts! Blessing of Pets Attention parents with boys in 1st—5th Grade! in celebration of the Feast of St. Francis Registration for the 2012-2013 Cub Scouts Pack 111 here at OLG is now underway. The pack is chartered to the Thursday, October 4 church and all are welcome. 6:00pm Meetings are usually held on Mondays. We have many fun activities planned Father Eric Kowalski and Deacon Tim Rohan will for the coming year. bless our pets on Thursday, October 4. All are welcome. Please gather on the Chapman Street For more information, visit olgscouts.org or email Corbin lawn near the St. Francis statue. For the safety Rusch at firstname.lastname@example.org, and comfort of all, including our animals, pets or call at 336.420.1523. must be on leashes or in carriers. Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2012 2012 Fall Festival Friday FamilyPICNIC Benefiting Our Lady of Grace Friday, October 5 Dinner at 6pm - 8pm Music at 7pm - 10pm Menu: Pulled Pork, Mac & Cheese, Corn, Rolls, Church and School Apple Cobbler and Tea Adults: $8.00 Children under 12: $6.00 Friday, October 5, afternoon and evening Children 5 and under are free. Saturday, October 6, morning, noon and night! Cash bar with beer and wine. Celebrating OLG's school 60th year! Fun for all ages, games, raffle, food, beverages, and much more! All HomemadeITALIAN DINNER Reminder...Have you sent in your 50/50 Raffle Saturday, October 6 tickets? You have to play to win! 5pm - 8pm Cafeteria Drawing held Saturday Night October 6. Adults: $11.00 Children: (12 and under) $5.00 Menu: Adult Menu: Antipasto, Penne Rigate Pomodoro, Please Volunteer Meatballs, Sausage, Seasonal Vegetables, Garlic Bread, Assorted Desserts, Beverages 12 year old and under Children's Menu: We need all hands on deck! Salad, Pizza, Dessert and Beverage **Gluten-Free and Vegetarian dinners available on Contact the church office TODAY at Saturday night! 274-6520 or email@example.com. Or see the notices below for Tickets for both dinners are available at church office or school office. Advanced ticket purchases greatly specific ways you can help. appreciated! Buy your tickets today! Silent Auction Items Needed for the Fall Festival If you have an item you would like to donate to the Fall Festival Silent Auction, please drop it by the church office. We are looking for new items, antiques, vacation spots and gift certificates for services or merchandise. If you have any questions or have a large item to donate, contact Jeannie Hall at 282-1616 or PRE-ORDER YOUR FALL MUMS! firstname.lastname@example.org. Available for pick-up at the FALL FESTIVAL in the Bake Sale Pumpkin Patch. Join us at the bake sale… Delicious treats will be 10" Mums Various Colors: featured at our Fall Festival Bake Shoppe—cakes, Yellow, Orange, Red, Pink, Purple; cupcakes, cookies brownies muffins and other sweets $12.00 each or 2 for $20. galore. Donations of these items will be welcomed Checks payable to Our Lady of Grace. starting Thursday, October 4 at the church office and in the gym at the Bake table all day Friday and Saturday. Questions? Contact Darlene Silknitter We are also planning to have cake walks during (email@example.com or 855-5342) Saturday. If you can spare some time and can help with 1-2 hour shifts at the sale, call Pat & Lawrene at **Pre-Orders are due by Friday, September 21 **Pre- 541-5582. Submit orders to the church office. Mums can also be purchased at the Fall Festival - (limited quantities and Games! Games! Games! Volunteers needed who colors available). have had Protecting God’s Children that would be willing to volunteer for 30 minute shifts to supervise NAME: _____________________________________ children’s activities. The volunteer would be responsible to keep control of the activity and take PHONE: __________________________________ tickets for a minimum of 30 minutes. Contact Melanie Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! QTY: ______________ Total: $ ____________________ Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Greensboro, NC Is our Lord calling you to share the faith with our children Parish Life Commission and young people? We invite you to consider this life- proclaiming service. Call Jim McCullough at 274-6520 x335 or email him at email@example.com to explore the possibility. Young at Heart will not meet in September. In October, we will begin a new format. Watch the bulletin for details. New CDs! One of our new CDs this week: “Logical, Biblical reasons to be and stay Catholic!” is one testimony to this Women’s Club Retreat See the beauty of Fall in Stoneville great talk by Patrick Madrid. (Great reasons to consider and share in a day retreat at the Francis Springs Prayer becoming Catholic, too, of course.) Head of the Envoy Center with the Women’s Club, Thursday, October 18. Fr. Institute at our own Belmont Abbey College, Madrid is bright, Louie Canino is our retreat speaker and we will also have engaging, convincing—give this CD a try. Mass, Rosary and a celebration. Arrive at the Center at 9:30am and bring $20 to cover the cost of coffee, tea and All new titles, great talks by great Catholic speakers. Pick up lunch. A carpool will leave from St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church a couple to listen to and share with friends and family. Great parking lot on Tremont Street at 9:00am. Sign-up sheet for for listening in the car on commute or during a break at work! this and other events will be available at our September 2 kiosks—back of the church and at the Tremont/school meeting. Hope to see you there. entrance. Attractions Books are HERE! Our annual Women’s Club Fundraiser—ATTRACTIONS BOOKS—are for sale in the church office for $25 and ready to be used now. Check should be Are you an adult Catholic made out to the OLG Women’s Club. Call Women’s Club who has never been Confirmed? member Louise Kemp at 294-2986 or stop by the church office to purchase yours. Call Jim McCullough at 274-6520 ext. 335 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org Comfort Committee Do you have a passion for taking care for information about adult preparation of others? If so, the Comfort Committee needs you. Please of the sacrament. contact Lisa Hazlett at email@example.com or 632-1697. Co-Op Nursery will be transitioning to 10:20am to be available for the Adult Faith Formation sessions. Please see the “Education & Formation Commission” section of the bulletin for more details about these sessions. For questions Education & Formation Commission about the Co-Op Nursery, contact Mary Kay Auer at 286- John Endredy, Chairperson, 7619. firstname.lastname@example.org or 449-3656 Meals for Moms & Dads Here is an opportunity to reach out to your church family by providing a meal to those welcoming a new baby. Please contact Shannon Engels at Come One, Come All! 316-0083 or Mary Kay Auer at 286-7619, if you'd like to sign An Exciting Series for Adults is Beginning up for this ministry and/or you know of someone at OLG who This year the Education & Formation Commission is present- is expecting. ing two faith formation series for adults. The adult faith for- mation meetings will be held on Sundays from 10:20am to 11:20am, 11:20am coinciding with the youth CCD schedule. Nursery care for children ages 1-2 will be provided on a co-op basis Religious Education during the series. Director of Religious Education, Jim McCullough 274-6520 ext. 335, email@example.com Series 1: Catholicism—22 Sessions—Filmed in 50 loca- tions throughout 15 countries and previously aired on PBS, the Catholicism DVD series illustrates what Catholics be- Are You Considering Becoming Catholic? Is God lieve and why, while being immersed in the art, architec- Inviting You Into A Closer Relationship? ture, literature, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic tradi- tion. Sessions will consist of an episode portion followed by Don’t Delay!! RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of discussion using discussion materials from the producer. Adults, has just begun. YOU are invited, but we need See http://catholicismseries.com/ to hear from you ASAP. For more information get in touch with Jim McCullough at 274--6520 x335 or email Series 2: Catholic Courses – 3 courses, 8 sessions him at firstname.lastname@example.org. each, with ½ hour DVD episode and ½ hour discussion using materials from the lecturers and producer. The cours- Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time September 23, 2012 es are The Hidden Meaning of The Lord of the Rings Jo- Rings, Women’s Emergency Shelter Last winter OLG members, Years, seph Pearce; Catholicism: The First 500 Years Fr. David community churches and the YWCA worked together in Meconi, S.J.; Seven Myths about the Catholic Church & Sci- fellowship to run the Women’s Emergency Shelter. As many ence Benjamin Wiker, Ph.D. For information on the courses, ence, of you may know, the old YWCA building has been sold. The see www.catholiccourses.com. YWCA is committed to finding a new space to continue the shelter efforts once again between December 1st and April 1st. In order for the YWCA to know if they have the 3 Part Lecture Series—Hit by a Runaway Train commitments necessary to continue this ministry, our church In October 1962, Blessed Pope John XXIII assembled Vatican needs to respond to them by early October. This is a time Council II. In the U.S., seminaries were full, nuns were in hab- and talent commitment. Can you commit to this ministry? its, Catholics rarely missed Mass (which was always in Latin), Please email Melanie Gonzalez at email@example.com no later didn't eat meat on Fridays, and thought of priests as similar to 2012. than October 4, 2012 Mark your emails “Women’s Shelter” Father Chuck O'Malley (who? hint: Bing Crosby). Fifty years in the subject line. Once again, many thanks to all who have later, we wonder: What hit us? On October 4, 11, and 18 in worked so diligently to help those in need in our community. the OLG cafeteria, from 7:00-8:30pm, we will explore the tur- May God continue to bless you! bulence--the social tsunami--that changed (or did it?) our faith, our families, our country, and the Church. This series is not an attack on Vatican II; it is not an appeal to roll the clock back; it is not a political rally. It is a study of Church teaching School Happenings in very troubled times--and of how that teaching has been ridiculed and restored, denied and defended, hated and loved. Presenter: Deacon James H. Toner of OLG. Deacon Toner holds a Ph.D. from Notre Dame and a master's from William & Mary. He has taught at numerous colleges includ- OLG School ing Auburn, the U.S. Air Force Academy, Notre Dame, and Holy All Star Book Fair Apostles Seminary in Connecticut. Please join us! Star— Every Reader is a Star—OLG School All Star Book Fair Thursday, October 11 – Wednesday, October 17 Hours on Thursday, October 11th through Tuesday, October 16th from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM Wednesday, October 17th from 8:00am to 10:00am Community Outreach Commission Donuts for Dads Tuesday, October 16 from 7:15- 8:00 AM Bring Dad to school early for coffee, donuts, and juice, Urban Ministry Food Collection at Harris Teeter will take then browse our huge selection of titles! 29, place on Saturday, September 29 from 10:00am - 6:00pm. OLG has been assigned to the Harris Teeter store at 4640 FAMILY EVENT West Market Street (near CiCis Pizza). Customers purchase Friday, October 12 extra items while shopping and donate them to Urban Parents, children, teachers, and all parishioners Ministries when exiting the store. Volunteers are needed to are welcome. We have books for all ages. 2- work 2-hour shifts outside the store collecting food. If you would like to help or need more information, please contact GRANDPARENTS Genie Petrangeli at 545-5802 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Start your Christmas shopping and raise funds for our school library. Furniture Needed The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is in urgent need of usable furniture to be given to families in The OLG Book Fair is the school library’s biggest need. This includes kitchen sets, appliances, living room and fundraiser, so please bring out the whole family bedroom furniture including box springs and mattresses. and help make it a success! Please call 210-3745 to arrange for pick up. Verification letters of your donations will be provided. OLG Panther Athletic Club invites you... The Fifth Annual "Fore our Future" Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012, 2012 starting at 9:30am. www.olgpac.org— Register your foursome online today. VIC Card Reminder—#1033 Harris Teeter shoppers, remember to re-link your VIC card to OLG school with the code #1033. Cards must be re-linked at the beginning of every school year beginning August 1. Re-link TODAY! Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church Greensboro, NC Respect Life News Community News Head Varsity Boys’ Lacrosse Coach Bishop McGuinness has an opening for a head varsity boys’ lacrosse coach for the spring This fall, our community is uniting season. This is a paid stipend position. Please contact Jeff with hundreds of other cities Stoller at email@example.com for more information or to apply. around the world for the largest and longest pro-life mobilization in Knights of Columbus Council Luncheon Would you like a history: The 40 Days For Life nice lunch at a reasonable cost? You can by coming to a campaign. Believers throughout luncheon sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council #939 our community are invited to join on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 located on Horsepen Creek together for 40 days of fervent Road near St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. Doors open at prayer, fasting and peaceful vigil 12:00pm with lunch served at 12:30pm. The menu includes for an end to abortion at an baked chicken, rice with gravy, rolls, beverage and desert. Beer abortion facility “A Woman’s Choice and wine will also be available. The cost is only $5.00 per of NC”, 201 Pomona Drive. If you person. Proceeds go to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. have a desire to stand “for those who can not speak for Contact Pat Kirwan at 541-5582 (C) or 292-2776 (H) by themselves”. Learn more at: http://40daysforlife.com/ September 26 for a numbers estimate. Greensboro. 40 Days for Life is held from September 26 to November 4—become a part the vigil. Click on Vigil 4— Donate your car to Catholic Social Services Want to Schedule to register. Hours available from 7am to 7pm. support charitable outreach offered by the Church? Donate your For additional information, please reach out to Leslie Marsh used car, boat, or other vehicle to support outreach by Catholic (336) 471-5571 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Social Services. Call toll free 855-930-GIVE (4483). Donating is easy and our neighbors in need benefit! Public Square Rosary Crusade Join the 2012 Public Seasons of Hope Grief Ministry meets for six weeks on Sunday Square Rosary Crusade on the 95th anniversary of The afternoons September 30th through November 4th. Anyone Miracle of the Sun at Fatima. This Public Square Rosary, who is mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend sponsored by America Needs Fatima, will be one of over and bring a guest. Please join us and be comforted at Kloster 8,000 rallies to take place all across the United States on Center from 1:45 to 4:00 pm. To register please call St. Pius X that day. We will offer reparation for the sins and offenses Parish office 336-272-4681. Registration deadline is Monday, committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Join us in September 24. praying for our nation on Saturday, October 13, 2012 after the 8 AM Mass. The local Public Square Rosary Rally will Religious Liberty & the HHS Mandate St. Pius X will host a take place on Our Lady of Grace Market Street Lawn around lecture on Religious Liberty and the HHS Mandate on Saturday, the statue of Our Holy Mother. There is also a rally on October 6th at 7:00pm. Dr Grattan Brown, a professor at October 13, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church at noon Belmont Abbey College, will deliver a lecture entitled, “Natural (arrive at 11:30am). Please contact Meg Foppe at 336-510- Law Foundations of Religious Liberty and the HHS Mandate. A 4218 or Antionette Cerrito at 336-852-0714 for more reception will precede the event starting at 6:00pm at St. Pius X information. Catholic Church located at 2210 North Elm Street in Greensboro. This is an important topic not just to Catholics but LIFE CHAIN, October 7, 2:30—3:30pm to all Americans who cherish religious liberty. Dr. Brown is a former researcher in religion and public policy at the American Join us again this year for a time of peaceful, prayerful, public witness against abortion. We will gather along Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and former professor at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. This free event Battleground Avenue on October 7. For more information is open to the public. reach out to Dianne McClamroch at (336) 288-5517 or email@example.com. The International Civil Rights Center & Museum will host the Human Rights Watch Traveling Film Festival on September Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat There is hope and healing 28th (The Invisible War), September 29th (Call Me Kuchu) and following abortion. Rachel’s Vineyard is a retreat weekend, September 30th (Putin’s Kiss). For information contact Lolita open to men and women beginning their healing journey. Watkins at 336-274-9199 x231. For more information, contact Carla at 828-342-4655 or their web-site at rachelsvineyard.org. The next retreat is Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians October 26-28, 2012 sponsored by Catholic Social Services We will meet at 7:00 PM on October 4, 2012 at St. Paul the Respect Life Program, diocese of Charlotte. Apostle, Room 3 & 4, 2715 Horse Pen Creek, Greensboro, NC. A speaker from Greensboro Historical Society will be speaking about “Pioneer Women in Guilford County” who made a contribution to forming our county. Please join us this evening. For further information, please contact Mary Lisk at 852-5014.
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