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Our Lady of Sorrows Church

From the Pastor’s Desk MASS INTENTIONS

My Dear People: Monday, August 24th Bea Klopack
Spec. Int. of David & Jeanne Barranco & Family
Half of the marriages in this country end up Mary Lightcap
in divorce. The American Bishops are so Tuesday, August 25th Joseph Bivona
Holy Souls
concerned about this that they are preparing Mary Lightcap
a pastoral letter on marriage. Susan Vogt, Wednesday, August 26th Pete Giangrosso
married for 35 years with four children, has Donors to the OLS School Foundation
been an advisor to the American Bishops Special Intention of Sam Virciglio
and is a freelance writer on marriage, Thursday, August 27th Joseph Bivona
Charles James
parenting and spirituality. She has authored Mary Lightcap
the attached copy of the Catholic Update. Friday, August 28th Thomas Sullivan
This issue is one of the most practical and Jim Meehan
effective ten points for a successful marriage. Mary Lightcap
Saturday, August 29th Special Intention
Sheila Brown
I was telling Butch DiChiara about these Pete Giangrosso
great ten points on marriage and he said with Sunday, August 30th People of the Parish
a smile that he thought his wife should read Pete Ragusa
them. I said, “Butch, both the husband and Donald Taccone
wife need to read them.” Living these points
can make a good marriage even better!
It was Dr. Bill Stephens who told me years Who do you say that Jesus is? Can you proclaim
ago about the secret for a successful with Peter, “ You are the Messiah, the Son of the
marriage: You have to work on it every day. living God?” Pray for the grace to act on your belief.
(Matthew 16:13-20). For those who are seeking a
Save this issue if you are married read it Church home, may they find a Christian community
once a week and try to live it once a day. I that strengthens their faith in Jesus.
think tips #2 and #10 are most important.
The Flowers under the Blessed Mother are in
Sharing the same faith, having the same memory of Susie O’Donnell for what would be
goals in life, and desiring to make each other her 100th Birthday.
happy, especially for eternity, will give that _______________________________________
spiritual dimension of marriage which is so
essential for a successful and happy Chapel of our Savior
marriage. The Chapel needs permanent Committed
Adorers for:
This is short so that you might take the time Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (to share hour)
to read this Catholic Update. Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. (to share hour)
Friday at 1:00 p.m. (to share hour)
Our goal is to have at least 2 people on each
With prayers and blessings, hour. These are the hours needed, but do select
Fr. Muller an hour that best fits your schedule. Please call
Ida Wilker at 879-7040 or Mary Claire Brouillette
at 871-2909. “Each time you approach the
Blessed Sacrament remember that Jesus has
been waiting for you for twenty centuries for this
personal visit from you!”-St. Josemaria Escriva-
Msgr. Martin Muller. Plus, join us and
discover what’s in store to help you fortify
your Catholic Faith.

 High School Youth Group will meet

Sunday nights this fall starting this Food for the Body Food for
Sunday, August 23, from 7:00 p.m.
until 8:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall the Soul

 There will be Sunday morning High

School PSR classes. They will begin
on Sunday, August 30, at 10:00 a.m.
until 11:15 a.m. They will meet in the
Youth Rooms located in the Family
Life Center.

 Junior High Youth Group will meet this

Monday, August 24, from 7:00 p.m. The annual
until 8:30 p.m. in the Youth Room back-to-school PSR Family Supper will be
located in the Family Life Center. held on Wednesday, August 26, starting at 6
p.m. in the Parish Hall. The OLS Knights of
Columbus, once again will graciously be
GrowingThank Youis in need of teachers for the 2-year-old program. If you are able to help
with God
please call AnnAnn Falconer
Morel wants to thank everyone for their calls and sympathy cards during her sister
at 516-1265.
Rosalie Alesci’s illness and death.

Our Thank you one and all for a beautiful Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration 17th Anniversary
Lady Celebration. We especially want to thank the Knights of Columbus, OLS Choir, Jude
of Tombrello, Becky Anderlik and the gift bearers. Thanks to Fr. Muller for the delicious food from
Peace Café Iz. It was a wonderful evening of fellowship and gratitude. A very special thanks to Fr.
Guild Muller whose support and inspiring words encourage us in our commitment to the Holy
will Eucharist. God bless all those who participated in any way to give His Son the Glory for
have seventeen blessed years.
their first meeting on Monday, August 31, at hosting this event, which will end with
Noon in the Sodality Room. Please bring Eucharistic Benediction in the Church at
your lunch. Desserts will be provided. Any 7 p.m. We request that all participating
questions, please call Lil Bruzzese @ 942- families sign their names on the sign-up
4431. sheet in the vestibule and indicate the
_______________________________________ number of adults and children who will be

Our Lady of Sorrows Adult Education:

Fortify Faith Series 2009-2010 kick off!
Sunday, August 30, at 9:45 a.m. Celebrate
the Year for Priests with “The Priesthood:
Bringing Jesus Christ into Intimacy with the
People of God, ” presented by our Pastor,
OLS Children’s Choir practice will begin on The Birmingham Cursillo Community
Wednesday, August 26, at 3:30 p.m. in the will be having our August ULTREYA on
Music Room, near the Parish Hall. Don’t Tuesday, August 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady
miss your chance to sing at the 4:00 p.m. of Sorrows Church Parish Hall. All Cursillistas
Christmas Eve Mass and one Sunday a are invited for a fun-filled spiritual evening of
month at 8:30 a.m. Mass. We are looking music, prayer, dinner, and an open forum on
forward to seeing you. “Questions and Answers about our Catholic
____________________________________ Faith.” Please bring a potluck dish or grocery
store item to share. Looking forward to
Altar Server Notice-The Serra Club of seeing you at Ultreya. DeColores! For more
Birmingham has scheduled an Altar Server information please contact Patrick Crabtree
Recognition event for September 13 from at 205-960-3991, or e-mail at:
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All servers should pcrabtree@crabtreecomputer.com.
have received detailed information of the _______________________________________
event through email or U.S. mail. If you have
not received this detailed information please From a former guest at First Light Shelter-
call the church office. Hello to all of the people at First Light in
_______________________________________ Birmingham, AL. My Mom and I stayed there
in 2005-2006. We now live happily in a
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast-There will be a house in Hull, Georgia. I am now in 9th grade
Magnificat Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, and am 14 years old. I love you all. Thank
August 29, at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish you for what you did. God bless to all new
Hall; it will be from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. people. THEY WILL FIND YOU A PLACE TO
Our speaker will be Virginia Springer from GO! Amanda.
Resurrection Catholic Church in Clanton, _______________________________________
Alabama, who will share with us how in the
storms of her life she became God’s OLS School Fundraiser-The OLS School
“runaway bunny” until a special event PTO is currently sponsoring two school
happened that changed everything. No fundraisers. The students are selling the
tickets will be sold at the door. For more “Enjoy the City” coupon books, featuring
information, please go to the Magnificat more than $1500.00 in valuable coupons and
website at www.magnificat-birmingham.org. offers. The books are $20.00 per book with
____________________________________ the proceeds going to the OLS School
Library. Anyone interested in purchasing a
NEW INFORMATION DIRECTORY book can do so in the school office. The
We are compiling information on all of our annual gift wrap sale is also underway with
Parish Ministries, Programs, Committees and proceeds from this sale going towards
Organizations for our new Information technology upgrades throughout the school.
Directory. If you are a leader or contact Anyone interested in placing an order can
person for any of these groups, please call the school office (879-3237) for a
contact the Church office so we can be catalog.
assured that all names, numbers and _______________________________________
descriptions are correct. The last directory
was compiled in 2004 so we really need your Singles trip to Tunica on Monday, August
help bringing the directory up to date. This is 24, and returning on Tuesday, August 25.
a huge undertaking and we would appreciate Stay at the Gold Strike Casino and have
your assistance. Thank you. lunch with Paula Dean at her restaurant.
There are ten seats still available. Please
contact Grace Troncalli at 323-3000.
August Bridge Winners The Benedictine Sisters Retreat Center in
1st Place-Fran MacDougall Cullman and Contemplative Outreach,
2nd Place-Mike Millican Birmingham are sponsoring an Introduction
3rd Place-Jack Walden to Centering Prayer retreat to be held in
Special Prize-Jean Holt Cullman September 4-6. This retreat is
_______________________________________ designed for those new to Centering Prayer,
a form of Christian prayer rooted in the
REMINDER ancient Christian contemplative tradition. Its
Annual memberships to the GYM are due by purpose is to foster a deeper intimacy with
September 1st. Thank you !! Christ through the silence and stillness of
____________________________________ contemplative prayer. Private rooms and the
ability to maintain silence are required.
Relish the Gift of Your Femininity Registration will be from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on
Saint Rose Academy announces, “Relish the Friday, September 4, and the program will
Gift of your Femininity,” a Women’s Retreat end after the noon meal on Sunday. The
to be held at Saint Paul’s Cathedral Life cost for the weekend is $195/person for a
Center on Friday evening, August 28 from private room and includes lodging, meals,
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, August 29 and linens. For registration information,
from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. There will be please contact the Benedictine Sisters
two retreat speakers, Sister Jane Dominic, Retreat Center at (256) 734-8302 or by e-
O.P., a Dominican Sister of Saint Cecilia mail at retreats@shmon.org.
Congregation, and Jeanette DeMelo , the ____________________________________
Director of Communications for the
Archdiocese of Denver and a member of the WOMAN SPIRIT RISING
Board of Directors for ENDOW (Educating on September 25-27, 2009
the Nature and Dignity of Women; Please Transformation thru Storytelling: Jane Owen
see www.EndowOnline.com). These two Cunningham, through masterful storytelling
women will enlighten and challenge retreat that is full of fun, warmth and awe, will lead
participants to discover the true beauty and women into a magical world where word
strength of femininity. There will also be cannot go. This retreat will be an experience
opportunities for prayer through Exposition to help women explore their own stories and
and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, get in touch with inner transformative energy.
Confession, and the Holy Sacrifice of the Jane is a storyteller, educator, mother,
Mass. workshop leader, and media specialist at
Berry College Elementary School in Rome,
GA., WSR Team: Sr. Priscilla Cohen, OSB;
Sr. Mary McGehee, OSB; Dr. Wendy Arthur
and Barbara Hammond.
Cost: Private Room $195; Shared Room