Elizabeth Sutton Our Lady of Sorrows Birmingham

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    From the Pastors Desk

    My Dear People:

    To get where we want to go, to be what wewant to be and to gain what we would like tohave we must PLAN ahead. This is

    especially true of our journey on this earth toheaven. Unless we plan ahead of time wemay never get to heaven but, instead, end upin the disaster of all disasters, the eternalpunishment of God.

    Time moves so fast that sometimes we areshocked at our own age. Even worse, manyof the things we would like to do are neverdone because we did not plan ahead of time.During the season of Lent we work toward abetter relationship with God and heaven, Hisultimate gift to us. The greatest work of Lentis found during Holy Week. Plan now on howyou will spend Holy Week.

    During Holy Week , the holiest week of theyear, we want to meditate on the death andresurrection of Jesus. Our Youth Minister,Chelsea Piper, asked if we would show thePassion of the Christ film on the Wednesdayevening of Holy week starting at 6:30 p.m. forthe Youth and everyone else who would liketo attend. Chelsea says she watches the filmevery Lent to prepare for Good Friday. Allare invited.

    Unless we make plans now for Holy Week, itwill be just another week. So we remindourselves now of the spiritual opportunities ofHoly Week. On Holy Thursday evening (withno Masses in the morning) there will be onlyone Mass according to the rubrics for theparish at 7:00 p.m. celebrating the LordsSupper. We did get permission again thisyear for a 5:00 p.m. Mass since so manypeople would like to attend Mass on this day.Adoration will be from 8:00 p.m. till midnight.

    You can visit the church anytime on GoodFriday for the devotions from 12:00 p.m. till3:00 p.m. From Noon till 2:00 p.m. we willhave sermons, prayers and singing on the 7

    Last words of Jesus from the cross. Stationswill start at 2:30 p.m.

    On Holy Saturday, there will not be Mass inthe morning, nor confessions in theafternoon. The Mass of the Easter vigil inwhich we bring the converts into the Church

    will begin at 8:00 p.m.

    Week before last I had a bad case of the coldvirus that has been going around. Rumorsmade it much worse than it was. (Manythanks for your wonderful prayers) It wasrumored that I had been hospitalized andwas about to get off this earth. One memberof our Columbarium committee told theGeneral Contractor to hurry since we had acustomer just about ready for the internment.When he saw me healthy and walking abouthe told the contractor he could slow down butthe workers were already in high gear. Nowit seems that the columbarium could befinished by Easter Sunday. How fitting, thatwith the significance of Easter, our lives afterdeath will be commemorated by a garden ofearthly remains and a statue of theresurrected Christ.

    For the first time OLS School will hold anintellectual festival for writers. Our schoolchildren have been doing creative andresearch writing to prepare for thecelebration of the art of writing on AuthorsDay. Well-known authors and artistsincluding Amy Welborn, Kevin Scarbinsky,Brother Leo Mary, and Roger Day, will bepresent. Scott Richards and Sara Verserfrom Fox 6 News will cover the event. Iunderstand that one student has written a134 page novel that will be on display for theoccasion. All are invited to attend AuthorsDay on April 1st from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    With prayers and blessings,Father Muller

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    MASS INTENTIONS

    Monday, Mar. 23 Donors to OLS School FoundationSouls in Purgatory

    Tuesday, Mar. 24 Special Int. of Frances NaroElizabeth Saia

    Wednesday, Mar. 25 Special IntentionPauline Macke

    Thursday, Mar. 26 Joseph ShermanMary Morrison

    Friday, Mar. 27 Rose MaggioCharles Wood

    Saturday, Mar. 28 Thomas SullivanCarol Robinson

    Sunday Mar. 29 People of the ParishAnnie Sicola

    Because the first Tuesday in

    April falls during Holy Week,there is a new date forV.I.P.

    Please join us on Tuesday, April 14th, at 11:00a.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be Mass,followed by lunch and bingo.

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    COLUMBARIUM UPDATEThe Columbarium construction is progressingtoward the finish. This week the concrete nichesarrived and are being installed along with thepolished granite and the Memorial Wall. Barring

    weather delays or unforeseen constructionproblems, construction will be finished in the firstweek of April, which will be on time and alsowithin budget. Thank you, Lord. We will soon bemaking plans for a dedication ceremony. If youhave interest in a columbarium niche or wantinformation about the "Memorial Wall," pleasecall Susan at the church office.

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    Moms Day Out- Registration for the Summerand Fall sessions will be on Friday, March 27th,from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the nursery.Space is limited. For more information pleasecall 871-3253.

    High School Youth Group will not meet onSunday morning, March 22nd. We will resume

    on Sunday, March 29th. We will still meet

    this Wednesday night. Please join us from

    6:30 to 8:30.

    Junior High Youth Group 6th, 7th, and 8th

    grade will not meet again until April.

    The OLS Youth Groupwill be sponsoring themovie The Passion of the Christ. It will be shownon Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30 p.m. in the ParishHall. Light refreshments will be served.Everyone is invited.

    Due to Spring Break, there will be noPSR and Growing with God classesthis Sunday, March 22nd. Classes willresume March 29th

    PRAY FOR VOCATIONS

    The Lord looks into the heart. What does He see?We are given the gift of sight and insight. Look intothe heart with love. (1 Samuel 16:6-13 & John 9:1-49) Please pray for the gift of new sight to see thepresence of God in our midst.This ad is sponsored by the Serra Club.

    Please return your Easter Flower envelopes

    no later than Friday, April 3, to bepublished in the Easter Bulletin.

    March Bridge Winners:1st Place-Beverly Gurley2nd Place-Bill Kelly3rd Place-Arlene HallSpecial Mention-Mike Millican

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    SINGLESThe OLS Singles would like to invite everyoneinterested in learning more about the Declarationof Nullity, commonly known as annulments, to

    join us Thursday, March 26th, from 7:00 p.m. to8:30 p.m. in Room 102 of the Family Life Centerfor annulment education. If you are a divorcedCatholic, know a divorced Catholic or just want to

    learn more about what the Church teaches aboutannulments, we encourage you to join us andlearn more about this process. Anne MarieVerchot, RCIA Director at Our Lady of Sorrowsand a Diocesan Trained Advocate on theDeclaration of Nullity, will be leading the meeting.For additional information, contact David Asbachat 383-5634 ordaa28@aol.com or Anne MarieVerchot at 482-8627 orverchot@bellsouth.net.

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    There will be a Lenten Fish Frysponsored by the Knights ofColumbus on Friday, March 27th

    at 6:00 p.m. in the OLS ParishHall. Everyone is invited.

    ______________________________________EWTN invites all Confirmation Candidates andanyone else interested to a tour and program onSaturday, March 28th. It will begin at 1:00 p.m.inthe Chapel with prayer, followed by a talk givenby a priest or brother on the Sacrament of

    Confirmation, then a tour of the EWTN studiowhich brings you shows like Life on the Rock.We will conclude at 3:00 p.m. Please RSVP AmyFields at 616-8286 orfield879@bellsouth.net

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    Chapel of Our SaviorThe Chapel needs permanent CommittedAdorers for:Monday at 11:00 AM (To Share Hour)Monday at 11:00 PM (To Share Hour)Thursday at 5:00 PM (To Share Hour)

    Saturday Morning at 3:00 AMSunday at 11:00 AM (To Share Hour)Our goal is to have at least 2 people on eachhour. These are the hours needed, but do selectan hour that best fits your schedule.Please call Ida Wilker at 933-2281 or Mary ClaireBrouillette at 871-2909.Of all the devotions, that of adoringJesus in the Blessed Sacrament is thegreatest after the sacraments, the onedearest to God, and the one most

    helpful to us. St. Alphonsus Liguori17th CenturyThe Chapel of Our Saviorwill be closed for theHoly Triduum beginning April 9th, Holy Thursdayat 3:00 p.m. until Easter Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

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    NOON MASS

    There will be no noon Mass on Tuesday, April 7th,as all priests will be attending the Chrism Mass atthe Cathedral of St. Paul.

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    Seniors: Thursday March 26th St. Francis XavierParish will hold its montly activity for CatholicSenior Adults of the Birmingham Area. The daybegins with Mass in the main church at 11:00a.m. followed by a luncheon and bingo until 2:00p.m. A donation of $6 to defray the cost isrequested. Please call the parish office at 871-

    1153 for reservations no later than Wed. March25th.

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    W A N T E D

    We need someone to take the job ofSecretary Administrative Assistant for theP.S.R. program to help Mrs. Elizabeth Sutton,the new Director.

    Qualifications:

    Proficiency in office skills with thecomputer etc.

    A people-person (social skills)

    Dedicated practicing Catholic.

    Part time:

    20 hours a week.

    Sundays (30 weeks of the year) from

    8:30 a.m till 12:30 and four mornings a week from 8:30

    p.m to 12:30 p.m.

    Salary:

    Call the office for information

    IF interested send in resume to searchcommittee, attention: Mrs. ElizabethSutton, chair of the search committee.

    mailto:daa28@aol.commailto:verchot@bellsouth.netmailto:field879@bellsouth.netmailto:field879@bellsouth.netmailto:daa28@aol.commailto:verchot@bellsouth.netmailto:field879@bellsouth.net

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