From the Pastors Desk My Dear People: This Sunday is Pro-life Sunday and although we hear so much about respecting human life and the gross disrespect for human life with the millions of abortions in this country since Roe vs. Wade (1973), we need to take seriously this huge mass murder that continues to go on in a country that claims to be God fearing. Dr. Del Hahn, from our parish, founded HER CHOICE, a clinic that shows pregnant mothers contemplating an abortion an image of their child through ultra sound. What a great service. One often wonders if the country will be punished or set back by legalizing the killing of the unborn. The unborn are persons legally and biologically. Sins of the past are in the past, and with Gods forgiveness, mothers of the aborted need to forgive themselves. However, the future needs our prayers and letters to congressmen. Our bishop has asked for special prayers for our country this Tuesday on the feast of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary. Tuesday, pray especially for our country. The bishop has given us two petitions to be read at Mass, one on the economy and one for a successful election. Our country is threatened by an economic and banking crisis that vies with the Great Depression of the early 30s. For the recovery of our country and the upcoming election we need to pray. We received another 125 pledge cards this past week for Catholic Charities. This gives us a total of 575 cards turned in so far. There are still a few cards missing, but I must say the generosity of OLS to God can never be questioned. We cannot even imagine God who loves us so much not appreciating everything we do for Him. In the sixth station of the cross, where Veronica wipes the face of Jesus, He immediately leaves a picture of His face on her towel. Know that the Lord can never be outdone in generosity and
again our parish is terrific in our generosity to God. Pray that the right Youth Minister surfaces somehow. How we always need the help of the Almighty in everything we do! With prayers and blessings, Father Muller
MASS INTENTIONSMonday, October 6th Tuesday, October 7th Wednesday, October 8th Thursday, October 9th Friday, October 10th Saturday, October 11th Sunday, October 12th Nancy Jacka Patrick Robinson Mimi Norwood Ernie Eltz Special Intention Richard Jeffers Donors to the OLS School Foundation Georgia Johnson SI Keowns Baptism Charles Woods SI Patricia Naro Patrick Robinson People of the Parish SI Joe Saia
The last two Saturdays our mail has been taken from our mailbox that is located on Oxmoor Road. If you have sent any checks or correspondence to the Church and have not had a reply or your check has not cleared your account please call and let us know. We have discontinued our Saturday delivery so this will not happen again.Come join your friends and neighbors at VIP on October 7th, at 11:00 a.m. There will be Mass followed by lunch and bingo.
____________________________________The FLOWERS under the BLESSED MOTHER are in memory of Anna and Mickey Carpri in celebration of their birthdays.
There will be no PSR, Growing with God, or High School class next Sunday, October 12th. Classes will resume on Sunday, October 18th
Please join us for our next MADONNA AND CHILD meeting. The meeting is Friday, October 10th, in the Sodality Room of the Family Life Center. We will begin with the Rosary at 9:00 a.m. We will be collecting small jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Catholic Center of Concern. Our speaker this month is Gigi Pickard. She will be talking about the history of music in the Catholic Church. If you need nursery reservations please contact Lauren Elliott at 989-1800 or email@example.com by noon on Wednesday, October 8th. Hope to see you there! OUR LADY OF FATIMA GUILD will meet on Thursday, October 9th, at 11:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center. Our speaker will be Fr. Jim Booth and his topic will be The Our Father. All are invited. Lunch will be provided. OUR LADY OF PEACE GUILD will meet on Monday, October 6th, at noon in the Family Life Center. We will have a speaker. All are invited. Bring a sandwich for lunch. SODALITY BOARD MEETING will be held on Thursday, October 10th, at 9:00 a.m. in the Family Life Center-Sodality Room. Please mark your calendar to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Joan Anderson at 942-5764.
Anyone in the 4th grade or above interested in becoming an ALTAR SERVER should attend the training session scheduled at the Church on Monday, October 13th at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Kent Graeve at 423-0092 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need more information R.C.I.A.Reserve October 6th on your calendar for the first RCIA class at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. You or your relative may have been thinking about going. There is a light meal every Monday at 6:30 p.m. and a nursery is provided. RCIA is for people wanting to learn about the faith, people who want to become Catholic, and people who want to come back to the Church. Catholic Bible Study-The Steward of the Mysteries of God Come and join us at Our Lady of Sorrows where seven sessions will be presented on St. Paul and the sacraments. The sessions are based primarily on the recent book by Father Pacwa, St. Paul/The Steward of the Mysteries of God. The sessions will begin on Thursday night, October 16th, and end on the night of December 4th. Prior to the sessions we will have light refreshments. Each session will begin at 6:30 and end at 8:00 p.m. Everyone is invited. For information please email Randy Tolliver at email@example.com. Or call 956-7048. Father Pacwas book is needed for the study. BIBLE STUDY All are welcome to attend the Bible study which meets each Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. During this year of St. Paul we are studying Saint Pauls letter to the Romans. Please contact Kent Graeve if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
OLS SODALITY FALL LUNCHEON,Friday, November 7th . Mark your calendar to join us at the Family Life Center. Doors open at 10:00 a.m. Guest Speaker "Phyllis Hoffman, - Editor-Southern Lady Magazine. Everyone is welcome, invite a friend and come "Jazz It Up" with great food, entertainment, teacup auction, and door prizes. Tickets are $20.00 and are on sale now. Contact Wendy Green 492-7058 or your Guild Representative.
TEACHERS NEEDED FOR GROWING WITH GOD-We are looking for parishioners who are interested in helping teach the 2-year-olds Growing with God class. Growing with God is a Sunday school program that engages 2-and 3year-olds in a fun, hands-on, catholic learning experience. The commitment is only one Sunday a month from 9:45-11:15 a.m. and the schedule follows the PSR calendar. This is a great way to get involved in the church and meet other families in our parish. Please contact Ann Morel at 426-2376 or Marna Dickinson at 747-0455 for more information.
BEGINNING EXPERIENCE MINISTRY (formerly New Beginnings) is a support group for the divorced, widowed and separated of this community. B E is a levels program with 4 levels running simultaneously each 10 weeks. The next 10-week session begins on Tuesday, Oct 7, 2008, at 6:00 p.m. We meet in the Family Life Center at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The cost is $25 for the 10 weeks. Scholarships are available. Childcare is provided at no cost. Beginning Experience is interdenominational and all are welcome... GOLF TOURNAMENT The Tenth Annual Leon V. Rosato, Sr. Golf Tournament will be held Sunday, October 12th, at Robert Trent Jones Oxmoor Valley at 8:00 a.m., benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham. The cost is $125 per player and comes with breakfast, range balls, green fees, lunch, gift bag and your donation to United Cerebral Palsy. Hole sponsorships available. For more information contact Jennifer Rosato at email@example.com or 205-640-1167. Come out and join us as we tee up for UCP! This Sunday is RESPECT FOR LIFE SUNDAY. Please pray for a greater respect for all life from conception to natural death. Tables are set up in the vestibule with various literature. Please take some. Respect Life Sunday was set up by the American Bishops Conference.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER-Keep on doingwhat you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you. What has God said to you about enriching your marriage? The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are October 1719 in Nashville, TN and October 24-26 in Huntsville, AL. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: wwmealabama.org or call (800) 540WWME or (256) 430-0982. CHAPEL OF OUR SAVIOR The Chapel needs permanent Committed Adorers for: Monday at Midnight 1:00 a.m. (to share hour) Monday at 9:00 p.m. (to share hour) Thursday at 10:00 a.m.Our goal is to have a least 2 people on each hour. Please call Ida Wilker at 933-2281 or Mary Claire Brouillette at 871-2909. The Sacred Host perpetually exposed on its Eucharistic throne, and, before it, day and night, loving souls in adoration and contemplation! Is this not truly heaven on earth? from The Holy Eucharist by Jose Guadalupe Trevino
PRAY FOR VOCATIONS Let go of worry. Go to God in prayer. Then the peace of God will dwell in your heart and mind. Ask God to show you how to follow Jesus.(Philippians 4:6-9) For this faith community, may we reverence and respect others as we participate in the building of a holy and just society. This ad is sponsored by theSerra Club
Its time to mark your calendars for our annual art show. The show is free and will be held on Sunday, November 16th, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Many talented parishioners will display and sell their artwork. This year we will have a special area to display childrens art work. Please call Fran Robertson at 870-8857 to reserve a space this year.
If you attend Our Lady of Sorrows on a regular basis and have not registered with the Parish, we invite you to do so. If you have any changes in your holdhold please contact the church office.