TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                             18-19 AUGUST 2012

 

UNIVERSITY PARISH OF CHRIST SUN OF JUSTICE

MASS SCHEDULE

MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY:  5:15 PM; THURSDAY, FRIDAY:  12:10 PM

SATURDAY:  5:15 PM VIGIL MASS

SUNDAY:  9:00 AM, 10:30 AM AND (WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION) 5:00 PM

HOLY DAYS:  AS ANNOUNCED IN THE BULLETIN

MEMORIAL MASSES:  FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH @ 10:30 AM

 

Our Mission Statement:  Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we proclaim we are God’s people under the banner of The University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice. Through our words and actions, the Good News of Christ Jesus is announced here at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: students, staff, faculty, alumni, and local community members.  As God’s people on a spiritual journey, we are committed to lifelong learning, integrating faith with arts, science and technology.  In addition, we endeavor to manifest justice and charity called for by our faith to make real the presence of a loving Christ, here and wherever we find ourselves.

Our Vision Statement:  The University Parish of Christ Sun of Justice – Responding to God’s love through servant leadership, a diverse welcoming community.

 

Parish Membership: Renewal every September.  Anyone wishing to join please ask for a membership form from the Chaplains’ Office or Fr. Ed at anytime.

Location of C+CC: 2125 Burdett Ave. (across from BARH dorms) Open 8:30 am – 10:30 pm

Mailing address: Chaplains’ Office, Rensselaer Union, Rm. 3514, RPI, 110 Eighth Street, Troy, NY 12180

Telephone: (C+CC) 274-7793 Fax: (C+CC) 274-5945 (Chaplains’ Office) Mary Holbritter 276-6518 Diane Waters 276-6517

E-mail: (Chaplains’ Office): holbrm@rpi.edu; waterd3@rpi.edu

Web site: (C+CC) http://www.chapelandculturalcenter.org  (PARISH) http://www.christsunofjustice.org

Director of C+CC: Tom Mattern 274-7793, mattet@rpi.edu; Scheduling of C+CC for any function: 274-7793

Director of Music:  Julie Filippone, filipj3@rpi.edu

When entering the C+CC, please turn off all devices that may interrupt a service or private prayer.  Thanks!                                    

                 

Father Ed Kacerguis, Pastor:  fred@rpi.edu

Office: 276-6518 or C+CC & Slavin House: 274-7793

READINGS FOR THE WEEK:  (19 August: TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME) Prv 9:1-6; Eph 5:15-20; Jn 6:51-58.  (Monday) Ez 24:15-24; Mt 19:16-22 see 625: Sir 15:1-6; Jn 17:20-26.  (Tuesday) Ez 28:1-10; Mt 19:23-30 see 626: 1 Th 2:2b-8; Jn 21:15-17.  (Wednesday) Ez 34:1-11; Mt 20:1-16 see 627: Is 9:1-6; Lk 1:26-38.  (Thursday) Ez 36:23-28; Mt 22:1-14. (Friday: SAINT BARTHOLOMEW, APOSTLE) Rv 21:9b-14; Jn 1:45-51.  (Saturday) Ez 43:1-7ab; Mt 23:1-12.  (26 August:  TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME) Jos 24:1-2a,15-17,18b; Jn 6:60-69. 

 

WELCOME TO THE CLASS OF 2016~!~ AND WELCOME BACK ~!~ TO ALL OUR STUDENTS AND FACULTY.  WE HOPE THAT YOUR SUMMER WAS A TIME OF REFRESHMENT AND RENEWAL. THE END OF SUMMER AND THE FALL ARE TIMES OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS.  MAY ALL OF YOURS BE FULFILLED.

 

THERE WILL BE NO DAILY MASS THIS WEEK ON TUESDAY AND FRIDAY, 21/24 AUGUST.

 

WELCOME PICNIC 2012:  Please join us on Sunday, 2 September, after the 5:00 pm evening Mass, as Team C+CC celebrates the Olympics with challenges as no other team has before. Sign-up sheets for the picnic are available in the hallway.  Please contact Jean Francois at 518-225-1409 or j-francois@nycap.rr.com if you have questions.

 

OLYMPIC SCARVES: Join us for the Opening Ceremonies of our Welcome Picnic as we decorate our scarf tower. Last year we collected more than 130 scarves for the needy of our area.  204 countries are participating in the Summer Olympics in London, can we collect as many scarves as the number of countries in London?  For more information, please contact Jean Francois at 518-225-1409 or j-francois@nycap.rr.com.

 

PARISH REGISTRATION AND MINISTRY SHEETS:  Please return the forms “ASAP”.  If you didn’t receive forms, they are on the cabinet in the hallway.

 

This weekend, FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY OF TROY.  Please remember a non-perishable food item or donation.  Checks may be made payable to Unity House or Bethany Center.

 

If you’re interested in becoming Catholic or know someone who is, or if you haven’t celebrated the sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation, RCIA is for you!  For more information, contact Fr. Ed, or Rosanne Rose at frose@nycap.rr.com or 785-6253.

 

Due to a staff vacation, please send bulletin information to Mary Holbritter at holbrm@rpi.edu or contact

276-6518.  The deadline is Wednesday by 1:00 pm to be included in that week’s bulletin.

 

ST. BERNARD’S SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY & MINISTRY presents their 23rd Annual Convocation, “Mysticism as a Resource for Ecumenical and Interfaith Dialogue”, by Dennis E. Tamburello, O.F.M., at the Church of St. Vincent de Paul, in Albany, on Wednesday, 5 September, at 7:00 pm. All are welcome!

 

 

IF YOU REQUESTED CHURCH OFFERING ENVELOPES, PLEASE PICK THEM UP IN THE HALLWAY.

 

PRE-CANA (Marriage Preparation) – 9 March 2013 – This program is intended to serve as basis for the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage.  It meets all basic requirements set by dioceses around the country.  A certificate is issued and sent to those who are working with other priests.  If you have any questions, please talk with Fr. Ed.  To sign-up, please call the Chaplains’ office at 276-6517.  The time is 9 am through 9 pm.  Everything is provided for the day – this includes food.

 

NEWMAN CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP: (Contact: Philip Maas, maasp@rpi.edu)

--The Newman Catholic Fellowship is RPI's Catholic student group, focusing on faith, fellowship, and service. We will be gone for the summer, but we will be back with the start of the fall semester. During the school year, all are welcome to join us for our weekly dinners held on Sundays after the 5PM Mass and/or our Thursday meetings.  If you are interested in learning more, please contact Philip Maas at maasp@rpi.edu.

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: (Contact: Philip Maas, maasp@rpi.edu)

--The RPI Knights of Columbus council would like to welcome back all new and returning students!  Our council is 7 years old and is the recipient of 6 Columbian service awards for our various civic and religious life service projects.  If you are a Catholic male who is interested in joining or learning more about the Knights of Columbus, please do not hesitate to speak to our Grand Knight Phil Maas (maasp@rpi.edu) or stop by our table at the Activities Fair on Thursday, 30 August, in the RPI Armory, or the Welcome Picnic on Sunday,

2 September, after the 5:00 pm Mass.

--Did you know? … That in 1985, the Knights funded the much-needed restoration of the façade of Saint Peter’s Basilica, as well as the statues of Sts. Peter and Paul in front of the basilica.

 

CHAPEL + CULTURAL CENTER: (Contact: Tom Mattern, Director, mattet@rpi.edu)

--The Chapel + Cultural Center is pleased to present, “Botanicals”, an exhibition of works presented by

Jinna McHugh.  The simple and delicate beauty of a flower embodies nature in its purest form.  Ms. McHugh’s practice is focused on capturing this beauty through nuances of light and shadow on colors, translating this interaction through watercolors, acrylics, colored pencils and pastels while remembering to keep the integrity of the simple but brilliant beauty that a flower possesses. The exhibit is open to the public from 9 July through 31 August.  Gallery hours are 9:00 am – 9:00 pm, Monday through Saturday.

 

Family Perspective, by Bud Ozar:

In today’s gospel Jesus speaks of eating his flesh and blood.  Parents can identify with this, for they often feel devoured by all the demands of family life.  This is unavoidable for children grow in the soil of sacrificial love.  Parenting is not part time work.  It is a consuming lifetime commitment.

 

ALBANY DIOCESAN CEMETERIES is pleased to announce Most Rev. Howard J. Hubbard will bless and dedicate the Kateri Meadow Natural Burial Preserve on Thursday, 13 September, at 10:00 am.  Kateri Meadow Natural Burial Preserve is located at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery in Niskayuna, 2501 Troy Road.  Natural burial is a way of caring for the dead with minimal environmental impact.  People can choose to be buried in natural wood caskets, willow baskets or shrouds.  A burial vault is not allowed, embalming is optional.  Each grave will be marked with a small granite block.  This section will be kept as a natural area complete with the wild flowers that are indigenous to this area.  For more information, email natural.burial@rcda.org or call (518) 374-5319.

 

A MOTHER DAUGHTER WORKSHOP, will be held at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany, on Sunday, 9 September, from 1–3:30 pm.  This program is designed to enhance communication between mothers and their daughters.  Learn about and discuss the physical and emotional changes of puberty, personal hygiene and more. 

Recommended for ages 9-13.  For more information, call 525-1388 or register online at http://www.sphcs.org/events.

*****                MUSIC FOR EUCHARIST   

 

Gathering Hymn:               #570 Sing of the Lord’s Goodness

                                Responsorial Psalm:            #333 Psalm #34: Taste and See

                                Gospel Acclamation:           #919

                                Preparation Hymn:              #492 Eye Has Not Seen

                                        Opening Acclamation:          #921

Memorial Acclamation:         #923

Amen                          #925        

Litany of the Lamb of God:   #926

Communion Hymn:              #523 Now We Remain

                                        Closing Hymn:                  #373 City of God

 

The Music Ministry invites all interested parishioners and new and returning students to participate in the musical leadership for the weekend Masses here at the Chapel!  Beginning Monday, 10 September, rehearsals will be every Monday evening at 7:00 pm and then, a half hour before each Mass.  Please speak with JULIE FILIPPONE OR JEAN SEAVER after today's Mass if you are interested, or contact JULIE by email at filipj3@rpi.edu.