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Bulletin

The Church of the Incarnation Church Staff

Fr. Donald Dvorak, OP, Chaplain
Carol Norris, Director of Music Ministry
Dihan Fernando, Sexton

1845 East Northgate Drive
Irving, Texas 75062-4799

Campus Ministry Office 972-721-5375
Fax 972-721-5351

Sacramental Life

Holy Mass - During the academic year

Saturday (Anticipatory) 5:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am, 11:00 am, and *7:00 PM

Monday- Thursday 12:05 and *5:00 pm

Friday 12:05 pm only

*During the academic year only

Sacrament of Reconciliation - During the academic year

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 11:00 am

Saturday at 4:00 pm

Reconciliation is also available by appointment.  Please contact Fr.Don @ 972-721-5118 or ddvorak@udallas.edu.

Sacrament of Baptism and Marriage

Are celebrated only for University of Dallas students, alumni, faculty or staff.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

A process of conversion for those wishing to explore the Catholic faith meets each Monday night from 7 – 9 pm during the academic year starting in September. For more information, please call Denise Phillips at 972-721-5168.

FREE Ministry to traveling Catholics:
For nationwide Mass times and locations, call 1-800-Mass-Times (1.800.627.7846) or visit www.masstimes.org


Collections Report

10/4    5pm    1800.00

10/5    9am     1739.00

11am             2636.00

7pm                 385.00

Total            $6,560.00

Thank You For Your Generosity!

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Church of the Incarnation           

2013-2014 Financial Report        

Fiscal Year July 1 - June 30          

              

Actual July 1, 2013 -June 30, 2014            

               

Collections/Donations                                            438,889

Operating & Labor Expense                                    453,819

Net Ordinary Income                                              -14,930

Restricted Assets Release & Collections                         0

Net Income                                                                -14,930

               

Standardized Financial Reports are available to view at:

http://www.udallas.edu/offices/campusministry/financial/2013-2014.html        

Publication of these reports is required by the  

Diocese of Dallas accounting standards.

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Contributions welcome to the Dunlap Music for Worship Fund

You are invited to make contributions or memorials to the Dunlap Music for Worship fund to benefit the liturgical life of the community. This fund is used to sponsor guest musicians during Advent/Christmas, Holy Week/Easter, and other special Church and University Liturgies such as the 30th anniversary of the Dedication of the Altar on March 24, 2015. Your generous gift will be shared by all at worship. Please make checks payable to the Dunlap Fund. Thank you.

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Interested in Catholicism? RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) will be meeting every Monday at 7 PM in Anselm 230. For more information, please contact Denise Phillips at 972-721-5168.

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Beginning Experience

Are you, or is someone you know, struggling after the loss of a marriage partner?  The Beginning Experience is a peer ministry for widowed, separated, or divorced individuals.  It is a weekend program to help move from the darkness of grief into the light of a new beginning of hope for the future.  Rooted in the Catholic tradition, this ministry is open to men and women of all faiths.  The next weekend retreat will be held October 24-26, 2014 at the Catholic Conference and Formation Center in Dallas.  To register please call or text our voicemail number at (682) "BE-DFW-GO", that is (682) 233-3946, or e-mail the DFW Beginning Experience Team at beginningexperiencedfw@gmail.com.  Additional information can be found at www.beginningexperiencedfw.org.

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The Dominican Experience Weekend:

Who? Young men interested in learning more about Dominican life.

What? A weekend to come and learn more about what it means to be a Dominican friar. There is no cost to participants.

When? October 17-19, 2014

Where? St. Anthony of Padua Priory, New Orleans, Louisiana.

How? Send email to Fr. Charles Johnson, O.P. at vocations@opsouth.org

Why? Because Christ calls men to be friars preachers and the world needs to hear His message.

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Interested in joining a peaceful, prayerful, pro-life, public witness ? The National Life Chain has over 27 years of making an impact.  More than 1900 locations are expected to participate across the U.S. and Canada on Sunday, Oct 5, 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.with 24 in the Dallas area. If you are interested in joining the National Life Chain within the Dallas area, see http://LifeChain.net for more information.

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. Let Christ into your marriage so it can be a greater marriage. Let God be the strength of your marriage. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter is November 7-9, 2014. To apply for a weekend, go to www.dfwme.org/apply for questions please email apply@dfwme.org or call 469-444-0904.

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The Highlands School, distinguished among the Nation’s “Top 50 Catholic Honor Roll High Schools”, will be having High School Open House (9th-12thSunday, October 26th at 2:00pm for all interested families.  To RSVP, please contact the Admissions Director at (972) 554-1980 x 235 or at achapa@thehighlandsschool.org

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Norms for the Reception of Communion

(In the Diocese of Dallas, Church of the Incarnation)

Since many who attend Mass at the University Church of the Incarnation come from different areas and dioceses throughout the country it is important that there be a certain uniformity in the reception of the Eucharist.

 

The customary way of receiving Communion at the Church of the Incarnation according to the norms of the General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM #160) is standing. Processing up to receive communion is symbolic of our journey to the kingdom and our being fed with nourishment for the journey.  We stand to receive the consecrated bread and wine as a symbol, that through Baptism, we have risen to new life.  Kneeling or genuflecting before receiving is discouraged, although you are free to do so if you wish.  Just keep in mind that it breaks the flow of the procession and attracts attention to the individual and may cause the Precious Blood to be spilled.  Quite often the person behind the one who chooses to kneel or genuflect is unaware that this is happening and is caught off guard.  The communicant is to bow his or her head before receiving the Sacrament as a gesture of reverence.  When all receive in the same manner it is as well a sign of Christian unity.

When receiving the consecrated host one is free to receive either in the hands or on the tongue.  If it is received in the hands the left hand should be placed over the right hand.  The fingers of the right hand take the host from the left and place it in the mouth.  If one chooses to receive the host on the tongue one should be sure that the tongue is extended so that the minister does not touch the lips or the saliva of the individual.  The minister is not to place the consecrated host in a person’s mouth but on his/her extended tongue.

 

When partaking of the precious blood, take the goblet from the minister, sip some of the precious blood, and give the goblet back to the minister.

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Calm, Compassion and Prayers

 are Needed

A message from Bishop Kevin J. Farrell

 

I am very grateful that North Texans are compassionate and always ready to help a neighbor in need. This is truly a wonderful community. So it is my great hope that we will all respond to the current appearance of the Ebola virus in Dallas with that same legendary compassion…and calm. I believe that the near hysteria sweeping our community and indeed, the entire country, since the diagnosis of Thomas Eric Duncan is fueled by misunderstanding and exacerbated by overwhelming media coverage.

The facts call for a calm, reasoned approach to this situation. City, county and national health authorities have given assurances that Ebola is spread only by direct contact. Every effort and all necessary steps are being taken to identify, monitor and, when necessary, isolate affected people.

As Christians and people of goodwill, we should feel great compassion for those affected by this virus here and in West Africa where so many have died. We are especially grateful for the dedicated medical personnel here and abroad who are committed to stop the spread of this terrible illness.

We should also be very conscious of the escalating number of children affected by the D68 Enterovirus. And, as we enter influenza season, we must also remain vigilant in recognizing the symptoms of these more highly contagious viruses and take precautions.

Catholics attending Mass should remember that it is up to each individual to decide whether to drink from the cup at Communion. Those who suspect symptoms that may signal impending illness should refrain from doing so. Likewise, during the Sign of Peace, people may offer simpler gestures (smile, simple bow of the head) to accompany the words of peace instead of a handshake or hug.

I ask that you join me in praying for all those who are battling serious illness. May God restore them to good health, bring comfort to them and their loved ones and protect all those who offer care and treatment to them. I also pray that we can approach this time of illness with calm and compassion and that we will encourage others to do so as well.

 

 

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