Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

JULY 27, 2014


OFFICE PHONE - (423) 639-9381,  FAX (423) 638-5219

STAFF - Sandy Alter, Administrative Assistant;  Dr. Fred Ricker, Music Director; Susan Collins, DRE and Youth Minister

ORGANIZATIONS - Aimee Place, Notre Dame Council of Catholic Women; Bud Noe, Grand Knight -  K of C Council 6784; Bud Noe, Tuesday Work Crew; Sharon Folk,  Chairman of Parish Finance Committee; Judy Collins, Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

EUCHARIST SCHEDULE - Sat. Confession 4:00 pm,  Sat.Vigil 5:00 pm,  Sun. 8:00 am and 11:00 am (Nursery), Sun. 3:00 pm Hispanic Mass, Tuesday thru Friday: 8:30 am

NURSERY - Every Sunday during 11:00 AM Mass

OFFICE HOURS - 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday (Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.)


BAPTISM:  Baptisms are celebrated at Sunday Mass.  At least one parent must be a registered parishioner.

FIRST COMMUNION:  First Holy Communion is celebrated every year in the spring.  In order to participate, a child must be enrolled in our religious education program.

CONFIRMATION:  Confirmation is celebrated every year in the spring.   Preparation is provided as a part of the regular religious education program.

MARRIAGE:  Our Diocese mandates a period of at least six months for marriage preparation. Please call the rectory to set an appointment to discuss preparation for this sacrament with Fr. Jim. Attendance at an Engaged Encounter weekend is required, contact Mike and Joan Eiffe at 865-938-5825 or for more information.

RECONCILIATION (PENANCE):  The regularly scheduled time for reconciliation is from 4:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. every Saturday.  In addition, special reconciliation services are held during Lent and Advent every year.

ANOINTING OF THE SICK/COMMUNION:  Call the office to inform us of anyone who is hospitalized, in a nursing home, or otherwise unable to attend regularly-scheduled Masses. Privacy laws prevent us from calling to get information about your condition when you are hospitalized unless you have given the hospital staff permission to speak to us.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:  Parents or guardians are primarily responsible for the catecheses of their children which necessitates participation at Sunday Mass.  All children are required to follow the normal course of religious education classes.  A special class for sacraments will be offered for those who have missed a number of years of religious education.

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NEW PARISHONERS: Please fill out a registration form.  It is important for you to register so we have an accurate mailing address and so we can keep an accurate account of your contributions.  The forms are available in the church, or one can be mailed to you.  When the form has been completed, just send it to the office or drop it in the collection basket.

CATHOLIC BOOKSTORE:  The Paraclete, 417 Erin Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919, Phone 1-800-333-2097

TRAVELERS:  You can get the Mass schedules for churches in the area where you will be vacationing or visiting by going to

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PLEASE PRAY:   Pray for the repose of the soul of Joseph Hightower, father of Sharon Massey, who died last Sunday; and continued prayers for healing and comfort: Ann Hightower, Sandy Ball, Margaret Wayson, Patricia Huston, sister of Nancy Clark, Sarah Fiskelli, Mary Armstrong, Mike Richards, Robert Morgan, Susan Collins, Patty Benko, John Benko, Bob & Maggie May, Barb Jones, Wanda Ricker, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Betty Drain, Joseph McBride, Sr., John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Mary Lou Lamb, Wayne & Karen Kiehna, all homebound, all in nursing homes & their caregivers.  Names will be kept on the prayer list for one month then removed unless Church office notified: 639-9381.

The second collection last week for our adopted sister parish/school, Immaculate Conception in Haiti totaled $590.00, Thank you for your generosity!

PHOTO CD’S: Youth that received First Holy Communion or Confirmation, the photo CD’s are ready to pick up in the narthex.

NEW PICTURE DIRECTORY - Would you consider helping with this project?  If so, contact Bernadette Moughamer @ 423-972-2983 and volunteer to record updated info.
Tim Shaw is willing to organize the photography effort. He will be calling our volunteer photographers:  Alicn Sahr, Elaine Janaskie, Gene Davenport, Bobbi Greenway, Judy Collins, Kristin Girton and Fran Willis for equipment check and scheduling of our sessions.  Think about gathering your family on one of the weekends and mark your calendar to come 30 minutes early to Mass or be willing to stay 30 minutes after Mass on Aug 9-10; Aug 16-17; Aug 23-24.  We want everyone’s photo in the directory. This will be a great help to Fr. Dan in recognizing all parishioners!
FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - Saturday, September 20th
Check out the display in the narthex to VOLUNTEER!
Raffle Tickets available soon from Committee Chairs: 3 chances to win an iPad for only $2 each…
International Silent Auction items now being accepted in the parish office for the silent auction…
Yard Sale items now being accepted in the Ganz Youth Center (DO NOT PUT ANYTHING ON THE NEW AIR HOCKEY TABLE PLEASE) get keys at the office.
Prizes for Games are needed such as the toys in kids meals, stuffed animals, etc. and in like “new” condition.
Farmers Market needs your home grown goodies so why not can extra to share fresh fruits and vegetables!

ST ELIZABETH’S GUILD sends sympathy and get well card; visits the nursing homes, brings gifts, plays games with prizes.  Please donate large jewelry, baseball hats, socks, etc. for their enjoyment.  A box is in the narthex alcove for your convenience.  Call Sue Pearson 636-8419 if you’d like to help; know someone who needs a card, or if you’d like to join this Guild.

ST VERONICA GUILD cleans the Church.  Volunteer to help! Call Barbara Violette 639-0080

ST CATHERINE GUILD (the crafters) meets every first Thur. in the Parish Hall at 9:00a.m. (even thru the summer) Everyone is invited &welcome to join this ‘crafty’ bunch. Need a ‘prayer blanket’ or know someone who does?  Call Mary Lou Lamb.  636-0208.

ST. MARTHA GUILD (the cooks) provides mercy meals and cooks for parish functions.

NOTE FROM THE KNIGHTS - If you have joined our Parish in the last two or three years, you have probably noticed the “Monument in Memory of the Unborn Child” located just in front of the flag on the lawn.  The Knights built and dedicated the monument in the spring of 2008.  The brick walk leading up to it is our pathway of remembrance dedicated to family members and loved ones. Any parishioner desiring to do so may purchase a brick, to be inscribed and placed in the walk, for $50.00 (this covers the cost of the brick and the engraving).  Any Knight will take care of your request, or contact Richard Nojeim at (423) 639-8851

PANCAKE BREAKFAST -‘Thank you’ all for supporting the Pancake Breakfast at Fatz Café.  Because of you, the Knights were able to raise money for the intellectually disabled.  We received very positive feedback about how much fun everyone had, so we are going to plan another breakfast in November to kick off the holiday shopping season. Watch the parish bulletin for details.  Y'all come.
FOOD BANK MINISTRY: The commodity requested for the month of JULY is CANNED GOODS, i.e. pinto beans, backed beans, green beans, red and black beans and any other kind of bean or canned item you’d like to donate.  Please be generous! Thank you for your help

CATHOLIC CHARITIES ~ The First Tennessee Foundation will award a $5,000.00 grant to a different charity every day until AUGUST 22.  HELP CATHOLIC CHARITIES WIN! Bookmark this link and VOTE EVERY THURSDAY - multiple times if you have multiple devices! Voting is quick and easy. One click from the home page, to “Charities starting with C” page- Click on Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and you’re done!

BOWLING PARISH FAMILY NIGHT: Next family night is Wed., Aug. 6 at Olympia Lanes. There is no cost for youth and adults are $6 to bowl with shoes included. Pizza will be served. Just in time to back to school fun!!!

FREE DOGWOOD PARK CONCERT:  If you would like to assist or prepare a dish for the hospitality tent for the bands and staff at this event, call Susan 470-2560. Dance band, ‘Spirit of Soul’ will perform at the concert on Sunday afternoon, July 27 at Dogwood Park, behind Tusculum View School. Gates open at 4 PM. The concert is FREE and this band is TERRIFIC. YOU GOTTA HEAR THEM.

CONCLUSION OF THE JUBILEE YEAR OF CELEBRATION…with a “Diocesan Homecoming” campus of Knoxville Catholic High on Sat. Sept. 13th.  The event is free, but ask that all who are attending must  register. Bishop Stika will conclude with an outdoor Mass. Any HS Youth that want to go as a group, signup on board in narthex; <>

SUMMER SERVICE: Thanks to Connor, Sarah, Dante and Arturo for baking the cupcakes for the Boys and Girls Club and delivering Meals on Wheels. This Tuesday, July 29, will be the last summer service day for the year. Come join us!  Thanks for all the hard work, laughs and good times we shared.  Summer Service is open to all high school students this Tues from 9am-3 pm with lunch provided.

SEARCH 47: Team leaders are needed for the next Search to be held on Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 in Morristown. Team preparation begins in August. You must have attended a Search to be on the team. Call Susan.

DYC: The next Diocesan Youth Conference, with Tony Melendez & band, will be Nov. 20-21 at Holy Trinity in Jefferson City. Cost is $85. Be part of the planning team by attending the deanery meetings. Next meeting is Aug. 12 at Notre Dame starting at 7 p.m. and we will be working on the banner for DYC – “Feet Painting”!

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT: Registration now being accepted for an overnight at Longview Ranch with ropes course, archery, bonfire and more with horseback riding optional. Cost is $50 and includes meals and lodging. High school leaders needed. Date is Sept. 5 – 6.

YOUTH MASS & CRUISE: Sept. 27 with Mass at Immaculate Conception in Knoxville followed by a cruise on the Volunteer Princess for only $30 per person. Space is very limited so register early!

MID-SOUTH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: Now available, registration forms for catechists on Nov. 2-5 at Lake Barkley. Lodge rooms fill quickly. See Susan if you are interested in attending as a parish catechist.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Registration for Religious Education Classes will be after all Masses on  August 9 & 10 and 16 & 17. Cost is $20 per child with a family cap of $60. Sacramental classes are an additional $20 per child regardless of cap. Price increases $5 per child after thee dates. Register Early! Classes begin after Labor Day. Elementary grades on Sunday morning and Middle School and High School on Wednesday night.


CATECHIST CERTIFICATION: Orientation to the formation program will be Aug. 22 at St. Mary/Johnson City; 6:30-9 p.m. Catechetical Day, course 1 will be at Notre Dame on Nov.1 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. There is no cost. Register at

MINISTRIES DAY 2014: Catechists mark your calendar for Sat., Oct. 18 at Sacred Heart in Knoxville for the next Ministries Day, which is required for recertification. Registration forms available in August.

Sun~July 27~1Kgs 3:5, 7-10;Rom 8: 28-30;Mt 13:44-52
Mon ~ July 28 ~ Jer 13: 1-11; Mt 13: 31-35
Tues ~ July 29 ~ Jer 14: 17-22; Jn 11: 19-27
Wed ~ July 30 ~ Jer 15: 10,  16-21; Mt 13: 44-46
Thur ~ July 31 ~ Jer 18: 1-6; Mt 13: 47-53
Fri ~ Aug 1 ~ Jer 26: 1-9; Mt 13: 54-58
Sat ~ Aug 2 ~ Jer 26: 11-16, 24; Mt 14: 1-12

Sat July  26 5:00PM SI Nancy Avers by Peg Konski
Sun July  27 8:00AM + Annabelle Hankins /MLamb
  11:00AM SI M&B May by ML Lamb
   3:00 PM SI People of  Notre Dame Parish
Mon July  28   NO MASS
Tues July  29 8:30 AM SI Homebound &Nursing Hm Pt.
Wed July  30 8:30 AM SI All Military Men & Women
Thur July  31  8:30 AM SI Christians of the Holy Land
Fri Aug 1 8:30 AM SI Priest/Religious/Missionaries

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION-ASSUMPTION: Sign-up sheet for ministries is in the narthex for Vigil Mass on Thurs., Aug. 14 at 6:00 p.m. and Fri., Aug. 15 at 8:30 a.m.

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