Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



   FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

  JULY 16, 2017

FATHER DAN WHITMAN

NOTRE DAME  CATHOLIC CHURCH, 212 MOUNT BETHEL ROAD, GREENEVILLE, TN 37745
OFFICE PHONE - (423) 639-9381,  FAX (423) 638-5219
WEB SITE  http://notredamechurchtn.org/, E-MAIL: notredametn@embarqmail.com

STAFF - Sandy Alter, Administrative Assistant;  Dr. Fred Ricker, Music Director; Susan Collins, DRE and Youth Minister 423-470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS -President Alicin Sahr, Notre Dame Council of Catholic Women; Don Myers, 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; Bud Noe Coordinator, Facility Maintenance; Jim Williams Coordinator, Parish Grounds.

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

OFFICE HOURS - 9:00 am-4:00 pm Monday-Thursday (Closed for lunch from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.  Office hours for Hispanic Ministry are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.

THE SACRAMENTS AT NOTRE DAME

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 as part of our second grade religious education formation.  In order to participate, a child must be enrolled in our religious education program for at least one complete year prior to entering into a sacramental class.

CONFIRMATION:  Confirmation is celebrated every year in the spring as part of our middle school / high school religious education formation.  In order to participate, a child must be enrolled in our regular religious education program for at least one complete year prior to entering into a sacramental class.

MARRIAGE:  Contact a Catholic priest at least six (6) months before the desired wedding date.  DO NOT set your wedding date until you have spoken with a priest.

RECONCILIATION (PENANCE):  The regularly scheduled time for reconciliation is from 4:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. every Saturday or upon request.  In addition, special reconciliation services are held during Lent and Advent every year.  Time and dates are published in the bulletin and announced by Father prior to the services.

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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WELCOME NEW PARISHONERS: The church office is located in the brick and white house on the corner of Barton Ridge Road and Mt. Bethel Road on our Church property.  You are welcome to stop by and introduce yourself or take a moment after Mass to introduce yourself to our Pastor, Fr. Dan.  Please take time to fill out a registration form. We are a very friendly parish and would like to help you feel welcome.  The form helps us with acquiring a mailing address, phone numbers, etc, and to keep an accurate account of your contributions.  The forms are available in the Narthex or by request.

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 www.masstimes.org

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FAITH FORMATION: Our Religious Education Program for youth embraces entire faith formation including whole community catechesis.  The family is the central element, and parents are the primary teachers 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.  Many opportunities are available for parents and grandparents to share their Catholic faith with our young people.




PRAYER CHANGES THINGS:  Continue prayers of comfort, strength, and healing: Rick and Kathy Longworth, Ethan Lott, Helen Davis, Youth Village children, Mike Lilly, Pat Quint, Madison Mazur, Steve Young, Rita Murphy, Janet Murphy, Charlotte Merkel,  Chuck and Sandy Alter, Andrea Alter Moore and John, Christina DiBella; Barbara Wieseler, Roger Rich, Joe Brang, Ken Latt, Alexander Toth, Roberto Diaze,  Rita Chaloux, Les Law, Anthony McBride, Jackie Kerrick,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Rick Willis, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Eddie Boone, Kathryn Carter & daughter,  Danny Collins, Scott  &  Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Mary Noe, Homer Davenport Family, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home & caregivers.
   

10th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVALOf  NATIONS

Saturday September 30, 2017

SIGN UP BOARD LOCATED IN NARTHEX

Please take the time to look at the many positions and volunteer to help on one of the Committees.

Call Event Chair DJ Dalton at 639-1096 or these 2017 Committee Chairs to help:

ART DISPLAY:            MEXICO TENT:

Sarah Jean 787-0123         Pedro 525-2152

BAKE SALE:                            PARKING:

Mary Jane 639-4553         Roger 329-5075

ENTERTAINMENT:               PHY. ARRANGEMENTS:

Sandy 638-4443                            Jim 639-8247

FARMERS MKT:         PUBLICITY:

Elaine 823-7318                Susan 470-2560

FESTIVAL TICKETS:            RAFFLE TICKETS:

Susie 823-0466                             Aimee 638-1951

FUNDRAISING &        SILENT AUCTION:

DISPLAYS/VENDORS:     Erin 337-962-4568

Rachel 972-2578              USA SNACKS:

GAMES:                          Bud 639-1074

Youth 470-2560                            & Rich 638-3153

INT. FOOD COURT:               YARD SALE:

Judy 639-0688                              Andrea 823-7165

& James 588-9545            & Theresa 525-0450

SPONSORSHIPS AVAILABLE

$1,000 Platinum / $500 Gold / $250 Silver / $100 Bronze

FRED’S PLUMBING – Gold Sponsor

Make the most of your advertising $$$ dollars or just support our parish biggest fundraiser!

DISPLAY / VENDOR BOOTHS

Event applications are available in the Parish Office. Booth space is limited and cost is only $35.

FALL PLANTS

Order forms also available in the narthex foryour fall selection of plants and foliage.

FESTIVAL T-SHIRTS

Limited Edition 10th Anniversary Shirt order forms available in the narthex until July 31st

RAFFLE TICKETS

to sell or purchase after Mass for only $2 each with three drawings at the Festival for $500 cash.

 

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT: Interested in preparing & serving a sample of food from your country of heritage? This is what makes our Festival unique! Call Judy or James.

SILENT AUCTION: Going on Vacation? Consider bringing back an item for our International Silent Auction. Items accepted at the Parish Office during business hours.

YARD SALE: Items can be brought to the Ganz Youth Center after Aug. 1st. No outdated electronics please.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Mary Ann Murphy invites everyone, especially those who have supported her mission with FOCUS, to enjoy refreshments and a short presentation after the 11 A.M. Mass, Sun., July 30th in the hall.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

THE FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS WEEK ARE THE GIFT OF SUSIE, DON AND ROSIE MYERS IN LOVING MEMORY OF EDDIE BOONE.

Notre Dame Mass Ministry List for Aug-Sept-Oct 2017 will be made the week of July 17-21.  Please email  abplace@comcast.net or call 638-1951, letting Aimee know the dates you’re unavailable to serve.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

SAT

July 15

5:00 p.m

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

SUN

July 16

8:00 a.m.

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Eddie Boone by The Church


 

11:00a.m

+

Etta ParlaPiano by the Alter’s

 

 

3:00 p.m

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

July 17

 

 

NO MASS

TUES

July 18

8:30a.m.

+

Eddie Boone by Loewenkamp’s

WED

July 19

8:30a.m.

SI

All Priest, Seminarians,Deacons

THU

July 20

8:30a.m.

SI

All couples married in July

FRI

July 21

8:30 a.m.

SI

All Armed Services Personnel

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: Continue prayers of comfort, strength & healing:

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

Sun ~ July 16 ~ Is 55:10-11; Rom 8:18-23; Mt 13:1-23or 13:1-9

Mon ~ July 17 ~ Ex 1: 8-14, 22; Mt 10:34—11: 1

Tues ~ July18 ~ Ex 2:1-15a; Mt 11:20-24

Wed ~ July 19 ~ Ex 3: 1-6,9-12; Mt 11:25-27

Thu ~ July 20~ Ex 3: 13-20; Mt 11:28-30

 Fri ~ July 21~ Ex 11:10—12:14; Mt 12: 1-8

 Sat ~ July 22 ~ Ex 12:37-42; Jn 20:1-2, 11-18

 

PARISH LIFE

LAST CALL FOR BULLETIN ADVERTISING SPACE - Where better to advertise than in the Church bulletin?  We have only 3 spaces available. The fee is only $100 per year.  Call the Office @ 639-9381 to reserve 1 or more spaces.

THANKS TO ALL THE YARD PEOPLE: The front of our Church looks fabulous!  Thank you for the rock/stone work around the foundation at the front of Church and Parish Hall. The small flower garden is lovely. 

CHOIR-CANTORS NEEDED: Dr. Fred reminds us, choir practice will be starting up again in the fall.  He’d be honored to have you come sing and give your voice to the Lord. “To sing is to praise Him twice” (St Augustine).

HANDBELLS:  Wanda Ricker says we have been given a wonderful gift and to share this gift, she would need 4 players who are willing to give 1 hour (morning preferably) a week to practice.  Qualification: “able to read (not music) and count to ten.”  That’s it. Call 470-6906. 

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

ST. VERONICA’S GUILD: Announces our Narthex floor and the hall in the Education Wing is scheduled to be cleaned, stripped and re-waxed by a cleaning company beginning July 19th. Please refrain from using the front doors until the weekend 5 p.m. Mass, July 22nd (allowing for drying). Please be aware of these dates.

SOCIAL ACTION

OUR SISTER PARISH IN HAITI: July 15-16th there will be a second collection for our sister Church.

ST MARY’S LEGACY CLINIC is seeking donations of ReliOn Glucometers and test strips that can be found at Walmart; also non-sterile, non-latex exam gloves (size Med).  They also need inhalers (unopened), sealed in original containers with 6 month from expiration. Visit website: www.StMaryclinic.org and follow on facebook to see updates and announcements from the mobile clinic.

FOOD BANK NEWS: The commodity requested for the month of July is Pinto Beans and/or canned beans of all kinds.  Fill the Food Bank barrel in the Narthex alcove to the brim. To make a financial gift, make check payable to Notre Dame Church with Food Bank on the memo line.  Financial donations are used for many needs i.e., gas, heat, electricity, rent, etc.  Thank you for your generosity.

 

FAMILY LIFE

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP YOUR FAMILY!  ASTROS PARISH FAMILY NIGHT: Join us Friday, July 21 for a Tailgate party then a baseball game featuring our local Greeneville Astros. Fireworks end the evening. Sign-up sheet is located in the narthex and cost is free for youth and adults are $4. We purchase our tickets from this list, so if you put your name down, please pay for the tickets and give them to a friend. They may enjoy the game!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY JULY COUPLES

Russell and Marilyn Bailey                            65 years

Mark and Marty Benko                                 24 years

Brent and Sarah Jean Chapman                  13 years

Danny and Susan Collins                              37 years

Ken and Patricia Fay                                     42 years

Jimmy and Debra Helton                              26 years

Bill and Shirley Kelly                                     58 years

Max and Jennifer Lawson, III                     8 years

Bud and Mary Noe                                        54 years

John and Connie Seehoffer                           48 years

Bob and Marie Tocci                                     45 years

Landon and Marlene Wilds                           54 years

NATIONAL NFP AWARENESS WEEK JULY23-29 - It’s Time! Say “Yes” to God’s Plan for Married Love! Celebrate and reverence God’s vision of human sexuality. The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25, 1968) Paul VI, which articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, conjugal love &responsible parenthood.  The dates also mark the feast of Sts. Joachim & Anne (July 26), parents of our Blessed Mother.

EDUCATION

CATECHISTS NEEDED: For the 2017/18 school year. Contact Susan Collins 470-2560. Pre-K - 5th grade RE on Sunday mornings and 6th – 12th grade on Wed. night.

CATECHIST CERTIFICATION: Portfolios are due to Susan Collins by August 6th in order to receive Certification or Recertification by Catechetical Sunday in September. If you only need the Orientation, it will be offered at Ministries Day however, please submit your portfolios by the deadline then add the course work after.

MINISTRIES DAY: All who teach the Catholic faith are encouraged to attend Ministries Day on Sat., Aug. 19 at All Saints Parish in Knoxville. Theme is “Missionary Disciple for the New Evangelization”. Car-pooling from Notre Dame will be available. Cost is $20 and you select four sessions to attend, and lunch is included. Catechist Orientation will be offered and is a certification requirement. Registration material available by mid July.

YOUTH MINISTRY

SUMMER SERVICE:  HS students may join us on Tues., July 18, & 25 from 9 – 3 p.m. to provide service to our church and in the community. Lunch is provided.

National Catholic Youth Conference

                                                                                                                            *Uncommon Stock Market still available and investors will be invited to a “Coketail” Party.

Stock Market Investors:

Memory of Eddie Boone, Bill & Shirley Kelly, Petra Young, DJ Dalton, Nancy Clark, Barbara Price, Fran Willis, Aimee Place, Sarah Jean Chapman, Brenda Litchfield

Gold Sponsor: Grandma & Grandpa

Platinum Sponsor: Angel Vargas

 

August 26: Pasta Night with silent auction