Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

SIXTEENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
JULY 20, 2014

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

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.)

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.  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 mikeandjoan@mindspring.com 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 www.masstimes.org

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PLEASE PRAY:   Pray ray for the repose of the soul of Patty Price, wife of Bruce and daughter-in-law of Barbara Price; continued prayers for: 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.

ADMINISTRATION
SECOND COLLECTION TODAY IS FOR OUR ADOPTED SISTER PARISH/SCHOOL,IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IN HAITI, PLEASE BE GENEROUS SO WE CAN CONTINUE OUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT

PARISH LIFE
NEW DIRECTORY-WITH PICTURES - 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 for equipment check and scheduling for each session.  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 new directory will be a great help to Fr. Dan in recognizing all his parishioners.
 
FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS is set for Sat., Sept. 20th and more committee members and sponsors are welcome. Next meeting is Wed., July 23 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Committee chairs Jack Place & DJ Dalton ask that committee reports be ready.

RAFFLE Tickets available from Committee Chairs;  for 3 chances to win an iPad for only $2 each.

GOING ON VACATION? Bring back an item for our International Silent Auction Items may be dropped off at the parish office. Yard Sale ITEMS are being accepted..

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
ST ELIZABETH’S GUILD 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’ like to help or to join and be a part of this Guild.
ST VERONICA’S GUILD cleans the Church.  Volunteer to help! Call Barbara Violette 639-0080
ST CATHERINE’S GUILD (the crafters) meets every first Thur. in the Parish Hall at 9:00 am (even thru the summer) Everyone is invited &welcome to attend this Guild.  St Catherine’s Guild members also knit the Prayer Blankets. If you need one or know someone who needs one, call Mary Lou Lamb.  636-0208.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS!
CONGRATS TO THE NEWLY INSTALLED  OFFICERS OF THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  COUNCIL # 6784.  Grand Knight: Bud Noe, Deputy Grand Knight, Don Myers; Chancellor, Charlie Higdon; Financial Secretary, Chuck Alter; Treasurer, Tim Shaw; Recorder, Rick Longworth; Lector, Tony Alter; Warden: Tom Quint.

SOCIAL ACTION
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! You can show your support by bookmarking this link www.150daysofgiving.com/ and VOTE EVERY THURSDAY - multiple times if you have multiple devices! Voting is quick and easy. Just one click from the home page will take you to the “Charities starting with C” page- Click on Catholic Charities of East Tennessee and you’re done!

THE GIVING TREE: Just a few tags left on our giving tree for Summer Service Program. Simply select a tag, purchase the item, put it in the kitchen by the date on the tag and mark it for Summer Service Project. The youth will be providing cupcakes for snack at the Boys and Girls Club on July 22 at 2 pm.

FAMILY LIFE
ASTRO’S~PARISH FAMILY NIGHT~JUSTA FEW TICKETS LEFT - Sign up in the narthex and Susan will be in touch to give you the tickets. Adults (only $4.00) and free for youth. There are Door prizes that will be given away at the tailgate party across the street from Doak School beginning at 5 pm., July 25. Baseball game starts at 7 pm. Fireworks to follow!  FAMILY FUN!!

FREE DOGWOOD PARK CONCERT: If you would like to assist or prepare a dish to share at the hospitality tent for the bands and staff at this event, call Susan 470-2560. Families are invited to the next concert on Sunday afternoon, July 27 at Dogwood Park, behind Tusculum View School. Gates open at 4 PM. The concert is FREE.

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 register so the complimentary food/beverages are. Register online at www.dioknox.org/homecoming; <http://www.dioknox.org/homecoming/> Bishop Stika will conclude with an outdoor Mass. Any HS Youth that want to go as a group, may sign up on board in narthex.

YOUTH MINISTRY
CAROLYN’S PLACE PREGNANCY CENTER CHASTITY CONTEST: Open to teenagers entering 9th grade through young adult, age 25 to make a video of yourself answering questions about the importance of chastity in your life. Submission deadline is Aug. 23, 2014. Contact Nicole Macioci at 203-695-3999 or Nicole.carolynsplace@gmail.com for official contest rules and details.

SUMMER SERVICE PROGRAM: Thank you, Connor, Dante, Matthew and Sarah for helping with the Ice Cream Social at Roby Center, delivering Meals on Wheels, setting up for our “Worker Bee” Luncheon and cleaning Ganz Youth Center and burning CD’s of photos for sacramental classes! Wow! All in one day!  Summer Service is open to all high school students on Tues in July 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. Dates are July 15 at St. Patrick, and Aug. 12 at Notre Dame starting at 7 p.m.

EDUCATION
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.

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.

CATECHISTS WANTED FOR FALL CLASSES CONTACT SUSAN COLLINS, DRE AT 470-2560.

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 www.eventbrite.com/org/31497104.

2014 CERTIFICATION AND RECERTIFICATION MUST BE GIVEN TO SUSAN COLLINS, DRE, BY JULY 21 FOR DIOCESAN DEADLINE

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.

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

SPIRITUAL LIFE
DAILY BIBLE READING
Sun ~ July 20 ~ Wis 12:  13, 16-19; Rom 8: 26-27;
 Mt 13: 24-43 or  Mt 13: 24-30
Mon ~ July 21 ~Mt 6: 1-4; Mt 12:38-42
Tues ~ July 22 ~ Mt 7: 14-15, 18-20; Jn 20: 1-2, 11-18
Wed ~ July 23 ~ Jer 1: 1, 4-20; Mt 13: 1-9
Thur ~ July 24 ~ Jer 2: 1-3, 7-8,12-13; Mt 13: 10-17
Fri ~ July 25 ~ 2 Cor 4: 7-15; Mt 20: 20-28
Sat ~ July 26 ~ Jer 7: 1-11; Mt 13: 24-30

MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Sat July  19  5:00PM + Annabelle Hankins by Tocci’s
Sun July  20 8:00AM SI AmandaNorrisbyD Thompson
  11:00AM + Vivian Munuzuti/ML Lamb
   3:00 PM SI People of Notre Dame
Mon July  21   NO MASS
Tues July  22 8:30 AM SI Barbara Daily by Peg Konski
Wed July  23 8:30 AM SI All ill parishioners & home bound/nursing home patients
Thur July  24  8:30 AM SI Denny Avers by Peg Konski
Fri July  25  8:30 AM SI All Youth of our Parish

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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