Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 31, 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

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. Dan. 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 healing and comfort: Thomas Joseph (in VA Hospital), Linda Pearce, Jim McConnell, Sarah Ormsbee, Scott Fisher, Delores Fredricks, Ann Hightower, Sandy Ball, Patricia Huston, Sarah Fiskelli, Mary Armstrong, Mike Richards, Robert Morgan, 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.

REMINDER: Use of our Church facilities must be cleared thru the Church office, i.e. the Church grounds, the Parish Hall, Narthex, Education Wing, Marian Room, and Ganz Youth Center. Thank you!

DOGWOOD PARK CONCERT SERIES continues today, Sun., Aug 31, gates open at 5p.m. Free concert, bring a comfy chair & enjoy!  Contact Susan to help.

MINISTRIES FAIR - PARISH FAMILY NIGHT - All Church organizations are asked to be represented on Wed., Sept. 3 at 6 p.m. to set up a display. (Call Susan at 470-2560 for a table). Invitations were mailed to 25 new families registered this year and ALL parishioners are invited to attend. Learn about the many ministries offered in our parish, participate in a “get-to-know-you” activity and possibly win a prize! Bring a covered dish to share (sign-up sheet in narthex to see what others have in mind to bring). Plan to attend!

DIOCESAN HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION AND CLOSING MASS - Bishop Stika invites you to attend this event, Sat, Sept. 13 at Knoxville Catholic High. Fun for all ages. Registration required Event is FREE.

HOME REHABILIATION GRANT - Public Meeting for Greeneville residents will be held Thu, Sept 11, 2014 @ 6pm Greeneville Town Hall, 200 N College St. Homeowner must meet the following criteria to qualify: 1) Meet low-to-moderate income guidelines. 2) Proof that you own your home and land its on. 3) Lived in or owned home for at least one year. 4) Home is located in Greeneville city limits and property taxes paid up. Interested homeowners should attend this info session.

FOOD BANK MINISTRY: Food Bank commodity this month, of course you know, is Peanut Butter. Our barrel is full, so, thank you for your generosity to those less fortunate.  The commodity for September is “guess what goes good with peanut butter?” Crackers!  All kinds from saltine to club! Fill our barrel!

ST. CATHERINE’S GUILD - The crafter’s meeting is Sept. 4th at 9AM.  Everyone is invited to attend, share their talents and enjoy the fellowship. Y’ALL COME!

FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - Saturday, September 20th
Next Scheduled meeting Tuesday, September 9th @ 6 pm.
Event Posters & Flyers available in Narthex
Please help advertise our event in the Community.
American Greetings
Frost Chiropractic
Cash donations accepted to help offset costs!
See the display board and sign up to assist
Flower Sale order now on the forms in this bulletin; share them with your friends, family, and neighbors! Taking orders Aug 30/31 and Sept 6/7
Raffle Tickets - See Denise Michaud after all Masses to turn in all $$ and Raffle tickets
Farmers Market needs your home grown fresh and canned goodies; Share all you homemade items with the Country Store.
International Silent Auction items now being accepted in the parish office for the silent auction…
Prizes for Games are needed such as the toys in kids meals, stuffed animals, etc. and in like “new” condition.
Snow Village Display could use more buildings and scenery. Contact Barbara Price 638-7074.
Yard Sale ––Please be kind and clean your items before delivering them!- NO MORE CLOTHES- TAKE  ALL OTHER ITEMS TO THE GANZ YOUTH CENTER.

PICTURE DIRECTORY: A GIANT THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to have your picture taken and a very special thanks to Tim Shaw (for use of his equipment and expertise), all the photographers, all you info takers, under the direction of Bernadette Moughamer and GiGi Chasey, and everyone involved in this project. These pictures will be used for the Church directory which we plan to give to you, if you have a picture in the book! Other folks (the non-pictured parishioners) will pay $5.00 for a directory!

NOTRE DAME’S GOLF OUTING SCHEDULED FOR COLUMBUS DAY, OCTOBER 13, 2014 – Information and registration forms are available on the Narthex bulletin board.  Aside from being a social event for the parish, the purpose is to raise funds to reduce the parish debt.  Your involvement and support is much appreciated. We need players, helpers, sponsors, & supporters.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN: The CCW Welcome Back meeting will be held Sunday, September 14th at 6pm. Mark your calendars. All women of the parish are considered members of the CCW.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: September Council Meeting is on Sun., Sept. 7th  We will be showing the movie “Honor Flight, One Last Mission” starting at 5:30 pm for those who wish to see it.  Our normal time remains 6:00 pm for those not interested in the movie.

 Larry & Donna Coughlin 51 years
 Bruno & Mary Jane Keparutis  8 years
 Robert & Patricia Moore 44 years
 Robert & Ruth Shell 54 years
 Ronnie & Tess Villarta 29 years
If you would like your anniversary listed in the bulletin, please call the parish office 639-9381.

Sat Aug 30 5: 00PM + Wes Wayson by Margaret
Sun Aug 31 8:00 AM + Mike McConnell by Mary M
  11 00AM SI Blaine Douglas by Jean H
Mon Sept 1   NO MASS
Tue Sept 2 8:30AM + Tim Chasey by GiGi
Wed Sept 3 8:30AM SI B Dzienski by the Saponare’s
Thu Sept 4 8:30AM + Mrs Hefferman by Stefania
Fri Sept 5 8:30 AM +  Phyllis Bacchi by Jean H.

Sun ~ Aug 31 ~ Jer 20: 7-9; Rom 12: 1-2; Mt 16: 21-27
Mon ~ Sept 1~ 1 Cor 2: 1-5; Lk 4: 16-18
Tues ~ Sept 2~ 1 Cor 2: 10b- 16; Lk 4: 31-37
Wed ~ Sept 3 ~ 1 Cor 3: 18-23; Lk 4: 38-44
Thu ~ Sept 4 ~ 1 Cor 3: 18-23; Lk 5: 1-11
Fri ~ Sept 5~ 1 Cor 4: 1-5; Lk 5: 33-39
Sat ~ Sept 6 ~ 1 Cor 4: 6b-15; Lk 6: 1-5

LAST CHANCE TO register this weekend for 5 Rivers Deanery Middle School Retreat, at Longview Ranch, Sept. 5–6. Cost is $50. Includes meals, lodging, low ropes course, archery, bonfire & horseback riding optional. Open to grades 6, 7 and 8th.

TENNIS BALLS WANTED and still needed for the chairs in the Education wing. Bring tennis balls to office.

PARENT / STUDENT ORIENTATION: Thank you to all who attended our Wed. night RE activity! The winner of the Lays Potato Chip is… Wasabi and Ginger with a close second of Macaroni & Cheese and Bacon!

RE BEGINS NEXT WEEKEND: Grades 1 – 7 will begin Sun., Sept. 7 at 9:30 a.m. in the church nave. Parents are asked to attend. Pre-K & Kindergarten will begin Sun., Sept. 14 at 9:30 a.m. Please gather in the narthex before entering the classrooms at 9:30 a.m. thus giving catechists time to prepare. Grade 8 – 12 will begin on Wed., Sept. 10 at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITATION FOR ADULTS: On Tuesday, Sept 9, we will begin our RCIA program with the Period of Inquiry and Precatechumentate.  It is a time of evangelization – faithfully and constantly, the living God is proclaimed.  Thus those who are not yet Christians, their hearts opened by the Holy Spirit, may believe and be freely converted to the Lord and commit themselves sincerely to Him.  Baptized Christians may also learn about being a Catholic Christian and may choose to prepare for becoming a Catholic Christian.  If you fit in either of these groups or you know someone who does, please contact Judy Collins at 639-0688 or email her We would love to share our faith with you and them. “When I say, “We would love to share our faith” I really mean we. Several of our parishioners facilitate the program, and interested persons volunteer to be sponsors to share the faith journey with the candidates and catechumens.  The classes meet in the Ganz House, Tues. 7:00- 8:30PM.

MINISTRIES DAY 2014: Registration forms and session descriptions now available in the narthex or online at Save the date of Sat., Oct. 18 with morning Mass offered at 8:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. Doors open for registration check in at 8:30 a.m. and Bishop Stika will give the opening address at 9:30 a.m. Select from over 24 different workshops all based on the theme: Families Together in Christ. This is open to everyone in ministry or interested adults. Classrooms have limited seating and sessions are First Come / First Served basis. Cost is only $20 and includes lunch.

THANK YOU CATECHISTS: Our catechists held their annual meeting to discuss religious education needs for the parish and came up with a plan! Thank You! Pre-K & Kindergarten – Kristin Girton assisted by Anna Johnson, 1st grade – DJ Dalton, 2nd grade First Holy Communion – Susan Collins and Charlotte Smith, Intermediate Sacramental Prep – Mildret Godwin, 3rd & 4th grade – Aimee Place, 5th & 6th grades – Scott Fisher and Tom Janaskie, 7th grade – Brenda Litchfield assisted by Leanne Teter, 8th & 9th Grade – Kristin & Russell Girton, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Confirmation – Susan Collins & DJ Dalton and 12th grade – Jack Place. Kathy Stone is a willing substitute for elementary grades. RCIA is Judy & Jerry Collins, Fr. Dan Whitman, Steve & Debbie Tenk.  Catechectical Sunday   Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11 a.m. Mass. Please take time to say thanks !

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