Parish News - Weekly Bulletin


  JANUARY 21, 2018


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 423-470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS -President Sue Pearson, 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.


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

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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.

Pray for the repose of the soul of Mary Franklin, aunt of Deacon Tom. Continued prayers of healing, comfort, and strength for: Rita Murphy, Josie Soto, Leo DesJardines, Rick and Kathy Longworth & family, John & Andrea Alter Moore; Br. Frank and Lorraine Bonorio-Neely, Frank Dwyer and Joann, Sandy Alter, Charles Alter, Aaron Mincey, Mike Massey, Joe Hightow, Edward Cook, Nancy St Clair, Jason Straub, Lynette Kluver, Stanley Hensley, Bernadette Moughamer, Carmen & Jim Hill, Dakota & Sarah Fillers, William Stevens,  Nancy Zdaniewicz, Pat Quint, Steve Young, Christina DiBella; Joe Brang, Alexander Toth, Rita Chaloux,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Kathryn Carter & daughter, Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Homer & Marge Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home patients & caregivers.  Continue prayers for all the Pilgrims traveling home from the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, DC.




MASS MINISTRY LIST FOR FEB-MAR-APR 2018 will be made this week, January 22-26.  Please note the dates you are UNAVAILABLE to serve and let Aimee know via or 638-1951.

CALENDAR SALES REPORT: All those folks, who purchased a calendar or calendars in 2017 and participated in the Diocesan Calendar Raffle, thank you.  Our Church received a check in the amount of $585.00 and we had one parishioner who won a cash prize.  Be prepared, as our Diocese plans to do this again next year.  As you remember, the money realized from this endeavor supports tuitions for our Catholic Schools. 

WELCOME NEW CHURCH MEMBERS:  Just a quick note to say “welcome” to all you new folks.  This is a friendly reminder to take an enrollment form (see one of our greeters), fill it out, and drop it in the collection basket.  The counters will see that it gets to the right desk in the Office.  Better yet, if you have time, come by the Church Office and introduce yourselves.  The Church Office is located in the brick and white house on our property, at the corner of Mt Bethel and Barton Ridge Roads.  We are very happy to have you visit, but if you are living in our area, we would like it even better to have you enrolled in our Church family.



BAPTISM:  A special welcome and congratulations to our newest Catholic, Charles David Miller, son of Kurt and Aynnie Miller, who’s being baptized at the 11 am Mass today. Welcome to our Church Family, Charles David.



Jan  20

5:00 pm


Parishioners of Notre Dame


Jan  21

8:00 am.


Donald R. Myers, Sr.  by family




Charles David & Miller family



3:00 pm


Parishioners of Notre Dame


Jan  22





Jan  23



Celeste Meredith by S Massey


Jan  24



Mary Franklin by Dcacon Tom


Jan  25



Church leaders, especially Pope Francis


Jan  26

8:30 am.


Dave Selmeski & S I  his family

HOLY HOUR - There is an hour once a week set aside to worship our Lord with the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  Each Tuesday evening you are offered this opportunity between 4 and 5 p.m. All are welcome to join in evening prayer and Adoration.


PARISH FAMILY NIGHT at Hot Wheels: Join us from 6-8 pm on Wed., Feb. 7 at Hot Wheels Skating Rink for a night of family fun. Free for youth and only $5 for adults who wish to skate. Pizza will be served and a donation basket is available to assist with the cost of food. Please sign up in the narthex so we can better prepare for this family event. NOTE: MS/HS students present without a parent need a permission slip on file and younger students need a parent present at the event.

MARRIAGE/ANNIVERSARIES: Many years ago we started publishing the names of our married couples during their Anniversary month. Some parishioners thought it would be a great way to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony within our Church family; by sending cards and well wishes to the couple.  We have continued this tradition and would like to add your name to our list. Just call the Church Office 639-938, and let us know your month and year the Sacrament of Marriage is to be celebrated.  Let us share your joy!

You Can Help Your Marriage- 25% of surveyed couples say they are happily married.  For everyone else, there is Retrouvaille (pronounced retro-vi with a long i).  Are you frustrated or angry with each other? Do you argue....or have you just stopped talking to each other?  Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille helps couples rebuild their marriages. For confidential information about – or to register for - the next program beginning with a weekend on March 2-4, call 800-470-2230 or 615-523-0631, email or visit




THE BABY CRIB is still set up in the Narthex this weekend, and is still available to receive THE UNWRAPPED GIFTS you wish to donate for the CCW’s ANNUAL BABY SHOWER for the HOPE CENTER.

The crib is available for all parishioners who wish to contribute, but cannot attend the CCW meeting Sunday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m. All ladies attending the meeting may, of course, bring their gifts to the meeting. There will be a short business meeting, followed by refreshments and a presentation by Hope Center Director, Sharon Hodges. Sue Pearson, President of the CCW, would like to see many smiling faces at this enjoyable meeting. She reminds all ladies of the parish, that all Catholic women are considered members of the CCW. If you’ve never attended a meeting, when the Hope Center is featured, you’ll want to make the effort.  The feeling you get from hearing the good that we do, when helping the center, will lift your spirits and warm your hearts. It’s a very worthwhile and heart-warming (which we need in this cold weather) meeting.


It’s Chili Time Again:

Time to clean out your closets, attic, garage, and basement to help the Knights gather unique and usable items, large and small, to be sold to the highest bidder at the ANNUAL CHILI AND SPAGHETTI DINNER AND AUCTION ON SAT., FEB. 3. Popular auctioneer, Eddie Yokley, will once again preside over the festivities. Large items can be picked up by contacting one of the Knights, or call the Church Office. No clothing or electronics please. Tickets are available from any Knight, after Masses, or at the door.  Ticket costs: Adults: $10.00; Child (6-12): $5.00; 5/&under: Free. Dinner is served at 6:15 pm; Auction begins at 7:00 pm.  All ticket holders eligible for Cash Door Prize.  Come join in the fun and excitement!

HANDBELLS-Ringers – Practice Friday 9:30 a.m. They have been able to add more bells so they could use more ringers.  Call Ms. Wanda at 470-6906 or come by practice.

CHOIR: If you are musically inclined, or play an instrument and want to add your talent to our choir, Come join in our practice Thursday evenings, 6-7 pm. No try-out necessary. All are welcome!



INCLIMENT WEATHER: Our policy for RE Classes, especially on Wed. nights, is if Greeneville Schools are closed, there will be NO CLASSES. We have many teenage drivers and safety is a concern. Notification will be posted on Notre Dame Facebook Page or you may call our Director of Religious Education & Youth Ministry, Susan Collins, at 423-470-2560.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018 - Morning Class begins at 9:00 a.m. following Mass.  Evening Class will start at regular time at 6:00 p.m.



SEARCH 53: Leaders are wanted to be on the Team for Search 53 at Notre Dame on Feb. 16-18. Meeting dates are Jan. 28 at 1:30 p.m. with an overnight on Feb. 10-11. This is open to HS Teens who have completed a search retreat and are willing to serve. Snacks are a must for teens, so if able to assist, please contact Susan at 470-2560.

YOUNG WOMEN’S RETREAT: For 9th-12th grade girls at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City on March 2-4. Cost is $40. Presenters include the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia and UT Catholic Students.



FOOD BANK NEWS - JANUARY COMMODITY IS MAC AND CHEESE. Corporal work of Mercy:  “Feed the Hungry”.  Our barrel is housed in the Narthex alcove.  All staple foods are very welcome.  Thank you!   

CANNING JARS, LIDS, ETC.  Items are needed for low income individuals, who are working to can produce they receive from various sources, to use their know how to preserve the food, which would otherwise be wasted, and they stock the food pantry to help folks in immediate need of food. Items can be dropped off at the parish office.