Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

   AUGUST 21, 2016

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.

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins in September with the Period of Inquiry and Precatechumenate.  Classes meet in the Education Wing on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Judy Collins at 639-0688 or email collinsj02@gmail.com.



PLEASE PRAY: Pray for the repose of the soul of John Dwyer, brother of Frank who died last week. Continue prayers for healing & comfort: Barbara Wieseler, Betty Drain, Jim and Gail Thompson, Nancy Hart, John Luke Weemes, Oscar Alexander, Fr Joe Campbell, Fr. Joseph Hammond, Kameron Hutchins, Markanthony Zizzo, John Dwyer, John Colby Parlapiano, Laura & Joe McConnell, Carleton David Dudley, Jasmine Collins, Janet Simonds, Shaunta Chamberlin and her newborn son, Max; Rita Chaloux, Janet Simonds, Nancy St. Clair, Roland Brault, Eddie Boone,  Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell,  Mary Noe, Bob May, Bill & Ruth Hawk, The Homer Davenports, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, Leslie Law, hospital & nursing home patients.

 

 

 

 



FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

 

Sat., Oct. 1, 2016

 

RAFFLE TICKET SALE:

Tickets are $2 each, for the 3 drawings

to win $500 Cash the day of our Fall Festival.

Tickets are available for you to sell - in bundles of 25.

SPONSORSHIP STILL AVAILABLE

Gold ($500 & up) Silver ($250) & Bronze ($100)

Next committee meeting is Tuesday., September. 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm

SIGN UP TO HELP

See Display in Narthex

                                   

Fundraising                              Entertainment

Chris 525-8298                       Andrea 823-7165

Publicity                                  Sandy 638-4443

Susan 470-2560                      Silent Auction

Display/Vendor Booths                       Debbie 727-219-0870

Julie 525-8298                                    International Food Court

Ticket Sale                               Judy 639-0688

Alecia 329-7846                      USA Food Tent

Susie 823-0466                                    Rich 552-8088

Art Show                                 Mexico Food Tent

Sarah Jean 972-5007              Irma 257-3015

Plants/Farmer Mkt.                   Petra 842-530-0205

Elaine 528-4331                      Physical Arrangements

Yard Sale                                 Jim 416-6880

Barbara & Duane 620-4857    Bud 620-2327

Bake Sale                                 Parking

Mary Jane 639-4553               Roger 329-5075

Inflatables / Games by Youth Ministry  -  Susan 470-2560

 

 

THANK YOU FROM THE PLETSCH FAMILY Thanks to all who made “Art” out of old, used pallets last weekend. Look for the creative Art available for sale at the farmer’s market during the Fall Festival of Nations.


 


ADMINISTRATION

Please keep Fr Dan in your prayers this week. Give Fr. Joe Brando, our weekend celebrant, “a warm Notre Dame welcome back”. 

SPECIAL COLLECTION REQUESTED BY DIOCESE- To support the special request for Tuition Support of our Catholic School Families in the Diocese of Knoxville, you may place an envelope marked Catholic Schools in the collection basket this week.

EDUCATION

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: Children entering a sacramental class: i.e. First Holy Communion or Confirmation, must have attended RE an entire year prior to the Sacramental Preparation year. A current copy of your Baptism Certificate is required with notations.

RE CATECHISTS: Our annual Dinner Meeting will be Wed., Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Reminder: Portfolios are due to Susan, DRE/YM, in August in time to submit applications for catechist renewal or certification to the diocese by Sept. 1 and will be back in time for Catechetical Sunday on Sept. 18, celebrated at the 11 a.m. Mass.

MS/HS GATHERING: Students and parents are invited to a picnic & gathering of Middle School Students, High School Students and Parents on Wed., Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. to learn more about our program and confirmation changes. Please bring completed forms and information that was distributed during our registration period.

CONFIRMATION CLASS: Our first session will be on Sun., Sept. 11 by attending the 11 a.m. Mass together then traveling to the 4H Camp for Team Building. Cost $10.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Grades Pre-K through 5th grade classes will be on Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. starting Sun., Sept. 11. Grades 6 through 12 grade classes will be on Wed. night at 6 p.m. starting Wed., Sept. 7. Cost is $30 per student with a family cap of $60 plus an additional $30 per student for sacramental prep regardless of cap. Call Susan at 470-2560 with questions.

RCIA: Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults: Are you or someone you know interested in the Catholic Faith? Notre Dame will soon begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family.  We invite you to learn what the Church teaches and to be introduced to some of our parish members.  These sessions also are opportunities for you, and others you may wish to invite, to ask those perplexing and difficult questions you may have about the Church.  These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to people who are unbaptized as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical backgrounds. The first session is Tuesday, September 6, at 7:00 p.m. in the Marian Room.  Please call Judy Collins 639-0688 or email her collinsj02@gmail.com for further information.

SPIRITUAL LIFE

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR ~ Flowers this week are the gift of Fr. Dan, in loving memory of his mom. Virginia

PRAYER LIST: 

 

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

SAT

Aug 20

 5:00 pm

+

John Benko,Sr by his children

SUN

Aug 21

  8:00 am

+

Virginia Whitman by Fr. Dan


 

11:00 am

SI

John C.Parlapiano by his parents

 

 

 3:00 pm

SI

Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

Aug 22

 

 

NO MASS

TUE

Aug 23

 

 

NO MASS

WED

Aug 24

 

 

NO MASS

THU

Aug 25

 

 

NO MASS

FRI

Aug 26

 

 

NO MASS

 

~ Daily Scripture Readings ~

Sun ~Aug 21~ Is 66:18-21; Heb 12:5-7,11-13; Lk13:22-30

Mon ~ Aug 22 ~ 2Thes 1: 1-5, 11-12; Mt 23: 13- 22

Tues ~ Aug 23 ~ 2Thes 2: 1-3a, 14-17; Mt 23: 23-25

Wed ~ Aug 24 ~ Rv. 21: 9b-14; Jn 1: 45-51

Thu ~ Aug 25 ~ 1 Cor 1: 1-9, Mt 24: 42-51

Fri ~ Aug 26 ~ 1 Cor 1: 17-25; Mt 25: 1-13

Sat ~ Aug 27 ~ 1 Cor 1: 26-31; Mt 25: 14-20

SOCIAL ACTION

FOOD BANK NEWS~The barrel in the Narthex alcove is the designated drop off for your food donation.  The month of August’s requested item is PEANUT BUTTER.  Jars of jelly are also always welcome!

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) has a plastic container in the Narthex alcove for much needed hygiene products for the homeless. 

FAMILY LIFE

FREE CONCERT AT DOGWOOD PARK: (1725 Lafayette St - behind Tusculum Elem. School) featuring the “Jimmie D Band” and “the Madison’s”, Aug. 21.  Gate opens at 5:00 pm. Music at 6:00pm.   Bring a lawn chair and/or blanket, sit back and enjoy. Thanks all of you, who volunteered to help at tonight’s concert with the food, parking, and selling Fall Festival of Nations Raffle Tickets!

REFLECTIONS FOR MARRIED COUPLES: Msgr. Al Humbrecht, a Missionary Priest of Mercy, will facilitate this event at Holy Trinity on Sat., Nov. 12th  from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Cost $20 a couple with lunch. RSVP by Nov. 4 by email to Marian at mchristiana@dioknox.org.

 

PARISH LIFE

 

WELCOME PARISHIONERS: It has been 2 years since we have planned a formal “welcoming to our parish”; so this “get together” will be welcoming some of you who feel you are not “new parishioners”. We are inviting all Notre Dame families to come out on Sun from 6-7 pm for a meet/greet and “ice cream” SUN, SEPT. 25, 2016, 6-7pm

FIT CLUB: is back on Thursdays at 6pm.  The class is free. Everyone is invited to come and get your “fit” on.

NOTRE DAME’S GOLF TOURNAMENT


NOTRE DAME’S GOLF TOURNAMENT

ANDREW JOHNSON GOLF COURSE
COLUMBUS DAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10

TIME TO GET YOUR FOURSOME TOGETHER, SINGLES ALSO WELCOME.

SIGN UP FORMS AVAILABLE IN THE NARTHEX

11:30 am SIGN IN
12 NOON PUTTING CONTEST
11:30-12:45 LUNCH
 1:00 pm SHOTGUN


 

NOTRE DAME’S COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN is gearing up for a great year of programs, projects and prayer.  As you know all Catholic women are members of the CCW.  Dues are on a volunteer basis. Mark Sunday evening, September 11th on your calendars at 6 pm. for our first gathering of the school year.

The National CCW’s Convention will be held in Indiana, September 7th - 10th.   Need info, call the Church office.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

The Knight’s Business Meeting is scheduled for August 23rd, at 6:30 pm, Parish Hall.

MEMORIAL TO THE UNBORN: Work has begun on adding the newly purchased bricks in the walkway. MAGNETIC RIBBONS AVAILABLE-To continue the support our Christian brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq who are being persecuted for their faith; magnetic ribbons available to show support for $3.00. See any Knight.

YOUTH MINISTRY


SAVE THE DATES:


Diocesan Youth Mass: Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Stika at the World Fair Park Lighthouse on Saturday, September 10 at 4 p.m. followed by dinner and a dance. Cost is $30.00. Kenneth Saine has been selected to serve on DYMAC, Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council, for 2016/17 and his commissioning will be following this Mass.
 Middle School Regional Conference: This Conference is November 12 in Pigeon Forge with national musicians & speakers! Cost is $50 with materials available soon.
Diocesan Youth Conference
:
DYC with Chris Padgett is October 29 & 30 at the 4H Camp in Greeneville. Cost is $95.