Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

FEBRUARY 22, 2015
FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT

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 470-2560

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.)

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. Dan. 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:   for Scott Pearson, Maggie May, Dick Nojeim, Lou Marrone, Penelope McCall, Paul Fenter, Ardy Hagerty, Mary Noe, Bill Hawk, Rolande Baillargeon, Jerry K. Collins, Thomas Joseph, Angel Vargas, Linda Price, Marbeth Dougherty, Scott Fisher, Pat Lee, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, John Benko, Bob May, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Frances Beason,  Betty Drain, John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Mary Lou Lamb, Wayne & Karen Kiehna, all homebound/nursing home patients & caregivers.

ADMINISTRATION
OUR CHURCH CALENDAR HAS BECOME QUITE FULL, SO PLEASE REMEMBER, BEFORE SCHEDULING YOUR ACTIVITY DATES, YOU MUST  CHECK WITH THE CHURCH OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO USE ANY OF OUR FACILITIES!

Due to the inclement weather this past week, some of the information in this bulletin may not be entirely complete.  Please be patient and forgiving!

FATHER DAN IS OFFERING THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION EACH WEDNESDAY EVENING DURING LENT, AT 5:15 PM - JUST PRIOR TO WEDNESDAY NIGHT MASS AT 6PM

CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES
Our journey with CRS Rice Bowl begins in Tanzania, where a simple soybean is changing lives!  What actions can you take this Lent to change lives—at home and around the world?

SPIRITUAL LIFE
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Sun ~ Feb 22 ~ Gn 9: 8-15; 1Pt 3: 18-22; Mk 1: 12-15
Mon ~ Feb 23 ~ Lv 1: - 11-18;  Mk 5: 31-46
Tues ~ Feb 24 ~ Is 55: 10- 11; Mk 6: 7-15
Wed ~ Feb 25 ~Jon 3: 1-10; Lk 11: 29 - 32
Thu ~ Feb 26 ~  Est C 12: 14-16; 23-25; Mt 7: 7-12
Fri ~ Feb 27 ~ Ez 18: 21-28; Mt 5: 20-25
Sat ~ Feb 28 ~ Dt 26: 16-19; Mt 5: 43-48

MASS MINISTRY FOR MARCH 1ST 0 Our 8th and -9th Grade students will assist with our Mass ministries on Sunday, March 1st.  All parents are encouraged to see these students attend 11AM Mass that week.

MASSES FOR THE WEEK
SAT Feb 21 5:00 pm SI Bill & Lindy Riley/ ND Church
SUN Feb 22 8:00 am + Michael Brown/S&D Collins
  11:00 am  SI  Joe Zdaniewicz /S&D Collins
  3:00 pm SI Notre Dame Parishioners
MON Feb 23   NO MASS
TUES Feb 24 8:30 am SI Penelope McCall/Sandy&Alicin
WED Feb 25 8:30 am SI Priests and Religious
THUR Feb 26 8:30 am SI All Seminarians
FRI Feb 27 8:30 am SI All Military Service men & women

LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES - Fasting -:- Prayer -:- Alms Giving
*Extra Confession Times Offered: Fr Dan is offering confessions each Wednesday evening at 5:15pm, just  prior to Holy Mass at 6 PM.
*Operation Rice Bowl:  Catholic Relief Services Lenten program that offers the opportunity to learn about our global community through prayer and alms giving.
*Living the Eucharist books are available for purchase after Mass. LTE is a small group faith sharing session held for six weeks during Lent. Sessions have begun this week so it’s not too late to consider sitting in the sessions held 7 p.m. on Wed. nights and/or Sunday mornings, Feb. 22 at 9:15 a.m for the next six weeks. The Participants Book is $6. Individual reflection booklets “Daily Journal for Lent–From Exodus to Easter” are only $3.00.
*Mass / Soup Supper: Mass will be celebrated at 6 p.m. on Wednesday nights followed by a Soup Supper sponsored by various groups. Sponsors are: Feb. 25 – CCW, Mar. 4 – Youth Ministry, Mar. 11 – K of C, Mar. 18 – RE Catechists, Mar. 25 – Hispanic Ministry.
*Stations of the Cross: Stations will be prayed every Friday night at 7 p.m. during Lent and led by different people. Feb. 27 – CCW, Mar. 6 – Youth Ministry, Mar. 13 – Fr. Dan, Mar. 20 – K of C, and Mar. 27 – Hispanic Ministry.
*Lenten Penance Service: Penances services are being offered at St. Patrick’s on Mon, Feb 23 at 7 PM and St Mary’s/J.City on Tues, Feb 24 at 7 PM. Notre Dame’s service is scheduled for Thurs. Mar 12 at 7 p.m.
*Holy Week: Chrism Mass (in Knoxville) on Tues., Mar. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Holy Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m., Good Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. and Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil at 7 p.m. Please continue to pray for those preparing to enter into full communion with the Church at this Mass.

PARISH LIFE
JOYFUL NOISE MAKERS!  This is a perfect time to join the choir, so we can get ready for Easter Music (April 5th) and our Anniversary Mass Music (April 25th). Come join us and make a joyful noise unto the Lord on Wed. evenings, 7 p.m., in the MUSIC ROOM.

HAPPY 60TH NOTRE DAME - The Anniversary Committee WAS TO MEET to firm up  plans for our  60th Anniversary celebration to be held on Sat., April 25th beginning with 5pm Holy Mass, installation of our Pastor followed by dinner/party. We met by phone and email so here’s what we know so far: Dinner Party to be held at the Moose Club Banquet Room; Cost will be $15.00 per person, children under 12 years old will be half price.  There’s to be a flyer in the bulletin soon with more information  and a request that you let us know how many of your family will be attending the celebration.  Watch the bulletin for further updates.

ATTENTION ALL HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS AND PARENTS - The Knights of Columbus will recognize our HS Seniors on May 17th, 2015 at the 11 AM Mass.  A luncheon sponsored by the CCW will follow the Mass.  Students or parent MUST call Bob Moore at  636-1023 by March 21 to be included in this recognition.  (He has an answering machine.) Leave phone number where you can be reached, for correct spelling of your name and the number of persons who will be attending the luncheon.

TOTUS TUUS -A Totally Catholic experience for Youth! This is a Summer Catechetical Program hosted at Notre Dame June 21–26. Grades1-6 attend daily from 9am’til 2:30pm &grades 7-12 attend evening from 7–9pm.  Hosts are needed to provide lodging for the college students (2 males and/or 2 females) who serve as the program team.  We need lots of help with providing evening meals for the 4 team members and lunch for all participants. Call Susan at 470-2560 to assist.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS:
FISH FRY EACH FRIDAY NIGHT DURING LENTEN SEASON - The K of C have begun serving their delicious Fish dinner, with all the trimmings, every Friday night during the Lenten Season (excluding Good Friday of Holy Week) in the Parish Hall from 4 to 7:00 PM. Adult dinner-$7.00 Child’s plate-$5.00. Come out and support your K of C.
KNIGHT’S DINNER/AUCTION A WEEK AWAY - So do make plans to come out on Saturday evening, Feb 28th immediately following the 5pm Mass for the Annual Cincinnati Chili over Spaghetti Dinner and Auction. Auctioneer, Eddie Yokley, who always makes this a fun event, will be on hand to guide you all toward the bidding & purchase of some magnificent bargains. Dinner Tickets: (adult) $10; (6-12yrs) $5.00; (5 & under) free. Tickets are available for purchase after all Masses and also will be sold at the door.  The Knights continue to look for good donated auction items. Call any Knight if you have items to donate order or pick-up.. Need more  info call: Bud Noe, G K @ 620-2327.

SOCIAL ACTION
FOOD BANK NEWS: The Food Bank requests Canned Fruit for February’s Commodity. Cans of all kinds of fruit are needed: pineapple, fried apples, peaches, fruit cocktail, blueberries, just to name a few. Help fill our Food Bank barrel, which is located in the alcove off the Narthex. Thank you, Church, for your generosity & willingness to practice the Corporal Work of Mercy to “FEED THE HUNGRY”.

YOUTH MINISTRY
NCYC 2015: The National Catholic Youth Conference will be in Indianapolis in Nov. and we will have youth and chaperones attending. Total cost is $640 a student with $40 deposit due to hold your spot. Fundraising will begin soon and includes a spring plant sale, card sale, car wash, pasta night and “Stock Shares”.

ALL YOUNG MEN’S RETREAT: St. Mary Oak Ridge on April 24-26. See details on bulletin board.

ALL YOUNG LADIES RETREAT: Join the Dominican Sisters at St. Mary Oak Ridge on March 27-29. See details on bulletin board.

ART CONTEST-YEAR OF CONSECRATED LIFE: The Diocese of Knoxville is hosting an art contest for children in grades K – 12. Projects can be a drawing, painting, sculpture or wood craft and finalists will be chosen from 4 age categories. Finished art to be submitted on March 7 – 8 at St Mary’s, Johnson City. Details on sheet located on RE/YM table in narthex.

EDUCATION
SAFE ENVIRONMENT SESSIONS: Parents of Religious Education Students are asked to sign a form if their child was not able to attend any of the sessions offered. This form WAS TO BE TURNED INTO the office by Feb. 15. ( Time extended due to weather).

CATECHETICAL FORMATION SESSION: Spring Course 2 will be offered at St. Michael the Archangel Mission in Erwin on Sat., April 11 at 9 a.m. and at St. John Neumann in Knoxville on Sat., March 28 at 9 a.m. There is no cost however registration is requested. Enrollment period for online session is Feb. 9 – March 4 and cost is $25. All catechists must be working on certification in the Diocese of Knoxville. Information Forms located on RE/YM display in the narthex.

FAMILY LIFE
A CONVERSATION WITH THE CARDINALS at  HISTORIC TENNESSEE THEATRE IN KNOXVILLE  APRIL 18TH 2015, 7-9 PM Featuring Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Cardinal William Levada with Moderator: Bishop Richard Stika - Tickets available 865-745-3000 or  www.tennesseetheatre.com
St Mary’s Legacy Foundation Mobile Health Clinic will be the beneficiary of the proceeds.
 

  
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