Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

JULY 26, 2015


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 470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS - Bernadette Moughamer, 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

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.)


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:  prayers for the repose of the soul of Mary Lou Lamb and healing prayers for Caroline Meade, Sue Scofield, Mary Noe, Chuck Alter, Michael Schachie, Paul Fenter,  Bob May, Lou Marrone, Virginia Whitman, Bill Hawk, Anita St. Germain, Jackie Kerrick, Mike Richard, Charlotte Garst, Ken Nickle, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Danny Collins, David Lovett, Rolande Baillargeon, Scott Fisher, Pat Lee, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, John Benko, Frances Beason, Betty Drain, John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck,  Wayne & Karen Kiehna; all homebound/nursing home patients &  their caregivers.

TOWN HALL MEETING CALLED FOR ALL PARISHIONERS – TUESDAY, JULY 28TH, 2015 @ 6:30 PM- One hour meeting called to discuss the needs of our parish.

PARISH FAMILY NIGHT: Join us on Fri., July 31 at the Astros ballgame. Tickets will be available at the tailgate party to be held at the building across from Doak School at 5:30 p.m. Cost of Tickets are $4 for adults and youth are free, however you Must Sign Up In Advance by July 26 in order to have enough tickets available. It is Fright Night, so youth may wear Halloween costumes and get treats, plus ending with fireworks! It is also Merchants night and ND will have a table to promote Fall Fest. Fall Fest shirts are the attire for the evening!!!

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER SCHEDULED AUG 14-16 - We stress Marriage as a Sacrament and teach a communication method to keep the Sacramental light shining brightly. Will the summer add beauty and growth to your marriage?  A weekend alone in the warmth of your relationship will awaken that nurturing love which produces the growth and fruit God intends.  Join us Aug 14-16 /Hilton Garden Inn, K’ville West/Cedar Bluff –Applications –More questions, call 678-d242-WWME

FIT CLUB: Free exercise class every Thursday night/6 p.m/parish hall. Bring a towel & water bottle. More info call Julie & Chris at 603-860-0216.

9 WEEK FINANCE CLASS is to be offered at Notre Dame each Tuesday evening beginning Sept. 8 at 6:30 until 8 p.m. The nine week course, including materials, cost $100.00 per family. Registration deadline is Aug. 23. Call Kim Cave- 865-414-1798 to register and/or questions.

CELEBRATING MARRIAGE: Bishop Stika will be at Notre Dame on Sat., Aug. 29 at 11 a.m. to celebrate a special Mass recognizing couples in our deanery with milestone anniversaries. A reception will follow in our parish hall.  You must register with the Diocese if you wish to attend. Email- Karen Byrne:

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - Monthly meeting is Sun., August 2 at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall.  All Knights urged to attend.

CCW NEWS - ST. CATHERINE GUILD: Crafters invite you to come meet with them on the first Thursday of each month at 9 AM in the Parish Hall.  Everyone is invited to join this group on Thur., July 2nd. A ‘less structured’ meeting with fellowship, fun, conversation, & just getting better acquainted with other Catholic women will be held on third Thursday of each month.

ALL CATHOLIC WOMEN:  St. Mary’s Parish, Gatlinburg has invited us to join them at their annual retreat in Maggie Valley, NC; Wed. and Thu., Aug 5-6.  Retreat begins with lunch at noon and Sr. Fran Grady’s session. Fr. Dan will be adding spiritual direction. Cost is $75.00 per person, includes overnight accommodations and meals. $25.00 deposit is due one month prior to the retreat. Make checks payable: Living Waters Reflection Center, 103 Living Waters Lane, Maggie Valley, NC 28751. Balance due day of arrival.

SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT:  Thank you HS teens for working at the Opportunity House Thrift Store last week.  HS youth are needed this Tuesday to provide service to our church.

FOOD BANK NEWS: At this time the Food Bank is short on canned corn and soup; garden produce and fresh vegetables would also be appreciated. Please fill our barrel with Pinto Beans, which is the commodity for the month of July; canned beans of all varieties are certainly welcome. Fill our barrel in the Narthex alcove!

ST. MARY’S MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC. Thank you, Notre Dame, I have just this week, sent a box of needed Glucometers to the Chancery for the Mobile Clinic. Thank you all!

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  Sacred Heart Cathedral School is seeking an elementary-grades teacher to start in August 2015.  Candidates must have teacher certification in at least grades K-3.  Experience and master's degree is strongly preferred.  Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Principal, Daniel Breen

CATECHISTS WANTED: Catechists are needed for fall Religious Education classes. Certification, or in the process of certification, is required for the Diocese of Knoxville and classes are available live or online. Call Susan Collins, DRE/YM, for more information.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: Registration will be held after all Masses on Aug. 1/2 and 8/9 for students pre-school through high school seniors. Cost is $20 per child with a $50 cap per family which includes a discount offered on these weekends only. Price increases to $25 per student / $60 per family after Aug. 10th.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION / CONFIRMATION -  Sacramental classes are $40 per student regardless of family cap payable at early registration. Price increases to $50 after August 10th. Students MUST have attended Religious Education Classes at least one year prior to a sacramental class and submit a current copy of your baptism certificate upon registration, with notations if applicable, even if you were baptized at Notre Dame.

NCYC: Thank you to everyone who have supported our youth. Stock is still available for purchase for $25 each or $100 Gold Certificates, to assist with our trip. Save the date for our Pasta Fest on August 22 at 6:15 p.m.

PASTA NIGHT: Get your tickets from any youth attending NCYC.  Dinner is Saturday, August 22, serving from 6:15 until 7:30 p.m.  A variety of pasta dishes, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage for only $10 adults and $5 children under 10.

FOR THE HONOR AND GLORY OF GOD - Thank you to those who have contributed to ‘fresh flower fund’ requested by Fr. Dan. If you’d like to contribute, write Flower Fund on an envelope; drop it in the collection basket; include your intention, in honor or in memory of your loved ones. We are building the flower fund currently and soon will be acknowledging your gift by announcing the honorees and memorials in the bulletin.

SAT July 25  5:00pm  SI Marian Velzer by Margaret Wayson
SUN July 26  8:00 am SI Jennifery Hollowell/prayer buddy
  11:00am  + Philip Guarino by DiBellas
  3:00 pm SI All Notre Dame Parishioners
MON July 27   NO MASS
TUES July 28   8:30 am SI Charles Alter by his family
WED July 29   8:30 am SI Danny Collins by the Alters
THUR July 30   8:30 am SI All Families in Need
FRI July 31    8:30 am + Rev. Keith Johnson by Dwyers


FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - Sat., Sept. 19, 2015
Next committee meeting is Tue., August 25 at 6 p.m.

RAFFLE TICKETS NOW ON SALE:  Get your tickets to sell to all your relatives and friends for three opportunities to win $500 cash.  Only $2.00 per ticket.  Contact Susie at 823-0466.

SPONSORS: Become a sponsor by making a check out to Notre Dame with Fall Festival in the memo line. Your name will be on the back of our first printing of Fall Festival Shirts if check submitted by Sunday, July 12.
Gold Sponsors ($500 & up)
Burdisco Imports, LLC
The Cave Law Firm
Knights of Columbus Council #6784
StitchTek Services
Silver Sponsors (over $100 & up)
Drs. Erick & Beth Bulawa
Dr. Ken & Dr. Carla Nickle
D.J. Dalton
Fred’s Plumbing
Frost Chiropractic Center
Summit Medical, Dr. J. Oakley
Mr. and Mrs. James Williams
Bronze Sponsors (up to $100)
Alter-A-tion Contractor
Elizabeth & John Batts
Roger Brault
Andy Chaloux
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin DeWald
Tommy Haun, State Farm Insurance
Mr. and Mrs. Bud Noe
Mr. & Mrs. Bob May
Murphy Painting

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Volunteer to assist on one of the many committees by signing up on Narthex display board. Adults needed for two hour shifts to watch children on the inflatables.
INTERNATIONAL AUCTION ITEMS: New & like new items are welcome. Drop items off at the office.  Call Aimee 638-1951.
PRIZES: Large & small prizes are needed for our game booths. Call Susan, 470-2560 for more information.
YARD SALE: Items now being collected in the Ganz Youth Center. Please, please, please clean items prior to delivery. No clothes or out dated electronics please.  Call Barbara 620-4857.
BAKE SALE: Homemade goodies will be appreciated.  Call Bernadette 972-2983.
ENTERTAINMENT:  Know of any talent?  Call Sandy at 638-4443.
FARMERS MARKET: Home grown items - gourds, pumpkins, etc. are wanted.  Call Karin 218-7883.

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