Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

ASCENSION OF THE LORD
MAY 17, 2015

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 - Bernadette Moughamer, 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 the repose of the soul of Mrs. Mankel, mother of Msgr. Mankel, who passed away May 11th; continued prayers of healing:  Ethan Finch, Bishop Richard Stika, Virginia Whitman, Jackie Kerrick, Mike Richard, Lastenia Cisneros, Ken Nickle, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Danny Collins, David Lovett, Connor Fenter, Anikka Michaud, Penelope McCall, Rolande Baillargeon, Jerry K. Collins, Thomas Joseph,  Scott Fisher, Pat Lee, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, John Benko, Bob May, 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 & their caregivers.

ADMINISTRATION
MINISTRY OF THE SICK AND HOMEBOUND -  There are more parishioners in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and homebound that need and would so appreciate a visit and Holy Communion. If you are currently serving in this capacity or are interested in helping, plan to meet with Fr Dan, Wednesday,
May 27th at  7 PM in the Church Hall.

THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF BISHOP’S IS REQUESTING A SPECIAL COLLECTION TO HELP THE CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES, WHO’S HARD AT WORK HELPING THE VICTIMS OF THE EARTHQUAKE IN NAPAL! WE CAN HELP THRU OUR FINANCEIAL CONTRIBUTIONS. (Just drop an envelope, marked Napal, in collection this week or next.)

Thank you, thank you, thank you from Fr. Dan and his mom, Virginia, for all the prayers, thoughts, good wishes and the loving support, you have shown and given during these recent months. Fr Dan wants to make sure, you all know how much it has meant to both of them.

NEW PARISHIONERS - We want to get to know you and welcome you to our Church family!  It is important to register with the Church office and the easiest way is to fill out a registration form. You may drop it in the collection basket for convenience or stop by the Church office, located in brick house at the corner of Barton Ridge and Mt Bethel Roads.  Let the Greeters know you are new and introduce yourself to Fr. Dan.

SPIRITUAL LIFE
CONFIRMATION: Cardinal Justin Rigali will be celebrating Mass at Notre Dame on Sunday, June 7 at 11 a.m. for the Sacrament of Confirmation for 15 students. Pray for them as they continue their studies in faith. Practice of students and sponsors is Wed, June 3rd  6PM.

HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS: Congratulations to our 16 seniors: Hunter, Joe, Connor, Alexis, Lily, Karla, Arturo, Ben, Sydney, Tanner, Andrea, Gloria, Jorge, Michael, Angel and Matthew. They are recognized today during 11 a.m. Mass by the K of C; and honored by the CCW’s St. Martha Guild who is providing a luncheon for them and their families. AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS.

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Sun ~ May 17 ~ Acts 1: 15-17,20a, 20c-26; 1 Jn. 4: 11-16; Jn 17: 16-19
Mon ~ May 18 ~ Acts 19: 1-8; Jn 16: 29-37
Tues ~ May 19 ~ Acts 20: 17-27; Jn 17: 1-11a
Wed ~ May 20 ~ Acts 20: 17-27; Jn 17: 11b-19
Thu ~ May 21 ~ Acts 22: 30, 23: 6-11; Jn 17: 20-26
Fri ~ May 22 ~ Acts 25: 13b-21; Jn 21: 15-19
Sat ~ May 23 ~ Acts 28: 16-20, 30-31; Jn 21: 20-25

MASSES FOR THE WEEK
SAT May16   5:00 pm SI All parishioners of Notre Dame
SUN May17  8:00 am  Eva&Riley Little / J&B Williams
  11:00 am  + Brenda Gosnell by M L Lamb
    3:00 pm SI All parishioners of Notre Dame
MON May18   NO MASS
TUES May19    NO MASS
WED May20  8:30 am + Katie Kerrick by GiGi & Jackie
THUR May21  8:30 am SI Janet Simonds by Fr Dan
FRI May22  8:30 am SI Wayne Kiehna by Fr Dan

PARISH LIFE
GOING ON VACATION? PLEASE PICK UP AN INTERNATIONAL SILENT AUCTION ITEM FOR OUR FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS!

FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS:
Next committee meeting is Tuesday, May 19 at 6 p.m. in the Education Wing, 2nd grade classroom. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to become involved.  2015 Fall Festival of Nations is scheduled for Saturday, September 19, 2015. Please pray about the area you would like to be involved in: publicity, physical arrangements, international foods, silent auction, display booths, bake sale, plant sale & farmers market, entertainment, yard sale, ticket sale,  parking, and our raffle ticket sale.    If you can participate this year sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex!  Also you might consider being an event sponsor, with a donation to assist with festival expenses.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
ST. CATHERINE GUILD continue their monthly crafting session on the first Thursday of each month beginning at 9:00 am in the Parish Hall all thru the summer.  Everyone is invited to join in the crafting fun, just come!
ST. VERONICA GUILD continues their cleaning service to our Church throughout the year.  If you think you could help every once in a while, or become part of a team; just call Barbara Violette at 292-8035. A GIANT THANK YOU to Jonathan and Kim Cave for their generous donation of all our cleaning supplies.
ST. ELIZABETH GUILD continues its mission of kindness and mercy by sending out cards and visits to Nursing Home patients.
ST. MARTHA GUILD continue to provide delicious meals for all the special and social needs of the parish.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
A giant thank to all Knights of Columbus for the financial assistance promised to the Church, agreeing to handle the deficit for our 60th anniversary celebration. The offer of this financial gift is certainly appreciated and very welcome.   Thank you, K of C!

FAMILY LIFE
DIOCESAN FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES: Join us on Sat., June 6 to celebrate a “Festival of Families” at St. John Neumann, Farragut.  It is based on the 2015 World Meeting of Families theme of Love is Our Mission; The Family Fully Alive. There will be workshops, cultural demonstrations, picnic fun and special guest speaker, Fr. Leo Patlinghug, founder and director of Grace Before Meals and host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN.  This is sponsored by the Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment and Hispanic Ministry. Cost is $20 and includes lunch or $25 for immediate family.

EARLY TENNESSEE HEAD START PROGRAM accepting applications for free, year - round childcare –  See Bulletin Board In Narthex For Details

SOCIAL ACTION
FOOD BANK NEWS: The good work of “FEEDING THE HUNGRY” continues. Please fill our barrel located in the alcove off the Narthex, with bags of SUGAR.  SUGAR is the requested commodity for the month of MAY. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to send $275.00 to the Food Bank last month along with the 230 pound of soup. You are a generous Church, Notre Dame.

SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT: Projects now being accepted for our high school summer service on Tuesdays in June and July. Call Susan at the office with suggestions. Students are encouraged to give back to our parish and community by spending time in service. Join us for morning Mass, followed by service, lunch, more service and ending by 3 p.m. Permission slips required.

EDUCATION
TOTUS TUUS – “Totally Yours” in Latin. This Summer Catechetical Program, held here, June 21–26 will serve students grades 1-6 during the day & grades 7-12 in the evenings. It is totally Catholic and totally put on by 4 college students, including a seminarian. Meals still needed just for the team, on two nights. Can you help by providing dinner for the 4 students in your home ONE night?
The K of C is providing a lunch on Wed. Nancy Clark and the Doleses are having the team over for dinner one evening. The Murphy and Jones families are providing lodging for the team. Call Susan: 470-2560 to help. Registration material available soon!

YOUTH MINISTRY
DYMAC 2015-16: Applications now being accepted for high school students interested in serving on the Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council for the next school year.  Wonderful leadership opportunity for active teens who wish to assist in planning youth events for the Diocese of Knoxville! See Susan for application.

YOUTH COOKOUT: Rising 7th grade through high school seniors are invited to a cookout with outdoor activities, weather permitting, on Wed., May 20 at 6 p.m. Bring a friend as we celebrate a great RE year!
 
The National Catholic Youth Conference will be in Indianapolis Nov. 19 – 21. Total cost is $640 per person.
Father’s Day Cards
Just a $5 donation per card for Dad, Grandfather, Godfather, Uncle, etc… will be remembered at Mass with a Spiritual Bouquet offered on their special day!
“Stock Market still Open”
Uncommon Stock Sale with a “Coketail” Party for Investors date TBA. Invest in increments of $25 with $100 Gold Certificates available. Stockholders to date:
Don & Susie Myers – Gold Certificate
Michele Fillers
Sarah Jean Chapman
Arthur & Ellie LaPoint
Yard Sale & Breakfast
Items now being collected in the Ganz Youth Center… everything & anything as long as we do not have to feed it! - Yard Sale & Pancake Breakfast on Sat., June 13.
  Mark the dates:  Car Wash on Sat., July 18, Pasta Fest w/Silent Auction Baskets on Sat., Aug. 22

  
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