Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

   JULY 17, 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, 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:  for the repose of the soul of Lourdes Garza, (Diocesan Director of Hispanic Ministry for many years) who died after a valiant battle with ovarian cancer. Continue prayers for healing & comfort: Laura and Joe McConnell, Carleton David Dudley, Jasmine Collins, Shaunta Chamberlain, Sharon Massey, Rita Chaloux, Janet Simonds, Nancy Hart, Nancy St. Clair, Roland Brault, Kathy Chasey DeLanuez, Eddie Boone, Fr Dan Whitman,  Lourdes Garza, Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Jean & Jack Siersma, Mary Noe, Fr. Joseph Mary Hammond, Bob & Maggie May, Bill & Ruth Hawk, Homer & Margie Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, Leslie Law, Bud’& Marian Lamka, all hospital and nursing home patients and their caregivers.

 

 

 



FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS


Saturday, October 1, 2016

 

 

IN NARTHEX AFTER ALL MASSES

 

RAFFLE TICKET SALE:

Tickets are $2 each, for the 3 drawings

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

Tickets available for you to sell, in bundles of 25.

 

FALL PLANT SALE:

Select your foliage now & back in time for fall planting.

 

T-SHIRT PICK UP & SALE:

Pick up your Fall Festival of Nations Shirt

and wear it to the Astro Ballgame Family Night.

Shirts are available to purchase – first come/first served.

 

SPONSORSHIP STILL AVAILABLE

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

 

HELP STILL NEEDED:

Folks to man the grill, assist with parking or inflatables, have a vendor booth and items for the Silent Auction, Yard Sale and canned goods for the Farmers Market.

 

SPECIAL CRAFT DAY: Everyone is invited to make crafts for the Farmer’s Market at the Pletsch’s Home on Sat., August 13th at 1pm.  All supplies will be on hand for your crafting pleasure. More info to come…

 

 

Questions? Call Chairs: DJ: 639-1096 / Jack: 638-1951

Next Committee Mtg. is August 2 @ 6 pm

ADMINISTRATION

 

CONTINUED THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS, MASSES, AND DONATIONS TO OUR CHURCH, IN MY MOM’S MEMORY. God’s Blessings” -   Fr. Dan

CONSIDERATION?  It has been suggested we look into purchasing some suitable seating for the Church Narthex.  If you have an idea and/or; would like to contribute to this endeavor, please contact the Church office. 639-9381

SPIRITUAL LIFE

                                                                       FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS WEEK ARE THE GIFT OF BILL AND RUTH HAWK IN LOVING MEMORY OF VIRGINIA WHITMAN

 

Please call the Church office if you wish to be added to the prayer list; if you need to receive the Sacrament of the Sick. Names are kept on the prayer list for one month unless otherwise requested.

 

~ Daily Scripture Readings ~

Sun ~ July 17 ~ Dt 30:10-14; Col 1:15-20; Lk 10:25-37

Mon ~ July 18 ~ is 1: 10-17; Mt 10: 34—11:1

Tues ~ July 19 ~Is 7: 1-9; Mt 11: 20-24

Wed ~ July 20 ~ Is 10: 5-7, 13b-16; Mt 11: 25-27

Thur ~ July 21~ is 26: 7, 9, 12, 16-19; Mt 11: 28-30

 Fri ~ July 22 ~Is 38: 1-6, 7-8, 21-22, Mt 12: 1-8

Sat ~ July 23 ~ Mi 2: 1-5; Mt 12:14-21

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

SAT

July 16

 5:00 pm

+

Virginia Whitman by Mgt & Aud

SUN

July 17

  8:00 am

+

Virginia Whitman by The Dewalds


 

11:00 am

+

Virginia Whitman by Rich & Barb

 

 

 3:00 pm

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

July 18

 

 

NO MASS

TUE

July 19

8:30 am

SI

Roger Krase by The Bill Kay’s

WED

July 20

8:30 am

+

Jerry Renner by the Botta’s

THU

July 21

8:30 am

+

Virginia Whitman by the Botta’s

FRI

July 22

8:30 am

SI

Sandy Alter by her prayer buddy

 

MASS MINISTRY LIST: for August, September & October will be made the week of July 18th thru the 22nd.   Contact Aimee Place at abplace@comcast.net or 638-1951 with the dates you are UNAVAILABLE TO SERVE.

EDUCATION

FACILITATOR TRAINING: Sr. Timothea of the Office of Christian Formation is conducting a 2 hr. deanery event for those utilizing DVD/book based programs such as Bible Timeline (to start this Fall here at ND for adults) on Sat., July 22 at 10 a.m. All catechists encouraged to attend.

RE REGISTRATION: Will be held on Aug. 6/7 & 13/14. Children entering a sacramental class, must have attended RE the entire year prior to the Sacramental Prep year. A current copy of your Baptism Certificate is required with notations, if applicable.

MINISTRY DAY: This event is open to all who share the Catholic Faith… parents, student youth leaders, etc. on Sat., Aug. 20 at All Saints in Knoxville with over 20 different workshops to choose from. Cost is $20 and includes lunch. Sessions are first come, first served. Class sizes are limited, so register early to get your first choice. Catechist Orientation will be offered as two sessions and is required for certification in the Diocese of Knoxville.  Registration forms and descriptions are in the narthex.

YOUTH FAITH FORMATION: Next meeting is July 21 at 7 p.m. to review curriculums. Parents always invited.

LAKE BARKLEY: Catechists mark the date of Nov. 6-9 for the Mid-South Catholic Leadership Conference.

CATECHIST CERTIFICATION: Portfolios are due to our DRE to submit applications for catechist renewal or certification to the diocese by Sept. 1 and will be back in time for Catechetical Sunday. Questions, contact Susan.

 

FAMILY LIFE

PARISH FAMILY NIGHT TAILGATE & ASTRO BALLGAME Friday, July 22ND - Last Chance to Sign up this Weekend! Plan to tailgate prior to the game at the corner building across from Doak School and the Fire Dept. Ballgame Tickets will be distributed at the Tailgate Party. Youth are free and adults are $4.  Fireworks will be after the game.

OFFICE OF MARIAGE PREP AND ENRICHMENT: Invites you to attend a FREE intro session for the Creighton Fertility Care System on Sun., Aug 14, 2016 at St. Mary’s, Johnson City following the 11 am Mass.   2 hour session deals with a method that aids couples in achieving or preventing pregnancy, RSVP Marian Christiana at 423-892-2310 or mchrisiana@dioknox.org

RETROUVAILLE: Are you frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? This program helps couples rebuild their marriages - Next confidential program begins weekend Sept 2-4.
email: nrv3043@gmail.com or Call 800-470-2230.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL: Dr. Scott Hahn, will be the featured speaker at the Mercy Rally, July 22-23 at St Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church, 601 Bell RD, Antioch, TN. The theme is Open your Hearts to the Mercy of God.  Dr. Hahn will deliver the talks on July 23.  The Friday night session will emphasize music, praise and worship. Cost for the rally is $40.00 per person and $70.00 for a family. Register online www.msrcc.org or call 615-430-9343 Teresa Seibert.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN: Every Thursday (in July) free entertainment on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion. Bring your own blankets and chairs, sit back and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. by Blue Carpet Corner, Jazzmatics, who will be the featured entertainment for the evening. Food vendors available. (Rain venue: Capital Theatre)    www.mainstreetgreeneville.org

PARISH LIFE

 

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

St. Catherine’s Guild meets the first Thursday of each month. There are knitting and crocheting instructions available for the asking! All crafters are welcome!

The Coffee Klatch is meeting the third Thursday morning, July 21st at 9:00 am for coffee and conversation.  Bring your cup!  All are welcome.

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

 

MEMORIAL TO THE UNBORN BRICK WALKWAY:
The Knights are now accepting orders for bricks to be placed in the walkway in Memory of or in Honor of your loved ones.  Orders will be accepted thru July for installation this summer.  *Inscription accommodations: 3 lines per brick, 14 characters per line* Call or email Dick Nojeim at: 423-639-4197 or dnojeim@gmail.com

SOCIAL ACTION

THE GIVING TREE: Help our Youth provide Community Service by selecting an item from our Giving Tree and returning by the date indicated. Items will be used for an “Ice Cream Social” for the residents of Plaza Towers on July 19 and a “Birthday Bash” for the children and staff at the Boys & Girls Club on July 26.

OUR ADOPTED PARISH IN HAITI

depends on our support!

We have an extra collection only 4 times a year and

Today, July 17th is the day for this collection.

There are green envelopes for designated envelope users. This is a heads up for all others, who would like to lend support; a special second collection the third weekend of July is for our sister parish, Immaculate Conception.

THE FOOD BANK: Requested item for the month of July is Pinto Beans.  Beans of all kinds are also on the menu. There is a barrel located in the alcove for donations.

ST. MARY’S LEGACY CLINIC: you will see a page that tells you “your shopping will support St. Mary’s LegacyClinic,Inc.” http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-331706

Simply click on the “Start Shopping” icon & after you complete you purchase, Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible items to the Clinic.

YOUTH MINISTRY

SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT: Service resumes on July 19 at 9 a.m. and includes an Ice Cream Social at Plaza Towers. All High School Students are welcome to participate. Permission slips are in the narthex.

YOUTH LOCK IN: Thank you to our Youth that assisted with VBS and Summer Service. You are invited to a Lock In at the Ganz Youth Center starting on Sat., July 30 at 2 p.m. Permission Slips in narthex. RSVP to 470-2560.

HS Save the Date: DYC with Chris Padgett is Oct. 29 & 30 at the 4H Center in Greene County. Cost under $100.

MS Save the Date: Catholic Regional Conference is Nov. 12 in Pigeon Forge with national musicians & speakers!