Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



   ASCENSION OF THE LORD

  MAY 28, 2017

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.

* * * * * * * * * * *
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

* * * * * * * * * * *
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.




PRAYER CHANGES THINGS: Repose of the Souls of Wayne Kiehna, Susan Bitner Kyger, and Dr. Ruth Queen Smith,  all who died last week, then continue prayers of comfort, strength, and healing for: Madison Mazur, Jim Hill,  Bruno and Mary Jane Keparutis, Steve Young, Eli Collins, Jane Collins, Rita Murphy, Janet Murphy, Charlotte Merkel, Lucas Freshour, Charlene Thomas, Anita Shelton, Chuck Alter, Andrea Alter Moore and John, Bishop Choby, Msgr. Mankel, Fr. Tom O’Connell, Patrick and Marbeth Dougherty, Christina DiBella; Barbara Wieseler, Roger Rich, Joe Brang, Ken Latt, Alexander Toth, Rita Benko, Roberto Diaze,  Rita Chaloux, Les Law, Anthony McBride, Jackie Kerrick,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Rick Willis, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Eddie Boone, Kathryn Carter & daughter,  Danny Collins, Scott  &  Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Mary Noe, Homer Davenport Family, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home patients & caregivers.




 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

A Warm NOTRE DAME WELCOME

to our weekend celebrant, Fr. Jim Haley and welcome back, Deacon Tom Franklin.

The Church Office will be closed Monday, Memorial Day and Thursday, June 1.


10th ANNUAL

FALL FESTIVAL Of NATIONS

Saturday, September 30, 2017

 

1st  Organizational and Information Meeting

Thursday, June 8, at 6:00 p.m.

in the parish hall for anyone interested in serving as a chair or committee member

 

1st Organizational & Informational Meeting

Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m.

in the parish hall for anyone interested in serving as a chair or committee member

 

-:- HELP NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL -:-

We need chairman and committee members for:

ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY

SPONSORSHIPS

PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL FOOD BOOTHS

Interested in preparing & serving a sample of food from your country of heritage? This is what makes us unique!

TICKET SALES

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

DISPLAY BOOTHS

YARD SALE / FARMERS MKT

INTERNATIONAL SILENT AUCTION

If you are going on vacation, bring back an item for the Silent Auction and drop it off at the Parish Office.

Call these 2017 Committee Chairs to help:

BAKE SALE: Mary Jane Kaparutis 639-4553

ENTERTAINMENT: Sandy Alter 638-4443

Applications now available for

Outdoor Booth Space for Displays and Vendors.

Call the Parish Office 639-9381 for more info.

 

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE


MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

SAT

May27

5:00 p.m.

+

Wayne Kiehna

SUN

May 28

8:00 a.m.

+

Arthur LaPoint by L. Coyne


 

11:00a.m.

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

 

 

3:00p.m.

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

May 29

 

 

NO MASS

TUES

May 30

 

 

NO MASS

WED

May 31

8:30 a.m.

SI

All the Parish sick and shut-ins

THU

June 1

8:30 a.m.

SI

All Volunteers of the Parish

FRI

June 2

 

 

NO MASS

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

Sun ~ May 28 ~ Acts 1: 12-14; 1 Pt 4: 13-16; Jn 17: 1-11a

 Mon ~ May 29 ~ Acts 19: 1-8; Jn 16: 29-33

Tue ~ May 30 ~ Acts 20: 17-27; Jn 17 : 1-11a

 Wed ~ May 31 ~ The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary;

Zeb 3:14-18a or Rom 12: 9-16; Lk 1: 39-56

Thu ~ June 1 ~ Acts 22: 30, 23:6-11; Jn 17: 20-26

Fri ~ June 2 ~ Acts 25: 13b-21; Jn 21: 15-19

Sat ~ June 3 ~ Acts 28: 16-20, 30-31; Jn 21: 20-25

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION: Students and sponsors will practice on Wed., May 31 at 6 p.m. Cardinal Rigali will be celebrating Mass on Sat., June 3 at 5 p.m. 

FAMILY LIFE

SUMMER FEST AT ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL PARISH is June 17.  They have vendor booths available for $25.00.  They are asking for help in many ways, from donations of Silent Auction items, i.e., fine jewelry to wood crafts. The festival organizers and parishioners are working hard to raise money to build a multi-purpose building. Call Bobbie to help: 423-743-9565.

SOCIAL ACTION

 

OUR SISTER PARISH IN HAITI:  Check out the photos sent by Fr. Joury Jules from our sister parish in Haiti. They are posted on bulletin board in Narthex. Thank you, Notre Dame for the new roof on Church, School etc.

FOOD BANK NEWS:  Please overflow our barrel, in the Narthex alcove, with the commodity of SUGAR for May. 

FAITH BUILD HOME: Our contributions during Lent were $1,183.10.  Total funds and pledges from other Churches and Habitat Fund Raisers = $16,300.00 to date.

PARISH LIFE


HELP WANTED AND NEEDED


 MOWING CREW could USE and NEEDS extra help. There are many jobs that require many hands, to make our Church property keep its well-manicured look.  The mowing crew has lost some helpers due to illness, and other issues.  Please come out on Thursday mornings about 9 am, to volunteer help! Many jobs available!

NEED CHOIR MEMBERS & CANTORS: Another labor of love for our Church would be to volunteer to become a choir member and/or a cantor. Call Wanda at 470-6906.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

 

PST. VERONICA’S GUILD needs extra hands to fill a space on one of the teams, that cleans our Church proper and the Parish hall.  If you can give an hour or two once a month (Friday mornings after Mass) to this endeavor, call Judy Collins at 639-0688 and say “yes, I can help!” We need one or two folks to clean the parish hall weekly.  Can you volunteer to help there?” Please say “YES”

ST. CATHERINE GUILD: Join our Lady Crafters on the 1st Thurs., each month at 9 a.m. in the parish hall. These dedicated crafters are not taking a summer break, so mark each 1st Thursday of the month to join them.

ST. ELIZABETH GUILD: the caring group, sends cards of encouragement, bereavement, get well wishes.  If you need someone remembered in this way, you may email  Joyce Hollett. Her email address-see parish directory.

COFFEE KLATCH: will continue to meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month during the summer.  Bring your coffee cup, handiwork, coloring books and join them for conversation and fellowship.

FIT CLUB: has taken summer break! Julie and Jo remind you to keep moving and stay fit! See you all in Sept 2017.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

The Knights ask you pray for the Christians in Iraq, Syria and the Middle East, who are being persecuted for their faith.

EDUCATION

ONLINE CATECHETICAL FORMATION: Classes are FREE. You may enroll in only one course per session. Courses 1-6 open enrollment is May 18-June 2 and runs June 1-30 and open enrollment on June 21 - July 7 and runs July 1-31. Enrollment Key is “Knoxville”, register at   http://www.aquinascollegecatechetics.com/CFP/

“Vocation” Bible School – VBS Registration Now Open

Volunteers needed for VBS on Wednesday Nights - June: 14th, 21st, and 28th and July: 5th and 12th

We will be serving dinner at 5:30 p.m. and VBS is 6-8:30 p.m.

See Display in Narthex & Sign Up to Help in these Areas:

Music & Dance Station: Lindsey Morris

Prayer Station: Samantha Vigil & ___________

Art Station: Elaine Pletsch & _______________

Game Station: Susan Jones & Amanda Groesser

Snack Station: Sue Pearson & ______________

Role Play Station: LEADERS WANTED

 


VBS GIVING TREE: Items are needed to help with Vocation Bible School. Please remove a tag or two from our Giving Tree, purchase the items and return by June 11. Please mark items VBS and leave under the Giving Tree or in the Parish Kitchen.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Steve Tenk is offering a Sunday Scripture Study from now until June 25 at 9:30 am in the Education Wing (first classroom on the left).

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference:

     *Father’s Day Card Sale with spiritual bouquet offered with a list to be printed in bulletin

     *Yard Sale items accepted in the Ganz Youth Center, and we accept anything and everything

     *Uncommon Stock Market and investors will be invited to a “Coketail” Party after NCYC.  Investors to date are Petra Young, Fran Willis, DJ Dalton, Nancy Clark, and Barbara Price.  Angel Vargas with   Burdisco Imports is a Platinum Sponsor.

     *Pancake Breakfast and Yard Sale is June 17

SUMMER SERVICE: HS students are invited on Tuesdays: June 13, 20, 27 and July 11, 18, 25 from 9 – 3 p.m. with lunch provided for community service projects.

SUMMER CAMP INFO: Now on a table in the Narthex.  Camps available for middle school and high school youth.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST:  Saturday, June 17, 8 am until 11 am (during indoor yard sale) – Tickets are available from youth attending NCYC.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.