Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 

  NOVEMBER 19, 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.

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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.




PRAYER CHANGES THINGS:
Continued prayers of healing, comfort, and strength for: Edward Cook, Nancy St Clair, Jason Straub, Lynette Kluver, Stanley Hensley, Bernadette Moughamer, Carmen & Jim Hill, Dakota & Sarah Fillers, William Stevens, Rick & Kathy Longworth,  Nancy Zdaniewicz, Pat Quint, Steve Young, John & Andrea Alter Moore, Christina DiBella; Joe Brang, Alexander Toth, Rita Chaloux,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Kathryn Carter & daughter, Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Homer & Marge Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home pt. & caregivers.


 

ADMINISTRATION

 

Welcome, FR. ANDRENS CANO, who is from Columbia and presently living at Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, TN. He is our celebrant for the weekend Masses.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  THE PARISH HALL AND KITCHEN FLOORS ARE TO BE STRIPPED, CLEANED, AND WAXED ON TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 21.

East Tennessee Cleaning Service says the floors will be dry enough by Wednesday to walk on. Furniture may be returned to the room.

The K of C have a meeting scheduled on Tues. Nov. 21 at 6 pm. & will be using the Marian Room or possibly a classroom. Please remember, gentlemen, to use the front doors of the Church ONLY that evening.

WOULD YOU GIVE 10 CENTS A DAY TO SUPPORT OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS? The Diocese of Knoxville is sponsoring a RAFFLE and offering you 365 chances to win $$’s.  There is $50,000 in prize money to be given away.  Buy 2018 a Scholars, Leaders, Saints calendar for $36.50, or 3 for $100.00; return completed entry forms, with your payment for each calendar purchased. Save the upper portion of the form to claim your prize. (Please note: for each calendar sold, our parish will receive $15.00.  The remainder [$21.50] is given to the Tuition Assistance Fund in each Deanery.) Last week you were given 3 calendar raffle forms and an envelope at Mass.  If you need more, please call the Church Office at 639-9381.

DIOCESAN MEN’S RETREAT: Join men from across the Diocese for a day of learning/reflection on Dec.9/ All Saint’s Church in Knoxville.  Catholic speaker and evangelist, Nic Davidson, will be presenting on male Catholic identity. Begins  9am and concludes at 2:30 pm. Breakfast and lunch are included.  The retreat is free. Donations are accepted.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

TAKE TIME TO READ THE BIBLE EVERY DAY - DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

Sun ~ Nov 19 ~ Prv 31:10-13,19-20,30-31; 1Thes:5:1-6; Mt: 25:14-30, or 25:14-15,19-21

Mon ~ Nov 20 ~ 1Mc1:10-15,41-43,54-57,62-63;Lk 18: 25-43

Tues ~ Nov 21 ~ Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; 2 Mc 6: 18-31; Lk 19: 1-10

Wed ~ Nov 22 ~ 2 Mc 6: 18-31; Lk 19: 11-28

Thu ~ Nov 23 ~ THANKSGIVING DAY~ 1 Mc2:15-29; Lk 19: 41-44

Fri ~ Nov 24 ~ 1 Mc 4: 36-37, 52-59; Lk 19: 45-48

Sat ~ Nov 25 ~ 1 Mc 6: 1-13; Lk 20:27-40

PRAYERS: Continued prayers of healing, comfort, and strength for: Edward Cook, Nancy St Clair, Jason Straub, Lynette Kluver, Stanley Hensley, Bernadette Moughamer, Carmen & Jim Hill, Dakota & Sarah Fillers, William Stevens, Rick & Kathy Longworth,  Nancy Zdaniewicz, Pat Quint, Steve Young, John & Andrea Alter Moore, Christina DiBella; Joe Brang, Alexander Toth, Rita Chaloux,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Kathryn Carter & daughter, Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Homer & Marge Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home pt. & caregivers.

MINISTERIAL  ASSOCIATION’S  ANNUAL  ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING SERVICE  will be held on Monday evening, November 20th at the 1st Presbyterian Church on Main Street at 7:30 pm. Everyone is welcome to this ecumenical thanksgiving service!

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT

Nov 18

5:00 pm

+

Karen Dennis

SUN

Nov 19

8:00 am.

+

Kyle Stone by Fr Dan


 

11:00am

+

Roberto Diaz by The Tocci’s

 

 

3:00 pm

SI

Notre Dame Parishioners

MON

Nov 20

 

 

NO MASS

TUES

Nov 21

8:30 am

+

Maggie Adkins by Fr Dan

WED

Nov 22

8:30 am

SI

All Veterans&Military Personnel

THU

FRI

Nov 23

Nov 24

8:30 am

8:30 am

SI

SI

USA and its Leaders,

Our Catholic Church and leaders

PARISH LIFE

EAGLE SCOUT, GREGORY BROWN, is offering a spaghetti dinner for your enjoyment, Saturday evening, November 18th  after 5 pm Mass.   This dinner is a fundraising effort for his Eagle Scout Project, an outside classroom, at Chuckey School. Tickets are: Adults-$10.00 and Children-$5.00.  Please come out /support this fine young scout’s effort.

FALL FESTVAL NOTES! Congrats, Rich Jones, 2018 Chairman.  September 22nd   is a must on your 2018 calendarsour next Fall Festival of Nations!!!!!

ROSARIES FOR HAITI- The rosaries collected for Texas have been shipped.  Notre Dame Church, with St. Patrick’s Church, is now collecting old, and well prayed, rosaries for Haiti. There is a box in the Narthex for any extra rosaries you might want to donate. Broken ones are also acceptable, as they can be repaired and used. Thank you. 

~ KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS ~

The Knights of Columbus will hold their Christmas Season Fatz Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 9th from 7:30 am – 10:30 am.  Tickets will be for sale after every mass for $7.00.  The proceeds from this event go to support the many charitable works our Knights are involved in, such as Bingo with the Vets, Christmas Snowflake Dance, and Special Olympics Support.

THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS remind you to keep ‘Christ in Christmas’.  To this end, our Knight’s Council is offering you the opportunity to purchase Christmas cards that do remind all the “reason for the season”.  The cards will be on display after Masses very soon.  Stop and check them out!

~COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS~

THE COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN’S NOVEMBER MEETING will be held in the Parish Hall this Sunday evening, November 19th. The speaker for the meeting is our very own parishioner, Dr. Michelle Dilks.   All women of the Parish are considered members of the CCW, and we encourage you to attend this very informative and enjoyable meeting. Join us!

COFFEE KLATCH – Every 3rd Thursday of the each month just drop by the parish hall for coffee, 9 a.m. Enjoy fellowship, coffee, bring your handiwork, and visit with each other. FUN

ST. CATHERINE’S GUILD:  The crafters meet the first Thur. of each month in the parish hall about 9 am. Everyone who likes to craft is welcome Dec. 7th.  The Guild also provides beautiful prayer blankets upon request. Call Wendy Hankins at 639-6329 if in need of one for yourself or a friend. These blankets will be blessed for the intended receiver during Mass. “Blessed” cloths are in a basket, on the right as you enter the church. Take One.

HANDBELLS: Players- Practice Friday mornings 9:30 a.m.

CHOIR: Come join in our practice every Thursday evening, 6-7 pm. No try-out necessary. All are welcome! Thank you, Kurt, Mary D. and Liz.  You are most welcome additions to our choir and cantor roster.

 

SOCIAL ACTION

THANKSGIVING WITH FRIENDS - It’s that time; time to think about helping those less fortunate.  Every year for many years, we have provided 100 + pounds of cooked, deboned, turkey for the “friends” thanksgiving meals.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for that purpose. More info? Call Maggie May or Jean Hagenburger. Please deliver your cooked, deboned, sliced turkey to the Church on Wednesday morning, November 22nd at 9 am.  Please do not deliver on Tuesday to the Church kitchen due to the floor cleaners (see the notice in the bulletin). If you cannot delivery your turkey any day but Tuesday, deliver it to the Church Office.

GIVING TREE - Grab a butterfly off the Christmas tree in the Narthex, buy your gift for the person named, return it unwrapped by  Sunday, December 10th. Thank you for making Christmas happen for those less fortunate.

ST MARY’S LEGACY CLINIC – Holiday Shoppers-St Mary’s Legacy Clinic Is A Registered Charity And Able To Receive Donations Through Amazon Smile Program. Visit: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-2331706. Your shopping will support the clinic. Simply click on “start shopping” icon; after purchases, 0.5% of price is donated to St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic.

FOOD BANK NEWS - November’s commodity is FLOUR. If you’d like to contribute monetarily, make check payable to Notre Dame Church, note Food Bank on the memo line. 

GIFTS FOR KIDS - Adults are invited to join other volunteers from Notre Dame to help with the Greene County Gifts for Kids Program located on Irish Street, in the former Pet Milk building, on Friday mornings from 10 – 12. We have a small group assisting from now until distribution date on Dec. 8 & 9. Tasks and duties include registration, cleaning used items, organizing items, etc. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex or contact Susan at 470-2560.

 

FAMILY LIFE

CONGRATS TO LOURDES ZAVALETA AND PEDRO GONZALEZ - Their marriage will be convalidated on Saturday, November 25th  2 p.m. at Holy Mass.  All are welcome to attend this celebration of the Sacrament.  Continued Best Wishes!

HOW MANY YEARS HAVE YOU BEEN MARRIED?  The Diocese plans to celebrate and honor strong witnesses to the Sacrament of Matrimony who have been married many years. We would like to nominate a couple for this honor. Congrats, George and Lois Toth, who hold the honor at 66 years of marriage, as of May 2017.  Andy and Rita Chaloux are running a close 2nd place coming up on 63 years June 2018.  What a testimony to the Sacrament.  Congrats, all of you! If you know of someone married longer, call Sandy 639-9381 at the Church Office.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

 

JUST A NOTE ~ Pray for these 9 students who are attending NCYC this weekend in Indianapolis, IN: Ryan, Ryland, Ken, Alex, Hannah, Laura, Estefania, Emma, Sarah and their chaperones, Susan and Ray. Wishing you safe travels, a great experience, Spirit filled joy, and lots of fun on the trip to NCYC

 

EDUCATION

NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES - There are no Religious Education Classes on Wednesday, November 22nd,  nor on Sunday, November 26th, due to the THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY!

Hope your turkey day is a blessed one!  Reminder: thank God for his many blessings to us and our country!