Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 

  OCTOBER 8, 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:
Prayers for the repose of the souls of Blanche Looney, mother of Danny Collins; Jim Pensinger; and Theresa Searles, mother of Patricia Colomen.  Prayers for continued healing, comfort, and strength: Joan Singleton, Jackson McConnell, Rick and Kathy Longworth, Theresa Slemp, Megan Bila, Donald McCarthy, Nancy St. Clair, Nancy Zdaniewicz, Blanche Sue Looney, Joe Hightower, Aaron Mincy, Wesley Massey,  Robert Berneck, Edward Cook, Karen Dennis, Bernadette Moughamer, Samantha Starnes, Mike Lilly, Pat Quint, Steve Young, Rita Murphy, Charlotte Merkel, Andrea Alter Moore and John, Christina DiBella; Roger Rich, Joe Brang, Ken Latt, Alexander Toth, Roberto Diaze,  Rita Chaloux,  Anthony McBride, Jackie Kerrick,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Kathryn Carter & daughter, Rick Willis, Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Mary Noe, Homer & Marge Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home & caregivers. 

 

ADMINISTRATION

THE Church office will be closed on Columbus Day, October 9th.  We will be at the Golf Outing at Andrew Johnson Golf Course.  Have you gotten your team together? Or have you signed up to help? Have you offered to be a sponsor? There is still time! Call Sandy (639-9381) Church Office or JoAnn (525-5367)!

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

 

BISHOP STIKA INVITES YOU TO THE ANNUAL

RED MASS, SUNDAY, October 8th - 11am

Invoking the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon those serving in the Judiciary and Legal Profession.

BLUE MASS, SUNDAY, October 15th - 9 am

To honor and pray for our first Responders and their safety.

WHITE MASS, SATURDAY, October 14 - 5 pm

Invoking the blessing of the Holy Spirit upon those serving in the health care profession.

These Masses will be celebrated at the

CATHEDRAL OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS

711 S. Northshore Drive

Knoxville, Tennessee

 

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT

Oct 7

5:00 pm

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Chet & Mary Ball by Norene Sands & Family

SUN

Oct  8

8:00 am.

SI

John Lawson by Fr. Dan


 

11:00am

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Bob May by Maggie & Family

 

 

3:00 pm

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

Oct  9

 

 

NO MASS

TUES

Oct  10

8:30am.

SI

John Lawson by Fr. Dan

WED

Oct  11

8:30am.

SI

Jack McCoy by Fr. Dan

THU

Oct  12

8:30am.

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Cathy Allen-Thomas by N. Surdu

PARISH LIFE


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS ~ The monthly meeting of the K of C is scheduled for Sunday evening, October 8, 2017 to be held in the Knights area of the Parish Hall at 6:00 pm.   All Knights are encouraged to attend.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS - The monthly meeting of the CCW is held on the third Sunday of each month.  October’s meeting is planned for Sunday, October 15th.  The program will be presented by a representative fro "Safe Harbor" which is a Women's Abuse Assistance Program.  This program provides financial help for "safe place" for women who suffer from abuse.  This very informative program is appropriate for the month of October since it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Please mark your calendars.

ST CATHERINE’S GUILD:  The crafters meet the first Thursday of each month in the parish hall about 9 am. Everyone who likes to craft is welcome to attend.  The guild also provides a beautiful prayer blanket upon request.  Just call Wendy Hankins at 639-6329.  The blanket will be blessed and special prayers asked for the intended receiver during the blessing.  There are also blessed pocket prayer cloths in a basket to you right as you enter the church.  Take one.COFFEE KLATCH – Every 3rd Thur. of the month, drop by for coffee, 9 a.m. Enjoy fellowship, a cup of java; bring your handiwork; visit with everyone in the parish hall  Welcome All!


YOUTH MINISTRY

SEARCH 53: Applications are available for Search on Oct. 27-29 at Notre Dame - open to high school juniors and seniors.  The cost is $60. Space is limited, so get your registration in early. Leaders are needed. Team meeting dates are on Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame on Oct. 1 & 15.


EDUCATION

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: The two Bible Studies on the Book of Matthew have begun. The morning class meets at 9 a.m. in the Marian Room. The morning group does not follow the RE schedule.  The evening class meets at 6 pm in the Marian Room each Wednesday evening. Their schedule follows the Youth RE class schedule. Still not too late to catch up if you’d like to attend.


SOCIAL ACTION

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE - To be held here at Notre Dame, Sun., Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Sign-up sheet in the Narthex. More info in next week’s bulletin.

FOOD BANK NEWS - THANK YOU, LOU MARRONE, FOR DELIVERY OF CRACKERS TO THE FOOD BANK – our September’s donation. We also sent $250.00 to the Food Bank for needs other than food; i.e. electric bills, gas, rent, and other necessities. The commodity for the month of  OCTOBER IS CORN MEAL.  So please fill our barrel, located in the Narthex alcove, to the brim.  Thank you for your generosity and willingness to “feed the hungry” of our community.

BOX OF JOY: We will be participating as a parish in the Cross Catholic Outreach “Box of Joy Project” again this year. Our goal is 100 boxes being sent to children who would not otherwise receive a gift during the Christmas season. Boxes will be available to pick up to fill with goodies on the weekend of Oct. 14 / 15 and return on Nov. 4 / 5.

ST. MARY’S LEGACY CLINIC will be holding a New Volunteer Orientation on Tuesday, October 17th.  If you are interested in volunteering as a medical or general (non-medical) volunteer, visit our website www.StMaryclinic.org to fill out a volunteer application. For questions or more information: call 865-212-5570.

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL CATHOLIC MISSION  in Erwin will have a craft booth at the annual Unicoi County Apple Festival Oct 6th&7th  Stop by booth #205 on the corner of N. Main Ave & Tucker St to check out their handmade items to support their Mission building fund.


FAMILY LIFE

JOURNEY OF HOPE: The Diocesan Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment in partnership with St. Dominic Family Life Office will offer a one day divorce healing seminar on Sat., Oct. 28, 2017 from 8 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  This one day seminar presented by Deacon Walt Otey is an overview of the Journey of Hope program based on the book “Divorced. Catholic. Now What?” There is no charge to attend. Books will be available for sale. Purchase not required for seminar.  Childcare is available for a fee. Contact: Paul Vachon at paul@ammatn.com for additional information and to register.

MYERS PUMPKIN PATCH & CORN MAZE, WED.,  OCT. 11 AT 6:00 P.M. Cook  hotdogs over an open fire and enjoy a wagon ride to the Maze.  No cost for youth!  Price for adults going to the Maze is $5.00.  Sign up in the Narthex if you are attending.

TRUNK OR TREAT is happening here at Notre Dame, Wednesday, October  25th  .   Come enjoy the haunted house and / or decorate your vehicles to give out Halloween treats or tricks!