Parish News - Weekly Bulletin


  MARCH 26, 2017


OFFICE PHONE - (423) 639-9381,  FAX (423) 638-5219

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.


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

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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.

PLEASE PRAY: Continued prayers of comfort, strength and healing for: Anita Shelton, Chuck Alter, Bishop Choby, Msgr Mankel, Fr. Tom O’Connell, Patrick Dougherty, Christina DiBella; Marlenia Overholt, Barbara Wieseler, Roger Rich, Joe Brang, Ken Latt, Alexander Toth, Dana McConnell James, Rita Benko, Roberto Diaze,  Rita Chaloux,  Les Law, Kara Zdaniewicz Knott, Anthony McBride, Jackie Kerrick, Andrea Alter Moore,  Mary Jane Keparutis,  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, and our hospital/nursing home patients & caregivers.









NEW PARISHIONERS “Welcome to our Parish” - Please fill out an enrollment (registration) form.  It is important for you to do it, so we can welcome you to our parish family.  This information assures a correct mailing address/phone number in order to keep an accurate account of your contributions. The forms are in the Narthex alcove, ask one of the greeters, or one can be mailed to you by request.  When the form is completed, you may mail it, or drop it in the collection basket. 

NO PARKING ZONE: Please do not park your vehicle under the large trees to the left of the driveway across from the front of Church.  These trees have lots of dead falling limbs and the last thing we want is for someone to be injured or autos damaged.  Plans of fencing off the area and planting shade grass under the trees are underway.

NEW DOORS / CURTAINS: Thank you to Petra Young and Alicia Strickland for painting the new doors in the parish hall and Nancy Hart for volunteering to make the curtains for the doors.  

THANKS KofC: The Knights of Columbus would like to give a big Thank You to fellow Knight Angelo Botta for training 18 parishioners in AED, CPR and First Aid last weekend.  The following people spent 6˝ hrs. on Saturday, March 18th to be our “First Responders”. Karen DiBella, Petra Young, Elizabeth Shelton, Fran Willis, Aimee Place, Elaine Janaskie, Rich Jones, Alicia Strickland, Judith Knauss, Susan Collins, James Kaiktsian, Tim Marcy, Cecilia Marcy, Joyce Hollett, Jeff Hollett, Katherine Stone, Bill Kay, Doridey Martinez. If you have a current CPR/AED certification we ask that you make a copy of your certification cards and drop them off to the Parish Office so you can be added to the list of first responders.  Our AED will be installed in the upcoming weeks. - Thank you, Don Myers





SOUP SUPPER follows and sponsored by individual groups. Everyone is welcome to stay for soup/bread. This is POTLUCK NIGHT – Everyone invited to bring a soup to share on Wed., March 29 after Mass.

FRIDAY NIGHT –Mar 31st. STATIONS OF THE CROSS  at 7 p.m. by our Pastor, Fr. Dan - Everyone is encouraged to attend the Stations and walk the road to Calvary.


Thank you to our Youth for presenting the Living Stations of the Cross last Friday night and the people that supported them by attending. Wonderful job by all!

TRIDUUM MINISTRIES: Sign-up sheets are located in the narthex for Holy Thursday on April 13, Good Friday on April 14 and Easter Vigil on April 15, starting at 7 p.m.

VISITATION TRAINING: Thank you so much to all those who attended the training and volunteered to bring the Eucharist to the homebound and the nursing home. 

EASTER ALTAR FLOWERS: Donations for flowers are being accepted in honor of or in memory of your loved ones. Acknowledgements will be published in the Easter Sunday bulletin. Simply place your donation with the information requested in the collection basket.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION will be on Sun., April 30 at 11 am in English and 3 pm in Spanish. Children will be attending the Mass in the language they currently attend with their family. Parent meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. in the church on Sun., April 9th.



Mar 25

5:00 pm


Clifford Cook by Vocaturo & Wayson


Mar 26

8:00 am


Msgr. Mankel




JD Walton by Margaret Wayson



 3:00 pm


The People of Notre Dame


Mar 27





Mar 28

8:30 am


Homebound/Nursing Home


Mar 29

6:00 pm


Gary Bonn by Mary Ann Stevens


Mar 30

8:30 am


Joan&Don Krebs by J. HagenBurger


Mar 31

8:30 am


Alexander Toth by G. & L. Toth


Sun ~ Mar 26 ~ 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38

 Mon ~ Mar 27 ~ Is 65: 17-21; Jn 4:43-54

Tue ~ Mar 28 ~Ez 47:1-9, 12; Jn 5:1-16

 Wed~ Mar 29 ~Is 49:8-15; Jn 5:17-30

 Thu ~ Mar 30 ~Ex 32:7-14; Jn 5:31-47

 Fri ~ Mar 31 ~Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30

Sat ~ Apr 1 ~Jer 11:18-20; Jn 7:40-53


FAITH BUILD. Our “glass house” will be available for donations at all Wednesday night Soup Suppers in order to support the FAITH BUILD HOME. Fr Dan is serving on this committee through the Ministerial Association. Thanks for your contributions to date, totaling $277.00.

ENCOUNTER OPPORTUNITY We encounter Maria in Mexico, where a community of hard working women share joys, sorrows and fellowship while growing economic opportunity at a greenhouse. How have your communities helped you encounter Christ anew this Lent?  Visit

FOOD BANK NEWS: The commodity for MARCH IS SPAGHETTI AND SPAGHETTI SAUCE. Fill the collection barrel to the brim to help feed the hungry of our area.  Thank you, ND Parishioners for your generosity! 



The Journey of Hope Conferences offer much needed support to the divorced and separated community. Inspiring and informative presentations provide life-changing hope that greatly impacts lives.  Register at: For divorce support info in our Diocese email or call 423-892-2310.


FIT CLUB: Free thirty minute workout every Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.  Bring a towel, your water bottle and walk/work your way to fitness with Julie.

CHOIR / CANTOR / PRACTICE: Practice time is at 6 p.m. each Tuesday/Music Room. No try-outs, just come lift your voices in song and praise. 



FRIDAY FISH FRY - Support our Knights of Columbus by enjoying a Fish Fry each Friday during Lent from 4:30 – 7p.m. (Stations of the Cross follow at 7pm) TAKE OUT ALSO AVAILABLE

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS next meeting is Sunday, April 2 in the parish hall at 6 p.m.




KDCCW Annual Convention

Our Lady of Fatima - May 4-6, 2017

Register by March 31 and Save                Forms available on KDCCW Website


ST. CATHERINE’S GUILD has a “special knitting / crochet project” soon to be introduced. Come join the group on the first Thursday of each month at 9 a.m. to help out with it and other ongoing endeavors. All are welcome!

COFFEE KLATCH meets the 3rd Thursday morning, each month at 9 am for coffee, conversation, handwork, and fellowship. Bring your cup.


TABERNACLE OF MOSES: Make plans to experience the Dwelling Place of God as mentioned in the Holy Bible on April 19-23 right here at Notre Dame. More info soon.

NO RE CLASS FOR SPRING BREAK: No Elementary classes on Sun., March 26 and MS/HS on Wed., March 29. Classes resume on Sun., April 2 and Wed., April 5.

BIBLE TIMELINE: Wednesday night adult class will not meet on March 29 and will continue on April 5 after the 6 p.m. Mass and soup supper.

CATECHETICAL DAY – Course 6: Open to catechists and all adults on April 22 at Notre Dame from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Courses do not have to be taken in order and you may join in at anytime. No cost and lunch is provided. Registration requested at, under Office of Christian Formation. See flyer on table in narthex.

INT. FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS: Next class is Monday, April 3 from 5 – 7 p.m. in the education wing.

CONFIRMATION CLASS: Next class on Chapter 5 is Sunday, April 9. We will attend the 11 a.m. Mass together. Bring a sack lunch. Class is from 1 – 3 p.m. Bring your completed piece to the banner and letter to the Cardinal.


HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR RECOGNITION: The Knights of Columbus will recognize our high school Seniors at 11 am Mass, Sunday, May 21st.  You must call Bob Moore at 636-1023 by March 31 to be included in this special recognition. He needs the correct spelling of your name and phone number.


Catholic Youth Camp: For all incoming high school students in grades 9th-12th on June 5-9 with a cost of $275 at Ocoee Retreat Center in Ocoee, TN.

Summer God Camps: REACH for incoming 7th and 8th grade students will be held June 18-22 and cost is $125. DISCOVER for incoming 5th and 6th grade students will be held June 22-24 and cost is $100. Both camps held at Harrison Bay State Park, in Harrison, TN.

Just5Days: A week-long mission experience for middle schoolers on June 26-30th at CPoP Retreat Center in Benton. Cost is $290.


Make plans to attend the National Catholic Youth Conference on Nov. 16 – 19, 2017. Cost is $699 per person. Fundraising includes: Youth Stock Market, Mother’s & Father’s Day Card Sale, Yard Sale and Pancake Breakfast on Father’s Day Weekend, Car Wash on July 15,  and a Pasta Night on August 26 with Silent Auction Baskets.

Kick Off Gathering Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m.

for interested Students and Parents

Plant Sale April 8-23, Remember Mom!