Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 

  SEPTEMBER 24, 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 healing, comfort, and strength: 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

THANKS MAINTENANCE CREWAND VOLUNTEERS FOR ALL THE REPAIRS, IMPROVEMENTS, AND UPDATES AROUND OUR PARIS.

SEALING AND PAINTING THE PARKING LOT

REMOVAL OF THE DISEASED TREE

KITCHEN HOT WATER AVAILABLE IN A MINUTE

REMOVAL OF OLD GARAGE AWNING

BEAUTIFUL LAWN AND GARDEN CARE

CLEANING & RE-UPHOLSTRY OF FOLDING CHAIRS

NEW ALTAR CLOTH

YOU MAY SEE A FIRE TRUCK OR POLICE CAR HERE AT THE CHURCH - DO NOT BE ALARMED AS SUNDAY AND WEDNESDAY IS “SAFETY DAY” FOR THE YOUTH.

REMEMBER, THIS WEEKEND IS THE DEADLINE TO RETURN YOUR RAFFLE TICKET STUBS AND MONEY OR (if you haven’t sold them) THE TICKETS! THE TICKETS MUST BE TALLIED AND RECONCILED BEFORE THEY GO ON SALE AGAIN NEXT WEEKEND AT THE FALL FEST! THANK YOU!

SPIRITUAL LIFE

ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI’S FEAST DAY is Wednesday, October 4TH.  Fr Dan will have the blessing of the animals at 6pm in the Church yard followed by Middle School and High School classes. Bring your pets for this special blessing!

MASS INTENTIONS

SAT

Sept 23

5:00 pm

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Kelly McGowan by her husband

SUN

Sept 24

8:00 am.

SI

Parishioners Notre Dame Church


 

11:00am

+

Etta Parlapiano by friends

 

 

3:00 pm

SI

Parishioners Notre Dame Church

MON

Sept 25

 

 

No Mass

TUES

Sept 26

8:30am.

+

Msgr. Xavier Mankel by Fr. Dan

WED

Sept 27

8:30am.

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Fr. Joe Campbell by Fr. Dan

THU

Sept 28

8:30am.

+

Fr. George Schmidt by Fr. Dan

FRI

Sept 29

8:30 am.

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Frank Tacl by Fr. Dan

DAILY SCRIPTURE READING

Sun ~Sept 24 ~ Is 55: 6-9; Phil 1: 20c-24, 27a;Mt 20:1-16a

Mon ~ Sept 25 ~ Ezr 1: 1-6; Lk 8: 16-18

Tues ~ Sept 26 ~ Ezr 6: -8, 12b, 14-20; Lk 8: 19-21

Wed ~ Sept 27 ~ Ezr 9: 5-9; Lk 9: 1-6

Thu ~ Sept 28 ~ Hg 1: 1-8; Lk 9: 7-9

Fri ~ Sept 29 ~ Dn 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12: 7-12a; Jn 1: 47-51

Sat ~ Sept 30 ~ Zec 2: 5-9, 14-15; Lk 9: 43b-45

 

PARISH LIFE

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS ~ there is an “oops” in Church bulletin ad for the Knights of Columbus.  Don Myers, Grand Knight’s phone number is 552-4523.  PLEASE MAKE A NOTE. 

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS - “Thanks to all you wonderful ladies who attended the ‘Welcome Back’ meeting last Sunday evening.  It was great to see everyone after the summer break.  The turnout was great; there was lots and lots of food, (thanks all of you, who brought the delicious goodies), there was fun, and wonderful fellowship. We hope to see you next month, Sunday evening, October 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  Mark your calendars, please. We have an exciting year planned for you.  A big THANK YOU is extended to Carmen Hill, Jim Hill (our special auxiliary member), and Elaine Janaskie for their efforts in making the jewelry sale such a success.  -  Sue Pearson, President

ST CATHERINE’S GUILD:  The crafters meet the first Thursday of each month in the parish hall about 9 am. Everyone who likes crafts is welcome to attend Oct 7.

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 on Sept 21st. Welcome All!

NOTRE DAME’S GOLF OUTING - COLUMBUS DAY, MONDAY, OCTOER 9TH ,ANDREW JOHNSON GOLF COURSE

Golfers, registration forms must be turned in no later than Monday, October 2, which is one week prior to our Golfing event, Mon. Oct 9th. There are still opportunities for sponsors, golfers, & volunteers, so plan to come join us on this fun day. For more information, just call Sandy at the Church office, 639-9381; or JoAnn, 525-5367. Fun, food, prizes galore, & golf, golf, golf. Be sure to pick up a registration form after Mass and sign up your team or as an individual. Forms available in the narthex!

YOUTH MINISTRY

SEARCH 53: Applications 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 needed. Team meeting dates are on Sundays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame on Oct. 1 & 15.

ATTENTION: NCYC PARENTS & PILGRIMS: Mandatory meeting for those attending NCYC in Indianapolis is Monday, Sept. 25th at 7 PM at St Patrick’s in Morristown.  THIS MEETING IS A MUST. Deacon Al will be available for questions. Carpooling to meeting is possible.  Call 639-9381 if interested or transportation needed.

 

EDUCATION

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation For Adults) There is still time to join in on Tuesday evenings 7:00 to 8:30, the Marian Room. Questions about the Church, its teachings, or if you have thoughts about becoming a Catholic Christian,  contact: Judy Collins/639-0688; or collinsjo2@gmail.com.

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. That group does not follow the RE schedule.  The evening class has begun and meets at 6 pm in the Marian Room each Wednesday evening.  Their schedule follows the Youth RE class schedule.

YOUTH RE: there is still time to join us for classes on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Pre-K -5th and Wed. for grades 6-12.

 

SOCIAL ACTION

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: to be held here at Notre Dame, Sunday, October 15, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. More info in next week’s bulletin.

FOOD BANK NEWS: The commodity requested for the month of SEPTEMBER IS CRACKERS! So fill our barrel in the Narthex alcove with all sorts of crackers! Thanks

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

KIDS DAY IN THE PARK: Free family activity at Hardin Park in Greeneville on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. Notre Dame Church will have a booth to promote our Fall Festival. Contact Charlotte at 276-5374 if you can help.

DOGWOOD PARK CONCERT SERIES: Free family concert at Dogwood Park in Greeneville behind Tusculum View School. Celtic Music by Sigean starts at 4 p.m. Notre Dame will be providing the band hospitality tent and handing out Fall Festival flyers. Contact Susan at 470-2560 to help.

10th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL of  NATIONS

Sat., Sept. 30, 2017

LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP TO HELP

 CHECK OUT THE BOARD IN NARTHEX

Help still needed with Physical Arrangements:

 Set Up, Parking & Clean Up

Co-Chairs: DJ Dalton 639-1096 / Rich Jones 638-3153

SPONSORSHIPS STILL AVAILABLE

Donations are always accepted.

POSTERS / FLYERS

Full color posters and flyers are available in the Narthex for distribution.

Please help us spread the news of the Fall Festivalby inviting all you see, this week, to join us at our Festival.

 

YARD SALE COMMITTEE IS STILL COLLECTING ITEMS THIS WEEK

Nice, clean items can be brought to the Youth House.

 

$$$ RAFFLE TICKET $$$

Return money, stubs and unsold tickets by Sept. 24.

 

BAKE SALE ITEMS

Dropped off in the Marian Room, Friday from 1-4 pm

 

New: Children’s Consignment Corner

Give Rachel a call to sell or assist: 972-2578

ALL YOU FOLKS, WHO AGREED TO PUT SIGNS IN YOUR YARD, TO ADVERTISE THE FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS; PLEASE PICK THE SIGNS UP AFTER ONE OF THE MASSES THIS WEEKEND.  REMEMBER, THEN, TO RETURN THEM AFTER THE FESTIVAL FOR RE-USE NEXT YEAR.  THANK YOU!