Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 26, 2014


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 470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS - Aimee Place, Notre Dame Council of Catholic Women; Bud Noe, 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

EUCHARIST SCHEDULE - Sat. Confession 4:00 pm,  Sat.Vigil 5:00 pm,  Sun. 8:00 am and 11:00 am (Nursery), 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.)


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.  In order to participate, a child must be enrolled in our religious education program.

CONFIRMATION:  Confirmation is celebrated every year in the spring.   Preparation is provided as a part of the regular religious education program.

MARRIAGE:  Our Diocese mandates a period of at least six months for marriage preparation. Please call the rectory to set an appointment to discuss preparation for this sacrament with Fr. Dan. Attendance at an Engaged Encounter weekend is required, contact Mike and Joan Eiffe at 865-938-5825 or for more information.

RECONCILIATION (PENANCE):  The regularly scheduled time for reconciliation is from 4:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. every Saturday.  In addition, special reconciliation services are held during Lent and Advent every year.

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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NEW PARISHONERS: Please fill out a registration form.  It is important for you to register so we have an accurate mailing address and so we can keep an accurate account of your contributions.  The forms are available in the church, or one can be mailed to you.  When the form has been completed, just send it to the office or drop it in the collection basket.

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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PLEASE PRAY:   Repose of the soul of Fr Joe Campbell’s sister, Roberta (Robin),who died last week; Continued prayers for healing and comfort: Fr. Joe Brando, Dx w/CA, surgery scheduled Oct 28th and Keith Dietzman, hospitalized; Blaine Douglas, Thomas Joseph,  Patrick Doughtery, Doug McConnell, Janet Simonds,  Brian HagenBurger, Bob & Ruth Schell, Woody J, Linda Pearce, Jim McConnell, Scott Fisher, Sarah Fiskelli, Mary Armstrong, John Benko, Bob May, Wanda Ricker, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Frances Beason,  Betty Drain, Joseph McBride, Sr., John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Mary Lou Lamb, Wayne & Karen Kiehna,homebound/all nursing home folks & caregivers. Names will be kept on the prayer list for one month then removed unless Church office notified: 639-9381.

Reminder: The time changes next weekend, Saturday, November 1, 2014.  Set your clocks back one hour!

Please keep Fr Dan and all our priests in the Diocese in your prayers during their upcoming Retreat!

Our Madrigal Dinner is scheduled for Dec 4,5,6, Thu, Fri, Sat evenings; seating starts at 6:30 with dinner &  entertainment beginning at 7:00pm. LIMITED TICKETS ARE $30.00 PER PERSON.What a wonderful gift for a friend or to JUST get into the Christmas spirit!  Tickets available for the parish members, Nov 1st before being open to the public! Posters are available in the narthex, please pick one up to post in our community!

A LITTLE HELP PLEASE  - THE KNIGHTS ARE HOSTING THE GREENEVILLE GREENE DEVIL FOOTBALL TEAM at Notre Dame on Thursday afternoon, October 30th, for an early dinner before their away game with Clinton High School. The menu for 80 football players and 10 coaching staff is hamburgers/hotdogs baked beans, coleslaw, and fruit.  Any and all donations of fruit would be appreciated.  Deliver the Fruit (of all kinds) to the Church Wednesday or Thursday morning or call the Church office 639-9381

FINAL NEWS -- FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS: The date set for next year’s fall festival is Saturday, September 19, 2015.  D. J. Dalton has agreed to serve as Chairman again. We need a co-chair who is willing to learn and serve in 2016.  All parish members should be considering your roll in next year’s festival. Suggestions (to improve or add to our event) are most welcome.

WOW NEWS - WIDOWS OR WIDOWERS/SINGLES had a fun-filled gathering last Thu.  Their next get-together will be Thu, Nov 20th at the Gondolier @11:30AM.  Come join us and bring some new ideas for fun and fellowship.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: BUSY SEASON HAS JUST BEGUN AND STARTS  with Tootsie Roll Drive Oct 24, 25, & 26, so when you see the guys in front of various businesses, please be generous.  K of C Pancake Breakfast at FATZ, Saturday, November 15th delicious and fun too, so get ready to buy your tickets. The Veteran’s Bingo will be held Nov 20th, and prizes are requested in the form of hats (toboggans), scarves, socks, razors, shaving cream, cans of nuts, chocolate covered cherries, toiletries and other like items. Christmas card will be sold to remind: “Jesus is the reason for the season.  Keep Christ in Christmas”.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Start thinking about forming an Anniversary Team to plan the 60th Anniversary of our Parish and Bishop Stika has agreed to install our Pastor, Fr. Dan, at the same time. What a great celebration that will be: Holy Mass, Installation of our Pastor and an Anniversary Dinner Party held Saturday, April 25, at 5 PM. Do we want to order glasses, mugs, tee and sweat shirts with our logo. There’s lots to think about and decisions to be made.  Do we have it catered? Do we plan the dinner here in the parish hall? Do we go to the General Morgan? Or the Country Club? We need ideas, so talk about it, get some interest going and call the Church office to volunteer.

NOTRE DAME’S CCW REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the third Sunday evening of each month.  Next meeting will be Nov 16th 2014, 6 pm.

ST. VERONICA’S GUILD – Can you help clean the Church sometime?  Can you help clean the kitchen and the parish hall, sometime?  It looks like we have enough folks when you begin to name the generous and capable people that are doing it; but could we give them a break?  It would be nice to have a team or a few folks that could be called, who could alternate a week or two. If you are that person, call Barbara (423)292-8035 cell.  Remember Mary and Martha?  Martha works and Mary sits at the feet of Jesus & prays!  We need Martha’s at Church, and Mary at home to pray.

ST. CATHERINE’S GUILD is now accepting homemade craft donations for the Craft Sale to be held the weekend of Nov. 15-16.  Items may be placed in the Nursing Home gift box in the Narthex alcove and just label the items St. Catherine’s Guild. The next meeting is Thu, Nov 6, @ 9 am in the Parish Hall.

Sun ~Oct 26 ~ Ex 22: 20-26; 1Thes 1: 5c-10; Mt 22: 24-40
Mon ~ Oct 27 ~Eph 4: 32- 5: 8 ; Lk 13: 10 - 17
Tues ~ Oct 28~ Eph 2: 19-22; Lk 6: 12- 16
Wed ~ Oct 29 ~ Eph 6: 1-9; Lk 13: 22-30
Thu ~ Oct 30 ~ Eph 6: 10-20; Lk 13: 31-35
Fri ~ Oct 31~ Phil 1: 1-11; Lk 14: 1-6
Sat ~ Nov 1~ Rv 7: 2-4,9-14l Jn 33L 1-3; Mt 5: 1-12a

Sat Oct 25 5:00 PM + Skip Scofield by L. Martino
Sun Oct 26   8:00 AM SI Audrey Huska by C & S Alter
  11:00AM SI ML Lamb by L&N Marrone
    3:00 PM SI All Notre Dame Parishioners
Mon Oct 27   NO MASS
Tue Oct 28   NO MASS
Wed Oct 29   NO MASS
Thu Oct 30   NO MASS
Fri Oct 31 8:30 AM + Skip Scofield by HagenBurger

OUR CHURCH MINISTRIES reminds you to volunteer in one or two areas of service.  SIGN UP – THERE IS A SIGN UP SHEET IN THE NARTHEX. We will offer training as needed!

YES ON 1 - A ‘YES’ vote on AMENDMENT ONE, a prolife amendment, gives you the opportunity to vote on November 4th.  You have the opportunity to vote and as a Catholic to speak up on this moral issues. Bishop Stika asks us to remind all to go to the polls !!! VOTE YES ON 1 ~~NOVEMBER 4TH.

PARISH FAMILY NIGHT (Trunk-or-Treat): Plan to decorate your trunk and hand out treats to our youth on Wed., Oct. 29. Dinner of nachos & cheese and hotdogs at 6 p.m. followed by a costume contest, haunted house, bonfire with marshmallow roast and treats at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded! Volunteer needed: FOR HAYRIDE - MEANS WE NEED TRUCK, TRAILER and HAY plus volunteers to hand out Treats from your Vehicle. Call Susan to assist 639-9381 or 470-2560. Thank you to those who volunteered to assist in the kitchen, with bonfire & Haunted House.

THE CATHOLIC TV NETWORK, America’s Catholic Television Network, is now available to cable and satellite providers in our area.  Please help provide this upbeat, youthful and exciting Catholic network and a powerful resource to the people of our area and the entire nation.  To help, simply visit as an easy way to petition your cable or satellite provider.  If you are unable to access the internet please follow up with a postcard or letter to your provider. Remember the address:

Information on Table in Narthex
COURSE 1: The Dominican Sisters of Nashville will be at Notre Dame Parish on Sat., Nov. 1 for an all day workshop based on the 4 pillars of the catechism. Open to all interested adults and a MUST for catechists! Register at or see forms in narthex. FREE and lunch included. Mass will be celebrated for All Saints Day at 8:30 a.m. prior to this education opportunity.

YOUTH BAKE SALE: Funds will be raised for our youth attending the Diocesan Youth Conference on Nov. 21-22 by selling goodies after Masses this weekend. Donations will be accepted!
SEARCH 47: Please pray for our Searchers: Donovan, Dante, Matthew and Dakota as they Search for Christian Maturity on Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 at St. Patrick in Morristown. The Director for Search is Connor and on the leadership team is Ben. Next meeting is at St. Patrick in Morristown at 12:30 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 26.

HAUNTED HOUSE: Jerry M. Collins will be taking charge of the haunted house for this year’s Trunk-or-Treat. All middle school students are welcome to assist and actually operate the house on Oct. 29. Contact him or Susan at the parish office to participate.

STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: 2014 Maryknoll magazine essay contest is open to grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. This year’s topic is to write a letter to Pope Francis telling him how they, or young people they know, heed his call to “have courage, go forward and make noise” to build a better world. The winners share scholarship money, national recognition and letters are sent to Pope Francis. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 14.

ACTIVE MILITARY: The youth attending the Diocesan Youth Conference in November, are writing letters to those currently serving in active military as one of their service projects. If you would like to share the name and address of someone serving in your family, please contact Susan at the office with the information.

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