Parish News - Weekly Bulletin


SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

   MAY 1, 2016

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 470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS - Bernadette Moughamer, 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.)

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.  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 mikeandjoan@mindspring.com 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 www.masstimes.org

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PLEASE PRAY: Pray for the repose of the soul of Sylvia Smith, “NANA” who died last week. Continued prayers for Mary Crane, Stefani Colucci, Leo Gieson, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Jean & Jack Siersma, Kameron Hutchins, Larry Dolese, Mary Noe, Fr. Joseph Mary Hammond, Lois Blank, Gayle Matthews, Bob & Maggie May, Wendi Blackwell, Brandon Kinser, Eddie Boone, , Virginia Whitman, Bill & Ruth Hawk, Homer & Margie Davenport, John C Parlapiano, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, , Leslie Law, ‘Bud’& Marian Lamka,  Danny Collins, all hospitalized, homebound, nursing home patients, and their caregivers.(Names will be kept on the prayer list for one month unless otherwise requested.  Call the Church office  639-9381).

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2016-THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD (transferred to the following Sunday)

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER AT 12 NOON, COURTHOUSE ON MAIN ST. FR DAN ENCOURAGES EVERYONE TO ATTEND.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR THIS WEEK ARE THE GIFT OF SUE PEARSON IN MEMORY OF HUSBAND, HARRY.

 

The Church will be open each Thursday evening at 7pm for a holy hour.  Stop by to sit and “be still for a while”.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Daily Scripture Readings

Sun ~ May 1 ~ Acts15:1-2, 22-29; Rv 21:10-14, 22-23; Jn 14: 23-29

Mon ~ May 2 ~ Acts 16: 11-15; Jn 15: 26—16: 4a

Tues ~ May 3 ~ 1 Cor: 15: 1-8; Jn 16: 12-15

Wed ~ May 4 ~ Acts 17: 15, 22—18: 1; Jn 16:12-15

Thur ~ May 5 ~ The Ascension~ Acts 18:1-8; Jn 16: 16-20

Fri ~ May 6 ~ Acts 18: 9-18; Jn 16: 15-23

Sat ~ May 7 ~ Acts 18: 23-28; Jn 16: 23a-28

MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK

SAT

Apr 30

 5:00pm

SI

Stefani Colucci by Mary Law

SUN

May 1

  8:00 am

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Bill Brimer by S & C Alter


 

11:00am

SI

Confirmation Class

 

 

 3:00 pm

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

May 2

 

 

NO MASS

TUE

May 3

8:30 am

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James Leahy by K. Dibella

WED

May 4

8:30 am

+

Scott Campbell by Deb & Steve

THU

May 5

8:30 am

SI

Kameron Hutchins by K. Stone

FRI

May 6

8:30 am

SI

Fr Jim Harvey by J. Hagenburger

 

FAMILY LIFE

Free Family Spring Concert performed by Tusculum College Community Choir, Monday evening, May 2, 2016 in the Annie Hogan Byrd main auditorium of Tusculum College at 7:30 pm. The doors open at 7:00 pm. Did I mention the concert is FREE?  Everyone is invited and it’s FREE.  Y’all come!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO OUR MAY COUPLES

John and Pam Conley                  36 years

Pat and MarBeth  Daughtery     52 years

Roy and Mary Drulard               51 years

Alain and Denise Michard         49 years

George and Lois Toth                  64 years

Special prayers and wishes to Jack and Jean Siersma, celebrating 62 years today - married  May 1, 1954

TAMALE SALE  Last weekend to get your fresh tamales on April 30-May 1. The cost is $1.50 each, $8.00 for 6, and $15.00 for 12. You have a choice and may select from Pork / Red Sauce, Chicken / Green Sauce, Vegetarian and Sweet Pineapple. TAMALE SALES THIS WEEK ONLY!

SOCIAL ACTION

OFFICE OF IMMIGRANT SERVICES-SUMMER INTERNSHIP- at Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is currently advertising for four Summer Internship positions (unpaid).Available Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Johnson City Offices. More Info? www.ccetn.org under “jobs”

PILLOWCASES NEEDED: Christina DiBella, a student preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, needs a little help with her service project, “pillowcase dresses”. She’s requesting pillowcases (that are in good and/or excellent condition). These ‘dresses’ are to be sent to our sister Church, Immaculate Conception parish in Haiti.  There is a box located in the Narthex alcove.

THE FOOD BANK: The requested commodity for the month of MAY is SUGAR. Thanks, Joann and Frank, for delivery of 250 lbs. of soup to the Food Bank.

WORKS OF MERCY: Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy for the Year of Mercy. For MAY-Bury the Dead-Volunteer to help your parish’s bereavement Ministry and help those mourning the loss of a loved one.  Visit the grave of a family member or friend and pray for them and the families they leave behind.

 ARCH: the plastic tub in the Narthex alcove is available for your donations for the homeless. Hygiene items most needed. Email:  josh@applachianhomeless.org for info.

EDUCATION

FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE: Thurs., May 19 at 7 p.m. in the education wing will be the next gathering for this committee discerning our current and future Religious Education and Youth Ministry Formation.

H E L P   W A N T E D   T H I S   S U M M E R - VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL  “A Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments” Volunteers now being recruited to assist with VBS to be held each Wed. night in the month of June with a simple dinner served to all at 5:30 and the festivities begin at 6 p.m. with Music & Skits, followed by sessions in Faith, Crafts, Games and of course, Snack! The evening concludes at 8:30 p.m. and we need help with organization, registration, decorating and more. If you have an interest in assisting, please contact our DRE, Susan Collins at 470-2560.

YOUTH MINISTRY

CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMPS AVAILABLE

Catholic Youth Camp –9th – 12th grade, June 13-17, Cost $269. Reach –7th – 8th grade, June 20-23, Cost $125. Discover –5th – 6th grade, June 23-25, Cost $100.

SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT: Project ideas are now being accepted by our Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry. Call Susan at 470-2560 with your suggestions. Summer Service opportunity for high school students will run on Tuesdays in June and July from 9 am – 3 p.m. with lunch provided.

PARISH LIFE

Thank you, Judy Collins and all the crew, who prepared the delicious brunch, served it (and then the clean up too) last weekend honoring our 1st Holy Communicants. It was wonderful! FR DAN

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

THE April “COFFEE KLATCH”, conversation & coffee,  the 3rd Thurs. each month, Parish hall, 9 a.m Y’all come!

CCW GATHERING dedicated to just FUN, FOOD and DRINK, Sunday, MAY 22nd, 6 pm; no meeting, do plan to come that evening.

ST VERONICA’S GUILD ~ Cleans the Church proper and the Parish hall. They have teams but, they go on vacation in the summer.  Would you like to help? Sign up to be a substitute for the summer?  Barbara Violette would love to have a call from you…..423 292 8035

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

SPRING FLING PANCAKE BREAKFAST has been scheduled for Saturday, May 14th. 2016 at Fatz Café from 7:30 am ‘til 10:30 am.  Tickets will be on sale after each weekend Mass or just see any knight for tickets. Get your tickets early for a delicious and fun breakfast.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS’ regular meeting  ~ tonight Sunday, May 1 at 6 pm.  All Knights are urged and encouraged to attend.

 

 

FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

Sat., Oct. 1, 2016

To Our Notre Dame Family: Please think about jumping in and helping with our Parish's largest fund raiser, the Fall Festival of Nations.  We would love to have some new members that are willing to be a chairperson or a member of the various committees. This year we will be switching gears from strictly debt reduction efforts, to being able to put some funds away for the future growth of our facilities. It is a great time to get aboard with some new fresh ideas!

 

-:- HELP NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL -:-

Can we make this our best Fall Festival ever?

There are so many ways you can help!

Some of the Current Committees include:

ADVERTISING & PUBLICITY

SPONSORSHIP

PHYSICAL ARRANGEMENTS

INTERNATIONAL FOOD BOOTHS

Interested in preparing & serving a sample of food from your country of heritage? This is what makes us unique!

TICKET SALES

ENTERTAINMENT

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

DISPLAY BOOTHS

YARD SALE / BAKE SALE

FARMERS MARKET

INTERNATIONAL SILENT AUCTION

If you are going on Vacation, bring back an item for the silent auction and drop it off at the Parish Office.

 

Questions? Call Fall Festival Co-chairs:

DJ Dalton: 639-1096 or Jack Place: 638-1951

 

SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE!

Fred’s Plumbing - Gold Sponsor

Bill & Lindy Riley - Silver Sponsor

All Sponsors by June 14th will be included on the back

 of our 2016 Festival Shirts while space is available.

Gold Sponsors ($500 & up) will have Logo included Silver Sponsors ($250) and Bronze Sponsors ($100)

 

Contact the Parish Office at 639-9381

 

New 2016 Shirts will be available to order soon

and back just in time to wear to the

 Astro Game Parish Family Night on July 22!