Parish News - Weekly Bulletin


  February 1, 2016


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 - 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.)


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: Continued prayers for: Ken Latt, Bill and Ruth Hawk, Elaine Wagner, Homer and Margie Davenport, John Colby Parlapiano, Bob and Maggie May , Pat Russo, Joyce Corbeil, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, Scott Fisher, Jim Burke, Leslie Law, ‘Bud’ & Marian Lamka,  Eric Mitchell,  Danny Collins, Roselyn Brown, Lou Marrone, Virginia Whitman,  Rolande Baillargeon, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, Frances Beason, Betty Drain, John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Wayne & Karen Kiehna, Pat Quint; all homebound / nursing home patients & caregivers.


BISHOP’S APPEAL 2016: This is a follow-up weekend to commitment weekend with another ‘in pew’ process for those who did not have an opportunity to participate last week. To all those who have already pledged THANK YOU; we ask you to bear with Sharon Folk, Finance Chair, our presenter, for just a few minutes while she guides folks through the process.

   Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our Diocese to deliver needed ministries and services. Our combined gifts not only signify our gratitude to God, they fund a significant portion of the work of our Diocese. The Bishop’s Appeal 2016, “Make Me An Instrument Of Your Peace”, is officially underway and needs everyone’s commitment. Be as generous as you can be to meet our Parish Goal of $24,600.00.


RETROUVAILLE: The Retrouvaille Program consists of a weekend experience combined with a series of 6-12 post-weekend sessions over 3 months. It provides tools to help with putting your marriage in order again. The main emphasis of the program is on communication between husband and wife. The next weekend is scheduled for March 4-6, 2016 in Nashville, TN. Info? Register! Tom Ackerman at or  615-523-0631. Visit


Norman and Nancy Clark                              33 years

Bill and Bernadette Moughamer               17 years

Bill and Lindy Riley                                           59 years

James and Theresa Slemp                            16 years

William and Rita Stone                                   50 years



Lent begins Wednesday, February 10th, so take advantage of the following Lenten devotions available:

 *Ash Wednesday - Masses 8:30a.m. and 6:00p.m.

 *Daily Mass at 8:30 a.m. (see Mass schedule)

 *Mass each Wed at 6 p.m.-Soup Supper follows

*Stations of the Cross - every Friday evening-7p.m.

*ND’s Penance Service, Thu. Mar 10th, 7p.m. (5priests)

(Confessions on Sat. at 4 p.m. & available by request)



Feb 6



Bill Hagenburger by L. Martino


Feb 7

  8:00 am


Bill & Ruth Hawk by Dwyer’s




Bill Hagenburger by B&M May



 3:00 pm


Parishioners of Notre Dame


Feb 8





Feb 9

8:30 am


Paul Maniscalco by The Noe’s


Feb 10

8:30 am

6:00 pm



BillHagenburgerby Loewenkamp’s

People of Notre Dame Church


Feb 11

8:30 am


Bill Hagenburger by the Drulard’s


Feb 12

8:30 am

10:30 am



Bill Hagenburger by the Dwyer’s

Mass (Funeral) Bill Hagenburger



Sun –Feb 7~Is 6:1-2a, 3-8; 1Cor 15: 1-11; Lk 5: 1-11

Mon - Feb 8~ 1 Kgs 8: 1-7, 9-13; Mk 6: 53-56

Tue - Feb 9~ 1 Kgs 8: 22-23, 27-30; Mk 7: 1-13

Wed - Feb 10~ Jl 2: 12-18; 2Cor 5: 20—6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18

Thu - Feb 11~ Dt 30: 15-20; Lk 9: 22-25

Fri - Feb 12~ Is 58: 1-9a; Mt 9: 14-15

Sat - Feb 13~ Is 58: 9b-14; Lk 5: 27-32

ROSARY FOR LIFE: Bishop Stika invites you to join him in praying “Rosary for Life” on Sat., Feb. 20 at 10 am in front of Knoxville’s Planned Parenthood Clinic. Please be part of this diocesan witness to the sanctity of life!

40 DAYS FOR LIFE: beginning Ash Wed., Feb. 10,   participate in diocesan 40 Days for Life, vigil of prayer in front of Knoxville’s Planned Parenthood Clinic 7am–5 pm daily and from 5–7pm in front of Blessed Sacrament Church. Visit for more info.

YOUTH MASS MINISTRY: Our 7th & 8th grade class will serve at 11 am Mass on Feb. 14 under the direction of catechists, Kristen Girton & Barbara Johnson.


2nd GRADE RE CLASS: Congratulations to our First Holy Communion Class for learning all their prayers! Parishioners are asked to continue to keep these young people in your prayers as they prepare for the Sacrament.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: During inclement weather, RE cancelation will be posted on Notre Dame Facebook Page or call Susan Collins, DRE/YM at (423) 470-2560.

“NEW” YM FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE:  Thank you to those who are participating on the committee with prayerful discernment for our Religious Education and Youth Ministry Program due to the change in the age of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our monthly gathering will be on the 3rd Thurs. at 7 p.m. beginning on Feb. 18. Anyone interested in being a part of this process, contact Susan Collins DRE/YM at (423) 470-2560.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: Class #4 is Feb. 14 from 12:30 until 2:30 p.m. Please attend the 11 a.m. Mass with parents and sponsors. Bring your own lunch. Read the chapter, make notes for all questions and review end of lesson page with your sponsors and parents.

CATECHIST CERTIFICATION: Register now for Course 4 offered free on April 9 at St. Dominic in Kingsport Course 4 Distant Learning open enrollment is from Feb 8 until Mar 1 at and cost is $25.


VIRTUS: Protecting God’s Children awareness session will be held on Tues., Feb. 9 at 4 p.m. This live session is required in advance for those working with youth at our parish. Register online at

ATTN: HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS & PARENTS: The Knights of Columbus will recognize our high school seniors at an 11a.m. Mass in May.  If you are a high school senior or even a senior’s parent, please call Bob Moore at 636-1023 (has an answering machine).  You MUST call by March 10th if you wish to be included.  We need to also make sure we have the correct spelling of your name and a phone number where you can be reached.

WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS: We are a very friendly, active Parish and have a great Church family spirit. Please introduce yourselves to our greeters and Pastor, Fr. Dan, so we can welcome you properly. Pick up an enrollment / registration form in the narthex. Fill it out and give it to Fr. Dan or drop it in the collection basket. The Church Office is located in the brick and white house on our property at the corner of Mt. Bethel Road and Barton Ridge Roads. Stop by and pick up a Notre Dame Church Directory and meet the Church staff.          

FIT CLUB: This is a free exercise program open to all – every Thursday evening at 6 p.m. in the parish hall, under the direction of Julie and Chris Colotti.  Come join the fun and healthy benefit of exercise!


CHRISTIAN COFFEE KLATCH: is ‘a social gathering especially for coffee & conversation’ held the third Thur. each month, 9-11am, parish hall. Everyone is welcome!


KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS FISH FRY begins Friday, February12th, serving from 4-7 pm, in the Parish Hall. The Fish Fry is available every Friday night during Lent. Ask any Knight for details and y’all come enjoy!


GREENEVILLE GREENE COUNTY LIBRARY is readying for the annual Book Sale. There’s a box in the Narthex alcove for your used and unwanted books.

THE FOOD BANK: Thank you for your generosity to those less fortunate, by practicing a Corporal Work of Mercy, “feed the hungry”. The requested commodity for February is Canned Fruit ~  all kinds of fruit needed.

WORKS OF MERCY: During the Year of Mercy, the Diocese of Knoxville has a calendar of suggested works. For February 2016: Feed the Hungry Donate to Catholic Relief Services to alleviate global poverty.

HUNGERING FOR THE JOURNEY: Join our parish community – and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States – in a life changing Lenten Journey with CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s rice bowl in the narthex on Ash Wednesday and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice Bowl app! Remember, what you give up for Lent changes lives.

ARCH: Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness has a Greeneville office on 124 Austin St., Suite #5, with particular concern for homeless Veterans. Donations of cash, nonperishable pre-packaged food items, hygiene items, rain ponchos, blankets, gloves, socks, hats, hand warmers, etc., and reusable canvas or nylon bags to hold the items are appreciated. There is box in the Narthex alcove or deliver to the ARCH office. Call: Josh Reed: 1-844-989-2272 / email:


SEARCH 50: Last Chance for Search 50-Feb. 19-21 at St. Patrick in Morristown. Open to Juniors & Seniors at a cost $60.00. Leadership meetings on Feb. 7&Feb. 12-13.

ALL GIRLS & ALL GUYS RETREAT:  Register now for girls retreat on March 26-28 for $40 and guys retreat on April 4-6 for $45 at St Mary’s Church in Oak Ridge.


SAVE the DATES: Diocesan Catholic Summer Camps

Catholic Youth Camp – for incoming 9th – 12th grade on June 13-17, Horns Creek Retreat Center. Cost $269.

Reach – for incoming 7th – 8th grade on June 20-23 at Harrison Bay State Park. Cost $125.

Discover – for incoming 5th – 6th grade on June 23-25 at Harrison Bay State Park. Cost $100.


Prayer of Pope Francis for the Jubilee

Lord Jesus Christ,
you have taught us to be merciful like the
heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew
from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness
only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us,
the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
"If you knew the gift of God!"

You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by
forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world, its
Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be
clothed in weakness
in order that they may feel compassion for those
in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought
after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us
with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace
from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm, may
bring good news to the poor,
proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this of you, Lord Jesus, through the intercession
of Mary, Mother of Mercy; you who live and reign with the Father
and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.