Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

JUNE 28, 2015


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; 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:  prayers of healing:  Mary Noe, Michael Schachie, Paul Fenter,  Bob May, Lou Marrone, Virginia Whitman, Bill Hawk, Anita St. Germain, Jackie Kerrick, Mike Richard, Charlotte Garst, Ken Nickle, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Danny Collins, David Lovett, Rolande Baillargeon, Scott Fisher, Pat Lee, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, John Benko, Frances Beason, Betty Drain, John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Mary Lou Lamb, Wayne & Karen Kiehna; all homebound/nursing home patients &  their caregivers.

SAFETY COURSES OFFERED: Catholic Mutual is offering online safety modules for different areas of interest including Defensive Driving. Be Smart – Be Safe is required for those who transport for ministry. Contact Susan at the office for more information.

FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - Sat., Sept. 19, 2015 - Next committee meeting is Tue., July 21 at 6 p.m.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: Volunteer to assist on one of the many committees by signing up on the display board in the narthex. Many hands make light work! Adults are especially needed for a two hour shift to watch one of the inflatables. Children may purchase an armband for only $10 and enjoy the inflatables all day.

SPONSORS: Become a sponsor by simply making a check out to Notre Dame with Fall Festival in the memo line. Name/business will be on display board in the narthex, in the bulletin, and on the festival handout.
Gold Sponsors ($500 & up)
Burdisco Imports, LLC
The Cave Law Firm
Knights of Columbus Council #6784
Silver Sponsors (over $100 & up)
Fred’s Plumbing
Frost Chiropractic Center
Summit Medical, Dr. J. Oakley
Bronze Sponsors (up to $100)
Alter-A-tion Contractors
Mr. and Mrs. John Batts
Roger Brault
Andy Chaloux
Tommy Haun, State Farm Insurance

AUCTION ITEMS: New and like new items accepted. Going on vacation? Bring back an item for our International Silent Auction. Auction items may be dropped off at the parish office.
YARD SALE: Items now being collected in the Ganz Youth Center. Please, please, please clean items prior to delivery. No clothes or out dated electronics please.
PRIZES: Small prizes are needed for our game booths, like the kind you get in kids meals. Call Susan at office.

RAFFLE TICKETS GO ON SALE JULY 3:  3 opportunities to win $500.00 cash - only $2.00 (in compliance with State of Tennessee regulation)

PARISH CALENDARS: Please submit your ministry calendars for the next Fiscal Year to the parish office by the end of June. Our very busy Church facilities may only be used by request and appointment. This is on a first asked, first serve basis; so submit requests soon.

FIT CLUB: A free exercise class is held on Thursday nights at 6 p.m. in the parish hall. Bring a towel & water bottle. For info call Julie & Chris at 603-860-0216.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: The monthly meeting is Sun., July 12 at 5:30pm in the Parish Hall. Officers for 2015-16 will be installed.  All Knights urged to attend.

ATTN:  ALL CATHOLIC WOMEN: St Mary’s Parish, Gatlinburg has invited us to join them at their annual retreat to: Living Waters Catholic Retreat Center in Maggie Valley, NC; Wed and Thu. Aug 5-6.  Retreat begins with lunch at noon and Sr. Fran Grady’s session. Fr Dan will also be adding spiritual direction during these two days. The cost of $75.00 per person, includes overnight accommodations, (a room of your own, sharing a bathroom with one other lady,) four meals, an opportunity for spiritual growth, reflection, sharing and a quiet time to grow with God. A deposit of $25.00 is due one month prior to the retreat. Make checks payable to Living Waters Reflection Center, 103 Living Waters Lane, Maggie Valley, N C 28751. Balance due on the day of arrival.  What to bring? Just your personal belongings. Everything else is provided.

ST. CATHERINE GUILD: The crafters of the CCW, cordially invite you to come meet with them on the first Thursday of each month at 9 AM in the Parish Hall.  Everyone is invited to join this group on Thur., July 2nd.

ST. VERONICA GUILD could use extra volunteers to help clean the Church especially during the summer when folks take vacation.  Call Barbara at 292-8035.

ONLINE CATECHETICAL FORMATION: All catechists must be working on certification in the Diocese of Knoxville. Summer sessions available and enrollment is offered June 12 – July 2 for the courses to run July 1 – 31. The cost is $25 and you may register online at: Course 3 will be offered “live” at St. Patrick Church in Morristown on Nov. 7 with no cost to attend.

THE GIVING TREE: Many items are needed by our youth participating in the Summer Service Project. Select a tag from the tree in the narthex, purchase the item by the date listed and leave it in the kitchen marked for Summer Service. We will have an Ice Cream Social for the residents of Plaza Towers on July 7 and a Birthday Bash at the Boys & Girls Club on July 14 to provide service in our community.

FOOD BANK NEWS: Please fill our barrel with the requested commodity for June / Cereal and Oatmeal.

ST. MARY’S MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC needs donations of Glucometers (Freestyle, Freestyle lite, True Test, Accucheck) and Glucose test strips for all the above. Check out their website at

FOR THE HONOR AND GLORY OF GOD - Fr. Dan would like to have fresh flowers on the Altar. This depends on your generosity. If you’d like to contribute, write Flower Fund on an envelope; drop it in the collection basket; include your intention, in honor of or in memory of your loved ones. We can begin stocking the fund and have fresh flowers to adorn God’s Altar.  This is a great gift idea for friends and family!

Sun~June 28~Wis1:13-15, 2:23-24; 2Cor 8:7-9,13-15; Mk 5:21-43
Mon~June 29~ Acts12:1-11; 2Tm 4:6-8,17-18; Mt16:13-19
Tues ~ June 30 ~ Gn 19:15-29; Mt 8:23-27
Wed ~ July 1 ~ Gn 21:5, 8-20a; Mt 8:2834
Thu ~ July 2 ~ Gn 22:1b-19; Mt 9:1-8
Fri ~ July 3~ Eph 2:19-22; Jn 20:24-29
Sat ~ July 4 ~  Gn 27:1-5, 15-29; Mt 9:14-17

SAT June 27   5:00pm SI  Amanda Norris by D. Thompson
SUN June 28  8:00 am + Deceased members of Ormsbee Family by R. Ormsbee Defazio
  11:00am  + Glenda Dillard by the Cronan’s
  3:00 pm SI Parishioners of Notre Dame
MON June 29 8:30am  NO MASS
TUES June 30 8:30 am  NO MASS
WED July 1 8:30 am  NO MASS
THUR July 2 8:30 am  NO MASS
FRI July 3 8:30am  NO MASS

B.E.E.T.  Did your marriage end through the death of a spouse, separation or divorce? Are you looking for a way to move through the hurt and find hope again? Trained facilitators at this weekend retreat:  Aug 28-30 / Carson Springs Retreat Center in Newport. More info: Maria Curd 423-943-2301 or:

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND offered Aug14-16/Hilton Garden Inn, K’ville West /Cedar Bluff: Applications & info available thru   or call  678-242-WWME.

SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT: Service continues on Tuesdays at 9 a.m. with lunch provided and ending at 3 p.m. We deliver Meals on Wheels each week plus June 28 – Humane Society, July 7 – Plaza Towers Ice Cream Social, July 14 – Boys and Girls Club Birthday Bash.

NATHIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CONFERENCE: Indianapolis Nov. 19 – 21, total cost is $640 per person
 “Stock Market still Open”
Uncommon Stock may be purchased in $25 certificates or $100 Gold Certificates with a “Coketail” Party for Investors to be announced. Investors to date are:
Alan & Denise Michaud, Michele Fillers, Burdisco Industries, LLC, Sarah Jean Chapman, Chuck & Sandy Alter, Arthur & Ellie LaPoint, Don & Susie Myers,  Nancy Clark, Anonymous Donor, Lindy Riley, Julie & Martha Jane Fannon, Ray & Susan Jones, Barbara & Duane Johnson, DJ Dalton, Richard Nojeim, Jean HagenBurger and Carmen Espinosa.
CAR WASH: Set for July 11 at Advance Auto on 11E bypass next to Popcorn Video from 10 am until 2 pm for donations only. Help support our pilgrimage to NCYC.
PASTA FEST: Sat., August 22 after 5 p.m. Mass with silent auction baskets available. Tickets only $10 each!
Save the Date Youth Activities…

DIOCESAN YOUTH MASS/CELEBRATION: Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville followed by an evening of food, dance and music at the Sunsphere on Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. Cost $35.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT: For 6, 7, & 8 grades at Longview Ranch, Moshiem on Sept. 11-12. Cost $60.

SEARCH 49: Search for Christian Maturity Retreat for Juniors and Seniors in High School will be hosted by Notre Dame on Fri., Oct. 30 – Sun., Nov. 1. Cost $60. Application for team members available from Susan.

MARCH FOR LIFE: In Washington, DC on Jan. 21 – 24, 2016, cost to be determined for this pilgrimage.

THANK YOU KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - Did you know the K of C paid for publishing our directory? We received $537.00 from donations. This amount was divided equally and $237 was sent to The Hope Center and The Opportunity House from our Church  at the Knights request. Thank you, K of C.

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