Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

APRIL 19, 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 - 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:   For Mike Richard, Lastenia Cisneros,  Ken Nickle, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Danny Collins, Bishop Richard Stika, Virginia Whitman, David Lovett, Connor Fenter, Anikka Michaud, Penelope McCall, Rolande Baillargeon, Jerry K. Collins, Thomas Joseph,  Scott Fisher, Pat Lee, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, John Benko, Bob & Maggie May, 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.

Virginia Whitman’s address, in order to send get well wishes,  is on the bulletin board this week,

MARIAN SHRINES: RE Students are to return finished Shrines this Sunday, April 19. They will be on display in the church and will be blessed by Bishop Richard Stika at Mass on April 25. Shrines can be picked up at our last RE classes the following weekend.

SAT Apr 18   5:00 pm + Robert Boulet by R&A Chaloux
SUN Apr 19  8:00 am SI Mary Maggert by Prayer Buddy
  11:00 am  SI Mary Lou Lamb by B&R Hawk
    3:00 pm SI All Notre Dame Parishioners
MON Apr 20   NO MASS
TUES Apr 21  8:30 am SI MaryLou Lamb by S. Collins
WED Apr 22  8:30 am SI  Alexander Toth by Geo & Lois
 7:00 pm SI All parishioners in need of both physical & spiritual healing
THUR Apr 23 8:30 am SI  Jerry K Collins by B&R Hawk
FRI Apr 24 8:30 am + Jerry Hopko by Fr. Dan

SPECIAL HEALING MASSES will be offered Wed.,, April 22, 2015 at 8:30 am and 7:00 pm here at Notre Dame Church - Celebrant, Reverend Bill Kiel

Sun ~ Apr 19 ~ Acts 3: 13-15; 17-19; 1 Jn 2: 1-5a;  Lk 24: 35-48
Mon ~ Apr 20 ~ Acts 6: 8-15; Jn 6: 22-29
Tues ~ Apr 21 ~ Acts 7: 51-8L 1a;  Jn 6: 30-35
Wed ~ Apr 22 ~ Acts 8: 1b-8; Jn 6: 35-40
Thu ~ Apr 23 ~ Acts 8: 25-40; Jn 6: 44-51
Fri ~ Apr 24 ~ Acts 9: 1-20; Jn 6: 52-59
Sat ~ Apr 25 ~ 1 Pt 5: 5b-14; Mk 16: 15-20

WALKING IN THE FOOT STEPS OF JESUS: Informational gathering on Tues., April 21 at 6:30 – 8:30 at the Chancery Office in Knoxville to learn more info. This Holy Land Pilgrimage will be Aug. 10 – 21, 2015 visiting Mt. of Beatitudes, Cana, Mt. Carmel, Sea of Galilee, Mt. Hermon, Mt. Tabor, Nazareth, Jericho, Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bethany, Mt. of Olives & more with Fr. Randy Stice and Fr. Jerry Tully.

MASS MINISTRY schedule for MAY, JUNE, JULY will be made soon, email or call 638-1951 when unavailable to serve in your ministry.

FALL FESTIVAL - What??? Don’t tell me it's that time already? Indeed it is. - Fall Festival Chairperson, D.J. Dalton, has called a meeting of past committee chairs and all interested persons to meet in the parish hall on Tuesday,  April 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm for the first 2015 Fall Festival. The date for the International Fall Festival will be held on Saturday, September 19th.

Last chance to purchase your tickets for this fabulous celebration of being Church to one another! The Catholic Presence in our area of East Tennessee has grown from the tiny Church on College Street  built by Irish immigrant railroad workers in 1870  to our beautiful Church on Mt. Bethel Road now in 2015. The Catholic presence is alive and working in Greeneville, Tennessee for over 145 years. Thanks be to God!

CCW’s monthly meeting will be held Sunday evening, April 19th at 6:00 in the parish hall. It’s fun night! Y’all Come!

The CCW Bake Sale held last Sunday was quite successful as you could probably tell by the activity in the Narthex/Marian Room.  The CCW wishes to thank everyone for all their help, all the baking, and purchasing that took place. A profit of $1,001.10 supports the CCW’s good works. A GIANT THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THIS GRAND EFFORT!

The Knights of Columbus announce the upcoming Springtime “Fatz Pancake Breakfast” which is scheduled for Saturday morning, May 16, 2015.  Tickets will be available for sale soon, just see any Knight.

COMMEMORATIVE 60th ANNIVERSARY ORNAMENTS are available for purchase in the Narthex after each Mass this weekend and for several weekends following our 60th celebration. Make sure you check out the lovely replica of our Church done in 24 K gold; compliments of our Knights of Columbus. These are Limited numbered editions so make sure to get one.

PER YOUR REQUEST:  Order your Notre Dame Tee shirts, both long and short sleeve, and hoodies.  Orders taken after each Mass for the next 2 weekends.

DIOCESAN FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES: Join us on Sat., June 6 to celebrate a “Festival of Families” at St. John Neumann, Farragut.  It is based on the 2015 World Meeting of Families theme of Love is Our Mission; The Family Fully Alive. Come and share this faith experience with the whole family.  There will be workshops, cultural demonstrations, picnic fun and special guest speaker, Fr. Leo Patlinghug, founder and director of Grace Before Meals and host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN.  This is sponsored by the Office of Marriage Preparation & Enrichment and Hispanic Ministry.

ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALE:  There are collection boxes in the Narthex alcove for unwanted books. Each year Youth Builders, Newcomer’s and other volunteers collect unwanted and gently used books for resale at the annual library sale which benefits our Greeneville, Greene County Library.  You may drop off books to these boxes or take your books directly to the Library.  Questions?  Call the Church office.

CRS RICE BOWLS ~~ Please return your Rice Bowls to the large display Rice Bowl in the narthex this weekend. Count your money and write one check made payable to Notre Dame Church with a memo for CRS Rice Bowl. 25% of money collected remains in our diocese & assists with local needs of Catholic Charities.

FOOD BANK NEWS: The good work of “FEEDING THE HUNGRY” continues. Please fill our barrel this month with SOUP.  SOUP OF ALL KINDS is the commodity requested for the month of April by the Food Bank. Thank you, Notre Dame Parish, for your willingness to help those less fortunate!

SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT: Projects now being accepted for our high school summer service on Tuesdays in June and July. Call Susan at the parish office with your suggestions. Students are encouraged to give back to our parish and community by spending time in service. Join us for morning Mass, followed by service, lunch provided, and ending at 3 p.m.

TOTUS TUUS –Meals are needed for the week of June 21-26. Can you help by providing dinner for 4 students in your home one night? This Summer Catechetical Program, held here, June 21–26 will serve students grades 1-6 during the day & grades 7-12 in the evenings.  The K of C is providing a lunch on Wed. Nancy Clark is having the team over for dinner one evening. Call Susan: 470-2560 to help with this need.

Space still available!!! TRUE STRENGTH YOUNG MEN’S RETREAT: Good food, loads of sports, great talks, time with Priests and Lay Men. Cost $45 and includes t-shirt, lodging, material and food at St. Thomas the Apostle on April 24-26. See Susan for info.

Catholic Summer Camps
DISCOVER YOUR ROOTS: For incoming 5th & 6th graders to make memories to cherish forever at Harrison Bay State Park, on June 25-27 and cost $100.
REACH FOR THE STARS: For upcoming 7th &8th graders for 3 days of learning, living and growing in faith at Harrison Bay State Park, June 22-25, cost $125.
CATHOLIC YOUTH CAMP: For incoming 9th -12th graders to Explore, Soar & Climb to new heights in their Faith, Ocoee Retreat Center, June 13 – 17. Cost $269.
The National Catholic Youth Conference will be in Indianapolis Nov. 19 – 21. Total cost is $640 per student & chaperones.
FUNDRAISING efforts havw begun…
“STOCK MARKET IS OPEN” - Uncommon Stock Sale with a “Coketail” Party for Investors date TBA. Invest in increments of $25 with $100 Gold Certificates available. Support our Youth!!!
Mother’s Day Plant Sale - Order for only the next two weeks. Spring flowers in flats of 36 plants, hanging baskets and single potted paper wrapper plants, all ready for your child to give to her. Pick up flowers on May 2/in time for Mother’s Day!
Mother’s & Father’s Day Cards - Just a $5 donation per card and Mom, Dad, Grandmother, Grandfather, Godmother, Godfather, Aunt, Uncle, etc… will be remembered at Mass with a Spiritual Bouquet offered on their special day!
Yard Sale & Breakfast - Items now being collected in the Ganz Youth Center… everything & anything as long as we do not have to feed it! - Yard Sale & Pancake Breakfast on Sat., June 13.
Car Wash on Sat., July 18
Pasta Fest w/Silent Auction Baskets on Sat., Aug. 22

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