Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME

  FEBRUARY 19, 2017

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 423-470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS -President Alicin Sahr, 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.  Office hours for Hispanic Ministry are Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 am until 12:30 pm.

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 as part of our second grade religious education formation.  In order to participate, a child must be enrolled in our religious education program for at least one complete year prior to entering into a sacramental class.

CONFIRMATION:  Confirmation is celebrated every year in the spring as part of our middle school / high school religious education formation.  In order to participate, a child must be enrolled in our regular religious education program for at least one complete year prior to entering into a sacramental class.

MARRIAGE:  Contact a Catholic priest at least six (6) months before the desired wedding date.  DO NOT set your wedding date until you have spoken with a priest.

RECONCILIATION (PENANCE):  The regularly scheduled time for reconciliation is from 4:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. every Saturday or upon request.  In addition, special reconciliation services are held during Lent and Advent every year.  Time and dates are published in the bulletin and announced by Father prior to the services.

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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WELCOME NEW PARISHONERS: The church office is located in the brick and white house on the corner of Barton Ridge Road and Mt. Bethel Road on our Church property.  You are welcome to stop by and introduce yourself or take a moment after Mass to introduce yourself to our Pastor, Fr. Dan.  Please take time to fill out a registration form. We are a very friendly parish and would like to help you feel welcome.  The form helps us with acquiring a mailing address, phone numbers, etc, and to keep an accurate account of your contributions.  The forms are available in the Narthex or by request.

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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FAITH FORMATION: Our Religious Education Program for youth embraces entire faith formation including whole community catechesis.  The family is the central element, and parents are the primary teachers 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.  Many opportunities are available for parents and grandparents to share their Catholic faith with our young people.




PLEASE PRAY: Continued prayers of comfort, strength and healing for: Joe Brang, Ken Latt, Alexander Toth, Dana McConnell James, Rita Benko, Rosie Myers, Roberto Diaze, Ana Hernandez, Pat Dougherty,  Rita Chaloux,  Les Law, Kara Zdaniewicz Knott, Anthony McBride, Jackie Kerrick, Marty Newport, Andrea Alter Moore,  Mary Jane Keparutis,  Fr. Joseph Hammond, Rick Willis, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Eddie Boone, Kathryn Carter & daughter,  Danny Collins, Scott  &  Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell, Mary Noe, Homer Davenport Family, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, hospital/nursing home patients &caregivers.

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

 

32nd Annual Catholic Charities Emerald O’ccasion Dinner on March 9th at the Marriott Hotel will be Phillip Fulmer, previous head coach of Univ. of Tenn. football team.  Tickets to the dinner can be purchased online at ccetn.org or by contacting Lisa Ingle at 865-684-1882.

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

PROCLAIMERS OF THE WORD TRAINING - TRAINING SESSION for those who wish to serve in this Ministry, please attend class on Tues. Feb 28th at 7 pm here in the Church. Class conducted by Fr. Dan.

VISITATION TRAINING for those interested in visiting our sick and infirmed, who are in Nursing Homes, the Hospital, and are Homebound; the training session is Wed, Mar 22  at 7:30  pm in the Church. Fr Dan is asking for more people to consider this privilege of visiting and bringing the Holy Eucharist to those, who otherwise, could not receive Communion.

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR- There’s be no flowers on the Altar during Lenten Season but - think about Easter Flowers.  Please consider a donation in honor or in memory of those special folks in your life.  A list will be published acknowledging all in the Easter bulletin. 

 

LENTEN SCHEDULE

Ash Wednesday – March 1 – Mass with distribution of ashes at 8:30 am and 6 pm.

Tuesday-March 21, 2017-Lenten Penance Service–7pm.

Stations of the Cross  -  Every Friday night at 7 p.m.

March 3 by Fr. Dan

March 11 by Council of Catholic Women

March 17 by Knights of Columbus

March 24 by Youth Ministry

March 31 by Fr. Dan

April 7 by Hispanic Ministry

Wed Evening Mass at 6 pm followed by a soup supper

March 8 hosted by Council of Catholic Women

March 15 hosted by Knights of Columbus

March 22 hosted by all Catechists

March 29 is a Parish Potluck (Spring Break)

April 5 hosted by Hispanic Ministry

April 12 hosted by Youth Ministry

Holy Week

Chrism MassTues,Apr11-7:30pm Sacred Heart Cathedral

Holy Thursday – April 13 at 7 p.m.

Good Friday – April 14 at 7 p.m.

Easter Vigil – April 15 at 7 p.m.

Easter Sunday - April 16 Masses at 8:30 a.m.

11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Spanish.

SPECIAL UPCOMING EVENTS

-K of C -Easter Egg Hunt after 11a.m. & 3 p.m. Masses

-Operation Rice Bowl, for Catholic Relief Service, available for our Lenten journey of fasting, alms giving and prayer.

-Faith Build, opportunity to help a joint project of churches in the Ministerial Assoc. of Greeneville and Greene County.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

SAT

FEB 18

5:00 pm

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Gladys Cook by Mgt and Audrey

SUN

FEB 19

8:00 am

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Arthur LaPoint by Roy and Mary D.


 

11:00am

SI

Roger Rich by Geo & Lois Toth 

 

 

 3:00 pm

SI

All Parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

FEB 20

 

 

NO MASS

TUE

FEB 21

 

 

NO MASS

WED

FEB 22

 

 

NO MASS

THU

FEB 23

 

 

NO MASS

FRI

FEB 24

 

 

NO MASS

DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS

Sun ~ Feb 19 ~ Lv 19: 1-2,17-18; 1 Cor 3: 16-23; Mt 5: 38-48

Mon ~ Feb 20 ~Sir 1: 1-10; Mk 9: 14-29

Tue ~ Feb 21~Sir 2: 1-11; Mk 9: 30-37

Wed ~Fed 22~The Feast Day:The Chair of St. Peter,the Apostle 1 Pt 5: 1-4; Mt 16: 13-19

 Thu ~ Feb 23~ Sir 6: 5-17; Mk 9: 41-50

Fri ~ Feb 24~ Sir 6: 5-17; Mk 10: 1-12

Sat ~ Feb 25~ Sir 17: 1-15; Mk10: 13-16

SOCIAL ACTION

A MESSAGE FROM FR. YOURY JULES, PASTOR, OF OUR SISTER PARISH IN HAITI; (in response to our wire transfer of $1,200 of Feb 10th : “Dear Fr Dan, We are very grateful for your support.  The parish of Immaculate pray always for you and for the Notre Dame community.  I will verify the transfer and let you know when it’s available.  We are buying stuffs for the roof of the church, starting with the church restoration. I will send you pictures and statement. Thank you for all, Father. Greetings and blessings to all the parish of Notre Dame, Peace and love forever,    Fr. Youry”

FOOD BANK NEWS: The commodity for FEBRUARY is CANNED FRUIT MONTH. Monetary donations may be made to Notre Dame, w/ Food Bank on the memo line.

OPERATION RICE BOWL/helpsthemost needy around the World and in our Diocese.  Lenten Season begins on Mar 1st. Your participation is requested in a most cherished practice of Catholic Relief Services called “Operation Rice Bowl”. While pocket change may seem very little, it becomes sizeable and able to do much good when combined with that of others.  Thank you for participating.

 

 

EDUCATION

HELP WANTED: Would you consider being a catechist or substitute catechist? Elementary Classes are on Sunday morning at 9:30am. Middle & High School students meet Wed evenings. Call Susan Collins, DRE/YM at 470-2560.

CONFIRMATION CLASS: TODAY-Class on chapter 4 Feb. 19. 1–3pm. Bring a sack lunch.

CATECHETICAL DAY – Course 6: Open to catechists and all adults interested in broadening their knowledge of Church teaching on April 22 at Notre Dame from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Topics: Mary, Mother of God, Marriage and Consecrated Life, Commandments 6 & 9, Popular Devotions and Teaching with the Saints. No cost and registration is requested at www.dioknox.org.

BIBLE TIMELINE CLASS SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT 6 PM

Feb 22ndSession17–Maccabean Revolt

March 1st (Ash Wed) Bible Study continues each Wed. during Lent, just the time will change to accommodate Holy Mass at 6P.M. and Soup Supper that follows immediately!

March 8th  Session 18~Messianic Fulfillment Part 1

March 15th Session 19~ Messianic Fulfillment Part 2

March 22nd Session 20~ Messianic Fulfillment Part 3

March 29th NO CLASS~ Spring Break-Class resumes Apr 5

FAMILY LIFE

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO FEBRUARY COUPLES

We celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage and would like to add your name and years married to our anniversary list.  Please call the Church Office with your info.  Thanks.

FAMILY PILGRIMAGE: Deadline for our first Diocesan Family Pilgrimage is coming up soon!  Registration is due Feb 20th.  The pilgrimage is scheduled for June 7-11, 2017.  We will travel to St Augustine and Orlando, Florida, with Fr. Michael Cummins as our spiritual director.  We explore the beautiful shrines in both cities, celebrate Mass together each day and enjoy the fun, sand and surf of Florida. This trip is for families of all ages. For info mchristiana@dioknox.org/423-892-2310. http://dioknox.org/event/family-life-pilgrimage-with-fr-michael-cummins-to-st-augustine-and-orland-florida/

YOUTH MINISTRY

SEARCH 52: Applications are in the narthex for Search for Christian Maturity for Junior and Senior HS students on Feb. 17-19 at St. Patrick in Morristown. Cost is $60.

NCYC 2017: The National Catholic Youth Conference will be held in Indianapolis on Nov. 16 – 19, 2017. Cost will be $699 per person. It is held every two years and all students in High School in the 2017-18 school year are eligible to attend. Kick off meeting soon!!!

“Just5Days”: June 26 – 30th at CPoP Retreat Center in Benton. Cost is $290. It is a week-long mission experience for middle schoolers of hands-on service work, engaging faith learning, meaningful prayer, community building, and summer fun. More info at www.dioknox.org.

PARISH LIFE

FIT CLUB If your New Year’s resolution was to exercise and get fit, it’s not too late to start…. Join Julie for a free thirty minute workout every Thursday night at 6 p.m. in the parish hall.  Bring a towel, your water bottle and be prepared to put in the “sweat equity”.

CHOIR / CANTOR / PRACTICE: Practice time is at 6pm each Tuesday/Music Room. Everyone’s invited to join us. No try-outs, just come lift your voices in song and praise.  Questions or concerns, call Wanda @ 470-6906.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

There’s room for you- come to the Parish Hall and join us for the annual-

CINCINNATI  CHILI  DINNER & AUCTION

Tickets available at the door.

  SATURDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 18TH AT 6:30 PM       

 

March Knights Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 5th.

 

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

 

Council of Catholic Women Annual Bake Sale ~ Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26 after Masses

St Catherine’s Guild~ the Crafter’s meet at 9 am in the Church hall the first Thursday of each month…next meeting is scheduled for March 2nd.  All are welcome!

COFFEE KLATCH meets the 3rd Thursday morning, each month at 9 am for coffee, conversation, handwork, and fellowship.  Everyone is welcome.  Bring your cup.

St. Elizabeth’s Guild-the care giving guild - could use baseball hats, socks, large used jewelry, etc. for prizes for the nursing home games. Box located in Narthex alcove.

Monthly meeting of the CCW is to be held the 3rd Sunday of March, 19th at 6 pm.  Please mark your calendars for this important meeting.

CCW SPONSORS  

BABY SHOWER

THIS EVENING, SUN., FEB 19TH AT 6 PM

LOOK FOR THE BABY BED IN THE NARTHEX TO DEPOSIT YOUR GIFT FOR HOPE CENTER ~

 if you can’t attend the meeting and want to help!

Director, Sharon Hodges will be at the meeting to receive your shower gifts. Diapers are a major need (sizes 5-6), as well as pull-up; baby wipes, baby shampoo and lotion.  Thank you!