Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



FEAST OF THE MOST HOLY TRINITY

   MAY 22, 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 for healing and comfort: Eddie Boone, Fr Dan Whitman, Lourdes Garza, Shaunta Chamberlain,  Mary Crane, Stefani Colucci, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Kameron Hutchins,  Jean & Jack Siersma, Mary Noe, Fr. Joseph Mary Hammond, Gayle Matthews, Bob & Maggie May, Wendi Blackwell, Virginia Whitman, Bill & Ruth Hawk, Homer & Margie Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, Leslie Law, ‘Bud’& Marian Lamka, Danny Collins, all hospitalized /homebound/nursing home patients & caregivers.


 

 

 

ADMINISTRATION

 

 A few words from Fr. Dan:Thank you to Judy Collins, the kitchen crew, the Knights of Columbus and all who helped with the preparations, setting up, cooking, serving,  and cleaning-up during last week-end’s very busy schedule of activities. I appreciate, as does your Church family, all your hard work & dedication to our parish”.   

THANKS TO ALL OUR GARDNERS AND LAWN MOWERS, OUR CAMPUS ALWAYS LOOKS FABULOUS, THANKS TO THE DEDICATED FOLKS WHO TEND IT. WE ESTIMATE, IF WE HIRED IT OUT, YOUR WORK SAVES THE CHURCH BETWEEN $7,500.00 - $9,000.00 PER YEAR,. WOW!  

MEMORIAL DAY, MAY 30TH, IS A HOLIDAY AND THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED. The week of JUNE 6-10 the office will also be OFFICIALLY CLOSED.  

Flowers on the altar this week are the gift of Ruth and Bill Hawk, in loving memory of Amanda Norris, Mary Lou Lamb and Loretta DeRuvo.

 

 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Daily Scripture Reading

Sun ~ May 22 ~ Prv 8: 22-31; Rom 5: 1-5; Jn 16: 12-15                           

 Mon  ~ May 23 ~ 1 Pt 1:3-9; Mk 10: 17-27

Tues  ~ May 24 ~ 1 Pt 1: 10-16; Mk 10:28-31

 Wed ~ May 25 ~ 1Pt 1: 18-25; Mk 10: 32-45

Thur ~ May 26 ~ 1Pt 2: 2-5, 9-12;Mk 10:46-52                      

 Fri ~ May 27 ~ 1 Pt 4: 7-14;  Mk 11: 11-26

 Sat ~ May 28 ~ Jude 17: 20b-25; Mk 11: 27-33


MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK OF MAY 22nd

SAT

May 21

 5:00pm

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Scott Campbell by Sherry Moore

SUN

May 22

  8:00 am

+

Scott Campbell by Sherry Moore


 

11:00am

+

Marie Brandenstein by K.DiBella

 

 

 3:00 pm

SI

All parishioners of Notre Dame

MON

May 23

 

 

NO MASS

TUE

May 24

8:30 am

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Robert Merkel by Gerri Merkel

WED

May 25

8:30 am

SI

All on Notre Dame’s prayer list

THU

May 26

8:30 am

SI

Veterans of all our Armed Services

FRI

May 27

8:30 am

SI

Eddie Boone by S&C Alter

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL ACTION

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 beginning June 14 through July 26 from 9 am – 3 p.m. with lunch provided.

GIVING TREE: We need some help with items for Vacation Bible School. Our Giving Tree is located in the narthex for you to take a tag, purchase the item and return it by the date listed marked VBS, in the parish kitchen. These items will help to offset the many costs of VBS.

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”.

THE FOOD BANK: The requested commodity for the month of MAY is SUGAR. There is a barrel, located in the Narthex alcove, available for your donation. To date we’ll be able to send $250.00 to the Food Bank for the month of May. You may make your checks payable to Notre Dame with a notation on the memo line ’food bank’, drop your donation in the collection basket. We’ll credit you for your charitable donation and send one check (for the month) to the FOOD BANK from our Church.  Thank you for supporting those less fortunate and especially for feeding the hungry.

YEAR OF MERCY: Suggested 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.

PARISH LIFE

CONGRATULATIONS SENIORS: Our 2016 high school senior are: Dakota Fillers, Dante Michaud, Matthew HagenBurger and Samantha Vigil, and were recognized last weekend by the CCW and K of C.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

CCW GATHERING - TONIGHT- dedicated to just FUN, FOOD and DRINK, Sunday, MAY 22nd, 6 pm;

ST MARTHA’S GUILD, the hospitality ladies (and men who always help), have been especially busy through the month of May.  Hats off to all of you for the excellent job you always do, and then make it look so easy while you’re doing it. JOB WELL DONE, AGAIN!

KDCCW: Papal Intentions for May: Pope Francis asks that we join him in prayer ‘that in every country, women may be honored & respected & their contribution to society may be highly esteemed’.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

Thank you K of C Council # 6784 for the gifts presented to our Seniors last weekend. The Knights remind you to continue to pray for the end of Christian persecution, for all those who are suffering for their faith.  

Thank you, everyone who attended the PANCAKE BREAKFAST, and for helping make it a great success”                                                               The Knights

EDUCATION

2016 Confirmation Class: Congratulations to Samantha, Sarah, Emma, Christina, Ryan, Daniel, Kenneth, Phillip, Gregory, and Seth who were sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit by Bishop Stika last weekend.

CATECHETICAL FORMATION SESSIONS: Online Sessions for Summer 2016 are: Course 1 – 6 open enrollment is May 16-June 3 and courses run June 1 – 30. Course 1 - 6 open enrollment is June 13 – July 5 and courses run July 1 - 31. Classes are free and you may enroll in only one course per session. A list of course topics are located on the VBS table in the narthex. These educational opportunities are open to all interested adults.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL NEEDS YOU!   “A Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments” registration now being accepted for students for VBS to run all Wednesday nights in June. Cost is only $10 and a T-Shirt is included for paid registration through May. Dinner served 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 decorating and more. If you have questions, Susan Collins, DRE/YM at 470-2560. VBS workshop is on Wed., May 25 at 6 p.m. for all interested Adults and MS/HS Youth who wish to assist.

Protecting God’s Children Awareness Session will be held at Notre Dame Church on Thurs., May 26 at 4 p.m. for all who wish to help with our Youth Ministry, including VBS.   Register online at www.virtus.org.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

CATHOLIC SUMMER CAMPS AVAILABLE

Catholic Youth Camp –9th – 12th grade on June 13-17, Horns Creek Retreat Center. Cost $269. Reach –7th – 8th grade on June 20-23 at Harrison Bay State Park. Cost $125. Discover –5th – 6th grade on June 23-25 at Harrison Bay State Park. Cost $100.

KRAKOW in the CAPITAL: Want to visit World Youth Day but can’t travel to Poland? The Diocese of Knoxville is joining with the Archdiocese of DC for an incredible WYD Stateside experience on July 29-31! Cost is $85 for youth 18 and up. For info call Brittany at 865-776-9635.

Middle School SAVE THE DATE: The National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry will have the first Regional Catholic Conference for MS Youth and their family at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge on Nov. 12 and the Diocese of Knoxville is the host! Mark your calendar!



FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS

Sat., Oct. 1, 2016

Next Meeting is Tues., June 14 at 6 pm

Questions? Call Co-chairs: DJ: 639-1096/Jack: 638-1951

NEW 2016 Shirts are available to order and will be back just in time to wear it to the  Astro Game Parish Family Night on July 22!

Cost only $12 for Ladies and Men S – XL

Youth S-XL are $13

Larger Sizes available for $15 each

Online Order: www.NotreDameChurch.net/Donate or order forms are located in Narthex

 

-:- HELP NEEDED FOR FALL FESTIVAL -:-

Fundraising                              Entertainment

Chris 525-8298                       Andrea 823-7165

Publicity                                  Sandy 638-4443

Susan 470-2560                      Silent Auction

Display/Vendor Booths           Debbie 727-219-0870

Julie 525-8298                        Aimee 638-1951

Ticket Sale                               International Food Court

Alecia 329-7846                      Judy 639-0688

Susie 823-0466                        USA Food Tent

Art Show                                 Rich 552-8088

Sarah Jean 972-5007              Mexico Food Tent

Plants/Farmer Mkt.                   Irma 257-3015

Elaine 528-4331                      Petra 842-530-0205

Karin 218-7883                       Physical Arrangements

Yard Sale                                 Jim 416-6880

Barbara & Duane 620-4857   Bud 620-2327

Bake Sale                                 Parking

Mary Jane 639-4553               Roger 329-5075

Inflatables / Games by Youth Ministry  -  Susan 470-2560

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

 

SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE!

- Gold Sponsors –

Burdisco Imports, LLC          Cycles of Greeneville, LLC

Knights of Columbus #6784   Fred’s Plumbing

Alter-Ations, Contractor       StitchTek Services, LLC

Cave Law Firm, PLLC

- Silver Sponsors –

Drs. Erick & Beth Bulawa     Bill & Lindy Riley

-  Bronze Sponsors –

Murphy’s Painting                  Bud & Mary Noe

Gold Sponsors ($500 & up) will have Logo included on a sign located on the grounds of the Festival, plus first 9 paid sponsors will be on the back of our new shirts!

Silver Sponsors ($250) & Bronze Sponsors ($100) will be recognized on a banner at the Festival.

Contact the Parish Office at 639-9381