THE EIGHTH SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME
MARCH 2, 2014
FATHER JIM HARVEY
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: email@example.com
STAFF - Sandy Alter, Administrative Assistant; Dr. Fred Ricker, Music Director; Susan Collins, DRE and Youth Minister
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
NURSERY - Every Sunday during 11:00 AM Mass
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. Jim. Attendance at an Engaged Encounter weekend is required, contact Mike and Joan Eiffe at 865-938-5825 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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: for the repose of the souls of Daryl Ocker, father of Kathy Stone; Phil Galic, former parishioner, and Orton Rumley, father-in-law of Fran Wills Rumley; all, who died this past week. Remember, also, all the family members during this, their time of deep sorrow. Continued prayers for healing: Douglas McConnell, Jean Siersma, Bob and Maggie May, Tom Quint, Wanda Ricker, Rolla Toscano, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Betty Drain, Eleanor Bitner, Joseph McBride, Sr., John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Mary Lou Lamb, Wayne and Karen Kiehna, all homebound and nursing home parishioners and their caregivers. Please note: names will be kept on the prayer list for one month and then removed, unless you notify the Church office. 639-9381
CCW’s Baby Shower for the Hope Center will be held at the March meeting. The meeting date has been change to the 2nd Sunday evening, March 9, 2014 at 6 pm in the Parish Hall. There is a box to receive the shower gifts of diapers, lotions, toys, clothes, crib bedding in the alcove, opposite the Food Bank barrel, off the Narthex. You may drop off your gifts at any time, especially if you can’t make the meeting.
ST. CATHERINE’S GUILD will meet for their regular meeting on the first Thursday of the month, March 6, at 9 am. All ladies who like to do crafts, come join the crafters in the parish hall. Everyone is welcome!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS - offer giant thanks to everyone who supported them in the annual Cincinnati Chili /Auction. Everyone attending had a great time; the effort was very successful, and again thanks to everyone!
K of C Meeting is scheduled for Sun evening, March 2, Parish Hall. The evening meal begins at 5:30-6:00.
NOT TOO LATE TO ATTEND 2014 CATHOLIC CHARITIES ANNUAL DINNER Thur., Mar. 6, at St. Dominic’s Church, Mass at 5:30 p.m.; reception & dinner follow. Tickets ($50 each) call Ruthann Ranker @ 423-288-8101or email@example.com
CATHOLIC CHARITIES in partnership with Milligan College, is offering FREE TAX PREPARATION by certified tax preparers for anyone coming to CCETN (1409 West Market St, Suite 109, Johnson City) on Wed. from 9 am to 12 noon between Feb. 5 and April 9. For details, call 423-329-0070 or visit: www.ccetn,org.
OPERATION RICE BOWL: Our parish will be participating in CRS Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program, as a way to encounter Jesus through others, especially through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls are available on Ash Wednesday. Please be sure to bring one home and use this fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten experience and make a difference in the lives of the poor.
FOOD BANK: The requested commodity for the month of March is Spaghetti and Spaghetti Sauce. Andy Chaloux delivered 97 pounds of food to the Food Bank this past week. Thank you Andy and Notre Dame!
LIBRARY BOOK SALE: Every year collection boxes are placed all over Greeneville to gather books, CDs, DVDs,for the annual Book Sale, which benefits Greeneville Greene County Library. Our Church has a box for all unwanted books,etc., you would donate, located in the alcove off the Narthex. Books will be collected through April, 2014. The Book Sale will be held at the warehouse @406 N Irish St; Thurs.to Sat; May 1,2,3. New volunteers are always welcome to come unpack, sort, stack, and help get ready for the sale.
NARTHEX ALCOVE BOXES - There are several boxes located in the
alcove for your donation of various items. One is a box for books
for the upcoming Library sale; another, for items needed at the local nursing
home, (socks, hats, large jewelry, etc.); of course, the food bank barrel;
and a box for the Hope Center. Your generosity for all these causes
our Church supports, is most welcome and appreciated.
IMPORTANT MARCH DATES
Ash Wednesday-March 5th, Lent begins: 2 Masses @ 8:30 am and 6:00 pm.
40 Day Prayer Vigil every Thurs. beginning Mar 6, 12-4 PM, Regional Women’s Center abortion site, Bristol-
Catholic Charity’s Dinner w/Bishop Stika: Thur., March 6th, Mass @5:30, Dinner/Silent Auction 6:30pm.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fries begin on Fri. Mar. 7th and each Friday evening during Lent from 4:30 -7:00 pm
Stations Of The Cross or Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament each Friday evening during Lent beginning at 7:00 PM. - Check the bulletin.
Confirmation conferred by Bishop Stika - Sunday, March 16th @ ll AM Mass followed by luncheon for Confirmands, their families, and sponsors.
Notre Dame’s Penance Service, Tues, Mar 18th @ 7pm.
Lenten Day of Reflection/ with Fr. Mitch Pacwa - Sat., Mar. 22, 9:30am-3:15pm-St. Jude Church, Chattanooga, TN. (see brochure on Board in Narthex)
VBS TEAM: One courageous soul has volunteer to serve on a planning team for “ROME: PAUL AND THE UNDERGROUND CHURCH”– Needed, at least three more enthusiastic individuals to form the team. “The Team” will help with recruiting, training, publicity and registration. Vacation Bible School will be held every Wednesday evening 6 to 8:30 pm during the month of June. This vacation bible school will feature “the marketplace” (inside and outside activities).Think about the fun it will be for families to go to ROME!
WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE W/ INTENTIONS - If you’d like a Mass in honor of or in memory of someone special, notify the Church office. 639-9381
SAT Mar 1 5:00 PM + Anthony LaBargo by M. Wayson
SUN Mar 2 8:00 AM + Buddy Beauverd by W Hankins
11:00 AM SI Berdena Folk by Sharon Folk & Father Jim by M L Lamb
3:00 PM SI People of Notre Dame
MON Mar 3 NO MASS
TUE Mar 4 NO MASS
ASH WED Mar 5 8:30 AM SI The People of Notre Dame Church. 6:00 pm SI The Marrones by Jean HagenBurger
THU Mar 6 8:30 AM + Sal Marrone by Jean HagenBurger
FRI Mar 7 8:30 AM + Sal Marrone by Lou & Norma
ADULT FAITH SHARING: LIVING THE EUCHARIST is starting during the Lenten Season. It is a 6 week program of a small faith-sharing sessions that are scheduled after the Wed. night soup suppers & Sundays between morning Masses. Sign-up in the narthex. Participant books/$5, family books/$5, meditation books “From Exodus to Easter”/$3.
Pray for and welcome Hazel Ann Girton, our newest member, baptized at 11 A M, Sunday, March 2nd. 2014.
DAILY BIBLE READING FOR THIS WEEK
Sun ~ Mar 2~ Is 49: 14-15; 1 Cor 4: 1-5; Mt 6: 24-39
Mon ~ Mar 3~ 1 Pt 1: 3-9; Mk 10: 17-27
Tues ~ Mar 4~ 1 Pt 1: 10 – 16; Mk 10: 28-31
Ash Wed ~ Mar 5 ~ Jl 2: 12-18; 2 Cor 5: 20- 6: 2; Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18
Thu ~ Dt 30: 15-20; Lk 2: 22-25
Fri ~ Is 58: 1-9; Mt 9: 14-15 (World Day of Prayer)
Sat ~ Is 58: 9-14; Lk 5: 27-32
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY: You know you don’t have to be permanently homebound to receive the Eucharist. All members of our parish, unable to attend Holy Mass; desire to receive Holy Communion need just ask. Notify the office @ 639-9381 or Denise Michaud @ 528-4054.
DIRECTOR OF MUSIC WANTED: St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City has an opening for a part-time Director of Music Ministries. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONFIRMATION: Bishop Richard Stika will confirm Lily, Lillith, Kendra, Joe, Ben, Hunter and Connor (God willing) at the 11 a.m. Mass on Sun., March 16. Practice for all those involved in the liturgy will be conducted by Deacon Jim Fage on Tuesday, March 11 at 6 p.m. sharp. Don’t be late!
ARMOR OF CHRIST: Diocesan retreat for High School Guys on Mar. 21 at 6:30 p.m. – Mar. 23 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s, Athens. Cost $30. Hosted by priests, deacons, lay faithful, professional & collegiate athletes.
GOD CAMPS: at Harrison Bay State Park, Chattanooga
Discover: 5th & 6th grades, June 19 – 21, cost $100
Reach: 7th & 8th grades, June 16 – 19, cost $125
Dare to Dream: 9th-12th, June 25-29, cost $269 at Ocoee Retreat Center; Theme “Let’s Get Messy” Pope Francis
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS & PARENTS - The Knights of Columbus will recognize our HS Seniors on May 18 at 11 a.m. Mass. A luncheon sponsored by the CCW will follow the Mass. Student or parent MUST call Bob Moore at 636-1023 by MARCH 21 to be included in this recognition. Leave phone number (has answering machine) where you can be reached, for correct spelling of name and the number of people who will be attending the luncheon.
DEANERY YOUTH MEETING: Next meeting is at Notre Dame on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. All high school students are welcome to assist in planning DYC
Happy Anniversary to our March Couples
John and Rita Benko, Sr - 71 years
Mike and Linda Jones - 50 years
James and Barbara Williams - 46 years
The Church wants to recognize the celebration of your marriage by publishing your names/years married in our bulletin. Call the office, 639-9381 and give us your dates.
THE HISTORY OF CATHOLISM IN EAST TENNESSEE beautifully illustrated book, “The History of the Diocese of Knoxville,” features our history, “Catholicism in Greeneville, as in many other East Tennessee Cities” is available for purchase at $35.00. This book was a special project originated by our Bishop to be a part of our Diocesan Jubilee celebration. Notre Dame has purchased these books and encourages each family to commemorate our Jubilee (25 years as Diocese of Knoxville) by buying one. There should be a book on every Catholic coffee table. Great gift or souvenir!
Deanery Family Life/Parish Life Representative Meeting To Be Held
At Notre Dame Parish - The Diocesan Offices of Hispanic Ministry and
Marriage Prep and Enrichment will hold their bilingual deanery meeting
on Sunday, March 9th in the OUR Parish Hall from 1-2p.m. All interested
persons are invited to attend. To register/more info, contact Marian Christiana,
email@example.com or 423-892-2310.