Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

AUGUST 23, 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; 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

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.)


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:  Pray for the repose of the souls of Loretta Kjarulff, mother of Alicia Singleton; and R.J. Kruse, nephew of Fran Willis; who died last week. Pray also for all those facing surgery; those recovering from surgery; all those suffering especially: John Colby Parlapiano, Bill Hawk, Chuck Alter, Danny Collins, Amanda Norris, Roselyn Brown, Frank & JoAnn Dwyer, Thomas Joseph, Henry Higgins, Nancy Hart, Norene Surdu,  Michael Marrone, Caroline Meade, Paul Fenter, Bob & Maggie May, Virginia Whitman, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, David Lovett, Rolande Baillargeon, Scott Fisher, Pat Lee, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, Frances Beason, Betty Drain, John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon,MelMauck,Wayne& Karen Kiehna; homebound/nursing home patients & caregivers.(Names will be listed for one month unless otherwise requested.  Just call the office….639-9381



Thank you everyone, who worked so hard to provide the wonderful ministry of mercy for Rita Benko and her family. The kindness and generosity is such a beautiful testimony of our parish.   Fr. Dan

A request from the Diocese for a Second Collection for Tuition Support of our Catholic School Families this weekend. If you’d like to contribute and support this request, place your donation in an envelope and mark it “Tuition Support”. You may also contribute online at


Both Susan and I have family illnesses happening that require time away from the Church office, sometimes, during regular office hours.  We have been able to co-ordinate our schedules so there is someone in the office to help you.  Please be patient with us and those who have volunteered to help us during this trying time.  Perhaps, before making a trip to the Office, you might call ahead to see if we are in….. 639-9381. Thanks for your patience and prayers. Sandy



This is the last weekend to regigister for this special day for married couples and their families to plan to join Bishop Stika in the celebration of Holy Mass followed by a luncheon, here at Notre Dame on Saturday. August 29,  at 11:00am. Holy Mass and the luncheon are to honor married couples and the Sacrament of Marriage.  Couples will renew their vows and receive a special blessing. You must register with the Diocese if you wish to attend (so they can plan for lunch). Email- Karen Byrne: and let’s celebrate the commitment & Sacrament of Marriage. The luncheon ,certificate and photo are gifts from the Diocese.

DAVE RAMSEY’S FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY to be offered at Notre Dame each Tuesday evening beginning Sept. 8 at 6:30 until 8 p.m. The nine week course, including materials, cost $100.00 per family. Four ‘$50 need’ based scholarships are available, see Fr. Dan to apply. Registration deadline is this weekend, 8/23. Call Kim Cave - 865-414-1798 to register.

FIT CLUB - Free exercise class Thursday night, 6 p.m. in the  parish hall. Bring a towel & water bottle. Try it you’ll like it. Need more info? Call Julie & Chris at 603-860-0216.



RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS: Are you or someone you know interested in the Catholic Faith?  Notre Dame will soon begin a new journey in faith to share the richness of the Catholic Church and our parish family.  We invite you to learn what the Church teaches and to be introduced to some of our parish members.  These sessions are opportunities for you, and others you may wish to invite, to ask those perplexing and difficult questions you may have about the Church.  These gatherings are for inquirers and are open to people who are unbaptized as well as those who are baptized Christians from Protestant or Evangelical backgrounds. The first session is Tues., Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm in the Marian Room.  Contact Judy Collins, coordinator, at 639-0688 or email for further information.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: You may register your child at the parish office – open Monday through Thursday from 9 am until 4 p.m. Cost is $25 per child with a $60 cap per family. Sacramental classes are $50 per student regardless of family cap payable at registration. Students MUST have attended Religious Education Classes at least one year prior to a sacramental class and submit a current copy of your baptism certificate upon registration, with notations if applicable, even if you were baptized  here at Notre Dame.

MS/HS CATECHISTS WANTED: Catechists are needed for fall Religious Education classes on Wednesday Night. Certification, or in the process of certification, is required for the Diocese of Knoxville and classes are available live or online. Call Susan, DRE/YM, for info.


YOUTH MASS & CELEBRATION: The annual Diocesan Youth Mass and recognition will be on Sat., Aug. 29 at 4 p.m. at Immaculate Conception in Knoxville. The evening continues with dinner and dance at the Sun Sphere. Cost is $35 and space is limited.

MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT: Registration now for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students for the Middle School Retreat at Longview Ranch in Mosheim on Sept. 11 & 12. Activity includes archery, low ropes course and more! Cost is $60 and includes lodging and food. Call Susan for information.

SEARCH 49: Service crew & leaders needed for Search 49 to be held here at Notre Dame on Oct. 30 - Nov. 1. You must have attended a Search weekend to serve. First meeting is Sun., Sept. 20 at 1:30 p.m. @ St. Dominic’s.


Flowers on the Altar are a gift in loving memory of Michael and Theresa Maier, parents of Rita Stone.




Aug 22



Richard Martino by Loretta M.


Aug 23

 8:00 am


Amanda Norris by St. Catherine’s Guild of the CCW




Mary Lou Lamb by B & M May



3:00 pm


All parishioners of Notre Dame


Aug 24





Aug 25

8:30 am


Richard Martino by Loretta M.


Aug 26

8:30 am


Charles Alter by B & R Hawk


Aug 27

8:30 am


Charles Alter and his family


Aug 28

8:30 am


Jean HagenBurger by PrayerBuddy



Sun ~ Aug 23 ~ Jos 24: 1-2, 15-18; Ps 34: 2-3,16-23;

 Eph 5: 21-32; Jn 6: 60-69

Mon ~ Aug 24 ~ Rev 21:9-14;Ps 145:10-13,17-18; Jn 1:45—5:1

Tues ~ Aug 25 ~ 1 Thes 2:1-8; Ps 139:1-6; Mt 23:23-26

Wed ~ Aug 26 ~1Thes 2:9-13; Ps 139: 7-12; Mt 23: 27-32

Thurs ~ Aug 27~1Thes 3:7-13; Ps 90:3-5,12-14,17;Mt 24:42-51

Fri ~ Aug 28~1 Thes 4: 1-8; Ps 97:1-2,5-6,10-12; Mt 25:1-13

Sat ~ Aug 29 ~1 Thes 4:9-11; Ps98:1,7-9 Mk 6: 17-29


KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS:  The regular monthly meeting of the K of C is scheduled on Sun., Sept. 13th at 6:00 pm. All Knights are encouraged to attend.

CCW NEWS – St. Catherine Guild invite you to meet with them the 1st and 3rd Thurs. each month at 9 AM in the Parish Hall. This is the Crafting group & everyone is invited to join in the fellowship, fun, conversation.

NEED A PRAYER BLANKET? Please direct your request to either: Wendy Hankins @ 639-6329 or Judy Collins at 639-0688. 

INFO SESSION:  HOLY LAND diocesan pilgrimage, Feb 14-27, 2016.  Msgr. Al Humbrecht & Fr. Rich Andre will be spiritual leaders. Info session is located at St Mary’s, J.C. on Thu Aug 27, @ 7PM. Info:  Sr. Albertine Paulus (865-207-4742) or


FOOD BANK NEWS: Thank you for your generosity to feed the hungry by filling our food barrel with PEANUT BUTTER, the commodity for AUGUST.  

NEEDING A CAREGIVER for a quadriplegic, vent-dependent gentleman to assist in daily needs.  Work schedule is 7am to 4 pm on Fridays only.  For details call Pam after 4 pm at 638-1820


Sat., Sept. 19, 2015

Next committee meeting is Tuesday, Aug. 25 at 6 pm



                                                                                               Get your tickets to sell to all your relatives and friends, giving them 3 opportunities to win $500.00 cash, for a cost of only $2.00 per ticket. Contact Susie at 823-0466.

Sign up to help with a committee on our display board.

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Artists & Photographers, ND Parishioners,

willing to show your work at the

Fall Festival.

Call the office for details…

Support our Fall Festival of Nations Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors ($500 & up)

Anonymous Contributor

Burdisco Imports, LLC

The Cave Law Firm

Knights of Columbus Council #6784

StitchTek Services

Silver Sponsors (over $100 & up)

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Drs. Erick & Beth Bulawa   Dr. Ken & Dr. Carla Nickle

                                                                                                                                                                                                            D.J. Dalton                             Summit Medical, Dr. J. Oakley

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Fred’s Plumbing                  Mr. & Mrs. Jim Williams

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Frost Chiropractic Center

Bronze Sponsors (up to $100)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Alter-A-tion Contractor               Mr. & Mrs. Bob May

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elizabeth & John Batts                Murphy Painting

                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Roger Brault                               Mr. & Mrs. Bud Noe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Andy Chaloux                              State Farm Ins., Tommy Haun

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Mr. & Mrs. Edwin DeWald

ENTERTAINMENT: Call Sandy at 639-9381 to help!

DISPLAY BOOTHS: Have a suggestion for a display or person to sell their original articles? Call JoAnn 525-5367.

SNOW VILLAGE: Do you have a village you can display? Call Barbara at 638-7042.

INTERNATIONAL SILENT AUCTION: New & like new items wanted. Bring to office. Call Aimee 638-1951.

YARD SALE: Clean items being collected in the Ganz Youth Center. No clothes please. Call Barbara 620-4857.

BAKE SALE: Homemade goodies will be appreciated to sell at the Fall Festival. Call Bernadette 972-2983.

FARMERS MARKET: Home grown items: gourds, pumpkins, canned goods - pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, etc. are all wanted and needed. Call Karin 218-7883.



Bounce House – Train Crawl – Slide –

Obstacle Course

 Updated August 20, 2015