Parish News - Weekly Bulletin


   JUNE 26, 2016


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 423-470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS -President, 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.


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

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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.

RCIA:  The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults begins in September with the Period of Inquiry and Precatechumenate.  Classes meet in the Education Wing on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic, please contact Judy Collins at 639-0688 or email

PLEASE PRAY: for healing  for healing & comfort: Nancy Hart, Nancy St. Clair, Roland Brault, Kathy Chasey DeLanuez, Eddie Boone, Fr Dan Whitman, Lourdes Garza, Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Jean & Jack Siersma, Mary Noe, Fr. Joseph Mary Hammond, Bob & Maggie May, Virginia Whitman, Bill & Ruth Hawk, Homer & Margie Davenport, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, Leslie Law, ‘Bud’& Marian Lamka, all hospitalized homebound/ nursing home patients & caregivers.



Sat., Oct. 1, 2016

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

Next Committee Mtg. is August 2 @ 6 pm

A few extra T-Shirts have been ordered so if you missed the cutoff date, you may still be able to purchase when they return.

They will be back just in time to wear to theAstro Game Parish Family Night on July 22!



See Sign Up Sheet in the Narthex for July 4th Event to promote our Festival & start our Raffle Ticket Sale!

VENDOR / BOOTH DISPLAY: Applications available for Vendor / Display Booths in the Parish Office. 10 x 10 space $35.00. Call Julie at 525-8298.

ENTERTANMENT: Know of any great cultural entertainment? Musicians and dance teams welcome to join our line-up that includes Native American Indians and Philippine Dancers. Call Sandy at 638-4443.

YARD SALE: Items being accepted in the Ganz Youth Center. No outdated electronics and only very nice, clean clothes please. Help needed to price, set up and help the day of the Festival. Call Barbara 620-4857.

INTERNATIONAL SILENT AUCTION: Going on Vacation? Bring back an item for our International Silent Auction. Call Debbie at 727-219-0870.

INTERNATIONAL FOOD COURT: Love to Cook? Consider featuring your Country of Heritage at our International Food Court. Call Judy at 639-0688.

ART SHOW: Know an Artist or Photographer who is willing to display their work? Call Sarah Jean at 972-5007.

FARMERS MARKET: Homemade canned goodies are needed for the Farmers Market. Mark the date of August 13th to make crafts to sell at the home of the committee chair, Elaine. More info to come or call her at 528-4331.


- New Gold Sponsor –

Summit Medical Group, PLLC

Dr. Jaime Oakley, parishioner

-New Bronze Sponsor –

Tienda y Taqueria Martinez

Store & Restaurant – 1149B Tusculum Blvd.

Gold Sponsors ($500 & up) will have Logo on a sign. located on the grounds of the Festival.

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



PLEASE NOTE: The new bulletin covers have several errors that have been noted.  Our sincere apologies.  If you have any problem reaching one of our advertisers due to phone numbers or other info, please call the Church office for help.  The covers have been printed for the next six months through the generosity of a parishioner.  Please make a note of the following, corrections: Mr. Byrns, Attorney at Law, phone #, 865-414-0475; Alterations-Tony Alter- 423-620-0951.  We’ll make amends for our error at next printing.

CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY WITH THE GREENEVILLE COMMUNITY- THE 4TH OF JULY will be celebrated by the Greeneville Community with a parade, food vendors, hot dog eating contest, and entertainment beginning at 2 p.m., continuing thru a fireworks display concluding the day at around 9 p.m. in the park behind the library We are invited to participate in several areas from helping with lining up the parade, judging the hot dog eating contest, to monitoring the inflatables and return we can promote our Fall Festival of Nations & sell raffle tickets for (3) $500.00 cash prizes. MORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2 HR SHIFT

SEE OUR NEW CATHEDRAL ~ You can view the progress of the project you have made possible. Go to the and link to a live web camera on a Cathedral Construction page.


~ Daily Scripture Readings ~

Sun ~ June 26 ~ 1Kgs 19:16b, 19-21; Gal 5:13-18;Lk 9:51-62

Mon ~ June 27 ~ Am2:6-10, 13-16; Mt 8: 18-22

Tues ~ June 28 ~ Am 3: 1-8, 4:11-12; Mt 8: 23-27

Wed ~ June 29 ~ Acts 12:1-11; 1Tm 4:6-8; Mt 16: 13-19

Thur ~ June 30 ~Am 7:10-17; Mt 9: 1-8

Fri ~ July 1 ~ Am 8: 4-6; Mt 9: 9-13

Sat ~ July 2 ~ Am 9: 11-15; Mt 9: 14-17



June 25

 5:00 pm


Elaine Wagner


June 26

  8:00 am


Louise Wilson by The Janaskie’s


11:00 am


The Cody Knight family



 3:00 pm


All the parishioners of Notre Dame


June 27





June 28





June 29

8:30 am


Jim Thompson


June 30

8:30 am


Helen Clements


July    1

8:30 am


Gerri Rothbauer by The Marcy’s





VACATION BIBLE SCHOOLCONTINUES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHTS - “A Wilderness Adventure through the Sacraments” continues every Wednesday night in the month of June. You may still attend! VBS starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner, then festivities begin at 6 p.m. until 8:30 pm. for grade PK – 6th grade. 7th – 12th grade students may assist in leadership. Learn about the Sacraments of Vocation: Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick, play games, make a craft, meet new friends & sing some songs!

YOUTH FAITH FORMATION COMMITTEE: Next meeting is scheduled for July 21 at 7 p.m. in the education wing to reviewing curriculums. All interested parents are welcome to attend as we plan for the Religious Education for our children.

MINISTRIES DAY 2016: Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 20 at All Saints Parish in Knoxville for Ministries Day. A variety of presentations are available for your selection all based on “Be Merciful like the Father” and the Jubilee Year of Mercy. Catechist Orientation will be offered and is required for certification in the Diocese of Knoxville.  Cost is only $20 and includes lunch. Spanish track included. Registration available in narthex.


THE FOOD BANK:   The requested item for the month of JUNE IS OATMEAL AND CEREALS. There is a barrel, located in the Narthex alcove. Help FEED THE HUNGRY in our community. Thank you

ST. MARY’S LEGACY CLINIC you will see a page that tells you “your shopping will support St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, Inc.” Simply click on the “start Shopping” icon & after you complete you purchase, Amazon will automatically donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible items to St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic.


SUMMER SERVICE PROJECT: Thank you to Hannah, Sarah, Nick, Ken, Dante, Ben and Stefania for a good day of work to clean out the Yard Barn, delivering Meals on Wheels and bringing the aluminum cans to be recycled. Work continues next week at 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. with lunch provided, on Tuesday, June 28 with service to the Humane Society. Permission slips are located in the narthex for High School students. Great way to get in those Service Hours!


OUR ADOPTED PARISH, IMMACULATE CONCEPTION IN HAITI, depends on our monthly contribution. We have a special collection 4 times a year.  July 17th is the next date scheduled for a second collection.  There are green envelopes designated for you, envelope users. This is a heads up for all others, who would like to lend support; there will be a second collection the third weekend of July for our sister parish.  Thanks.


St. Catherine’s Guild meets the first Thursday of each month. Mark July 7th on your calendars. There are knitting and crocheting - instructions available for the asking! All crafters are welcome!


HELP END PERSECUTIONThe Knights remind you to continue to pray for the end of Christian persecution, for all those suffering for their faith.  Wear the lapel pin in solidarity. The Knights accept donations for this cause.

MEMORIAL TO THE UNBORN BRICK WALKWAY - The Knights are now accepting orders for bricks to be placed in the walkway in Memory of or in Honor of your loved ones.  Orders will be accepted thru July for installation this summer.  *Inscription accommodations: 3 lines per brick, 14 characters per line* Call or email Dick Nojeim at: 423-639-4197 or

FIT CLUB WILL MEET THIS THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 30TH AND JULY 7TH ….Then a break, during the rest of the month of July.  Julie and Chris will let us know when we are to begin EXERCISING again. 


GIVING TREE: Help our Youth provide Community Service by selecting an item from our Giving Tree and returning by the date indicated. Items will be used at the Boys & Girls Club and the residents of Plaza Towers.

PARISH FAMILY NIGHT:  ASTROS BASEBALL GAME AND TAILGATE, THURSDAY, JULY 22ND  Sign-up sheet is located in the narthex to determine amount of tickets to purchase, please put one name per line. Save the date of July 22 to attend the ballgame and plan to tailgate with us prior to the game. Fireworks will conclude the evening. There is no cost for youth and adult tickets are only $4. Tickets for admittance to the ball game will be handed out at the tailgate party which is located at the corner building across from Doak School.

MUSIC ON THE LAWN: Every Thursday (in July) evening beginning July 7th, come join Main Street of Greeneville for free entertainment on the lawn of the Dickson-Williams Mansion. You may bring your lawn blankets and chairs, sit back and enjoy the music from 7-9 pm. Did I mention it’s free for your enjoyment?