Parish News - Weekly Bulletin

OCTOBER 19, 2014


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 - 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

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:   for healing and comfort: Thomas Joseph,  Patrick Doughtery, Doug McConnell, Brian HagenBurger, Janet Simonds, Bob & Ruth Schell, Woody J, Linda Pearce, Jim McConnell, Scott Fisher, Sarah Fiskelli, Mary Armstrong, John Benko, Bob May, Wanda Ricker, Kelly Humphrey, Martha Renner, Frances Beason,  Betty Drain, Joseph McBride, Sr., John Conley, Pat Quint, Alexander Toth, Martha Jane Fannon, Mel Mauck, Mary Lou Lamb, Wayne & Karen Kiehna, homebound/all nursing home folks & caregivers.  Names will be kept on the prayer list for one month then removed unless Church office notified: 639-9381.

MADRIGAL DINNER THEATRE - Our Madrigal Dinner is scheduled for December 4, 5, 6, Thu, Fri, Sat. evenings; seating  starts at 6:30 with dinner and entertainment beginning at 7:00pm
TICKETS ARE $30.00 PER PERSON AND LIMITED - What a wonderful gift for a friend or to JUST get into the Christmas spirit! Tickets available for the parish members, November 1st before being open to the public!

GOLF OUTING REPORT - Thanks to all who participated in the Annual Columbus Day Golf Outing held at the Andrew Johnson Golf Course.  A special thank you to Sharon Folk, who donated the Golf Course for this event.  Thanks also to the players, sponsors, and all the volunteers who helped make this such a pleasant and profitable day.  $4,150.00 with expenses of $320.18 totaled $3,829.82 toward our debt reduction.  Thank you ALL!

FINAL NEWS --FALL FESTIVAL OF NATIONS - The meeting of the chairpersons involved with the Fall Festival was held Oct 9th. Final reports were given, gratitude was expressed to all who participated and plans were begun for next year.  The date set for the festival is Saturday, September 19, 2015.  DJ Dalton has agreed to serve as Chairman of the festival again.  Please consider your roll in next year’s festival. All suggestions (to improve or add to our event) are most welcome.

WIDOWS, WIDOWERS: There are folks in the parish who want to BEGIN an informal gathering of widows and widowers; to come together periodically for a social time, just for fun and fellowship. The first gathering will be Thursday, Oct. 23, at 10AM in the Parish Hall. Come join us then or call Gi Gi Chasey at 525-5557.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Start thinking about forming an Anniversary Team to plan the 60th Anniversary of our Parish; and Bishop Stika has agreed to install our Pastor, Fr. Dan, at the same time. What a great celebration that will be! Saturday, April 25, at 5 PM with dinner to follow. Do we want to order glasses, mugs, tee and sweat shirts with our logo.  Lots for you to think about and decide.  We need ideas, so talk about it, get some interest going and call the Church office to volunteer and say you’ll help!.

ST. VERONICA’S GUILD –We have (4) teams of truly exceptional volunteers who clean our Church. Team 1:   Sue Pearson, Barbara Violette, Roger Violette; Term 2:Larry & Valerie Dolese, Petra Young and Julie Coletti; Team 3: Mary McConnell, Judy Collins and Nancy McCarty; Team 4: GiGi Chasey, Nancy Flaglor, JoAnn Dwyer and DJ Dalton. They sweep, mop, vacuum, dust and clean  our Church, choir loft, Chapel, the piano room and bathrooms off the kitchen. Then a giant Thank you goes to Mick and Mary Maggert, who clean the kitchen and parish hall weekly; Rita Stone launders our kitchen linens weekly;  Margaret Wayson and the Altar Crew take wonderful care of the  linens, candles, and pews weekly.  Jonathan and Kim Cave donate all the cleaning supplies used. Can you help?  It looks like we have enough folks when you look at the list of generous and capable people above, but could we give them a break?  It would be nice to have a team that would or could alternate a week or two with Mick and Mary. If you are that person, or persons, call Barbara (423) 292-8035 cell

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS are busy with lots of upcoming activities:  Tootsie Roll Drive Oct 24, 25, & 26; so when you see the guys in front of various businesses, please be generous.  The Veteran’s Bingo will be held Nov 6th, and prizes are requested in the form of hats, socks, and other like items.  K of C Pancake Breakfast at FATZ, Saturday, November 15th delicious and fun too, so get ready to buy your tickets. Christmas card will be sold to remind: “Jesus is the reason for the season. Keep Christ in Christmas”.

NOTRE DAME’S CCW REGULAR MONTHLY MEETINGS are held on the third Sunday evening of each month.  Next meeting will be Nov 16th 2014, 6 pm All women of the parish are invited to attend.

ST. CATHERINE’S GUILD meets the 1st Thurs. of every month.  These dedicated crafters are preparing for the Craft Sale to be held the weekend of Nov. 15-16. Everyone who likes crafting is invited Thursday, Nov 6, beginning 9 am in the Parish Hall.

MINISTRY LIST has been made up and published for Nov, Dec. 2014 and Jan 2015.   Several hard copies are in the vestibule for those who do not have email.

PLEASE SAY THANK YOU to Father Christian Mathis (Saturday’s celebrant) from The Catholic Center at ETSU, Johnson City; and Fr. Joe Reed, (celebrating all three Masses on Sunday) from Sacred Heart, Knoxville for taking care of us during Fr Dan’s absence.

OUR CHURCH MINISTRIES needs you to volunteer in one or two areas of service.  SIGN UP – THERE IS A SIGN UP SHEET IN THE NARTHEX. We will offer training as needed! Altar servers are needed and Dianna will train all youth, students 5th grade and up, sign up in the narthex.

Sun ~Oct 19 ~ Is 45: 1, 4-5; 1 Thes 1: 1-5b; Mt 22: 15-21
Mon ~ Oct 20 ~ Eph 2: 1-10; Lk 12: 13-21
Tues ~ Oct 21~ Eph 2: 12-22; Lk 12: 35-38
Wed ~ Oct 22 ~ Eph 3: 2-12; Lk 12: 39-48
Thu ~ Oct 23 ~ Eph 3: 14-21; Lk 12: 49-53
Fri ~ Oct 24 ~ Eph 4: 1-6; Lk12: 54-59
Sat ~ Oct 25~ Eph 4: 7-16; Lk 13: 1- 9

Sat Oct 18 5:00 PM + Skip Scofield by Hagenburger
Sun Oct 19   8:00 AM + Sarah Ormsbee /Hagenburger
  11:00AM + Skip Scofield by N Flaglor
    3:00 PM SI All the people of Notre Dame
Mon Oct 20   NO MASS
Tue Oct 21 8:30 AM SI Pat Doughtery by Marrone’s
Wed Oct 22 8:30 AM + Sarah Ormsbee/ Lowenkamp’s
Thu Oct 23 8:30 AM + Gary Porter by J Williams
Fri Oct 24 8:30 AM + Sarah Ormsbee byJ&J Collins

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITATION FOR ADULTS: The RCIA Period of Inquiry has begun.  You may still join the classes held on Tues. 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. The class is now meeting in the Marian Room, just off the Narthex ContactJudyCollins @ 639-0688/

COURSE 1: The Dominican Sisters of Nashville will be at Notre Dame Parish on Sat., Nov. 1 for an all day workshop based on the 4 pillars of the catechism. Open to all interested adults and a MUST for catechists! Register at or see forms in narthex. FREE and lunch included. Mass will be celebrated for All Saints Day at 8:30 a.m. prior to this education opportunity.

YOUTH BAKE SALE: Funds will be raised for our youth attending the Diocesan Youth Conference on Nov. 21-22 by selling goodies.

HAUNTED HOUSE: Jerry M. Collins will be taking charge of the haunted house for this year’s Trunk-or-Treat. All middle school students are welcome to assist and actually operate the house on Oct. 29. Contact him or Susan at the parish office to participate.

STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST: 2014 Maryknoll magazine essay contest is open to grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. This year’s topic is to write a letter to Pope Francis telling him how they, or young people they know, heed his call to “have courage, go forward and make noise” to build a better world. The winners share scholarship money, national recognition and letters are sent to Pope Francis. Entries must be postmarked by Nov. 14.

SEARCH 47: Applications now being accepted for the next Search for Christian Maturity on Oct. 31 – Nov. 2 t St. Patrick. Cost is $55 and open to Junior and Seniors in high school. Leaders Needed: Next meeting is at St. Patrick in Morristown at 1:45 p.m. on Sun., Oct. 19.

PARISH FAMILY NIGHT (Trunk-or-Treat): Plan to decorate your trunk and hand out treats to our youth on Wed., Oct. 29. Dinner of nachos & cheese and hotdogs at 6 p.m. followed by a costume contest, haunted house, bonfire with marshmallow roast and treats at 7 p.m. Prizes will be awarded! Volunteers are needed: 1) Kitchen Help 2) Bonfire & Marshmallow Roast 3) Costume Contest 4) HAYRIDE - MEANS WE NEED TRUCK, TRAILER and HAY 5) Handing out Treats from your Vehicle. Call Susan to assist 639-9381 or 470-2560. Thank you to the volunteers who are providing the truck load of cupcakes and Jerry M. Collins for taking charge of the Haunted House.

SUE SCOFIELD sends sincerely thanks and love to all her parish family for prayers, caring, and thoughtfulness during her time of sorrow.

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