Parish News - Weekly Bulletin



TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

  SEPTEMBER 25, 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 423-470-2560

ORGANIZATIONS -President Alicin Sahr, 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.

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 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 www.masstimes.org

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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 collinsj02@gmail.com.



PLEASE PRAY: Pray for the repose of the soul of Daniel Pieper, father of Joyce Hollett.  Continue prayers for healing & comfort:  Andrea Alter Moore, Kara Zdaniewicz Knott,  Bob & Maggie May, Rick Willis, Angelo Botta,  Fr. Joe Campbell, Fr. Joseph Hammond, Kathryn Carter & daughter, Gerri Fisher, Sharon Massey, Sara Pope, Barbara Wieseler, Jim & Gail Thompson, Nancy Hart, John Luke Weemes, Aaron Mincey, Oscar Alexander, Kameron Hutchins, Colby Parlapiano, Janet Simonds, Shaunta Chamberlin & Max; Rita Chaloux,  Eddie Boone,  Danny Collins, Scott & Lisa Fisher, Bob & Ruth Schell,  Mary Noe, Bill & Ruth Hawk, the Homer Davenports, Martha Renner, Kelly Humphrey, Leslie Law, hospital & nursing home, homebound patients  & caregivers.

 

ADMINISTRATION

Pray for Fr. Dan, for safe travel this week.  Welcome, Fr. Jim Haley, our weekend celebrant.

Welcome Parishioners: It’s been 2 years since we had a “Welcome to Our Parish”, so EVERYONE is invited to attend this  Ice Cream “get together”  Social, Sun. evening, Sept. 25th from 6-7 pm. & a special welcome to all our “new” families, even if you feel you are not so “new”.  Just come, stop by for Ice Cream and get acquainted with your Church family. 

SPIRITUAL LIFE

Fresh Altar Flowers:  Would you like to remember or honor a loved one in a special way?  Flowers on the Lord’s altar are certainly a very thoughtful and loving way to do so.  Place your donation made payable to Notre Dame along with info in a envelope, and drop it in the collection basket.

MASS INTENTIONS FOR WEEK

SAT

Sept 24

 5:00 pm

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Betty Drain by Peg Konski

SUN

Sept 25

 8:00 am

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John Dwyer by C & S Alter


 

11:00 am

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Hope Shipley by J&J Collins

 

 

 3:00 pm

SI

All Notre Dame Parishioners

MON

Sept 26

 

 

NO MASS

TUE

Sept 27

8:30 am

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Sarah Ormsbee by her daughters

WED

Sept 28

8:30 am

SI

Tim Dugan by Denise Michaud

THU

Sept 29

8:30 am

+

Virginia Whitman/Guynup girls

FRI

Sept 30

8:30 am

+

Betty Drain by J. HagenBurger

 

Daily Scripture Readings

Sun ~ Sept 25 ~Am 6:1a,4-7; 1Tm 6: 11-16; Lk 16: 19-31  

Mon ~ Sept 26 ~Jb 1: 6-22; Lk 9: 46-50

Tues ~ Sept 27 ~ Jb 3: 1-3, 11-17, 20-23; Lk 9: 51-56

Wed ~ Sept 28~ Jb 9: 1-12,14-16; Lk 9: 57-62

Thu ~ Sept 29~Dn 7: 9-10, 13-14 or Rv 12: 7-12a; Jn 1: 47-51

Fri ~ Sept 30~ Jb 38: , 12-21, 40: 3-5; Lk 10:13-16

Sat ~ Oct 1 ~ Jb 42: 1-3, 5-6,12-17; Lk 10: 17-24

PARISH LIFE

 

 

FEAST OF ST FRANCIS~BLESSING OF ANIMALS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2016 – gather in the front of Church.  Bring your pets for this special blessing at 1:30 pm. All pets and their companions are welcome. Inclement weather, we’ll meet in the pavilion.

CHOIR / CANTOR / MADRIGAL PRACTICE - Choir/Cantor Practice has changed days. Cantor /Choir folks will meet and practice at 6-7 P.M. every Tuesday evening in the Music Room of the Parish Hall. Madrigal Practice has begun and will practice each Tues. from 7-8 PM in the Music Room.  New voices always welcome, so drop by and check us out; or call Dr. Fred & Wanda Ricker.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS meet the first Sunday of each month – next meeting is held in the Knights area of the parish hall, Sunday evening, October 2, 2016 at 5:30.  All knights are encouraged to attend.

COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS

CCW OCTOBER MEETING is Sun., Oct. 16, Parish Hall, 6 pm. All ladies of the Parish are encouraged to mark your calendars and join us.

 CCW GUILDS always needs volunteers – you benefit by enjoying fellowship, fulfillment, faith, friends and, yes, fun with other Catholic women. St. Catherine’s Guild – Crafting; St. Veronica’s Guild – Cleaning; St. Martha’s Guild – Cooking; St. Elizabeth’s Guild – Caring. Then there’s the “COFFEE KLATCH, a social gathering for coffee and conversation” held the 3rd Thurs. of each month in the Parish Hall at 9 am.  Bring your coffee cup, conversation, handwork & enjoy the fellowship, Oct. 19!

SOCIAL ACTION

FOOD BANK NEWS: The commodity requested for the month of September is Crackers.  Fill our barrel located in the Narthex alcove. Thanks to your generosity, we are able to send $250.00 this month.

A BOX OF JOY: Cross Catholic Outreach delivers food, shelter and hope to the poorest of the poor. The High School Post Confirmation Social Action Class will be coordinating the efforts of sharing the love of Jesus Christ with needy children this Christmas. Details and gift boxes will be available soon to fill with small items to make a wish come true for a child.

ROSARY FOR LIFE: All parishioners and parents are invited to join students after class on Wed., Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. for a candlelight prayer service on the grounds of Notre Dame and concluding at the Cemetery of the Unborn, which will be located in front of the Ganz Youth Center. This project is sponsored by the High School Post Confirmation Social Action Class to begin the Respect for Life Month of October.

Appalachian Regional Coalition on Homelessness (ARCH) We have a plastic container in the Narthex alcove for needed hygiene products for the homeless.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY

Middle School Regional Conference: Conference is Nov. 12 in Pigeon Forge with national musicians & speakers! Cost is $51.50 and registration is now being received. Youth and Parents are encouraged to register as a family and attend together, each having different sessions. More info on www.dioknox.org.

Diocesan Youth Conference: DYC with Chris Padgett is Oct. 29 & 30 at the 4H Camp in Greeneville and open to high school students. Cost is $95 and includes meals, lodging, bonfire, concert, service projects and entertainment! Registration is now open. More info on www.dioknox.org under offices / youth ministry.

EDUCATION

NO RE CLASSES: Due to the Fall Festival of Nations, elementary classes on Sun., Oct. 2 are CANCELLED. Fall break is Oct. 10-14 and NO Elementary classes on Sun., Oct. 9 and NO Middle School / High School Classes on Wed., Oct. 12, however join us for Parish Family Night!

SAFETY DAY: Students are required to attend our annual Safe Environment Program and this will include a fire drill. Elementary Grades is Sun., Sept. 25 at 9:30 a.m. so this will explain the fire truck on the property prior to 11 am Mass. MS/HS Grades will be Wed., Sept. 28 at 6:30 p.m. Parents are encouraged to join our teenagers at 7 p.m. for a Program by Greene County Sheriff Dept. Lt. Mike Fincher & Deputy Cedillo for Spanish translation.

ADVANCED FIRST HOLY COMMUNION CLASS: This class is for students who are currently enrolled in the 2016/17 Religious Education Program and have completed an entire year of RE prior to entering this preparation to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. It is for students in Grades 4 – 8 and will be on the first Monday of each month, from 5-7 p.m. First class is Mon., Oct. 4 at 5 p.m. in the education wing.

CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES: The first meeting for Confirmation Candidates, Parents and Sponsors is Tues., Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Information will be shared about the 2016/17 Confirmation Program. This meeting is for students who are currently enrolled in the 2016/17 Religious Education Program and have completed an entire year of RE prior to entering this preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. First Confirmation preparation class will be Sunday, Oct. 16 from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. in the education wing.

RITE OF ENROLLMENT: Sunday, October 16 at 3 p.m. is the Rite of Enrollment for our Confirmation Candidates and Sponsors with Fr. Alex and Fr. Dan. All paperwork must be in the office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry prior to this date, including letters from parishes of out of town sponsors and current baptism certificates with notations of First Holy Communion.

ADULT CATECHESIS: Steven Tenk welcomes all to join in, at any time, for breaking open the Word of God and enter into discussion on aspects of Catholic Faith based on the Creed and Catechism of the Catholic Church each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m., between the Masses.

FAMILY LIFE

MEDICARE SEMINAR: Mark Boot and Sharon Webb will present this free Medicare Seminar. The recent changes, when, how, why and all you need to know presented on Thur., Oct. 6th at 6 pm in the Education Wing. First classroom on left. Everyone is welcome.

PARISH FAMILY NIGHT: Join us at Myer’s Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze on Wed., Oct. 12 at 6 p.m. Cook hotdogs over an open fire then enjoy a wagon ride to the maze. No cost for youth and adults are $5 for the maze.

TRUNK-OR-TREAT: Wed., Oct. 26th, help needed for haunted house & decorate your vehicle to give out treats!


 

 


Next Comm. Mtg. is Tues., Sept. 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm
SPONSORSHIP STILL AVAILABLE

Gold ($500 & up) Silver ($250) & Bronze ($100)

RAFFLE TICKET SALE

$2 tickets, for the 3 drawings of $500 cash.


 

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