*THE MOST PRECIOUS BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST*
JUNE 14. 2020
My Dear Parishioners, “As you probably know, the Bishop has opened the Church to resume all meetings and gatherings (not to exceed 50 people); following all necessary precautions, i.e. wearing masks, etc. . Carefully thought out guidelines with the health and safety of everyone, follow. We have resumed our regular weekend/ weekday mass schedules. Thank you for the inspiring ways in which you have found to connect with Masses online and for your faithfulness in enriching your life with Spiritual Communion. Thank you, also, for your generosity and faithfulness in continuing your tithes to the parish.” Fr Joseph
The general guidelines are this:
- You are still excused from the obligation to attend Mass if not ready to break quarantine, there’s age factor, or compromised with health issues.
- Facemasks must be worn at all times while on Church property.
- Enter Church by one entrance only; Exit by two doors, as directed by ushers.
- Hand sanitizing required at entrances and before receiving Communion. There are to be two lines for Communion distribution, follow directions.
- Abide seating restriction; 6 ft safe distancing.
- Ushers to seat you, please follow their instruction
- Receiving Holy Communion: ushers will invite the parishioners to come out row by row.
- Ushers will also direct dismissal. Please follow their directions.
- You are asked to go directly to your cars and depart; not gathering in small groups to socialize.
- There is a basket at the entrance for donations
- There will be no singing only organ music.
- If restrooms are used please sanitize after yourselves for the convenience of others.
We will continue to live stream 11 AM Mass on Sundays until restrictions are lifted.
Mass intentions, which were scheduled and then canceled (due to the Pandemic Pause) mid-March until now….have been re-scheduled. They are, of course, not scheduled on the dates requested, but have been scheduled on the next available date in the order of request. That seemed the fairest way to re-schedule since requests could not be accommodated. Sandy
THE CHURCH DOORS ARE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER DAILY (~9 AM UNTIL 7 PM ~)
THE HOLY FATHER’S PRAYER INTENTION FOR JUNE We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
ALTAR FLOWERS this week honor THE MOST PRECIOUS BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST.
REQUESTING PRAYERS: Pray for the repose of Leo Gieson, a former parishioner of Notre Dame, and Mattie Elmore, a nursing home patient, both who died last wk. All Coronavirus victims: Healthcare workers, those hospitalized; the homebound, nursing-home patients, all who need healing and health: for all parishioners requesting prayers, for relatives in need of prayer.; for Alicin Sahr, Chris Sinclair, Kathryn Carter, Jackie Przybylowicz &baby, Dcn Tim Marcey, Liz Hocutt, Eleanor LaPoint, Fr Bill McNeeley, Scott Sausser, Reva Alcoser, Joanie Guynup, Bill & Karen Kay, Bernadette Moughmer, Frank & JoAnn Dwyer, Jim Murphy, Danny & Susan Collins, Martha Jane & Julie Fannon, The Davenports, Andrea and John Moore, Msgr Bill Gahagan, Fr. Joseph Hammond, Fr. Joe Brando. If you have specific persons in need of prayer, call the Office, 423-639-9381. We keep names on the list for one month unless otherwise requested.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19TH – FEAST OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS – TO BE CELEBRATED WITH ONE HOUR ADORATION AFTER 8:30 AM MASS. BENEDICTION 10 AM CLOSES THE HOUR.
HOMEBOUND MINISTRY: Fr Joseph has begun Holy Communion visits to shut-ins. He will not visit inside the home; distributing the Eucharist at the door.
Sat Jun 13 ~ 8:30am ~ SI of Fr Joseph
5:00pm ~SI Marlene DiLareto/SAlter
Sun. Jun 14~ 8am ~+Adele Mazur by The Mazur
11am ~ SI Parishioners of N.D.
3pm ~+Helen Waraksa/CCW
Mon Jun 15 ~ NO MASS
Tue Jun 16~8:30~Prayers/Thanksgiving/Dibella’s
Wed, Jun 17~ 8:30~+ RolandeBaillerageon/CCW
Thu, Jun 18 ~ 8:30 ~SI Danny Collins/Susan
Fri, Jun 19 ~ 8:30 ~+Bill Hagenburger/Jean&Leo
Sat Jun 20 ~ 8:30 ~SI of Fr Joseph
5:00 pm ~SI Bill Kay by S. Alter
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Sun June 14~ Dt 8:2-3,14b-16a;1Cor 10:16-17;
Jn 6:51-58 (167)
Mon. June 15 ~1Kgs 21: 1-16; Mt 5:38-42 (365)
Tues. June 16 ~1 Kgs 21:17-29; Mt 5: 43-48 (366)
Wed. June 17 ~ 2 Kgs 2:21, 6-14; Mt 6: 1-6, 16-18 (367)
Thur June 18 ~ Sir 48: 1-14; Mt 6:7-15 (368)
Fri. June 19 ~ Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Dt 7:6-11; 1 Jn 4: 7-16; Mt 11: 25-30 (170)
Sat. June 20 ~ Feast of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 2Cor 24:17-25(370) Lk 2:41-51
Congratulations to June Anniversary Couples
James and Margaret Ayers June, 1990, 30 years
Terry and Rebecca Barekman June, 1997, 23 years
Andy and Rita Chaloux June 1955, 65 years
Joseph and Wendy Hankins June 1978, 42 years
Anthony and Carole LaMarca June, 1967, 53 years
Pedro and Martha Gonzales Villanueva June,2001,19years
Roger and Barbara Violette June 1964, 56 years
We are happy to publish your names /years married in our bulletin; celebrating your years together in the blessed Sacrament of Matrimony.
MARRIED COUPLES AND PRIESTS: Happy Father’s Day. Why not give your husband a gift of a lifetime by spending a special weekend away with each other. Learn how to have a great marriage by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on August 28-30 in Atlanta. More info or apply online at GATN-wwme,org or call 678-242-WWME
NOTRE DAME’S PASTORAL PARISH COUNCIL will hold their first meeting, POST QUARANTINE, on Tuesday, June 16th at 6 pm in the Marian Room. Wear your masks please and we will respect ‘social distancing’.
WOULD YOU LET THE CHURCH OFFICE KNOW YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS? CALL US, PLEASE AT 423-639-9381!!
PRAYER REQUESTS ARE BEING placed IN THE CCW PRAYER BOX AT THE FOOT OF THE ALTAR! CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE 639-9381!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS –
They are HELPING WITH GROCERY PICK UP and DELIVERY- CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE if you need this service.
THANKS TO THE K OF C FOR TAKING CARE OF OUR NEEDS, I.E., CLEANING THE CHURCH AFTER MASSES, USHERING, FOR ALL YOU DO; AND HAVE DONE ESP. DURING THIS QUARANTINE
– GROUNDS COMMITTEE NEEDS MOWERS–
that is; folks who can ride a mower, push a mower, work a weedeater, or any volunteer that can give a little time on Thursday mornings about 8:30-9 am. Join these very dedicated few who keep our Parish Campus grounds looking so beautiful. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
OUR EMAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED: YOU MAY EMAIL US AT [email protected].
FOODBANK: 178 lbs of sugar was delivered to the Food Bank. Thanks, JoAnn Dwyer and Lewis Petsche. The Commodity for JUNE IS OATMEAL /CEREAL.
OUR NEIGHBORS IN UNICOI COUNTY-COVID 19 PANDEMIC FOLKS HAVE ALL THE FOOD THEY NEED, THANKS TO YOUR GENEROSITY AND THE GENEROSITY OF MANY OTHER AREA CHURCHES AND THE GREENEVILLE/GREENE COUNTY COMMUNITY. The narthex alcove was filled with your donations. The items and foods were delivered. Shortly thereafter, we received a request to halt the donations as the response was overwhelming. The State and its people have been given the right name: Tennessee Volunteers, the response to the need of the Covid victims was immediate and abundant. Thank you, thank you, thank you all for your concern, your donations of food, hygiene items, and monetary gifts. May God continue to reward you for your kindness. THE SOCIAL ACTION COMMITTEE OF PPC
RE BOOKS: Even though we are beginning public Masses, we are still uncertain about our plans for Religious Education for the fall. Student books are in the narthex for parents to pick up at their convenience. The church is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Since we did not finish the year, please review and finish the book with your child during the summer. The 1st-grade class will be our 1st Communion Class and the 5th-grade class will be our Confirmation class in the fall. Thank You, Susan
. WEEKLY COLLECTION REPORT
JUNE 7TH Collection ………….$5,486.44
Charity, Bldg, Maint, Sem Funds……………….$961.00
Tithe /Fund Raising Collection…………………..$860.00
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS–
in your weekly contributions and for your generous response to our Tithe/Fundraising effort. To date, we have collected $13,411.00 of our $25,000.00 goal, (which is the usual profit from both of our events.) The idea for this “tithe” is that you give what you normally contribute or spend, to these fundraising events and if this “no Church due to Corona” makes us have a shortfall, meeting our budget needs, we will have this money to subsidize our needs. Please make sure you note “tithe” on the memo line or on your envelope, if you wish the contribution to be applied to the Fundraising effort. Thank you
2020 BISHOPS APPEAL ~ A Joyful Witness
Notre Dame Church-thank you for your support!
Parish Goal: $24,600.00
Total Committed: $27,728.00
Collections to Date: $20,699.00
Collections needed to Reach Goal: $3,901.00