The mission of St. John Neumann parish is to build up the Kingdom of God in the name of Jesus Christ through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit by the proclamation of the Good News and in the evangelical service that flows from it. MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 4:30 pm Sunday: 8:30 am, 10:30 am choir Mass & 6:00 pm See inside for Daily and/or Holy Day Mass Schedule RITE OF RECONCILIATION Wednesday: 5:00 - 5:50 pm Saturday: 3:00 - 4:20 pm And by appointment PASTOR: Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity, V.E. ASSOCIATE PASTORS: Rev. Christopher Riehl (865) 777-4319 [email protected] DEACONS: Donald Amelse, MPS (865) 719-9660 Marquis Syler (865) 986-8132 Michael Gouge (865) 966-9504 WEBSITES & EMAIL ADDRESSES CONTACTS Church Website: www.sjnknox.org School Website: www.sjncs-knox.org Church Email: [email protected] Adoration Chapel Coordinator Anita Gouge (865) 966-9504 Adult Faith Formation Coordinator Sister Elizabeth W. Wanyoike (865) 777-4313 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES Confirmation Coordinator Yvonne Kidder Sunday: 9:35 - 10:20 am (Grades K - 5) Wednesday: 7:00 - 8:15 pm (Grades 6 - 10) Family & Parish Life Coordinator Marilyn Derbyshire (865) 777-4312 WELCOME VISITORS We extend a special welcome to our visitors and guests. If you are new to the parish and have questions about our parish community, the SJN Welcoming Committee invites you to contact them by calling Jane at 675-3930 or by email at [email protected] Registration packets are available in the parish office. Grades K-12 Faith Formation Coordinator Marilyn Derbyshire (865) 777-4312 Music Coordinator/Choir Director Jonathan Leichman Director of Contemporary Ensemble Dr. Stephen Anderson (865) 742-6455 Director of Youth Ministry Al Forsythe [email protected] 633 ST. JOHN COURT + KNOXVILLE, TN 37934 + PHONE: (865) 966-4540 + FAX: (865) 675-6815 THE MOST HOLY TRINITY + WEEK OF MAY 25/26, 2013 MASS INTENTIONS Saturday, May 25 4:30 pm † Cecil Buckner Sunday, May 26 8:30 am † Henry Panas 10:30 am † Marion O’Domirok 6:00 pm People of St. John Neumann Monday, May 27 9:00 am † Grace Himmelberg Tuesday, May 28 7:00 am † Marvin Himmelberg Wednesday, May 29 Noon † Mitchell Dudek 6:00 pm † Patricia Redig Financial Stewardship St John Neumann Fiscal Year July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 May 19, 2013 Church Operation Collection Debt Reduction Last Week Offertory $ 20,170 $ 2,015 Weekly Offertory Budget $ 21,545 $ 7,634 Year to Date Actual $ 939,875 $ 143,730 Year to Date Budget $ 991,070 $ 351,164 YTD Surplus / (Deficit) $ $ (207,434) (51,195) Thursday, May 30 7:00 am † Nadine Owens Friday, May 31 8:10 am † Nadine Owens Saturday, June 1 4:30 pm † Robert Hughes Sunday, June 2 8:30 am Living and Deceased members of the Knights of Columbus Council 8781 and their spouses 10:30 am † Mary Spratt 6:00 pm People of St. John Neumann PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION “Let us confidently approach the throne of grace for mercy and to find help and favor in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16) Visit our chapel upstairs. You’re always welcome! Packets explaining Eucharistic Adoration are available. Call the parish office for additional information. TIMES TO BE FILLED 625 St. John Court Phone: (865) 777-0077 Fax: (865) 777-0087 Principal: Bill Derbyshire Assistant Principal: Mary Sue Kosky Our parish school enrolls students from pre-school to the 8th grade. Before and after care is available at the school for students. Please contact the school office for further information. Monday: Tuesday: Saturday: Saturday: 5:00 - 6:00 pm Noon - 1:00 pm 1:00 - 2:00 pm 5:00 - 6:00 pm If you would like to sign up for a weekly hour of Adoration but cannot take one of the hours listed above, you are invited to take a different hour that works best. Parish News In Sympathy Please remember in your prayers the soul of Robert G. Cecil, father of Karen Bryant, who passed away on May 12 in Indianapolis, IN. May his soul and all of the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP The Holy Family charismatic prayer group meets in the Narthex of the church every Sunday from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Come and join us in Praise and Worship to the Lord. First time visitors please contact Crystal Simoneaux at 584-1746. MEMORIAL DAY Memorial Day Mass will be held at 9:00 am on Monday, May 27. The parish office will be closed. We would also like to remind everyone that the summer Mass schedule begins this week. Mass will be held on Monday and Fridays at 8:10 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 am, and Wednesdays at noon and 6:00 pm. BULLETIN FLYERS If you wish to have a flyer in the bulletin, we can include them the second weekend of each month. Please send them electronically to [email protected] no later than the first Sunday of the month. We have limited flyer space and will do these on a first come, first serve basis , however, priority will be given to events scheduled for earlier dates. Thank you for your cooperation. CORPUS CHRISTI SUNDAY Our tenth annual Corpus Christi Sunday procession and celebration will be at 2:00, June 2. All are invited to attend. Meet in the church before 2:00. BABY BOTTLES If you picked up any baby bottles from the narthex for the baby bottle drive, please return them to the church as soon as possible. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 8781 Breakfast Buffet Sunday, June 2 9:00 am - 12:30 pm Menu: Pancakes (plain, chocolate chip, and pecan) Scrambled Eggs Sausage Patties Hash Brown Rounds Biscuits - Gravy - Grits Coffee/Orange Juice Cost: Immediate Family: $30.00 OR Ages 13 & Above: $7.00/person Ages 4 - 12: $5.00/person Ages 3 & Under Free This will be the last breakfast buffet served until September. Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month. All parish knights are encouraged to come and participate in our programs. COMMUNION SERVICES The priests will be on retreat the first week of June, therefore, instead of Mass, we will have a communion service on Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 am, Wednesday, June 5 at 6:00 pm, and Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 am. FAREWELLS AND WELCOMES As stated in Msgr. Garrity’s May 21 letter to parishioners, we wish Fr. Riehl well as he begins his ministry in the Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina, and we prepare to welcome newly to be ordained Christopher Manning on July 1 as our associate pastor. We also welcome Fr. Joseph Hammond , coordinator for Hispanic Ministry who will be in residence at St. John Neumann. GRIEF SUPPORT St. John Neumann parish will offer Grief Support beginning Saturday, July 13 at 10:00 a.m. Path Toward Healing Grief Support: Finding Peace and Acceptance After the Death of a Loved One is an 8 week Catholic-based grief support program for the bereaved. If you have experienced the death of a loved one, you are warmly invited to participate. Cost for supplies is $20.00. For more information, contact facilitator Natalie Tabler at 357-1818 or [email protected] To register, contact Marilyn Derbyshire at 777-4312 or [email protected] ATTENTION BABYSITTERS; A list of babysitters is being compiled and will be available at the parish office for parishioners. If you are a Junior, Senior, or college age student who would like to be included on the list, please contact the parish office with your contact information. Registration for Vacation Bible School has just begun! VBS 2013, SonWest Roundup will be held June 17 through June 21. Please visit the display in the narthex of the church for registration forms and additional information. For any questions, please contact Lydia at [email protected] Diocesan News MEMORIAL MASS St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church invites you to join us on Memorial Day (May 27, 2013) to honor those men and women who have served in our Nation’s military and have passed on to their eternal rewards. A Memorial Mass will begin at 11AM in the sanctuary and will be followed immediately by a wreath-laying ceremony at our Veterans Memorial in front of the Parish Family Life Center. For questions, please contact the Parish Office at (865) 986-9885. CATHOLIC SINGLES OF GREATER KNOXVILLE LINE DANCE LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS The Dancing Friends will begin a new session of lessons for beginners on Tuesday nights. The first lesson will be May 7 through July 9. These lessons will be in the gym at Sacred Heart Cathedral School . Doors open at 7 p.m. for warm-up and socializing, and the lessons are from 7:30 to 9 p.m. This is a slowpaced class specifically targeted to first-time line dancers and for people who are struggling to learn the basic steps. We will start with the basic steps and the easiest lessons. Each week we will review what we have previously learned and then add new material. There is no cost for these lessons, and no registration is needed. Students who are new to dancing should plan to start at the beginning. Please help us pass the word to your friends, family, and co-workers who would like to learn line dancing. For more information, e-mail [email protected] May 29, Wed SERVICE PROJECT: Ronald McDonald House dinner. Prepare a casserole (or if you don’t cook, bring fresh fruit or 2% milk) and deliver to the House anytime before 6:30 p.m. Call Donna T. (5313839) for more information. May 30, Thursday Planning Meeting & Dinner, 6:15 pm, at Brixx Wood Fire Pizza Bearden -7403 KingstonPike. Join us to help decide the singles events for July-August, and to make suggestions for future activities. If you can’t make it to the meeting but still want to offer suggestions or host an event, please contact Gail B. e-mail [email protected] or (399-7617). June 1, Saturday Knoxville Firefighters Association benefit concert at Knoxville Coliseum, The Family Stone and special Guest Hey, Elsten. Our group will meet at the back mall area (east side) entrance at 7:30 p.m. Concert starts 8:00 pm. If there is enough interest, we will meet for dinner before the concert (place to be determined later). Cost $26 a ticket. To place your order, call 865-546-9628. (TICKETS ARE NOT AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!) Contact Gail B. 399-7617, to let her know to be looking for you at the Coliseum or if you want to meet for dinner before hand. June 2, Sunday Easy to Moderate Hike. Meet at the All Saints Parking lot near the Pavilion; will leave at 7:30 am. For more info, please contact Randy S. at 556-3781 ORDINATION OF REV. CHRISTOPHER MANNING All are welcome and encouraged to attend the Priestly Ordination of Rev. Mr. Christopher J. Manning on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. St. John Vianney says of the priesthood, “The priest continues the work of redemption on earth . . .The Priesthood is the love of the heart of Jesus.” Deacon Christopher has spent many years of formation preparing for this moment. Please join us in welcoming him to the Presbyterate of the Diocese of Knoxville. LADIES OF CHARITY Needs right now are: Furniture, household goods and decor, and Tang and applesauce. Grocery or Walmart gift cards are also needed to purchase size 4&5 diapers, and much-needed personal hygiene items for clients. Send donations to 120 W. Baxter Ave 37917, or call Debbie 599-0088. Donations accepted at LOC Mon-Sat, 9:30am-4:15pm. Slots are available for the 4th Annual Common Good Golf Classic, to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee on Monday, June 17, at Cherokee Country Club. Cost is $1,500 per 4-person team and includes full brunch, awards reception with hosted bar and all amenities. For details, contact Sherrie Shuler at 865-524-9896 ext. 1005 or [email protected] Catholic Charities offers confidential Therapeutic Counseling Services by licensed therapists. Services are provided on an income-based sliding fee scale and are available to anyone in the community. All therapists are FOCCUS certified for pre-marital sessions. Call Catholic Charities’ office at 865-524-9896; or go to www.ccetn.org to contact a counselor in your area. Coming in the Fall of 2013, Catholic Charities’ Office of Immigration Services, in collaboration with TIES (Tennessee Immigrant Empowerment Solutions), will be offering Citizenship Preparation Classes in Lenoir City at St. Thomas Catholic Church. Classes will aid lawful permanent residents in preparing for the naturalization civics/history exam. The cost is $50 (text and study materials included). Dates and times will be announced later. Volunteer teachers are needed, no prior experience necessary. For more information or to sign-up, please call 865-971-3550 or email [email protected] High School Youth Ministry The High School Youth Ministry program meets each Sunday evening after the 6:0 0 pm mass. All youth in Grades 8-12 are invited to attend. Our regular youth group meetings a held on Sunday evenings in the Elizabeth Ann Seton Community Room throughout the year from 7:00 through 9:30 pm. All students in grade 8-12 are invited to join us each week after the Sunday evening mass. There is always room for more so feel free to join us! Youth Leadership Institute: Start the Fire… Spread the Fire! When: June 26-30 Who: Upcoming 9th-12 grade students What: Meet Catholics your own age from all over the diocese, listen to inspiring speakers, learn about the new evangelization, celebrate dynamic liturgy, challenge yourself on the high ropes course and adventure race and take a ride down the giant water slide or relax in the lazy river. Where: Horn’s Creek NOC Resort, 186 Hawkins Dr, Ocoee, TN 37361 Cost: YLI $269.00 includes LWYD Local WYD event on Sunday is also open to young adults (18-35) LWD only $25.00 Youth Ministry at Home - Connecting with Family Make a High School Memory Quilt. Send instructions out to the parents of college-bound freshmen to make a “Memory Quilt” for their son or daughter’s dorm room. The quilt is made from all the old t-shirts the young person has accumulated throughout their high school years—leadership training, rock concerts, mission trips, sports programs, conferences, school trips, and fundraisers. A 58”x80” blanket uses about 18 t-shirts; a 80”x80” throw uses about 25 tshirts. The parts of the t-shirts with logos and sayings are cut into large squares and interspersed with squares of blank t-shirt material (from the backs of the shirts or from a fabric store). Back the quilt with gray sweatshirt material. This is a unique memento of home, and every square will provide a great memory. Connect to last day of school; graduation; going off to college. Make An Inspiring Graduation Card for a Family Member. Graduation is a time of hope and inspiration toward the next step in life, whether it’s a graduation from high school, college or into the working world. Graduates appreciate the vote of confidence from their supporters who want to see them succeed. You can show the graduate you care with a nice handmade care that truly inspires. Greeting cards can be treasured for a lifetime if they send the right message at the right time. Invite family members to make an inspiring graduation card for the graduates in their life. Go to: http:// www.fav.com/Graduation/10-Inspiring-Graduation-Cards/ml/1 for ideas for ten inspiring handmade graduation cards. Connect to Graduations (late spring/early summer). Suggest Families Have a Backyard Breakfast Cookout. Suggest families surprise their kids with a backyard breakfast as an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Invite them to make a cookout style breakfast in their backyard, enjoy the sounds of nature with the smell of fresh morning air, eggs, and bacon. As a morning prayer together, read Psalm 104. Connect to Summer. Help All Parishioners Learn to Pray the Rosary. Some children and adults are uncomfortable saying the rosary because they just don’t know how. Share this link for a printable “Praying the Rosary Guide” from Catholic Extension http:// www.catholicextension.org/site/files/667/119993/405733/556458/ce-rosary-guide-web.pdf. Make copies available in your church and for religious education classes. Connect to May (the month of the rosary). Give Families Directions to Make a Flag Fruit Pizza. Bake a 10” x 15” sugar cookie and allow it to cool. Mix together one 8 oz package of cream cheese, 1 cup sugar, and an 8 oz. tub of whipped topping. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the sugar cookie. Use a knife to slice strawberries and bananas. Then form stripes with the strawberries and bananas and fill in with blueberries in the upper left corner square. Small, cut chunks of banana can serve as stars over the blueberries. Connect to Flag Day (June 14) or Independence Day (July 4). Spring Fling Builds Community at St. John Neumann Heart-felt thanks to the many individuals that committed the time and energy to make the Spring Fling on May 19th a success. Because of your hard work parishioners were able to come together for a wonderful, fun filled afternoon. Special Thank You to: Carol Dawson for sharing her awesome culinary skills and invaluable talents that led us to success. John Nowell and his team from Knox Rocks for their awesome work and equipment. www.knoxrocks.com Fred Fogarty’s generosity and unique skills that created a fun and lively atmosphere. As always much gratitude to the Knights of Columbus and their families who work tirelessly in our parish kitchen. ANNUAL REPORT of the St. Vincent de Paul Society St. John Neumann Conference “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?” Matthew 25:37 Summary of Activity - 2012 Spiritual Assistance Prayer Blankets Provided 37 Nursing Home Visits (hours) 1,250 Prayer Hours for sick and disabled 142 Financial Assistance Number of People Assisted –--SJN Parish Family Assistance Rent Assistance Ladies of Charity Food Assistance Medical/medicine assistance Utilities Assistance Auto Repair Stranded Traveler Assistance Twinning Assistance Other Assistance Total Money Disbursed Your generosity to the poor has provided many blessings to needy families in our community. +++++++++++++++++++++ REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FOR SJN PARISH FAMILY 268 $9,114 $3,561 $2,565 $5,478 $4,400 $2,418 $5,240 SVdP is providing confidential assistance to an SJN parish family who is in need of a used car. This family is active in our parish and diocese and is financially stressed by the demands of raising a family and living on a single income. If you have a car you would be willing to donate or sell for a reasonable amount, please contact David Campbell at [email protected] or (865) 755-3575. Thank you for your consideration. $926 $1,800 $4,778 $40, 280 EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS with FAMILY WEEKEND – Sept 13-14, 2013. Register for a faith filled day in celebration of our Silver Jubilee Anniversary! Come and celebrate with Bishop Richard Stika our Eucharistic faith in Christ Jesus as a parish and diocesan family beginning the evening of September 13th and all day on September 14th at the Sevierville Convention Center. Visit www.dioknox.org to register and for additional information. Joining us for the region’s very first Eucharistic Congress is a an “all-star cast” of the top Catholic speakers in a line-up called “near miraculous,” including Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Justin Rigali, Dr. Scott Hahn, and Fr. Robert Barron. Youth sessions include Dr. Hahn, ValLimar Jansen, Paul George and the musical talents of Josh Blakesley and Sarah Kroger. Our Hispanic speakers include Fr. Rafael Capó, Sr. Rosa M. Hernández, MGSpS, along with the musical talent and missionary spirit of Johann Alverez. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 per Child/Youth (ages 6-17). Additional information is also available at our website regarding discount lodging. Direct questions to Paul Simoneau at [email protected] / 865-584-3307. CELEBRATION OF THE SACRAMENTS ANOINTING & PASTORAL CARE OF THE SICK: Please notify the church office if someone wants to be visited in the hospital, nursing home or at home. Our pastoral staff and Eucharistic Ministers will gladly minister to those in need. For the ANOINTING OF THE SICK, the priest should be notified as soon as serious illness is diagnosed or serious injury is indicated; please do not wait until the end is near before notifying us. BAPTISM: Parents planning to have their child baptized are to attend a Parents’ Preparation class, unless they have attended a class within the past three years. Call Quent or Diane Below at (865) 675-3623 to register for the class. The class may be attended at another parish. Baptisms are scheduled by appointment with one of our priests or deacons. Please call the church office for any other information. CONFIRMATION: Confirmation is celebrated at St. John Neumann during the junior or senior year of high school. The Confirmation process if formation and education. The initial meetings for each cycle are held in the fall, around the time that school starts. Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is separate from regular Religious Education at SJN and Catholic High School. MARRIAGE: The Catholic Church requires a preparation period for marriage. In this diocese, the preparation period is four months and includes at least four working meetings with one of the priests or deacons, plus a marriage preparation weekend. The wedding date may be set at the second session with the priest or deacon. RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA): We welcome all who feel interested in the Catholic Faith or have been going to Mass but are not Catholics to learn more through our RCIA program. Please call us, or see our website for more information. CONVALIDATION OF MARRIAGE: The church teaches that married persons must be in a valid marriage recognized by the church in order to receive the Eucharist worthily. If you want help pursuing a case with the Tribunal, we will be happy to assist you.
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