The mission of St. John Neumann parish is to build... God in the name of Jesus Christ through the ...

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.
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
Wednesday: 5:00 - 5:50 pm
3:00 - 4:20 pm
And by appointment
Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity, V.E.
Rev. Christopher Riehl (865) 777-4319
[email protected]
Donald Amelse, MPS (865) 719-9660
Marquis Syler (865) 986-8132
Michael Gouge (865) 966-9504
Church Website:
School Website:
Church Email: [email protected]
Adoration Chapel Coordinator
Anita Gouge
(865) 966-9504
Adult Faith Formation Coordinator
Sister Elizabeth W. Wanyoike (865) 777-4313
Confirmation Coordinator
Yvonne Kidder
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
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
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
† Mitchell Dudek
6:00 pm
† Patricia Redig
Financial Stewardship
St John Neumann Fiscal Year
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
May 19, 2013
Last Week Offertory
Weekly Offertory Budget
Year to Date Actual
$ 939,875
$ 143,730
Year to Date Budget
$ 991,070
$ 351,164
YTD Surplus / (Deficit)
$ (207,434)
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
“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.
625 St. John Court
Phone: (865) 777-0077
Fax: (865) 777-0087
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Immediate Family: $30.00
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
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.
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.
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]
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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:// 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:// 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.
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
Nursing Home Visits (hours)
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.
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.
$40, 280
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.