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
Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity, V.E.
Rev. Douglas Owens (865) 777-4315
[email protected]
Rev. Christopher Riehl (865) 777-4319
[email protected]
Wednesday: 5:00 - 5:50 pm
3:00 - 4:20 pm
And by appointment
Donald Amelse, MPS (865) 719-9660
Marquis Syler (865) 986-8132
Michael Gouge (865) 966-9504
Church Website:
School Website:
Church Email: [email protected]
9:35 - 10:20 am (Grades K - 5)
Wednesday: 7:00 - 8:15 pm (Grades 6 - 10)
Adoration Chapel Coordinator
Anita Gouge
(865) 966-9504
Adult Faith Formation Coordinator
Sister Elizabeth W. Wanyoike (865) 777-4313
Confirmation Coordinator
Yvonne Kidder
Family & Parish Life Coordinator
Marilyn Derbyshire (865) 777-4312
Grades K-12 Faith Formation 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.
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
Financial Stewardship
St John Neumann Fiscal Year
July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013
Saturday, May 18
4:30 pm
† Steve Stooksbury
Sunday, May 19
8:30 am
† Lucy & Louis Ludovico
10:30 am
† Frank Lijana
6:00 pm
People of St. John Neumann
Monday, May 20
8:10 am
Special intention for Jack & Georgia
Tuesday, May 21
7:00 am
† Christopher F. Pacitti
8:10 am
† Peter Landry
Wednesday, May 22
† Ted & Clara Denning
6:00 pm
† Laura Blalack
May 12, 2013
Last Week Offertory
Weekly Offertory Budget
Year to Date Actual
$ 919,705
$ 141,715
Year to Date Budget
$ 969,525
$ 343,530
YTD Surplus / (Deficit)
$ (201,815)
Thursday, May 23
7:00 am
† Reema Samaha
8:10 am
† Winnifred Reed
Friday, May 24
8:10 am
† Mitchell Dudek
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
“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!
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.
Packets explaining Eucharistic Adoration are
available. Call the parish office for additional 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
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.
A woman’s short, dark gray peacoat was left in the church. Please
come by the office to claim.
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.
To better serve our parish, we now have a notary
public in our office. Please visit us Mondays,
Tuesdays, or Thursdays between 9 am and 2 pm
to take advantage of this service.
If you wish to include your mother, grandmother, aunt, niece, etc.
(living or deceased), in the Masses during the month of May,
envelopes are available in the Narthex of the church. When
envelopes are received, they will be placed on the altar.
Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month.
All parish knights are encouraged to come and participate in our
We would like to welcome of summer seminarian Michael Poston.
Michael will be arriving Thursday, May 23 and will be doing an
internship with us at St. John Neumann for this summer.
Welcome, Michael!
We now have $100 gift certificates to Publix available in the church
office and from St. Vincent de Paul.
St. Gerard is the patron saint of expectant
mothers and motherhood. If you are an
expectant mother and would like to have a
member of our parish pray for you and your
baby, or if you are having difficulty conceiving a
child and would like prayers, you are invited to
be part of the St. Gerard Prayer Ministry. Parishioners who are
willing to pray for these women are invited to be a part of this
ministry also. Please contact Kelly at
966-9087 or [email protected] if you would like to receive
prayers or if you will volunteer to pray.
Please come by the Parish Office by Monday, May 20 to claim.
Those not picked up will be discarded:
1st Communion Banner & CD
Rachel Mullally
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]
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.
Confirmation Certificates
Nick Cline
Cady Croft
Mary Findley
Ben Frederick
Noelle Kalman
Adam Karlstad
Richard Lo
Shannon Madill
Erin McConnell
Morgan McConnell
Nicholas Miller
Wesley Monarch
Melanie Painter
Nicholas Russell
Paul Shipp
Emma Stedham
Andrew Tindal
Adrian Valenzuela
Steven Walker
Adam Wigren
Dominic DiGiovanni
Carolyn Hermes
Alex Kellet
Christine Mainini
Austin Merical
Rachel Mountain
Andre Safi
Hannah Sullivan
Nicholas Voeller
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.
Are you a Catholic home schooler, or are you considering
homeschooling? Are you a Catholic parent not homeschooling, but
looking for ideas and materials to supplement your student's public
or private school-based education? The 2013 Kentucky Catholic
Homeschool Conference, Fideles! Teaching Families in Faith,
will be hosted by St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschool Group, Friday
and Saturday, June 7th and 8th, at St. Louis Bertrand Catholic
Church at 1104 S. Sixth Street in Louisville. This year's conference
features keynote speaker, author Dr. Gregory Popcak, Executive
Director of Pastoral Solutions Institute. Also presenting at this
year's conference are Maureen Wittman, Paul Schaeffer, Brigadier
General Reverend Patrick J. Dolan, Steve Bertucci, and Dr. Mark
Ginter. A program about homeschooling "special needs" students
will feature Sarah Wolford of Seven Counties Services and
Elizabeth Matthews. Find conference hours, speaker info, program
details, Teen Track, and ticket info at http://
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.
You are invited to join Fr. Dan Whitman, pastor of Holy Trinity
Church, for a joyful, spirit-guided celebration of the Mass on
Pentecost Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 2 pm at Holy Trinity, located at
475 N. Highway 92, Jefferson City, TN 37760. Also, following the
Mass, there will be prayers for healing.
Non-partisan and non-sectarian, we are a community of Christian
believers seeking to mine the riches of the Bible as interpreted by
the early Fathers of the Church and passed down in the great
traditions of Christendom. Currently meeting Sunday afternoons at
4PM at Our Lady of Fatima church in Alcoa, all college students
and single adults aged 18-30 are invited to attend! The study is led
by Ignatius Press author of the best- selling book, “Four
Witnesses." Visit Smoky Mountain Scripture Study on Facebook.
Join us weekly or as often as you can at Our Lady of Fatima
parish each Sunday, 4-5:30pm. Contact: Deacon Dan
Hosford,[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).
Please join us for a bilingual Prayer Vigil in Hope for the
Immigration Reform led by Bishop R. Stika. The vigil will be held on
Tuesday night, May 21, 8:00-9:00 PM by gathering at the Sacred
Heart Cathedral parking lot (in Knoxville). This event is sponsored
by the diocesan office of Hispanic Ministry as part of the national
USCCB Justice for Immigrants campaign for a comprehensive
reform. (Other vigils will be held throughout the diocese). For more
information, please call 865-637-4769.
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.
Catholic Charities' Samaritan Place offers
accredited Adult Day Stay, on a sliding fee
scale, Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30
p.m. CHOICES-eligible. For more
information contact Christie at (865) 684-1889
or [email protected]
Catholic Charities' Children's Emergency
Shelter Needs children’s bicycle helmets, adult diapers (Small
and X-Small), copy paper and arts & craft supplies. For specifics,
contact Jackie at 865-544-0578 or [email protected]
High School Youth Ministry
This Week: May 19th - WE will meet this Sunday after the parish picnic. Out topic will be “Which Way do you
“The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful
which way you lean.” ― Dr. Seuss,
The High School Youth Ministry program meets each Sunday evening after the 6:0 0 pm mass. All youth in Grades 812 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:
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:// 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).
SJN Women’s Club
May Special: An Evening of Cards and Games for Ladies
You may noce in the Save the Date secon an EVENING SPECIAL! That’s because there will be a special Evening Ladies Card and
Game Day Monday, May 20th in Seton Hall.
6 June
EVENING SPECIAL! Ladies Card & Game Evening! 7 to 9 p.m.; Seton Hall
Women’s Club Board Meeng, 1:30 p.m., Seton Hall
Spiritual Reflecons
Monthly reflecons are offered online by the Naonal Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). Visit to enjoy monthly
reflecons on Our Blessed Mother Mary and reflecons by NCCW Spiritual Advisors.
Volunteers Needed for the Care of Our Church
St. Martha’s Guild sll needs support cleaning our church on a regular basis. Can you help us? Find out how by calling Michelle Johnson at 531-8529 for more informaon.
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.