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 PASTOR: Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity, V.E. ASSOCIATE PASTORS: Rev. Douglas Owens (865) 777-4315 [email protected] RITE OF RECONCILIATION Rev. Christopher Riehl (865) 777-4319 [email protected] Wednesday: 5:00 - 5:50 pm Saturday: 3:00 - 4:20 pm DEACONS: And by appointment Donald Amelse, MPS (865) 719-9660 Marquis Syler (865) 986-8132 Michael Gouge (865) 966-9504 WEBSITES & EMAIL ADDRESSES Church Website: www.sjnknox.org School Website: www.sjncs-knox.org Church Email: [email protected] RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES Sunday: 9:35 - 10:20 am (Grades K - 5) Wednesday: 7:00 - 8:15 pm (Grades 6 - 10) CONTACTS 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 WELCOME VISITORS 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 PENTECOST SUNDAY + WEEK OF MAY 18/19, 2013 MASS INTENTIONS 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 Sumrall Tuesday, May 21 7:00 am † Christopher F. Pacitti 8:10 am † Peter Landry Wednesday, May 22 Noon † Ted & Clara Denning 6:00 pm † Laura Blalack May 12, 2013 Collection Church Debt Operation Reduction Last Week Offertory $ 18,475 $ 4,916 Weekly Offertory Budget $ 21,545 $ 7,634 Year to Date Actual $ 919,705 $ 141,715 Year to Date Budget $ 969,525 $ 343,530 YTD Surplus / (Deficit) $ $ (201,815) (49,820) 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 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! 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. Packets explaining Eucharistic Adoration are available. Call the parish office for additional information. TIMES TO BE FILLED 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 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. FOUND A woman’s short, dark gray peacoat was left in the church. Please come by the office to claim. 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. NOTARY PUBLIC 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. MOTHER’S DAY ENVELOPES 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. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL 8781 Meetings are held on the first and third Thursday of each month. All parish knights are encouraged to come and participate in our programs. SUMMER SEMINARIAN 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! GROCERY CERTIFICATES We now have $100 gift certificates to Publix available in the church office and from St. Vincent de Paul. ST. GERARD PRAYER MINISTRY 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. LAST CHANCE! IS YOUR CHILD’S NAME ON THIS LIST? 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] 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. 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 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. HOMESCHOOLING 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:// www.louisvillecatholichomeschooling.com/conference2013/ default.html. 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. CHARISMATIC MASS 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. YOUNG ADULT BIBLE STUDY 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] CATHOLIC SINGLES OF GREATER KNOXVILLE 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). DIOCESE OF KNOXVILLE UNITED IN PRAYER 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. 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. 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 Fall” “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: 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). 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. SAVE THE DATE! 20May 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 REMINDERS Spiritual Reﬂecons Monthly reﬂecons are oﬀered online by the Naonal Council of Catholic Women (NCCW). Visit www.nccw.org 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 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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