March 15, 2015 - St. John Neumann Catholic Church

ST. JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC CHURCH
633 SAINT JOHN COURT • KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE 37934
PHONE: (865) 966-4540 • FAX: (865) 675-6815 • www.sjnknox.org
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.
PASTOR
Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity, V.E.
FULLFULL-TIME
ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Rev. Michael Maples
PART--TIME
PART
ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Rev. Christopher Manning
DEACONS
PASTORAL ASSOCIATE
Donald Amelse, MPS (865) 719-9660
Marquis Syler (865) 986-8132
Jim Lawson (865) 363-3779
Sister Restituta Nyinoweitu
(865) 777-4319
[email protected]
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 Jane at 675-3930 or [email protected]
Registration packets are available in the parish office. Registered parishioners
are asked to notify the office of any changes in contact information.
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturdays
4:30 pm
Sundays
8:30 am, 10:30 am (choir), 6:00 pm
See inside for Daily and/or Holy Day Mass
Schedule
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Sunday
9:40 - 10:20 am (Grades K - 5)
Wednesday
7:00 - 8:15 pm (Grades 6 - 10)
RCIA: Wednesday 7:00 - 8:15 pm
RITE OF RECONCILIATION
Wednesdays
5:00 - 5:50 pm
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Mondays
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Saturdays
3:00 - 4:20 pm
Tuesdays - Fridays
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
And by appointment
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT + WEEK OF MARCH 15, 2015
GENERAL INFORMATION
Office E-mail: [email protected]
Announcement Deadlines
Bulletin: Mondays, 8:00 am (Flyers may be submitted for the 2nd
weekend of the month.) All submissions must be via e-mail.
Ambo: Fridays, 8:00 am
Prayer Chain: Renee Hamilton, [email protected]
High School Youth Ministry meets every Sunday evening after
the 6 pm Mass until 9:30 pm in Seton Hall. All youth in grades 8
-12 are invited to attend!
Coming into the Catholic Church
Are you interested in learning about the Catholic faith? Questions or
concerns? Wondering how to become a Catholic? If so, please contact
Sr. Elizabeth, Adult Faith Formation Coordinator.
Altar Flowers
If you are interested in donating flowers on the altar for the
weekend Masses, please see the sign-up book in the narthex.
Once you have decided on a weekend, please contact
Myra Fancher to discuss arrangement and payment.
Sunday, March 15
8:30 am
† Merlin & Lillian Pollock
10:30 am
† Mary McIntee
6:00 pm
People of St. John Neumann
Monday, March 16
8:10 am
† Emily Byrkit
Tuesday, March 17
7:00 am
† Linda Swift
8:10 am
*No Mass (SJNCS Spring Break)*
Wednesday, March 18
Noon
† John Pittman
6:00 pm
† Joseph Kaiser
Thursday, March 19
7:00 am
Donald Nicholson
8:10 am
*No Mass (SJNCS Spring Break)*
Saturday, March 21
4:30 pm
Sr. Angela Niko
March 8, 2015
Church
Operation
Debt
Reduction
Last Week Offertory
$
20,988
$
2,271
Weekly Offertory Budget
$
22,680
$
7,634
Year to Date Actual
$
781,929
$
121,534
Year to Date Budget
$
816,480
$
274,824
YTD Surplus (Deficit)
$
(34,551) $
(153,290)
Home Campaign Results
Total Pledged(Final Adjusted Total): $
1,862,260
Amount Received to Date: $
294,590
Serve God With Loving Hearts,
Joyfully Embrace Our Christian
Faith, Nurture Individual and
Academic Excellence
Saint John Neumann Catholic School
625 St. John Court
Knoxville, TN 37934
Phone: (865) 777-0077
Fax: (865) 777-0087
www.sjncs-knox.org
Saturday, March 14
4:30 pm
Jurita Nyamutindirwa
Friday, March 20
8:10 am
School children of St. John Neumann
Financial Stewardship
St John Neumann Fiscal Year
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Collection
Mass Intentions
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 for
students. Please contact the school office for further
information.
Sunday, March 22
8:30 am
† Dan Olson
10:30 am
† James & Maxine Haines
6:00 pm
People of St. John Neumann
† Repose of the soul
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)
Packets explaining Eucharistic Adoration are available. Contact Anita
Gouge (966-9504 or [email protected]) or Sue Conway, Evening
Division Leader (966-1736) for more information.
TIMES TO BE FILLED
Monday:
Midnight - 1:00 am
Monday:
1:00 - 2:00 am
Thursday:
2:00 - 3:00 am
Friday:
2:00 - 3:00 am
Saturday:
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Sunday:
11:00 - 12:00 pm
Sunday:
4:00 - 5:00 am
Sponsor of the Week
Please Pray for
the Sick in Our
Parish
Listed are the names of
the parishioners we are
praying for at Mass.
Please continue to keep
them in your prayers.
Larry Edwards
Jim Froula, Sr.
Sarah Holmes
Vann Johnston, Sr.
Stations of the
Cross begin at 6
pm every Friday
during Lent,
followed by the Knights of
Columbus Fish
Dinner in the
school cafeteria.
PARISH STAFF
Family & Parish Life
Grades K-12 Faith Formation
Marilyn Derbyshire
777-4312
[email protected]
Adult Faith Formation
Sr. Elizabeth Wanyoike
777-4313
[email protected]
Business Manager
Ellie Sanchez-Valencia
777-4311
[email protected]
Secretary
Mary Hearnsberger
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant
Lilia Walker, 777-4316
[email protected]
Music Coordinator
Choir Director
Jonathan Leichman
[email protected]
Contemporary Ensemble
Kay Marie Hodge, 712-1707
Youth Ministry
Al Forsythe
[email protected]
Facilities Manager
Harry Schukman
[email protected]
COUNCIL 8781
Doug Varga,
Varga Grand Knight
Don Schreyer,
Schreyer Deputy Grand Knight
Stuart Lewis,
Lewis Financial Secretary
Please visit us at: www.kofc8781.org
Do you laugh because I tell you that you have a ‘vocation to marriage?’ Well, you have just that—a
vocation. Commend yourself to Saint Raphael that he may keep you pure, as he did Tobias, until the
end of the way. (St. Josemaría Escrivá)
In Sympathy
Please remember in your prayers the soul of Vincent Patrick
Ellis, husband of Peggy Ellis and parishioner of SJN, who
passed away on March 4. May his soul and the souls of all
the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.
Save the Date!
SJN Easter Egg Hunt
April 4!
NEW LENTEN BANNERS
The Art and Environment Committee under the direction of Monsignor Garrity commissioned a new set of
Lenten banners to be designed and made for St. John Neumann Church.
Thanks to Classic Alterations and Monograms for carefully and thoughtfully executing our designs and to
members of the committee for creating the banners from first pencil stroke to final knot.
The committee wants to share with the parish the meanings of the new banner symbols. Thanks to the parish
for its always generous support of time, talent, and treasure.
CHALICE AND BREAD
These images represent the institution of the Eucharist by Jesus during His final
Passover feast with His assembled Apostles in Jerusalem. With the communal cup of
wine and unleavened bread the feast of Holy Thursday connects the ancient Passover
of Moses and the Israelites to the New Covenant of Jesus and to the Mass we
celebrate and participate in today.
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 Bri at (843) 469-3552 or [email protected] if
you would like to receive prayers or if you will volunteer to pray.
JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENT!
“ILLUSIONS OF THE MAGI”
Wonders for the Mind and Truth for the Soul
The private thoughts and mystical revelations of “Mirgo the Magician” are
dramatized in this one man play. Suitable for the whole family and true to the
teaching of the Catholic Church; magician David Russell entertains and evangelizes
in this unique presentation to benefit the poor through the charitable work of St.
Vincent De Paul.
MARCH 25 AT 7:00 PM
St. John Neumann School Gymnasium
Activities & Events for the Ladies of St. John Neumann
All Ladies of St. John Neumann are automatic members of the Women’s Club! Please note in your Smartphone, iPad,
iPod, or Datebook these upcoming SJN Women’s Club events and activities. Hope to see you at an event soon!
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Psalm 23:1-3
March
26
Save these Dates!
Stch? Knit? Crochet? Needlework? Bring whatever you’re working on and join us for a me of fellowship
every 4th Thursday of the month at 1 p.m. in Seton Hall. Our first gathering will be Thursday, March 26th.
Coffee & tea will be provided. Don’t do needle & thread cra/ing? Come anyway. All are welcome. For more
info, email Andrea Russell [email protected]
Coming The Women’s Club 4th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show is April 18th! Just as last year you can expect
Soon
beauful clothes, a delicious lunch, and great fashion ps. Watch The Datebook for more info later this
month.
SJN Youth Ministry Launches
Shoe Collec-on Drive to raise
money for Youth Par-cipa-on
at the Na-onal Catholic Youth
Conference
Shoe donaons will also support
micro-enterprises in developing naons and reduce what goes
into landfills.
St. John Neumann Youth Ministry is conduc ng a shoe collec on
drive from March 15 – June 15 to raise funds for youth to
par cipate in the Na onal Catholic Youth Conference. SJN Youth
Ministry will earn funds based on the number of pairs collected,
as Funds2Orgs will purchase all of the donated goods. Those
dollars will benefit our young people. Anyone can help by
dona ng gently worn, used, or new shoes.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the
Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in developing
na ons. This helps impoverished people start, maintain, and
grow businesses in countries such as Hai , Honduras, and other
na ons in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe
sales are used to feed, clothe, and house their families. One
budding entrepreneur in Hai even earned enough to send her
son to law school.
“We are excited about our shoe drive," said Al Forsythe,
Coordinator of Youth Ministry. "We know that most people have
extra shoes in their closets they would like donate to us and help
those less fortunate become self-sufficient. It’s a win-win for
everyone.”
By dona ng shoes to the SJN Youth Ministry, the shoes will be
given a second chance and make a difference in people’s lives. All
shoes can be dropped off in the narthex or parish office.
BAPTISM PREP CLASS
There will be a Baptism Preparation Class next
Sunday, March 22, at 1:00 pm in the school. Parents
planning to have their child baptized must attend if
they have not already been to one in the last three
years. For any questions, please contact Quent or
Diane Below at 675-3623.
SVDP LENTEN LADIES OF CHARITY FOOD DRIVE
AND OPPORTUNITY FOR SERVICE HOURS
Thank you for your past donations to our semi-annual St Vincent de Paul
food drives to support the Ladies of Charity Food Pantry. Food
donations from St. John Neumann Parish are a major support to this vital
ministry. The number of families needing help in our community is still
very great.
We will again be collecting non-perishable items after all Masses this
weekend and next. Lists of items requested by the Ladies of Charity will
be available after Masses this weekend, or you may ask a St. Vincent de
Paul member for more information. Either a variety of individual items or
cases of a particular item are always appreciated. Cash, checks, and
grocery gift cards are also gratefully accepted to fill the need!
This is a great opportunity for service hours for teen volunteers who
would like to assist with receiving, sorting, and packing food items. Any
and all volunteers are greatly needed and greatly appreciated. Please
call Phyllis Cada at 966-8862 to sign up for service hours or to
volunteer. Please arrive 30-45 minutes before any Mass on the
weekends of food collection to help out or join us
after Mass to help weigh the food and/or to load
boxes into vans. Those who helped in the Fall
were appreciated more than we can say—thank
you!
May God bless you deeply for your generosity
and assistance and for your prayers for those in
need.
DONATIONS NEEDED!
Please consider helping this great mission opportunity for our young people!
Appalachian Experience:
On Monday, April 6—Friday, April 10, members of the Youth Ministry program will be
traveling once again to Osage, WV to help the people in need in the Appalachian region of
West Virginia. The young people will participate in a variety of experiences, including
building ramps and decks for shut-ins, replacing roofs and repairing sheetrock, along with
some minor electrical work as well as opportunities to visit with the elderly and homebound
of this coal mining region.
Your help is needed! We are looking for individuals or businesses who can help defray
some of the costs associated with this mission trip. Gift cards (Lowes, Home Depot, 84 Lumber, or Kroger preferred) for supplies or
cash donations to help finance some of the projects would be greatly appreciated. Any donations can be dropped off at the parish office
or placed in the collection basket in an envelope marked Youth Mission Trip.
Our fund raising goal for this year is $3,500. Please consider supporting this great experience for our youth and those whom we will serve.
Troop 125
St. John Neumann Boy
Scouts bagged a lot of
trash this past weekend
along the stream at the
corner of Campbell Station
and Grigsby Chapel. The
troop recently adopted the
PopeFrancesteachesusthat“Inthepoorandoutcastwesee
stream as part of its
Christ’sface;bylovingandhelpingthepoor,weloveand
commitment to keep the waterways of our community
serveChrist.”
clean. The St. John Neumann Boy Scouts proudly proclaim
our oath:
DuringtheLentenseasonweareespeciallycalledtoshow
On my honor, I will do my best
devotionandloveforChristbyservingandcaringforthe
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the
needsofHisprecious,impoverishedchildren.
Scout Law;
PleaseConsider
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Aging)isaninternationalnonprofitorganizationfoundedby
layCatholicsgroundedintheGospeltoassistintheneedsof
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UnboundOrganizationhasvisitedSt.JohnNeumann
Churchandotherareachurchesonoccasionsinthepast
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extremepovertyanddestitutionandinneedofthemost
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Ifyouareinterestedinsponsoringoneofthesechildren,
pleasecontacttheUnboundAmbassadoratSJN,Joanne
Perkins,[email protected]
To help other people at all times;
To keep myself physically strong, mentally
awake and morally straight.
Believe it or not, it is time to start planning for
VBS 2015! This summer our Parish will be
hosting Totus Tuus a Catholic summer
program for youth from Pre-K to 12th grade
that is sure to be fun and exciting! Two
separate programs are offered:
Pre-K—6th grade
June 22-26
9 am to 2:30 pm
7th—12th grade
June 21-25
7 to 9 pm
Fourchildrenremainavailableforsomeonetocareforthem
forfinanciallyandtoprovideloveandguidancethrough
lettersfromyou.Theirindividualpacketsincludepictures,
biographicalinformation,andhelpfulinformationabout
sponsorship.Themonthlytaxdeductiblecontributionis
$33.00.
Thankyouforyourprayersandsupport.
Volunteers Needed!!
ADULTS
Needed for:
• classroom supervision
(daytime & evening)
• snack help
TEENS (7-12th grade)
Needed June 22-26 from
8:45 am to 2:45 pm
Positions are limited!
If interested, please contact Lydia Donahue at
[email protected]
Path Toward Healing
Grief Support
Finding Peace and Acceptance After the Death of a
Loved One
St. John Neumann parish is offering
grief support sessions for adults
beginning Saturday, April 11 at 10:00 a.m.
Path Toward Healing
is an 8 week Catholic-based
grief support program for the bereaved.
If you have lost a loved one,
you are warmly invited to participate
in this opportunity for prayer and healing
as you journey through your time of grief.
For more information, contact facilitator
Natalie Tabler at [email protected] or 357357-1818
To register, contact
Marilyn Derbyshire at [email protected] or 777777-4312
I will turn their mourning into joy,
I will console and gladden them after their sorrows.
Jeremiah 31:13b
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 parish 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 is 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 (more information can be found at
dioknox.org). Prior to setting the date for your wedding, you are required to plan an initial meeting with a parish priest.
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.