March 22, 2015 - St. John Neumann Catholic Church

PHONE: (865) 966-4540 • FAX: (865) 675-6815 •
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.
Rev. Monsignor G. Patrick Garrity, V.E.
Rev. Michael Maples
Rev. Christopher Manning
Donald Amelse, MPS (865) 719-9660
Marquis Syler (865) 986-8132
Jim Lawson (865) 363-3779
Sister Restituta Nyinoweitu
(865) 777-4319
[email protected]
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.
4:30 pm
8:30 am, 10:30 am (choir), 6:00 pm
See inside for Daily and/or Holy Day Mass
9:40 - 10:20 am (Grades K - 5)
7:00 - 8:15 pm (Grades 6 - 10)
RCIA: Wednesday 7:00 - 8:15 pm
5:00 - 5:50 pm
1:30 - 4:30 pm
3:00 - 4:20 pm
Tuesdays - Fridays
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
And by appointment
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 22
8:30 am
† Dan Olson
10:30 am
† James & Maxine Haines
6:00 pm
People of St. John Neumann
Monday, March 23
8:10 am
† Charlie Alberini
Tuesday, March 24
7:00 am
† Bud McGrath
8:10 am
† Shirley Mrochek
Wednesday, March 25
† Emily Byrkit
6:00 pm
RCIA Candidates & Catechumens
Thursday, March 26
7:00 am
Dr. & Mrs. Blair
8:10 am
† Alice Longabard
Saturday, March 28
4:30 pm
Evangelizing Sisters of Mary
March 15, 2015
Last Week Offertory
Weekly Offertory Budget
Year to Date Actual
Year to Date Budget
YTD Surplus (Deficit)
(38,812) $
Home Campaign Results
Total Pledged(Final Adjusted Total): $
Amount Received to Date: $
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
Saturday, March 21
4:30 pm
Sr. Angela Niko
Friday, March 27
8:10 am
† Marion O’Domirok
Financial Stewardship
St John Neumann Fiscal Year
July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015
Mass Intentions
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
Sunday, March 22, Palm Sunday
8:30 am
† Merlin & Lillian Pollock
10:30 am
Brianna Donahue
6:00 pm
People of St. John Neumann
† Repose of the soul
“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.
Midnight - 1:00 am
1:00 - 2:00 am
2:00 - 3:00 am
2:00 - 3:00 am
12:00 - 1:00 pm
11:00 - 12:00 pm
4:00 - 5:00 am
Sponsor of the Week
Please Pray for
the Sick in Our
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 this Friday, and
are followed by the
Knights of Columbus Fish
Dinner in the
school cafeteria.
Doug Varga,
Varga Grand Knight
Don Schreyer,
Schreyer Deputy Grand Knight
Stuart Lewis,
Lewis Financial Secretary
Please visit us at:
You clash with the character of one person or another…. It has to be that way—you are not a dollar bill
to be liked by everyone. Besides, without those clashes which arise in dealing with your neighbors, how
could you ever lose the sharp corners, the edges—imperfections and defects of your character—and
acquire the order, the smoothness, and the firm mildness of charity, of perfection? If your character and
that of those around you were soft and sweet like marshmallows, you would never become a saint. (St.
Josemaría Escrivá)
Mondays from 8:00 – 10:00 pm in the SJN School Gym. All men 18 and over are invited to
participate. Enter the gym through the rear door. For more information contact: Peter McKenzie
at (865) 680-2116.
Coffee and donuts are available in Seton Hall after
Sunday morning Masses!
This Sunday’s host: Education Committee
Family & Parish Life
Grades K-12 Faith Formation
Marilyn Derbyshire
[email protected]
Adult Faith Formation
Sr. Elizabeth Wanyoike
[email protected]
Business Manager
Ellie Sanchez-Valencia
[email protected]
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]
These objects symbolize the physical abuse and sense of abandonment Jesus
suffered during the morning and early afternoon of Good Friday.
The crown of thorns, fashioned and affixed by the Roman soldiers, was an
instrument of pain and ridicule as they mocked Jesus as “King of the Jews.”
The nails were to insure that the Roman sentence of death by crucifixion was
carried out.
Grief Support
St. John Neumann parish will offer Grief Support for adults beginning
Saturday, April 11 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]
There will be a Baptism Preparation Class this 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.
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!
Everyone who lives and believes in me will not die for ever, says the Lord. cf John:11-26
Save these Dates!
Stch? Knit? Crochet? Needlework? JOIN US THIS WEEK on THURSDAY for a me of fellowship at 1 pm in
Seton Hall. Bring whatever you’re working on. Coffee & tea will be provided. Don’t do needle & thread
craing? Come anyway. All are welcome. For more info, email Andrea Russell, [email protected]
The Women’s Club 4th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show is April 18th! Just as last year you can expect
beau(ful clothes, a delicious lunch, & great fashion (ps. Watch The Datebook for more info later this month.
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
Pre-K—6th grade
June 22-26, 9 am-2:30 pm
7th—12th grade
June 21-25, 7-9 pm
Volunteers Needed!!
The Annual St. John Neumann
Easter Egg Hunt
will be
held Saturday, April 4 at 1:00
pm. Please meet in the school
cafeteria from 12:30-1:00 pm.
There will be different age
groups ranging from 2-8 years
old. Refreshments, including
cookies, as well as a goodie bag
for each child, will be provided
after the Hunt.
Individually wrapped candy
donations for the Hunt are
greatly appreciated! Please
bring them to the parish
office by Friday, April 3.
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!
We are in need of 2 host families for the Missionary Team to
provide sleeping arrangements for two college-age men or
two college-age women, as well as breakfast to help get their
day started. With their own transportation, the team
members will leave early and return in the evening, and will
have dinner with various parishioners throughout the week.
The teams will arrive on Saturday evening, June 20, and
depart Friday evening, June 26.
Who's Coming to Dinner? During the week of Totus Tuus,
families of the parish have the opportunity to have the
Missionary Team over for dinner or, if preferred, out to a
restaurant. This is a great way to get to know these wonderful
young men and women. You do not have to have a child
attend Totus Tuus to extend an invitation for the team to share
a meal with you. The four-person team will be at SJN on June
15 - 20.
If you are interested in more Totus Tuus info or participating in
any of these great volunteer opportunities, please contact
Lydia Donahue at [email protected] or (865) 643-1960.
2015 Lent Schedule
Sunday, March 15
RCIA 2nd Scrutiny at the 6:00 pm Mass
Friday, March 20
Stations of the Cross at 6:00 pm
Fish Dinner at 6:30 pm
Saturday, March 21
RCIA 3rd Scrutiny at the 4:30 pm Mass
Friday, March 27
Stations of the Cross 6:00 pm
Fish Dinner at 7:00 pm
Palm Sunday, March 29
Regular Mass Schedule
Tuesday, March 31
Chrism Mass (Sacred Heart Cathedral) at 7:30 pm
Holy Thursday, April 2
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00 pm
Good Friday, April 3
Passion of the Lord Service at 3:00 pm
Easter Vigil, April 4
Mass at 8:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 5
Mass at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, and 12:30 pm
Monday, April 6
No Mass
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 shutins, 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.
SJN Youth Ministry Launches Shoe Collection Drive to raise money for youth participation at the National
Catholic Youth Conference
Shoe donations will also support micro-enterprises in developing nations and reduce what goes into landfills.
St. John Neumann Youth Ministry is conducting a shoe collection drive from March 15 – June 15 to raise funds
for youth to participate in the National 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 donating gently worn, used, or new shoes.
All donated shoes will then be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise partners in
developing nations. This helps impoverished people start, maintain, and grow businesses in countries such as
Haiti, Honduras, and other nations in Central America and Africa. Proceeds from the shoe sales are used to
feed, clothe, and house their families. One budding entrepreneur in Haiti 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 donating 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.
Diocese of Knoxville Chancery Office • 805 S. Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 • (865) 584-3307 •
Need a speaker for your service club or guild or know of a group who might?
Catholic Charities program staff and executive director are happy to present
information and inspirational stories that are sure to enlighten and motivate your
group to action! Call Sherrie at 865-524-9896 Ext 1005 to schedule.
When doing your spring cleaning, don't forget those jewelry boxes! Ladies of Charity
accepts donations of costume/fashion jewelry. Your unwanted jewelry can help feed
and clothe the poor!! Donations can be dropped off at 120 W.Baxter Ave., Monday thru
Friday from 9:30-4:00 p.m. Feel free to call Sharon at (865) 335-1108 if you have any
Calvary Cemetery Clean-up!
Saturday, March 28, from 10 am-12 pm will be clean-up day at Calvary Cemetery, our Catholic cemetery
in Knoxville (located at 2000 Martin Luther King Blvd.) Bring gloves, rakes, tarps, clippers, pruning
shears, leaf flowers, and saws! There will be people there to instruct you on where work is needed. For
more information, please contact Mary Catherine Willard at (865) 964-3619.
Please accept an invitation to the celebration of Tenebrae at Holy Ghost Church, Monday March
30, at 7 pm. The Office of Tenebrae (which means “darkness” or “shadow”) is a Holy Week devotion that
dates back to the seventh or eighth century A.D. and is characterized by the successive extinguishing of
candles as the service progresses. No service during the entire church year is more biblical: almost every
word of Tenebrae is taken verbatim from Scriptures.
Are you homeschooling or considering homeschooling? The Knoxville chapter of Catholic
Schoolhouse cordially invites you to an information night Tuesday, March 24 at 7 pm in the Deacon
Jose Room at St. Thomas the Apostle, Lenoir City. Catholic Schoolhouse is a co-op based on the
classical education model. For more details, please visit or email Michelle
Pokelwaldt at [email protected] or Bridget Shoecraft at [email protected]
Diocesan Festival of Families
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Saturday, June 6, join families from across the diocese celebrate a
“Festival of Families” at St. John Neumann parish in Farragut. The festival is based on the 2015 World
Meeting of Families theme of Love is Our Mission; The Family Fully Alive. Come and share this faith
experience with the whole family. There will be workshops, cultural demonstrations, picnic fun and a
special guest speaker. Our guest speaker will be Fr. Leo Patlinghug, founder and director of Grace
Before Meals, host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN and Co-Host for the radio show Entertaining
Truth on Sirius XM. The festival is sponsored by the Offices of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment and
Hispanic Ministry. Watch for more details!
Knoxville Area Rescue Ministries helps to
clothe some 100 plus homeless men on a
regular basis. These men do not have
money for clothing at this time as they are
working towards getting back on their feet
again, so any items donated are given
away free of charge. SJN Parishioner,
Robert Gipson is happy to pick up any
donations of men’s clothing you may have.
If you would like to donate, please contact
Robert at (865) 214-4142 or
[email protected]
Pontifical Good Friday Collection for the
Holy Land. Please be generous on Good
Friday, April 3, in support of the Pontifical
Collection for the Holy Land. This
collection, in the words of Paul VI is “not
only for the Holy Places but above all for
those pastoral, charitable, educational, and
social works which the Church supports in
the Holy Land for the welfare of their
Christian brethren and of the local
communities.” You generosity also assists
those such as the Franciscans who have
been in the Holy Land since 1209 caring
for the poor, protecting the Holy shrines,
and keeping the light of Christianity alive.
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 parish office for any other information.
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.
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 Prior to setting the date for your wedding, you are required to plan an initial meeting with a parish priest.
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.