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 FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT + WEEK OF MARCH 22, 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 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 Noon † 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 Church Operation Debt Reduction Last Week Offertory $ 18,419 $ 815 Weekly Offertory Budget $ 22,680 $ 7,634 Year to Date Actual $ 800,348 $ 122,349 Year to Date Budget $ 839,160 $ 282,458 YTD Surplus (Deficit) $ (38,812) $ (160,109) Home Campaign Results Total Pledged(Final Adjusted Total): $ 1,862,260 Amount Received to Date: $ 296,050 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 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 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, 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 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 this Friday, and are followed by the Knights of Columbus Fish Dinner in the school cafeteria. 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 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) KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEN’S BASKETBALL 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 NEW BANNER CROWN OF THORNS AND NAILS 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] 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] BAPTISM PREP CLASS 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. 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! Everyone who lives and believes in me will not die for ever, says the Lord. cf John:11-26 March 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. Coming Soon 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-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 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 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. DIOCESAN NEWS Diocese of Knoxville Chancery Office • 805 S. Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 • (865) 584-3307 • www.dioknox.org 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 questions. 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 catholicschoolhouse.com or email Michelle Pokelwaldt at [email protected] or Bridget Shoecraft at [email protected] SAVE THE DATE! 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! MENS CLOTHING NEEDED 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. 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. 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