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 PARTPART-TIME 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 675675-3930 or [email protected] [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 SUNDAY OF DIVINE MERCY + WEEK OF APRIL 12, 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, 660-6964, to discuss arrangement and payment. Financial Stewardship St John Neumann Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 Church Operation Debt Reduction Last Week Offertory $ 24,237 $ 4,421 Weekly Offertory Budget $ 22,680 $ 7,634 Year to Date Actual $ 863,456 $ 130,056 Year to Date Budget $ 907,200 $ 305,360 YTD Surplus (Deficit) $ (43,744) $ (175,304) Home Campaign Results Total Pledged(Final Adjusted Total): $ 1,862,260 Amount Received to Date: $ 325,643 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, April 11 4:30 pm Apostles of Jesus Sunday, April 12 8:30 am Living & deceased members of the Knights of Columbus Council 8781 and their families 10:30 am People of St. John Neumann 6:00 pm Prayer Blanket Recipients Monday, April 13 8:10 am Donald Nicholson Tuesday, April 14 7:00 am † Marge Brown & the living & deceased members of her family 8:10 am † Deceased members of the Milek Family Wednesday, April 15 Noon † John Hurley 6:00 pm Maria Arena Thursday, April 16 7:00 am † Linda Swift 8:10 am † Deceased members of the Baile Family Friday, April 17 8:10 am † Emily Byrkit April 5, 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. Saturday, April 18 4:30 pm † Rickie Amelse Sunday, April 19 8:30 am Prayer Blanket Recipients 10:30 am People of St. John Neumann 6:00 pm † Mary & Henry Schmidt † 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 Monday: 3:00-4:00 pm Thursday: 2:00 - 3:00 am Thursday: 7:00-8:00 pm Friday: 2:00 - 3:00 am Saturday: 12:00 - 1:00 pm Saturday: 7:00 - 8:00 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. Deacon Don Amelse Larry Edwards Sarah Holmes Vann Johnston, Sr. Deacon Jim Lawson Candy LeMay Gay Riley 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 You'll never be a leader if you see others only as stepping stones to get ahead. You'll be a leader if you are ambitious for the salvation of all souls. You can't live with your back turned on everyone; you have to be eager to make others happy. (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. Save the Date! Please join us for the St. Gerard Ministry Social THIS SUNDAY, April 12th from 4:00-6:00p.m. in Seton Hall. We will have refreshments and fellowship, along with a talk on The Vocation of Motherhood by Sr. Restituta that you won't want to miss! RSVP to Bri at [email protected] or 843-469-3552. 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. The time to celebrate God's Divine Mercy is here! THIS SUNDAY, April 12, 12 please bring your family to SJN and join us to celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday in the church from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. We will begin with an outdoor Eucharistic Procession. Procession After the procession, we will go into the church for prayers, Eucharistic Exposition, the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, Benediction, and Veneration of our solemnly blessed Divine Mercy Image. Colombia Mission Trip 2015 – One Heart, One Mission We are soliciting any Rosaries and holy medals you may want to donate. St. John Neumann parishioners once again will be participating in the Colombia Mission Trip 2015, June 8-June 24, which will consist of youth and adults from throughout our Diocese, as well as Arizona, Indiana, and Texas. The purpose of the mission trip is to serve as “the Hands and Feet of Christ” in Marsella, a small village in the Andes Mountains, located westnorthwest of Bogota, the capital of Colombia. Please see the basket in the narthex. We deeply thank you! Mother’s Day Pro-life Opportunity. Volunteers will be available after each Mass this weekend and next so families and individuals may sign up to be a part of a community billboard campaign during the month of May. St. John Neumann parish will have their Mother's Day pro-life message on a billboard in Farragut. Along with the billboard, two denominational publications have agreed to run pro-life ads listing the names of the supporters: The Baptist and Reflector and The East Tennessee Catholic, which have statewide and regional circulation. To have your name or your family's name included in the ad, please fill out the forms available after each Mass ($15 per person and $20 per family). If you have any questions, please call the TRL office at 689-1339. Thank you for your support! 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! Blessed are they who have not seen, but still believe. John 20:29 April Save these Dates! Divas! Join us April 18th under the dogwoods for the Women’s Club 4th Annual Luncheon & Fashion Show! TICKETS ON SALE NOW and a*er all Masses. Just as last year you can expect beauful clothes, a delicious lunch, great fashion ps, and SHOPPING!! Fashions this year will be presented by Veronica G Bouque. 18 S.tch? Knit? Crochet? Needlework? JOIN us at 1 pm in Seton Hall and bring whatever you’re working on. Coﬀee & tea will be provided. Don’t do needle & thread cra7ing? Come anyway. All are welcome. For more info email Andrea Russell at [email protected] 23 2323-25 The Knoxville Council of Catholic Women Conven.on is April 23-25 at the Holiday Inn West on Cedar Bluﬀ. Register to a'end all or part of the convenon. Bishop Ska will celebrate opening Mass, April 23rd, 4:30 pm at St. John Neumann. Visit kdccw.org for full details and registraon. Silent Aucon at the Fashion/Luncheon Show on April 18th Proceeds will beneﬁt the Women’s Club. This has been made possible due to the generosity of Monsignor Garrity. We will have over 50 pieces worn by his grandmother, parents, and aunts. These are a few of the pieces being auconed. A note from our St. Vincent de Paul Society: 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!! 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. A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who donated in any way to the Lenten Food Drive to benefit the clients at Ladies of Charity. The food and money collected over the two weeks totaled 2,730 pounds and $3,230. What a generous parish we have! A special thank you is sent to all those who helped to collect, sort and deliver the food, especially the young people who volunteered. Some of them are: Elizabeth, Riley, Sara, Matthew, Patrick, Aleck, Steve, Alex, Gloria, Carol, Ethan, Mary, Landis, Angela, Jerrica and others whose names we may have missed. We are extremely grateful to the Shurina family for the generous loan of their van, used to collect and deliver the food. The St. Vincent de Paul conference at SJN sponsors a food drive twice a year, and we look forward to seeing a good turnout in the fall for the next collection. God bless you for all you do for those in need. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY \\ SJN hosts a conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our SVDP conference is a principal element of social action within our parish. You can turn your prayer and faith into action and be the face of Jesus to others. Please come and join us! We meet on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month in the school library at 10:00 am. Anyone interested in serving or learning more about SVDP is welcome to attend. We serve the poor in the greater Knoxville community with the use of a hotline number (865) 963-6867. We convey the love of Christ and offer hope to callers of all races and creeds. We provide confidential assistance to SJN families, as well as stranded travelers, people facing eviction or utility cut-off, or those in need of food. We refer callers to local agencies and other organizations available to help them with their needs, and we provide direct financial assistance in many cases. Much of our funding comes through the generous support of the parish, but we receive taxdeductible donations, and we raise money through our poor boxes and through the grocery certificate program. Thank you for your support and prayers! DIOCESAN NEWS Diocese of Knoxville Chancery Office • 805 S. Northshore Dr., Knoxville, TN 37919 • (865) 584-3307 • www.dioknox.org Ladies of Charity Golf Tournament You can help the Ladies of Charity continue to assist those in need by supporting their 7th Annual Golf Tourney. Sign up as a team, individual player, sponsor a hole, or donate a team or individual prize. Friday, May 1, at Egwani Farms Golf Course Check-in/Breakfast at 7:30 am Shotgun Start at 8:30 am $125 per player -- Includes Mulligans Four Person Teams - Select Shot (scramble format) For details, contact Joe Fuhr: [email protected] or (865) 693-1810 National Collection for Catholic Home Missions Appeal. Please be generous in supporting the Catholic Home Missions Appeal on April 26. This collection helps to strengthen the Catholic Church in the United States in its 87 mission territories. As the Diocese of Knoxville is one of the smallest dioceses in the nation, it is a direct beneficiary of Catholic Home Missions assistance. Your generosity in support of this appeal is greatly appreciated for the additional blessings it brings to the Diocese of Knoxville. Thank you! St. John Neumann Catholic Church Easter Flowers and Decorations In Memory Of: Donated By: Margaret & Kenneth Jamison Isabella & Fernando Angelelli Jamison, Angelelli, Billings & Scoleri Grandparents Helen Smithson Andy Johnson…………………………..Joy & Tony Angelleli Frederic Dean Wells, Sr………………..Joy & Tony Angelleli Alice Longabard Fred M. Longabard Tim Ansink Ted Ansink, Sr…………………………..Clare & Ted Ansink In Memory Of: Donated By: Ted & Clara Denning, Sr. Edward & Johanna Braun Andrew Denning Bill & Evelyn Braun Jack & Delores Weaver Olive Braun Judy Weaver Johnny Weaver Bob Miley Mark LaGrange……………………Ted & Phyllis Denning The Witkowski & Embrose Families …………...Ken & Kathy Embrose Antonucci & Ventura Families…...Dario & Annette Antonucci Laura Mileto, our loving mother and grandmother, always in our hearts………..Robert, Laurette, Colin & Samantha Beekman Deceased members of the Castro & Gibson Families ………………The Gibson Family Winnifred Reed……………………………….Karen Golden John Kuzmick J. Walter Beeler Angeline & Dominic Zingrone Stephen Killian, Jr. Stephen Killian, Sr…………………Mr. & Mrs. James Beeler Dylan Clay Boswell Carolyn Clay…………………………...Dionne Clay Boswell James & Geraldine Willingham David Lawrence Hamilton………Steven & Renee Hamilton Frank & Theresa Pessolano John Hodak, Jr. Alfons & Helen Mamrowich…………Ken & Theresa Hodak William & Joy Holston……………………….Mary Holston James Alm Anthony Alm Ida Balulis……………………….Ms. Patricia A. Cochonour Crowe Family Lucero Family…………………………………..Steve Crowe Henry Blanc Phyllis Ellison Edward Fallon, Sr. Mr. & Mrs. William Dalton Jim Blanc…………………………….Mr. & Mrs. Jay Dalton Edward & Johanna Braun Ted & Clara Denning, Sr. Members of the military……………………...Susan Denning James DeBerardinis Thomas Huggins Jean Huggins……………………...Scott & Teresa Huggins Bob Hughes………………………………….Lucille Hughes Tom & Brenda Pekarchick Charlotte Boyd Steele Johnson Rembert & Mary Johnson Alice & Oscar Dozier Leland & Virgie England John & Helen Pekarchick…………..Jeff & Michelle Johnson Jean & Pasquale Locurto Evelyn & Victor Frederickson……….Christine & Jason Kear In Memory Of: Donated By: Robert M. Hempstead Emily K. Hempstead James F. Kearney Robert J. Hando Robert F. Hempstead…………………..Dan & Joan Kearney Deceased members of the John & Emma Brown Family, and the Marshal & Frances Brothers Family Ken Kerbyson Susan Kerbyson Stan Kerbyson John Russel Davies………………...Patricia Kerbyson-Davies Nita & John Gore Josephine & Jack Layland Helen Triolo……………………….Laura & Michael Layland In Memory Of: Donated By: James F. Smith, Jr. Deceased members of the Smith & Kaczmarek Families …...…..………………….Mrs. Kathy Smith Dennis Collins Joan Tomasello Herbert & Etta Eastwood Jim & Marie Smith…………………….Jim & Barbara Smith Grace & Joseph Stafford Anna & Andy Gross James D. Gross “Little Charlie” Kathleen & Pete Toth ……....Mary Stafford & Kay & Drew Gross Frank Lijana………………………………...Charlene Lijana Tony Licata Tom Stokes………………………Sally Stokes & Nina Licata Jim & Sue Crotteau Joe & Margaret Lisson………..The Lisson & Kelley Families Louis & Mary Saikley Bernard & Stephen Stratman………...Phillip & Edy Stratman Dr. Jim Madigan………………………The Madigan Family The Cieciwa Family……………………………...Susan Suter Milton & Regina Paape………..Mr. & Mrs. Charles J. Meyer Elizabeth & Theodore Luther Albert Szajkowski Dorothy Degga Bettye Russo Edith Wimbler…………………….John & Lynne Szajkowski Margaret, James & John Francis, mother & brothers of Peggy Margaret & Edwin Phares, parents of Robert …………………….Peggy & Robert Phares The Poczobut Family………………...Bernet & Fay Poczobut Thomas James & Helen Bristow Ben, Sr. & Mary Ragusa…………..Peter & Elizabeth Ragusa Clarabelle Remeta Deceased members of the Walter & Kassel Families ………...John & Gail-Marie Walter Ramon Wilson…………....Dennis Wilson & Marilyn Snyder All family and friends who donated for our Easter flowers anonymously. 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.