THE MOST HOLY TRINITY
JUNE 7. 2020
My Dear Parishioners,
We have resumed public Mass and carefully thought out guidelines with the health and safety of others in mind. We also have resumed weekday Masses at 8:30am Tuesday thru Saturday and Mass intentions have been re-scheduled since stopping daily Mass in early March.
Before I summarize the guidelines for resuming public Masses for you, I would like to thank you for two things:
- For the inspiring ways in which you have found to connect with Masses online and for your faithfulness in enriching your life with Spiritual Communion.
- For your generosity and faithfulness in continuing your tithes to the parish. As far as I know, we are just about OK in meeting our expenses, which, of course, we try our best to limit.
- The Bishop still excuses all from the obligation to attend Mass. If for any reason you do not feel comfortable or safe, you are excused from attending Mass.
- All will be asked to wear facemasks from the parking lot before Mass to the parking lot after Mass, removing them only to receive Holy Communion.
- There will be only one entrance to the Church and two exits. Hand sanitizers will be required at the entrance and before receiving communion.
- Seating will be restricted Families may sit together. Others will be asked to respect the 6 feet safe distance.
- When you arrive you will be asked to sit in the front pews first. Please follow the instructions of the ushers.
- When it is time for Holy Communion, ushers will invite the parishioners to come out row by row.
- The ushers will also direct the faithful to leave after Mass row by row.
- When leaving you will be asked not to enjoy our usual visiting and socializing, but rather to go directly to your cars and depart.
- There will be a basket at the entrance to receive your contributions. We will not pass the basket as we usually do.
- There will be no singing. The hymnals are removed for the time being.
- We will continue to live stream 11 AM Mass on Sundays until restrictions are lifted.
MAY GOD CONTINUE TO PROTECT US AND HELP US GROW SPIRITUALLY IN THIS DIFFICULT TIME. LET US PRAY FOR EACH OTHER ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO WORSHIP WITH US. THANK YOU, FR. JOSEPH
THE CHURCH DOORS ARE OPEN FOR PRIVATE PRAYER DAILY (~ 9AM UNTIL 7PM~) Daily Mass is celebrated at 8:30 am Tuesday thru Saturday
Father Joseph has begun bringing Holy Communion to the shut-ins. He will not be visiting inside the home, but will distribute the Eucharist at the front door for those who can not attend holy Mass. If you wish to receive Communion, and cannot get to mass, please call the church office.
Sat. Jun 6th ~ 8:30 SI of Fr. Joseph
5:00pm~+Deborah Hourdajain/Audrey V.
Sun. Jun 7~ 8am~SI Kim Cave&Baby/S Collins
11am~SI Parishioners of N.D
Mon Jun 8 ~ NO MASS
Tue Jun 9 ~ 8:30~ +Robert Ferraro by Audrey
Wed, Jun 10~ 8:30~Roberto Espinosa/Carmen
Thu, Jun 11~ 8:30~SI~Reva Alcoser/Susan C.
Fri, Jun 12~ 8:30~+JohnD McGrath/Karen&Bill
Sat Jun 13~ 8:30~ SI of Fr Joseph
5:00pm~SI Marlene DiLareto/SAlter
DAILY BIBLE READINGS
Mon. June 8 ~1Kgs 17:1-6; Mt 5:1-12
Tues. June 9~1 Kgs 17: 7-16; Mt 5: 13-16 (360)
Wed. June 10 ~ 1Kgs 18:20-39; Mt 5: 17-19 (361)
Thur. June 11~ Acts11:21b-26,13: 1-3 Mt 5: 20-26 (362)
Fri. June 12 ~ 1 Kgs 19: 9a, 11-16; Mt 5: 27-32 (363)
Sat. June 13~ 1 Kgs 19: 19-21; Mt 5: 33-37 (364)
SAINTS FEAST DAYS CELEBRATED THIS WEEK
Tues, June 9~St Ephrem, Deacon & Doctor of the Church,
Thu, June 11: St Barnabus, Apostle;
Sat, June13~St Anthony of Padua, Priest & Doctor of the Church
THE HOLY FATHERS PRAYER INTENTION FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2020
Prayer Intention for Evangelization-
The Way of the Heart
We pray that all those who suffer may find their way in life, allowing themselves to be touched by the Heart of Jesus.
REQUESTING PRAYERS FOR VICTIMS OF THE CORONAVIRUS, MAY ALL THE SOULS REST IS THE PEACE OF CHRIST, OUR LIVING SAVIOR: all Healthcare providers, the homebound, nursing-home patients, those hospitalized; all who need healing and health: For all parishioners who have requested prayers, for their relatives in need of prayer. Also pray: Dcn Tim Marcey, Liz Hocutt, Eleanor LaPoint,Fr Bill McNeeley, Scott Sausser, Reva Alcoser, Joanie Guynup, Bill & Karenjune Kay, Bernadette Moughmer, Frank & JoAnn Dwyer, Jim Murphy, Danny & Susan Collins, Martha Jane & Julie Fannon, The Davenports, Andrea and John Moore, Msgr Bill Gahagan, Fr. Joseph Hammond, Fr. Joe Brando We are updating our prayer list. If you have specific persons in need of prayer, please call the Office, 423-639-9381. We will keep them on the prayer list for one month unless other requests are made
JOIN THE CATHOLIC MARRIAGE SUMMIT FOR MARRIED COUPLES
Don’t miss this free event online, open to ALL couples! On June 11-13 and hear from 60+ couples along with the top marriage xperts in the world discuss practical tips on dealing with the real issues couples face every day! Register for the Summit! Go to dioknox.org, click on EVENTS tab, hover over Categories on the left, Scroll down and click on category you are interested in. All of the upcoming events in that category will pop up.
Congratulations to our April, May and June Anniversary Couples
Paul and Belinda Fenter April, 1991. 29 years
Tom and Elaine Jananskie April., 1986, 34 years
Mark and Marty Benko May, 1971, 49 years
John and Pam Conley May 1980, 40 years
Adeonata and Marie Cruz May 2006, 14 years
Kevin and Jennifer Dempsey May 2002, 18 years
Roy and Mary Drulard May, 1965, 55 years
James and Margaret Ayers June, 1990, 30 years
Terry and Rebecca Barekman June, 1997, 23 years
Andy and Rita Chaloux June 1955, 65 years
Joseph and Wendy Hankins June 1978, 42 years
Anthony and Carole LaMarca June, 1967, 53 years
Pedro and Martha Gonzales Villanueva June,2001,19years
Roger and Barbara Violette June 1964, 56 years
We are happy to publish your names /years married in our bulletin; celebrating your years together in the blessed Sacrament of Matrimony
THE CHURCH OFFICE NEEDS YOUR HELP, PLEASE!!! WOULD YOU LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS? CALL THE OFFICE AT 423-639-9381!! AND LET US KNOW~
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN NEWS:
DUE TO SEVERAL WOMEN OF THE CCW MAKING PHONE CALLS, SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED, PRINTED, AND PLACE IN THE CCW PRAYER BOX AT THE ALTAR.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS NEWS
They are HELPING WITH GROCERY PICK UP and DELIVERY
YOU MAY CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE IF YOU HAVE A NEED FOR THIS SERVICE .639-9381
FOODBANK: The May commodity of sugar was not overwhelming. We had very little to deliver to the Food Bank. Now that Church has started, maybe June’s requested commodity of OATMEAL AND CEREAL will pick up. PLEASE, WHEN AT THE GROCERY STORE, BUY EXTRA TO SHARE WITH OUR LESS FORTUNATE NEIGHBORS!
RE BOOKS: Even though we are begining public Masses, we are still uncertain about our plans for Religious Education for the fall. Student books are in the narthex for parents to pick up at their convience. The church is open from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Since we did not finish the year, please review and finish the book with your child during the summer. The 1st grade class will be our 1st Communion Class and the 5th grade class will be our Confirmation class in the fall. Thank You, Susan
. WEEKLY COLLECTION REPORT
MAY 3rd Collection ………….$8,387.90
Building, Maintenance Fund……………….$1,696.00
Tithe /Fund Raising Collection……………..$7,015.00
MAY 10th Collection…………$6.741.67
Tithe/Fund Raising Collection…………..….$4,596.17
MAY 17 th Collection………….$3,487.44
MAY 25TH Collection…………$2,317.00
Bldg & Maintenance fund………………………$110.00
Tithe/Fund Rainsing Collection……………..….$350.00
PAYPAL MAY 2020…………..$3,071.63
MAY 31 Collections……………$7,203.00
Bldg Maint. Charity……………………………$271.00
Tithe/Fund Raising Collection………………$1,450.00
Thank you so much for your generous donations–
given in your weekly contributions and for your generous response to our Tithe/Fundraising effort. To date we have collected $13,411.00 of our $25,000.00 goal, (which is the usual profit from both of our events.) The idea is that you give what you normally contribute or spend to these events and if this” no Church due to Corona” makes us short meeting our budget needs, we will have that money to subsidize our needs. Please make sure you note “tithe”on the memo line or on your envelole, if you wish the contribution to be applied to the Fundraising effort. Thank you!