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This Holy Week and Easter at Blessed John XXIII

Greetings, All!


Some of y’all may be traveling for Easter Weekend, if so have a safe and relaxing time!  If you’re going to be in Knoxville, please join us for some or all of our celebrations!
 

This Holy Week concludes with the Great Liturgical Feasts of the Triduum.
The Church remembers and celebrates Holy Thursday, GoodFriday, and Easter Sunday

Our Easter Masses are 8:30pm Saturday Easter Vigil and 9:00am and 11:15am Easter Sunday.
Please remember the liturgical Feasts that precede Easter, all are welcome to these wonderful events in the Life of our local Church

Holy Thursday of Holy Week:

  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 8:45am FOCUS Rosary & Holy Hour in Chapel (you can stay as long as you wish)
  • 7:30pm Triduum Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • 8:30pm – Midnight:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Good Friday of Holy Week:
(UT is closed, parking is ample)
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 12 Noon, Walking Stations of the Cross on Campus
  • 3pm Triduum Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death
Holy Saturday of Holy Week:
  • 8:30pm Triduum – Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday:
  • 9:00am Easter Sunday Mass
  • 10:10am Easter Egg Hunt on Lawn
  • 11:15am Easter Sunday Mass
  • 12:20pm Easter Egg Hunt on Lawn
  • **Please Note there will NOT be evening or night Masses on Easter Sunday**
Great blessings,
Fr. Charlie

N.B.  Please keep all those preparing for the Easter Sacraments in your prayers this week!

 

This Palm Sunday Weekend at Blessed John XXIII – Orange and White Edition!

Greetings, All!

This Weekend the Church remembers and celebrates Palm Sunday and begins Holy Week!
Our Palm Sunday Masses are as always: 5:30pm Saturday and 9:00am, 11:15am, 5:30pm and 10pm Sunday.
Please remember:
Saturday is the Orange and White Game and Festivities! This major event in the life of the University has an added verve to it this year with the marketing and media savvy of Coach Butch Jones and the Team.  If you are coming to campus on Saturday please be prepared for some traffic and parking issues.  The kickoff is later than usual (3pm estimated) and may conflict with the 5:30pm Mass.  (http://www.utsports.com/gameday/football/

Holy Week at Blessed John XXIII includes many meaningful events:
Friday, April 11:
  • 5:05 Daily Mass followed by potluck soup supper
  • 7pm Seven Last Words of Christ – Meditation and Faith Sharing with Dr. Ruth
Palm Sunday Weekend:
  • Masses as noted above
  • 10:10am Adult Faith Sharing and Fellowship in Downstairs Office
  • 10:10am Children’s Religious Education
  • 6:30pm Sunday Supper
  • 7:30pm Grad & Young Professionals Fellowship
Monday of Holy Week:
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 8:45am FOCUS Rosary & Holy Hour in Chapel (you can stay as long as you wish)
  • 3-5pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Available
  • 5:10pm Daily Mass
  • 7pm Lectio Divina Prayer in Chapel
Tuesday of Holy Week
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 8:45am FOCUS Rosary & Holy Hour in Chapel (you can stay as long as you wish)
  • 5:10pm Daily Mass
  • 7:30pm Chrism Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral (please arrive early as this will be SRO.)
Wednesday of Holy Week:
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 8:45am FOCUS Rosary & Holy Hour in Chapel (you can stay as long as you wish)
  • 5:10pm Daily Mass
  • 7pm Catholic Student Association Meeting (Undergraduate Students only, please)
Holy Thursday of Holy Week:
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 8:45am FOCUS Rosary & Holy Hour in Chapel (you can stay as long as you wish)
  • 7:30pm Triduum Mass of the Lord’s Supper
  • 8:30pm – Midnight:  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Good Friday of Holy Week:
(UT is closed, parking is ample)
  • 8:30am Morning Prayer (Matins of Holy Week) with Paulist Novice Dan Arthur in Chapel
  • 12 Noon, Walking Stations of the Cross on Campus
  • 3pm Triduum Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death
Holy Saturday of Holy Week:
  • 8:30pm Triduum – Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday:
  • 9:00am Easter Sunday Mass
  • 10:10am Easter Egg Hunt on Lawn
  • 11:15am Easter Sunday Mass
  • 12:20pm Easter Egg Hunt on Lawn
  • **Please Note there will NOT be evening or night Masses on Easter Sunday**
Great blessings,
Fr. Charlie
N.B.  Please keep all those preparing for the Easter Sacraments in your prayers this week!

 

This week at CSA on March 5th

CSA this week:

  • http://volawakening.wordpress.com/retreater/
  • This week at CSA  we are taking Ash Wednesday to go through a guided Meditation to help start our Lenten journey off the right way.  We are meeting at7pm, in Paulus Room at Blessed John XXIII.
  • Are you looking to deepen your faith? Sign up for Awakening on March 7-9. Click the Button at the top of the email. Guy to girl Ratio is currently  1:6, just sayin’ . Hope to see you all there!
  • Dr. Ruth Queen Smith is holding Prayer Service after every Friday 5:05 mass during lent. Every week someone will talk about one of the last phrases Jesus said.
  • Sign up for the Habitat for Humanity Mud Run CSA team: Team Mudder Teresas! The race is April 13 at 2:00 pm.

Ash Wednesday Services at Blessed John 23rd (Ashes available at all services)
7:30 am - Prayer Service
12:15 pm - Mass
5:15 pm- Mass
8:30- Mass
10:00 pm- Prayer Service

 

Hope you have an great rest of the week.
From Your PR Chairs
-Lindsay and Andy

By the sweat of your face You will eat bread, Till you return to the ground, because from it you were taken; For you are dust, and to dust you shall return
Genesis 3:19

 

Ash Wednesday 2014

March 4, 2014 by Fr. Charlie  
Filed under Staff Member's Weekly Column

As Lent begins for 2014, Ash Wednesday Services at Bl. John XXIII Catholic Center at UTK are: 

7:30am – Morning Prayer w/ Ashes,

12:15pm – Mass w/ Ashes,
5:15pm – Mass w/ Ashes,
8:30pm Mass w/ Ashes
10:00 pm – Night Prayer w/ Ashes 

Repent and Believe the Good News! ALL ARE WELCOME!

Please remember too that Friday begins our Seven Last Words of Christ Soup Supper and Faith Sharing, immediately following the 5:05 Mass! 

Great peace this Ash Wednesday!


Fr. Charlie

n.b. please remember to park legally, as the weekend rules don’t apply for our local parking!  double parking in the driveway is permitted during the Masses and Services on Ash Wednesday!

This week at CSA on February 19th

February 20, 2014 by Fr. Charlie  
Filed under Student Ministry News

CSA this week:

  • Have you ever wondered why we say, what we say in Mass? This week at CSA Fr. Charlie will be walking us through the Mass’ scriptural roots followed by doughnuts and hot chocolate! We are meeting in the Paulus Room at Blessed John XXIII, at 7pm.
  • CSA Lock-in is February 21-22 from 8pm to 8am we hope to see you there! For more info check out the Facebook event
  • Are you looking to invigorate or rediscover your faith? Sign up Vol Awakening on March 7-9thThere is a link at bottom of the email.
  • Mardi Gras is Febuary 28th. Get your Tickets Now! To purchase one, stop by the office at John XXII, or contact Lindsay Murphy atlmurphy9@utk.edu
  • Remember Doc Rock, the fundraiser for the Mobile Health Clinic run by Sr. Mariana, is March 1st at NV for more information check out theFacebook Page

From Your PR Chairs
-Andy and Lindsay

Man is justified by works and not by faith alone.
James 2:24

 

This Sixth Sunday or Ordinary Time at Blessed John XXIII

February 20, 2014 by Fr. Charlie  
Filed under Staff Member's Weekly Column

My dear friends!

This past week I have spent with the governing General Council of the Paulist Fathers, of which I am the “First Alternate.” Being First Alternate, I go to the meetings, have a “voice at the table”… but not a vote. I can “only” advise based on my experience and hope… (ok, and some fear, too!) I felt a real solidarity with the many from our parish community’s history that have served on Parish Finance, Pastoral and other Committees over the years whose advice and counsel have been invaluable to the Pastors who have served – and especially the one who currently serves as Pastor here, me!

Please keep them all in your gratitude lists all we all work to make Blessed John XXIII the great place we hope to be!

Our second reading this weekend remarks:

What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love him, this God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

We are all stewards of the mysteries of God as they continue to be revealed in our midst – in trial, joy, comfort, challenge, and munificent other ways! We hope you can join us this weekend!

Of course: Masses are: 5:30pm Saturday, 9:00am, 11:15am, 5:30pm and 10pm Sunday Nursery available at the 9:00 and 11:15am Masses Sunday School for Children between Masses (10:10am) Adult Bible Study and Fellowship between the masses (10:10am) Sunday Supper after the 5:30pm Mass

There will be both Lector Training and Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Eucharist Training after the 5:30pm and 10pm Masses! Please consider this ministry as we remain in need as a community! Please remember our ongoing Coat and winter wear drive for the Ladies of Charity! We look forward to seeing you this Weekend!

Great peace, Fr. Charlie

N.B. As a brief reminder: on HVAC Unit above the Paulus Roomwhich heats and cools all the spaces on that side of the building is “on its last legs” after 30 years of service – (with a life expectancy of 18-20 years!) In the next few weeks that unit will need to be replaced. The cost will be approximately $31,000. Any help you can provide in helping us to meet that need would be greatly appreciated! Please simply mark “Heater” or “HVAC” in the memo field of a check, or online make a direct donation at this secure link, with the same notation.