Diocesan calendar

The 2012 Celebrate Life Fundraising Banquet sponsored by the Knox County chapter of Tennessee Right to Life will be held Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Knoxville Convention Center. The keynote speaker will be Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. Seating will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30. Tickets are $50. Contact the TRL office for tickets or more information at 865-689-1339 or trlknox@knology.net.

The diocesan Office of Christian Formation is hosting an RCIA Fall Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Father Christian Mathis will present a keynote address on the topic of “The Use of Social Media in the RCIA.” Registration is available online at bit.ly/Mjbcje. Lunch will be served. For more details, contact Sister Timothea Elliott, RSM, at srmarytimothea@dioknox.org or Jennifer Perkins at jperkins@
dioknox.org, or call 865-584-3307.

The Office of Christian Formation and Aquinas College are sponsoring a free catechist orientation from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 22, in the Shea Room at Sacred Heart Cathedral. This session is required for all new catechists, RCIA directors, and directors of religious education. Those seeking a greater understanding of Church teaching and the Scriptures are also welcome. Register online at bit.ly/Pu4nil or contact Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 for more information.

The Office of Christian Formation and Aquinas College are sponsoring the third course of their catechetical formation program for catechists, directors of religious education, RCIA directors, and those interested in broadening their understanding of Church teachings and Scripture. The class will be offered on Saturday, Oct. 13, at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland and Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Chancery office, 805 Northshore Drive in Knoxville. Both sessions will meet from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There is no charge for the class. Register online at dioknox.org/events/event-calendar/ or contact Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 or rarmstrong@dioknox.org.

Father David Carter will present an overview of the annulment process at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help parish life center in Chattanooga from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, in the Shea Room at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, in the parish life center at St. Dominic Church in Kingsport. The sessions will be simultaneously translated in Spanish. For more details, contact Marian Christiana, coordinator of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment, at 423-892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org.

Knoxville Catholic High School is hosting an in-service for teachers in Catholic schools from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Contact Pam Dietz, administrative assistant for the diocesan Schools Office, at 865-584-3307 or pdietz@dioknox.org.

The Schools Office of the Diocese of Knoxville is sponsoring mandatory catechetical training days for teachers and staff employed in diocesan Catholic schools. The training day for Chattanooga-area teachers and staff is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 15, and for Knoxville-area teachers and staff on Friday, Oct. 26. Both sessions will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact Pam Dietz, administrative assistant for the Schools Office, for more information at 865-584-3307 or pdietz@dioknox.org.

The St. Joseph School Golf Tournament will take place on Friday, Oct. 12, at Three Ridges Golf Course in Knoxville. Contact Mollie Krueger at St. Joseph School at 865-689-3424 for more information.

The St. Joseph School Fall Festival will take place at St. Albert the Great Church in Knoxville from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Games, food, crafts, and more are planned for the annual fundraiser. Call St. Joseph School for more information at 865-689-3424.

The diocesan Office of Worship and Liturgy and Sacred Heart Cathedral are sponsoring “Glory to God: Exploring Music for the Mass,” a workshop for diocesan music ministers, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in the Sacred Heart Cathedral School gym. The cost is $15 and includes lunch. For more information, contact Father Randy Stice at 865-584-3307 or frrandy@

A Beginning Experience retreat for those who have lost a spouse through death or divorce is scheduled for Oct. 5-7. The event will be held at the Alex Haley Farm in Clinton. More information about the weekend can be found at www.beginningexperience.org. Contact Marian Christiana at 423-892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org to register.

Knights of Columbus Council 3832 is sponsoring its 14th annual Community Golf Outing on Friday, Sept. 7 (rain date Sept. 14), at Lambert Acres Golf Club in Maryville. The event has a 1 p.m. shotgun start and a four-person swat format. Check-in is at 11 a.m. and lunch at 11:30. Entry fee is $75 per person and includes golf cart and fees, driving range, lunch, beverages, door prizes, and goody bags. Mulligan packages are $10. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams and to the winning corporate team. Proceeds benefit the community activities of Council 3832. Sponsor options are available. For more information, call Doug Hill at 865-856-8907 or 256-0172, Jim Reggio at 983-9276, or Pat Flanagan at 388-3409.

The next “Picture of Love” engaged-couples retreat is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12 and 13, in Siener Hall at St. Jude Church in Chattanooga. The retreat is Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. and then continues on Saturday, going from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mass will be celebrated during the retreat. The cost is $135 and includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on a marriage license. Couples must attend the entire program to receive a certificate. To register, contact Marian Christiana at 423-892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org.

The Catholic Committee of Appalachia will have its annual meeting on the weekend of Sept. 21-23 at the Pine Mountain Settlement School in Bledsoe, Ky. To learn more or register online, visit www.ccappal.org.

A Retrouvaille weekend is scheduled for Sept. 21-23 in the Diocese of Memphis at the Queen of Peace Retreat Center in Dancyville. Retrouvaille was designed for troubled marriages or for those who are divorced or separated and want to attempt reconciling. The reservation deadline is Friday, Sept. 14, and the registration fee is $150. Contact Jerry or Shelly Copeland at 901-210-6532 for more information or visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com.

The next charismatic Mass at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Father Dan Whitman of Holy Trinity Parish in Jefferson City will be the celebrant. Singers and instrumentalists who would like to participate should arrive at 4:30. Prayers for healing will follow the Mass. Call Dee Leigh at 423-842-2305 for more information.

A Marriage Encounter weekend in the diocese is scheduled for Nov. 2-4 in Kingsport. For more information, contact John or Anne Wharton at 423-581-1815 or acw193@bellsouth.net, or visit www.loveinthesmokies.org or wwme.org.

An Engaged Encounter weekend in the diocese will be held Oct. 12-14 in the greater Knoxville area. To register, call Jason or Carmen Jeansonne at 865-377-3077. For more information on Engaged Encounter, contact Jerry or Mary Daugherty at 865-458-4117 or ceeknoxville@gmail.com or visit www.rc.net/knoxville/cee/.

The Community of Sant’Egidio is a Catholic lay ecclesial movement that focuses on prayer and service to the poor. For more information, call Father Michael Cummins at 423-926-7061. Everyone is welcome.

Mass in the extraordinary form (“traditional Latin”) is celebrated at 1:30 p.m. each Sunday at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville, at 3 p.m. on first and third Sundays at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland, and at 3 p.m. on second and fourth Sundays at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville. Visit www.knoxlatinmass.net for updated information.

The St. Thomas the Apostle Ukrainian Catholic Mission celebrates Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. Sundays in the chapel at the Chancery office in Knoxville. All services are in English. Call Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 or visit www.saintthomasknoxville.org for details.

Holy Resurrection Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Mission has Divine Liturgy celebrations at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the old Holy Ghost Church, 1031 N. Central St. in Knoxville. For times of holy-day services or for more information, visit www.knoxbyz.org or call Father Thomas O’Connell at 865-256-4880. n

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