Five Rivers Deanery calendar

Father Peter Iorio (right), pastor of St. Mary Parish in Johnson City, and associate pastor Father Manuel Pérez (also pictured) celebrated Mass on June 15 for 15 Mexican sisters who are serving in Illinois, Texas, Kentucky, Georgia, and Tennessee. It was their feast day, and the group had a big feast after Mass.

Judi Phillips, MS, FCP, will present an introduction to the Creighton Model System of Natural Family Planning in the church basement at St. Mary Church in Johnson City from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. The presentation will include an overview of how the method is used to monitor a couple’s fertility along with Church teachings on NFP. To RSVP or obtain more information, contact Ms. Phillips at 423-892-4668 or

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