Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery
Holy Trinity, Jefferson City
Eighteen volunteers from Holy Trinity Parish participated in the Appalachian Outreach program to assist the elderly and indigent with home repairs the week of July 25-29. Another 122 parishioners helped feed the other teams who participated in the weeklong event.
The parish Council of Catholic Women in August collected composition books for its “Bags of Love” project supporting children who have been placed in state custody as a result of their parents’ drug-related crimes.
Jacob Duda attained the rank of Eagle Scout and will be officially recognized at a Court of Honor in February 2013. Jacob is the son of Pat Duda and Tom Duda.
First communicants: Vanessa Alvarenga, Yahir Palacios, Hugo Estrada II, George Rodriguez
Newcomers: Capt. James and Gail Thompson, Terry and Debbie Watterson
Anniversaries: Emery and Mildred Faulkner (64), Leo and Rita Savard (61), Gerald and Marie Jennings (57), Ed and Peggy Kertis (53), Capt. James and Gail Thompson (40), Bob and Deb Rave (35), Charles and Patty Lutz (30), David and Karen Gaul (25), Matt and Melissa McMurray (5)
Notre Dame, Greeneville
A ’50s-themed family night is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5. A concession-style dinner of hot dogs, nachos, and chips will be served. Father Jim Harvey will introduce the movie “Rebel Without a Cause.” Participants are encouraged to dress in ’50s-style clothing for a costume contest. Prizes will be awarded for the best-dressed contestant. Call the parish office for more information at 423-639-9381.
The parish Fall Festival of Nations will be held Saturday, Sept. 22. Events planned include an international food tasting from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a yard sale, a silent auction, and a barbecue dinner after the 5 p.m. Mass with entertainment from the Lonesome Pine bluegrass band. Call the Notre Dame Church office to learn more or volunteer at 423-639-9381.
St. Mary, Johnson City
The St. Mary Church Fall Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. A barbecue dinner will follow the 5 p.m. Mass. Applications for booths will be available through Sunday, Sept. 23. The booths will rent for $25 with a $5 deposit. The deposit is refundable after the booth is cleaned and in good repair. Contact Pat Barraclough for more information at 423-257-3746.
The social committee is hosting the Tree Street Yard Sale from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the ETSU Catholic Center, located at 734 W. Locust St. in Johnson City. Donations of working appliances, computers, exercise equipment, toys, baby items, and much more are being accepted. No books will be accepted at this sale. Sale items may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Catholic Center. For details, contact Petra Calvert at 423-943-6248 or Maria Whitson at 940-867-6757.