Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

Blessed Sacrament, Harriman

The parish congratulated Katie Schuman on her selection for a 2012 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Ms. Schuman is a third-year Ph.D. student in computer science at the University of Tennessee.

Ann Swicegood, the parish RCIA director, was recently thanked for her many years of service. Mary Jo Hooker has been appointed coordinator of the program.

Parishioners are invited to participate in The Bible Timeline study, a 24-week program that discusses the major people, places, and events in the Bible in chronological order. The entire program will be presented over a two-year period. A sign-up sheet is in the narthex. For more information, contact John Andriulli at 865-376-3415.

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Maynardville

A vacation Bible school was held in partnership with a local Methodist church during the last week in July. This is the same church that the parish shared worship space with before it found a permanent location. The VBS averaged an attendance of 35, and the parish was assisted by volunteers from Maryland.

Having outgrown its current space, the parish has leased an additional adjoining unit and is in the process of expanding its worship space. This will provide seating for an additional 35 plus allow more room for the parish’s Christian education class.

St. John Neumann, Farragut

A women’s guild is being formed at St. John Neumann Church to support the work of the Ladies of Charity. The group will collect food for the emergency food pantry and organize merchandise for the Ladies of Charity Thrift Shop next door to Holy Ghost Church. Call Phyllis Cada at 865-966-8862 or Mary Davidson at 671-2786 for more information.

St. John Neumann Church is hosting an eight-week program for those who have experienced the death of a loved one titled “Harvesting Our Tears” beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Cost is $20. To learn more, contact facilitators Natalie Tabler at 357-1818 or, or Ralph Ferraro at 671-8394 or To register, contact Marilyn Derbyshire at 777-4312 or

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The Council of Catholic Women will have its monthly meeting after the 8 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Kathleen Kelly of St. Alphonsus Parish in Crossville will speak on the topic “Mind, Body, Spirit: God’s Whole Package.”

The prayer-blanket committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Sheehan Hall. Participants are asked to bring sewing machines, irons, and other sewing materials to complete the projects. Lunch will be provided. Contact the parish office for more information at 931-484-3628.

Anniversaries: Walter and Delores Novak (66), Dion and Emile Frate (62), Roger and Marguerite Audette (62), Tom and Pat Bleumle (59), William and Arlene McShane (59), Marvin and Patti LaPrese (57), Herb and Ginny Adams (57), Tom and Terry Boylson (56), Ron and Marilyn Horstman (54), Robert and Jacqueline Yoesting (54), Ron and Catherine DeBels (52), Fred and Dottie Belvo (51), John and Virginia Smith (51), Lawrence and Myra Opatik (50), Charles and Pat Bunnell (50)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *