Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery

Holy Trinity, Jefferson City

The parish is participating in Operation Christmas Child during the holiday season. Participants are asked to bring a shoebox filled with small gifts for a child ages 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14 and place it in the designated box in the church narthex. Call the parish office for more information at 865-471-0347.

The parish had a “churching” celebration to honor the families who had newborns this past year. Rhya Daimes Davis, Samuel Alexander Holt, Megan Elizabeth Potts, and Thomas Cormac Richards were welcomed to the parish with a blessing during the 5 p.m. Mass on Sept. 29. A baby shower for the families followed the Mass.

Baptism: Megan Elizabeth Potts, daughter of Tim and Leanne Potts

Newcomers: Dorsey and Laura Brown


Notre Dame, Greeneville

The St. Elizabeth Guild at Notre Dame Church requests small items for use as prizes for weekly games played with residents of Life Care Center in Greeneville. New tube socks, small stuffed animals, necklaces, bracelets, and seasonal items can be placed in a box in the narthex next to the food donation bin.

Anniversaries: Bill and Ruth Hawk (40), Chris and Laura Lenker (10)


St. Dominic, Kingsport

St. Dominic Church will have a blood drive Sunday, Nov. 4, in the church parking lot during all the Masses. Those who participate will be entered for a drawing for a $50 gift certificate from Fleet Feet.

The Knights of Columbus will be taking pre-orders for whole smoked pork loins and briskets after the Masses on the weekend of Nov. 3 and 4. Smoked pork loins will be $25 and briskets $30. Orders will be available for pickup after Masses on Nov. 10 and 11.


St. Henry, Rogersville

Knights of Columbus Council 8860 held a Tootsie Roll drive in Rogersville on Sept. 21 and 22. They also sponsored a spaghetti supper in the church hall Oct. 19.

The women of St. Henry will hold their November luncheon at noon Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Pig and Chick in Rogersville.

Anniversaries: Alan and Carol De Groff (50), Bob and Joan Sweeney (45).

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