Parish notes: Smoky Mountain Deanery

Holy Cross, Pigeon Forge

There will be a rosary rally for peace at noon Saturday, Oct. 13, in front of Holy Cross Church. For more information, contact Ursula Beckmann at

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville

The Immaculate Conception women’s group will have a kitchen sale after all the Masses the weekend of Oct. 13 and 14. Proceeds from the sale will go toward air-conditioning the parish kitchen. Contact the parish office for details at 865-522-1508.

The parish rosary for life ministry meets in front of the Planned Parenthood Clinic on Cherry Street to pray for an end to abortion every Friday at 9 a.m. For more information, contact Lorie Weeden at 865-546-7622 or 806-1425.

Sacred Heart, Knoxville

The annual silent prayer chain for Respect Life Sunday will be in front of the cathedral at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7. For more information, call Lisa Morris at 865-567-1245 or Paul Simoneau at 862-5753.

St. Albert the Great, Knoxville

The parish welcomed Deacon Bob Smearing and his wife, Lee. Deacon Smearing was previously assigned to St. Patrick Church in Morristown.

St. Joseph the Worker, Madisonville

The parish is looking for volunteers to help clean the church. Teams are scheduled on a two-week rotating schedule. The goal is to have six teams cleaning the church. Call the parish office at 423-442-7273 to volunteer.

St. Joseph the Worker welcomed Chase Nipper as its new coordinator of youth ministry.

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