Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

All Saints, Knoxville

The parish has a military support group for those who want to pray for, support, or recognize service members and their families. The group includes those who are active duty, reserve, or retired from the armed forces. The group sponsors numerous activities throughout the year, including prayer services, the sending of care packages to deployed troops, and visits to area veterans’ nursing homes. Contact Paula at or Joann at 865-693-8730 for more information.

Blessed Sacrament, Harriman

There will be a healing Mass with anointing of the sick at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, for those seeking physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The Mass will conclude with Benediction at 7:30 p.m. Contact the parish office at 865-882-9838 for more information.

The parish Knights of Columbus are conducting their annual Tootsie Roll drive for the intellectually challenged on Wednesday, Dec. 5, in front of the Kroger in Harriman and on Saturday, Dec. 15, in front of Walmart. Both drives will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Michael Dunn Center, which serves intellectually challenged adults and children, and the Henry Center, a daycare facility that accepts developmentally challenged children. For more information, contact Bob Capell at 865-354-8009.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The parish Festival Chorale is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, and 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

St. Francis will have a 5 p.m. vigil Mass on Christmas Eve and a 10 a.m. Mass on Christmas Day.

Anniversaries: Jack and Audrey Paul (62), Edwin and Grace Johnson (59), Jack and Marilyn Alderton (58), Frank and Juliana Simonds (56), Fred and Laura Reed (56), Ron and Mary White (54)

St. Therese, Clinton

The St. Therese Social Action Committee is collecting coats for people in need during December. For more information, contact Connie Mikeal at 865-457-1934.

The weekend vigil Mass at St. Therese has moved from 5:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Confessions will be heard on Saturdays from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m. The Tuesday weekday Mass has also been moved from 6:30 p.m. to 9 a.m.

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