Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery

Holy Trinity, Jefferson City

Parishioner Adeline Belprez turned 100 on Nov. 8.

Anniversaries: Jim and Carolyn Culpepper (40), Ralph and Marlene Holt (40), Dominick and Wana Minatti (10)

Baptism: Samuel Alexander Holt, son of Todd and Jennifer Holt

Notre Dame, Greeneville

Notre Dame Church is participating in the Food Bank Kettle Drive from 3 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, in front of the Food City on Asheville Highway. Contact the parish office for more information at 423-639-9381.

Anniversary: Douglas and Mary McConnell (53)

St. Dominic, Kingsport

Parishioner Paula Payne began her postulant year with the Order of St. Clare (the “Poor Clares”) in Evansville, Ind., on Nov. 30.

The fifth grade CCD class is repairing bicycles to be distributed to children in the Kingsport area for Christmas. Contact Marty or Chris Silver at 423-239-9521 for more information.

The Bethlehem Christian Families mission expressed thanks to the parish for their purchases of olive wood carvings crafted by artisans in the Holy Land. The mission raised $4,037 during its visit to the parish Oct. 20-21.

St. Mary, Johnson City

The parish Angel Tree will be in the gathering area of the church through Dec. 9. Parishioners are asked to purchase the requested gift listed on each angel and return it in a black plastic bag with the angel stapled to the bag. Items may be returned to the parish office or to Catholic Charities. The clothes and toys will be distributed the week of Dec. 13. Contact the parish office for more information at 423-282-6367.

The Council of Catholic Women Christmas luncheon will take place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Blackthorn Club at the Ridges. Tickets are $25 and will be sold after weekend Masses on Dec. 1-2. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting Gail Taylor at 423-282-6255 or Mary Meeks at 943-8255. The final date for reservations is Wednesday, Dec. 5. Bring a pair of socks or gloves to donate to charity.

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