Cumberland Mountain Deanery calendar

Join the families and friends of the seminarians of the diocese in prayer at a holy hour for priestly vocations at St. John Neumann Church in Farragut at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Father Doug Owens will lead the Vespers service, eucharistic adoration, and benediction. Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the service. For more information, call the parish office at 865-966-4540.


Search for Christian Maturity, a weekend retreat for high school juniors and seniors, will take place the weekend of Feb. 15-17 at Knoxville Catholic High School for students in the Smoky Mountain and Cumberland Mountain deaneries. Registration forms can be found online at or by contacting a parish youth minister. The cost is $60 for the weekend. Contact Deacon Dan Hosford for more information at 865-603-9682 or


St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge is hosting a retreat for high school girls the weekend of Feb. 22-24. During the weekend, the participants will explore questions such as the nature of God, personal dignity, and how to live a life rooted in Christ. Presentations will be made by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation from Nashville as well as other young women from the diocese. The cost is $35. For more information, contact Margaret Merrill at 865-482-2875 or, or Alicia Bradshaw at 423-870-2386.


“Run So As to Win” will be the theme of a retreat for high school–age young men the weekend of March 1-3 at St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge. Participants will have the opportunity to pray; reflect on the spiritual witness of priests, deacons, lay faithful, and collegiate athletes; and enjoy good food and fellowship. The retreat will conclude with Mass at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Download forms online at or contact Deacon Dan Hosford for more information at 865-603-9682 or

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