Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

St. Alphonsus, Crossville

The Hats and Scarves group knitted or crocheted items for more than 700 people in the Crossville area during 2012. Donations of yarn and cash to buy more supplies are welcome. Cash donations can be placed in an envelope and put in the weekly parish collection basket. Be sure to mark the envelope for the “Hat and Scarf Fund.” Contact Pat Heveroh at 931-456-1885 or Helen Davis at 788-5380 for more information about the group.

St. Alphonsus Parish recently celebrated the birth of Christ with a program called “The King’s Birthday.” All ages performed in this production from 2 years old through college, with acting, singing, narrating, and playing musical instruments. The performance was followed by a “birthday party for Jesus” with cake, party hats, balloons, and gifts for St. Alphonsus Community Services. Music director Marian Sullivan coordinated the event.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The February meeting of the Council of Catholic Women will be held Wednesday, Feb. 20, after the 8 a.m. Mass. Carol Beyer from the Helping Hands Ministry will be the speaker. The Helping Hands Ministry is an organization that provides food, monetary assistance, and other items during the year to needy families in the Crossville area.

Anniversaries: Peter and Betty Staab (62), Anthony and Rosemarie Stocco (61), Greg and Shirley Penrod (61), Tom and Nancy Flagg (56), Paul and Barbara Thrower (56), Ronald and Janice Cashner (54), Charles and Carol Fisher (54), Robert and Lenora Price (54), Dick and Helen Gerlach (53), Gerald and Barbara Phillips (51), Herman and Frances Eichner (50), Robert and Joanne Jansen (50)

St. Therese, Clinton

The St. Therese Social Action Committee is collecting coats through February. A bin will be placed in the church hall for donations of clean, lightly worn coats in good repair. Contact Connie Mikeal at 865-457-1934 for more information.

The parish has adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 9 a.m. until noon on Thursday mornings.

St. Thomas the Apostle, Lenoir City

A St. Thomas the Apostle Parish mission, “From Faith to Faith: Rediscovering the Grace of God,” will take place nightly at 7 p.m. Feb. 23-26. Deacon Alex Jones, a permanent deacon and evangelization coordinator from the Archdiocese of Detroit, will lead the mission. For more information, contact Bette Purvis at 865-458-8070.

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