Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery

Good Shepherd, Newport

Good Shepherd Church will hold a parish retreat Saturday, Feb. 23. David Russell, a magician and author of Magi Theology and Bigger and Better and the producer of a series of CD’s, will conduct the day. He plans to show that just as the illusions of magic prevent us from seeing what the magician is actually doing, so too can the many illusions of daily life distract us from seeing and hearing what God is doing. The retreat will begin with Mass at 11 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m.

Holy Trinity, Jefferson City

Members of the parish were thanked for their donations to the Heifer International Project during December. The parish collected $584. Heifer International is an organization that provides livestock, land, seeds, and training so that poor farmers can become self-supporting.

Holy Trinity is having a parish mission March 13-17. Father Dan Cambra, a priest with the Marians of the Immaculate Conception, will share reflections on the Divine Mercy devotion after all Masses on the weekend of March 13 and 14 and then present the mission March 15 and 16. For more information, contact the parish office at 865-471-0347.

Anniversaries: Tom and Mary Malafronte (40); John and Rose Left (25)

Baptisms: Thomas Cormac Richards, son of Chris and Katie Richards; Kathrine Magdalena Caprio, daughter of Jason and Maria Caprio; and Carmella Willis Caprio-Grant, daughter of Alvin and Rose Caprio-Grant

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