The Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting is having its annual Bishop’s Gathering fundraiser at All Saints Church from 11 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The event will include a dessert cook-off and award ceremony for youth involved in Scouting or American Heritage Girls and adult leaders. A barbecue buffet lunch will be served. Tickets are $15 for individuals or $30 per family. Reservations must be made in advance. Register online at kdccs.org/wscd or mail checks to JoAnn Preske at 535 Buckhorn Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738.
The Council of Catholic Women at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade will have a mini-retreat following the 8 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, March 13. Paul Simoneau, director of the diocesan Office of Justice and Peace, will speak on “Dignity of Woman as a Bride of Christ”. Contact the parish office for more information at 931-484-3628.
Knoxville Catholic High School is having a casino night from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, March 16. Proceeds will benefit the Project Graduation event after the high school prom. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from KCHS seniors, the school, or at the door. The price of the ticket includes dinner, a beverage ticket, and playing chips for the games. For more information, call Angie Hellman at 856-381-3200 or Renee McNutt at 865-300-5534.
St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Lenoir City will be hosting a workshop for those interested in learning how to write (paint) icons from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 20-25 in the family life center. The instructor will be Irene Perez-Omer. A down payment of $325 is due by April 1, 2012. The balance of $300 will be due no later than May 1 (nonrefundable after May 1). Put your down payment in an envelope marked “Father Christian Iconography Workshop.” Drop off at the church office or mail to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1580 St. Thomas Way, Lenoir City, TN 37772. Make checks payable to St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church. Contact Father Christian Mathis for details at 865-816-7219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More information on Ms. Perez-Omer and the workshop can be found at www.iconarts.com.