Parish notes: Chattanooga Deanery

St. Jude, Chattanooga

St. Jude Church hosted a holy hour on Feb. 24 to pray for a culture favorable to life, marriage, and religious liberty.

Scott Russell, a seminarian for the Knoxville, will be doing a pastoral internship at the parish from March through May. Mr. Russell is a second-year theology student at Mundelein Seminary in Chicago.


St. Mary, Athens

St. Mary Church will host a presentation by Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, director of the Office of Health Ministry, on the work of the newly formed St. Luke Guild, a group of Catholic health-care personnel and administrators, after the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, March 10. Contact Sister Mariana for more information on the guild at 865-584-3307.


St. Stephen, Chattanooga

A new young-adults group is forming at St. Stephen. The focus is on faith, food, fun and service. All young adults ages 18-39 are welcome to attend after the 11 a.m. Sunday Mass. The group meets most Sundays from 12:15 to 2 p.m. (contact Robbie to make sure). The meeting place is in the St. Stephen administrative building (upper level). Contact Robbie at 805-233-0860 for more information.

Anniversaries: George and Cynthia LaPlante (58), Frank and Anna Anthony (45)

Newcomers: George and Susan McDowell and family; Amelia Cox and her son, Joey; Ben and Jill Campbell; Dan and Whitney Deaver; Megan and David Wynalek; Bob and Alexandra Carlson


St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Cleveland

Mass will be celebrated on Fridays in Lent at both 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Following the 5:30 p.m. Mass, a light Lenten meal will be offered in the Trinity Room, followed by Stations of the Cross at approximately 7:15 p.m.

Living Stations of the Cross will take place at 10 a.m. Good Friday, March 29.

The “Friends Like Us” spring fashion show, boutique, and luncheon will be held Saturday, April 20, in the parish center. Men’s, women’s, teens, and toddler fashions will be showcased. Doors open at 11 a.m.; lunch will be served at 11:30. Tickets are $8.50 per person or $60 for a table of eight; individual tickets are $10 after April 14 if space is still available. Call the parish office at 423-476-8123 for more information.

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