Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

Blessed Sacrament, Harriman

The parish raised money through the “Bottles for Babies” drive for Choices Resources Center, a local crisis pregnancy center in Harriman.
The Council of Catholic Women will host a St. Patrick’s Day covered-dish dinner and talent show for all parishioners starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in Blessed Sacrament Hall. Contact Gett Shooster to register for the talent show at 865-376-7645.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The parish rummage sale will be held Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13, in the parish hall. Donations are being accepted. Contact Barb Dahar at 931-707-1388 to arrange pickup of large items. Contact the parish office to arrange drop-off of other items at 484-3628.

Anniversaries: Russ and Ruth Koepke (68); Ted and Jean Bowles (61)

St. John Neumann, Farragut

Deacon Mike Gouge completed his master’s degree in theology from the University of Dallas. The topic of his thesis was “Time, the Second Law of Thermodynamics, and Paul’s Letter to the Romans.” Deacon Gouge is a retired nuclear physicist.

St. Mary, Oak Ridge

The Kids Serving Others group at the parish is making birthday boxes for St. Joseph’s Food Pantry clients. The group is collecting cake mixes, cans of frosting, boxes of candles, birthday cards, prayer cards, and recycled gift bags and boxes. Donations can be placed in the back of the church. E-mail

The parish is hosting episodes 6-10 of the Catholicism series by Father Robert Barron from 6-8 p.m. Sundays through March 24. Refreshments will be provided. Contact the parish office for more information at 865-482-2875.

St. Therese, Clinton

The parish is forming a junior Legion of Mary for children under the age of 18. Meetings will be at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Contact the parish office for permission slips at 865-457-4073.

The parish Legion of Mary meets Wednesdays after the 9 a.m. Mass. Contact Father Julius Abuh for more information at 457-4073.

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