Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

Blessed Sacrament, Harriman
Father Michael Sweeney was the guest speaker at Harriman United Methodist Church at the March 27 Lenten luncheon.

St. Alphonsus, Crossville
The Council of Catholic Women will be hosting an indoor rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 5, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at the Knights of Columbus Hall located at 2892 Highway 70 East in Crossville. Contact Georgene Krogman at 931-484-7199 for more information.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade
The parish May crowning will take place at the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, May 5. Following the Mass will be a dedication of the new Mary’s Garden outside the columbarium.

St. Francis of Assisi parishioner and former Knoxville Catholic High School athletics director and head football coach Dan Schlafer was recently elected to the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Along with 11 others from across Tennessee, he will be inducted at a Hall of Fame luncheon to be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Murfreesboro on Saturday, April 20.

Anniversaries: Tom and Joan Edwards (61), Ray and Susan Butkus (59), Ed and Claire Sisson (58), Don and Carolyn Beck (58), Paul and Sue Brink (58), Jerry and Judy Smith (54), Frank and Pat Prejna (54), James and Lynda Tjaarda (53), Francis and Alice Radwick (52), Paul and Mary Demet (50), Blaine and Lenore Drake (50)

St. Mary, Oak Ridge
The St. Mary School fourth annual family dinner and dance to benefit the school endowment fund will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in Columbus Hall. The theme will be “Puttin’ on the Ritz” and will feature dinner, an ice cream bar, karaoke, casino games, and a silent auction. Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for senior citizens, $10 for children, or $80 per family. Contact Kathryn Chou at 865-483-9700 to donate auction items or to learn more.

St. Mary’s junior high group, called Challenge, is hosting a “pure fashion show.” The purpose of the Modesty Fashion Show is to show that “modest is hottest.” The theme is modesty, and the goal is to let young women know that they can still look cute and fashionable while dressing modestly. The show will be sponsored by Altar’d State and Belk and will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Oak Ridge Country Club. A limited number of tickets is available for $20, which includes dinner and the show. Contact Margaret Merrill at

St. Therese, Clinton
The Junior Legion of Mary will begin meeting at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 27 at the church.

The women’s group is having a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20. Items will be accepted starting after the April 8 meeting. For more information, contact Sharon Jackson. Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase a new stove for the church hall.

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