The next Cursillo Encuentro will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 13, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. For more information, contact Lois Schering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slots are available for the fourth annual Common Good Golf Classic to benefit Catholic Charities on Monday, June 17, at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. The cost is $1,500 per four-person team and includes brunch, an awards reception with a hosted bar, and all amenities. For details, contact Sherrie Shuler at 865-524-9896, extension 1005, or email@example.com.
The Knoxville Ladies of Charity’s second annual Wild West Roundup will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Knoxville Catholic High School gymnasium. Activities include a live auction, dancing, and a “chuck wagon” dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Ladies of Charity Emergency Assistance Program. Tickets are $75 per person. Call Carolyn Fisher for more information at 865-379-2726.
The Diocese of Knoxville Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry is having its annual World Youth Day celebration June 29-30 at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. Young adults ages 18-35 are invited for a day of white-water rafting at Quest Expeditions in Ocoee, camping, prayer, and more. A concert featuring Kara Klein and Masheti Moses is also planned. The cost is $80 and includes rafting, lodging, and meals. Contact Donna Jones for more information at 423-718-4387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aquinas College in conjunction with the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Christian Formation is offering course 2 and course 4 of the Catechetical Formation Program online during July. These courses help fulfill diocesan catechist certification requirements and allow participants to deepen formation in the Catholic faith. The end-of-course forum for both classes will take place July 24-29. The enrollment period for both classes will be open June 17-30. The fee for each course is $25. Registration is online at bit.ly/14t2g4t. For more information, contact Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 or email@example.com.
The diocesan Office of Christian Formation will be hosting two catechist-orientation sessions for new catechists, RCIA teams, adult faith formation facilitators, and other ministry leaders on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at the Chancery in Knoxville and Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Stephen Church in Chattanooga. Both sessions will meet from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Registration for both events can be completed online at www.eventbrite.com/org/3149767104. For more information, contact Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father Patrick Resen of St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Copperhill will be the spiritual director of a pilgrimage to Ireland from Sept. 25 through Oct. 4. The tour will include stops in Dublin, Knock, Ballintubber, Croagh Patrick, Cong Abbey, Galway, Limerick, and the Ring of Kerry. Father Resen will celebrate Mass at St. James Church in Carracastle, Ireland, which is the home church of his late grandmother. The cost per person is $2,695 including airfare from Atlanta. Other fees apply. Contact Faith Journeys to register at 480-894-8407 or e-mail email@example.com.
Monsignor Al Humbrecht and Father Michael Nolan will be the spiritual directors of a pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal from Oct. 29 through Nov. 9. Pilgrims will visit important shrines and holy sites in Madrid, Segovia, Avila, León, Santiago, Fatima, and Lisbon. The cost per person is $3,599 from Atlanta. To obtain a brochure or register, contact Sister Albertine Paulus, RSM, at 865-207-4742, 545-8270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Ulster Project of Knoxville is recruiting families of teens aged 14 to 16 to host a teen from Northern Ireland for a four-week program that includes team building, dialogue, social events, shared worship, and community service this summer. For details, call John Hough at 865-405-5929.
The 11th annual Scouting retreat hosted by the Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will be held June 7-9 at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. The Franciscan Brothers will lead the retreat, which will focus on living the Year of Faith. Activities will include presentations by the brothers, games, eucharistic adoration, and Mass. All youth ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to attend. Scout development training will also be offered for adults. The cost is $40. To register, visit www.kdccs.org/scouting-retreat or mail a check to KDCCS, 10700 Leeward Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934.
The Diocese of Knoxville is sponsoring two God Camps this summer at Harrison Bay State Park in the Chattanooga Deanery. Events will include age-appropriate team building exercises, recreational sports, Mass, and an evening dance. The “Discover” camp for incoming fifth- and sixth-grade students will be held June 20-22. The cost is $100 per person. The “Reach” camp for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students will be June 17-20. The cost will be $125 per person. The high school God Camp will be incorporated into the annual Youth Leadership Institute program and will be held at Horn’s Creek Resort in Ocoee June 26-30. The cost is $269 per person. Contact a parish youth ministry leader to register. For more information, contact Donna Jones at 423-267-9878 or email@example.com or visit the youth ministry page on the Diocese of Knoxville website at dioknox.org.
The next charismatic Mass at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Father Dan Whitman of Holy Trinity Parish in Jefferson City will be the celebrant. Singers and instrumentalists who would like to participate should arrive at 4:30. Call Dee Leigh at 423-842-2305 for more information.
The next Picture of Love engaged-couples retreat will take place June 21-22 at the St. Augustine Church parish life center in Signal Mountain. The retreat will meet from 7-10 p.m. Friday and continue from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The program is designed to help couples gain a better understanding of the joys and challenges of being married in their day-to-day lives. The cost is $135 per couple, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on a marriage license. Couples must attend the entire retreat to receive the certificate. For more information, contact Marian Christiana, director of the Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment, at 423-892-2310 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mass in the extraordinary form (“traditional Latin”) is celebrated at 1:30 p.m. each Sunday at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville; at 3 p.m. on first and third Sundays at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland; at 3 p.m. on second and fourth Sundays at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville; at 11 a.m. on most Sundays at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Townsend; and at 3 p.m. on second and fourth Sundays at St. Mary Church in Johnson City. Visit www.knoxlatinmass.net for updated information.
The St. Thomas the Apostle Ukrainian Catholic Mission celebrates Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the lower level of Holy Cross Anglican Church, 515 Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Note the time change. All services are in English. Call Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 or visit www.saintthomas-knoxville.org for details.
Holy Resurrection Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Mission has Divine Liturgy celebrations at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the old Holy Ghost Church, 1031 N. Central St. in Knoxville. For times of holy-day services or for more information, visit www.knoxbyz.org or call Father Thomas O’Connell at 865-256-4880.