Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

Blessed Sacrament, Harriman

The Knights of Columbus held a blanket drive to benefit patients at the Kingston Dialysis Clinic during May.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

Anniversaries: Bob and Genie Gruber (61), Vern and Jean Bollish (61), Don and Bernie Gundy (60), Dan and Mina Napierala (58), Curtis and Marcella Clayton (58), John and Gerry Eisenlord (58), Bob and Joanne Ames (57), Don and Rosemary Verbrugge (56), Tom and Peg Loughran (55), Robin and Carol Campbell (55), Frank and Ann Zingheim (54), Walt and Dianne Burling (54), Joe and Amy Dickens (53), C. Thomas and Mary Anna Teall (53), Ron and Virginia Reynolds (53), Tom and Dorothy Powers (53), Don and Mary Ann Lintz (51), Jack and Patti Glavin (50), Jack and Patty Johnson (50), John and Dorothy Ferguson (50), John and Norma Hall (50), Mike and Doris Kotecki (50), Tom and Anne Marano (50)

St. John Neumann, Farragut

Vacation Bible school is scheduled for June 17-21 at St. John Neumann Church. “SonWest Roundup” will be the theme. Registration forms can be found in the narthex of the church. For more information, contact Lydia Donahue at or call the parish office at 865-966-4540.

St. Mary, Oak Ridge

The parish held a flea market the weekend of May 10-11 to benefit “Laura’s Place,” a resource center in former associate pastor Father William Oruko’s hometown of Bono, Kenya.

The staff at St. Mary School thanked the parish community for supporting their pancake fundraiser at Aubrey’s Restaurant. More than $2,000 was raised for playground renovations.

The parish vacation Bible school, “Saints and Virtues,” will be held from 9 a.m. to noon June 10-14. Contact Karen Wilkins-Butz for more information at 865-766-8386.

St. Therese, Clinton

The St. Therese Parish picnic will take place Sunday, June 9, after the 10:15 a.m. Mass. All families attending are asked to bring a main dish and a side dish or dessert. The parish will provide drinks. Contact the parish office for more information at 865-457-4073.

St. Thomas the Apostle, Lenoir City

Thirteen high school students received the sacrament of confirmation at St. Thomas the Apostle Church on May 5, and 83 received first Holy Communion May 12.

St. Thomas the Apostle Parish sponsored a Mass for peace and justice on Memorial Day, May 27. A wreath-laying ceremony followed at the veteran’s memorial.

Baptisms: Liliana Isidra Garcia, Manuel Nicolas Garcia, Mayra Lopez Zavala, Angel Lopez Zavala