Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery

Good Shepherd, Newport

“Christmas in July” was the theme of the vacation Bible school program held at the Church of the Good Shepherd the week of July 7. Nineteen students had the opportunity to share their faith, make crafts, and sing. Nancy Soesbee, CCD director for the parish, directed the Bible school.

Monsignor Bob Hofstetter, pastor of the Church of the Good Shepherd, installed new officers for the Council of Catholic Women on July 7. The officers are Missy Capers, president; Jill Fontana, vice president; Michelle Collins, treasurer; and Marie Hobson, secretary. The women will serve a two-year term in office.

Holy Trinity, Jefferson City

Holy Trinity Church sponsored a school supply drive during July for Appalachian Outreach.

The parish/family life committee will be having a rummage sale the weekend of Sept. 20-21 in the parish life center. Donations may be dropped off starting Sept. 15. Proceeds from the sale will be applied to parish debt reduction. Call the parish office for more information at 865-471-0347.

The Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament raised $4,300. The Knights plan to donate $1,900 to help build the parish prayer garden and $800 each to Appalachian Outreach, Life Outreach, and Jefferson Rural Clinic.

Anniversaries: Emery and Mildred Faulkner (65), Lee and Evangeline Webster (56), David and Alice Cornell (50), Jim and Mary Knox (10), Tim and Vickie Schneider (10)

Notre Dame, Greeneville

The annual parish picnic will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. Water games, an obstacle course, and plenty of food will be a part of the event. Bring a potluck dish. Call the parish office for more information at 423-639-9381.

The sixth annual Fall Festival of Nations will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, on the parish grounds. Games, food from around the world, a farmers’ market, a silent auction, and entertainment will be featured. A yard sale will begin before the event at 8 a.m. After the 5 p.m. Mass, dinner will be served starting at 6 p.m. with entertainment provided by The Threedles, a Beatles tribute group. For details, call the parish office at 423-639-4381 and speak with Sandy Alter or Susan Collins.

St. Dominic Church, Kingsport

There will be a seminar sponsored by the Kingsport Kiwanis Club for caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients at St. Dominic Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24. Contact Delores Bertuso, parish nurse, at 423-288-8101 for more details.

St. Elizabeth, Elizabethton

A total of $2,100 was collected through the Lenten Baby Bottle campaign this year and has been given to Abortion Alternatives and Women’s Center to help local women and children in need. St. Elizabeth has given Abortion Alternatives a total of more than $15,000 during the seven years that the Lenten Baby Bottle project has been in existence at the parish.