Chattanooga Deanery calendar

On Nov. 1-3, St. Augustine Parish in Signal Mountain will celebrate the 75th anniversary of its founding. The celebration will begin with the All Saints Day Mass at 6 p.m., followed by a talk by Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, on the topic of “Called to be Saints: The Universal Call to Holiness.” On Nov. 2, the parish will have an All Souls Day Mass at 8 a.m., followed by a prayer service at the parish’s columbarium. At 9:30 a.m., Sister Mary Timothea will lead a discussion on “Intentional Discipleship: The Work of the Parish.” The celebration will conclude Sunday, Nov. 3, with the 10:30 a.m. Mass being celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, pastor Father Joseph Kuzhupil, and several of the former pastors of the parish. Following Mass, Bishop Stika will dedicate the parish’s new multipurpose building and its recently completed outdoor Stations of the Cross. A lunch and program celebrating the 75th anniversary will immediately follow the dedication.

An overview of the annulment process will be presented by Father David Carter, JCL, from 6:30-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, in the St. Jude Church Harwood Room. Simultaneous Spanish translation will be available. Contact Marian Christiana for more information at 423-892-2310 or

Tennessee Immigrant Empowerment Solutions, Inc. is sponsoring weekly classes to prepare those seeking U.S. citizenship for the naturalization interview and test with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church on Saturday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 5-Dec. 14. Call the parish office for more information at 423-622-7232.

A Rachel’s Vineyard retreat for women who have suffered the spiritual and emotional aftereffects of abortion will take place Oct. 11-13 at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. For more information, contact Sandi Davidson at 865-776-4510 or, or Catherine McHugh at 696-7720 or Complete confidentiality is honored at all times.

Chattanoogans for Life will host its annual pro-life banquet at the Chattanooga River Boat, Pier 2, at the Landing from 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Gianna Jenson, an abortion survivor, will be the keynote speaker for the event. Tickets are $50. Sponsorships are available. Contact Donna Jones for more information at or 423-718-4387. To learn more, visit

The Sant’Egidio Community meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the University of Tennessee Catholic Student Center in Chattanooga. For more information, contact Father Michael Cummins at 423-624-4618. For further information on the community in general, visit