Parish notes: Chattanooga Deanery

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chattanooga

The parish is participating in the Angel Tree program again this year. Participants need to choose an angel and purchase the gift listed on the ornament and place it under the tree. Call the parish office at 423-622-1481 for more information.

St. Jude, Chattanooga

The Star Tree will be in the vestibule of the church during the Advent season. Participants are asked to take an envelope labeled with a child’s name and return it filled with a gift card worth $20 or more. Ordering gift cards through the St. Jude School SCRIPS program will also benefit the school. For more information, call the parish office at 423-870-2386 or the school at 877-6022.

St. Stephen, Chattanooga

A family Advent crafts day will take place from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, for families with children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Advent crafts, treats and singing are planned. Contact the parish office for more information at 423-892-1261.

Knights of Columbus Council 6099 congratulated Craig Bodnar for being named Knight of the Month and Ron, Libby, and Chris Schliefer for being named Family of the Month.

Sebastian Lozano became the first Scout from Troop 50 to earn an Eagle Scout award. Sebastian built a Marian prayer garden on the church property for his Eagle project.

The religious-education classes collected nonperishable food items for needy families for the holidays.

Newcomers: Eduvijes Rodriguez and Mindy Allen; Pedro and Teresa Manuel and family; Bassam Hamoui, Carolyn Cordero and family; Raul Morales, Carmen Rivera and family; Robert and Barbara Graham; Marvin Salinas, Andrea Salinas-Martinez and family; Arturo Carrillo, Rosario Malchan and family; Sergio Diaz, Sofia Alvarez and family

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