All Saints, Knoxville
Phillip Joseph Kiefer, son of David and Mitzi Kiefer, was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held Sept. 14. Phillip refurbished and relocated three bat houses at the Knoxville Zoo for his Eagle project. Phillip is a member of Troop 147 chartered at West Hills Baptist Church and is a senior at Knoxville Catholic High School.
Blessed Sacrament, Harriman
The Knights of Columbus will be taking orders for “Keep Christ in Christmas” cards on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, after the Masses. Call Frank Knies for more information at 865-376-4793.
St. Alphonsus, Crossville
St. Alphonsus recently held a potluck luncheon in honor of the 10th anniversary of its parish life center. The large crowd was treated to special exhibits about the life of St. Alphonsus, previous pastors, and the history of the parish, as well as music by some of the youth-ministry students. The event was coordinated by Georgene Krogman and the parish life committee.
St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade
The Council of Catholic Women’s annual Christmas party will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11. Entertainment will be provided by the Mount LeConte Jug Band from St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge.
The St. Francis of Assisi choir will present a Christmas cantata at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. The Cumberland County Band will accompany the choir.
Anniversaries: Steve and MaryLou Knowles (66), Lyle and Kathryn Flahaven (60), Edwin and Grace Johnson (60), Jack and Marilyn Alderton (59), Ron and Terry Glesuner (57), Frank and Judy Simmonds (57), Fred and Laura Reed (57), Ron and Mary White (55), Fred and Sharon Henkel (52), Robert and Janice Cahill (52), Vern and Marianne Parrish (51), Mike and Susan Spitler (51), Tom and Mary Dega (50), John and Elizabeth Mosior (50).
St. Mary, Oak Ridge
The parish held a Flea Market for Africa on Nov. 15 and 16 to purchase a bread oven and other supplies for a resource center in Bono, Kenya, the hometown of former associate pastor Father William Oruko, and for a special project in the hometown of Father Bede Aboh in Nigeria.
The parish collected grocery items for Thanksgiving baskets for clients of the St. Joseph Food Pantry sponsored by St. Mary Church during November. The pantry served 140-plus clients last Thanksgiving.