Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

All Saints, Knoxville

Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM will lead the first Friday fellowship after the 9 a.m. Mass in the All Saints parish hall Friday, Feb. 7. The topic will be “Psalms of Thanksgiving, Wisdom, and Pilgrim Psalms.” For more information, call Patty at 865-670-8903.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The Council of Catholic Women will have a game day at its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 12.
The worship and liturgy committee donated 41 roses for the altar in remembrance of the lives lost as a result of the Roe v. Wade decision 41 years ago.

Anniversaries: Mike and Ethy Wilhelmi (67), Peter and Betty Staff (63), Anthony and Rosemary Stocco (62), Ed and Angela Crowley (59), Tom and Carol Hayden (58), Tom and Nancy Flagg (57), Paul and Barbara Thrower (57), Ronald and Janice Cashner (55), Charles and Carol Fisher (55), Robert and Marie Price (55), Dick and Helen Gerlach (54), Joseph and Shirley King (52), Gerald and Barbara Phillips (52), Herman and Frances Eichner (51), Robert and Joanne Jansen (51), Joseph and Loretta Kreskowiak (50)

St. John Neumann, Farragut

Sister Elizabeth Wanyoike, parish adult faith formation coordinator, and Sister Angela Nikwobazeirwe, a teacher at St. John Neumann School, renewed their vows in celebration of the 25th anniversaries of profession in their order, the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary, at the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Jan. 5. A reception in their honor was held after the Mass. A collection was also taken to help build their order’s new general headquarters in Kenya.

Sister Elizabeth Wanyoike will facilitate a class on Christology from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays beginning Jan. 27 and Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. beginning Jan. 28 in Seton Hall. The class will focus on the historical Christ and will deepen participants’ understanding of his mission. Call Sister Elizabeth for more information at 865-966-4540.

St. John Neumann is hosting a dinner-dance titled “SJN Goes Hollywood” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at Fox Den Country Club. The event will feature hors d’oeuvres, dinner, a cash bar, dancing, and a silent auction. To obtain tickets, call Becky Brown at 865-278-7053.

St. Mary, Oak Ridge

The parish thanked Joe Fahy, the manager of a local Food City store, for the donation of $2,500 to the St. Joseph Food Pantry. The Oak Ridge Food City is the only grocery store that supports both the food pantry and St. Mary School.

The parish fall festival held Oct. 4-5 netted $23,370 to support St. Mary School. The parish thanked those who volunteered and donated items for the live auction.

St. Thomas the Apostle, Lenoir City

An informational meeting about Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, the orphanage in El Salvador sponsored by many parishioners at St. Thomas the Apostle, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in the family-life center. Bring a potluck dish; meat will be provided. RSVP by Feb. 16 to Jan McFadden at 865-458-3911 or Theresa Beyer at 865-458-1519.

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