Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

All Saints, Knoxville

The parish Giving Tree drive during the Advent season succeeded in providing 990 gifts and $8,255 in gift cards and cash for clients of Elizabeth Homes, Pathways, Parent Place, Samaritan Place, Columbus Home group home and FISH Hospitality Pantries. Stockings were also filled with items for 25 homebound parishioners.

The Frassati Group for young adults ages 18-35 meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the main entrance of All Saints. For details, call Elijah Martin at 828-606-2961.

The annual Easter egg hunt will take place on the parish grounds at 1:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 20. Children will be divided into groups based on age before the hunt. For more information, call the parish office at 865-531-0770.

The All Saints adult social will take place Friday evening, May 2, from 6-11 p.m. in the parish life center. Frank Murphy, local Star 102.1 radio personality, will emcee the evening. The theme will be “Let’s Make a Newly Match II.” Tickets are $45 per person. Attendees must be 21 or over. Proceeds from the event will support parish activities and outreach programs. For more information, contact the parish office at 865-531-0770.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The CCW had a mini-retreat directed by Deacon Keith Farber on March 12. On April 9, the group will travel by bus to Sewanee College.

The parish will pray a Divine Mercy novena beginning Good Friday, April 18, and ending April 27.

Anniversaries: Russ and Ruth Koepke (69), Tom and Joan Edwards (62), Ed and Claire Sisson (59), Don and Carolyn Beck (59), Jerry and Judy Smith (55), Frank and Pat Prejna (55), James and Lynda Tjaarda (54), Francis and Alice Radwick (53), Paul and Mary Demet (51), Blaine and Lenore Drake (51), Anthony and Anita Zimmerman (50)

 St. John Neumann, Farragut

The ladies of St. John Neumann are sponsoring their third annual spring luncheon and fashion show featuring items from The Paris Apartment boutique at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 26. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the parish after all Masses. For more information, contact Mary Coffey at or Candy Gardino at

Members of the St. John Neumann youth-ministry program will be traveling to Osage, W.Va., to participate in a number of construction projects for shut-ins Saturday, April 12-Thursday, April 17. Gift cards from 84 Lumber, Lowe’s, and Kroger or cash donations are being requested to finance the projects. Donations can be delivered to the parish office or placed in the Sunday collection basket in an envelope marked Youth Mission Trip. Contact Al Forsythe at 865-584-3307 for more details.

St. John Neumann Church is sponsoring a Totus Tuus vacation Bible school the week of June 15-20 for children in grades kindergarten through high school. The program will feature catechetic presentations by the team, skits, crafts, and recreational activities. Volunteers are needed to provide dinner for the team during the week. Contact Lydia Donahue at or 865-643-1960.

St. Therese, Clinton

John and Alice Barnes have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.