Parish notes: Smoky Mountain Deanery

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville
The Immaculate Conception women’s group made or collected 85 blankets for the “Wrap It Up” project. The blankets were donated for distribution to local Meals on Wheels clients for Easter.

The Christ Child Baby Shower sponsored by the women’s group is scheduled for the weekend of June 7-8 after all Masses. Parishioners may make donations of new or lightly used baby items that will be donated to the Ladies of Charity. Light refreshments will be served. Call the parish office for more information at 865-522-1508.

Our Lady of Fatima, Alcoa
“The Vatican Express”, the parish vacation Bible school, is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. June 23-27. Details are still being arranged. Contact the parish office for more information at 865-982-3672.

The Fellowship of Young Adults for those ages 18 to 30 is open to new members. Call Luis for more information at 865-982-3672.

Sacred Heart, Knoxville
The Totus Tuus vacation Bible school is set for July 27 through Aug. 1 for rising first-graders through high school seniors. The program is intended to enrich and encourage participants’ love of the Catholic faith through skits, games, presentations, and more. Grades one through six will meet from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, through Friday, Aug. 1, and grades seven through 12 will meet from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, July 27, through Thursday, July 31. Registration forms are available in the parish office. The cost is $15 per child. For more information, call the parish office at 865-588-0249.

St. Albert the Great, Knoxville
The parish thanked Richard Piety and his crew for installing a new playground on the parish grounds. The playground was funded by memorials donated in honor of Father Chris Michelson’s mother, Margaret Michelson.

The parish adult social, M*A*S*H (Making Albert Shine in Halls) is scheduled for 6-10 p.m. Saturday, June 21. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome. Call the parish office for more details at 865-689-7011.

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