Cumberland Mountain Deanery calendar

The Frassati Fellowship for young adults ages 18-35 meets at the main entrance of All Saints Church in Knoxville at 7 p.m. Thursdays. For more information or a schedule of activities, call Elijah Martin at 828-606-2961.

St. John Neumann Parish in Farragut is hosting an eight-week grief-support class for adults starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4. The program, Path Toward Healing Grief Support: Finding Peace and Acceptance After the Death of a Loved One, is a Catholic-based program for the bereaved. The cost is $20 per person. For more information, contact Natalie Tabler at 865-228-3509 or To register, contact Marilyn Derbyshire at 865-777-4312 or

The St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Polish Feast and dance the evening of Friday, Oct. 10. Tickets are $25 per person and are available after all the weekend Masses before the event. For more information, contact Bill Twohig at 865-607-2248 or, Ed Valente at 406-9641 or, or Chet Kwiatkowski at 988-3894.

Knights of Columbus Council 8152 in Crossville will hold its annual Oktoberfest from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, at the Crossville Knights of Columbus Grounds located at 2892 Highway 70 East. Enjoy authentic German food, dancing, and polka music. For more information, visit www.crossville​ or call 931-707-7291.

The 64th annual Fall Festival at St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge is set for Oct 17-18. The kickoff for this year’s festival will be Friday, Oct 17, with the Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner. Doors will open at 5 p.m. in the St. Mary’s Parish Life Center, and spaghetti will be served until 7, when a traditional live auction will begin. On Saturday, Oct 18, festival activities will begin at 10 a.m. and continue with extended hours until 6 p.m. on the parish grounds. Armbands will again be available for unlimited play on the inflatables this year. The Silent Car Auction will take place Saturday. Live entertainment will be on the main stage throughout the day. The line up will include The Mount LeConte Jug Band, The Habit, Max Souza, and the Tracy Walker Band. St. Joseph’s Food Pantry will be accepting Thanksgiving food item donations. Another of St. Mary’s outreach ministries – The White Elephant – will be open for business from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday. For more information about this year’s festival, call Lenna Aird at 865-256-9130 or visit or visit the parish Facebook page. Those interested in becoming a festival sponsor should contact Rob Halcrow at

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