Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery

Holy Trinity, Jefferson City

The annual parish birthday party–potluck honoring those ages 90 and older is scheduled after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 5. For information, call the parish office at 865-471-0347.

Father Patrick Resen will bless family pets at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, in honor of the feast of St. Francis of Assisi in the church parking lot.

The parish will host a candlelight prayer vigil for life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the church. A rosary will be led by members of the high school youth group and other members of the parish.
Anniversaries: Jack and Sue Elsaesser (53), Christopher and Stacy Mynuk (20)

St. Dominic, Kingsport

A 5:30 p.m. Mass is now being celebrated on Wednesdays for those who want to attend Mass during the week but who cannot attend the morning Masses.

St. Mary, Johnson City

The Council of Catholic Women will host a Women’s Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the church. Dr. Ruth Queen Smith will be the featured speaker at the event. David Green, JD, CPA, will speak on estate planning. For more information, call the parish office at 423-282-6367.

St. Patrick, Morristown

The St. Patrick Parish potluck picnic will take place following the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Oct. 5. Events and activities planned include music, a cake walk, a climbing wall, and face painting, and there will be plenty of food. Meat, chips, and drinks will be provided. A donation of $20 per family or $10 per couple is requested to help defray the costs involved. For more information, call the parish office at 423-586-9174.