Parish notes: Smoky Mountain Deanery

Holy Family, Seymour

The seventh annual Holy Family Church craft bazaar is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 3-5 at the parish. The event will run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Oct. 5. Crafts and baked goods will be available for sale. Proceeds from the event will support parish needs. For more information, call Libby Waldman at 865-429-3999 or 865-712-8252.

Holy Ghost, Knoxville

There will be a blessing of the animals in the Holy Ghost Church parking lot in front of the statue of the Blessed Mother at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4.

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville

Bishop Richard F. Stika will celebrate a Red Mass for attorneys and judges at the 12:10 p.m. Mass on Wednesday, Oct. 8. For more information, contact the parish office at 865-522-1508.

Baptism: Lucan Marcus Lon, son of Mariusz and Anna Lon.

The Immaculate Conception Haiti Committee is hosting a family-friendly fundraiser for the St. Francis Xavier School in Fond des Blancs, Haiti, from 5-9 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at the Emporium on Gay Street in Knoxville. Events planned include music, a silent auction of Haitian artwork, and a dinner featuring Haitian dishes. For more information, call the parish office at 865-522-1508.

Our Lady of Fatima, Alcoa

Our Lady of Fatima parishioners will be participating in the Blount County Prayer Chain for Life from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the corner of Lamar Alexander Parkway and Montvale Road. This is the 23rd year the parish has participated in this event. For more information, call the parish office at 865-982-3672.

Our Lady of Fatima Church is hosting a White Mass and healing service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, for those in the health-care field. For more information, call Sister Yvette Gillen, RSM, at 865-982-3672.

The parish is having a build day on consecutive Saturdays, Oct. 18 and Oct. 25, for Habitat for Humanity. Building skills are not necessary, and there will be jobs for everyone who wants to participate. Call Sister Yvette Gillen, RSM, for more information at 865-982-3672 or Dr. Andrew Dirmeyer at 681-3650.

Sacred Heart, Knoxville

The parish Haiti committee has several mission trips planned to Boucan-Carre during the late fall and early winter months of 2015. A medical mission is being planned for November 2014. Doctors and nurses are needed for this trip. During December, volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of construction projects at St. Michel Parish. In February volunteers are needed to photograph the 2,000 students at the St. Michel School. For more information, call Deacon Ben Johnston at 865-548-1134.