Parish notes: Chattanooga Deanery

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chattanooga

The Family Promise Interfaith Homeless Network needs volunteers to host families the week of Dec. 28, 2014, to Jan. 4, 2015. Call Lisa Kosky at 423-877-5982 to register, or sign up on the poster in Holy Family Hall.

St. Augustine, Signal Mountain

The annual children’s Nativity play will take place at the 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Mass. All children grades kindergarten through fifth grade who would like to participate in the play are invited to three practices from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 14 and 21, and a dress rehearsal at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 23. Middle and high school students are also needed to narrate the play. For more information, contact Heather Wilson at

St. Jude, Chattanooga

The Chattanooga Deanery Pen Pals for Prisoners Ministry is seeking volunteers to correspond with new inmates who have requested a pen pal. There are currently 42 inmates participating in the program and 31 volunteers. For more information, contact Deacon Tom McConnell at or 423-209-5485, or Emily Knoch at or 785-6156.

St. Stephen, Chattanooga

Knights of Columbus Council 6099 honored Ron Schleifer as Knight of the month and Bob and Karen Adney as family of the month.

Newcomers: Juan and Maria Flores, Mary Rivera, Casimir Wanczyk, and Sara Bergin

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