Parish notes: Five Rivers Deanery

Holy Trinity, Jefferson City

The parish collected 106 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child during November.

Father Patrick Resen will present “Intimate Conversations with God,” an Advent day of reflection, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, in Whitman Hall. Lunch will be provided. For more information, call the parish office at 865-471-0347.

The parish held a reception for Deacon John and Shirley Riehl on Nov. 30. The Riehls will be moving to Hendersonville, N.C.

Anniversary: Dean and Barbara Adams (20)

Notre Dame, Greeneville

The eighth annual Madrigal Dinner will be held at Notre Dame Church the evenings of Dec. 4-6. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7. Each evening 15th- and 16th-century carols will be sung by the madrigal court, and a four-course dinner will be served. Call 423-639-9381 for advance tickets.

St. Dominic, Kingsport

The Martha and Mary group is hosting a cookie exchange at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the parish life center. Bring three dozen cookies, copies of the recipe used, and a container to hold the cookies. Most of the cookies will be delivered to Hope Haven, a homeless shelter for men. For more information, call the parish office at 423-288-8101.

St. Patrick, Morristown

The St. Patrick youth group is hosting a parents’ night out from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in the parish hall for children 18 months and up. The evening will include games, crafts, movies, and snacks. The cost is free, but donations will be accepted. Contact Colleen Jacobs at 423-748-2423 or

The quilting group, Paddy’s Piecemakers, as part of the National Quilts of Valor Foundation, made quilts for veterans who attend St. Patrick Church. Fourteen parishioners received quilts from the group.

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