Parish notes: Chattanooga Deanery

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chattanooga

OLPH School is accepting applications for the 2015-16 school year for grades pre-K through eight. For more information, contact Teresa Hennen, director of admissions, at 423-698-3274 or

St. Jude, Chattanooga

St. Jude School is accepting applications for grades PK3 through 8 for the 2015-16 school year. To learn more or to arrange a tour, contact Nancy Byrne, admissions director, at 423-877-6022 or

Family Promise of Chattanooga, an organization that serves the homeless, thanked the parishioners of St. Jude for their service during the Dec. 21-28 homeless project, which involved welcoming homeless families into the homes of participating parishioners and providing meals during the week. The congregation donated more than 623 total hours to the project.

The Chattanooga Ladies of Charity thanked the parishioners of St. Jude for their donations to families through their Star Tree program this past Christmas season. More than $12,900 was donated by area Catholic churches who participated.

Father Charlie Burton will celebrate a Mass for vocations at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9. All are invited to attend to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life.
The parish will celebrate Mardi Gras and Father Burton’s birthday with a potluck lunch at noon Tuesday, Feb. 17. Dessert and drinks will be provided. Mass will be celebrated at 11:15 a.m. before the potluck. To help with set-up/clean-up, call Kyra Ross at the parish office at 423-870-2386.

St. Stephen, Chattanooga

Father Barth Okere, chaplain at Memorial Hospital, celebrated his 25th anniversary as a priest with a Mass and reception on Jan. 25.

Newcomers: Mike and Ann Flanagan

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