Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

St. Alphonsus, Crossville

The St. Alphonsus Council of Catholic Women sponsored a scholarship card party Jan. 23 to raise funds for college scholarships for high school seniors. Qualifying students receive $700 for four years through the program. The CCW has supported the education of 23 students so far.

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade

The January CCW meeting featured a presentation about the St. Mary Legacy Clinic. Father Albert Sescon will speak about his home country, the Philippines, at the February meeting.

In mid-January 42 red roses were displayed in the church in remembrance of Roe vs. Wade.

Anniversaries: Peter and Betty Staab (64), Anthony and Rosemarie Stocco (63), Ed and Angela Crowley (60), Tom and Nancy Flagg (58), Paul and Barbara Thrower (58), Ronald and Janice Cashner (56), Charles and Carol Fisher (58), Robert and Marie Price (58), Dick and Helen Gerlach (55), Joseph and Shirley King (53), Gerald and Barbara Phillips (53), Herman and Frances Eichner (52), Robert and Joanne Jansen (52), Joseph and Loretta Kreskowiak (51), Jerome and Tonni Kuchcinski (50), Carmin and Lynne Lynch (50)

St. John Neumann, Farragut

Sister Restituta, one of the pastoral associates at St. John Neumann Parish, will present two sessions from 9:40-10:20 a.m. Sundays, Feb. 1 and 8, based on the book, Your Child 6-12: Your Last Great Chance, for interested parents in the St. John Neumann School library. The sessions will discuss instilling values, vocations, and how to best nurture preteen children. For more information, contact Sister Restituta at 865-777-4319 or

A mother-daughter high tea will be held Saturday, Feb. 7, in Seton Hall. To RSVP or to obtain more information, contact Mrs. Brehmann at 678-429-3848 or

St. John Neumann parishioner Robert Gipson is collecting men’s clothing to support the homeless served at Knoxville-Area Rescue Ministries. KARM helps clothe around 100 men on a regular basis. To donate, contact Mr. Gipson at 865-214-4142 or

St. Mary, Oak Ridge

St. Mary Catholic School has one final open house for prospective families interested in enrolling their children for the 2015-16 school year scheduled for 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. For more information, call the school office at 865-483-9700.

St. Therese, Clinton

St. Therese will host and serve an Italian dinner from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. Parishioners and members of the community are invited. The cost is $10 per adult, $5 for children under 11, or a maximum of $30 per family. Tickets are available after the weekend Masses before the event or by calling the parish office at 865-457-4073.

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