Parish notes: Smoky Mountain Deanery

Holy Ghost, Knoxville

The administration at St. Joseph School recently mailed surveys to parents of children ages 2-3 to determine the feasibility of starting a PK-3 program for the 2015-16 school year. For those interested in this program and who have not completed a survey, contact Andy Zengel, school principal, at 865-689-3424.

The parish ministry to children in the Richard L. Bean Juvenile Detention Center in Knoxville is requesting donations of chips, dips, and drinks along with sneakers, boots, and cold-weather footwear. The food donations are used when the group hosts parties with the residents of the facility. To make a donation, contact Carolyn Toal at

Immaculate Conception, Knoxville

The IC Women’s Group thanked the parish for their generous support of the Fall Craft Fair held in November 2014. The group made a profit of $4,471.70, $670.76 of which will be donated to the parish Roof and Ceiling Fund. The remainder of the proceeds will support the ministries of the IC Women’s Group and other area charitable organizations.

Sacred Heart, Knoxville

Knights of Columbus Council 5207 is sponsoring the annual father-daughter dance from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, in the Sacred Heart Cathedral School gymnasium. For more information on the event, call the parish office at 865-588-0249.

The groundbreaking for the new Cathedral of the Sacred Heart will take place following the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 19. His Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali, will also celebrate his 80th birthday on the day of the groundbreaking. For more information about the ceremony, contact Mary Mac Wilson at 865-558-4111.

St. John XXIII, Knoxville
The St. John XXIII Parish Mardi Gras party is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6. The event will include dinner, dancing, music, and other activities. There will not be an auction this year. Call the office for tickets at 865-523-7931.

St. Joseph the Worker, Madisonville

St. Joseph the Worker Parish is hosting the Smoky Mountain Deanery CCW spring meeting Thursday, March 19. Call the parish office for contact information at 423-442-7273.

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