‘God’s dwelling place’

Our Lady of Fatima Parish marks the 20th year since its ‘new’ church was dedicated in Blount County       By Bill Brewer A special Mass celebrated March 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the dedication of Our Lady of Fatima’s present church, parish hall, and offices, was as much …

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Catholic veterans post helps vets with ‘anything’

Post 1973 at Our Lady of Fatima assists vets in a variety of projects, including food drives and flag-retirement ceremonies By Bill Brewer Deacon Ken Long spends each Tuesday giving Communion to a small group of men he barely knows but shares much in common. He’s a veteran helping other …

Our Lady of Fatima Parish hosting 28th annual Knoxville Diocesan CCW Convention

The 28th annual Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention is set for May 4-6 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa. Thursday’s schedule includes the memorial Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, a banquet, and keynote speaker Jeff Gardner of the Picture Christians Project. Friday’s events include …

St. Thérèse is role model for Little Flowers Club for young girls

Our Lady of Fatima Parish starts chapter that encourages youth to grow in virtue By Emily Booker Young girls are growing a garden of virtues through the Little Flowers Club at Our Lady of Fatima Parish. Named after St. Thérèse of Lisieux, known as “the Little Flower,” the Little Flowers …

St. Mary, Our Lady of Fatima projects have future in mind

Parishes taking part in Wave 3 of Home Campaign are thinking ahead as fundraising efforts take place                           By Emily Booker Being a lasting, engaged, and vital component of the community is a lot like farming: it all starts by cultivating the soil and planting seeds. As part of Wave …

Our Lady of Fatima Parish hosts Blount County celebration of life

Ecumenical service held as nation prepared to mark the 43rd anniversary of landmark Roe v. Wade decision By Bill Brewer Pro-life supporters from Blount County gathered at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa Jan. 12 for a celebration of life and remembrance service as the nation prepared to mark …

Veterans Day 2015 has special meaning at Our Lady of Fatima

Parish becomes first in diocese to have a Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America post                    By Bill Brewer Veterans Day hit a little closer to home this year at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Alcoa. OLOF will be the first parish in the Diocese of Knoxville …

Deacon Nestor assigned to Our Lady of Fatima

Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced that Deacon Michael Nestor has been assigned to Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa. Deacon Nestor has served at St. Francis of Assisi in Townsend. Deacon Nestor’s new assignment was effective March 21, and he now will be providing diaconal support to Father …

Alcoa parish confirmandi create prayer shawl

Earlier this CCD year, a group of dedicated parish volunteers armed with 27 crochet hooks and several skeins of yarn descended on Our Lady of Fatima’s eighth-grade confirmation prep class. Their mission: to talk with the students about the work of Rachel’s Vineyard, then teach them enough basic crochet skills …

Alcoa youth, KCHS student receives Eagle Scouting award

Thomas G. Norville, 15, recently received Scouting’s highest honor, the Eagle award, from the Boy Scouts of America. Thomas is currently a member of BSA Troop 20, which meets at First Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Knoxville. His Eagle project benefits the students and staff of Eagleton Middle School in Maryville. …