St. Francis-Fairfield Glade is ‘Sharing Christ’ through evangelization effort

The eagerly-awaited “Sharing Christ” experience is occurring at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade through October. For its opening session, Sister Maria Juan Anderson, RSM, new director of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville, joined the group. This evangelization process, developed by ChristLife in Baltimore, is changing …

Fairfield Glade Knights collect hundreds of items in ‘warm clothing’ drive

Recently, Council 16088 of the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade conducted a drive to accumulate warm clothing for the Crab Orchard Care Center. Donations were gathered at St. Francis of Assisi Church before and after each of three Masses one weekend. Announcements of …

Patty Johnson receives NCCW award

The National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW) announced that the 2019 Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) Award winner is Patty Johnson. The award was presented Oct. 6 at her home parish of St. Francis of Assisi in Fairfield Glade following Mass. The Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (KDCCW) …

Parishioner gives used church candles new life

Jean Sohnly of St. Francis – Fairfield Glade re-melts the candles and forms them into decorative ornaments By Dan McWilliams Jean Sohnly hates to see a good church candle go to waste. The parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi in Fairfield Glade has for years taken used candles and re-melted …

Drabeks celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

Frank and Nancy Drabek of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. The Drabeks were married Nov. 14, 1964, at St. Francis Xavier Church in Ecorse, Mich., with Father Norbert A. Chateau officiating. The couple enjoyed their anniversary together at Market Square in …

Fairfield Glade parish spreads Word in NYC via music

St. Francis of Assisi choir members anchor Festival Chorale of Cumberland County, perform at Carnegie Hall Voices from the mountains of East Tennessee have been filling New York’s Carnegie Hall, and the experience is divine inspiration for the director of music and liturgy at St. Francis of Assisi Church in …