Local Knights assembly honors Tennessee veterans with wreaths at state cemetery

By Gabrielle Nolan Remember. Honor. Teach. This is the mission of Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit based in Maine dedicated to remembering “the men and women who served our country, honor our military and their families, and teach our children about our freedom and those who protect it.” And for …

Fairfield Glade Knights give help to fire victims

Knights of Columbus Council 16088 of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade recently provided assistance to victims of the fire disasters in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area. The help came about when the council asked Father Antony Punnackal, CMI, pastor of St. Mary in Gatlinburg, what they could do …

St. Francis Parish’s two Mrs. Campbells retire

By Carol S. Adams Eighteen years ago some parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi in Fairfield Glade approached the pastor, Father George Sheehan, asking for religion classes for their children. Father Sheehan told them they could have classes if they could find a teacher. Fortunately for them, their children, and …

Parish notes: Cumberland Mountain Deanery

St. Francis of Assisi, Fairfield Glade St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade will have a blessing of firefighters and EMS personnel at the 10 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 9. The Council of Catholic Women’s first meeting will be held following the 8 a.m. Mass on Wednesday, Sept. …