1st Friday of the month: Mass at 8:30am followed by Adoration at 9:00am-5:30pm & Benediction 5:30pm
7:00 PM Vigil & 8:30 AM
Saturday, December 24
Vigil Mass—5:30 PM—Family/Children’s Mass
Mass at Midnight
Sunday, December 25
Morning Mass—10:30 AM
Solemnity of Mary,
the Holy Mother of God
Saturday, December 31
Vigil Mass—5:30 PM
Sunday, January 1
8:00 AM & 10:30 AM
LET’S CELEBRATE THE SACRAMENT AND
COMMITMENT OF MATRIMONY!
Bishop Stika to celebrate bilingual Mass in honor of the sacrament of matrimony
Couples will have the opportunity to reaffirm their vows during Mass and continue to celebrate with family and friends at a luncheon following the Mass.
• Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. Register by Thursday, January 19
Our Lady of Fatima Church
858 Louisville Road
Alcoa, TN 37701-1838
Register by due date and receive free gifts from the Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment, a commemorative certificate and one professional photo with Bishop Stika
To register contact: Marian Christiana email@example.com or 423-892-2310
Karen Byrne firstname.lastname@example.org or 865-584-3307
At time of registration provide:
There is an Advent spirit in the heart of every human person. It is one of longing, of yearning for a fulfillment that somehow lies beyond ourselves; for we long for the coming of the Lord.
As you put your gift in the St. Vincent de Paul Poor Box, your heart will discover the true meaning of Christmas as you help those who are suffering and poor to long for the coming of the Lord.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul 865-360-5202
The St. Vincent de Paul Society meetings are every second and fourth Saturday of the month at 9:00am in the Family Life Center.
C.R.O.S.S. -Christians Reaching Out Serving Seymour
COOKIES FOR C.R.O.S.S.
December will always be a month that I deviate from selecting items that cannot be purchased with food stamps. I am again asking for Christmas Cookies for CROSS Kids. It is a worldwide tradition to leave cookies and milk for Santa on Christmas Eve. Please help make this Christmas a special occasion for our local children. Please donate a box/package of Christmas cookies so that every CROSS client can leave cookies and milk for Santa.
Last year, I shared the origin of this custom in the United States [the great depression era]. This year, I am visiting Ireland and France. Santa can expect a pint of Guinness along with his cookies when delivering toys in Ireland. French children will leave a glass of wine for Père Noel and fill their shoes with hay, carrots and other treats for his donkey, GUI (French for "mistletoe"). As always, CROSS is always in need of food donations and plastic bags. Please remember CROSS when you do your food shopping and keep their clients in your prayers.
As always, CROSS is always in need of food donations and plastic bags. Please remember CROSS when you do your food shopping and keep their clients in your prayers.
Sleeping Bags and Mats for the Homeless
Sleeping bag / sleeping mat combinations are needed for the homeless with the onset of colder weather. Donations, new and used, can dropped off at the Chancery for distribution. Parishes outside of Knoxville are encouraged to collect sleeping bags/mats for the homeless within their parish and deanery boundaries. The initial response has been amazing with 25 sleeping bags distributed to the homeless the first week of our campaign, but there are more homeless in need than sleeping bags available.
Please contact Paul Simoneau email@example.com / 865-584-3307 with questions or donations.
Ladies of Charity—Volunteer Needs
How can you help us serve the poor? We are ALWAYS in need of volunteers!
Our Current needs:
¨ Food packers for the pantry
¨ Clothing sorters
¨ Cashiers for Thursday mornings and afternoons
¨ Staffers for the upcoming Christmas store.
Please call us with questions or offers to volunteer!
Ladies of Charity-120 W. Baxter Avenue-Knoxville, TN 37917
Phone: 865-247-5790,E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org