The Nativity Pageant of Knoxville needs YOU to join the choir for our 49th season! Our first practice is on Tues., Nov. 14, at Central Baptist Church of Bearden. Registration is onsite 6 – 7 p.m. Practice begins at 7 p.m. Practices are Nov. 14, 28, and Dec. 5. Performances are Dec. 9, 10 and 11 at the Knoxville Coliseum.
The book of Esther is one of only two books in the entire Bible named for women. Esther contains the story of a beautiful young Jewess who risked her life to serve God and save her people. The story takes place approximately 100 years after the Jewish people exiled in Babylon were allowed to return to
Israel. Esther’s family was one of many who preferred to remain in the place where they had established themselves rather than risk the dangerous journey back to Jerusalem. However, remaining in Persia had its risks. This movie tells the story of how Esther saved her people from an evil plot to kill all the Jews in Persia.
The two overriding themes of this story are the sovereignty of God and God’s deliverance of His people. The movie stays true to the Biblical account, tells a compelling love story, while it remains wholesome entertainment. Its themes of courage, love and devotion are timeless and are to be appreciated.
Thurs., Nov. 30: There will be a matinee at 1 p.m., following the 12:10 Mass (bring a brown bag lunch if you like). There will also be a later viewing at 7 p.m.
GivingTuesday (Nov. 28) is an annual global day of charitable giving that occurs on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, our parish is participating in #iGiveCatholic – a 24- hour online fundraising event held in connection with GivingTuesday. Secure, tax-deductible donations will be accepted on #iGiveCatholic throughout that 24-hour period.
There is also an advanced giving option which has already begun and continues through Nov. 26. In this Thanksgiving season, #iGiveCatholic is another opportunity for us as a Catholic community to affirm our faith and advance the mission of the Church in a practical way.
Living out our mission requires responding to immediate practical needs. For this year’s GivingTuesday, we have identified three modest but pressing, current needs that should no longer be delayed:
1) Re-furnishing the Youth Ministry Room in the Basement of the Parish Office
2) External Safety Improvements in Parish Parking Lot, Pavement, etc.
3) Fireproof storage facilities for permanent Church records.
To contribute, go to: https://igivecatholic.org/designee/ church-of-the-immaculate-conception-knoxville-tn
Next Sunday has been designated by Pope Francis as the World Day of the Poor. Appropriately it is the occasion for the annual National Collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. The CCHD
collection will help promote and support non-Catholic community-controlled, self-help organizations and education programs.
K of C Monthly Breakfast: Please join us downstairs in the parish hall next Sunday morning for the monthly breakfast prepared by the Knights of Columbus, Council 645.
The ICWG Craft Fair is Coming after all Masses Nov. 11 & 12. The decorated parish hall will be filled with home and visiting vendors with wonderful gifts for the holidays.
If you would like to contribute an item for one of our baskets or donate a basket for the fair, contact Pat at email@example.com or 687-0050.
We are accepting unfinished projects, leftover fabric, yarn, unused craft material, and books—any sewing/ craft related item that you no longer need or want. A basket is available in the parish hall for your donated items. We will gladly accept any donated craft or sewing items to be sold in our booth.
Theme Baskets are available for viewing in the parish hall this weekend.
Attention Bakers & Confectioners: We would be so grateful for your donations of Home Baked Goodies. For information, call Pat Wade at 539-5314.
Join Catholic Charities of East TN on Sat.,Nov.11,1-6p.m.,for an afternoon of live music, food, and family fun at the Stables at Hunter Valley Farms, to benefit our Children’s Services! Visit ccetn.org for tickets!