Parish Updates. Request for helpers.

Good day. Hope your doing well. Staying healthy.

Starting next week, April 30th, Tennessee will start to reopen. This is great news. Hoping to start Masses soon. Waiting to hear from Bishop Stika.

Since the state shut down, Holy Trinity Church has suspended the cleaners and lawn service. Some parishioner volunteers have come clean the church, hall and offices. Sandy Miranda has come every Monday to clean. Also the LaMonte boys came out to cut the church & rectory lawn last weekend. We are asking for our parishioners to help and volunteer their time to help clean the church, the hall and mow the lawns. If anyone is interested in helping please email or call the church office 865-471-0347. Thank you
Gamaliel and St. Luke are telling us that the Church comes from God. Pour your heart and your life into God’s Church.

<image.png>First Friday and Saturday is next weekend May 1st & 2nd. The Church will be open on Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10:30am-3:30pm. Benediction at the end time each day. Please come out for an hour on one of the days or all days. Let Fr. Patrick or the office know what time you’ll be coming. Thank you.

Next weekend is Food Pantry for Appalachian Outreach, May 1-3, 2020. You can drop off donations and leave in the Narthex. You can even write a check to donate. Make Payable to Appalachian Outreach and drop off in the church office.

To watch Mass at the Cathedral the Most Scared Heart of Jesus click link:
Weekdays: 8:05 a.m., noon, 4 p.m. (español)
Sundays: 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. (español)

Join Bishop Stika in reconsecration of the
nation to the Blessed Mother on May 1
At the request of Archbishop José H. Gomez, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Bishop Richard F. Stika is inviting you to join in a prayer of reconsecration of our nation to the protection of Mary, Mother of the Church, on Friday, May 1, at 3 p.m. EDT. The USCCB and the diocesan office of communications will provide logistical information for a virtual connection to the ceremony and assist in the promotion of this opportunity.
Remember you can donate online to Holy Trinity by clicking this link:
As you probably know, in late March, congress passed the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – the largest financial stimulus rescue package ever in the United States: Universal Charitable Deduction: In addition to the standard deduction ($12,400/individual and $24,800/filing jointly), taxpayers who do not itemize their deductions can take an additional one-time deduction of up to $300 ($600 if filing jointly) for gifts made to charitable organizations. The deduction is for charitable donations made in calendar year 2020 and does not cover contributions made to donor-advised funds or private foundations.

Have a Blessed weekend.