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CCW/Habitat Event
There is a Habitat home dedications for Anne Crisp on July 10 at 10:00 a.m.

The address is 532 Iris Circle, Crossville. Our CCW will be giving her a gift basket                of kitchen items at the dedication. If anyone would like to attend and carpool, please meet me at Food City parking area between the gas station and the main entrance road. I drive a silver Cadillac sedan. If any one wishes to, they may donate a pound of canned or dry food to the new owner.       ~Karen Benedetti
St. Francis of Assisi CCW 
Donates to St. Mary’s Legacy 
(Mobile Medical Clinic)

Several members of the Council of Catholic Women (CCW) of St. Francis of Assisi Church, Fairfield Glade, traveled to Crab Orchard on June 10, 2014 to present a check to St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic to further their work. This check was made possible from proceeds of the CCW annual rummage sale held annually in the spring. The mobile medical clinic visits Crab Orchard Care Center in Cumberland County twice a month, and several other counties once a month. The Catholic Diocese of Knoxville and the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation of East Tennessee are committed to providing care for the medically underserved in East Tennessee.

The 40-foot mobile clinic owned and operated by the Diocese extends the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to East Tennessee. The vehicle is staffed by Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, other physicians, nurses and incredible volunteers, many from St. Francis of Assisi parish. The CCW members are pleased to provide financial support for this important medical service. And we thank everyone who supports our rummage sale each year.

Names of women in photo: (left to right) Pam Brophy, Janice Cahill, Carol Stenger, Judy Johnson, Patty Johnson RN, Gloria Tartaglia RN, Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, Sister Stella Maris, RSM and Ruth Pavelchik, volunteer.

Introducing Father Albert Sescon  

Fr. Albert will be our pastor beginning July 1. He is a priest of the Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu in the Philippines, but has been serving in the US for many years. Before arriving in Knoxville, he served in Texas and Michigan.

June, 2011, he was assigned to Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge as temporary parochial administrator.  

He Served as Parochial Administrator at St. Therese of Lisieux from July 1, 2011 to April, 2012, at which time he became Pastor.  
Prior to serving as Pastor at St. Therese, he also acted as chaplain at UT Medical Center and as substitute priest for the Diocese of Knoxville, mainly at Our Lady of Perpetual Help in LaFollette and Christ the King in Tazewell. He also celebrated Mass for the Filipino community at Sacred Heart once a month.