Events and happenings around the diocese [9/29/23]

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Churches, schools, and organizations throughout the Diocese of Nashville have plenty of upcoming events to add to your calendar. Check out the events below. 

Fall Clothing Consignment Sale

The Ladies of Charity will host the Fall Clothing Consignment Sale Friday, Sept. 29 through Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2216 State Street. Opening weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 29, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30. Standard hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Ladies of Charity Emergency Assistance Program for low income families in Davidson County. For more information, visit

Fall Festival

Church of the Nativity in Thompsons Station is hosting a fall festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the church. The event, sponsored by Parks Motor Sales in Columbia, Tennessee, will include arts and crafts vendors, entertainment, children’s games, an inflatable play area, a soccer tournament, and more. There will also be food and beverages available in exchange for tickets, a silent auction the day of, and mums for sale. For more information, visit

Leading and Loving Series

Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville’s six-part Leading and Loving Series for parents in both English and Spanish continues on Oct. 1. English sessions are 9:15-10:30 a.m., and Spanish sessions are 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the parish Family Life Center. Other dates include Dec. 3, Jan. 14, Feb. 25, and April 28. The six-module program, which is being sponsored in partnership with Family Honor Inc., presents the beautiful truths of human sexuality, family life, and the cultivation of virtue through the lens of St. John Paul II’s landmark teaching, “Theology of the Body.” For more information, call 615-772-3718. Spanish-speaking families can also call 931-302-1562. 

Catholic Marriage Night

St. Edward Church is offering A Catholic Marriage Night: Dating Your Spouse for couples across the diocese from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the church pavilion. The evening will include a speaker and discussion, dinner, and childcare provided until 9 p.m. Reservations are required for childcare. To reserve childcare, visit

MOSS Golf Scramble

Camp Marymount will host a MOSS Golf Scramble beginning at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, at the Montgomery Bell Golf Course, to raise money for the camp scholarship program, which allows children to attend the camp who might otherwise not be able to. Cost is $125 per player. To register, visit For more information, email   

BBQ, Bourbon, and Blues

St. Luke Church in Smyrna will hold its annual BBQ, Bourbon, and Blues event, featuring Big Monti, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the church. Cost is $20 per individual, $30 per couple, or $60 per family. For more information, call the parish office at 615-459-9672. 

International Fall Festival

St. Luke Church in Smyrna will be holding its International Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the church. The event will feature food from more than a dozen Latin American countries and more. There will also be additional activities, including a pumpkin patch, a silent auction, live music, and more. The festival is free but tickets for food and the children’s play area are available through the church office. For more information, call 615-459-9672. 

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, whose feast day is Oct. 4, Father Jacob Dio, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville, will have a blessing of the animals at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Mary’s Garden next to the chapel. 

Rosary Procession

Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville will hold a Rosary Procession of Mary around the parish campus for a revival of faith in and love for the Holy Eucharist at 3:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. The procession will begin at the church pavilion. 

Taco Bout Theology

Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville’s next Taco Bout Theology night for adults 18 and over is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at West Coast Taco Shop, 2485 Ft. Campbell Blvd., in Clarksville. The session, presented by Father Richard Childress, pastor of St. John Vianney Church in Gallatin, is titled “Trick or Treatment: Killing Vices through Radical Habituation.” 

Grief Support Group

St. Mark Church in Manchester’s Potter’s Clay ministry is sponsoring a Grief Support Group for adults who have experienced a significant loss to gather for support and assurance on navigating the journey of grief. The group, facilitated by a grief counselor, meets the second Saturday of every month from 9-10:30 a.m. The next meeting is Saturday, Oct. 14. For more information, email

Harvest Happening

St. Anthony of Padua Church’s Harvest Happening is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the church, 1900 Huntsville Highway, in Fayetteville. Food will include choices of a lasagna and spaghetti dinner or a traditional Mexican cuisine for dine-in or carry-out. The event will also feature a silent auction, a bake sale, games, and more. 

Line Dancing and Chili Supper

Knights of Columbus Council 3763 at St. Joseph Church in Madison will host a Night of Line Dancing and Chili Supper on Saturday, Oct. 14. The chili supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. Line dancing, an adults only event, will be from 7-9 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Proceeds will benefit the Hand In Hand Options Program at Pope John Paul II Preparatory School and KIND Charities of Tennessee. The cost is $20 for each adult for the dinner and line dancing, or $50 for a family (dinner only for children). Free babysitting will be provided. For more information, email or call 615-585-2180.

Parish Picnic

St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch is hosting a parish picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the church. The event will include games and food. The afternoon will conclude with Bishop J. Mark Spalding celebrating the 5:30 p.m. evening Mass. 

Rosary Rally

In honor of the 106th anniversary of the Great Miracle of the Sun at Fatima, Immaculate Conception Church and School in Clarksville will host a Rosary Rally: America Needs Fatima at noon on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the school flagpole. All are invited to come together to pray the rosary for our nation, our church, our community, and our priests and religious. 

Ministry and Volunteer Fair

Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville will hold a Ministry and Volunteer Fair after all Masses the weekend of Oct. 14-15

XLT Adoration Night

St. Stephen Catholic Community in Old Hickory is hosting an XLT Adoration Night at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 15, at the church. It is a night of praise and worship led by Ricky Vazquez, a local Catholic musician, and the St. Stephen LifeTeen Band, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and more. All are welcome. 

Craft, Yard, and Bake Sale

The St. Edward Church Ladies Auxiliary will host a Craft, Yard, and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, in the St. Edward School gymnasium. Reservations for vendors are currently being accepted. Cost is $40 per space, with a table to rent for an additional $9. There are only 50 spots available. Mail your payments to Ladies Auxiliary ℅ Susie Kummer, 453 Westcrest Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37211. Payments are non-refundable. All proceeds from the sale benefit St. Edward School and Ladies Auxiliary. For more information, call 423-432-5385. 

HIHO Classic Golf Tournament

The second annual HIHO Classic Golf Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Hermitage Golf Course, 3939 Old Hickory Blvd., Old Hickory, Tennessee 37138. Cost is $250 per person, $500 per team of two, or $1,000 per team of four. Mulligans will also be available for purchase. Sponsorship opportunities are also available from $500 to $10,000. For more information about the tournament or to register, visit

Junior Irish Band Night

All seventh- and eighth-grade band members are invited to join the Father Ryan High School Band from 4:40-8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27, on the high school campus to experience what it is like to be part of one of the premier band groups. For more information or to register, visit or email Jereme Frey at

Alumni Tailgate

Father Ryan High School’s Alumni Tailgate event is from 5:40-6:45 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 27. The tent will be located on the side grass field by the Fieldhouse on campus. All alumni are welcome as Relay for Life committee members are honored. 

Craft Fair

The Immaculate Conception Council of Catholic Women will hold a Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, in the Immaculate Conception School gymnasium. Admission is $1 per person. For more information, email Patricia Doyle at 

Relay for Life

Father Ryan High School’s annual Relay for LIfe is set for noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Father Ryan campus. This event is the nation’s largest student-led relay that salutes cancer survivors and cancer fighters while raising money for the American Cancer Society. For more information or to register, visit 

Golf Classic

The Holy Family Golf Classic is set for 11 a.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m., on Monday, Oct. 30, at the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club. The event, which is open to all families of the parish and their guests, is being sponsored by the Holy Family Knights of Columbus Council 15234 to raise money to benefit Knights of Columbus outreach projects. Cost begins at $175 per individual golfer, with teams of four beginning at $700. There are also sponsorships available. For more information or to register, visit

St. Paul Center Gala

Dr. Scott and Kimberly Hahn and the St. Paul Center Board of Trustees will hold its 10th annual National Gala beginning at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel. The event will begin with Mass celebrated by Cardinal Raymond Burke at 5 p.m., and will be followed by a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. with dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $300 per person or $3,000 for a table of 10. There are also sponsorship opportunities available from $1,000 to $25,000. For more information or to register, visit

Casino Night

Immaculate Conception School in Clarksville will host its annual Casino Night beginning at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, in the gymnasium. More information is forthcoming. 

Eucharistic Lecture

Aquinas College will host its next Eucharistic lecture, “The Real Presence: Source of Joy” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14, in the Aquinas Center. The talk will be given by Sister Jane Dominic, OP, and will be followed by adoration and benediction. 

SEARCH Retreat Registration

Registration is open for 2023-2024 SEARCH Retreat weekends. Scheduled weekends include Sept. 8-10, Nov. 10-12, Dec. 1-3, Jan. 12-14, and March 1-3. For more information, email Shelby Conner, Office of Faith Formation’s assistant director, at

To register, visit Leadership Team applications are also open for any previous SEARCHer who wants to be considered for one of three leadership roles. To apply, visit 

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