Events and happenings around the diocese
Churches, schools, and organizations throughout the Diocese of Nashville have plenty of upcoming events to add to your calendar. Check out the events below.
The next meeting of the Nashville Catholic Business Women’s League is at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Coco’s Italian Market and Restaurant, 411 51st Ave., N, in Nashville. The event will feature guest speaker Debbie Rayhab, who will talk about her volunteer work with the Catholic Medical Mission Board. RSVPs are due by midnight Sept. 17. Cost is $25 per person. For more information or to RSVP, visit www.ncbwl.org/event-details/september-ncbwl-monthly-meeting.
Youth and Young Adult Adoration
Immaculate Conception Church in Clarksville is hosting Youth and Young Adult Adoration and confession every third Wednesday of the month from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the main church, 716 Franklin St., in Clarksville. The next session is Wednesday, Sept. 20.
Mary, Queen of Angels Sneak Peek Tour
As Mary, Queen of Angels Assisted Living Facility continues to renovate the property for a new generation of seniors, there’s an opportunity to get a sneak peek of some of the progress. Tours are scheduled for 4 p.m. Sept. 21 and 28. You must RSVP to attend. To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-353-6181.
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch will have a Ministry Fair the weekend of Sept. 23-24 after all Masses. Weekend masses are at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, and 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
Raise Your Glass
The 11th annual Raise Your Glass event to raise money for the Kevin Paul Davis Scholarship, begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Father Ryan High School. The evening will start with Mass, and be followed by a lantern release and a reception. To RSVP, email email@example.com or call 615-417-9517. For more information, visit fatherryan.org/KPD.
St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Cookeville will host its 32nd annual Fall Fest from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the church, 421 N. Washington Ave. The event will include food, gift baskets, a drawing, games, and more.
Holy Family Church in Brentwood will host its annual Fun Fest Picnic and Ministry Fair from 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 24, at the church pavilion. For more information, email Susan Charest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Parish Mission
St. Ann Church, in partnership with the Fathers of Mercy, will host a four-night Eucharistic Parish Mission Sept. 24-27, at the church, 5101 Charlotte Ave. Each night will include confession and adoration at 6 p.m., a talk led by Father Jewel Aytona, CPM, at 7 p.m., and confessions at 8 p.m. For more information, email email@example.com.
Grief Support Group
St. Edward Church is offering a seven-week Grief Support Group every Monday at 7 p.m. beginning on Monday, Sept. 25, in the religious education room. For more information, email Julianne Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 615-833-5520.
Family Literacy Night
Aquinas College will host its fourth annual Family Literacy Night from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Aquinas Center, 4210 Harding Pike, in Nashville. The literacy stations with the theme of perseverance in picture books will be led by local teachers and Aquinas teacher candidates. Pizza will be provided. To RSVP, email Betsy Donlon at email@example.com. For more information, visit www.aquinascollege.edu.
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 www.ladiesofcharitynashville.org.
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. The online auction will take place prior to the event from Sept. 22-28. For more information, visit www.nativitycatholic.net/fall-festival.
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 www.stedward.org.
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 campmarymount.wufoo.com/forms/2023-moss-registration/. For sponsorship opportunities, visit campmarymount.wufoo.com/forms/2023-moss-sponsorship/. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brentwood Beer and Wine Festival
The third annual Brentwood Beer and Wine Festival is set for noon to 4 p.m., with early entrance available to VIP pass holders, on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Holy Family Church in Brentwood. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit brentwoodbeerwinefest.com.
Holy Name Church in East Nashville will host its annual International Festival on Sunday, Oct. 8. More information is forthcoming.
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.”
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 Hwy, 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.
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.
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.
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. For more information, email Patricia Doyle at email@example.com
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 holy-family-golf.perfectgolfevent.com/.
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 stpaulcenter.com/gala2023/.
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.
Director of Religious Education Position Available
St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch is looking to fill a director of religious education position at the church. For more information, call Father Titus Augustine at 615-367-0085, ext. 31, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Jordan Montenegro, Office of Faith Formation’s assistant director for youth and young adult ministry, at email@example.com. To register, visit soundscatholic.com/searcher. Leadership Team applications are also open for any previous SEARCHer who wants to be considered for one of three leadership roles. To apply, visit soundscatholic.com/leader-application.