|Carroll Crosslin, co-chair of the Society wih her husband, Dell, addresses the meeting. Photos by Andy Telli|
The Bishop Miles Society, which raises funds to support capital improvement projects at smaller parishes in the Diocese of Nashville, had its annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, April 21, at St. Mary of the Seven Sorrows Church in downtown Nashville. During the meeting, the Society members approved a $50,000 grant to St. Luke Church in Smyrna, which will be used toward construction of a new church. In the 47-year history of the Bishop Miles Society, formerly known as the Catholic Foundation of Tennessee, it has made grants of approximately $2.5 million to Catholic entities in the diocese to help finance land purchases, new construction, renovations and other projects.
|Father John Sims Baker, pastor of St. Mary's,
givesa tour of the church, which was built in 1847 as the cathedral of the diocese, to members of the Society.
|From left to right, Board Member-Dr. Kent Kyer, Patricia Hunt, Board Member-Patricia Kyger, and Scott Hunt.|
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