Pray For the Elect During Lent

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Lent is a time when the Church asks us to consider our lives and amend them, “giving up” those things which are an impediment to our relationship to Christ and “adding” or “doing” those things, in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving that will enrich our relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church. We are called during this time to journey with …

Diocese of Knoxville Lenten penance services

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Parishes

Churches in the Diocese of Knoxville have scheduled Lenten penance services through the end of March. Chattanooga Deanery All services begin at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise: Thursday, March 5, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chattanooga; Thursday, March 12, St. Jude, Chattanooga; Wednesday, March 18, Holy Spirit, Soddy Daisy; 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, …

Diocese holds Rite of Election ceremony

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, Lent, News

This year the Diocese of Knoxville’s plans were to have two Rite of Election ceremonies at Sacred Heart Cathedral on the first weekend of Lent, with two deaneries participating Feb. 21 and the other two Feb. 22. In previous years four Rites of Election were held, one in each deanery, with two ceremonies on Saturday and two on Sunday. But …

Ash Wednesday At the Field Hospital

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Today in our parishes around the Diocese of Knoxville and the world, after the homily is given, all kinds of people will approach the altar. If years’ past are any indication, there will be people at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today that we do not see any other day of the year. At my own parish, the Mass …

Let No Man Put Asunder

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

This past weekend (February 6/7/8), those of us in formation for the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Knoxville had perhaps the most important weekend of class that we have yet had, or may have, for it was this weekend that representatives of the Marriage Tribunal of Nashville and Knoxville came to instruct us in how to serve properly as …

CCETN administrative offices back under one roof

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

The administrative offices of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee are now under one roof again – and there is now more room at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Place shelter for homeless seniors. Bishop Richard F. Stika on Feb. 5 blessed the new CCETN offices at 119 Dameron Ave. in North Knoxville and offered prayers for the continued positive impact the agency …

Nine KCHS student athletes sign with colleges

Dan McWilliams News, Schools, Uncategorized

Nine student athletes from Knoxville Catholic High School and seven from Notre Dame High School signed letters of intent with colleges on Feb. 4, which was National Signing Day. Family, friends, and coaches joined the students at the schools as they signed letters that were immediately faxed to their school of choice. It was a record-breaking signing day at Notre …