St. Therese of Lisieux parish celebrates a century of Catholicism in Cleveland, Tenn.

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Long before the Diocese of Knoxville existed, back when the seeds of Catholicism were starting to sprout roots in the spiritual soil of East Tennessee, Father Paul Hostettler was a nurturing the crop, and keeping the rats away. Father Hostettler was appointed pastor at the Church of the Resurrection in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1958, and he quickly discovered that he wasn’t the …

Bishop Stika blesses convent for Religious Sisters of Mercy

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Shortly after Bishop Richard F. Stika arrived in Knoxville in 2009, he reached out to a women’s religious order based in Alma, Michigan with a request– come to Knoxville and help serve Roman Catholics in East Tennessee. The Religious Sisters of Mercy accepted the bishop’s offer, and the Sisters who arrived here settled into their vital roles in healthcare, education and administration– …

360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon celebrates the virtue of charity

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The Christmas season and the spirit of charity were celebrated at the Catholic Charities of East Tennessee inaugural 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 10. The event, held at the Knoxville Marriott, focused on the mission and impact of Catholic Charities. The luncheon’s featured speaker was Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director Emeritus. The event was titled …

Holy Door opens at Sacred Heart Cathedral; Diocese begins Year of Mercy celebration

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Bishop Richard F. Stika proclaimed the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Knoxville during the Rite of Introduction at the Our Lady of the Mountains chapel at the Chancery on Dec. 8. “Dear beloved brothers and sisters, with eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful face, the Holy Father, on this Solemnity of the Immaculate …

Bishop Stika lifts veil on Jubilee of Mercy

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Bishop Richard F. Stika lifted the veil on the Jubilee of Mercy in the Diocese of Knoxville on Dec. 6 as he celebrated Mass at the Church of Divine Mercy in Knoxville, where he introduced the special year established by Pope Francis. The Jubilee of Mercy officially begins on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, and continues through …

KCHS rolls to state football championship, 48-8

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Knoxville Catholic scored 48 unanswered points to capture its second state football championship with a 48-8 win over Pearl-Cohn on Dec. 5 in the BlueCross Bowl Class 4A finals at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. The Fighting Irish, also champions in 2008, never looked back after the Firebirds scored on a 91-yard run in the …

St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation grants $720,000 for 2016

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KNOXVILLE– The St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation, and Bishop Richard F. Stika of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville, today announced grant distributions for 2016 totaling $720,000 for local charities and nonprofit organizations serving Catholics and non-Catholics across East Tennessee. Since its creation in 2011, The St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation has now provided more than $3 million to benefit charitable, education …