Bishop Stika announces new priest assignments

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Priesthood

  Bishop Stika is pleased to announce the following priest assignments which are effective July 1, 2016: Reverend John Arthur Orr to pastor of St. Joseph the Worker in Madisonville.  Father Orr will succeed Father P.J. McGinnity,  who has served as pastor at St. Joseph the Worker since 2009. Father McGinnity will take up Ministry as a priest in the …

Three Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich., join Diocese of Knoxville

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Vocations

Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, are happy to announce the upcoming arrival of three new Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich. to the Diocese of Knoxville: Sister Teresa Mary Kozlovski, R.S.M., is a native of Duluth, Minn.  She entered the Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich., in 2005, after graduating from high school. …

Home Campaign hits $40 million as final wave continues

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

The Home Campaign, a diocesan-wide effort currently underway to raise funds to grow and strengthen the Catholic Church in East Tennessee, recently surpassed the $40 million mark, making it the most successful capital campaign in the history of the Diocese of Knoxville. “This is a remarkable achievement for a relatively small diocese. I am grateful to the parishioners across the …

Sending of the Neophytes recognizes newest Catholics

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Sending of the Neophytes on the Solemnity of Pentecost, Sun., May 15 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The 268 catechumens and candidates who were baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil were recognized, many of whom were in attendance. In the Sending of the Neophytes ceremony, those who recently joined the Catholic Church in the …

St. Mary School reaches technology goal through grant

Emily Booker News, Schools

Through the help of the St. Mary’s Legacy Foundation, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge is now a “one-to-one” school, offering a Chromebook for every student in grades 1-8. Through a $29,200 grant, the school was able to install improved wireless infrastructure and purchase dozens of Chromebooks. On May 4, the school celebrated this accomplishment. Bishop Richard F. Stika toured …

Bishop Stika celebrates adult confirmation Mass

Bill Brewer Catechism, Christian Formation, Diocese of Knoxville, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated a Mass of Confirmation for adults for the second consecutive year, administering the sacrament to 46 people from around the Diocese of Knoxville. The confirmandi and their family and friends gathered at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on May 1 for the Mass, which was concelebrated by Father David Boettner, rector of …