Celebration of Mercy on July 23

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Year of Mercy

The Cumberland Mountain Deanery invites you to a celebration of the Lord’s merciful love with a program of prayer, reflection and song. Confessions are available. Please consider inviting those who are inactive with the Church and those seeking the healing mercy of God’s love.   Event date: The Celebration of Mercy will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 10 …

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates 65th anniversary of ordination

Emily Booker News, Uncategorized

VATICAN CITY (CNS) –Pope Francis led a Vatican celebration for the 65th anniversary of Pope Benedict’s priestly ordination on June 28. The two were joined by the heads of Vatican offices and congregations and several guests, including a delegation from the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Those gathered gave Pope Benedict a standing ovation as he made his way into …

Passing of Bishop Stika’s brother Larry Stika

Emily Booker News

Lawrence F. Stika, brother of Bishop Richard F. Stika, passed away on Fri., June 24. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Stika in St. Louis on Thurs., June 30 at the Church of the Annunziata. Beloved father of Michael Stika, Michele (Todd) Oswald and Laura (Jesse) Morgan; grandfather of Clara, Tiffany, Tim, Sean, Maggie, Bryan, Katy and Olivia; …

Sr. Mariana Koonce is national Lumen Christi Award finalist

Jim Wogan News, Uncategorized

Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, and director of the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic for the Diocese of Knoxville, has been selected as a national finalist for the Lumen Christi Award presented by Catholic Extension. Every year, Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award honors an individual or group working in one of America’s mission dioceses who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform …

Fr. McGinnity honored at St. Joseph the Worker parish

Dan McWilliams News, Parishes

More than 200 of Father P.J. McGinnity’s closest friends joined him for a Mass on June 18 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville to celebrate his years of service to the Church in East Tennessee. Father McGinnity is retiring from the Diocese of Knoxville and is returning to his home in Ireland, where he will continue serving as …

Bishop Stika ordains new deacons for Diocese of Knoxville

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained 23 men into the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Knoxville on Sat., June 11 at Sacred Heart Cathedral.   This is only the second class of permanent deacons to be ordained in the diocese.  The first class of deacons were ordained in 2009.  Deacon Tim Elliott, a member of that class, is the director …

East Tennessee Catholic wins national press award

Emily Booker Media, News

The East Tennessee Catholic won top honors at the Catholic Press Awards for its coverage of the World Meeting of Families, which took place in Philadelphia last September. The paper took first place in Best Coverage of the World Meeting of Families: Diocesan Newspaper. The October 2015 issue of The East Tennessee Catholic featured coverage of the World Meeting of …