Catholic Charities moves to new Chattanooga office

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee

After 19 years of service on McCallie Avenue, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is excited to announce a move to its new Chattanooga office at 5720 Uptain Road, Building 6100, Suite 4200, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37411, effective Oct. 5. Catholic Charities will close its McCallie Avenue office on Sept. 27 and expects to be fully operational at its new location on …

Bishop celebrates marriage Mass in Chattanooga

Jim Wogan Marriage, Marriage and Culture, Marriage Enrichment, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated a Mass to honor married couples at Sts. Peter & Paul Basilica in Chattanooga on Sept. 24. The Mass to reaffirm marriage vows was initiated by the Diocese of Knoxville’s Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment.  It is one of three marriage celebrations schedule in 2016 and early 2017.  The first Mass was celebrated at …

Homily for the Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Amos 6:1(a), 4-7 1 Timothy 6:11-16 Luke 16:19-31   Many people over the years, certainly in relatively more recent history, have attempted to use the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus that Jesus tells us in the Gospel today (Luke 16:19-31) as a kind of social or political commentary, but it is much simpler than that. Those who would …

The tradition of sacred music: holy, beautiful, and universal

Dan McWilliams News

A “treasure of inestimable value” is found in some East Tennessee Catholic parishes that carry on the sacred music tradition of the Church. Gregorian chant and polyphony, or multiple-part vocal music in which each part is an independent melody, can be heard during Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga and at Holy Ghost Church in …

Cathedral construction reaches halfway point

Bill Brewer Cathedral, News

“Jesus, I trust in you.” Those words were never more appropriate than when Bishop Richard F. Stika strapped on a safety harness, climbed into a mechanical boom lift, and was hoisted 14 stories above ground to inscribe “Iesu Confido in Te” on a steel beam forming the dome of the new Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. In placing …

Homily For the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

First Reading: Amos 8:4-7 Second Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Gospel: Luke 16:1-13   Jesus tells us in the Gospel today tells us the servant who is trustworthy in small matters is trustworthy in great ones and the servant who cannot be trusted in small matters cannot be trusted in great ones. Most of us know from human experience that this …

2016 Irish Bowl Photo Gallery

Jim Wogan News

Knoxville Catholic quarterback Chase Cunnningham passed for 316 yards and four touchdowns as KCHS won the 2016 Irish Bowl 54-9 over Notre Dame of Chattanooga on Sept. 9. Cunningham connected on scoring strikes of 70-yards and 50-yards to Amari Rodgers and also found receiver Chase Kuerschen on touchdown passes of 20-yards and 54-yards. The win was the fourth straight for KCHS …

Meeting Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Jim Wogan News, Year of Mercy

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop Richard F. Stika, Father Richard Armstrong, and Sister Timothea Elliott, RSM have all met Saint Teresa of Kolkata. Mother Teresa was elevated to sainthood in a Mass of Canonization celebrated by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday, Sept. 4. In this video, each of them reflect on Saint Teresa’s impact and mission. The Diocese of Knoxville …

Bishop to celebrate 28th anniversary Mass for Diocese of Knoxville

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika will celebrate a Mass marking the 28th anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville on Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville. “The Catholic Church of East Tennessee has grown tremendously over the past 28 years. We’re still small, but we’re doing big things,” Bishop Stika said.  “This Mass will allow us to …