St. Mary’s Clinic goes to Gatlinburg

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Several weeks after deadly wildfires swept through East Tennessee in late 2016, it became obvious to Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, that it was time to bring the Diocese of Knoxville’s mobile medical mission to residents living in Gatlinburg and surrounding communities. Photo Gallery: (photos by Emily Booker) On April 27, after several months of investigation and planning, Sister Mariana, …

Bishop Stika welcomes new Catholics into the Church

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The growth of the Catholic Church in East Tennessee may be most evident at Easter, when the Diocese of Knoxville welcomes its newest members – those who have participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), a process of conversion and study in the Catholic faith for catechumens and candidates coming into full communion with the Church. In recent …

Reflection/Homily for the Service of Tenebrae on Good Friday

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Homily   Hebrews 4:16-5:6   So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. Every high priest is taken from among men and made their representative before God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. He is able to deal patiently with the ignorant and erring, for he himself is …

Homily for Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion

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First Reading: Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Second Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 Gospel: John 18:1-19:42 It is in St. John’s account of the Passion of Jesus that we see, in stark relief, both Jesus’ humanity and his divinity. We also get a very hard look at the human nature of the men Jesus chose to be His closest confidantes and the leaders of …

Monsignors Mankel and Garrity honored by KCHS

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Monsignors Xavier Mankel and Patrick Garrity are being recognized for their years of service to Knoxville Catholic High School with school wings that have been named in their honor. The two longtime Diocese of Knoxville priests, who served as principals of the diocesan high school, were honored April 4 at the school with a reception and dedication ceremony. The school …