Cardinal Rigali attends installment of new cardinals

Emily Booker Catholic Church, News

Cardinal Justin Rigali, who now resides in the Diocese of Knoxville, fulfilled one of his many faithful duties to the Catholic Church this week by attending a consistory of the College of Cardinals at the Vatican at which Pope Francis officially created 14 new cardinals for the Church. “This is the highest honor that we can receive, the greatest promotion …

East Tennessee Catholic wins best redesign, best feature writing by Catholic Press Association

Emily Booker Media, News

The East Tennessee Catholic was recently awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association in two categories: Best Redesign of a Newspaper and Magazine Feature Writing.  In the Feature Writing category, Editor Bill Brewer’s story about the Gatlinburg wildfires won first place. The story appeared in the January 2017 issue of The East Tennessee Catholic Magazine.  Regarding the new format …

Cardinal Rigali to celebrate morning Mass at cathedral June 5, 6, 7

Emily Booker News

While our priests are away at convocation this week, many parishes will have communion services in lieu of daily Mass. If you are in the Knoxville area, Cardinal Justin Rigali will be celebrating morning Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Tuesday, June 5; Wednesday, June 6; and Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 a.m. and …

Homily for the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Exodus 24:3-8 Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16, 22-26   In the last couple of weeks, we have concluded the annual Festival observance of the Paschal mystery, when we celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection for 50 days on the calendar of the Church, which we conclude with the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Holy Mother Church uses the liturgical calendar to …

Bishop Stika ordains Mark Schuster a transitional deacon

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained Mark Schuster a transitional deacon during a Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville on Saturday, June 2. Deacon Schuster will serve at St. John Neumann Parish in Knoxville this summer before returning to Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana for his final year of preparation …