A Call to Discipleship Archive

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Father David Boettner, a vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville, updates the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral; Father Michael Cummins, pastor at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Kingsport, discusses iconography.

Deacon Al Forsythe previews the Holy Fire National Middle School Youth Conference hosted by the Diocese of Knoxville; highlights of the 28th anniversary Mass for the Diocese of Knoxville.

Cardinal Justin Rigali talks about the impact of Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata and her elevation to sainthood by the Catholic Church on September 4, 2016 in Rome. Cardinal Rigali has met and worked with Mother Teresa on a number of occasions, and he shares stories of those meaningful encounters.
Father Michael Hendershott, associate pastor at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knoxville, talks about his ordination to the priesthood in 2015 and his year of study in Rome to complete his academic work.

Beth Parsons, youth ministry director at Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, and two members of her group, talk about their recent trip to Krakow, Poland for World Youth Day activities. Also, Knoxville Radio personality Frank Murphy talks about his Catholic faith and his recent trip to Ireland.

Father Richard Armstrong, assistant director of Christian formation, talks about Ministries Day; Bernadette Hunt talks about the stateside World Youth Day in Washington, D.C.

Bishop Richard F. Stika talks about the Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary, celebrated by the Catholic Church on August 15, and what the Blessed Mother means to us as Catholics—and even to other non-Christian faiths.

Rebecca Williams and Kim Cook of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee talk about various projects.
Deacon Gaspar DeGaetano of Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica in Chattanooga talks about the Cause for Sainthood for Father Patrick Ryan, a Catholic priest who served in Chattanooga in the 19th century. Also, Juan Hernandez, director of Hispanic ministry for Our Lady of Fatima in Alcoa, talks about the Celebration of Mercy event.
Kevin Cooney, director of youth ministry at St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City talks about Catholic Heart Youth Camp and his parish mission to Atlanta. Also, Deacon Bob Ketteringham, recently ordained by Bishop Stika, talks about the diaconate and what deacons mean to the Catholic Church.
Dan Breen, principal at Sacred Heart Catholic School, and Andy Zengel, principal at St. Joseph Catholic School, take about the impact their schools are having on the Catholic community in the Diocese of Knoxville.