A Call to Discipleship Archive

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Bishop Stika remembers the life and work of Monsignor Xavier Mankel, one of the founders of the diocese. Monsignor Mankel died June 21 at the age of 81.
ACTD is on location at the construction site for the new cathedral. Bishop Stika talks about Pentecost and the upcoming ordination of a new priest in the diocese. Father Joe Reed talks about the call of priestly vocation.
Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, talks about the upcoming diocesan RCIA conference, and Adeline Letizia talks about the new Families on Fire events at St. John Neumann Church.
ACTD is on location with Father David Boettner discussing Easter and the recent work on the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Bishop Stika talks about the Feast of the Annunciation and Holy Week. Also, news from the Catholic Charities of East Tennessee dinners held in Knoxville and Chattanooga in March.
Reflect on this penitential season of Lent with the Ash Wednesday Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville.
Father Tim Sullivan, CSP, of Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville, talks about the events and celebrations planned for the Ladies of Charity’s 75th anniversary. Bishop Richard Stika shares a message about the 2017 Bishop’s Appeal.

Bishop Richard Stika discusses Lent as a needed time for penitence and reflection. He also talks about the construction and upcoming dedication of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Michael Trujillo of Catholic Relief Services talks about the relief aid and development work of CRS around the world. There is also the latest update from the construction of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart.

Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, Christian formation director for the Diocese of Knoxville, discusses adult faith formation in the age of the New Evangelization. She also talks about her call to the religious vocation.

Cardinal Justin Rigali talks about helping and healing in the community after the Gatlinburg wildfires. He also talks about hope in the season of Advent.

Bishop Richard F. Stika discusses the relief efforts for the Gatlinburg wildfire victims. He also gives updates on the canonization process of Father Patrick Ryan.

Bishop Richard F. Stika talks about All Saints Day and the role of saints. He also discusses the upcoming election and the latest updates on the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral.

Father David Boettner, a vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville, talks about the Holy Cross and how it serves as a reminder of Christ’s great love.

Andy Zengel, principal of St. Joseph School, discusses the importance of the Old Testament to Christians; Joe Aboumoussa, English and religion teacher at St. Joseph School, discusses biblical typology and how Christ is foreshadowed in the Old Testament.

Clorinda Galdos Bell discusses the inspiration behind her Cuzco-style paintings; Martha Gaut talks about the Sacred Heart Cathedral Boutique.
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.