In its 37th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, Gatorade on Jan. 11 announced Devyn Dunn of Knoxville Catholic High School as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Volleyball Player of the Year and on Jan. 31 announced Keegan Smith of KCHS as its 2021-22 Gatorade Tennessee Boys Cross Country Player of the Year.
During Catholic Schools Week, students from kindergarten through 12th grade in Diocese of Knoxville schools participated in an essay contest, writing on what Catholic school means to them and the impact of Catholic education in their lives.
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Pope Francis' aim in the Synod is to involve the whole Church at the diocesan, national, and continental levels through a process of “listening and discernment” on the important theme of synodality: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission.”
The Diocese of Knoxville and its Catholic Charities of East Tennessee are determined to rebuild after an arsonist burglarized Catholic Charities’ administrative offices in North Knoxville on Nov. 28 and set the building on fire, doing severe damage to the one-level structure.
St. Alphonsus Parish in Crossville took a major step toward its dream of a new church building on Dec. 3 as Bishop Richard F. Stika and parochial administrator Father Mark Schuster officiated at a groundbreaking ceremony.
For some children living in East Tennessee, the only Christmas presents they’ll receive each year are the ones gifted to them by charities and churches. And for St. Albert the Great Parish in North Knoxville, this reality is something that fuels its Corporal Works of Mercy (CWOM) ministry to give year after year.
Bishop Richard F. Stika got his first look inside the heavily damaged Catholic Charities of East Tennessee headquarters in Knoxville and spent time before that visiting with CCETN staff and volunteers who are still coping in the aftermath of a fire there Sunday night.
One man making a donation of household items has turned into a 20-year ministry with dozens of volunteers regularly delivering food to multiple ministries. The food delivery ministry at St. John Neumann Church in Farragut carries on the tradition of Ted Denning and brings food to the needy in East Tennessee.