St. Therese

Deacon Scott Maentz Diocese of Knoxville, Parishes

St. Therese in Clinton was one of the original Harriman missions. From as far back as 1911, priests from Harriman served the faithful Catholics in Anderson County. There is little recorded of the history of Catholicism in the area until around 1960. The correspondence between Fr. Joel Wiggs and Bishop William Adrian attests to the fact that during the 1960’s …

The Harriman Missions

Deacon Scott Maentz Diocese of Knoxville

In 1905, Fr. E. F. Callahan wrote to Bishop Thomas Byrne, explaining why Harriman would be a good permanent center for the East Tennessee Catholic Missions. Missions of St. Francis de Sales: (Seven Counties-see no. 1) Comprising Counties of Washington, Johnson, Sullivan, Hawkins, Greene, Unicoi, Carter. Mission House at Johnson City….Families 17 (Catholic 8, mixed marriage 9). This field has only …

From A Missionary’s Diary

Deacon Scott Maentz Diocese of Knoxville

One of the first Roman Catholic priests to minister in East Tennessee was Fr. Emmanuel Francis Callahan. Fr. Callahan was ordained June 29, 1897 and spent many years serving the missions of East Tennessee. These words from his diary describe what life was like for some of the first Catholics of the area. He and his horse Rebel lived quite …

DYMAC 2020-21

 Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council – DYMAC DYMAC is like no other group I have ever been a part of. It has increased my leadership skills and introduced me to wonderful friends who are like family. 25 /25 would sign up again. – Juan Sandoval, Chattanooga Deanery Rep The Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council or DYMAC, is composed of teenagers …