Diocese of Knoxville schools receive system accreditation

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The Diocese of Knoxville’s school system has been given two thumbs up for its accreditation efforts following a two-year evaluation process involving all 10 diocesan schools. A team of eight education evaluators with AdvancED, the organization that accredits schools around the country, presented its final recommendation for accreditation to diocesan leaders assembled at the Chancery in Knoxville on Feb. 23. …

Mass and Dinner for Consecrated Life

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Bishop Stika celebrated vigil Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle on Saturday., Feb. 4 attended by many of the religious and consecrated men and women who serve the Diocese of Knoxville.  Following Mass, a dinner was held for those attended.  Please click here learn more about our Office of Consecrated Life.    Photo Gallery [Photos by Deacon Scott Maentz and Jerry …

Diocese represented at March for Life in Washington DC

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Parishioners, students, and youth groups from around the Diocese of Knoxville traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the March for Life on Jan. 27.  The following photos were sent to the Diocese of Knoxville communications department or selected from various public social media links. Many thanks to the students at OLPH, St. Jude, St. Augustine, St. Stephen, St. Mary, …

Strong Catholic showing at local March for Life

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More than 500 women, men, and children of all walks of faith took part Jan. 22 in the March for Life through the Fort Sanders community of Knoxville. The annual march marks the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion across the country. The march began at the Tennessee Amphitheater with prayer, …

Phillip Fulmer featured speaker at Catholic Charities dinner on March 9

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Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker at the Catholic Charities dinner on March 9 at the downtown Knoxville Marriott. Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker at the Catholic Charities dinner on March 9 at the downtown Knoxville Marriott. One of the biggest names in University of Tennessee athletics history will be the guest speaker at the 32nd annual Catholic …

Monsignor Mankel receives Martin Luther King Commission award

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Monsignor Xavier Mankel today received the Chair’s Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, a Knoxville organization that honors Dr. King and works to further his civil rights legacy. The award honors an individual or organization who serves the community, representing and supporting the social justice ideals that Dr. King espoused. Monsignor Patrick Garrity, pastor of St. …

Bishop Stika on Relevant Radio

Beginning in 2017, Bishop Richard F. Stika appears as a guest on the Morning Air show on the Relevant Radio network on the first Friday of each month. The Relevant Radio network is currently serving the Church with 66 stations reaching 31 states, with a potential listening audience of 68 million people.  Click here to connect with, and learn more …

Funeral Mass set for Monsignor George Schmidt

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Bishop Richard F. Stika remembers Monsignor George E. Schmidt, Jr. as a priest who faithfully served the Catholic Church in Chattanooga, and around the Diocese of Knoxville, even in recent years as he fought illness. Monsignor Schmidt, 72, died peacefully shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 29. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at …

Blanca Primm named director of Hispanic Ministry

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Blanca Primm has been named the new director of Hispanic Ministry for the Diocese of Knoxville. She succeeds Lourdes Garza, who passed away in July after a long battle with cancer. With 10 years of experience working in the Hispanic Ministry Office, Mrs. Primm is familiar with the needs of the diocese’s Hispanic community and is eager to serve. Mrs. …

Bishop Stika: Weekend of Grace and Gratitude for parishes, mission churches

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Bishop Richard F. Stika has declared Dec. 17-18 as a Weekend of Grace and Gratitude for all parishes and mission churches in the Diocese of Knoxville for their “historic response” to the recent Home campaign which raised nearly $45 million for parish and diocesan initiatives. “I knew this would be a tremendous challenge.  I also knew that together we’d be …

New Pregnancy Help Center opens in Johnson City

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee recently opened a new Pregnancy Help Center in Johnson City in order to better serve families in the Tri-Cities. The center celebrated its opening with an open house on Dec. 13. The Respect Life Committee from St. Mary Church in Johnson City presented the Pregnancy Help Center with a check from its baby bottle drive. …

Parishes preparing to launch V Encuentro

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National program’s focus is to strengthen cultural communities, identify and develop more lay leaders    At Pope Francis’ urging, the Catholic Church is embarking on a four-year program to create a culture of encounter that calls on all Catholics to share their heritage with each other, remove barriers to growing closer as brothers and sisters, and build bridges to achieve …

Diocese raises more than $200,000 for fire victims

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The Diocese of Knoxville has raised more than $200,000 to assist victims of deadly and destructive wildfires that recently swept through several communities in East Tennessee, including Gatlinburg and other areas in Sevier County. In figures released today, parishes and mission churches in the diocese raised $151,000 through special collections on the weekend of Dec. 3-4.  That figure is expected …