Bishop Stika announces new pastoral assignments and a priest retirement

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Priesthood

Bishop Richard F. Stika is pleased to announce the following new pastoral assignments and a priest retirement which were announced at respective parishes in late May and early June and, unless otherwise noted, will take effect in the Diocese of Knoxville on July 15: Father Dan Whitman is retiring from full-time ministry and will remain spiritual moderator for the Knoxville …

Pastoral Juvenil Groups for Young Adults/Mayores de Edad

Pastoral Juvenil Groups for Young Adults/Mayores de Edad Todos los grupos de la Pastoral Juvenil Hispana se basan en estos 3 principios pastorales: Servicio, Socialización y Espiritualidad.  Todos los jóvenes entre 18-35 años están invitados a participar en estos grupos de las siguientes parroquias: Sagrado Corazón en Knoxville, TN.  Las reuniones son los viernes de 7:00 PM hasta 8:30 PM. …

Pastoral Juvenil Groups for Youth/Menores de Edad

Todos los grupos de la Pastoral Juvenil Hispana se basan en estos 3 principios pastorales: Servicio, Socialización y Espiritualidad.  Todos los jóvenes entre 13-17 años están invitados a participar en estos grupos de las siguientes parroquias: San Patricio en Morristown, TN.  Las reuniones de los Valientes Discípulos de Jesús son los jueves de 6:30 PM hasta 8:30 PM en el Parish Center.  …

Celebration of Mercy on July 23

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Year of Mercy

The Cumberland Mountain Deanery invites you to a celebration of the Lord’s merciful love with a program of prayer, reflection and song. Confessions are available. Please consider inviting those who are inactive with the Church and those seeking the healing mercy of God’s love.   Event date: The Celebration of Mercy will take place on Saturday, July 23 from 10 …

Fr. McGinnity honored at St. Joseph the Worker parish

Dan McWilliams News, Parishes

More than 200 of Father P.J. McGinnity’s closest friends joined him for a Mass on June 18 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville to celebrate his years of service to the Church in East Tennessee. Father McGinnity is retiring from the Diocese of Knoxville and is returning to his home in Ireland, where he will continue serving as …

Bishop Stika announces new priest assignments

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Priesthood

  Bishop Stika is pleased to announce the following priest assignments which are effective July 1, 2016: Reverend John Arthur Orr to pastor of St. Joseph the Worker in Madisonville.  Father Orr will succeed Father P.J. McGinnity,  who has served as pastor at St. Joseph the Worker since 2009. Father McGinnity will take up Ministry as a priest in the …

Home Campaign hits $40 million as final wave continues

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

The Home Campaign, a diocesan-wide effort currently underway to raise funds to grow and strengthen the Catholic Church in East Tennessee, recently surpassed the $40 million mark, making it the most successful capital campaign in the history of the Diocese of Knoxville. “This is a remarkable achievement for a relatively small diocese. I am grateful to the parishioners across the …

St. Albert the Great parishioners brave snow to attend March for Life

Jim Wogan News, Parishes

When Kari Lopez heard the weather forecast, she didn’t waver. After months of planning to attend the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., Kari wasn’t about to let a little snow get in the way of participating.  Wait, even by conservative estimates, the D.C. area was predicted to be in the bull’s eye of a storm that meteorologists and their computers …

St. John XXIII is 14th best U.S. Newman Center

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Offices, Parishes, Schools, Youth Ministry

Best College Reviews, an independent college review journal that provides information on schools, ranks the Diocese of Knoxville’s St. John XXIII University Parish and Catholic Center as the 14th best Newman Center in the United States. A Pew Research study found that Christianity makes up 70 percent of the total population, with about 21 percent of the total identifying as …

Home Campaign strengthens St. Dominic in Kingsport

Jim Wogan News, Parishes

The Home Campaign is underway in the Diocese of Knoxville—with 34 parishes and mission churches now at various stages of participation. Early this year, 17 more parishes will join the campaign as Wave 3 participants. While the Home Campaign operates nearly the same in each parish, there is one big difference. Each parish can determine how to use its share …

St. Patrick fulfilling parish needs through Home campaign

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

For five years, parishioners at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Morristown have been holding some of their meetings and social gatherings in the church basement.  Not unusual—unless you consider the basement has no heat or air-conditioning. It’s not all bad. The basement is underground on 3 sides and well insulated, according the Father Patrick Brownell, pastor at St. Patrick. While …

A carnival for Christ

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

Through its second annual Royalty Carnival, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in Maynardville played host to several hundred guests Sept. 5. The carnival was a big success in raising money for Blessed Teresa’s new church building. The festival took place on the site of the future church, across from Union County High School on Highway 33. “This is for the …

Cathedral daily Mass moving to Chancery

Jim Wogan Cathedral, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Offices, Parishes

Summer will be a time for special adjustments for those who attend Masses and other events at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Construction of the new cathedral at 711 S. Northshore Drive will impact parking, summer camps, special events and daily Masses. Starting June 1, 2015, daily Mass for the cathedral will be held at the Our Lady of the Mountains Chapel …