KCHS rolls to state football championship, 48-8

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

Knoxville Catholic scored 48 unanswered points to capture its second state football championship with a 48-8 win over Pearl-Cohn on Dec. 5 in the BlueCross Bowl Class 4A finals at Tucker Stadium on the campus of Tennessee Tech in Cookeville. The Fighting Irish, also champions in 2008, never looked back after the Firebirds scored on a 91-yard run in the …

Five athletes at KCHS sign with universities

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

Knoxville Catholic High School celebrated its first signing day of 2015-16 on Nov. 11 as five student athletes committed to universities at a ceremony in the school library. Two softball players signed, Gianna Carideo with the University of Washington and Jessica Hamilton with Transylvania University. A pair of baseball players signed with Lincoln Memorial University, Turner Whitfield and Hunter Judd. …

Knoxville Catholic wins 2015 Irish Bowl 35-17 over Notre Dame

Jim Wogan News, Schools

At first it looked like a blowout. Then it looked like a washout. After all that, the 2105 Irish Bowl had the look and feel of an outright entertaining game for those who stuck around for the finish. Knoxville Catholic made sure the bronze trophy stayed on Cedar Bluff Road with a convincing comeback win over Notre Dame of Chattanooga, 35-17 on Sept. 11. Amari …

Bishop Stika celebrates Mass for diocesan educators

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

Teachers and other professional staff in the Diocese of Knoxville’s 10 schools were praised Sept. 4 during a special Mass, where Bishop Richard F. Stika praised them for their hard work in educating and inspiring generations of children. As part of the school system’s in-service workshop at Knoxville Catholic High School, the educators gathered for Mass at All Saints Church …

Sacred Heart School unveils renovations

Dan McWilliams Cathedral, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

When Sacred Heart Cathedral School students begin classes Sept. 8, they’ll find that plenty of renovations have taken place over the summer at their 59-year-old building. The school improvements, conducted while construction on a new cathedral was taking place next door, made it an exciting time for Daniel Breen as he starts his first year as SHCS principal. “There are …

Bishop celebrates All-School Mass at KCHS

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated his annual beginning-of-the-year All-School Mass on Aug. 26 for Knoxville Catholic High School students. The KCHS student body and teachers filled All Saints Church for the Mass. Concelebrating were Father Tony Budnick and school chaplain Father Christopher Manning. Also present were Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM, superintendent of Catholic Schools, and Dickie Sompayrac, KCHS president. …

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The Office of Human Resources provides professional employment and benefit services to those doing the work of the Church in the Diocese of Knoxville.  The department commits to fulfill its mission of employee recruitment, selection and retention in a Christ-like manner.  We are pleased to provide a list of current job opportunities with the Diocese and as a service to …

Sacred Heart Cathedral School honors three students

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

Sacred Heart Cathedral School celebrated a few special honors for students at the end of morning Mass on May 22, and Minnesota Vikings safety and SHCS alum Harrison Smith was on hand to present the scholarship award named after him. “This time of year we celebrate a lot of wonderful accomplishments,” said Sacred Heart Principal Sarah Trent. Seventh-grader Callie Grace …

KCHS holds academic signing day

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Schools

Athletes receive plenty of attention on signing days throughout the school year, but on May 5 Knoxville Catholic High School turned the spotlight on more than a dozen academic standouts by giving them their own signing day. Thirteen KCHS students who received full-ride scholarships were recognized in a ceremony in the school gym led by Principal Dickie Sompayrac and Jane …

Nine KCHS student athletes sign with colleges

Dan McWilliams News, Schools

Nine student athletes from Knoxville Catholic High School and seven from Notre Dame High School signed letters of intent with colleges on Feb. 4, which was National Signing Day. Family, friends, and coaches joined the students at the schools as they signed letters that were immediately faxed to their school of choice. It was a record-breaking signing day at Notre …

St. John Neumann School students show love through locks

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

By Dan McWilliams With a drum roll from music teacher Jonathan Leichman, 21 girls at St. John Neumann School in Farragut on Jan. 29 continued a four-year tradition of donating their ponytails to benefit cancer patients. As the student body looked on in the gymnasium, parents and friends began snipping the locks, some of which the girls had worn for …

Diocese celebrates Catholic Schools Week

Jim Wogan News, Schools

Bishop Richard F. Stika was in Chattanooga visiting St. Jude Catholic School on Thursday while Sister Mary Marta Abbott toured St. Joseph and St. John Neumann Schools in Knoxville. The two-pronged effort was part of the Diocese of Knoxville’s decision to make Catholic Schools Week (Jan 26-30) special for all diocesan school students, teachers and staff members. “I think this is important, …

St. Mary’s student wins Titans PPK title

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

Anne Marie Carter, an eighth-grader at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, won the Tennessee Titans Punt, Pass and Kick team title for 12-13 year old girls on Dec. 7 and is now eligible to compete for a national title in January. Anne Marie logged a division winning effort in competition at the St. Thomas Sports Park practice facility on …

Knoxville Catholic HS president “disappointed” football rivalry discontinued

Dan McWilliams Diocese of Knoxville, News, Schools

The Knoxville Catholic High School football rivalry with Webb School of Knoxville is coming to an end after the Spartans decided to call a halt to the series last week. KCHS President Dickie Sompayrac said the school community is both surprised and disappointed by Webb’s decision, which was reported by local media Nov. 15. The two schools have played each …