Meeting Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Jim Wogan News, Year of Mercy

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop Richard F. Stika, Father Richard Armstrong, and Sister Timothea Elliott, RSM have all met Saint Teresa of Kolkata. Mother Teresa was elevated to sainthood in a Mass of Canonization celebrated by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday, Sept. 4. In this video, each of them reflect on Saint Teresa’s impact and mission. The Diocese of Knoxville …

St. Vincent de Paul Society shows mercy to East Tennesseans

Emily Booker News, Year of Mercy

When people find themselves in times of crisis, they often call on the Catholic Church. The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Good Shepherd Parish in Newport is making sure the Church can answer that call. Driven by a mission to alleviate suffering and promote human dignity, Vincentians focus on person-to-person contact, visiting with the poor and individually addressing their …

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 …

Blessed Teresa to be canonized on Sept. 4

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Pope Francis, Saints, Year of Mercy

By Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will declare Blessed Teresa of Kolkata a saint at the Vatican Sept. 4. The date was announced March 15 during an “ordinary public consistory,” a meeting of the pope, cardinals and promoters of sainthood causes that formally ends the sainthood process. At the same consistory, the pope set June 5 as …

Ladies of Charity cut ribbon on cooler

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Year of Mercy

If they come, you will build it. Susan Unbehaun and her team of employees and volunteers at the Ladies of Charity in Knoxville have put their own twist on the movie “Field of Dreams” and its memorable line, “If you build it, they will come.” Mrs. Unbehaun, Ladies of Charity executive director,  and her staff, joined by friends and the …

A Legacy of Healing

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, Health, Year of Mercy

Story and photos by Bill Brewer Reimbursements for medical care given by the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic come in various forms when the mobile doctor’s office makes its rounds treating East Tennessee patients. “Thank you,” “I appreciate what you do for me,” and “We are glad you are here” are received most often. Then there’s the occasional handmade show of …

Holy Door opens at Sacred Heart Cathedral; Diocese begins Year of Mercy celebration

Jim Wogan Cathedral, News, Uncategorized, Year of Mercy

Bishop Richard F. Stika proclaimed the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Knoxville during the Rite of Introduction at the Our Lady of the Mountains chapel at the Chancery on Dec. 8. “Dear beloved brothers and sisters, with eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful face, the Holy Father, on this Solemnity of the Immaculate …

Bishop Stika lifts veil on Jubilee of Mercy

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Saints, Year of Mercy

Bishop Richard F. Stika lifted the veil on the Jubilee of Mercy in the Diocese of Knoxville on Dec. 6 as he celebrated Mass at the Church of Divine Mercy in Knoxville, where he introduced the special year established by Pope Francis. The Jubilee of Mercy officially begins on the feast of the Immaculate Conception, Dec. 8, and continues through …