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 …

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. …

Cardinal Dolan is keynote speaker at Following Jesus Conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

By Bill Brewer Cardinal Timothy Dolan led the Diocese of Knoxville’s Following Jesus Conference April 18 at All Saints Church, focusing on Popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis as different but important examples for following Christ. (Note: audio recordings of the Following Jesus Conference are available on the Catholic Radio Knoxville page) In describing Saint John Paul II, …

Marian chapel dedicated at All Saints Church

Stephanie Richer Catholic Church, News, Parishes

By Stephanie Richer The gift of a mother is finally realized in the gift of the Mother. Before her death, Elizabeth Siminerio approached Father Michael Woods with a considerable donation for All Saints Church in Knoxville. “For some five years before she died,” he recalled Aug. 14, “Elizabeth would come up to me to ask, ‘Well, have you done anything …

Bishop Stika leads 2014 diocesan Men’s Conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika spent a morning and afternoon with some 165 participants at A Diocesan Men’s Conference: A Dialogue With Our Shepherd on Jan. 11 at All Saints Church. The conference was presented by the All Saints Peter and Paul Society and by Sacred Heart Parish’s St. Joseph Society. The bishop addressed a variety of topics …

A golf match made in heaven

Bill Brewer News

By Kara Lockmiller Alex Notte and Belen Mozo share a passion for golf. Now, the Bearden High School student who is a member of All Saints Church and the international golf pro have something else in common—a date to remember to Bearden’s senior prom. Alex has become an overnight sensation after being featured in newspaper and television reports for his …

Parishioners re-enact Passion of Christ

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Hispanic, News

The Passion of Christ came to life on Holy Thursday and Good Friday as actors re-enacted Jesus’ last hours leading to his crucifixion in dramatic portrayals at Holy Ghost and All Saints churches. As it occurs in many Spanish-speaking countries, re-enactment of the Passion, or Living Stations of the Cross, is an annual tradition conducted by amateur actors and is …

Cardinal Rigali enjoys fitting send-off to Rome for papal conclave

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

In a turnout befitting a pope—or a cardinal—more than a thousand well-wishers were on hand Feb. 26 at All Saints Church and McGhee Tyson Airport to see Cardinal Justin Rigali as he departed for Rome, where he will join the College of Cardinals in a conclave to elect the next pope. Cardinal Rigali presided at a morning prayer service at …