Blessed Teresa of Calcutta community is diocese’s newest parish

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Bill Brewer The Diocese of Knoxville is now 48 parishes strong after Bishop Richard F. Stika elevated Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission in Maynardville during a special Mass on Sept. 5. Bishop Stika, giving a homily in Blessed Teresa’s temporary facility in a storefront along Highway 33, praised parishioners for working to build the Union County Catholic community …

Maynardville community working together for new church

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Bill Brewer Father Steve Pawelk knows well the Scriptures about how children will lead the faithful. Michelle Morales isn’t exactly a child, but the young college student led Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission’s first major fundraising event on Aug. 30 that attracted scores of people and vendors and raised a few thousand dollars to build the new Blessed …