Faithful departed honored at annual Memorial Day Mass

Bill Brewer News

Diocese of Knoxville parishioners gathered May 29 at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville for the annual Memorial Day Mass. About 50 faithful attended the Mass, which was celebrated by Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville. Deacon Joe Stackhouse served as deacon of the Eucharist. Parishioners from Immaculate Conception and St. John XXIII University Parish led the …

All Saints rosary held at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

More than 80 people attended the annual All Saints Day rosary Nov. 1 at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville. “It’s about 85 people, which is the biggest in the last few years anyway,” said Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception in downtown Knoxville, which maintains the Catholic cemetery. Father Franco, vicar general Monsignor Xavier Mankel, Father John Dowling, pastor …

‘Remembering those who have gone before us’

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

As parishioners throughout the Diocese of Knoxville marked Memorial Day by remembering loved ones who have died, including those who were killed in service to the country, a Memorial Day Mass was celebrated at Calvary Cemetery on May 25 in Knoxville to honor all those who have gone before us. Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church, served …

All Souls Day rosary will be prayed Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins. (2 Maccabees 12:46). By Father Ron Franco, CSP Here in the northern hemisphere, as the sun rises a little later each morning and sets a little earlier each afternoon, there is a sense of time passing by as yet another …