#iGiveCatholic campaign surpasses $61,000 for parishes, schools, and ministries

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Giving Tuesday lived up to its name in the Diocese of Knoxville as 25 parishes, schools, and ministries received more than $61,000 in support for a variety of projects through the #iGiveCatholic campaign. Giving Tuesday was organized a few years ago in response to the Black Friday and Cyber Monday efforts to motivate consumers at the start of the Christmas …

Catholic Charities celebrates Emerald O’ccasion

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The 32nd annual Catholic Charities dinner in Knoxville, An Emerald O’ccasion, brought together members of the community to celebrate and support the work that Catholic Charities of East Tennessee does across the region. Former Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer was the keynote speaker. Photos: Stephanie Richer Photography Photo Gallery 

New Pregnancy Help Center opens in Johnson City

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee recently opened a new Pregnancy Help Center in Johnson City in order to better serve families in the Tri-Cities. The center celebrated its opening with an open house on Dec. 13. The Respect Life Committee from St. Mary Church in Johnson City presented the Pregnancy Help Center with a check from its baby bottle drive. …

Catholic Charities moves to new Chattanooga office

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After 19 years of service on McCallie Avenue, Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is excited to announce a move to its new Chattanooga office at 5720 Uptain Road, Building 6100, Suite 4200, Chattanooga, Tenn. 37411, effective Oct. 5. Catholic Charities will close its McCallie Avenue office on Sept. 27 and expects to be fully operational at its new location on …

Food Lion donates $3,000 to stock Catholic Charities food pantry

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee received a generous donation of $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. The Crazy Quilt Friendship Center in Newcomb will use the gift to stock the shelves of their food pantry. Crazy Quilt has been a long standing program of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. Through …

Samaritan Place ‘raises the roof’

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee celebrated the new roof at Samaritan Place in Knoxville yesterday. The new roof covers a 10,000 square-foot facility and was made possible by a $70,000 grant from the City of Knoxville. Representatives from the local Community Development Office, the U.S. Department of Housing, and Urban Development, and ACC Construction joined Catholic Charities in its “Raise the Roof” …

360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon celebrates the virtue of charity

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The Christmas season and the spirit of charity were celebrated at the Catholic Charities of East Tennessee inaugural 360° of Hope Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 10. The event, held at the Knoxville Marriott, focused on the mission and impact of Catholic Charities. The luncheon’s featured speaker was Joan Cronan, University of Tennessee Women’s Athletic Director Emeritus. The event was titled …

Preserving the sanctity of life through baby bottles

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Sanctity of life activities at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville will mean more money for sanctity of life activities at Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. St. Joseph the Worker parishioners recently have raised $973 for Catholic Charities’ Pregnancy Help Centers through the baby bottle fundraising drive it holds twice a year. Father P.J. McGinnity initiated the baby bottle …

Catholic Charities Fun Walk attracts fans of all ages

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More than 150 fans of fun and fitness participated in Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s 17th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk at Knoxville Catholic High School on April 26. Supporters of all ages took part in the fun walk on the KCHS outdoor track and the greenway that circles the KCHS and All Saints Parish campus. Children also could …

Catholic Charities celebrates an Emerald O’ccasion

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee on March 12 marked the 30th anniversary of its Emerald O’ccasion, the organization’s annual fundraising dinner in the Knoxville area. Bishop Richard F. Stika hosted the dinner along with CCETN Executive Director Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, and the Catholic Charities Action Council. The featured speaker was Father Eric Andrews, CSP, president of the Paulist …

It’s an Emerald O’ccasion for Catholic Charities

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The 30th annual Emerald O’ccasion dinner to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee will be held Thursday, March 12, at the Knoxville Marriott hotel with Father Eric Andrews, CSP, as the featured speaker. Bishop Richard F. Stika is host of the fundraising dinner and Hallerin Hilton Hill will emcee the program. Toys ‘R’ Us will be presented with the annual …

CCETN administrative offices back under one roof

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The administrative offices of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee are now under one roof again – and there is now more room at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Place shelter for homeless seniors. Bishop Richard F. Stika on Feb. 5 blessed the new CCETN offices at 119 Dameron Ave. in North Knoxville and offered prayers for the continued positive impact the agency …

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee receives Regions Bank gift

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Regions Bank made a significant donation to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Columbus Home on Dec. 3. Rob Stivers, senior vice president of Regions Bank, presented a $10,000 check from the Regions Foundation to Sister Mary Christine Cremin, executive director of Catholic Charities. The donation will be used for academic support for the boys at Columbus Home, Sister Mary Christine …

Catholic Charities golf tournament raises $50,000

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By Dan McWilliams Seventy-two golfers on 18 teams helped Catholic Charities of East Tennessee raise some $50,000 in the fifth annual Common Good Golf Tournament on June 9 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. The money benefits the Knoxville social-service programs of CCET. The tourney is one of three major fundraisers to benefit the Knoxville programs, the other two being …