Catholic Charities takes steps in connection with COVID-19 pandemic

Jim Wogan News

As a result of the ongoing concern with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Lisa Healy, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, has announced the following steps to ensure the health and safety of the many clients who reside at or use their facilities: All buildings will be closed to outside visitors, including volunteers and interns. At the HUD properties …

Chattanooga CCETN dinner postponed

Emily Booker News

In light of the rapidly unfolding events and uncertainty concerning the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Catholic Charities of East Tennessee feels it is prudent to postpone tonight’s (March 12), CCETN benefit dinner in Chattanooga. We are making this decision based on the love and concern for all of our supporters who were planning to attend tonight’s event. Catholic Charities of East …

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

Jim Wogan News

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

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

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

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

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

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee

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

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

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’

Emily Booker News

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

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

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

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Diocese of Knoxville, Health, News

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

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Diocese of Knoxville, News

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

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Diocese of Knoxville, News

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

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

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

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

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 …