Knights of Columbus recognized for their continued work at CPOP

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville

Knights of Columbus representing six different councils joined Bishop Richard F. Stika for Mass at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton on Oct. 31. The Mass was in appreciation for the mowing teams who care for the retreat center grounds. More than 65 Knights and their spouses attended. Following the Mass, there was a luncheon. Thanks was given to the mowing …

Young-adult gathering set for June 29 to feature outdoor Mass, picnic

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Young Adult Ministry

Young adults from around the diocese are encouraged to be “hanging with the apostles” on June 29. The Frassati Fellowship, a Diocese of Knoxville outreach for young adults, is sponsoring a celebration of the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul with an outdoor Mass and picnic at the diocese’s Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. Young adults age …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood celebrate historic anniversary

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

By Stephanie Richer A year isn’t a long period of time. But for the Handmaids of the Precious Blood, it has brought about an entirely new chapter of life. On May 6, Bishop Richard F. Stika, accompanied by fellow priests Father Jerry Daniels, Father PJ McGinnity, and Father Hoan Dinh, celebrated a Mass of thanksgiving to mark the first year …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood mark first anniversary in Diocese of Knoxville

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The Diocese of Knoxville is extending warm wishes for a happy anniversary to the Handmaids of the Precious Blood as the cloistered community of women religious marks its first year in residence at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. Bishop Richard F. Stika marked the May 6 anniversary by celebrating Mass with the Handmaids in Benton. Bishop …

The Importance of Retreat

David Oatney Diocese of Knoxville, Prayer, Priesthood, Vocations

The priests of the Diocese of Knoxville are on retreat as I write these lines at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina. The Church asks all of her clergy who are physically able to do so to make a retreat at least once a year, something that their diocese or religious order will often facilitate (here you see Bishop Stika celebrating …

Sisters’ remains transferred to East Tennessee home

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

The deceased Handmaids of the Precious Blood will now rest at Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, who are making their way across country from New Mexico to their new home at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton, are not alone on their journey. They are being accompanied by nuns from …

Handmaids of the Precious Blood in residence

Stephanie Richer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a contemplative community that is relocating from New Mexico to the Diocese of Knoxville, continue making progress on their move. Four nuns have established residency in the St. John House at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton and more than a dozen nuns within the Handmaids of the Precious Blood are …

The Handmaids Come to East Tennessee

David Oatney New Evangelization, Prayer, Priesthood, Vocations, Year of Faith

The Handmaids of the Precious Blood, a religious order of cloistered Sisters dedicated to praying for priests as their primary charism, have arrived in East Tennessee. For now, there are just four sisters living on the grounds of Christ, Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton, which is our diocesan retreat facility. However, the Sisters eventually plan to relocate their …