Mass and Dinner for Consecrated Life

Emily Booker News

Bishop Stika celebrated vigil Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle on Saturday., Feb. 4 attended by many of the religious and consecrated men and women who serve the Diocese of Knoxville.  Following Mass, a dinner was held for those attended.  Please click here learn more about our Office of Consecrated Life.    Photo Gallery [Photos by Deacon Scott Maentz and Jerry …

Celibacy and Chastity

David Oatney Vocations

If you’ve been reading Life At 25 over the last few days, you know that we’ve begun a new series on the vocational life of the Church and what someone’s place might be in that vocational life, and you probably know that our previous two posts have been all about the sacrament of Matrimony. There is a reason for that, and …

Matrimony and Other Vocations

David Oatney Vocations

In the previous post at Life At 25, I discussed the importance of approaching marriage with a sacramental and vocational mentality, because the sacrament of Matrimony is a vocation in much the same way that the diaconate, priesthood, and religious life are vocations, callings that ultimately come from the Holy Spirit, and I pointed out that the Diocese of Knoxville’s Office …