Confirmation and first Communion at Divine Mercy

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika has been giving the sacrament of confirmation at nearly every Diocese of Knoxville parish this spring. The sacrament was especially eagerly anticipated at one church, which held its first Mass of confirmation and first holy Communion. Divine Mercy Catholic Mission celebrated milestones for 21 of its youngest members June 15 as nine teens were confirmed and …

Bishop Stika dedicates Church of Divine Mercy

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Knoxville’s Vietnamese Catholic community turned out in full for the dedication of a church of its own Nov. 17. Bishop Richard F. Stika dedicated the Church of the Divine Mercy before an audience that included 10 priests, a number of religious sisters, Chancery staffers, and a standing-room-only gathering of Divine Mercy faithful. The Divine Mercy Catholic Mission …

Diocese preparing for Church of Divine Mercy dedication

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Parishes

One of the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest missions will have its first church dedicated on Nov. 17 to serve the growing Vietnamese Catholic community and diocese parishioners, priests and deacons are invited. Bishop Richard F. Stika will celebrate the dedication Mass at the Church of Divine Mercy, located at 10919 Carmichael Road in West Knoxville. Father Hoan Dinh, Divine Mercy …