Divine Mercy becomes Diocese of Knoxville’s 49th parish

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

The Church of Divine Mercy became the Diocese of Knoxville’s 49h parish on Nov. 23 when Bishop Richard F. Stika elevated the church’s status during a special Mass. Bishop Stika and Deacon Sean Smith, the diocese’s chancellor, signed the decrees at the altar during Mass establishing the Divine Mercy Parish. The parish serves Vietnamese members of the East Tennessee Catholic …