Morning Masses offered at cathedral

Emily Booker News

Morning Masses will be offered at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville while parish priests are on a diocesan retreat this week. Father Brent Shelton, pastor of St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge, will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 a.m. His Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali, will celebrate Masses at 6:30 a.m. and …

St. Mary at center of Oak Ridge town hall meetings on community relations

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

Black lives matter. Youth lives matter. Police lives matter. All lives matter. As those mantras reached crescendo levels around the country in recent months, the city of Oak Ridge – through the cooperation of three pastors including St. Mary Parish’s Father Brent Shelton – has been the site of a series of town hall meetings to show that “Community Matters.” …

Bishop Stika appoints priests to moderator assignments

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced that Father Dan Whitman has been appointed the Diocesan Spiritual Moderator of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. The DCCW is comprised of women across the diocese who are active in their parishes and the diocese. The council works to support, empower and educate all Catholic women in spirituality, leadership, and service, working with …