Cardinal Rigali celebrates Marriage Mass

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Marriage Enrichment, News

As Pope Francis prepares for his first visit to the United States to preside at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and the Catholic Church focuses attention on the sacredness of the family, Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrated the Diocese of Knoxville’s first marriage Mass of 2015 on Aug. 29 at Notre Dame Church in Greeneville, where a number of …

Notre Dame in Greeneville marks 60th anniversary

Jim Wogan News, Parishes

Greeneville, Tennessee is known as the former home of President Andrew Johnson. Turns out, the nation’s 17th president also had an indirect hand in helping establish the roots of Catholicism in East Tennessee. Bishop Richard Stika and Father Dan Whitman celebrated Mass marking the 60th anniversary of Notre Dame parish in Greeneville on April 25.  The Mass was also used …

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 …