Priests, deacons, women religious, laity gather for annulment workshop

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Marriage, Marriage and Culture, News

Priests, deacons, women religious and laity from across the Diocese of Knoxville gathered April 29 to learn specifics surrounding the Declaration of Nullity process. Father David Carter, pastor of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga and one of the diocese’s canon lawyers, delivered the keynote remarks for the workshop held at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in …

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul marks 125th anniversary

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

There was much to celebrate at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul on June 28. The basilica community gathered for Mass with Bishop Richard F. Stika to mark not only the 125th anniversary of its church building (1890-2015) but also the 10th anniversary of the ordination to the priesthood of its rector, Father David Carter. The Mass was on …

Awesome Responsibility, Incredible Gift

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

With the feast of the Baptism of the Lord yesterday, the Church officially ended the Christmas season and enters Ordinary Time. As it happens, I spent the last weekend of the Christmas season with my brother candidates for the permanent diaconate in the Diocese of Knoxville in formation. This weekend’s topic was Canon Law. Those of you who read Life At …

EWTN’s Jim and Joy Pinto lead diocesan RCIA Summer Conference

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation

EWTN radio personalities Jim and Joy Pinto led the Diocese of Knoxville’s annual RCIA Summer Conference June 21 with discussions on bolstering the domestic Church and the family. About 50 people attended the conference at Holy Trinity Church in Jefferson City. Joining the Pintos in delivering a keynote address was Father David Carter. The Pintos are featured on the Catholic …

KDCCW convenes in Chattanooga

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

The Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women held its annual convention April 10-12 at the Doubletree Hotel in Chattanooga, and more than 200 members attended. Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the opening Mass at the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul on Thursday, and Monsignor Al Humbrecht of Holy Spirit Parish in Soddy-Daisy celebrated the Friday Mass and the closing …

Basilica, Sevier churches, Catholic Charities see assignment changes

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced several assignment changes for the Diocese of Knoxville. Due to health concerns with Monsignor George Schmidt, pastor of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga since 1986, Bishop Stika has appointed Father David Carter parochial administrator of the basilica effective Nov. 26. Monsignor Schmidt—who had been the longest-serving pastor …

St. Augustine Parish celebrates 75th anniversary

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Parishes

By Dan McWilliams St. Augustine Parish in Signal Mountain marked its 75th birthday Nov. 3 as Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated an anniversary Mass, dedicated a new education/multipurpose wing at the church, and blessed the parish’s new outdoor Stations of the Cross. Concelebrating were current St. Augustine pastor Father Joseph Kuzhupil and three former pastors in Father Bob Hofstetter, Father …