White Mass celebrates ministry of health care professionals

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Health, News

Invoking the blessing of the Holy Spririt and the wisdom of St. Luke upon those serving in the health care profession, Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated a White Mass for medical professionals in the Diocese of Knoxville Oct. 17 at the Church of Divine Mercy. Bishop Stika told the congregation, numbering about a hundred, that Jesus wishes to use them, …

Bishop Stika celebrates annual Red Mass

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Attorneys, judges, and other members of the legal profession joined Bishop Richard F. Stika for the annual Red Mass on Oct. 8 at Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Knoxville. The Red Mass is a centuries-old tradition in the Church, Bishop Stika – dressed in red vestments for the liturgy – said. “The color red designates the Holy …