Student completes 125-mile Tour de Mary

Emily Booker News, Schools

Molly Deinhart, an eighth-grade student at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, recently completed a 125-mile bicycle ride to honor her teacher Darlene Adams, who is battling cancer. The Tour de Mary began on Oct. 5 at St. Mary Catholic School in Oak Ridge and finished on Oct. 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Chattanooga. Molly …

Diocesan priests receive Missionaries of Mercy mandate from Pope Francis

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Pope Francis

While Catholics across the world have been called on by Pope Francis to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy— two priests from the Diocese of Knoxville received a special mandate from the Holy Father in Rome to spread merciful works further. Monsignor Al Humbrecht, pastor at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Soddy Daisy; and Father Joe Reed, associate pastor at …

Fr. Reed receives incardination as diocesan priest

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Vocations

Father Joe Reed, who has served as associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, was officially received into the Diocese of Knoxville as a diocesan priest on May 10. Bishop Richard F. Stika read the decree of incardination during Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Fr. Reed is a Knoxville native. While in seminary he entered Conception …