Bishop Stika announces priest retirements and new pastoral assignments

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika is pleased to announce the following information regarding priest retirements and new pastoral assignments. These retirements and new pastoral assignments will be effective July 1, 2018: Msgr. Patrick Garrity is retiring from full-time priestly ministry.  Msgr. Garrity will remain as Vicar for Priests, Chairman of the Clergy Materials Concern Committee and member of the Priest Benefit …

Bishop Stika announces new priest assignments

Jim Wogan News, Parishes, Priesthood

  Bishop Stika is pleased to announce the following priest assignments which are effective July 1, 2016: Reverend John Arthur Orr to pastor of St. Joseph the Worker in Madisonville.  Father Orr will succeed Father P.J. McGinnity,  who has served as pastor at St. Joseph the Worker since 2009. Father McGinnity will take up Ministry as a priest in the …

Church leaders meet in support of Amendment 1

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

More than 20 Knoxville-area pastors and church leaders voiced their support for the passage of Amendment 1 during a press conference Oct. 23 at West Park Baptist Church in Knoxville. Leading the press conference were senior pastor Sam Polson of West Park Baptist; pastor Brian Truog of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Loudon; pastor Cecil Clark of True Vine …

Parishioners re-enact Passion of Christ

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Hispanic, News

The Passion of Christ came to life on Holy Thursday and Good Friday as actors re-enacted Jesus’ last hours leading to his crucifixion in dramatic portrayals at Holy Ghost and All Saints churches. As it occurs in many Spanish-speaking countries, re-enactment of the Passion, or Living Stations of the Cross, is an annual tradition conducted by amateur actors and is …