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 …

Marian chapel dedicated at All Saints Church

Stephanie Richer Catholic Church, News, Parishes

By Stephanie Richer The gift of a mother is finally realized in the gift of the Mother. Before her death, Elizabeth Siminerio approached Father Michael Woods with a considerable donation for All Saints Church in Knoxville. “For some five years before she died,” he recalled Aug. 14, “Elizabeth would come up to me to ask, ‘Well, have you done anything …

Diocesan In-Service Day begins school year

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools

By Dan McWilliams and Sedonna Prater Nearly 300 teachers and administrators from East Tennessee Catholic schools took part in the annual Diocesan In-Service on Aug. 8 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Bishop Richard F. Stika began the program with a keynote address in the KCHS gym. The day fell on the feast of St. Dominic, which was appropriate, the bishop …