St. Therese of Lisieux parish celebrates a century of Catholicism in Cleveland, Tenn.

Jim Wogan News

Long before the Diocese of Knoxville existed, back when the seeds of Catholicism were starting to sprout roots in the spiritual soil of East Tennessee, Father Paul Hostettler was a nurturing the crop, and keeping the rats away. Father Hostettler was appointed pastor at the Church of the Resurrection in Cleveland, Tennessee in 1958, and he quickly discovered that he wasn’t the …

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 …