St. Therese

Deacon Scott Maentz Diocese of Knoxville, Parishes

St. Therese in Clinton was one of the original Harriman missions. From as far back as 1911, priests from Harriman served the faithful Catholics in Anderson County. There is little recorded of the history of Catholicism in the area until around 1960. The correspondence between Fr. Joel Wiggs and Bishop William Adrian attests to the fact that during the 1960’s …

The Harriman Missions

Deacon Scott Maentz Diocese of Knoxville

In 1905, Fr. E. F. Callahan wrote to Bishop Thomas Byrne, explaining why Harriman would be a good permanent center for the East Tennessee Catholic Missions. Missions of St. Francis de Sales: (Seven Counties-see no. 1) Comprising Counties of Washington, Johnson, Sullivan, Hawkins, Greene, Unicoi, Carter. Mission House at Johnson City….Families 17 (Catholic 8, mixed marriage 9). This field has only …