Old Holy Ghost Church to get new life through the Home Campaign

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News

Holy Ghost Church is one of East Tennessee’s most identifiable Catholic landmarks and is a vital place for worship and fellowship. For nearly 90 years, the massive limestone structure and its adjoining tower have dominated the view over north Knoxville’s Central Avenue district. The parish has played a key role in the growth of Catholicism in East Tennessee and even …

40 Days for Life and its impact

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Lent, News

As the Diocese of Knoxville’s 40 Days for Life vigil begins enters the homestretch, vigil coordinators Paul Simoneau and Lisa Morris are thanking the individuals and groups that have participated in praying rosaries and holding pro-life signs in front of the Planned Parenthood facility at 710 N. Cherry Street in Knoxville. Scores of individuals and more than 20 groups with …

Nativity re-enactment ushers in Christmas

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Hispanic, News

By Lourdes Garza “Grupo Emanuel” again presented a rendition of the Nativity story in the Mexican tradition of a “pastorela” on Sunday, Dec. 21. The acting group was made up of parishioners from Holy Ghost Church, Sacred Heart Cathedral and All Saints Church and members of the Comité Popular de Knoxville. The actors and crew included a multigenerational group ranging …

All Souls Day rosary will be prayed Nov. 2 at Calvary Cemetery

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins. (2 Maccabees 12:46). By Father Ron Franco, CSP Here in the northern hemisphere, as the sun rises a little later each morning and sets a little earlier each afternoon, there is a sense of time passing by as yet another …

A faith foundation

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Habitat home is cornerstone of refugee family’s new life in diocese Faith is the cornerstone on which Drocella Mugorewera and her husband, Jean Danascene Nkurunziza, have rebuilt their family. The parishioners of Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville are political refugees from the Republic of Rwanda in Africa, which endured horrific genocide and civil war in the 1990s that led to …

40-day vigil brings awareness to immigration reform

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Hispanic, News

Parishioners across the Diocese of Knoxville are taking part in a 40-day vigil on immigration reform. The vigil, which is part of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants Campaign, began Aug. 15 and ends Sept. 23. The diocese is asking parishes, organizations and individuals to dedicate one hour to bring awareness to the need for a …

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 …