Bishop issues directive as precaution against COVID-19

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, Health, News

After closely monitoring recent developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), Bishop Richard F. Stika has issued a directive to all pastors, priests, and deacons that they institute the following precautions at Mass celebrations in the Diocese of Knoxville. The directive includes suspending the distribution of the consecrated wine, knowing that one receives the fullness of Communion of Jesus Christ in …

Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent: In Spirit and In Truth

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Homily   Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42   It is noteworthy that the woman at the well in today’s Gospel was there drawing water at around Noon, the Scripture tells us. Not only are we told that this is Jacob’s well, which is mentioned in the Old Testament (so Jesus’ presence there already had a kind of heightened …