Bishop Stika: Weekend of Grace and Gratitude for parishes, mission churches

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika has declared Dec. 17-18 as a Weekend of Grace and Gratitude for all parishes and mission churches in the Diocese of Knoxville for their “historic response” to the recent Home campaign which raised nearly $45 million for parish and diocesan initiatives. “I knew this would be a tremendous challenge.  I also knew that together we’d be …

Student completes 125-mile Tour de Mary

Emily Booker News, Schools

Molly Deinhart, an eighth-grade student at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, recently completed a 125-mile bicycle ride to honor her teacher Darlene Adams, who is battling cancer. The Tour de Mary began on Oct. 5 at St. Mary Catholic School in Oak Ridge and finished on Oct. 6 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Chattanooga. Molly …

Ladies of Charity cut ribbon on cooler

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Year of Mercy

If they come, you will build it. Susan Unbehaun and her team of employees and volunteers at the Ladies of Charity in Knoxville have put their own twist on the movie “Field of Dreams” and its memorable line, “If you build it, they will come.” Mrs. Unbehaun, Ladies of Charity executive director,  and her staff, joined by friends and the …

Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee surpasses $2.9 million in distributions

Jim Wogan Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

The Catholic Foundation of East Tennessee has surpassed $2.9 million in combined distributions for diocesan seminarians and the growth of parishes since its inception. John Deinhart, director of the Catholic Foundation, also announced for fiscal years 2014-15, the foundation distributed $131,000. This brings the total distributed by the foundation since inception to nearly $3 million. “With a growing number of new …