Mass, dinner honor service of Monsignor Schmidt

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News, Parishes

Prayers were made, a homily was said, songs were sung, a standing ovation was given and heartfelt thanks were returned as a Mass in celebration of Monsignor George Schmidt, who is retiring as pastor of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga, was held March 1. Some 400 people were in attendance at the basilica to celebrate the …

Basilica, Sevier churches, Catholic Charities see assignment changes

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced several assignment changes for the Diocese of Knoxville. Due to health concerns with Monsignor George Schmidt, pastor of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga since 1986, Bishop Stika has appointed Father David Carter parochial administrator of the basilica effective Nov. 26. Monsignor Schmidt—who had been the longest-serving pastor …