Preserving the sanctity of life through baby bottles

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Diocese of Knoxville, Health, News

Sanctity of life activities at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville will mean more money for sanctity of life activities at Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. St. Joseph the Worker parishioners recently have raised $973 for Catholic Charities’ Pregnancy Help Centers through the baby bottle fundraising drive it holds twice a year. Father P.J. McGinnity initiated the baby bottle …

Catholic Charities celebrates an Emerald O’ccasion

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, Diocese of Knoxville, News

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee on March 12 marked the 30th anniversary of its Emerald O’ccasion, the organization’s annual fundraising dinner in the Knoxville area. Bishop Richard F. Stika hosted the dinner along with CCETN Executive Director Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, and the Catholic Charities Action Council. The featured speaker was Father Eric Andrews, CSP, president of the Paulist …

It’s an Emerald O’ccasion for Catholic Charities

Bill Brewer Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

The 30th annual Emerald O’ccasion dinner to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee will be held Thursday, March 12, at the Knoxville Marriott hotel with Father Eric Andrews, CSP, as the featured speaker. Bishop Richard F. Stika is host of the fundraising dinner and Hallerin Hilton Hill will emcee the program. Toys ‘R’ Us will be presented with the annual …

CCETN administrative offices back under one roof

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

The administrative offices of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee are now under one roof again – and there is now more room at Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Place shelter for homeless seniors. Bishop Richard F. Stika on Feb. 5 blessed the new CCETN offices at 119 Dameron Ave. in North Knoxville and offered prayers for the continued positive impact the agency …

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee receives Regions Bank gift

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

Regions Bank made a significant donation to Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Columbus Home on Dec. 3. Rob Stivers, senior vice president of Regions Bank, presented a $10,000 check from the Regions Foundation to Sister Mary Christine Cremin, executive director of Catholic Charities. The donation will be used for academic support for the boys at Columbus Home, Sister Mary Christine …

Catholic Charities golf tournament raises $50,000

Bill Brewer News

By Dan McWilliams Seventy-two golfers on 18 teams helped Catholic Charities of East Tennessee raise some $50,000 in the fifth annual Common Good Golf Tournament on June 9 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. The money benefits the Knoxville social-service programs of CCET. The tourney is one of three major fundraisers to benefit the Knoxville programs, the other two being …

Hundreds take part in fun walk to benefit Columbus Home

Bill Brewer News

By Dan McWilliams Some 1,000 participants took part in the 16th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk benefiting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Columbus Home. More than $40,000 was raised for Columbus Home at this year’s one-mile Fun Walk, held May 4 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Children and adults of all ages participated in the walk. Deacons, priests, and …