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 …

The sounds of spring: Diocesan schools give choral concert

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Schools, Youth Ministry

Students from Knoxville Catholic High School, St. Joseph School, St. Mary School in Oak Ridge, St. John Neumann School and Sacred Heart School joined voices May 1 to deliver a spring choral concert. More than 50 students performed for parents, friends and supporters in the commons area at KCHS. The chorus was conducted by KCHS choral director Daniel Varnell and …

Bishop Stika leads students in rosary for life

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Students from St. Joseph School in Knoxville and St. John Neumann School in Farragut joined Bishop Richard F. Stika March 13 in praying for the sanctity of life and an end to abortion in front of Planned Parenthood’s East Knoxville clinic at 710 N. Cherry St. Bishop Stika led the students in praying the rosary as part of the 40 …

KISL basketball: A true underdog story

Bill Brewer News, Schools

St. John Neumann School’s boys varsity basketball team claimed the 2012-13 Knoxville Independent School League tournament championship in the large school division, defeating Episcopal School of Knoxville in the championship game. The Mustangs, who finished second in the KISL regular season, were led by tournament most valuable player Joseph Fluker, All-Tournament selections Sean Purcell and JB Schaffer and All-League selection …