St. Mary’s Clinic goes to Gatlinburg

Jim Wogan Health, News

Several weeks after deadly wildfires swept through East Tennessee in late 2016, it became obvious to Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, MD, that it was time to bring the Diocese of Knoxville’s mobile medical mission to residents living in Gatlinburg and surrounding communities. Photo Gallery: (photos by Emily Booker) On April 27, after several months of investigation and planning, Sister Mariana, …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic honors volunteers

Emily Booker News

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic honored its many volunteers for their ministry of service on Monday, Nov. 7, with a volunteer appreciation Mass and luncheon at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. Father Bill Gahagan, pastor of St. Jude Parish in Helenwood, celebrated the Mass. “We come together to recognize the blessed gifts that God has given us to …

Sr. Mariana Koonce is national Lumen Christi Award finalist

Jim Wogan News, Uncategorized

Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, and director of the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic for the Diocese of Knoxville, has been selected as a national finalist for the Lumen Christi Award presented by Catholic Extension. Every year, Catholic Extension’s Lumen Christi Award honors an individual or group working in one of America’s mission dioceses who demonstrates how the power of faith can transform …

Doc Rock event can benefit St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic

Jim Wogan Health, News

The 2016 Doc Rock for Health event will be held on Saturday, February 20th and the band “Spinal Tappin’ Docs” has graciously agreed to play benefiting the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic. Please plan to attend if you are able to, and be sure to vote for “STD-Spinal Tappin’ Doctors”! Date: Saturday, February 20th   Location: NV Night Club (125 E. Jackson …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic honors its volunteers at luncheon

Dan McWilliams Catholic Church, News

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic held its second annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 2 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. Several dozen volunteers attended a Mass and the luncheon. Numerous volunteers were recognized at the latter event, including Mass celebrant Father Bill Gahagan and Glenmary Brother Craig Digmann. Gene Carter and Star Lakavage were named co-volunteers …

Facility for St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic dedicated

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Health, News

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic now has a permanent residence – a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that can house the mobile clinic when it isn’t on the road delivering free medical care to those in need across East Tennessee. The facility was dedicated Nov. 13, with Cardinal Justin Rigali blessing the building located on the Church of Divine Mercy campus at 10919 …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic volunteers honored

Jim Wogan News

Sister Marianna Koonce isn’t afraid to power a 40-foot mobile medical clinic around the back roads of East Tennessee, but the driving force behind the effort to bring medical care to rural areas in the Diocese of Knoxville might be the 80 volunteers who help her. On Nov. 7, those volunteers were honored with a special lunch and music at …

Diocese breaks ground on facility to house St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Home page, Media

By Dan McWilliams The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will soon have a new home. The diocese broke ground July 1 for a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that will house the mobile clinic, which is a family physician’s office on wheels that provides free health care each month to the needy of Washburn, Crab Orchard, and Athens. Bishop Richard F. Stika and Sister …

Thoughts On the Bishop’s Appeal

David Oatney Diocese of Knoxville, Vocations

Some of you might have heard your pastor make an announcement in your parish this weekend about the Bishop’s Appeal, the annual campaign of the Diocese of Knoxville to raise funds for diocesan-wide projects, missions, and charities. It is very easy to listen to the pitch for the Bishop’s Appeal and simply think “oh great, another plea for more money.” …

Diocese of Knoxville dedicates St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

After more than a year of planning and anticipation, the Diocese of Knoxville dedicated the region’s newest mobile medical clinic Sept. 11 during a ceremony attended by diocesan partners and community supporters. Bishop Richard F. Stika blessed the St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic, a 40-foot-long family doctor’s office on wheels, which was dedicated as diocesan and community leaders cut the ceremonial …