Mass and Dinner for Consecrated Life

Emily Booker News

Bishop Stika celebrated vigil Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle on Saturday., Feb. 4 attended by many of the religious and consecrated men and women who serve the Diocese of Knoxville.  Following Mass, a dinner was held for those attended.  Please click here learn more about our Office of Consecrated Life.    Photo Gallery [Photos by Deacon Scott Maentz and Jerry …

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 …

Called & Gifted Workshop

Emily Booker Christian Formation, Diocese of Knoxville, News

Discern your spiritual gifts! God has called and gifted you for a mission. When you were baptized, you were given the presence of the Holy Spirit and “charisms,” gifts of the Holy Spirit that enable you to be a channel of God’s love, truth, beauty, mercy, healing, and provision for others.  The Called & Gifted Workshop from the Catherine of …

Priests, deacons, women religious, laity gather for annulment workshop

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Marriage, Marriage and Culture, News

Priests, deacons, women religious and laity from across the Diocese of Knoxville gathered April 29 to learn specifics surrounding the Declaration of Nullity process. Father David Carter, pastor of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga and one of the diocese’s canon lawyers, delivered the keynote remarks for the workshop held at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in …

Bishop urges thoughtful solution to border crisis

Bishop Richard Stika Catholic Church, Leadership, News

By Bishop Richard F. Stika Imagine being a parent of five children and living with the very real expectation and fear that one of them, or worse yet, all of them, could be the targets of a ruthless and violent gang that you have no power to stop. The circumstances that have led to our recent crisis on the border …