Diocese of Knoxville welcomes newest deacon

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News, Priesthood, Vocations

The Diocese of Knoxville welcomed its newest transitional deacon May 30 when seminarian Adam Royal was elevated to holy orders by Bishop Richard F. Stika at St. Stephen Church in Chattanooga. Fellow deacons, priests, family, friends and members of St. Stephen joined Deacon Royal for the Rite of Ordination. In his homily, Bishop Stika reminded Deacon Royal that people from …

Bishop Stika ordains three seminarians into transitional diaconate

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The pathway to priesthood in the Diocese of Knoxville continues to be busy as Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained three seminarians June 14 to the transitional diaconate, an important step in their religious education before priesthood. Newly ordained Deacons Jesús Guerrero-Rodríguez, Raymond Powell and Scott Russell participated in the Rite of Ordination for the diaconate at the Cathedral of the …

Seminarians ordained into diaconate

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

Calling it “a great and historic day for the Diocese of Knoxville,” Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four men to the transitional diaconate June 22 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Colin Blatchford, Tony Budnick, Julian Cardona, and Adam Kane all received holy orders in the Mass. It was the diocese’s second four-person ordination and first in nearly 20 years. On Nov. …