Vietnamese Catholic community established in Chattanooga

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News

Further reflecting the continued growth and diversity of the Catholic Church in East Tennessee, Bishop Richard F. Stika has formally established a Public Association of the Faithful for the Vietnamese Catholic community in the Chattanooga area. The establishment of a Public Association of the Faithful is the first step in the canonical process that one day could lead to the …

Bishop Stika dedicates Church of Divine Mercy

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

By Dan McWilliams Knoxville’s Vietnamese Catholic community turned out in full for the dedication of a church of its own Nov. 17. Bishop Richard F. Stika dedicated the Church of the Divine Mercy before an audience that included 10 priests, a number of religious sisters, Chancery staffers, and a standing-room-only gathering of Divine Mercy faithful. The Divine Mercy Catholic Mission …