Our Lady of Fatima Parish hosting 28th annual Knoxville Diocesan CCW Convention

The 28th annual Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Convention is set for May 4-6 at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Alcoa. Thursday’s schedule includes the memorial Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, a banquet, and keynote speaker Jeff Gardner of the Picture Christians Project. Friday’s events include …

Praying for Perpective: Being a ’90 percenter’ during Lent

This Lenten journey has been fairly successful, but sometimes during the season we cut deals with God and seek middle ground by George Valadie Baseball season is upon us. Bishop Richard F. Stika is a Cardinals fan; I’m all about the Braves. I hate to admit it, but of late …

KCHS teacher chosen for Bearing Witness Program

Knoxville Catholic High School teacher Joan Williams was recently selected to be a Tennessee representative in the weeklong Bearing Witness Program in Washington, D.C., this summer. This program, offered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Anti-Defamation League, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, hopes …

College lacrosse coming to second annual Knights Cup

Conference tournament semifinal and title games have been added to a busy schedule of youth and high school contests By Dan McWilliams The second annual Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament at Knoxville Catholic High School is adding on to last year’s inaugural event by incorporating three college conference tournament games into …

Morristown Knights donate $4,750 to local groups

Lakeway area came through to help people with mental challenges. This is the 36th year that the Knights of Columbus in Morristown have collected money from the public to aid local organizations that serve the needs of folks with intellectual difficulties. During the Knights’ annual Tootsie Roll street collections last …

Fairfield Glade Knights give help to fire victims

Knights of Columbus Council 16088 of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Fairfield Glade recently provided assistance to victims of the fire disasters in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area. The help came about when the council asked Father Antony Punnackal, CMI, pastor of St. Mary in Gatlinburg, what they could do …

Hundreds on hand for Catholic Charities fundraising dinners

Emerald O’ccasion clad in orange as Phillip Fulmer speaks; Chattanooga community leaders recognized By Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee took center stage in Knoxville and Chattanooga as the leading regional social services agency held fundraising dinners in March that attracted hundreds of supporters, community leaders, and CCETN clients, …

‘Historic’ KCHS boys basketball team reaches state finals

Knoxville Catholic finishes 31-2 after posting a 28-game winning streak and going wire to wire ranked No. 1 By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Catholic High School boys basketball team’s dream of its first-ever state championship ended in the title game, but the Fighting Irish finished as one of the greatest …

Listening for God, whether by a whisper or a prod

The duty of fostering vocations pertains to the whole Christian community; an invitation to listen to His voice By Father Joe Reed Though it may not always feel like it, God speaks to us in ways we have the capacity to understand. Maybe we don’t understand perfectly and immediately, but …

Sisters of Mercy mourn the loss of two

A former St. Mary’s Hospital president, Sister Marie Moore, passes away at 84, and Sister M. Placide Kilcoyne dies at 102 By Dan McWilliams The Sisters of Mercy are in mourning for two of their own who recently passed away. Sister Marie (Consilium) Moore, RSM, a former president of St. …

Diocese celebrates consecrated life in East Tennessee

Mass held for women and men religious By Bill Brewer Women and men religious serving in the Diocese of Knoxville, who were recognized Feb. 4 at a Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, filled the front pews of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. Among those represented …