Growing the diocese — Mission Possible

St. Mary parish life center, new missions, other projects are the face of expansion St. Mary Parish in Athens has come a long way from the late 1960s when parishioners gathered for Mass in a converted funeral parlor and later in a former restaurant on Congress Parkway that served as …

Diocese Acquires Retreat Center in Benton

The Diocese of Knoxville has acquired the Priory of St. John the Apostle retreat center in Benton and 52 acres of property to go with it. The previous owners, who wish to remain anonymous, donated the center to the diocese. Bishop Richard F. Stika signed the papers Aug. 1 to make …

Eagle Scout Award for Chris

Chris Cooley attained the rank of Eagle Scout at a ceremony held April 29 at the Farragut Town Hall. Chris is a parishioner at All Saints Parish in Knoxville and is an active member of BSA Troop 125, chartered by St. John Neumann Parish in Farragut. He is the son …

Notre Dame girls tennis team wins state title

The Lady Irish capture the program’s second crown with a 4-3 victory in the finals The Notre Dame High School girls tennis team won the 2012 Class A-AA state title, finishing the season undefeated at 14-0. The title was the second overall for the Lady Irish program, which also won …