Five from Knoxville Catholic High School sign with universities

By Dan McWilliams Knoxville Catholic High School celebrated its first signing day of 2015-16 on Nov. 11 as five student athletes committed to universities at a ceremony in the school library. Two softball players signed, Gianna Carideo with the University of Washington and Jessica Hamilton with Transylvania University. A pair …

Sacred Heart runners have standout cross-country season

The school wins a pair of state titles in the elementary-level varsity meets and has high finishers in other divisions as well By Dan McWilliams The Sacred Heart Cathedral School teams’ imprint was all over the middle and elementary school cross country state championships held recently at Victor Ashe Park …

Pastor Cecil Clark to speak at Holy Trinity vigil

Pastor Cecil Clark, minister of True Vine Baptist Church in Knoxville, will be the featured speaker at an Ecumenical Candlelight Vigil at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 (sleet or snow date Jan. 31), at Holy Trinity Church in Jefferson City. Along with Pastor Clark, pastors associated with the Jefferson County …

St. Elizabeth members donate to Baby Bottle fund

This year parishioners of St. Elizabeth in Elizabethton donated $4,000, an all-time high, to the Baby Bottle program that benefits Abortion Alternatives and Women’s Center/TLC in Elizabethton. That amount brings the total to more than $22,000 for the nine years that St. Elizabeth has participated in the program. Baby bottles …

Celebrating St. Teresa of Avila

Knoxville Carmelite Secular Community marks renowned saint’s 500th birthday with cathedral Mass celebrated by Bishop Stika The Knoxville Carmelite Secular Community of the Transfiguration hosted a birthday party for St. Teresa on Oct. 3, beginning with Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika. Father John Dowling, …

Veterans Day 2015 has special meaning at Our Lady of Fatima

Parish becomes first in diocese to have a Catholic War Veterans of the United States of America post                    By Bill Brewer Veterans Day hit a little closer to home this year at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Alcoa. OLOF will be the first parish in the Diocese of Knoxville …

Baby bottles prove to be a valuable tool in promoting life

‘Crazy fun’ fundraiser at St. Mary in Johnson City benefits Catholic Charities’ pregnancy help centers                          By Emily Booker What better way to promote life than through a fundraiser using baby bottles during Respect Life Month? And who better to assist in the fundraiser than Catholic Charities of East Tennessee? The …

All Saints youth experience lesson on poverty firsthand

Cardboard city, work with KARM, Second Harvest, Operation Backyard are part of parish project By Emily Booker Learning about homelessness meant actually living it for several All Saints Parish youth. The annual Life on the Streets Retreat Oct. 23-25 focused on learning more about what it means to be homeless …

Workshop teaches biblical justice in addressing community issues

Diocese of Knoxville parishioners join members of other local congregations at faith-based meeting                                            By Bill Brewer Predatory lending, poverty, joblessness and lack of access to insurance were among the topics addressed Oct. 31 at a social justice workshop for Knox County churches attended by members of several Diocese of …

All Saints Day rosary is held

By Dan McWilliams More than 80 people attended the annual All Saints Day rosary Nov. 1 at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville. “It’s about 85 people, which is the biggest in the last few years anyway,” said Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception in downtown Knoxville, which maintains the …

St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge leads Community Matters public forums

Father Brent Shelton joins pastors at neighboring churches in hosting town hall meetings aimed at bringing city together            By Bill Brewer Black lives matter. Young lives matter. Police lives matter. All lives matter. As those mantras reached a crescendo around the country in recent months, the city of Oak Ridge …

Understanding the sacraments: Misal Romano, Tercera Edición

Latest edition of Roman Missal’s Spanish translation may speed up approval of U.S. version By Father Randy Stice In recent columns I have discussed the new Order of Matrimony and the new translation of the Order of Confirmation. In this column I want to introduce the Misal Romano, Tercera Edición, …