Diocese of Knoxville deaneries announce Lenten penance services for parishes

Here are the Lenten penance services scheduled for parishes around the diocese received as of press time: Cumberland Mountain Deanery 7 p.m. ET, unless noted. Feb. 20 — St. Mary, Oak Ridge; Feb. 26 — St. Teresa of Kolkata, Maynardville; March 7 — Our Lady of Perpetual Help, LaFollette; March …

The apostolic pardon

Guest Column by Father Arthur Torres Barona As priests at Sacred Heart Cathedral, we receive phone calls almost every day asking us to come to the hospital or the nursing home to administer the so-called Last Rites to the dying. Not long ago, a faithful parishioner called me to come …

‘Tiny Saints’ are living their faith at SJN

By Jessica Tarentino and Richard Tabler The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. John Neumann Parish in Farragut now has a group of student affiliate members from St. John Neumann Church and School. These students joined together with the goal of helping the needy and vulnerable in …

Food baskets benefit 63 families in need

Staff and volunteers from the Ladies of Charity in Knoxville on Dec. 22 distributed 63 Christmas food baskets from their Baxter Avenue location to families in need. Forty of the baskets were offered for distribution to the Ladies of Charity by Knox County’s Community Action Committee and the Knoxville News …

Marriage Enrichment: A month dedicated to love and romance

February is a time to focus on marital relationships and a time to celebrate long marriages By Marian Christiana February is nationally recognized as the month dedicated to love and romance. Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day, a day when people celebrate the established loving relationships in their lives or the …

Praying for Perspective: A return to a time when we knew better

When civility reigned, a minor disagreement would not have escalated into a shooting with a fatality By George Valadie I just don’t know anymore. The paper offered up yet one more story about one more shooting death. Sadly, there are more than a few to read about. But this one …

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Calendar sales program for schools a success

The program, which included a raffle with 365 winners of cash prizes, raised more than $225,000 for tuition support By Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville school leaders are praising the results of the first calendar sales program and raffle to benefit tuition assistance funds for the diocese’s 10 schools. Sales …

Elevating us toward God

Architects give form to the Diocese of Knoxville’s cathedral vision Story and Photography by Jim Wogan On March 3, Bishop Richard F. Stika will walk through the immense doors of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to celebrate its dedication Mass after more than four years …

Taking it to the limit: KCHS wins second title in three years

By Bill Brewer Photography by Dr. Kelly Kearse Cookeville – Knoxville Catholic High School won its second state football championship in three years Nov. 30, 2017, with a 45-28 victory over Beech High School at Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium. In addition to winning the championship in Division I, Class 5A, …

He dwells among us: Builders of God’s dwelling

With the help of St. Joseph, let our eucharistic Lord transform you into a beautiful cathedral By Bishop Richard F. Stika “How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord, God of Hosts!” (Ps 84:1) The opening verse of this psalm, which is one of my favorites, echoes more and more in …