Father John Orr, pastor of St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville, was installed as a Knight Commander of the Order of the Fleur de Lis on Aug. 26 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Long Beach, Miss.
The Order of the Fleur de Lis is a nonprofit service organization of Catholic men that promotes patriotism, love of country and good citizenship, encourages public morality, advances the concept of unselfish service to God and country, and supports and defends the Catholic Church and its teachings.
Members must have significantly contributed to the Catholic faith by action or accomplishment.
Among the Knight Commanders of the Order of the Fleur de Lis in the Diocese of Knoxville are Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop Richard F. Stika, Deacon Sean Smith of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City, Deacon Paul Nelson of St. Jude Church in Chattanooga, Michael Horton of St. Stephen Church in Chattanooga, and Mike Wills of All Saints Church in Knoxville.
The order is incorporated in Louisiana, with active members in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.