On Feb. 16, Deacon Sean Smith, chancellor of the Diocese of Knoxville, announced a Decree of Incardination that officially made Father Jerry Daniels a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville.
Unable to be physically present during the ceremony due to weather, Bishop Richard F. Stika witnessed and approved of the incardination via Zoom. The ceremony also was witnessed by members of the diocesan Presbyteral Council.
Father Daniels has been serving in the Diocese of Knoxville for five years, most recently as pastor of St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Copperhill and at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton.
He previously was a priest in the Diocese of Jackson, Miss.