Marian chapel dedicated at All Saints Church

By Stephanie Richer The gift of a mother is finally realized in the gift of the Mother. Before her death, Elizabeth Siminerio approached Father Michael Woods with a considerable donation for All Saints Church in Knoxville. “For some five years before she died,” Father Woods recalled, “Elizabeth would come up …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic breaks ground on garage, offices

Facility for mobile medical unit will be on the Church of Divine Mercy campus in West Knox County The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will soon have a new home. The diocese broke ground July 1 for a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that will house the mobile clinic, which is a family physician’s …

Diocese schools in Chattanooga, Kingsport see new principals

Top educators at St. Dominic, Our Lady of Perpetual Help retire; successors eager to begin new year Two diocesan elementary school principals retired following the 2013-14 school year, and each has a successor eager to step in and fill the role. Jeri McInturff stepped down at Our Lady of Perpetual …

Diocese breaks ground on facility to house St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will soon have a new home. The diocese broke ground July 1 for a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that will house the mobile clinic, which is a family physician’s office on wheels that provides free health care each month to the needy of Washburn, Crab Orchard, and …

EWTN’s Jim and Joy Pinto lead diocesan RCIA Summer Conference

EWTN radio personalities Jim and Joy Pinto led the Diocese of Knoxville’s annual RCIA Summer Conference June 21 with discussions on bolstering the domestic Church and the family. About 50 people attended the conference at Holy Trinity Church in Jefferson City. Joining the Pintos in delivering a keynote address was …

Catholic Charities golf tournament raises $50,000

Seventy-two golfers on 18 teams helped Catholic Charities of East Tennessee raise some $50,000 in the fifth annual Common Good Golf Tournament on June 9 at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. The money benefits the Knoxville social-service programs of CCET. The tourney is one of three major fundraisers to benefit …

Catholic Charities Fun Walk attracts 1,000, raises more than $40,000

Some 1,000 participants took part in the 16th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk benefiting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Columbus Home. More than $40,000 was raised for Columbus Home at this year’s 1-mile Fun Walk, held May 4 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Children and adults participated in the …

Hundreds take part in 16th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk

Some 1,000 participants took part in the 16th annual Kids Helping Kids Fun Walk benefiting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Columbus Home. More than $40,000 was raised for Columbus Home at this year’s one-mile Fun Walk, held May 4 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Children and adults of all ages …

Students raise money for teacher battling cancer

The Challenge youth group at St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge left St. Mary School’s Spanish teacher “in awe” after the group raised nearly $2,800 to help her with medical bills as she battles cancer. Darlene Adams was diagnosed with stage 3C ovarian cancer two years ago. The Challenge girls …

Hundreds attend retirement Mass for Monsignor Schmidt

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul pastor-emeritus and Chattanooga native celebrated for decades of service to priesthood  Prayers were made, a homily was preached, songs were sung, a standing ovation was given and heartfelt thanks were returned as a Mass in honor of Monsignor George Schmidt, who is retiring as …

More than 200 faithful take part in diocesan Rites of Election

Catechumens, candidates from deaneries gather for important step in faith journey to become Catholic Nearly 250 soon-to-be Catholics participated in this year’s Rite of Election of Catechumens and Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates, an important step on their journey to joining the Church. “There were roughly 240 combined—catechumens and …

Vouchers, immigration among issues for Catholic Day on the Hill

Bishop Stika, Bishop Steib meet with Gov. Haslam, legislators on issues affecting state’s Catholics     School vouchers were a popular subject in meetings Bishop Richard F. Stika and Memphis Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, had with Gov. Bill Haslam and legislators during the 17th annual Catholic Day on the …