Catholic in Recovery 12-step ministry meets Mondays at St. Mary-Johnson City

Catholic in Recovery is a 12-step recovery ministry that holds meetings each Monday at 7 p.m. at St. Mary Church in Johnson City. CIR provides hope and healing from addictions, compulsions, and unhealthy attachments. Family members impacted by a loved one’s addiction are also encouraged to attend. Meetings combine the …

Father Bertin Glennon, ST, dies

Father Bertin Glennon, a longtime priest in the Diocese of Knoxville who was a member of the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity religious order, passed away on May 21. He served in the Chattanooga area during much of his priesthood. Among his roles in the diocese were as …

Basketball players from Knoxville Catholic, Notre Dame receive honors

Honors continue to come Sydney Mains’ way after the Knoxville Catholic High School senior guard led the Lady Irish to their second straight state championship this spring. Sydney was named Knox News’ girls basketball player of the year recently. The Florida Atlantic signee finished her career with 2,325 points, becoming …

Knoxville Catholic names Medlyn as new boys and girls golf head coach

Knoxville Catholic High School introduced Peter Medlyn as its new boys and girls golf coach in March. Mr. Medlyn met with team members March 5. Local golf pro Tre Mullins will be Mr. Medlyn’s assistant coach. Mr. Medlyn played golf at the highest amateur level in Australia and caddied on …

A child’s sacrament recalls another years ago

A grandson’s first Communion brings back memories and evokes prayers for the youth By George Valadie It was May 1961, so a good many of the details escape me now. But it was when my second-grade classmates and I received our first Holy Communion. It was the third of five …

Dr. Ronald Yatteau

Ronald Francis Yatteau, M.D., age 83, of Lenoir City, passed away Feb. 18 from pancreatic cancer. Dr. Yatteau was born on Sept. 22, 1940, to Donald F. Yatteau and Henrietta M. Lieser. His father was a meteorologist for the U.S. Air Force and stationed for a time in Hawaii and …

The Bible is ‘the book of the Church’

It came from many sources but is ‘God’s Word for us today and for all generations’ By Deacon Bob Hunt Where did the Bible come from? The Bible is not a single book. It is a collection of many books, like a library. The word “bible” comes to us from …

Elizabeth Currie

Elizabeth Ann Slowinski Currie of Hixson passed away peacefully on March 9 with her children by her side. Mrs. Currie was born in Ionia, Mich., on Jan. 9, 1939, to Arthur and Alice Slowinski. In 1945, she moved to Port Huron, Mich., where she graduated from St. Stephen High School. …

Joseph MacDonald

Joseph Graham “Joe” MacDonald, husband of late wife Liz, father to Meghan and Erin, and beloved member of the Knoxville community, entered eternal life on April 9 following a series of health challenges. Mr. MacDonald, powered by his faith, his love for his family, and his dedication to golf, died …

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Mary: A study in motherhood

Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul retreat looks at Blessed Mother’s sorrowful heart By Claire Collins A motherhood retreat, led by the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga on March 9, featured the theme “A sword shall pierce your heart: how to bear the wounds of motherhood through …

Bonnie Lee Larison

Bonnie Lee Larison of Knoxville passed away on Feb. 29 in Winter Haven, Fla., at the age of 79. Mrs. Larison was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend who will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Vernon Rice …

Louis Joseph LaMarche Jr.

Retired Army Col. Louis Joseph LaMarche Jr. of Farragut passed away Feb. 24. He was 88. Mr. LaMarche was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, cousin, grandfather, and great-grandfather who loved his faith, his family, his beloved city of Farragut, his Clemson Tigers, and being a competitive runner. He …