Local Knights carry on food-delivery ministry

The far-reaching legacy of St. John Neumann parishioner Ted H. Denning Jr. continues By Gabrielle Nolan If you ever wondered if one person could make a difference in the world, the answer is yes. I would like to introduce you to a man named Ted Denning. His impact was far-reaching …

Special needs community celebrates with day of faith and fun

Diocese of Knoxville hosts inaugural ‘Bishop’s Very Special Day on the Sacred Heart Cathedral campus By Gabrielle Nolan Members of the special needs community from around the Diocese of Knoxville enjoyed a day of fellowship, frivolity, and faith-based activities for the recent “Bishop’s Very Special Day.” The first-time event, which …

Crossville Oktoberfest celebration attracts record attendance

By Gabrielle Nolan Crossville’s annual Oktoberfest reached new milestones by celebrating its 30th year of celebrating German traditions in East Tennessee and hosting its largest crowd to date. The German-themed festival took place Oct. 15-16 and is put on by the Catholic Social Club of Cumberland County, which owns the …

Fall RCIA conference takes leaders ‘back to basics’ of faith

Parishes throughout the Diocese of Knoxville strive to form and retain new Catholics                    By Gabrielle Nolan Parish coordinators for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults in the Diocese of Knoxville gathered recently for a day-long conference on learning ways to strengthen the Church through RCIA. “I see the …

Making a job connection

Ladies of Charity host employment event for Knoxville-area men and women in recovery               By Gabrielle Nolan Local community leaders are working hard to help men and women in recovery from substance abuse by connecting them to life-changing employment. The Community Resource and Employment Event was hosted at Ladies of …

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New deacon lives his faith through journey with cancer

All Saints parishioner ordained to permanent diaconate in special Mass led by Bishop Stika By Gabrielle Nolan The presence of God is not confined within the walls of a church, and where two or more are gathered in His name, He is surely present. This truth could not have been …

Diocese to celebrate families and children with special needs

‘Bishop’s Very Special Day’ will be held Sept. 25 on the Sacred Heart Cathedral campus; Mass to follow             By Gabrielle Nolan The Diocese of Knoxville will host a day for families, adults, and children with special needs at the parish hall and pavilion of the Cathedral of the Most …

Following God’s call

A journey of faith with Father Matthew Donahue as he answers ‘yes’ to the priesthood                      By Gabrielle Nolan Generations of a faith-filled family inspired the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest priest, Father Matthew Donahue. “My family has always been Catholic. My grandparents, great-grandparents, as far as I can tell, they’ve …