Third St. Dominic Catholic Men’s Conference set March 9

The third annual East Tennessee Catholic Men’s Conference will be held at St. Dominic Church in Kingsport on Saturday, March 9. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. and will end around 3:30 p.m. The theme for 2024 is “Mission: Building Foundations of a Virtuous Life.” This year’s conference again aims …

Promoting the dignity of human life

Heart 2 Fragile Heart is a new lay ministry underway at St. Dominic By Michael Miller When are the vital signs of life present in the embryonic stage of life? A new volunteer organization, Heart 2 Fragile Heart, has recently formed at St. Dominic Parish in Kingsport to promote the …

Archbishop Fabre announces reassignments of 2 priests

By Bill Brewer Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre has announced the reassignments of two priests in the Diocese of Knoxville. Father Michael Hendershott, currently the associate pastor of Holy Ghost Parish in Knoxville, will become the parochial vicar of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga. Father Hendershott also …

Knoxville Catholic dedicates STEM Innovation Lab

The Witsoe family and other donors receive thanks for making the ‘really exciting’ facility possible By Gabrielle Nolan A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new, state-of-the-art STEM Innovation Lab took place at Knoxville Catholic High School on Jan. 9. Students, teachers, faculty, families, and local media crews toured …

Pamela Rudd

After a life of faith, hope and charity, Pamela Marion Mahoney Rudd departed this life on Jan. 24 at her home surrounded by family. With unceasing love and unselfish service, Mrs. Rudd walked 72 years upon this earth. Born in Dunlap to the late Marion Doolittle Mahoney and James Leonard …

Our mission now: understand Jesus is Lord

If we follow and remain faithful to Him, our troubles will end, and we will live in the bosom of the Father By Deacon Bob Hunt “Jesus said to His disciples: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. You have faith in God; have faith also in me’”(John 14:1). There …

Therese Mardini

Therese Mardini, “Teta,” 91, of Knoxville, passed away peacefully with family members by her side on Jan. 15. Mrs. Mardini was born on Jan. 1, 1933, in Beirut, Lebanon, to a devout Maronite Catholic family. She practiced her Catholic faith daily and was always a positive influence on those around …

Donation lets cathedral complete organ install

Alan and Sally Sefton’s gift allows the instrument to ‘produce the entire canon of organ repertoire’ By Dan McWilliams The end of his violin lessons as a youth did not stop Alan Sefton’s love of music, and the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus community is glad of …

John Stephan MacDonald

John Stephan MacDonald, adoring husband of Maggie (the feeling was mutual), father of six children, with five grandchildren, and beloved member of the Knoxville community, entered eternal life on Jan. 6 following a year-long battle with cancer. His faith and family were his heart and soul. Born as the fourth …

The Eucharistic Prayers for Reconciliation

The two reconciliation prayers lead us more deeply into the work of the Trinity By Father Randy Stice In 1975, the Church celebrated a Holy Year with two main themes: renewal and reconciliation. Pope St. Paul VI wanted these two themes to “resound repeatedly in liturgical celebrations, especially in the …

Wayne Albert Groppe

Wayne Albert Groppe, age 92, passed away on Dec. 8 in his home from complications of heart failure and multiple strokes. His daughter, Jeanne Groppe Chamberlin, was at his side. Mr. Groppe was born on Nov. 19, 1931, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Clara Loretta Koester Groppe and Albert August Groppe. …

Retirement in the Valadie household

Quibbles about ballgames and TV shows aside, there is thankfulness for good health By George Valadie Hey, will you turn the game up?” “2 o’clock, I think.” “What?” “2 p.m. Can’t you hear?” “What?” “What?” “What are you talking about?” “Katy said his game is at 2. Isn’t that what …