In thanksgiving to God

Diocese’s newest priests celebrate Mass where the seeds of vocation were sown Following their ordination to the priesthood on June 8, Fathers Bo Beaty, Danny Herman, and Michael Willey celebrated their first Masses at their home parishes, spanning the width of the diocese, from Jamestown, to Mountain City to Cleveland. …

Holy Spirit memorial Mass celebrated for Fr. Glennon

By Bill Brewer Fellow priests and deacons, friends, and loved ones gathered on June 20 at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy to remember Father Bertin Glennon, ST, during a memorial Mass celebrated by Monsignor Al Humbrecht, pastor of Holy Spirit. Father Glennon, a longtime priest in the Diocese of Knoxville …

DOK submits results from latest Synod sessions

The diocese holds a second round of listening sessions in March to collect more input for the final phase The East Tennessee Catholic The Diocese of Knoxville on April 5 submitted results from a second round of listening sessions in the diocese for the Synod on Synodality, which is being …

Dominican Sisters elect leadership for next 6 years

Prioress General, congregation general officials selected at June meeting The East Tennessee Catholic During their General Chapter on June 18, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation elected Mother Anna Grace Neenan, OP, as the prioress general of the congregation to lead the religious community for a second six-year term …

Addressing transgender issues

St. Gianna Guild sponsors presentation by Religious Sisters of Mercy physician By Gabrielle Nolan Concerns about transgenderism and gender ideology are at the forefront of social issues within the United States and around the world. As secular institutions more commonly perform sex reassignment surgeries and provide puberty blockers to children, …

In thanksgiving: Father Herman

Newly ordained Father Danny Herman celebrates Mass of thanksgiving By Dan McWilliams St. Anthony of Padua Parish in Mountain City likely never saw such a sight as what presented itself June 9. The Mass of thanksgiving celebrated by Father Danny Herman following his priestly ordination the day before featured 10 …

In thanksgiving: Father Beaty

Newly ordained Father Bo Beaty celebrates Mass of thanksgiving By Bill Brewer Father Bo Beaty debuted his priesthood in Jamestown a day after his June 8 ordination at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The seat of Fentress County is where one of the Diocese of Knoxville’s …

A look at the Rite of Ordination of a Bishop

It is composed of the preparatory rites, the essential element, and the explanatory rites By Father Randy Stice On July 26, Bishop-elect Mark Beckman will be ordained and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville. In this column I want to explain the Rite of Ordination of …

In thanksgiving: Father Willey

Newly ordained Father Michael Willey celebrates Mass of thanksgiving By Bill Brewer Father Michael Willey, one of the Diocese of Knoxville’s three newest priests, was in good company for his second Mass at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland on June 9. And so were St. Thérèse parishioners. Father …

Margaret Ann Jeswald

Margaret “Maggie” Ann Jeswald, 77, of Loudon, passed away peacefully on May 29 with her family by her side. Mrs. Jeswald was born in Pittsburgh on July 31, 1946, to the late Samuel and Anna (Catazone) Profeta and grew up in the town of Brookline, Pa. She attended Elizabeth Seton …

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The gift of laughing with your spouse

In 47 years of marriage, he has learned that God’s grace has many forms, including that gift “… And it’s the way that she looks with the rice in her hair” By George Valadie “Eating burnt suppers the whole first year “And asking for seconds to keep her from tearing …

Jeanne Elizabeth Marx Young

Jeanne Elizabeth Marx Young, age 96, passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 4. Mrs. Young was born in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 3, 1928, to Loretta Broderick Marx and Oscar Edward Marx, as the oldest of their three children. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia and …