Father Bertin Glennon—50 years a priest

Friends and family join in at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy as he celebrates his golden jubilee       By Dan McWilliams Father Bertin Glennon, ST, of Chattanooga celebrated 50 years in the priesthood on the anniversary date itself, May 15. Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy hosted Father Glennon’s golden-anniversary Mass and …

Feminine genius on display at KDCCW convention and Mass

By Emily Booker Women from across the diocese gathered to celebrate their faith, friendship, and femininity during the Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women annual convention at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville June 10-12. Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Mass of Remembrance on …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic raising funds for a new mobile van

By Dan McWilliams The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic is hoping to replace its vehicle that has served the needy in East Tennessee for more than seven years. An open house and fundraiser May 8 at the clinic’s home site at Divine Mercy Church in West Knoxville served to call attention …

Proms offer a night to remember in COVID year

Notre Dame and Knoxville Catholic high school events give seniors a chance to dress up and celebrate           By Emily Booker Prom. The end-of-year formal that high school rom-coms are made of. For many students, it is a highlight of high school, a night of fancy clothes, music, and friends, celebrating …

State Knights of Columbus officers installed

Installation held at St. Henry; leadership reflects Diocese of Knoxville By Dan McWilliams State Knights of Columbus officials again convened at St. Henry Church in Rogersville on May 29, this time to induct the new state officers for the upcoming fraternal year that began July 1. Among the six new …

Diocese of Knoxville offering Masses in Swahili at Holy Ghost Parish

Holy Ghost Church has begun offering Masses in the Swahili language to serve the Diocese of Knoxville’s growing community of African members. Father Pontian Kiyimba, AJ, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge, is celebrating the Masses in Swahili on the last Saturday of each month at 5 …

St. Joseph the Worker holds large shower to help new mothers in Monroe County

When Pope Francis declared that 2021 would be dedicated to St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville wanted to do something to celebrate. Parish members decided to have a large baby shower to provide newborn items to the Good Shepherd Center in Madisonville, which …

The language of love

Regional accents can highlight distinctions, but communicating with affection brings everyone together            By Bill Brewer Older confirmands were again front and center in the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Pentecost Sunday after a year hiatus due to COVID-19 as Bishop Richard F. Stika welcomed the …

Bishop Stika celebrates annual diocesan Mass for Scouting

By Emily Booker The Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting celebrated its annual Mass and breakfast banquet May 22 at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Mass. “We gather together with the Scouts to celebrate their commitment to the Church and …

Knoxville Catholic High holds Academic Signing Day in May

Knoxville Catholic High School hosted a Class of 2021 Academic Signing Day event May 10 in the KCHS gym. The event honored those students who have been offered academic scholarships, covering all tuition and fees, at the college they plan to attend this fall. Signing with their colleges were: Peter …

Seeing the need

Ladies of Charity host Remote Area Medical vision clinic for Knoxville-area clients By Dan McWilliams Determined to help their clients any way they could, the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville hosted a Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic that focused on eye care as COVID-19 prevented a dual dental clinic. The …

KCHS girls tennis captures two state titles

Maeve Thornton wins the individual championship and joins her fellow Lady Irish in netting the team crown Knoxville Catholic High School sophomore Maeve Thornton and her Lady Irish teammates each came home with a state championship at the Division II, Class AA, girls tennis finals held in May in Murfreesboro. …