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 …

Two new leaders named at Notre Dame High

Dr. Eric Schexnaildre is appointed head of school and Melissa Wolff dean of academics By Dan McWilliams Notre Dame High School and Diocese of Knoxville superintendent of Catholic schools Mary Ann Deschaine on April 18 announced two leadership appointments at the Chattanooga school. Eric Schexnaildre, Ed.D., of the Notre Dame …

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 …

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 …

KCHS president receives national education award

NCEA names Notre Dame High School grad a top U.S. school leader By Gabrielle Nolan The National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) announced 11 winners of its “Lead. Learn. Proclaim. Award” at its annual convention, which was held in Pittsburgh April 2-4. Representing Knoxville Catholic High School was award-winner Dickie Sompayrac, …

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Images of Christ

Two local artists named finalists in National Sacred Art exhibit By Emily Booker Picture Christ. What image comes to your mind? Sacred art forms our understanding of religious concepts, like who Christ is, and educates us on the faith, using rich imagery and symbolism to pass down stories and meaning. …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic expands to Crossville

St. Alphonsus Parish to host mobile medical van each month By Gabrielle Nolan St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic continues to expand its reach with the goal of providing holistic health care to the rural uninsured of East Tennessee. On April 23, the mobile medical clinic opened its doors for the first …

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 …

Youth inspired by science of STAR EX program

Those attending camp at St. John Neumann learn about astronomy, rocketry, robotics, and more By Bill Brewer As a young girl, Tara Cotten loved to recite the nursery rhyme “Twinkle, twinkle, little star, how I wonder what you are!” Now, Dr. Tara Cotten, a professor with a Ph.D. in astronomy …

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. …