Funeral Mass celebrated for Fr. Bertin Glennon

Religious-order priest served much of his priesthood in the Diocese of Knoxville By Dan McWilliams 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 at the age of …

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‘A great mission for the Church’

Neophytes sent forth into their communities following missioning Mass By Gabrielle Nolan More than 110 new Catholics and their sponsors attended the Sending of the Neophytes Mass, a special missioning for those who entered the Catholic Church across the diocese this past Easter. According to the office of Christian formation, …

Priest assignments made

Archbishop Fabre announces changes for several parishes The East Tennessee Catholic Twenty-two priests in the Diocese of Knoxville are transitioning into new roles as Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre, apostolic administrator of the diocese, announced a series of assignments that will impact more than a dozen parishes. Archbishop Fabre announced the …

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 …

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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 …

Basketball players from Knoxville Catholic, Notre Dame receive honors

Honors continue to come Sydney Mains’ way after the Knoxville Catholic High School senior guard led the Lady Irish to their second straight state championship this spring. Sydney was named Knox News’ girls basketball player of the year recently. The Florida Atlantic signee finished her career with 2,325 points, becoming …

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. …