Some endure months, years without sacraments

‘Our own experience during the lockdown can inspire us to appreciate the freedoms we possess’ By Bob Hunt As I write this, the Church is approaching the celebration of our Lord’s Ascension. The week after, Pentecost Sunday, our diocese will begin to celebrate public Sunday Mass again, with some restrictions …

KCHS junior is leukemia society’s fundraising ‘student of the year’

Through The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) newest innovation in fundraising, Students of the Year, five motivated Knoxville high school students raised more than $42,545 for LLS’s cutting-edge cancer research and patient services. Gabriela Sweet, a junior at Knoxville Catholic High School, raised the most funds and earned the title …

St. Mary-Oak Ridge students once again place high in UT-Knoxville science fair

Students at St. Mary School in Oak Ridge continued their tradition of success at the Southern Appalachian Science & Engineering Fair (SASEF), this year held virtually because of COVID-19 on March 30. The annual St. Mary School middle school science fair was held Feb. 6. Projects were divided into two …

NDHS’s Petrin named bowling All-Star

The 2019-20 All-Star bowling teams have been announced by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. CJ Petrin of Notre Dame High School in Chattanooga was named to the Division II squad. CJ, the 2020 state Mr. Bowling winner, led the Irish to the Division II state championship with an average of …

Knoxville Catholic students earning full ride honored with special video

Knoxville Catholic High School has announced its students who have been offered academic scholarships, covering all tuition, at the college they plan to attend this fall. While the school couldn’t host a live event as it has done in the past with parents, family members, teachers, coaches, friends, and media, …

Special graduation ceremony held for Notre Dame High’s Kyle Parker

A special, socially distant graduation ceremony was held May 27 for Notre Dame High School senior Kyle Parker. Notre Dame president George Valadie and a group of teachers took part in a commencement service for Kyle in the NDHS auditorium. Kyle will not be able to graduate with his senior …

Knoxville Catholic High School names new girls soccer head coach

Mason McNally has been announced as the new head coach of the Knoxville Catholic High School girls soccer program, according to athletics director Jason Surlas. The spot was vacated when previous coach Vahan Janoyan resigned this past winter. “We are excited to add someone of Coach McNally’s exceptional character and …

St. John Neumann student receives state History Day contest award

Helen Liulevicius, a student at St. John Neumann School in Farragut, earned a third-place award in the junior individual performance category at this year’s virtual Tennessee History Day contest. Her project was titled “Nellie Bly: Breaking Barriers Worldwide.” Helen’s teacher for the project is Joe Caldwell. Helen was one of …

Distinguished engineer Carlyle Michelson passes away

Carlyle Michelson, age 93, of Knoxville, formerly of Oak Ridge, entered into eternal life on April 26. Mr. Michelson was born on March 16, 1927, in Merrill, Wis. He married his wife of 62 years, Margaret, on Dec. 26, 1950. Mr. Michelson and his wife loved to travel, whether on …

Funeral Mass celebrated for All Saints member Kathie Blaine

Kathie Gunter Blaine, 79, a member of All Saints Parish, passed away April 16 after a lengthy illness. For five years, Mrs. Blaine faced many health challenges with dignity and grace. Her family rejoices in the fact that she has now received her heavenly body and has been reunited with …