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 …

Adults journey from East Tennessee and beyond to confirmation

More than 50 of varying ages throughout the Diocese of Knoxville are sealed with the Holy Spirit                    By Bill Brewer When 53 women and men joined Bishop Richard F. Stika at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Pentecost Sunday for the annual confirmation Mass, Francisca Adeniran …

Bishop Stika leads confirmation Masses for DOK youth, adults

Cathedral services host nearly 2,000 confirmands, 20,000 people From staff reports Bishop Richard F. Stika began a month-long series of Mass celebrations on April 6 to offer the sacrament of confirmation to nearly 2,000 youth throughout the Diocese of Knoxville. Bishop Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali have been celebrating up …

Bishop celebrates adult confirmation Mass

Ninety-one years young John Stramiello is among 65 from across the diocese confirmed at the annual liturgy By Bill Brewer John Stramiello had compelling reasons for missing his confirmation: the Great Depression and World War II. At a time when most Catholic youth were studying their catechesis in preparation for …

Adults from across Diocese of Knoxville assemble for confirmation

Bishop Stika celebrates special Mass for second consecutive year as more East Tennessee Catholics receive sacrament By Bill Brewer Adults from around the Diocese of Knoxville gave testament May 1 to the fact it’s never too late to receive the sacrament of confirmation. As the diocese focuses on changing the age …