Conor Metz of All Saints earns Eagle Scout Award

Conor Metz of Troop 444 in Farragut received his Eagle Scout Award at a Court of Honor held May 2. He is Eagle Scout No. 125 for Troop 444, which was established in 1991 and is chartered by Farragut Presbyterian Church. Conor is a son of Ann and David Metz …

Year of Mercy sets theme for diocesan Ministries Day

More than 250 parish leaders take part in ministry leadership workshops at All Saints Church By The East Tennessee Catholic The Diocese of Knoxville’s Ministries Day, now in its sixth year, attracted 256 participants Aug. 20 to All Saints Parish, where parish leaders throughout the diocese gathered to strengthen their …

50 years a priest

Golden jubilee of ordination Mass at All Saints Church marks milestone for Father Michael Woods By Bill Brewer When parishioner Chris Kite asked Father Michael Woods last winter how he would like to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, the answer caught no one off guard. Father …

Hispanic parents graduate from Opening Doors program

All Saints Church hosts 10-week parenting class By Dan McWilliams More than a dozen Hispanic parents graduated May 5 from the 10-week Abriendo Puertas (“Opening Doors”) parenting program held at All Saints Church in Knoxville. The “Abriendo Puertas” project is a collaboration of the Office of Hispanic Ministry of the Diocese …

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is featured speaker at Following Jesus Conference

In delivering keynote remarks for the Diocese of Knoxville’s Following Jesus Conference, Cardinal Timothy Dolan summoned the new and not-too-distant legacies of Popes Francis, Benedict XVI and St. John Paul II to illustrate his message on the New Evangelization. And in the process, Cardinal Dolan would help make history in …

A mother’s gift gives rise to Marian chapel at All Saints Church

Bishop Stika blesses re-created side chapel made possible by Mrs. Siminerio’s gift The gift of a mother is finally realized in the gift of the Mother. Before her death, Elizabeth Siminerio approached Father Michael Woods with a considerable donation for All Saints Church in Knoxville. “For some five years before …

Matthew Kelly speaks to a packed house at All Saints Church

Internationally known motivational speaker discusses the need for engagement in the workplace, in church Internationally known motivational speaker and author Matthew Kelly brought his “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose” message to 900 people who filled All Saints Church on Sept. 19. Mr. Kelly spoke in three sessions, with …

Diocese of Knoxville is Top 10 in U.S. for Catholic converts

Bob Armstrong has spent a lifetime looking for God. At age 82, the retired statistician and professed agnostic took a leap of faith after studying the probability of God’s existence and joined the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil. In search of evidence of God for much of his life, Mr. …

Bishop Stika leads 2014 diocesan Men’s Conference

More than 160 men assemble for daylong fellowship as bishop delivers address, answers questions Bishop Richard F. Stika was the keynote speaker for some 165 participants at “A Diocesan Men’s Conference: A  Dialogue With Our Shepherd” that was held Jan. 11 at All Saints Church. The conference was presented by …

Bishop Stika leads 2014 diocesan Men’s Conference

Bishop Richard F. Stika spent a morning and afternoon with some 165 participants at A Diocesan Men’s Conference: A Dialogue With Our Shepherd on Jan. 11 at All Saints Church. The conference was presented by the All Saints Peter and Paul Society and by Sacred Heart Parish’s St. Joseph Society. …

Deacon aspirants participate in Rite of Admission to Candidacy

Twenty-three men in the diocese’s next deacon class took their first major public step Oct. 12 at All Saints Church in Knoxville as they participated in the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders. The men are two and a half years into their studies for the diaconate, and …

Catholic HEART Workcamp draws students to Knox

Nearly 300 high school and college students will be descending upon Knoxville to participate in a Catholic HEART (Helping Everyone Attain Relief Today) Workcamp on June 30–July 6. Teens will be performing community-service projects in the East Tennessee region by day. At night, they will be laughing, sharing, praying, singing, …