Catholic Charities of East Tennessee holding Race for Kids 5K & Family Walk

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is looking forward to its premier annual event, the Race for Kids 5K & Family Walk. The family friendly activity will be held on Saturday, April 23, at Victor Ashe Park in northwest Knoxville. Participation in the event by Catholic Charities supporters supports the nonprofit …

Catholic Charities finds alternative office space after fire

Diocese of Knoxville agency is operating in new downtown development where Regas Restaurant was located By Dan McWilliams Catholic Charities of East Tennessee has found a new Knoxville headquarters after an arson fire Nov. 28 at its Dameron Avenue building forced the agency to move. CCETN has relocated its administrative …

Bishop finds inspiration in rubble after blaze at Catholic Charities of ET

By Dennis Sadowski Catholic News Service Flashlight in hand, Bishop Richard F. Stika was walking through the fire-damaged administrative offices of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee when he came across a small wooden crucifix hanging on a wall with a rosary draped over it. Bishop Stika was inspired to see …

Catholic Charities relocates offices following fire

A fire inside the administrative building of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee at 119 Dameron Ave. in Knoxville will require the social services agency for the Diocese of Knoxville to temporarily relocate its office operations to 3227 Division St. According to news reports, the Knoxville Police Department responded to a …

Local Knights carry on food-delivery ministry

The far-reaching legacy of St. John Neumann parishioner Ted H. Denning Jr. continues By Gabrielle Nolan If you ever wondered if one person could make a difference in the world, the answer is yes. I would like to introduce you to a man named Ted Denning. His impact was far-reaching …

Catholic Charities program leader honored

Sheri Fava, program leader with Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Pregnancy Help Center in Chattanooga, was recently honored as the Child Passenger Safety Technician of the Year at the 33rd annual Tennessee Lifesavers Conference. The award is for an individual child passenger safety technician who has proved an exceptional advocate …

Catholic Charities giving free rides for COVID vaccinations

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee is providing free rides to COVID-19 vaccination appointments for East Tennessee residents who have transportation barriers. Funded by an Amerigroup Insurance grant, this program will operate on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. Interested residents are encouraged to take advantage of this program …

Catholic Charities launches breastfeeding curriculum

New program looking to increase awareness; health department and UT are partners                 By Monique Derico Just in time for World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7), Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Pregnancy Help Center launched a new breastfeeding curriculum designed to promote breastfeeding to culturally diverse populations. The curriculum was made …

CCETN Welcoming Knoxville Festival celebrates East Tennessee’s newest citizens

By Dan McWilliams If anyone was looking for Venezuelan empanadas, South Asian samosas, Vietnamese bahn mis, or baklava in late June, then Suttree Landing Park in South Knoxville was the place to be. The Office of Immigrant Services, a Catholic Charities of East Tennessee program, held a Welcoming Knoxville Festival …

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On wings and prayers

Hope Kitchen offers spiritual nourishment as it feeds and clothes the homeless in Knoxville and perhaps beyond Story by Bill Brewer Photography by Bill Brewer and Stephanie Richer Mike and Melanie Wrinkle have come to believe in wings and prayers. The members of Holy Ghost Church rely on them when …

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Keeping the needy fed during the pandemic

Diocese of Knoxville parishes and organization live out Christ’s message to feed the hungry By Dan McWilliams Feeding the hungry is among the most basic of the corporal works of mercy, and several Catholic food pantries around the Diocese of Knoxville are doing just that. For some pantries, the coronavirus …

Rising above the pandemic

Diocesan ministries continue serving despite COVID-19 and its aftereffects By Bill Brewer If hope opens doors, then Bishop Richard F. Stika is an optimistic — and joyful — spiritual doorman. As the nation and the world continue to grapple with COVID-19 and its ghastly ripples, the risen Jesus is all …