Catholic Charities’ Samaritan Place expands to house more seniors

By Emily Booker Samaritan Place unveiled its larger quarters during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 30. The long-anticipated expansion project will allow the program to help more seniors in crisis. “For every single person here who calls Samaritan Place home this is a place of comfort and refuge from life …

Office of Immigrant Services outgrows CCETN location

Move to larger quarters in Knoxville will allow assistance to more people as workload grows By Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Office of Immigrant Services held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new Knoxville location on Sept. 13. With the help of a grant from the Office of Criminal …

Catholic Charities director accepts Washington assignment

Sister Mary Christine Cremin to lead D.C. Religious Sisters of Mercy community By Emily Booker Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, has served as executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee for the past four years. But now she is stepping down from that position to take a new assignment …

Catholic Charities gains lawyer to direct immigration legal affairs

Chelsea Markham Lyle using law degree, passion for helping others to assist immigrants By Emily Booker Chelsea Markham Lyle, who is a program leader for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s Office of Immigrant Services in Chattanooga, has a passion for helping individuals and families through the immigration process. And now …

Catholic Charities of ET appoints chief operating officer

By Jim Wogan Lisa Healy, a former top executive with Sysco Corp., has been named chief operating officer for Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, made the announcement on July 10. “I am delighted to have Lisa join …

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Pregnancy center dedicated in Newcomb

Cardinal Justin Rigali blesses the new Catholic Charities facility, located in the Crazy Quilt Friendship Center By Dan McWilliams Catholic Charities’ new Pregnancy Help Center in Newcomb fulfills a great need in a northern Campbell County area where expectant moms are often plagued by poverty and drug addiction. Cardinal Justin …

College lacrosse coming to second annual Knights Cup

Conference tournament semifinal and title games have been added to a busy schedule of youth and high school contests By Dan McWilliams The second annual Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament at Knoxville Catholic High School is adding on to last year’s inaugural event by incorporating three college conference tournament games into …

Hundreds on hand for Catholic Charities fundraising dinners

Emerald O’ccasion clad in orange as Phillip Fulmer speaks; Chattanooga community leaders recognized By Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee took center stage in Knoxville and Chattanooga as the leading regional social services agency held fundraising dinners in March that attracted hundreds of supporters, community leaders, and CCETN clients, …

Former Vols coach Phillip Fulmer to headline Emerald O’ccasion

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s 32nd annual fundraising dinner to be held March 9 at Knoxville Marriott Hotel The 32nd annual Emerald O’ccasion Catholic Charities fundraising dinner in Knoxville will be complemented with a dash of orange this year. Phillip Fulmer, unquestionably one of the biggest names in University of …

Baby bottles prove to be a valuable tool in promoting life

‘Crazy fun’ fundraiser at St. Mary in Johnson City benefits Catholic Charities’ pregnancy help centers                          By Emily Booker What better way to promote life than through a fundraiser using baby bottles during Respect Life Month? And who better to assist in the fundraiser than Catholic Charities of East Tennessee? The …

Catholic Charities celebrates an Emerald O’ccasion

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee on March 12 marked the 30th anniversary of its Emerald O’ccasion, the organization’s annual fundraising dinner in the Knoxville area. Bishop Richard F. Stika hosted the dinner along with CCETN Executive Director Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, and the Catholic Charities Action Council. The featured …

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Catholic Charities marks 30th year for Emerald O’ccasion fundraiser

The 30th annual Emerald O’ccasion dinner to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee will be held Thursday, March 12, at the Knoxville Marriott hotel with Father Eric Andrews, CSP, as the featured speaker. Father Andrews is the president of the Paulist Fathers and is the former pastor at St. John …