Sharing the bread of life

By Bill Brewer If she had lived in the 1700s, Marie Noe’s vocation may have been town crier. As a modern-day resident of Claiborne County, Mrs. Noe wants the public to know that people are going hungry here. Hunger is no game in this Appalachian county, where residents living paycheck to …

Father Campbell anchors annual boat Mass

LAFOLLETTE — Father Joe Campbell’s streak of consecutive boat Masses without a rain-out is intact. Father Campbell held Mass June 15 for about 85 people enjoying Norris Lake on Father’s Day weekend. It was his 22nd Mass on the water. And just as before, word spreads among Catholic boaters on …

Father Campbell builds a ministry on the water

Water is inspirational for Father Joe Campbell. He is quick to point out that Jesus often involved water in his teachings. As the pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in LaFollette and Christ the King Church in Tazewell, Father Campbell has found a way to include nearby Norris …