St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic dedicates new storage facility

The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic now has a permanent residence – a 40-by-60-foot warehouse that can house the mobile clinic when it isn’t on the road delivering free medical care to those in need across East Tennessee. The facility was dedicated Nov. 13, with Cardinal Justin Rigali blessing the building …

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta community is diocese’s newest parish

The Diocese of Knoxville is now 48 parishes strong after Bishop Richard F. Stika elevated Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Mission in Maynardville during a special Mass on Sept. 5. Bishop Stika, giving a homily in Blessed Teresa’s temporary facility in a storefront along Highway 33, praised parishioners for working …

Catholic Day on the Hill issues include school vouchers, immigration

NASHVILLE — School vouchers were a popular subject in meetings Bishop Richard F. Stika and Memphis Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD, had with Gov. Bill Haslam and legislators at the 17th annual Catholic Day on the Hill in Nashville. Catholic Day on the Hill offers a chance for the faithful …

Eucharistic Congress a labor of love for Diocese of Knoxville

Deacon Sean Smith leads team of volunteers The Eucharistic Congress began in spring 2012 as an idea floated by Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, during a conversation with Deacon Sean Smith about how to celebrate the Diocese of Knoxville’s 25th anniversary. It ended 18 months later with the successful completion …

Deacon Smith knighted in Order of the Fleur de Lis

He is one of four new members accepted into the order this year and one of four from the Diocese of Knoxville Deacon Sean Smith, chancellor of the Diocese of Knoxville, has been knighted as a Commander in the Order of the Fleur de Lis. Deacon Smith is one of …

Diocese of Knoxville turns 25 on Sept. 8

The Catholic Diocese of Knoxville marks its 25th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 8, which begins a yearlong celebration of the diocese’s silver jubilee. On Sept. 8, 1988, Catholics from across East Tennessee gathered at the Knoxville Convention Center to celebrate the birth of the world’s newest diocese. The Diocese of Knoxville …