Fr. Dustin Collins installed as pastor of St. Mary-Johnson City

Bishop Stika presides as diocesan priest becomes 24th pastor to lead Tri-Cities parish and school By Bill Brewer St. Mary Parish in Johnson City has a new pastor. And it’s the same priest who has been leading the parish since July 1, 2019. Bishop Richard F. Stika installed Father Dustin …

Scouting committee holds 17th annual Bishop’s Gathering

By Dan McWilliams The Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting held its 17th annual Bishop’s Gathering and Adult Recognition on April 8 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The day began with morning Mass, followed by a breakfast in the school cafeteria. Bishop Richard F. Stika presided at Mass, which was concelebrated …

Fr. Collins succeeds Dcn. Preske as Scouts chaplain

Father Dustin Collins, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge, has been named chaplain for Scouting for the Diocese of Knoxville. He succeeds Deacon Otto Preske, who is retiring as chaplain but continues serving as deacon at Good Shepherd Church in Newport. “We couldn’t have found a better …