‘By God’s grace’

Ordinariate Mass brings into full communion those people who are in other ecclesial communities         By Dan McWilliams An Ordinariate Mass held at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville was the first of its kind celebrated in East Tennessee: a liturgy in English that also featured the incense, solemnity, and ad orientem …

The Melchizetrek: Keeping it real

God is present everywhere as priests, young men brave the elements to discern a vocation Story by Bill Brewer Photography courtesy of Father David Carter and Father Michael Hendershott When young men are discerning a vocation to the priesthood, priests pray for the intercession of the Holy Spirit to give …

Diocese of Knoxville welcomes four new priests

By Jim Wogan With words of encouragement and a few more on what to expect, Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four new priests into the Diocese of Knoxville on June 27. Jesus Guerrero-Rodriguez, Michael Hendershott, Scott Russell and Ray Powell all received their Holy Orders during the Rite of Ordination …