‘God’s dwelling place’

Our Lady of Fatima Parish marks the 20th year since its ‘new’ church was dedicated in Blount County       By Bill Brewer A special Mass celebrated March 11 to mark the 20th anniversary of the dedication of Our Lady of Fatima’s present church, parish hall, and offices, was as much …

Father Peter Iorio marks 25 years as a priest

‘I give thanks and praise to God for the many people he has graced my life and my ministry with,’ the jubilarian says By Dan McWilliams Father Peter Iorio is known as one of the more joyful priests in the Diocese of Knoxville, and on Aug. 3 that joy came …

St. Mary-Johnson City has triple celebration

The parish burns its church mortgage, honors Monsignor Bill Gahagan, and receives a Leadership Roundtable award By Dan McWilliams St. Mary Parish in Johnson City held a triple celebration Aug. 22. The parish burned the mortgage on its church building, honored former pastor and now-Monsignor Bill Gahagan, and announced that …

Eclipse illustrates God’s creation to astronomers of all ages

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. – Psalm 19:1 When darkness descended on East Tennessee in the early afternoon of Aug. 21, astronomers of all ages looked to the sky to see the alignment of the moon …

Diocesan schools In-Service Day marks beginning of school year

By Dan McWilliams and Sedonna Prater Nearly 300 teachers and administrators from East Tennessee Catholic schools took part in the annual Diocesan In-Service on Aug. 8 at Knoxville Catholic High School. Bishop Richard F. Stika began the program with a keynote address in the KCHS gym. The day fell on …

St. Augustine Parish celebrates 75th anniversary

By Dan McWilliams St. Augustine Parish in Signal Mountain marked its 75th birthday Nov. 3 as Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated an anniversary Mass, dedicated a new education/multipurpose wing at the church, and blessed the parish’s new outdoor Stations of the Cross. Concelebrating were current St. Augustine pastor Father Joseph …