Funeral Mass for David Loren Wolf

, 91, of Knoxville passed away Nov. 14 at University of Tennessee Medical Center. Mr. Wolf was a member of Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville, was Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 155, and was a veteran. After serving in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Wolf returned to Knoxville and worked as …

Robert Aldridge Montgomery

A funeral Mass for Robert Aldridge “Bob” Montgomery was held on Oct. 6 at Holy Ghost Church. Father John Dowling, pastor of St. Augustine Parish in Chattanooga, was the Mass celebrant. Father Michael Hendershott, associate pastor of Holy Ghost, was the concelebrant. Deacon Gordy Lowery and Deacon Scott Maentz assisted. …

Fr. Richard Cortese funeral Mass held

A funeral Mass was held on Sept. 20 at St. Michael the Archangel Church in Memphis for Father Richard Cortese, who was associate pastor of St. Mary Church in Jackson. Father Cortese died Sept. 11 at age 66. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery in Memphis. Bishop David P. Talley …

Funeral Mass held at Holy Ghost Church for Art Clancy Jr.

A funeral Mass was held Aug. 4 at Holy Ghost Church for Arthur Vincent “Art” Clancy Jr., who died on July 29 surrounded by family. The Mass celebrant was Monsignor Michael Johnston. Concelebrants were Father Bill McNeeley, Monsignor Patrick Garrity, Monsignor Bill Gahagan, and Father Michael Hendershott. Assisting were Deacon …

Sacred-music lovers flock to Holy Ghost for events

A two-day weekend gathering and a Chant Camp for children draw dozens of participants            By Dan McWilliams Lovers of sacred music, especially Gregorian chant, of all ages attended two special events at Holy Ghost Church in recent weeks. The North Knoxville parish hosted the seventh Southeastern Sacred Music Weekend …

A letter about St. Paul and the Philippians

Young student Elena Crace wins national essay contest through the Catholic Textbook Project By Dan McWilliams Elena Crace of Holy Ghost Parish in Knoxville recently won a national history essay contest through the Catholic Textbook Project with an entry about St. Paul. Students in Catholic schools and homeschools could participate …

Jesus in the public square

Corpus Christi celebrated with eucharistic procession through downtown Knoxville By Bill Brewer The questions and comments were many, and they were spoken by people from all walks of life. “What is that?” “Who is this?” “What are they doing?” “Why are they doing this?” “Look Mommy, it’s a parade!” “What’s …

Funeral Mass held for Bill Shero Jr.

A funeral Mass was celebrated March 3 at Holy Ghost Church for Bill Shero Jr., 76, who died Feb. 24. A man of strong faith, Mr. Shero exemplified the spirit of Jesus in his interactions with everyone he met. He was born and raised in Murrysville, Pa. He was commissioned …

‘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 …

‘Lights!’ ‘Camera!’ ‘Procession!’

Holy Ghost Church serves as setting for national Knights of Columbus training video on eucharistic processions    By Bill Brewer Happy Holler is going Hollywood, or at least it looked that way on Nov. 12 when professional videographers descended on Holy Ghost Church and surrounding streets to make a Knights of …

Diocese of Knoxville offering Masses in Swahili at Holy Ghost Parish

Holy Ghost Church has begun offering Masses in the Swahili language to serve the Diocese of Knoxville’s growing community of African members. Father Pontian Kiyimba, AJ, associate pastor of St. Mary Parish in Oak Ridge, is celebrating the Masses in Swahili on the last Saturday of each month at 5 …

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On wings and prayers

Hope Kitchen offers spiritual nourishment as it feeds and clothes the homeless in Knoxville and perhaps beyond Story by Bill Brewer Photography by Bill Brewer and Stephanie Richer Mike and Melanie Wrinkle have come to believe in wings and prayers. The members of Holy Ghost Church rely on them when …