Knights award state championships in free-throw shooting competition

The results are in from the Knights of Columbus Tennessee State Free Throw Championships held recently at the St. Rose of Lima gym in Murfreesboro. Nineteen boys and girls from across the state participated in and were recognized at event. Six boys and five girls, ages 9 to 14, were …

St. Thérèse Knights install new officers for coming year

Knights of Columbus Queen of Heaven Council 4572 held its installation of officers July 19 at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland. District deputy Pat Bisson and district warden Keith Jackson conducted the officers’ installation ceremony, which began with an opening prayer and blessing of the officers’ medals by …

State Knights of Columbus officers installed

Installation held at St. Henry; leadership reflects Diocese of Knoxville By Dan McWilliams State Knights of Columbus officials again convened at St. Henry Church in Rogersville on May 29, this time to induct the new state officers for the upcoming fraternal year that began July 1. Among the six new …

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention coming to Nashville in 2022

The Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus will return to Nashville and the Opryland Hotel in August 2022. “I received a letter from Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly informing me that we have been chosen as the host for 2022,” Nashville Bishop J. Mark Spalding said. “It’s an honor to …

Tennessee Knights of Columbus elect new leader

Fred Laufenberg of St. Francis of Assisi in Fairfield Glade takes over as State Deputy                    By Andy Telli Putting Christ at the forefront of everything the Knights of Columbus do has led to enormous growth for the order in Tennessee over the last three years. It’s an approach the next …

Knights of Columbus sponsor Men of the Cross online retreat

Substitute for mid-year business meeting inspired by call to make Knights councils and members more ‘Christo-centric’ By Andy Telli In his essence, God is love and relationship, Bishop J. Mark Spalding of the Diocese of Nashville said during the Men of the Cross online retreat sponsored by the Tennessee Council …

Knights of Columbus Savoca Council earns prestigious Star Council Award

Knights of Columbus Father John Savoca Council 12633 in Lenoir City was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils. The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs, …

St. Henry Knights present family of the quarter award to Marcelos

St. Henry Council 8860 of the Knights of Columbus in Rogersville honored the Marcelo family as family of the quarter July 26 after Mass at St. Henry Church. Each quarter, the council recognizes a family for their tight-knit commitment, attendance at Mass, significant contribution to the parish and church community, …

Retreating to Rogersville

Hawkins County is a welcoming host to Tennessee Knights of Columbus leaders and their strategic planning weekend               By Bill Brewer Rome has an ambassador from Africa in Rogersville and Sneedville, and he is promoting the Catholic faith across the four corners of Hawkins and Hancock counties. Father Bartholomew Okere is …

Who’s Zooming who?

Tennessee Knights of Columbus hold a virtual state convention, reduce meeting time from three days to three hours By Andy Telli Because of the social distancing restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the state convention of the Tennessee Knights of Columbus was boiled down from its typical three days to …

Knights purchase ultrasound for crisis pregnancy center

St. Stephen Council 6099 raises funds for Choices East equipment aimed at saving lives By Janice Fritz Ryken Thanks to God’s providence and a lot of spaghetti dinners, expectant mothers in Chattanooga can now see clear ultrasound images of their unborn babies after the St. Stephen Parish Knights of Columbus …

Knights of Columbus unveil new initiation ceremony for members

Degree services to be open to public for first time By Andy Telli After 142 years, the Knights of Columbus are pulling down a veil of secrecy that has surrounded their initiation ceremonies in an effort to better showcase the order’s core principles and its drive to help Catholic men …