Matthew Donahue ordained to the transitional diaconate

Bishop Stika elevates the seminarian to holy orders, calling him a ‘gift from God’ for the diocese                  By Dan McWilliams As Bishop Richard F. Stika said in his homily, the name Matthew means “gift from God,” and he added that’s what the Diocese of Knoxville is receiving in newly …

Bishop Stika ordains two seminarians to transitional diaconate

Deacons Hernandez and Griffith a step closer to priesthood; for a year, father and son will be brothers By Dan McWilliams Paired together in their seminary studies over the years, Zachary Griffith and Alex Hernandez entered holy orders at the same time June 15 as Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained …

First deacon ordained in new cathedral

Deacon Mark Schuster made diocesan history June 2 as the seminarian became the first man to be ordained in the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus By Dan McWilliams “What a great joy it is for us all to gather together with Mark and with his mom …

Seminarian Christopher Floersh ordained into transitional diaconate

Path to priesthood influenced by Msgr. Garrity, who aided priest-to-be at a traffic accident more than 20 years ago By Dan McWilliams Christopher Floersh received a special birthday present May 14 at his home church of St. John Neumann in Farragut: he was ordained into the transitional diaconate for the …

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 …

Bishop Stika ordains 4 seminarians into diaconate

Calling it “a great and historic day for the Diocese of Knoxville,” Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four men to the transitional diaconate June 22 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Colin Blatchford, Tony Budnick, Julian Cardona, and Adam Kane all received holy orders in the Mass. It was the diocese’s second …

Father Manning becomes 41st priest ordained in diocese

Christopher Manning became the 41st priest ordained in the Diocese of Knoxville June 1 during an ordination Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Richard F. Stika presided and concelebrants included cathedral rector Father David Boettner, vicar general Monsignor Xavier Mankel, Father Marty Zielinski of Mundelein …