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Diocese to begin new deacon class in 2022

Prospective candidates for permanent diaconate can attend inquiry sessions beginning in January By Bill Brewer The Diocese of Knoxville will be starting a new class of permanent deacons in 2022 and is now reaching out to Catholic men interested in joining the clergy. The diocesan Office of the Diaconate and …

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New deacon lives his faith through journey with cancer

All Saints parishioner ordained to permanent diaconate in special Mass led by Bishop Stika By Gabrielle Nolan The presence of God is not confined within the walls of a church, and where two or more are gathered in His name, He is surely present. This truth could not have been …

Discerning the permanent diaconate

Bishop Stika presides at the Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders for the next class of deacons By Dan McWilliams Twenty-five men, making up the diocese’s incoming class of permanent deacons, took a major step in their discernment Oct. 20 as they participated in the Rite of Admission …

Diaconate class takes key step on faith journey

23 permanent deacon aspirants take part in Rite of Admission to Candidacy for Holy Orders Newly admitted deacon candidate David M. Oatney said he and his fellow members of the Diocese of Knoxville’s next diaconate class “are really not at a midpoint” after two and a half years of study …