Basilica rosary prayed in response to St. Stephen vandalism

Parishioners from the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul and St. Stephen Church gathered on Sunday, July 19, in front of the basilica’s Marian Grotto to pray the rosary in reparation for sins against holy things. The rosary was in response to recent vandalism and arson of churches and statues …

Chattanooga parishes rally behind world rosary

Virgin of the Poor Shrine in New Hope is site of global relay to pray for the gift of priesthood                     By Janice Fritz-Ryken Stifling heat and rain showers did not diminish the devotions of nearly 50 parishioners from the Diocese of Knoxville who recently made the trek to a small …

Annual rosary held to mark All Saints Day at Calvary Cemetery

By Bill Brewer More than 50 people attended the annual All Saints Day rosary at Calvary Cemetery in East Knoxville. The rosary this year was said on Sunday, Nov. 6, with Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish in Knoxville, leading the prayer. Among the priests joining Father …

All Saints Day rosary is held

By Dan McWilliams More than 80 people attended the annual All Saints Day rosary Nov. 1 at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville. “It’s about 85 people, which is the biggest in the last few years anyway,” said Father Ron Franco, CSP, pastor of Immaculate Conception in downtown Knoxville, which maintains the …

Annual Calvary Cemetery rosary set for Nov. 2

It is therefore a holy and wholesome thought to pray for the dead, that they may be loosed from sins. (2 Maccabees 12:46). By Father Ron Franco, CSP Here in the northern hemisphere, as the sun rises a little later each morning and sets a little earlier each afternoon, there …