That look and smell

Neophytes are sent forth with a fresh perspective to share their newfound faith with the masses By Bill Brewer “Do you all smell?” And with that risky query that begs a certain amount of self-awareness among those being questioned, Bishop Richard F. Stika sent the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest members …

New Catholics are formally sent forth in Neophytes Mass

The 225 newcomers to the faith in the diocese this year are the first group to take part in the ceremony at the new cathedral  By Dan McWilliams The class of new Catholics coming into the Church in East Tennessee this Easter was the first to be formally sent forth …

On the other side

Bishop Stika ‘sends forth’ diocese’s newest members during Sending of the Neophytes Mass By Bill Brewer Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated Pentecost on June 4 by recognizing the 227 catechumens and candidates baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil. Bishop Stika celebrated Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred …

Church’s newest members put their faith into the diocese

A year of faith discernment for some 250 catechumens and candidates who were baptized and confirmed at Easter Vigil culminated June 7 in their official recognition by Bishop Richard F. Stika as the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest parishioners. Bishop Stika celebrated Mass and presided at the Sending of the Neophytes …

Faith journey begins with Sending of the Neophytes Mass

More than 300 new members of Church sent into diocese in full communion A journey of faith for 318 catechumens and candidates that was celebrated at the Easter Vigil through baptism and confirmation was recognized May 5 with The Sending of the Neophytes Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred …