Diocese of Knoxville churches schedule Lenten penance services

Churches in the Diocese of Knoxville have scheduled Lenten penance services through the end of March. Chattanooga Deanery All services begin at 7 p.m. unless noted otherwise: Thursday, March 5, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Chattanooga; Thursday, March 12, St. Jude, Chattanooga; Wednesday, March 18, Holy Spirit, Soddy Daisy; 5:30 …

Some 240 faithful take part in diocesan Rites of Election

More than 200 soon-to-be Catholics participated in this year’s Rite of Election of Catechumens and Call to Continuing Conversion of Candidates, an important step on their journey to joining the Church. “There were roughly 240 combined—catechumens and candidates,” said Sister Mary Timothea Elliott, RSM, director of the diocesan Office of …

Smoky Mountain Deanery pilgrimages are continuing in 2014 at several churches

As the Smoky Mountain Deanery continues to mark the 25th anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville, a year-long pilgrimage combining historical, devotional, and charitable components will still be under way this year. Parishioners throughout the deanery have been invited to go on pilgrimage on the first Sunday of each month, …