God is all in –– are we?

The cost of discipleship is one we are all called on to cover By Bill Brewer Father Chris Michelson hopes his lesson to students active in the Diocese of Knoxville’s youth ministry didn’t fall on apathetic ears during his homily for the annual Diocesan Youth Mass on Sept. 15. His …

Youth Mass participants bring ‘vibrancy and energy’

Awards are presented, and the new Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council members are commissioned By Bill Brewer “Do not be afraid” is the message Diocese of Knoxville teen leaders received Oct. 28 when they gathered at St. Albert the Great Church for the annual diocesan Youth Mass. However, Mass celebrant …

A deacon at last

Larry Rossini’s path to ordination was briefly sidetracked, but now he serves Union County’s parish            By Dan McWilliams When the other 23 members of his deacon class were being ordained June 11, deacon candidate Larry Rossini was lying in a hospital bed, only three days removed from heart bypass surgery. …

St. Luke Guild sponsoring natural family planning conference

Sister Marie Paul Lockerd, RSM, DO, and Dr. J. Michael Carlson, DO, will lead a St. Luke Guild of East Tennessee conference on natural family planning Saturday, April 5, at St. Albert the Great Church’s parish hall. The Science and Practice of Natural Family Planning conference, which is sponsored by …

It’s the season of fall festivals

Crafts, games, entertainment, and, of course, food proved to be the perfect recipe for fund-raising fall festivals held in parishes across the diocese in September and October. Many parishes took advantage of the spectacular autumn weather and the fact the Tennessee’s football Vols were playing away at Mississippi State to …