Father Schuster installed as St. Alphonsus pastor

Bishop Stika presides and also blesses a bell that will go in the Crossville parish’s new church  By Dan McWilliams Parishioners of St. Alphonsus in Crossville received a double kindness when they attended Mass on Oct. 9 as Bishop Richard F. Stika formally installed Father Mark Schuster as their pastor …

St. Alphonsus breaks ground on new church

Crossville parish’s building project begins after years of planning and fundraising By Dan McWilliams “ . . . I laid a foundation, and another is building upon it.”— 1 Corinthians 3:10 St. Alphonsus Parish in Crossville took a major step toward its dream of a new church building on Dec. …

Crossville Oktoberfest celebration attracts record attendance

By Gabrielle Nolan Crossville’s annual Oktoberfest reached new milestones by celebrating its 30th year of celebrating German traditions in East Tennessee and hosting its largest crowd to date. The German-themed festival took place Oct. 15-16 and is put on by the Catholic Social Club of Cumberland County, which owns the …

Church building on horizon at St. Alphonsus

Crossville parish gets go-ahead to proceed with plans By Dan McWilliams Parishioners of St. Alphonsus have been gathering for Mass for nearly 18 years in a building dedicated as a parish life center in 2003, but after a February meeting with Bishop Richard F. Stika, representatives of the Crossville Catholic …

Cumberland Mountain Deanery calendar

Sister Elizabeth Wanyoike, coordinator of adult faith formation at St. John Neumann Parish in Farragut, will present “Family Crisis: A Blessing or a Curse” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, in the St. John Neumann School cafeteria. Married couples and widowed or divorced adults are encouraged to attend. …