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St. Mary, St. Augustine share Haiti mission trip experience

On June 10, St. Mary Parish in Johnson City sent 33 youth, parents, parishioners, and their pastor, Father Peter Iorio, on the church’s first mission trip to Haiti. Of the travelers, only Father Iorio, St. Mary pastor, had ever been to Petite Riviere de Nippes, a small fishing village in …

Getting rite with God: New St. Augustine sanctuary dedicated

Bishop Stika consecrates altar, blesses tabernacle, baptismal font during special Mass at Signal Mountain church By Bill Brewer Even a church sanctuary sometimes needs remodeling. So when it was apparent that worship space at St. Augustine Church in Signal Mountain had fallen short of liturgical norms, parishioners took notice. And when …

St. Augustine marks 75th anniversary with special Mass

Members celebrate milestone as Bishop Stika dedicates new building addition   St. Augustine Parish in Signal Mountain marked its 75th birthday Nov. 3 as Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated an anniversary Mass, dedicated a new education/multipurpose wing at the church, and blessed the parish’s new outdoor Stations of the Cross. Concelebrating …