Debt of gratitude

Norris parishioners welcome Bishop Stika, who celebrates Mass at newly unencumbered St. Joseph By Bill Brewer Debt. Many parishes have it, yet can’t wait to be rid of it. Others without it are grateful on one hand, but on the other wonder what funds from a 30-year note could build. …

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Wings of Gold

Funeral Mass, first all-female flyover held for pioneering Navy pilot Story by Bill Brewer Photography by Stephanie Richer Archive Photos courtesy of U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command and U.S. Naval Institute Rosemary Mariner was full of firsts. To the world, Capt. Mariner was an aviation pioneer who broke through …

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Father Julius Abuh presides at his silver-jubilee Mass

St. Therese and St. Joseph parishioners fill the Clinton church to help their pastor celebrate 25 years of priesthood By Dan McWilliams Parishioners of St. Therese in Clinton and St. Joseph in Norris packed the Clinton church July 22 to help their pastor, Father Julius Abuh, celebrate his 25th anniversary …

St. Therese, St. Joseph ministries come to aid of Africa orphanage

Clinton, Norris parishes raise funds for vehicles to serve Father Abuh’s home diocese in Nigeria The East Tennessee Catholic Father Julius Abuh is familiar with roads – the ones well-traveled, and the ones less taken. Ministering to parishioners at St. Therese Parish in Clinton and St. Joseph Parish in Norris, …

St. Joseph’s piano man

At 102, Angelo Miceli stays attune to Norris parish’s music liturgy with upbeat song selections By Dan McWilliams Family and friends are the keys to a long life, according to 102-year-old Angelo Miceli of St. Joseph Parish in Norris. Mr. Miceli, who plays piano at first Sunday Masses at St. …