Father Abuh celebrates 30 years in the priesthood

Parishioners of St. Joseph the Worker and his former parishes turn out in full for the occasion           By Bill Brewer Father Julius Abuh could feel the love July 16 as Bishop Richard F. Stika joined priests and parishioners present and past in celebrating a Mass marking the 30th anniversary …

Knights’ Silver Rose visits St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville

A Silver Rose was featured prominently in a special liturgical service March 30 at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville. The Silver Rose program, sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 15585, is a national devotion in honor of Our Lady, with a specific dedication to the sanctity of human …

On the road again

Bishop Stika resumes a full confirmation schedule as youth prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika is back on the road conferring confirmations after COVID paused most of his celebrations of the sacrament last year, and no one may be any …

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Bishop welcomes Bruderhof to East Tennessee

Christian community aquires Hiwassee College, establishes new home in Madisonville        By Dan McWilliams The Bruderhof Christian community, which has some 3,000-plus people in 27 settlements worldwide, has come to East Tennessee and is eager to work with Bishop Richard F. Stika. The community, which has purchased the former Hiwassee College …

St. Joseph the Worker honored by St. Joseph the Worker

In a year dedicated to the father of Jesus, Bishop Stika confirms youth of namesake parish By Bill Brewer For 16 confirmands at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville, and scores of others at churches throughout the Diocese of Knoxville during this confirmation season, being compared to the Apostles …

St. Joseph the Worker holds large shower to help new mothers in Monroe County

When Pope Francis declared that 2021 would be dedicated to St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Madisonville wanted to do something to celebrate. Parish members decided to have a large baby shower to provide newborn items to the Good Shepherd Center in Madisonville, which …

Eclipse illustrates God’s creation to astronomers of all ages

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. – Psalm 19:1 When darkness descended on East Tennessee in the early afternoon of Aug. 21, astronomers of all ages looked to the sky to see the alignment of the moon …

St. Joseph the Worker hosts ecumenical service

A community ecumenical worship service was held at St. Joseph the Worker Church on Jan. 27. Pastors who participated in the service were the Rev. Laura Trent of Vonore Methodist Church, the Rev. Carole Martin of First Methodist Church of Madisonville, the Rev. Jack Porter of Buckner Memorial Methodist Church, …

New Knights council begun at St. Joseph the Worker Parish

A small seed planted by St. Joseph the Worker pastor Father P. J. McGinnity has grown to be a very large tree with the establishment of a full council of the Knights of Columbus at the Madisonville parish. The council is known as Blessed John Paul II Council 15585. It …