Kenneth Wandera ordained to the priesthood

Three Glenmary Home Missioners were ordained to the priesthood on March 20 by Bishop J. Mark Spalding of the Diocese of Nashville, including Father Kenneth Wandera, who is from Kenya and is serving as an associate pastor at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Erwin. Joining Father Wandera in the …

St. Michael the Archangel gets transitional deacon

Bishop Richard F. Stika has assigned Deacon Kenneth Ouma Wandera to support Glenmary Father Tom Charters at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Erwin. Father Charters is the pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Parish. Deacon Wandera took his final vows with the Glenmary Home Missioners on June 26 and …

50th parish established in Diocese of Knoxville

St. Michael the Archangel elevated from Catholic mission status; Bishop Stika blesses new building By Bill Brewer Bishop Richard F. Stika created the Diocese of Knoxville’s 50th parish on Sept. 29 as St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission in Erwin became a canonically established church. The feast of St. Michael …

Diocese presents Knoxville Police Dept. with St. Michael the Archangel statue

The Knoxville Police Department is now in possession of a statue of the patron protector of police officers — courtesy of Bishop Richard F. Stika and the Diocese of Knoxville. Bishop Stika on Feb. 27 presented the 3-foot-tall metal likeness of St. Michael the Archangel to Police Chief David Rausch, …