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Keeping the needy fed during the pandemic

Diocese of Knoxville parishes and organization live out Christ’s message to feed the hungry By Dan McWilliams Feeding the hungry is among the most basic of the corporal works of mercy, and several Catholic food pantries around the Diocese of Knoxville are doing just that. For some pantries, the coronavirus …

Doing something for the greater good

St. Thérèse of Lisieux parishioner said ‘yes’ to God and organized Cleveland’s RAM clinic By Janice Fritz-Ryken One night in 2004, Terry Peters was in a car heading back to her Cleveland home with friends after spending a weekend volunteering at her first Remote Area Medical (RAM) event in Knoxville …

Funeral Mass celebrated for Sr. Marian Ruede

Sister of Charity was longtime pastoral associate in Diocese of Knoxville By Dan McWilliams Sister Marian Ruede, SC, formerly a longtime pastoral associate at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Cleveland, passed away Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at the age of 88 in the Sisters of Charity Motherhouse at Mother …

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish, RAM partner on clinic

Mini health event attracts people from Cleveland area as well as from out of state By Janice Fritz-Ryken Imagine what life would be like if your only option for health care meant sleeping overnight in your car in a church parking lot for the possibility to be seen at a …

‘We stand on the shoulders of many’

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish celebrates a century of Catholicism in Cleveland, looks forward to the future By Jim Wogan Long before the Diocese of Knoxville existed, back when the seeds of Catholicism were starting to sprout roots in the spiritual soil of East Tennessee, Father Paul Hostettler was helping …

St. Thérèse holds 25th annual Three Kings Feast

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Cleveland held its 25th annual Three Kings Feast on Dec. 6, an event where parishioners celebrated and hosted community members to share gifts of time, spirit, and talents. The event attendance has more than doubled over the years when 300 guests were first served …

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish plans columbarium

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Parish in Cleveland is exploring the potential for developing a columbarium for its parishioners. A columbarium is a respectful repository for a person’s cremated remains. Several parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville have created columbaria, which are typically free-standing units in an outdoor setting designed and …

Sainthood for Marianne Cope touches Diocese of Knoxville family

Daniel Koob is excited about witnessing the Oct. 21 canonization ceremony at the Vatican where Blessed Marianne Cope and Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha will become saints. But for Mr. Koob, a parishioner at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland, his attendance at the holy ceremony will be much more than …