Knights of Columbus Savoca Council earns prestigious Star Council Award

Knights of Columbus Father John Savoca Council 12633 in Lenoir City was awarded the distinction of Star Council, the international organization’s top honor for local councils. The Star Council Award recognizes overall excellence in the areas of growing membership, promoting Knights of Columbus insurance benefits, sponsoring Catholic faith formation programs, …

Steven Ray to lead mission at St. Thomas the Apostle

Author to share his conversion story and offer insight on defending the Catholic faith From staff reports Best-selling author, intrepid world traveler, and Catholic convert Steven K. Ray never set foot in a Catholic Church until 1994. In March, Mr. Ray will share his story on how he eventually became …

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 …

Bill Waskelis’ will to win

St. Thomas the Apostle parishioner and lifetime Cubs fan almost gets to witness his lifelong dream                      By Bill Brewer Bill Waskelis’ lifelong dream came true on Nov. 2. The Chicago Cubs won the World Series after a 108-year drought. His son, Kevin, wishes his dad had been here to …

Knights honor East Tennessee agencies for their nonprofit work

By Emily Booker Local charities received much-earned recognition and support for their work when the Knights of Columbus Council 12633 honored 20 agencies at a dinner on May 16 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. Don Hoyle, grand knight for the council, and Father Doug Owens, pastor …

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic salutes volunteers at appreciation luncheon

By Dan McWilliams The St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic held its second annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Nov. 2 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenoir City. Several dozen volunteers attended a Mass and the luncheon, with many of them recognized at the latter event, including Mass celebrant Father Bill …

Fighting hunger is a team affair for parishes

A highly organized assembly line of parishioners from across the Diocese of Knoxville gathered at St. Thomas the Apostle in Lenoir City on July 25 in an effort to help end hunger in Africa. Those who took part in the Helping Hands project, sponsored by Catholic Relief Services, helped churn …

Knights of Columbus give the gift of warmth

The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church has been participating in a Coats for Kids program by providing 48 new coats to the Family Resource Center in Lenoir City. Families with young children are struggling to provide sufficient clothing during challenging economic times and Grand …

Lenoir City Knights sponsor free-throw contest

Twelve boys and girls from Lenoir City ages 9 to 14 were named local champions of the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the district level. Father John Savoca Council 12633 from St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Lenoir City sponsored the …