Feeding Happy Holler

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee’s community garden yields vegetables for North Knoxville residents By Emily Booker If you build it, they will eat. That’s the hope for Lisa Healy, executive director of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, as she looks out at the newly planted community garden at the CCETN …

Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund now assisting diocesan parishes

Home Campaign program makes first distribution of funds to 12 Church ministries that help communities            By Jim Wogan It has been five years since the most ambitious capital campaign in the history of the Diocese of Knoxville began as a mission to strengthen and grow the Catholic Church in …

Giving a lift to those who need it

St. Vincent de Paul Society’s bus pass program is having an impact on community The St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John Neumann Parish is making an impact. If you don’t believe it, just ask Knox County Judge Chuck Cerny and Knox County probation officer Jack Dennis. The Vincentian …

SJNS ‘Tiny Saints’ commissioned to serve

The St. John Neumann School St. Vincent de Paul Youth Ministry celebrated its commissioning ceremony on April 26 at the all-school Mass. “The Tiny Saints,” a SVDP Youth Conference, has been established at SJN, and 44 students participated in the celebration as they became official lifetime members of the St. …

‘Tiny Saints’ are living their faith at SJN

By Jessica Tarentino and Richard Tabler The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. John Neumann Parish in Farragut now has a group of student affiliate members from St. John Neumann Church and School. These students joined together with the goal of helping the needy and vulnerable in …

St. Vincent de Paul Society comes to the aid of East Tennesseans

In Year of Mercy, mercy is abundant at Good Shepherd Parish in Newport as the Church reaches out to those in need By Emily Booker When people find themselves in times of crisis, they often call on the Catholic Church. The St. Vincent de Paul Society at Good Shepherd Parish …

He dwells among us: Doing more

We mustn’t be satisfied with our charitable efforts, but like St. Vincent de Paul, always strive to do more When I think back upon the many people who made a lasting impression upon me growing up in St. Louis, there is one in particular who stands out in his “testimony …