Catholics across East Tennessee and around the country joined a “Day of Fasting and Prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and the World” on Sept. 7. The prayers were in response to Pope Francis’ request for peace in Syria.
The Jefferson City community and newly installed pastor Father Jim Harvey each celebrate 25 years By Bill Brewer The number 25 was especially meaningful for Father Jim Harvey on Dec. 5, when Holy Trinity’s new pastor helped the Jefferson County parish celebrate its 25th anniversary. Father Harvey also is in his 25th year as a diocesan priest, two milestones that weren’t lost on him as he was officially installed Dec. 5 as Holy Trinity’s pastor by Bishop Richard F. Stika. Bishop Stika assigned Father Harvey to Holy Trinity on July 1 after he had served as pastor of St. Alphonsus Parish in Crossville since 2014. He also served as the St. Alphonsus pastor from December 2006 to 2011. Father Andrés Cano is Holy Trinity’s associate pastor and leads the parish’s Hispanic ministry. Bishop Stika celebrated the parish anniversary Mass, with Father Harvey and Father Dan Whitman, a former Holy Trinity... Read more →