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Diocese distributes $123,000 for charitable outreach

Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund extended during pandemic Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced extended distributions of the Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund to assist parishes in the Diocese of Knoxville with charitable community outreach during the coronavirus pandemic. Under the Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund, parishes are offered matching grants to support charitable programs through a single annual distribution. ...

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Bishop Stika announces new priest assignments

Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced the following priest assignments with their effective dates:  Father Colin Blatchford – Associate Director of Courage International, Trumbull, Conn. for a 5-year term (Sept. 8, 2020) Father Andrés Cano – Appointed Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry in the Five Rivers Deanery and sacramental minister to the Handmaids of the Precious Blood (Sept. 9, 2020) Father ...

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Bishop Stika reflects on personal, spiritual connection following Beirut explosion

Bishop Richard F. Stika joins with all bishops of the United States in a stand of solidarity with the people of Lebanon following the devastating explosion in Beirut this week that killed more than one hundred people and injured thousands more. The tragedy is even more personal for Bishop Stika, who possesses bi-ritual faculties of the Maronite Church, an Eastern ...

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Formación en el Catecismo para los feligreses bilingües/Formation on the Catechism for Bilingual Parishioners

El Colegio Aquinas, de estudios superiores, localizado en Nashville ofrece formación catequética para la Diócesis de Knoxville por internet sin costo a los estudiantes de los 6 cursos que ofrece sobre el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. Invitamos a los feligreses hispanos que tienen comando del idioma ingles a beneficiarse de esta gran oportunidad que les permitirá conocer nuestra fe ...

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Father Colin Blatchford appointed associate director of Courage International

Father Colin Blatchford, a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville, has been appointed the new associate director of Courage International, an apostolate of the Catholic Church based in Trumbull, Conn.  “I’m honored and humbled to have been asked to serve the Courage apostolate as the new associate director,” said Father Blatchford. Prior to receiving the appointment, Father Blatchford, 36, had ...

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La diócesis anuncia el calendario académico 2020-21

El obispo Richard F. Stika y la Dra. Sedonna Prater, superintendente de escuelas de la Diócesis de Knoxville, han anunciado un regreso al aprendizaje en sito en las 10 escuelas católicas de la diócesis para el año académico 2020-21, que comenzará el lunes 3 de agosto. “Estamos entusiasmados por comenzar nuestro año escolar y abrir nuestros salones a estudiantes y profesores”, ...

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East Tennessee Catholic wins award for immigration coverage

The East Tennessee Catholic Magazine has been recognized by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada with a first-place award for its coverage of immigration in the Diocese of Knoxville. The September 2019 issue of the magazine, with its cover story “Understanding the Exodus,” was named Best Special Issue for 2019 by the Catholic Press Association. In ...

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Diocese of Knoxville Schools announce Fall 2020 plans

Bishop Richard F. Stika and Dr. Sedonna Prater, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Knoxville, have announced a return to on-site learning at all 10 Catholic schools in the diocese for the 2020-21 academic year, which will begin on Monday, Aug. 3. “We’re excited to begin our school year and open our classrooms to students and faculty,” Bishop Stika ...

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