The Next Bishop of Knoxville – Fr. James Mark Beckman

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May 7, 2024 Pope Francis has appointed Father James Mark Beckman, 61, a priest of the Diocese of Nashville for more than three decades, as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville. The appointment was announced in Washington, D.C., on May 7, 2024, by Cardinal Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States. “I am blessed and honored to …

New Priest Assignments

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Effective June 1, 2024 our pastor Fr. Bill McNeeley will be leaving Holy Ghost to serve at Holy Family in Seymour. Replacing Fr. McNeeley will be Fr. John Orr. We wish Fr. McNeeley all the best in his new assignment and we welcome Fr. Orr back to Holy Ghost! April 15, 2024 Archbishop Shelton J. Fabre, apostolic administrator of the …

Fr. Valentin Piano Recital Saturday at 6PM

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Piano Recital Presented by Fr. Valentin Father Valentin Iurochkin presents Chopin, Beethoven, Mozart and more! Join us at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Knoxville, Tennessee on April 13th at 6PM. Admission is free, however there will be a basket for anyone who wishes to donate for the event. Light refreshments will be served in Henkel Hall after the recital. All are welcome!” …

Welcome Fr. Valentin!

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Our first Lenten Fish Fry welcomed Fr. Valentin to Holy Ghost as our new Associate Pastor. Join us every Friday of Lent for the fish fry from 4:30-6:30pm, followed by Stations of the Cross in the church at 6:30pm. Photos compliments of Jim Richmond:

Lenten Fish Fry and Stations of the Cross

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Join us every Friday during Lent for a delicious fish fry, followed by Stations of the Cross. At our first fish fry of this Lenten season, Friday, February 16, we welcome our new Associate Pastor, Fr. Valentin. Don’t miss it!

Announcement – Updated with Video and Photos

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Announcement from Father Bill: Effective February 12, after more than seven years of dedicated service to Holy Ghost, Fr. Hendershott is being transferred to The Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul in Chattanooga to serve as the parochial vicar with sacramental responsibility for the Catholic Student Center at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and live in residence at the …

Communications & Urgent Announcements

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In order to facilitate timely communications within our parish community, we’d like to invite you to join one or both of these two discussion groups on the chat app called GroupMe. [Note: We’re making a transition to a new chat platform because of serious problems with GroupMe. More information will be posted here when available.] Holy Ghost Announcements & Events …

Communion Ministers Needed!

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Fr. Bill has ankle surgery scheduled in January, which means it will not be possible for him to to distribute Holy Communion at Mass. As such, we need additional Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) to help out at each of the English Masses, at least through March 2024. We’ve scheduled a short training session on December 30 at 1:00pm …

4th Sunday of Advent and Christmas 2023

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This year Christmas falls on Monday with the Fourth Sunday of Advent the day before. Both of these Solemnities are holy days of obligation. Many may ask if attendance at the Sunday Christmas Vigil Mass fulfills the obligation for both the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas? The answer is “No,” each obligation must be fulfilled with a separate Mass. …