Welcome Fr. Valentin!

Deacon Scott MaentzHome page 1, Parish News

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

Deacon Scott MaentzHome page 1, Parish News

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!

Deacon Scott MaentzHome page 1, Parish News

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

Deacon Scott MaentzParish News

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. …

Pray the Rosary! ¡Reza el rosario!

Mary C. WeaverParish News

October is the month of the Holy Rosary, with the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary celebrated on October 7. In her many appearances to mankind, Our Lady has continually asked us to pray the rosary daily. Below are several resources for praying the rosary in Latin, including a pdf, YouTube videos, and mp3 files you can download to …

Priesthood Sunday – We Love our Priests!

Deacon Scott MaentzParish News

Priesthood Sunday is this Sunday, October 1st. Please complete a prayer card in thanksgiving for our two faithful priests, Fr. Bill McNeeley and Fr. Michael Hendershott. Download a PDF of the prayer card.

Fr. Bill’s Holy Land Pilgrimage Photo Journal

Deacon Scott MaentzHome page 1, Parish News

Fr. Bill is sharing photos of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land currently underway. They will be added to this post daily as he sends them. Day One – Thursday, September 14 We arrived in Tel Aviv and spent the night in nearby Joppa. Our hotel overlooks a beautiful Mediterranean beach. Day Two – Friday, September 15 We started our …

Photos of Deanery Mass with Archbishop Fabre

Deacon Scott MaentzParish News

Archbishop Shelton Fabre, Archbishop of Louisville and apostolic administrator for the Diocese of Knoxville, celebrated Mass at Holy Ghost for the Smoky Mountain Deanery on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. The Mass was followed by a reception in Henkel Hall. View and download the photos. Photos compliments of Jim Richmond.