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Kristen Rainey, assistant director of Marriage and Family for the Office of Faith Formation, has volunteered to clean and polish the archived chalices, ciboriums and patens prior to loaning them out. Here, she's seen polishing the JFK Memorial Chalice which was donated by the Knights of Columbus Desoto Council #517. The chalice will be used by the Office of Faith Formation for its various events and retreats.

Sacred vessels require great care, reverence

‘We want to give them our best and treat the sacred with solemnity’

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Read more about the article Chalice loaning program continues legacy of those gone before us [Photo Gallery]
While at the Catholic Pastoral Center Tuesday, Sept. 13, for the monthly Priests' Assembly with Bishop J. Mark Spalding, several priests visited archives to look at the dozens of chalices, ciboriums and patens which were recently put on display, and are available for priests to check out for use. Many of the pieces are accompanied by a historical background over the 85 years of the Diocese of Nashville. Father Rhodes Bolster, chaplain of University Catholic/Nashville, checks out the Brew Family Chalice presented to Bishop Alphonse J. Smith in memory of Charles Driscol Brew, with the help of Brent Wiebe, archives coordinator.

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Priests celebrating Mass with ‘sacred vessels of our ancestors in faith’

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Read more about the article Young Catholic Professionals venerate relics of St. Padre Pio [Photo Gallery]
Dozens of Young Catholic Professionals across the Diocese of Nashville were afforded the opportunity to experience one of the unique gifts of the Catholic Church during the monthly meeting of YCP Nashville on Thursday, Nov. 18, in the Cathedral of the Incarnation’s Fleming Center. Three relics of St. Padre Pio were available for veneration with the opportunity for attendees to touch personal sacramentals to them, creating third class relics of their own. Shawn Curley, a parishioner of the Cathedral of the Incarnation, venerates the relics.

Young Catholic Professionals venerate relics of St. Padre Pio [Photo Gallery]

‘Pray, hope and don’t worry’

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Read more about the article Holy Rosary eighth-grader comes out on top at diocesan spelling bee [Photo Gallery]
Fourteen students ranging from fifth- through eighth-grade competed in the 2022 Diocese of Nashville Catholic Schools Office Spelling Bee Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Catholic Pastoral Center. The competition lasted a total of 13 rounds before Laila Murdock, an eighth-grade student at Holy Rosary Academy, was crowned the winner. All participants of the competition as well as the runners up of each school were presented with a certificate of achievement and gift bag. The competitors also received a medal. Dr. Rebecca Hammel, superintendent of schools, poses for a photo with Bee winner Laila Murdock, an eighth-grader from Holy Rosary Academy.

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Laila Murdock claimed victory after correctly spelling ‘subtlety’

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Read more about the article Father Gilstrap makes oath as episcopal vicar for education, formation
Father Austin Gilstrap, pastor of Our Lady of the Lake Church in Hendersonville, made his Profession of Faith and Oath of Fidelity as the new Episcopal Vicar of Education and Formation for the Diocese of Nashville, during a Mass, celebrated by Bishop J. Mark Spalding, Thursday, Nov. 10, in the Sagrado Chapel at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Nashville. His hand placed on the Holy Bible, Father Gilstrap makes his Oath of Fidelity.

Father Gilstrap makes oath as episcopal vicar for education, formation

‘I shall hold fast to the deposit of faith in its entirety’

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Read more about the article St. Michael Academy taking shape as construction progresses [Photo Gallery]
Progress on St. Michael Academy in Nolensville is coming along and prepared for a fall 2023 construction completion and an August 2024 opening date. Construction worker Marvin Sanchez uses a skid loader to spread gravel around the property Monday, Nov. 7.

St. Michael Academy taking shape as construction progresses [Photo Gallery]

‘God has blessed us’

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Read more about the article ESA info sessions offer opportunity to learn more, ask questions [Photo Gallery]
The Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Nashville collaborated with the Tennessee Department of Education to offer three informational sessions about the Education Savings Account (ESA) program. The first of the three sessions was Monday, Nov. 7, at St. Joseph School in Madison. The next two are on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The afternoon session is at 1:30 p.m. at St. Ann School, and the evening session is at 6:30 p.m. at St. Edward School. Lauren Huddleston, director of programs and outreach for ESA, discusses student eligibility reguirements.

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‘Being able to ask questions in person was really helpful’

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