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“Instead of us closing parishes and closing schools, we’re doing the opposite. We’re in total growth mode,”

“Instead of us closing parishes and closing schools, we’re doing the opposite. We’re in total growth mode,” said Deacon Sean Smith, chancellor for the Diocese of Knoxville. When Knoxville was established as a diocese in 1988 it had 37 parishes. It has since added 14, including four mission parishes.