Skip Navigation

Clergy

Rev. James Vick
Fr. Jim is a native of Knoxville, TN and a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. After earning his undergraduate degree he earned a doctoral degree in Dentistry and was a practicing dentist prior to his call of the priesthood. He attended Conception Seminary in Missouri and Mundelein Seminary in Chicago and was ordained to the priesthood in 1999 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville. since his ordination he has served the Diocese of Knoxville as an Associate Pastor at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, as pastor at both St. Bridget Parish in Dayton and St. Mary Parish in Athens, as a member of the board of Catholic Charities, and as the Coordinator of the Chattanooga Deanery office of Hispanic Ministry. He is the 9th pastor in the 83 year history of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish.

Rev. Tom Moser
Father Tom was born in St. Paul Minnesota, studied at the University of Minnesota, graduated from Loyola College in Baltimore, studied at Quincy College in Illinois, and Franciscan Institute, St Bonaventure University in Olean New York, and studied for priesthood at Sacred Heart School of Theology in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. He was ordained in 1994 by Knoxville’s founding bishop at St. Leo Church in St Paul, Minnesota. Father Moser has served in a variety of Assignments for the Diocese of Knoxville, as associate pastor or pastor in locales ranging from South Pittsburg to Kingsport and from Chattanooga to Fairfield Glade.

Deacon Dennis Meinert
Dennis was born in Quincy Ill, April 21, 1947; Baptized at St Francis Solanus, Quincy Ill, May 4, 1947; First Communion at St Patrick, Dixon Ill, December 12, 1954; Confirmation at The Church of St Patrick, Rockford Ill March 23, 1958; Marriage at 1st United Methodist Church, Arab AL, September 15,1973. Ordained Deacon, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Knoxville TN, June 11,2016.Ann and I have been married almost 45 years and have two children, Matthew (38) and Lee Ann (35).Graduate of:  St. Bernard College, Cullman Al (BA in Mathematics)
Florida State University, Tallahassee FL (MS in Oceanography);US Army:  Korea and Germany. Retired:25 years at TVA (Environmental Scientist/Engineer). 6 years teacher at Notre Dame High School; 10 years instructor at University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.Volunteer and Eucharistic Minister at Memorial Hospital. Active in the St Vincent de Paul Conference at OLPH. Hobbies:  Basketball and cycling.