The Saint Mary's Legacy Foundation announced nearly $700,000 in grants for 2105. Pictured (L-R) are: Marion Ruuge-Aronson and Pat Farner of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Newport; Carrie McConkey and Sister Mary Christine Cremin, RSM, of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee; Bishop Richard F. Stika; Nancy Scheurer of the Ladies of Charity of Knoxville and John Deinhart of the St. Mary's Legacy Foundation.
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    Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrates Mass for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Lenoir City.
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    Women and men of religious orders in the Diocese of Knoxville participated in solemn vespers to celebrate the opening of the year of Consecrated Life.
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    Catholic Charities of East Tennessee receives $10,000 gift from Regions Bank at Samaritan Place on Dec. 3.
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    Sister Mariana Koonce, RSM, speaks at the Diocese of Knoxville Youth Conference on Nov. 22 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Jefferson City.
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    Bishop Richard F. Stika and Deacon Sean Smith sign the decrees establishing Divine Mercy Parish as Father Hoan Dinh watches.

Advent reflection from
Bishop Stika


World Youth Day Pilgrimage

The Diocese of Knoxville World Youth Day pilgrimage to Poland will take place in 2016. Central events take place in Krakow and includes Mass with the Holy Father. Travelers will also walk in the footsteps of Saint John Paul II. Initial deposits are needed by January 5, 2015.
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Cardinal Rigali's
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Home Campaign Video

About the Campaign

The Home campaign will do more than build a cathedral. Learn how the campaign will benefit parishes, fund charity, secure priest retirement and boost educational opportunities throughout the Diocese of Knoxville. To learn more about the Home campaign please view the videos.
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Video de la Campaña

Deacon Smith at St. Patrick’s

On Friday, November 7, 2014, Deacon Sean Smith, Chancellor of the Diocese of Knoxville, helped celebrate 7 a.m. Mass with His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. Deacon Smith read from the Gospel of Luke. Click image to hear audio excerpts from the Mass.

Medal of Honor Visit

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