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    Bishop Richard F. Stika visits St. Mary's School in Oak Ridge
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    Bishop Richard Stika with a critical message before Election Day
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    More than 250 people attend special Mass for agricultural contract workers at Scott Farms in Erwin on Oct. 26
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    Father John Orr appears on camera during a press conference on Amendment 1
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    Bishop Stika Op-Ed on Amendment One is published in Knoxville News Sentinel.
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    Immaculate Conception parishioners will gather Nov. 2, All Souls Day, at 2 p.m. for the annual rosary at Calvary Cemetery.
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    Bishop Stika will celebrate Mass Nov. 2 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in thanksgiving for veterans and military service personnel
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    Battle of the Bluff 2014 -- KCHS 24, Webb 6
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    Chet and Dr. Jim McDoniel at the Chattanoogans for Life banquet
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    Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrates Confirmation at Divine Mercy Church on June 15, 2014. In background is Father Hoan Dinh. The mission church will become a parish in November.

An Encounter with Pope Francis

Meeting the Pope:
Dorothy Curtis

Meeting the Pope:
Elijah Martin

Meeting the Pope:
Peggy Humphreys

Meeting the Pope:
Bishop Stika

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. Please view the videos. For more on the cathedral project, click here.

Video de la Campaña

Deacon Formation

Deacon 300

Reflections from
Bishop Stika


Young Adult Ministry

The Frassati Fellowship is a ministry for young adults (18-39) who meet regularly for prayer and social activities in their local areas. Currently Frassati groups exist in Knoxville and Chattanooga. This ministry is led by Diocesan Coordinator, Elijah Martin, PhD. Visit our Facebook page or contact Elijah via email.


Meeting Pope Francis

On September 30, 2014 three faithful Catholics from the Diocese of Knoxville experienced the joy of meeting Pope Francis. Their meeting came after a Mass at the chapel of Casa Santa Maria. Bishop Richard F. Stika formally presented them to the Holy Father. This is a preview of a story.

Medal of Honor Visit

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