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    Frassati Fellowship members on a Habitat for Humanity project
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    The Fighting Irish from Notre Dame and Knoxville Catholic high schools open the 2014 season
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    Bishop Richard F. Stika and the family of Elizabeth Siminerio stand in the newly dedicated Marian chapel at All Saints Church.
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    Bishop featured in New Sentinel OpEd
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    Pope Francis, who is mourning the death of his niece and great nephews, blesses a man during a recent Mass in South Korea for peace and the reconciliation of North and South Korea.
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    Bishop urges thoughtful solution to the border crisis.
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    St. Thomas the Apostle parishioner Ashley Siferd is shown with young Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos friends
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    Bishop Richard F. Stika is shown with diocesan school principals and Superintendent Sister Mary Marta Abbott, RSM
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    Pope Francis names Cardinal Justin Rigali special envoy


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State of the Diocese

The State of the Diocese presentation was delivered by our Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer, Deacon Sean Smith, to the priests of the diocese on March 25, 2014. In these slides you’ll find a number of statistics concerning the Diocese of Knoxville and interesting facts about key ministries and initiatives.

Diocesan Homecoming

Join us Saturday, September 13th on the campus of Knoxville Catholic High School for a celebration marking the end of our Silver Jubilee Anniversary Year. Activities for all ages will begin at 10:00 am, culminating with an outdoor Mass celebrated by Bishop Stika at 4:00 p.m. This event is FREE, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

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.




Diocese in Depth

The Diocese of Knoxville includes 47 parishes and more than 60,000 faithful Catholics. Geographically, we are vast, covering all the major cities of East Tennessee, rural areas in-between and the Cumberland Plateau. We invite you to see the good works of our diocese by watching the above video.

Ministries at Work

Enhance your faith and keep up with important initiatives around the diocese by viewing our videos and listening to various audio recordings on our media page. You'll also find links to Catholic websites offering high quality programming online, including CatholicTV, The Catholic Channel, EWTN and the Vatican Channel.