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Welcome to the online home of the Diocese of Knoxville. Below you will find photos of breaking news stories from around East Tennessee. Simply click a photo to view the related article or view the archive of these stories. For all of our diocesan news, visit our online newspaper The East Tennessee Catholic.

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    Bishop Stika blesses a new member of the Catholic Church at Easter Vigil
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    Bishop Richard F. Stika leads the Chrism Mass on April 15
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    Some members of the Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are shown with Monsignor Al Humbrecht and Father David Carter at the closing luncheon of the KDCCW Convention.
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    St. Mary - Oak Ridge's Challenge youth group presents check to teacher Darlene Adams (standing to the right of the check)

Canonization Coverage

WATERTOWN, MA (April 15, 2014) The CatholicTV Network to provide coverage of the upcoming canonizations of Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII, with a full week of programming dedicated to the historic proceedings and live coverage of the Canonization Mass in Rome.

John XXIII and John Paul II will be raised to Sainthood on April 27, 2014, the day on which the Church celebrates the Second Sunday of Easter and Divine Mercy. Blessed John Paul II served as pope from 1978 to 2005 and was beatified by Pope Benedict XVI on Divine Mercy Sunday, May 1, 2011. Blessed John XXIII was pope from 1958 to 1963; Blessed John Paul II beatified him in 2000. Click for programming highlights for the week and view live CatholicTV below:

Bishop’s Appeal 2014

Appeal ButtonWhen you make a gift to the Bishop’s Appeal, you make the love of God present to thousands across East Tennessee. Your support helps train priests, deacons, and parish leaders, reveals Jesus Christ to others through religious education and the sacraments, and changes countless lives through the work of Catholic Charities.


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 leading Catholic websites offering high quality programming online, including CatholicTV, The Catholic Channel, EWTN and the Vatican Channel on YouTube.

Chrism Mass

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Chrism Mass with the priests and deacons of the diocese on Tuesday evening of Holy Week at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. A Diocesan choir of singers from the parishes across East Tennessee, many of whom sang for the Eucharistic Congress, supported by Robert McCarter on organ, Slade Trammell on piano, and musicians from the Knoxville Symphony provided inspirational prelude music and supported the singing of the assembly during the liturgy. View a video of the entire Mass below.

State of the Diocese Presentation

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 facts about key ministries and initiatives. Click the image below to download the presentation and view the videos.


Frassati Fellowship for Young Adults

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 their Facebook page or contact Elijah directly via email.

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