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    Bishop Richard F. Stika accepts the gifts from the Hendershott family at the homecoming Mass. Photo by Dan McWilliams
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    Medal of Honor recipients Ty Carter and Leroy Petry greet students.
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    Bishop Richard Stika celebrates Mass with school children at Sacred Heart Cathedral just prior to Congressional Medal of Honor assembly. Click image for video.
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    New Northshore Drive cathedral part of Sacred Heart Parish and diocesan Home campaign effort.
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    With pastor Steve Pawelk (L) and Deacon Sean Smith (R) watching, Bishop Richard Stika signs documents during Mass elevating Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Mission Church to parish status in the Diocese of Knoxville

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


Message 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.


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.