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    Bishop Stika Op-Ed on Amendment One is published in Knoxville News Sentinel.
  • Divine Mercy
    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.
  • With Swiss Guard
    Bishop Stika will celebrate Mass Nov. 2 at Sacred Heart Cathedral in thanksgiving for veterans and military service personnel
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    Sacred Heart Cathedral is hosting a Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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    Bishop Richard F. Stika leads the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma convent
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    Bishop Stika celebrates the annual Red Mass at Immaculate Conception Church.
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    Father Steve Pawelk, left, holding young Aaron Roman Morales, is shown with Aaron's family
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    Bishop Stika addresses Diocese of Knoxville students during the annual Youth Mass Sept. 27 at Immaculate Conception Church
  • Pontifical North American College seminarian walks in procession during ordination of deacons in St. Peter’s Basilica at Vatican
    Knoxville's Michael A. Hendershott walks in procession during the ordination of deacons in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on Oct. 2 (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
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    New Northshore Drive cathedral part of Sacred Heart Parish and diocesan Home campaign effort

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

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

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.