Bishop unveils cornerstone of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika unveiled the cornerstone of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, March 25. Cardinal Justin Rigali, Father David Boettner, Father Joe Reed, Father Arthur Torres, and Deacon Walt Otey joined Bishop Stika in a liturgical celebration that preceded the unveiling. The ceremony was attended by clergy and parishioners from around the Diocese …

Cathedral cornerstone unveiling on Saturday

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, News

The engraved cornerstone for the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will be unveiled during a special celebration this Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the cathedral construction site. The public is invited to attend. Tours of the cathedral will be conducted following the celebration until 2 p.m. The cornerstone, which weighs more than 3,000 pounds, …

Homily for the Third Sunday of Lent: In Spirit and In Truth

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Homily   Exodus 17:3-7 Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 John 4:5-42   It is noteworthy that the woman at the well in today’s Gospel was there drawing water at around Noon, the Scripture tells us. Not only are we told that this is Jacob’s well, which is mentioned in the Old Testament (so Jesus’ presence there already had a kind of heightened …

Catholic Charities Chattanooga dinner

Jim Wogan News

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee held its 35th annual dinner in Chattanooga on March 16.  Dr. Everlena Holmes and Mr. Eugene Blaes were recepients of the 2017 Pope Francis Service to the Poor Award.  Photos: Nancy Powell, Betty Anne Neal, Jim Wogan.      

Homily for the Prayer Vigil for Life, Holy Trinity Parish in Jefferson City

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25

Gospel: Matthew 18:1-6, 10-11   At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them, and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever …

Bishop Stika issues guidelines for St. Patrick’s Day dispensation

Jim Wogan News

Because St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Friday this year during Lent, Bishop Stika has issued the necessary dispensation from eating meat on Friday, March 17, the Feast of St. Patrick. This dispensation provides the option to eat meat on March 17, but Bishop Stika requests that those who eat meat on Friday to abstain from meat on Thursday, March 16, …

Catholic Charities celebrates Emerald O’ccasion

Emily Booker Catholic Charities of East Tennessee, News

The 32nd annual Catholic Charities dinner in Knoxville, An Emerald O’ccasion, brought together members of the community to celebrate and support the work that Catholic Charities of East Tennessee does across the region. Former Tennessee head football coach Phillip Fulmer was the keynote speaker. Photos: Stephanie Richer Photography Photo Gallery 

Rite of Election ceremonies held for Diocese of Knoxville

Bill Brewer Christian Formation

Rite of Election ceremonies were held March 4 and March 5 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as Bishop Richard F. Stika welcomed many of the 222 people who will enter the Church in the Diocese of Knoxville at Easter Vigil. The diocese will receive 166 candidates and 56 catechumens at Easter Vigil services at parishes in …

Countdown begins for cathedral dedication

Jim Wogan News

[ujicountdown id=”Countdown to Cathedral Dedication” expire=”2018/03/03 11:00″ hide=”false” url=”” subscr=”” recurring=”1″ rectype=”minute” repeats=””]   The clock is ticking. The dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, currently under construction in the Diocese of Knoxville, will be completed in early 2018. The Dedication Mass for the cathedral and altar is scheduled for March 3, 2018. The official …