Calendar

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Apr
7
Tue
POSTPONED Chrism Mass @ Sacred Heart Cathedral
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated at a later date TBD.

The Chrism Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Chrism Mass is one of the most important liturgical events of the year, when the priests of our diocese renew their priestly vows.

Bishop Stika will also bless and distribute the Holy Oils used in the sacraments celebrated in each parish of the diocese throughout the year.

Apr
10
Fri
CANCELLED Good Friday Apostolic Mission @ Founders Park
Apr 10 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

GOOD FRIDAY APOSTOLIC MISSION

Youth* and their families are invited to

join us as we witness to the

sacrificial love of Jesus the Christ

Gather in Founders Park at Campbell Station

to carry the cross and pray

Mission Youth Project Holy Week 2020_promo

Apostilic Mission Flyer and Schedule

Medical_Release Youth_Good Friday Mission_20_fillable

* If not accompanied by parent/guardian see your parish coordinator of youth ministry for permission slip

 

Apr
16
Thu
5th annual Knights Cup Lacrosse Tournament @ Knoxville Catholic High School
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day
Apr
23
Thu
POSTPONED KDCCW Convention @ St. Patrick Church
Apr 23 – Apr 25 all-day

The KDCCW Convention has been postponed until October 22-24. 

The Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s annual convention will be held April 23-25 at the Morristown Conference Center Hotel and St. Patrick Church in Morristown. The theme of this year’s conference is “Mary’s Fiat, Our Yes” A Vision for the Future.”

Pat Livingston will be the keynote speaker. Ms. Livingston, a speaker on spirituality, is best known for her touching, story-telling style of illuminating the presence of God in everyday life. In addition to leading workshops, retreats, and seminars throughout the United States and abroad, she is an award-winning writer whose work has been featured in Living Faith, Living With Christ, Catholic Digest, Liguorian, and US Catholic. 

Convention information and registration forms are available at http://kdccw.org/conventions.html.

Apr
25
Sat
Formación Diocesana sobre el Catecismo: Los 4 Pilares de la fe Nivel 1/ Diocesan Formation on the Catechism: The 4 Pillars of Faith Level 1 @ Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Apr 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Los padres de familia son los primeros catequistas de los niños, es por eso que los invitamos a la formación en la fe para catequistas que la diócesis de Knoxville comenzará en el año 2020. Después de haber completado los dos niveles de este curso los participantes obtendrán un certificado de catequista, cada nivel contiene 4 clases, 2 en la primavera y 2 en el otoño. Esta formación está centrada específicamente en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. Hacemos un llamado especial a las personas que ejercen un rol de servicio o evangelización en nuestras parroquias.

El primer nivel se enfocará en los cuatro pilares de fe en la que nuestra vida cristiana debe estar basada y ser vivida. Las clases de primavera serán el 25 de Abril en el gimnasio de la Catedral del Sacratísimo Corazón de Jesús y el 20 de Junio en el salón parroquial de Todos los Santos.

**English

Parents are the first catechists of children, which is why we invite you to this Spanish faith formation for catechists that the diocese of Knoxville will begin in 2020. After completing both levels of this course, participants will obtain a catechist certificate, each level contains 4 classes, 2 in the spring and 2 in the fall. This formation is specifically focused on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We make a special invitation to those who exercise a role of service or evangelization in our parishes.

The first level will focus on the four pillars of faith on which our Christian life must be based and lived. Spring classes will be April 25 in the gymnasium of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and June 20 in the parish hall of All Saints.

May
3
Sun
Kids’ Walk and Fun Fest @ Knoxville Catholic High School
May 3 @ 1:00 pm

The annual Kids’ Walk and Fun Fest benefits the children’s services of Catholic Charities of East Tennessee. More info.

May
8
Fri
Recuerda Quien Tú Eres @ The Chancery
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – May 9 @ 4:00 pm

Hay una gran oportunidad para los jóvenes (adolescentes, casados o solteros) para aprender sobre la Teología del Cuerpo de un invitado que viene desde la Arquidiócesis de Miami, Gustavo Mejía.  Gustavo es el fundador de One Body Spirit Mind y profesor de Teología del Cuerpo en el SEPI.  Tiene su maestría en psicología, bachillerato en filosofía y está trabajando actualmente como un consejero de salud mental para jóvenes en riesgo y como el director de los jóvenes en la parroquia de San Jose en Miami Beach, FL.

Gustavo es un presentador EXCELENTE y muy dinámico y se apasiona hablando de la Teología del Cuerpo, pero usando los términos y ejemplos que los jóvenes pueden entender.  Habrá 3 oportunidades para escuchar sus temas y todos van a ser en español así que inviten a los jóvenes (no importa su estado de vida) a venir y aprender de cómo hemos sido creados por, para y con amor y el sentido verdadero por lo cual hemos sido creados hombre y mujer.

~Jóvenes entre 13 y 17 Años de EdadEl viernes, 8 de mayo, 6:00-8:30 PM en la Cancillería.  $10/persona, incluye la cena.  *Los padres son bienvenidos a quedarse*

~Jóvenes Adultos, Solteros o en un NoviazgoEl sábado, 9 de mayo, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM en la Cancillería.  $15/persona, incluye almuerzo.

~Jóvenes Casados o Comprometidos:  El sábado, 9 de mayo, 8:45 AM-5:00 PM en el Salón Parroquial de la Catedral.  $30 por pareja, incluye almuerzo. *Si hay alguna pareja interesada en esta última opción tiene que ponerse en contacto con Blanca Primm para inscribirse al (865) 637-4769 o por el sitio de web Eventbrite porque este es el mismo evento que la Conferencia Diocesana para Matrimonios que Blanca está coordinando, donde Gustavo también va a ser el invitado especial.* 

Ojala que puedan considerar organizar un grupo de jóvenes de su parroquia para asistir por lo menos a uno de estos 3 temas.


There is a great opportunity coming up for teens and young adults (married and/or single) to learn about Theology of the Body from a guest speaker coming all the way from the Archdiocese of Miami, Gustavo Mejía.  Gustavo is the founder of One Body Spirit Mind and the professor of Theology of the Body at SEPI (the Southeast Pastoral Institute).  He has his masters in psychology, bachelors in philosophy, and currently works as a mental health counselor for at-risk youth and as the youth ministry director at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Miami Beach, FL.

Gustavo is an EXCELLENT, dynamic speaker passionate about speaking of Theology of the Body but in terms and examples that young people can understand.  There are 3 opportunities to hear his talks and they will all be in Spanish so this is a unique opportunity to invite all those young couples and young people you know that understand Spanish to come learn about how they were created for, by, and with love and what the true meaning is of being created male and female.

~Teens (ages 13-17):  Friday, May 8, 6:00-8:30 PM at the Chancery.  $10/person, including dinner.
*Parents are welcome to stay for the talk to listen in.*

~Young Adults (single or in a dating relationship ages 18 & up):  Saturday, May 9, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM in the Chancery.  $15/person, including lunch. 

~Young Married or Engaged Couples:  Saturday, May 9, 8:45 AM-5:00 PM in the Cathedral parish hall.  $30 per couple, including lunch.  *If young couples are interested in this last opportunity they should contact Blanca Primm, Hispanic Ministry Director, at (865) 637-4769 to register or visit Eventbrite as Gustavo will be the Spanish speaker at the Diocesan Marriage Conference for that day as this is the same event.*

 Please consider organizing a group of young people from your parish to come hear at least one of these three talks.

 

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY Picture of Love Engaged Couple Program @ St. Stephen Church
May 8 @ 7:00 pm – May 9 @ 6:00 pm

POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Picture of Love Marriage Preparation Program for Engaged Couples

This marriage preparation program is a supplement to the couple’s marriage formation with their parish priest or deacon. The Picture of Love marriage preparation program for engaged couples explores the joys and challenges of living out the Sacrament of Matrimony with special focus on the importance of inviting Jesus to be the center of marriage and family life. The program will help the couple gain insights into their relationship, as well as give them practical ideas and tools to help smooth their journey and become the “Picture of Love” to one another.

Offered 3 times a year • Cost is $135.00 per couple (Program certificate will get the couple a $60.00 discount on their marriage license.) You must attend the entire program to receive your certificate.

The program is 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. on Friday and 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m on Saturday. Snacks, a light breakfast, lunch and Saturday dinner are included.

This program is sponsored by the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment in conjunction with the Chattanooga Deanery.

Complete registration form, save, print and mail with payment a minimum of two weeks prior to PoL date.                                                      Registration PoL_May’20.pdf_fillable

Option: You may attach completed registration form to email after saving it and send to kbyrne@dioknox.org  then make payment through Eventbrite.

In an effort to keep the Picture of Love on schedule, we ask that you complete the following exercises individually in advance and bring results with you. You will share with your fiancé/fiancée during the program. The results are for your information only and meant to enhance your discussions as a couple.

2020 –  autumn date to be determined

May
10
Sun
Mass and Sending of the Neophytes @ Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
May 10 @ 4:00 pm

In the Sending of the Neophytes ceremony, those who recently joined the Catholic Church in the diocese through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) are formally sent into the community to live out their faith in their parishes.

May
16
Sat
CANCELLED Unidos con Cristo @ Glenstone Lodge
May 16 @ 7:00 am – May 17 @ 5:00 pm

 

 

Retiro de Enriquecimiento Matrimonial
“Unidos con Cristo” de la Diócesis de Knoxville
Fortalezca su matrimonio y renueve su relación de pareja
¡¡Conoce un Nuevo Estilo de Vida!!
16 – 17 de Mayo de 2020
informes:

Fermin ♥ Anita Cabrera 423-619-3658

Inicia Sábado:
7:00 a.m. Completar su registro
8:00 a.m. Misa
Lunch y cena incluidos
Termina el domingo:
5:00 p.m. con Misa
Desayuno y lunch incluido
Costo por pareja $250.00
+ $95.00 si desean llegar desde el viernes

Los retiros en 2020 son en:
16 y 17 de Mayo                                                                                                            21 y 22 de Noviembre

El cupo es limitado a 25 parejas.
Les recomendamos que se
registren cuanto antes.
Su registro se confirma con su depósito no reembolsable de $100.00.

UcC 2020-forma de inscripción sp.

Diocese of Knoxville Marriage Enrichment Retreat “United with Christ”
Strengthen your marriage and renew your relationship
Find a new lifestyle!!

For more information contact:

Fermin ♥ Anita Cabrera 423-619-3658

 

 

Jun
1
Mon
Covecrest Lifeteen Summer Camp @ Covecrest Lifeteen Camp
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Jun 6 @ 4:00 pm

Diocese of Knoxville Lifeteen Summer Camp

June 1-6, 2020 Space is limited
to the first 40 people.
Deposit of $150 non-refundable
Second Payment Due January 31: $255 refundable only if replacement found

Final Payment Due March 31: $255 refundable only if replacement found
Approximate Cost $660 per person includes transportation, t-Shirt, 2 Diocesan chaperones (Parish must supply 1 Chaperone for 8 participants, not included) and all camp activities. (Price subject to change)

Experience Life

We are created for great things. We are meant to live with a joy that penetrates the darkness of this world. We desire more from our relationships and experiences. We want to live a bold life. We crave a love that will never leave us. We are meant to experience life.

Summer camp with Life Teen is an incredible opportunity to bring teens into an incredible experience of life. For over 15 years, Covecrest has provided experiences at summer camp where high school teens are able to be free and confident in themselves, develop new friendships with other teens from your parish and the Diocese, and encounter God working in their lives. This is the summer that you begin to experience a bigger and better life than you ever thought possible.

Lifeteen has crafted an exhilarating, uplifting and powerful week of activities that are designed to help lead teens closer to Christ, and closer to their parish group.

Don’t miss out on the chance to experience freedom through a life-changing summer that will ignite your faith, reinvigorate your parish and fill your heart with the love of God.

Check out the 2020 Covecrest flyer

For More Information Please fill out the form below:

Pilgrimage to Spain @ Footsteps of St. Teresa of Avila
Jun 1 @ 9:00 am – Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Jun
8
Mon
CANCELLED Catholic Youth Camp 2020 @ Ocoee Retreat Center
Jun 8 @ 3:00 pm – Jun 11 @ 10:00 am

High School Catholic Youth Camp: All incoming 9th-12th graders are welcome

Meet Catholics your own age from all over the diocese, listen to inspiring speakers, learn about the new evangelization, celebrate liturgy, challenge yourself in a variety of ways, enjoy the sand volleyball or basketball courts or GaGa Pit. Pray the Outdoor Stations of the Cross or maybe just take some time to relax around the Campfire. Most of all take time to review and renew your faith life.

Our Mission: To awaken, empower, and equip youth to live the adventure within the Catholic Church encountering Jesus through faith, community , and leadership.

Dates June 8-11, 2020
Registration due: Friday, May 29, 2020
Check-in: Monday, June 8 -3:00 p.m.
Pick-up: Thursday, June 11 -10:00 a.m.
Where: Ocoee Retreat Center
Theme: We Are One- “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons, and we were all given to drink of one Spirit” 1 Corinthians 12:13
Cost: $269.00 per person
Includes: Four different adventure activities, accommodations, 8 meals, snacks, guest speakers, t-shirt and much more….

 

Make checks payable to: Diocese of Knoxville

Mail completed forms with payment to:
Diocese of Knoxville
Office of Youth & Young Adult Ministry
805 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Chattanooga Deanery:  Donna Jones, djones@dioknox.org  Mobile (423) 718-4387

Cumberland Mountain Deanery: Deacon Dan Hosford,  dhosford@dioknox.org  Mobile (865) 603-9682

Smoky Mountain Deanery: Beth Parsons,  bparsons@ourladyoffatima.org   (865) 982-3672 ext. 14

For more information please complete the form below and as information is available we will send it directly to you:

Required Forms: 
Diocesan Code of Conduct/ Audio Video release combined: Youth Code of Conduct Audio Video Release
Diocesan Youth Medical Release Form: General Overnight Registration and Parent Consent 
Diocesan Adult  Medical Release Form: Adult Event Permission Medical Release Form
Diocesan Adult Code of Conduct; Adult Code of Conduct
Additional Required: Ocoee Retreat Center Waiver

What to Bring Information: What to Bring

Cost: Catholic Youth Camp $269.00 – Space is very limited this year and will be on a first come first reserved basis

Once the forms are completely filled out they must be printed and sent to:
The Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
805 S. Northshore Dr.
Knoxville, Tn 37919
Att. CYC 2020

For more information please complete the form below and as information is available we will send it directly to you:

Jun
20
Sat
Formación Diocesana sobre el Catecismo: Los 4 Pilares de la fe Nivel 1/ Diocesan Formation on the Catechism: The 4 Pillars of Faith Level 1 @ All Saints Catholic Church
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Los padres de familia son los primeros catequistas de los niños, es por eso que los invitamos a la formación en la fe para catequistas que la diócesis de Knoxville comenzará en el año 2020. Después de haber completado los dos niveles de este curso los participantes obtendrán un certificado de catequista, cada nivel contiene 4 clases, 2 en la primavera y 2 en el otoño. Esta formación está centrada específicamente en el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica. Hacemos un llamado especial a las personas que ejercen un rol de servicio o evangelización en nuestras parroquias.

El primer nivel se enfocará en los cuatro pilares de fe en la que nuestra vida cristiana debe estar basada y ser vivida. Las clases de primavera serán el 25 de Abril en el gimnasio de la Catedral del Sacratísimo Corazón de Jesús y el 20 de Junio en el salón parroquial de Todos los Santos.

**English

Parents are the first catechists of children, which is why we invite you to this Spanish faith formation for catechists that the diocese of Knoxville will begin in 2020. After completing both levels of this course, participants will obtain a catechist certificate, each level contains 4 classes, 2 in the spring and 2 in the fall. This formation is specifically focused on the Catechism of the Catholic Church. We make a special invitation to those who exercise a role of service or evangelization in our parishes.

The first level will focus on the four pillars of faith on which our Christian life must be based and lived. Spring classes will be April 25 in the gymnasium of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and June 20 in the parish hall of All Saints.

Jun
22
Mon
REACH God Camp for incoming 7th-8th grade @ Harrison Bay State Park
Jun 22 – Jun 25 all-day

The Diocese of Knoxville offers many opportunities for young people to come together during the summer to; meet teens their own age, celebrate life, explore nature and discern what is the will of God for their life. God Camps take place at the 1200 acre Harrison Bay State Park in Harrison, Tennessee in the Chattanooga Deanery.  This camp ground features 24 rustic cabins and is limited to 144 persons each session. Space is limited to hurry and don’t miss out.

God Camp activities will include swimming at the Olympic size swimming pool, outdoor sports, Camp fire, prayer services, the celebration of Mass, team building activities, group interaction or simply enjoy  the park, some highlights include Four square,  basketball, softball, volleyball, and horseshoes and the evening dance.

All camps are open to anyone in the Diocese of Knoxville. There are two different camps depending on the age of the child.

To provide this ministry, it is essential to have Virtus trained parents of participants involved.

Space is Limited – Registration now open – Deadline for both God Camps is June 5, 2020

REACH for incoming 7th and 8th grade students June 22-25, 2020

 

Cost $135.00 per person
Reach 2020 Promo Flyer
Reach2020 (Complete Set Reg. Forms)
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

God Camp Leader Application 2020 along with volunteer schedule.

Discover: for incoming 5th and 6th grade students June 25- 27, 2020

 

Cost $110.00 per person
Discover 2020 Promo Flyer
Discover2020 (Complete Set Reg. Forms)
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

God Camp Leader Application 2020 along with volunteer schedule.

 

Greetings all!

God Camp Leader Interviews will be Monday, March 16th, 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 19th 3:30-5:30 p.m. at OLPH in Parish Library. We will be interviewing in groups this year to make it faster.

All Day Training/Planning will be earlier this year because to many of the teens were out of town last year for Memorial Day weekend. It will be Sunday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Jude in their PLC.

Click here for>>God Camp Leader Application 2020 along with volunteer schedule. Please pass these on to who are interested in serving in a leadership position this summer.

Peace,

Donna L Jones
Chattanooga Deanery Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
Youth Minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
501 South Moore Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Office: 423-622-7232
Cell: 423-718-4387
Fax: 423-624-2686

Go to dioknox.org, click on EVENTS tab, hover over Categories on the left,
scroll down and click on youth
All of the upcoming events for youth will pop up.

Jun
25
Thu
DISCOVER God Camp for incoming 5th-6th grade @ Harrison Bay State Park
Jun 25 – Jun 27 all-day

The Diocese of Knoxville offers many opportunities for young people to come together during the summer to; meet teens their own age, celebrate life, explore nature and discern what is the will of God for their life. God Camps take place at the 1200 acre Harrison Bay State Park in Harrison, Tennessee in the Chattanooga Deanery.  This camp ground features 24 rustic cabins and is limited to 144 persons each session. Space is limited to hurry and don’t miss out.

God Camp activities will include swimming at the Olympic size swimming pool, outdoor sports, Camp fire, prayer services, the celebration of Mass, team building activities, group interaction or simply enjoy  the park, some highlights include Four square,  basketball, softball, volleyball, and horseshoes and the evening dance.

All camps are open to anyone in the Diocese of Knoxville. There are two different camps depending on the age of the child.

To provide this ministry, it is essential to have Virtus trained parents of participants involved.

Space is Limited – Registration now open

Deadline for both God Camps is June 5, 2020

Discover: for incoming 5th and 6th grade students June 25- 27, 2020

 

Cost $110.00 per person
Discover 2020 Promo Flyer
Discover2020 (Complete Set Reg. Forms)
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

God Camp Leader Application 2020

REACH for incoming 7th and 8th grade students June 22-25, 2020

 

Cost $135.00 per person
Reach 2020 Promo Flyer
Reach2020 (Complete Set Reg. Forms)
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

God Camp Leader Application 2020

 

Greetings all!

God Camp Leader Interviews will be Monday, March 16th, 3:30-7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 19th 3:30-5:30 p.m. at OLPH in Parish Library. We will be interviewing in groups this year to make it faster.

All Day Training/Planning will be earlier this year because to many of the teens were out of town last year for Memorial Day weekend. It will be Sunday, April 26th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at St. Jude in their PLC.

Click here for>>God Camp Leader Application 2020 along with volunteer schedule. Please pass these on to who are interested in serving in a leadership position this summer.

Peace,

Donna L Jones
Chattanooga Deanery Youth and Young Adult Ministry Coordinator
Youth Minister at Our Lady of Perpetual Help
501 South Moore Rd.
Chattanooga, TN 37412
Office: 423-622-7232
Cell: 423-718-4387
Fax: 423-624-2686

Go to dioknox.org, click on EVENTS tab, hover over Categories on the left,
scroll down and click on youth
All of the upcoming events for youth will pop up.

Jul
13
Mon
Live the Great Adventure with Jesus_Middle School Camp @ Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 17 @ 12:00 pm

LIVE THE GREAT

ADVENTURE

WITH

JESUS

Middle School Camp
Incoming 6th, 7th, 8th graders

July 13-17, 2020

Arrival Monday, 2 p.m. Departure Friday, noon 

Promo_Middle School Camp 2020

Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center

250 Locke Lane, Benton, TN 37307

Cost: $350.00

Contact: Deacon Al Forsythe                        

aforsythe@dioknox.org (865) 806-1343

 

Jul
18
Sat
Call to Love Marriage Conference @ Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Shea Room
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

2nd Annual Call to Love Marriage Conference
“Theology of the Body” and Marriage

Saturday, July 18, 2020 Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Sister Anna Marie McGuan, RSM, SSL

Director of the Office of Christian Formation for the Diocese of Knoxville will offer three talks on Pope St. John Paul II’s “Theology of the Body” and how better understanding the teaching can enrich your marriage.

$25.00 per couple (lunch included) Each couple will receive discount coupon for Paraclete Catholic Books and Gifts

Registration/payment due by Friday, July 10, 2020

To register by mail send check to:Diocese of Knoxville
Attn. Karen Byrne
805 S. Northshore Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919

Online registration/payment option https://tinyurl.com/DoK-Call-to-Love-20

Contact: Karen Byrne at kbyrne@dioknox.org or (865) 584-3307

 

Aug
28
Fri
Youth Ministry Leader Formation Event @ Gasper River Catholic Youth Camp and Conference Center
Aug 28 @ 5:20 pm – Aug 29 @ 6:20 pm