Calendar

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Apr
7
Sat
Natural Family Planning Course @ All Saints Church
Apr 7 @ 10:00 am – Jun 2 @ 10:00 am

Invest in your marriage and see big payoffs. Couples who have learned to embrace their shared fertility as a blessing have discovered their communication, relationship, and love life are better with Natural Family Planning. Registration is now open for a course series consisting of three classes starting April 7 at All Saints Catholic Church. The first class is 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, followed by a class at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, and the last class at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 2.

 

 

May
28
Mon
Memorial Day Mass @ Calvary Cemetery
May 28 @ 9:00 am

The annual Memorial Day Mass at Calvary Cemetery in Knoxville will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday, May 28. The Mass is celebrated each year in remembrance of those who made the ultimate sacrifice while serving and defending our nation. The Mass is open to all Catholics in the diocese. Father Ron Franco, CSP will be the celebrant. Please bring your own chair. 

In the event of rain, Mass will be celebrated at Immaculate Conception Church. Refreshments will be provided after Mass.

May
31
Thu
St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic New Volunteer Orientation @ Church of Divine Mercy
May 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

St. Mary’s Legacy Clinic will offer orientation for new volunteers on Thursday, May 31, at the Church of Divine Mercy. To learn more about volunteering with the mobile clinic, click here

Jun
1
Fri
Five Rivers Deanery Hispanic Confirmation Mass @ St. Dominic Church
Jun 1 @ 7:00 pm

Cardinal Justin Rigali will celebrate an adult confirmation Mass for the Hispanic community in the Five Rivers Deanery on Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m. at St. Dominic Church in Kingsport. 

Jun
2
Sat
Mass and call to the Sacred Order of Deacon for Mark Schuster @ Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

On his journey to the holy priesthood, diocesan seminarian Mark Schuster will be ordained a deacon by Bishop Richard F. Stika during a Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, June 2 at 11 a.m.

Jun
3
Sun
St. Joseph’s Caregiver Ministry Speaker’s Program @ St. John Neumann Church
Jun 3 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

If you are a caregiver, please join St. Joseph’s Caregiver Ministry for an educational and inspirational program on Sunday, June 3, from 2-4 p.m. in Seton Hall at St. John Neumann Church in Knoxville. Guest speakers will share their experiences, provide helpful solutions to caregiving challenges, and reflect upon caregiving as a spiritual work. 

For additional information, contact Brenda Nicholson at 865-310-6790.

Eurcharistic Procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi @ Sacred Heart Cathedral
Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm

Bishop Richard F. Stika will lead a procession of the Holy Eucharist at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus to honor the Feast of Corpus Christi on Sunday, June 3, at 4 p.m. Members of the Knights of Columbus will serve as honor guards for the procession. The Holy Eucharist will be exposed on the altar of the cathedral following the 1 a.m. Mass in Spanish and will remain there until the procession at 4 p.m.

Jun
4
Mon
High School Catholic Youth Camp @ Ocoee Retreat Center
Jun 4 @ 2:00 pm – Jun 8 @ 11:30 am

 

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

Meet Catholics your own age from all over the diocese, listen to inspiring speakers, learn about the new evangelization, celebrate dynamic liturgy, challenge yourself on the low ropes course and adventure race, enjoy the sand volleyball court or GaGa Pit. Maybe just take some time to relax around the Campfire. Most of all take time to review and renew your faith life.

Dates: June 4-8, 2018

Where: Ocoee Retreat Center

Theme:  Faith Can Move Mountains

Cost: $200.00 per person
Includes: housing, all meals, snacks, laser tag, low ropes course Adventure Race, t-shirt and much more….
CYC 2018 promo flyer
CYC 2018 Medical release, permission-fillable
CYC 2018 Adult Medical Release

Ocoee Retreat Center Waiver 2018

Master Medical Form Spanish:3 page Spanish Permission slips

What to Bring Information: What to Bring

Cost: Catholic Youth Camp $200.00 

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 2017

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

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

Five Rivers Deanery: Deacon Jim Fage, jfage@dioknox.org  Mobile (423) 748-2836

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

Jun
10
Sun
Families on Fire @ St. John Neumann School Cafeteria
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Gather EVERY 2nd Sunday of the month with fellow Catholic families shortly after the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

We will start with potluck at Noon in the St John Neumann School cafeteria, followed by an activity.

Please RSVP to Adeline Letizia at adeline.letizia@gmail.com or 865-405-8832

June 10 Sacred Heart Crafts & Rosary

To find out about more upcoming events for families:

  • Go to dioknox.org, click on EVENTS tab,
  • hover over Categories on the left,
  • scroll down and click on FAMILY LIFE
  • All of the upcoming FAMILY LIFE events will pop up
Jun
14
Thu
Heart for the Pour @ The Casual Pint
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Looking for a good reason to celebrate a night out with friends, organize an after-work gathering, or just to enjoy the beautiful spring weather – all while supporting Catholic Charities of East Tennessee?

Attend Heart for the Pour at The Casual Pint in Farragut on Thursday, June 14 beginning at 4 p.m. through 10 p.m. $1 from every pint sold that day will be donated to Catholic Charities!

Jun
15
Fri
RCIA Summer Conference 2018 @ St. Thomas the Apostle Church
Jun 15 – Jun 16 all-day

The Diocese of Knoxville Office of Christian Formation and Catherine of Siena Institute present “Forming Intentional Disciples through RCIA: Transform the Process – Inspire the Parish” for the RCIA Summer Conference, June 15-16 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Lenior City.

Cost is $75 per person and includes breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Please register to reserve your place.

Checks can be made payable to Diocese of Knoxville. Memo line RCIA Summer Conference 2018. Mail to the Diocese of Knoxville Office of Christian Formation, 805 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Visit the Eventbrite page to register for the conference. 

Jun
16
Sat
Preparacíon Matrimonial @ St. Patrick Church, Morristown
Jun 16 @ 8:00 am – 6:00 pm


RETIRO DE PREPARACÍON AL MATRIMONIO
La inglesia de SanPatricio invita a parejas a vivir una experincia de commuicacíon profunda, que los preparará para el paso más importante de sus vidas: porque la boda es un día, el matrimonio para toda la vida. Este curso será el sábado 16 de Junio de 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., se pide una donación de $35 para materiales y comida. Para mayores informes comunicarse con la Hna. Lina Ramos al 423-335-2915, Lucila Gonzalez 423-736-3857 u osias 423-307-2689

Jun
18
Mon
REACH God Camp for incoming 7th-8th grade @ Harrison Bay State Park
Jun 18 – Jun 21 all-day

The Diocese of Knoxville Youth Ministry Office 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 three different camps depending on the age of the child.

Space is Limited – Registration now open

REACH for incoming 7th and 8th grade students June 18-21, 2018
RE A C H  f o r  t h e  G I F TS  o f
C H RI STm a s :
L o v e , P e a c e,  a n d  J o y

Cost $130.00 per person
Promotional Flyer: Reach2018Flyer
Reach Registration Form: Reach2018RegCode
Master Medical Release Form: Medical_Release-Form-Master-fillable
Informational letter God Camps 2018
Master Medical Form Spanish:Formacons_medica_blanco 1-2pages
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

Discover: for incoming 5th and 6th grade students June 21 – 23, 2018
Christmas Joy

Cost $105.00 per person
Promotional Flyer:Discover2018Flyer
Discover Registration Form:Discover2018RegCode
Master Medical Release Form:Medical_Release-Form-Master-fillable
Informational letter God Camps 2018

Master Medical Form Spanish:Formacons_medica_blanco 1-2pages
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

God Camp Leader Application 2018

Interview dates are Tuesday, May 8th, Thursday, May 10th and Friday, May 11th, all 3:30-7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Chattanooga.
All Day Leader Training is Sunday, May 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

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
21
Thu
DISCOVER God Camp for incoming 5th-6th grade @ Harrison Bay State Park
Jun 21 – Jun 23 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 three different camps depending on the age of the child.

Space is Limited – Registration now open

Discover: for incoming 5th and 6th grade students June 21 – 23, 2018
Christmas Joy

Cost $105.00 per person
Promotional Flyer:Discover2018Flyer
Discover Registration Form:Discover2018RegCode
Master Medical Release Form:Medical_Release-Form-Master-fillable
Informational letter God Camps 2018

Master Medical Form Spanish:Formacons_medica_blanco 1-2pages
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

God Camp Leader Application 2018

Interview dates are Tuesday, May 8th, Thursday, May 10th and Friday, May 11th, all 3:30-7:00 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Chattanooga.
All Day Leader Training is Sunday, May 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

REACH for incoming 7th and 8th grade students June 18-21, 2018
RE A C H  f o r  t h e  G I F TS  o f
C H RI STm a s :
L o v e , P e a c e,  a n d  J o y

Cost $130.00 per person
Promotional Flyer: Reach2018Flyer
Reach Registration Form: Reach2018RegCode
Master Medical Release Form: Medical_Release-Form-Master-fillable
Informational letter God Camps 2018
Master Medical Form Spanish:Formacons_medica_blanco 1-2pages
Directions to Harrison Bay State Park: Click Here

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
23
Sat
Taller: Siendo Padres para los Hijos de Hoy / Workshop: Being Parents for the Children of Today @ Chancery
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Español más abajo*

The Office of Hispanic Ministry and Pastoral Juvenil Hispana invite parents to attend the upcoming workshop:  Being Parents for the Children of Today.  This workshop aims to help parents improve communication with their children regarding difficult, but important, topics such as alcohol, dating, chastity, technology, bullying, abuse, faith, drugs, and friendships. Kids will not stay small forever and these topics are important for parents to address with their children at all ages but especially in the adolescent years.  This workshop will be on Saturday, June 23rd, at the Chancery starting at 9 AM.  The cost is $10 per person. To register please call the office of Hispanic Ministry at 865-637-4769.

*This workshop will be given in Spanish only*

We hope to see you there!

La oficina del Apostolado Hispano y la Pastoral Juvenil Hispana invita a padres a participar en el taller: Siendo Padres para los Hijos de Hoy. Este taller tiene como objetivo ayudar a los padres a mejorar la comunicación con sus hijos sobre temas difíciles pero importantes como el alcohol, el noviazgo, la castidad, tecnología, acoso, abuso, fe, drogas y amistades. Los niños no se quedarán pequeños para siempre y es importante que los padres hablen de estos temas con sus hijos en todas las edades, especialmente durante la adolescencia. Este taller será el sábado 23 de Junio en la Cancillería empezando a las 9 a.m. El costo es de $10 por persona. Para registrarse, llame a la oficina del Apostolado Hispano al 865-637-4769.

*Este taller será en Español*

Los esperamos!

The MelchizeTrek @ The Great Smoky Mountains- Depart from Holy Ghost
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm

The MelchizeTrek is a week long backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountains for young men who are open to considering a priestly vocation. Participants will be expected to hike on moderate trails approximately 7 miles per day. Daily activities will include Holy Mass,praying the Divine Office, and a Holy Hour.

Fr. Michael Hendershott and Fr. David Carter are looking for ten good men ages 14-21 to join them in an experience that is designed to encourage the integration of morality, values, spiritual faith, scripture and vocation in the lives of these young men who will be asked to commit to their own continued discernment as they return home and live out a life open to the will of God.

Participant Qualification/Selection

  • All participants must have the physical health and stamina to backpack on the various maintain trails of the Great Smoky Mountain.
  • Participants are expected to hike 5-7 miles per day on moderate level trails.
  • Adults 18-21 must have completed the safe environment program of the Diocese of Knoxville
  • Previous experience in backpacking through programs like Scouting or the Troops of St. George is helpful.
  • Because the MelchizeTrek is limited to 6 good men, selection will be made based on demonstrated maturity, physical ability, and interest in the life of the Church with an openness to Vocational discernment.

DATES: June 23-30, 2018

COST:  $175

Location: Great Smoky Mountains Depart from St. Francis of Assisi, Townsend (to be confirmed)

MelchizeTrek Itinerary
Sat, 10 AM: Gather at Saint Francis of Assisi, Townsend for ice breakers, team building, and gear shakedown
Sun, AM: Depart for Elkmont Campground and camp at Rough Creek
Mon: Double Spring Gap
Tue: Derrick Knob
Wed: Russell Field
Thu: Sheep Pen Gap
Fri: Twentymile Creek
Sat, AM: Return to Saint Francis of Assisi, Townsend

Leaders: Fr. Michael Hendershott Associate Vocations Director and Fr. David Carter Deanery Coordinator for Vocations

Camping Gear: Rental of Equipment is available

Packing List: MelchizeTrek 2018 Packing List

Adult Registration (18-21): Adult Event Permission Medical Release Form Must be Safe Environment Compliant – To Register for Virtus Training Program –Click Here

Youth Registration (14-17): Youth Medical Release (Must have completed their first year of High School)

For More Information Please Contact: Fr. Michael Hendershott by filling out the information below:

Jun
30
Sat
Fulton Sheen Society for Young Families and Couples @ Matt & Christine Blair's home
Jun 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Study and Fellowship for Families and Couples in their 20s, 30s and 40s

Speaker:  Father Adam Kane
Topic:  The History of the Mass

Matt and Christine Blair offer a monthly meeting at their home for families and couples who are interested in learning more about their faith and getting to know other families in the parish. The meetings are held the last Saturday of each month from 6-8pm with a guest speaker who provides spiritual education on a particular topic.

The talks are followed by food and fellowship. Free childcare is provided for the children during the talk. Subscribe for Fulton Sheen Society emails through Flocknote by signing up through the Holy Ghost website, or you may contact Christine at christine.h.blair@gmail.com or (865) 356-2017 if you are interested in learning more about this group.

Jul
17
Tue
Summer Challenge Survivor Camp for Girls @ Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center
Jul 17 – Jul 19 all-day

Summer Challenge Survivor Camp

The Diocese of Knoxville offers a unique opportunity for young girls 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. All this takes place at the Newly developed 52 acre Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton Tennessee.  This camp ground features 2 rustic cabins and is limited to 36 persons each session. Space is very limited so hurry and don’t miss out.

Adolescents have questions and in Challenge we try to help them discover the answers to their questions. Sometimes those answers come in activities, experiences, moments of prayer or moments with their team leaders or volunteers. Whatever the moment may be, we need to be aware of what questions adolescents have and what answers we want to help them discover during the camp.

All camps are open to anyone in the Diocese of Knoxville. The camp is specifically designed for Girls who are entering grade 5 through Grade 8.  Teen Leaders will be supervised by adult volunteers.

Virtue, Faith and Teamwork

Learn to Face Life’s Adventures with Christ

Goal of Our Challenge Survivor Camp 

To help each girl have a strong experience of God´s love and realize that He is with them through all of life’s challenges. Help them learn to live with strong Christian virtues and convictions and being a light for the world around them.

Note: The retreat is loosely based off of the idea of the TV show SURVIVOR. The show maroons a group of strangers (as one or more tribes) in a desolate locale, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves, while competing in challenges to earn either a reward, or an immunity from expulsion from the game in the next of the successive votes for elimination. The last two or three survivors face a jury composed of the last seven, eight, or nine players voted off. That jury interrogates the final few, and then votes for the winner of the game, the title of Sole Survivor and a million dollar prize.
We will not be following the whole voting or sole survivor aspect of the show, but rather focusing on the Team challenges and games. We will also be referring to the teams as tribes to stick with the theme.

Space is Limited – Registration Now Open

Challenge Survivor Camp for incoming 5th through 8th grade Girls will be held July 17-19, 2018.

Cost:  $105.00 per person
Promotional Flyer: Challenge Survivor Retreat Flyer 2018 
Registration Form/ Medical Release: Challenge Medical Release – Registration Form:
What to Bring: What to Bring
FORMA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LOS PADRES Y FORMA MEDICA :  FORMA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LOS PADRES Y FORMA MEDICA 
Directions to Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center: Click Here

For More information or if you would like to speak with someone about this program please fill out the form below:

Jul
20
Fri
Catholic Engaged Encounter @ Holiday Inn Express
Jul 20 @ 6:30 pm – Jul 22 @ 12:00 pm

cee-logoCatholic Engaged Encounter

Our motto is “A wedding is a day, a marriage is a lifetime.” Most people spend months planning and many dollars preparing for their wedding. But how much time and effort do we spend preparing for what we hope will last 50 or 60 years—our marriage? Catholic Engaged Encounter is a weekend to plan for a sacramental marriage. It is designed to give couples the opportunity to talk privately, honestly and intensively about their prospective lives together—their strengths and weaknesses, desires, ambitions, goals, their attitudes about money, sex, children, family, their role in the church and society—in a guided format. Cost of the weekend is $289 per couple, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on the couple’s marriage license in Tennessee.

Registration form CEE-2018

Co-coordinators: Richard & Leslie Consoli consoli.leslie@gmail.com 865-671-1034
Paul & Pam Shaffer prschaffer@aol.com or schafferpa@me.com 865-675-5671
Registration Couple: Jason & Carmen Jeansoone ceeknoxville@yahoo.com or 865-377-3077
For more information visit https://ceeknoxville.org/

 

Jul
24
Tue
Summer Conquest Survivor Camp for Boys @ Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center
Jul 24 – Jul 26 all-day

Summer Conquest Survivor Camp

The Diocese of Knoxville offers a unique opportunity for young boys 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. All this takes place at the Newly developed 52 acre Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton Tennessee.  This camp ground features 2 rustic cabins and is limited to 36 persons each session. Space is very limited so hurry and don’t miss out.

Adolescents have questions and in Conquest we try to help them discover the answers to their questions. Sometimes those answers come in activities, experiences, moments of prayer or moments with their team leaders or volunteers. Whatever the moment may be, we need to be aware of what questions adolescents have and what answers we want to help them discover during the camp.

All camps are open to anyone in the Diocese of Knoxville. The camp is specifically designed for boys who are entering grade 5 through Grade 8.  Teen Leaders will be supervised by adult volunteers.

Virtue, Faith and Teamwork

Learn to Face Life’s Adventures with Christ

Goal of Our Conquest Survivor Camp 

To help each boy have a strong experience of God´s love and realize that He is with them through all of life’s challenges. Help them learn to live with strong Christian virtues and convictions and being a light for the world around them.

Note: The retreat is loosely based off of the idea of the TV show SURVIVOR. The show maroons a group of strangers (as one or more tribes) in a desolate locale, where they must provide food, water, fire, and shelter for themselves, while competing in challenges to earn either a reward, or an immunity from expulsion from the game in the next of the successive votes for elimination. The last two or three survivors face a jury composed of the last seven, eight, or nine players voted off. That jury interrogates the final few, and then votes for the winner of the game, the title of Sole Survivor and a million dollar prize.
We will not be following the whole voting or sole survivor aspect of the show, but rather focusing on the Team challenges and games. We will also be referring to the teams as tribes to stick with the theme.

Space is Limited – Registration Now Open

Conquest Survivor Camp for incoming 5th through 8th grade boys will be held July 24-26, 2018.

Cost:  $105.00 per person
Promotional Flyer: Conquest Survivor Retreat Flyer 2018
Registration Form/ Medical Release: Conquest Medical Release – Registration Form
What to Bring: What to Bring
Master Medical Form Spanish: FORMA DE CONSENTIMIENTO DE LOS PADRES Y FORMA MEDICA
Directions to Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center: Click Here

For More information or if you would like to speak with someone about this program please fill out the form below: