Tennessee’s Bishops to Gov. Haslam: Please Halt the Executions!

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Bishop Richard F. Stika has joined Tennessee’s two other Catholic bishops in urging Gov. Bill Haslam to stop the upcoming scheduled executions of at least three men in the state prison system. In a letter to Gov. Haslam, Bishop Stika, Bishop Martin D. Holley of Memphis, and Bishop J. Mark Spalding of Nashville have urged the governor “to use your …

Cardinal Rigali attends installment of new cardinals

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Cardinal Justin Rigali, who now resides in the Diocese of Knoxville, fulfilled one of his many faithful duties to the Catholic Church this week by attending a consistory of the College of Cardinals at the Vatican at which Pope Francis officially created 14 new cardinals for the Church. “This is the highest honor that we can receive, the greatest promotion …

East Tennessee Catholic wins best redesign, best feature writing by Catholic Press Association

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The East Tennessee Catholic was recently awarded first place by the Catholic Press Association in two categories: Best Redesign of a Newspaper and Magazine Feature Writing.  In the Feature Writing category, Editor Bill Brewer’s story about the Gatlinburg wildfires won first place. The story appeared in the January 2017 issue of The East Tennessee Catholic Magazine.  Regarding the new format …

Cardinal Rigali to celebrate morning Mass at cathedral June 5, 6, 7

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While our priests are away at convocation this week, many parishes will have communion services in lieu of daily Mass. If you are in the Knoxville area, Cardinal Justin Rigali will be celebrating morning Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Tuesday, June 5; Wednesday, June 6; and Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 a.m. and …

Bishop Stika ordains Mark Schuster a transitional deacon

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Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained Mark Schuster a transitional deacon during a Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville on Saturday, June 2. Deacon Schuster will serve at St. John Neumann Parish in Knoxville this summer before returning to Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology in Indiana for his final year of preparation …

Mass on the Radio

WKXV Radio (900 AM/100.7 FM) in Knoxville broadcasts Mass from the Diocese of Knoxville every Sunday at noon. The tape-delayed broadcasts feature the 9 a.m. Mass from the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, with future plans to include broadcasting Masses from some of our other churches on a regular basis. WKXV has been on their air since …

Bishop Stika announces priest retirements and new pastoral assignments

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Bishop Richard F. Stika is pleased to announce the following information regarding priest retirements and new pastoral assignments. These retirements and new pastoral assignments will be effective July 1, 2018: Msgr. Patrick Garrity is retiring from full-time priestly ministry.  Msgr. Garrity will remain as Vicar for Priests, Chairman of the Clergy Materials Concern Committee and member of the Priest Benefit …

Tennessee Chaplains Support the 278th at the National Training Center

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By: Staff Sgt. Timothy Cordeiro, 118th Mobile Public Affairs FORT IRWIN, Calif. – Lt. Col. Gary Anderson, the Battalion Chaplain for the Tennessee National Guard’s 30th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, believes that the Chaplain Corps is much more important to the military than most people realize. Anderson, a Lawrenceburg, Tenn. native, is now on his twenty-seventh year of Army service …

Bishop Stika celebrates Mass for KDCCW

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Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated Mass for the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on April 26. Concelebrants were Father Dan Whitman, Father Michael Woods, and Father Joe Brando. Deacon Gary Saga was Deacon of the Word. The bishop thanked the women for all of the work that they do in …

Bishop Stika, Father Boettner dedicate Blessed Virgin Mary altar

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Bishop Richard F. Stika and Father David Boettner, rector of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and a vicar general for the diocese, dedicated the Blessed Virgin Mary altar in the new cathedral on April 9, the Solemnity of the Annunciation. Also, the new painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe was hung on the south wall of …

Declaración del Obispo Stika sobre detenciones de inmigrantes; se extiende gracias a aquellos que han apoyado a las familias

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El Obispo Richard F. Stika, quien el viernes comenzó una serie de celebraciones Eucarísticas, durante todo el mes para ofrecer el Sacramento de la Confirmación a más de 1,700 jóvenes en la Diócesis de Knoxville, emitió la siguiente declaración sobre los esfuerzos diocesanos para ayudar a las familias después del ataque del gobierno el día jueves 5 de este mes …

Bishop Stika statement on immigrant arrests; extends thanks to those who have supported families

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Leer en Español Bishop Richard F. Stika, who on Friday began a month-long series of Mass celebrations to offer the Sacrament of Confirmation to more than 1,700 youngsters in the Diocese of Knoxville, has issued the following statement regarding diocesan efforts to assist families following Thursday’s government raid in Grainger County: “The arrests of workers and undocumented immigrants in East …

Living Stations of the Cross schedule 2018

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The Office of Hispanic Ministry invites you to accompany Jesus through his Passion and death in the Living Stations of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30. There are opportunities for you to participate in this traditional Hispanic devotion that continues to grow throughout our diocese. Como devoción tradicional hispana que sigue creciendo en nuestra Diócesis, la Oficina de Ministerio …