Cathedral cornerstone unveiling on Saturday

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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, …

Catholic Charities Chattanooga dinner

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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.      

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

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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

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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 

Countdown begins for cathedral dedication

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  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 countdown clock started just before midnight on March 2, 2017– 366 days before …

Diocese of Knoxville schools receive system accreditation

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The Diocese of Knoxville’s school system has been given two thumbs up for its accreditation efforts following a two-year evaluation process involving all 10 diocesan schools. A team of eight education evaluators with AdvancED, the organization that accredits schools around the country, presented its final recommendation for accreditation to diocesan leaders assembled at the Chancery in Knoxville on Feb. 23. …

Mass and Dinner for Consecrated Life

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Bishop Stika celebrated vigil Mass at St. Thomas the Apostle on Saturday., Feb. 4 attended by many of the religious and consecrated men and women who serve the Diocese of Knoxville.  Following Mass, a dinner was held for those attended.  Please click here learn more about our Office of Consecrated Life.    Photo Gallery [Photos by Deacon Scott Maentz and Jerry …

Diocese represented at March for Life in Washington DC

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Parishioners, students, and youth groups from around the Diocese of Knoxville traveled to Washington, DC to participate in the March for Life on Jan. 27.  The following photos were sent to the Diocese of Knoxville communications department or selected from various public social media links. Many thanks to the students at OLPH, St. Jude, St. Augustine, St. Stephen, St. Mary, …

Strong Catholic showing at local March for Life

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More than 500 women, men, and children of all walks of faith took part Jan. 22 in the March for Life through the Fort Sanders community of Knoxville. The annual march marks the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion across the country. The march began at the Tennessee Amphitheater with prayer, …

Phillip Fulmer featured speaker at Catholic Charities dinner on March 9

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Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker at the Catholic Charities dinner on March 9 at the downtown Knoxville Marriott. Phillip Fulmer will be the guest speaker at the Catholic Charities dinner on March 9 at the downtown Knoxville Marriott. One of the biggest names in University of Tennessee athletics history will be the guest speaker at the 32nd annual Catholic …

Monsignor Mankel receives Martin Luther King Commission award

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Monsignor Xavier Mankel today received the Chair’s Award from the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission, a Knoxville organization that honors Dr. King and works to further his civil rights legacy. The award honors an individual or organization who serves the community, representing and supporting the social justice ideals that Dr. King espoused. Monsignor Patrick Garrity, pastor of St. …

Bishop Stika on Relevant Radio

Beginning in 2017, Bishop Richard F. Stika appears as a guest on the Morning Air show on the Relevant Radio network on the first Friday of each month. The Relevant Radio network is currently serving the Church with 66 stations reaching 31 states, with a potential listening audience of 68 million people.  Click here to connect with, and learn more …

Funeral Mass set for Monsignor George Schmidt

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Bishop Richard F. Stika remembers Monsignor George E. Schmidt, Jr. as a priest who faithfully served the Catholic Church in Chattanooga, and around the Diocese of Knoxville, even in recent years as he fought illness. Monsignor Schmidt, 72, died peacefully shortly after 11 p.m. on Dec. 29. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at …