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 …

Live coverage of Mass and Rite of Dedication

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For those who want to share in the dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, March 3, the Diocese of Knoxville will provide a live stream of the Mass and Rite of Dedication on the home page of dioknox.org. The professionally directed broadcast will be a five camera production. Live coverage will begin at …

March 4 events highlight opening of new cathedral

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Catholics have a unique opportunity to attend Sunday Mass and a special event featuring five distinguished leaders of the Church on March 4 at the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville. Those outside of Knoxville and outside of the diocese are welcome. “We have received inquiries from outside the diocese about viewing and attending Mass …

Bishop Richard F. Stika, Cardinal Justin Rigali remember Billy Graham

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Bishop Richard F. Stika issued the following statement on receiving the news of the Rev. Billy Graham’s death on Wednesday in North Carolina at the age of 99: “I had the opportunity to meet Dr. Graham in 1999 during his visit to St. Louis as he was preparing for one of his famous crusades to be held there. I found him …

Assassination attempt, legacy of John Paul II among topics at Conversation with the Cardinals on March 4

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On May 13, 1981, Pope John Paul II entered St. Peter’s Square standing inside an uncovered white jeep being driven through a crowd of people gathered to witness his weekly public appearance. Riding inside the same jeep, and sitting directly behind the Holy Father, was Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, then a priest-secretary to the pope. Within minutes of entering the square, …

Vatican ambassador to the U.S. to participate in Cathedral dedication and Conversation with the Cardinals

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Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the Vatican’s official diplomatic ambassador to the United States, will be among the prelates to participate in the Mass and Rite of Dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on March 3, and will also join other prestigious Catholic leaders at the Conversation with the Cardinals hosted by Bishop Richard F. Stika at …

Cardinal Dziwisz among prelates to attend Mass of Dedication; Conversation with the Cardinals

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Cardinal Stanisław Dziwisz, former secretary to Pope St. John Paul II and Archbishop of Krakow, Poland, will play a prominent role in Masses and special events surrounding the dedication of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville, Tenn., the weekend of March 2-4. Cardinal Dziwisz will be traveling from Poland to participate in the celebration …