Dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

The new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville, Tenn., will be dedicated on March 3, 2018. The Diocese of Knoxville will celebrate the dedication of its new cathedral throughout the year with special events and Masses. 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville. See charts below for a list of Masses and events.




Dedication Week

Sunday, Feb. 254 p.m.Final Vespers in old cathedral and transfer of relicsOpen to public
Friday, March 27 p.m.Vigil with the Relics in new cathedralOpen to public
Saturday, March 3Noon
(doors open at 10:30 a.m.)
Dedication Mass for the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of JesusTickets required
Saturday, March 35 p.mVigil MassOpen to public
Sunday, March 4 7:30 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m.,
1 p.m. (Spanish)
Sunday Masses begin in new cathedralOpen to public
Sunday, March 47 p.m.Conversation with the CardinalsOpen to public/ Tickets required


Monday, March 58:05 a.m.Sacred Heart Cathedral School All School Mass
Monday, March 197 p.m.Blessing of the St. Joseph altar
Tuesday, March 277 p.m.Chrism Mass
Monday, April 97 p.m.Blessing of the Blessed Virgin Mary altar and ecumenical prayer service
Thursday, April 197 p.m.Interfaith prayer service
Thursday, April 266 p.m.Mass for the Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women
TBDPrayer service with construction workers
Sunday, June 34 p.m.Mass with the Knights of Columbus for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi

Confirmation Masses

Saturday, April 710 a.m.Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Immaculate Conception
St. John XXIII
Holy Ghost
St. Albert the Great
Saturday, April 72 p.m.All Saints
St. Bridget
Holy Spirit
Shepherd of the Valley
Our Lady of Lourdes
Saturday, April 1410 a.m.St. John Neumann
St. Alphonsus
St. Francis of Assisi – Fairfield Glade
Blessed Sacrament
Sunday, April 154 p.m.Our Lady of Fatima
St. Augustine
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – LaFollette
St. Jude – Helenwood
St. Christopher
St. Ann
Saturday, April 2110 a.m.St. Mary – Oak Ridge
Church of Divine Mercy
St. Mary – Gatlinburg
Holy Cross
St. Francis of Assisi – Townsend
Holy Family
St. Therese – Clinton
St. Joseph – Norris
St. Teresa of Kolkata
St. John Paul II Catholic Mission
Sunday, April 224 p.m.St. Patrick
St. Dominic
St. Henry
St. James the Apostle
Christ the King
Holy Trinity
Good Shepherd
Sunday, April 294 p.m.Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Chattanooga
Saturday, May 52 p.m.St. Jude – Chattanooga
St. Stephen
Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
Sunday, May 64 p.m.St. Therese of Lisieux
St. Catherine Laboure
St. Mary – Athens
St. Joseph the Worker – Madisonville
St. Thomas the Apostle
Saturday, May 1210 a.m.St. Mary – Johnson City
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Mission
Notre Dame – Greeneville
St. Elizabeth
St. Anthony of Padua
Sunday, May 206 p.m.Diocesan-wide adult confirmation
Click here for more information regarding 2018 confirmations.