Bishop Stika celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass

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Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the noon Ash Wednesday Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Father David Boettner and Father Arthur Torres Barona were concelebrants. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. While many people choose to give up something during Lent, such as coffee or chocolate, Bishop Stika urged people to give instead …

Bishop: Remember the persecuted during Lent

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Bishop Richard F. Stika called on parishioners to make Lent a season of grace and purity and to not fail to remember and pray for those who have died when confronted by evil and religious persecution. Bishop Stika celebrated Ash Wednesday Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Feb. 18.  More than 450 people braved the cold and snow to begin …

Ash Wednesday At the Field Hospital

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Today in our parishes around the Diocese of Knoxville and the world, after the homily is given, all kinds of people will approach the altar. If years’ past are any indication, there will be people at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass today that we do not see any other day of the year. At my own parish, the Mass …

A Reflection for Ash Wednesday and Lent

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Today is Ash Wednesday. Most observant Catholics know that today is a day of fast and abstinence in the Universal Church, that means that we are to abstain from flesh meat today, and according to the present norms of the Church, our fast is to mean that we are allowed up to three small meals today, with two of them …