Morning Masses offered at cathedral

Emily Booker News

Morning Masses will be offered at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville while parish priests are on a diocesan retreat this week. Father Brent Shelton, pastor of St. Mary Church in Oak Ridge, will celebrate Mass on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 a.m. His Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali, will celebrate Masses at 6:30 a.m. and …

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

Emily Booker News

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 Richard F. Stika, Cardinal Justin Rigali remember Billy Graham

Jim Wogan News

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

Jim Wogan News

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, …

Meeting Saint Teresa of Kolkata

Jim Wogan News, Year of Mercy

Cardinal Justin Rigali, Bishop Richard F. Stika, Father Richard Armstrong, and Sister Timothea Elliott, RSM have all met Saint Teresa of Kolkata. Mother Teresa was elevated to sainthood in a Mass of Canonization celebrated by Pope Francis in Rome on Sunday, Sept. 4. In this video, each of them reflect on Saint Teresa’s impact and mission. The Diocese of Knoxville …

Cardinal Justin Rigali on sainthood for Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Jim Wogan News, Pope Francis

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta will be elevated to Sainthood during a Mass of Canonization celebrated by Pope Francis on Sept. 4.   For a special look at this remarkable Catholic and Christian– her life, her work, and her impact on our faith, please join Cardinal Justin Rigali who will appear as a guest on our diocesan television show– A Call to Discipleship. …

Funeral Mass planned for Mother Barbara Anne Marie Gooding

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News, Vocations

Mother Barbara Anne Gooding, RSM, a foundress of the Religious Sisters of Mercy order of Alma, Mich., who was in residence in the Diocese of Knoxville, passed away Friday, April 1, following a brief illness. Called in religious life Sister Barbara Anne Marie, RSM, she was born on Feb. 12, 1940, in Cincinnati and entered eternal life at the Religious …

Bishop Stika celebrates 7th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination with Mass at KCHS

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the 7th anniversary of his Episcopal Ordination with a Mass attended by hundreds of faithful Catholics, including some who travelled hundreds of miles to participate, at Knoxville Catholic High School on Mar. 19. The Mass was part of the Mercy & Mary two-day Lenten retreat hosted by the Diocese of Knoxville and led by Father …

Children from NPH ministry visit Diocese of Knoxville

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

More than a dozen children from a Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos home for orphans visited the Diocese of Knoxville March 4-7 as part of a U.S. tour to make people aware of the Catholic ministry in Central and South America. The children, ranging in age from 12 to 19, met with Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali at the …

Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrates Red Mass

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

Cardinal Justin Rigali presided at the diocese’s annual Red Mass, celebrating a special liturgy for members of the legal profession, on Oct. 4 at Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Knoxville. Five judges and a number of attorneys attended the liturgy. Cardinal Rigali wore red vestments, the color representing the Holy Spirit, for the Mass, which is a centuries-old tradition in …

Diocese of Knoxville marks 27th anniversary

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, News

“What do we do now?” In marking the Diocese of Knoxville’s 27th anniversary on Sept. 8, Bishop Richard F. Stika recalled when he welcomed Cardinal Justin Rigali to the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 1994. After being formally introduced as the seventh archbishop of St. Louis, then-Archbishop Rigali turned to then-Father Stika and asked those very words. Fondly remembering the …

Cardinal Rigali celebrates Marriage Mass

Bill Brewer Diocese of Knoxville, Marriage Enrichment, News

As Pope Francis prepares for his first visit to the United States to preside at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia and the Catholic Church focuses attention on the sacredness of the family, Cardinal Justin Rigali celebrated the Diocese of Knoxville’s first marriage Mass of 2015 on Aug. 29 at Notre Dame Church in Greeneville, where a number of …

Cardinal Rigali, Mike Wills invested into Order of the Fleur de Lis

Jim Wogan Catholic Church, News, Uncategorized

Cardinal Justin Rigali and Mike Wills, a parishioner at All Saints Catholic Church in Knoxville, were among 14 men invested into the Order of the Fleur de Lis during a ceremony at St. Stephen Church in Chattanooga on Aug. 22. The Order of the Fleur de Lis is a non-profit organization of Catholic men incorporated under the laws of Louisiana …