Holy Week Masses set around the diocese

Dan McWilliams Cathedral, Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

The Diocese of Knoxville’s celebration of Holy Week began Sunday, March 29, with Palm Sunday Masses across East Tennessee. The special week continues Tuesday, March 31, with the annual Chrism Mass at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Richard F. Stika and priests from throughout the diocese will celebrate the annual liturgy. Churches around …

A Change of Scenery

David Oatney Blog: Life at 25, Diocese of Knoxville

As you can see if you are a regular visitor to Life At 25, there has been something of a change of scenery around here, thanks to the technological wizardry of my friends and confrere in diaconate formation Scott Maentz, who takes care of most of our diocesan information technology needs. If you are familiar with our main diocesan site, you know …

Diocese of Knoxville celebrates Easter

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Hispanic, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali led Holy Week observances in the Diocese of Knoxville, highlighted by the Chrism Mass April 15 and Easter Mass celebrations at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus April 19-20. Bishop Stika was joined by Cardinal Justin Rigali and more than 50 priests of the diocese along with more than 25 …

A Thank You To Priests On Holy Thursday

David Oatney Catechism, Priesthood, Vocations

Today is known in the Catholic world as Holy Thursday, sometimes in the English-speaking world it is called Maundy Thursday, and it commemorates that Thursday night long ago on the night Jesus Christ was betrayed, when he instituted the two sacraments without which his Church would not exist, the Holy Eucharist, and the sacrament of Holy Orders, specifically in the form …

Pope Francis’ Chrism Mass Homily

Deacon Scott Maentz Uncategorized

HOMILY OF POPE FRANCIS HOLY THURSDAY CHRISM MASS ST PETER’S BASILICA 28 MARCH 2013 Dear Brothers and Sisters, This morning I have the joy of celebrating my first Chrism Mass as the Bishop of Rome. I greet all of you with affection, especially you, dear priests, who, like myself, today recall the day of your ordination. The readings of our Mass speak …