Ground broken for new Sacred Heart Cathedral

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

By Dan McWilliams The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus family saw one of its brightest days April 19 as ground was broken on a new cathedral to replace the 59-year-old structure that has been the home parish for the Diocese of Knoxville since 1988. The day fell on Cardinal Justin Rigali’s 80th birthday, and the prince of the …

Construction set to begin on convent for Religious Sisters of Mercy

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Mich., will build their first United States convent in the Diocese of Knoxville near the diocesan home they have been sharing for five years. The order of women religious based in Alma broke ground Oct. 9 on the $1.2 million convent, which will be built in Knoxville at 6832 Northshore Dr. Its motherhouse …