Bishop Stika: Weekend of Grace and Gratitude for parishes, mission churches

Jim Wogan News

Bishop Richard F. Stika has declared Dec. 17-18 as a Weekend of Grace and Gratitude for all parishes and mission churches in the Diocese of Knoxville for their “historic response” to the recent Home campaign which raised nearly $45 million for parish and diocesan initiatives. “I knew this would be a tremendous challenge.  I also knew that together we’d be …

Home Campaign strengthens St. Dominic in Kingsport

Jim Wogan News, Parishes

The Home Campaign is underway in the Diocese of Knoxville—with 34 parishes and mission churches now at various stages of participation. Early this year, 17 more parishes will join the campaign as Wave 3 participants. While the Home Campaign operates nearly the same in each parish, there is one big difference. Each parish can determine how to use its share …

St. Patrick fulfilling parish needs through Home campaign

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News, Parishes

For five years, parishioners at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Morristown have been holding some of their meetings and social gatherings in the church basement.  Not unusual—unless you consider the basement has no heat or air-conditioning. It’s not all bad. The basement is underground on 3 sides and well insulated, according the Father Patrick Brownell, pastor at St. Patrick. While …

Pope Francis blesses Sacred Heart Cathedral dedication stone

Jim Wogan Cathedral, Catholic Church, Diocese of Knoxville, News

Pope Francis blessed a dedication stone for the new Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 14 in St. Peter Square in Rome, a significant symbolic gesture for the future of the Catholic Church in East Tennessee. The stone was presented to Pope Francis by Bishop Richard F. Stika. “The Holy Father’s willingness to do this is a great blessing for our diocese. We have been planning this for months and …

Old Holy Ghost Church to get new life through the Home Campaign

Jim Wogan Diocese of Knoxville, News

Holy Ghost Church is one of East Tennessee’s most identifiable Catholic landmarks and is a vital place for worship and fellowship. For nearly 90 years, the massive limestone structure and its adjoining tower have dominated the view over north Knoxville’s Central Avenue district. The parish has played a key role in the growth of Catholicism in East Tennessee and even …

Home Campaign

Recognizing the needs of our parishes and our commitment to charity and evangelization, the Home campaign was initiated in late 2014.  A group of pilot parishes has blazed the way, setting a standard for organization and prayerful giving that other parishes will now follow.  See below for Pilot and Wave 1 goals, and future parish participation dates.     Pilot …

Site work begins in preparation of new Sacred Heart Cathedral construction

Jim Wogan News

It’s a very necessary first step. Before construction can begin on the new Sacred Heart Cathedral, site work needs to be completed and that process started in conspicuous fashion on March 16. Merit Construction used heavy equipment to begin clearing property for the placement of a new bridge and driveway that will be used by the public during the actual …

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 …