Gov. Haslam appoints SHC’s Mary Mac Wilson to THDA Board of Directors

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Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Mary Mac R. Wilson, director of parish operations for Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville, to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) Board of Directors. Ms. Wilson has a long history in lending with the Eastman Credit Union (Kingsport), Bank of Tennessee (Kingsport), and First American National Bank (Knoxville). She is currently involved in fundraising and …

Rite of Election ceremonies held for Diocese of Knoxville

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Rite of Election ceremonies were held March 4 and March 5 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus as Bishop Richard F. Stika welcomed many of the 222 people who will enter the Church in the Diocese of Knoxville at Easter Vigil. The diocese will receive 166 candidates and 56 catechumens at Easter Vigil services at parishes in …

A golden gift for the new Sacred Heart Cathedral

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A generous gift of gold from EverGreene Architectural Arts of New York is making a noticeable difference in the look of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral.  Work started on Oct. 24 to begin gilding the cross that sits high atop the cathedral with a thin layer of gold leafing. “Through the very generous gift of Evergreene Architectural Arts, the cross …

Bishop Stika celebrates Red Mass for legal professionals

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Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the annual Red Mass on October 9 at Sacred Heart Cathedral to honor those in the legal profession, including judges, attorneys, law school professors, students, and government officials. The Red Mass is traditionally celebrated to invoke the blessing of the Holy Spirit before the beginning of a new Supreme Court year. (Photos: Steve Coy, Sacred Heart Cathedral) …

Bishop rises to new heights in cathedral event dress rehearsal

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In something akin to a test flight, Bishop Richard F. Stika rode nearly 130 feet to the top of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral in a Genie boom-lift on Thursday, a preliminary step in plans for an even bigger event in August. “Next month we plan to cap off the construction of the steel by planting an American flag, a Papal flag, …

Blue Mass celebrated for area law enforcement, fire fighters, rescue units

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Father David A. Boettner, rector at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, celebrated a Blue Mass in recognition of Knoxville area law enforcement, fire fighters and first response emergency crews on April 24, 2016.   During the Mass, Fr. Boettner thanked the public servants for their bravery, service and sacrifice.  Father Boettner represented Bishop Richard F. Stika as …

Holy Door opens at Sacred Heart Cathedral; Diocese begins Year of Mercy celebration

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Bishop Richard F. Stika proclaimed the beginning of the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Knoxville during the Rite of Introduction at the Our Lady of the Mountains chapel at the Chancery on Dec. 8. “Dear beloved brothers and sisters, with eyes fixed on Jesus and his merciful face, the Holy Father, on this Solemnity of the Immaculate …

Pope Francis blesses Sacred Heart Cathedral dedication stone

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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 …

Building demo significant step in Cathedral Construction

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The demolition of the former Sanders building on Bearden Park Circle is a significant step in the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral. Project managers were poised to fire-up their demolition equipment once the building was vacant and the all-clear signal was given.  That day came on Oct. 6. “This is a critical link. Now that we’ve moved forward with demo’ing the building, …

Bishop Stika celebrates first Mass of Confirmation for adults

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A new tradition began in the diocese Sept. 13 at Sacred Heart Cathedral as Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the first Mass of Confirmation for adults. Fifty-four adults from 16 diocesan parishes were confirmed. The confirmation was for baptized adult Catholics, not for RCIA catechumens or candidates. “It’s for the adult Catholics who for whatever reason were never confirmed, and …

Sending of the Neophytes introduces newest members to diocese

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Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity on May 31 by recognizing the 233 catechumens and candidates who were baptized and confirmed at Easter Vigil during the Sending of the Neophytes at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Bishop Stika celebrated Mass and presided at the Sending of the Neophytes ceremony, where those who joined the Catholic Church …

Bridging the gap

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Bishop Richard F. Stika and Father David Boettner, rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, donned hard hats May 29 to perform a symbolic gesture on the construction site of the new cathedral. The bishop and Father Boettner signed their names in the just-poured concrete of the footers for the new north bridge on the Sacred Heart campus. The concrete span connecting …

Cathedral daily Mass moving to Chancery

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Summer will be a time for special adjustments for those who attend Masses and other events at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Construction of the new cathedral at 711 S. Northshore Drive will impact parking, summer camps, special events and daily Masses. Starting June 1, 2015, daily Mass for the cathedral will be held at the Our Lady of the Mountains Chapel …