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 …

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 …

Diocese parishioners gather for Ministries Day

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation, Diocese of Knoxville, Marriage, Marriage and Culture, Marriage Enrichment, New Evangelization, News, Offices, Young Adult Ministry, Youth Ministry

More than 200 parishioners from around the Diocese of Knoxville took part Oct. 18 in Ministries Day, a daylong event where diocesan ministry leaders gather with fellow Catholics from the various churches to share ideas on how to more effectively spread the faith. Thirty presentations in English and Spanish were held for parishioners, with each presentation concentrating on some aspect …

Bishop Stika to celebrate Mass in thanksgiving for veterans

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

Attention all military veterans. Bishop Richard F. Stika is inviting all veterans to join him for Mass on Sunday, Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Mass will be offered in thanksgiving for all veterans and for those currently serving in the military. Veterans are welcome to wear their uniform. Veterans now are among the service professionals …

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 …

Bishop Stika ordains three seminarians into transitional diaconate

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

The pathway to priesthood in the Diocese of Knoxville continues to be busy as Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained three seminarians June 14 to the transitional diaconate, an important step in their religious education before priesthood. Newly ordained Deacons Jesús Guerrero-Rodríguez, Raymond Powell and Scott Russell participated in the Rite of Ordination for the diaconate at the Cathedral of the …

Church’s newest members put their faith into the diocese

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation, News

A year of faith discernment for some 250 catechumens and candidates who were baptized and confirmed at Easter Vigil culminated June 7 in their official recognition by Bishop Richard F. Stika as the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest parishioners. Bishop Stika celebrated Mass and presided at the Sending of the Neophytes ceremony at Sacred Heart Cathedral, where those who joined the …

Diocese of Knoxville to ordain four priests

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Hispanic, Vocations

The number of men joining the priesthood in the Diocese of Knoxville continues to climb as four seminarians are to be ordained by Bishop Richard F. Stika on May 31. Colin Blatchford, Anthony Budnick, Julian Cardona and Adam Kane will take their vows during an 11 a.m. ordination Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Once their …

Bishop Stika celebrates fifth anniversary

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

On the fifth anniversary of his ordination and installation as the Diocese of Knoxville’s third shepherd, Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on March 19, which also is the feast day for St. Joseph. Joined by parishioners, Chancery staff, Religious Sisters of Mercy and Dominican sisters, as well as priests and deacons, Bishop Stika delivered a …

Saturday Afternoon at the Eucharistic Congress

David Oatney Uncategorized

After Dr. Hahn’s talk Saturday morning, Nicole and I did our best to meander our way to the lunch tables and outside to eat. After lunch, we went inside and made our way back to the room known as “Hall B” where Father Robert Barron was to speak and Eucharistic Adoration would take place. I took the time to go …

Seminarians ordained into diaconate

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News, Vocations

Calling it “a great and historic day for the Diocese of Knoxville,” Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four men to the transitional diaconate June 22 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Colin Blatchford, Tony Budnick, Julian Cardona, and Adam Kane all received holy orders in the Mass. It was the diocese’s second four-person ordination and first in nearly 20 years. On Nov. …

Public safety workers recognized at Blue Mass

Bill Brewer News

Knoxville police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians were on hand Feb. 8 as Bishop Richard F. Stika presided at a Blue Mass in recognition of the public safety community.  A Knoxville Police Department honor guard, surrounded by Knights of Columbus, stood in place at Sacred Heart Cathedral as the 6:45 a.m. Mass began. In his homily, Bishop Stika thanked …

The Fantastic Four

Deacon Scott Maentz Vatican II, Year of Faith

Coming to Sacred Heart Cathedral this fall…. The FANTASTIC FOUR Adult Faith Formation program! To inaugurate the Year of Faith, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, and the Diocesan Silver Jubilee, Sacred Heart will offer four Wednesday evenings of FOOD, FAITH, FELLOWSHIP, and FUN.  Dinner will be served in the Eagle Café at 6:00pm, followed by a program …