Sending of the Neophytes recognizes newest Catholics

Emily Booker Diocese of Knoxville, News

Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Sending of the Neophytes on the Solemnity of Pentecost, Sun., May 15 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The 268 catechumens and candidates who were baptized and confirmed at the Easter Vigil were recognized, many of whom were in attendance. In the Sending of the Neophytes ceremony, those who recently joined the Catholic Church in the …

Sending of the Neophytes introduces newest members to diocese

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation, Diocese of Knoxville, News

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 …

Bishop welcomes 233 new Catholics

Jim Wogan Catechism, Christian Formation, New Evangelization

Bishop Richard F. Stika formally recognized 233 new members to the Catholic Faith and the Diocese of Knoxville on May 31 as he celebrated the Sending of the Neophytes Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville. The Mass is for candidates and catechumens who officially entered the Church during Easter Vigil Masses in March. While their path to full participation in the Church has been marked— …

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 …

Neophytes are officially sent into the diocese

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, Christian Formation, News

A journey of faith for 318 catechumens and candidates that was celebrated at the Easter Vigil through baptism and confirmation officially began Sunday with The Sending of the Neophytes Mass at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the Mass and presided at the service, where the newest members of the Catholic Church in …