Diocese of Knoxville statement on Nashville abuse report

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

The Diocese of Nashville on Friday released a report naming 13 former priests who served in that diocese who have been accused of sexually abusing a minor. We are grateful that the Diocese of Nashville has decided to release this report. We were given an opportunity to review it for the first time this week, and we regret the actions …

Picture Day is Here!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Picture day is here!! If you are coming this week to take part in our photo directory, Lifetouch is set-up in the Shea Room. After this week, portraits will be taken in the Cathedral Hall. If you haven’t signed up yet, no problem! Head to  “Church Directory Signups,” to see available times through December. Did you know? Every participating family …

Fishers of Men

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Story by Bill Brewer/etcatholic.org Photography by Stephen Golder and Robb Morris Sts. Peter and Andrew probably would have caught their limit on East Tennessee’s Hiwassee River the weekend of July 21. Father David Boettner and Robb Morris would have seen to that. With a supply of flies and access to a fly-tying kit, the apostles would have been fishers of …

John Michael Talbot

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

The Cathedral Concert Series is proud to announce Grammy/Dove Award-winning Christian Music Pioneer; John Michael Talbot will be In Concert on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This very special concert is in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville. Tickets are available for purchase at The …

Church Photo Directory-Its Time!!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

It’s time! It’s time for us to update our photo directory. I know you are all busy. For now, we just need you to save the date. We will be photographing all families right here at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our directory won’t be complete without you. There will be a sign-up table after the …

Blue Mass

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Bishop Stika invites you to join him on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. for the annual Blue Mass to honor and to pray for all our first responders who protect and serve.  This time-honored tradition of praying for the blessing and protection of our public servants in law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency medical services goes back to the first Blue …

Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae

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The Diocese of Knoxville will host a screening of the film “Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae.” at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Knoxville on Sept. 29. Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae is an exciting and beautifully-made documentary that examines the parallel developments of the Pill and modern Natural Family Planning (NFP) by telling the little-known story …

Installation As An Acolyte

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Congratulations, to our newest Acolyte, Seminarian Wojciech (Wojtek) Sobczuk. Today at the Noon Mass, Bishop Stika instituted him as an acolyte. As the General Instructions of the Roman Missal (GRIM) says in paragraph 98. “The acolyte is instituted for service at the altar and to assist the Priest and Deacon. It is his place principally to prepare the altar and …

Youth And Young Adult Ministry

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The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will soon be offering nights of fun and exciting formation for youth in middle school (RUSH) and high school (XLT). We will be hosting an informational meeting for parents of children, and for adults interested in volunteering at various capacities. (Youth may attend this meeting, but it is specifically for parents …

Faith Formation Classes Start August 22nd

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Our Faith Formation classes for Cathedral Kids, First Communion, and Confirmation will begin on Wednesday, August 22nd. Classes will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm each Wednesday night (please note the time change from previous years). REGISTRATION for all Faith Formation programs will be after the Masses on the weekends of August 4/5 and August 11/12. Registration forms …

Introducing our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

On July 16, we will welcome our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry to the Cathedral! Rachel Meixner of Ashland OH obtained her BA in Theology (concentration in Youth Ministry) from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and her Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She was a participant in the Notre Dame ECHO program, which …

Farewell, Father Joe!

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Please join us to help celebrate Father Joe Reed on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. As you know, Father Joe, who is not only a Sacred Heart  Cathedral School Alum but has also served as Associate Pastor for the last five years, has been re-assigned to be the pastor for St. John Neumann. After each Mass that weekend, …

Haiti Outreach Rummage Sale

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The Haiti Outreach Program presents, “They Purged; You get to Splurge Rummage Sale.” This fundraiser happens over one short week, June 3rd – 9th!  It will be held inside in the 300 wing of Sacred Heart Cathedral School.   We collect stuff to sell, organize and price it, then sell, sell, sell.  Donations will be taken at SHCS June 3rd -6th only.  Donation categories include Furniture, Toys, …

Catholic author, convert will speak to young adults

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Catholic journalist, author, and speaker Leah Libresco will give a talk for young adults in the Shea Room on the campus of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, this Friday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Libresco converted to Catholicism from atheism in 2012. She’ll be discussing her conversion from atheism and the Benedict Option for young adults. The …

Fly Fishing with Fr. David Boettner

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

If you are a fly fisherman or have ever wanted to learn, this is the event you have been waiting for! Please join Fr. David Boettner on July 21-22 for the 2nd Annual Fly Fishers of Men Retreat to be held at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center on the Hiwassee River, one of the premier trout streams in America. If you are …

Glorious Sacred Music in a Magnificent Sacred Space

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There’s a symbiosis between entering into the nave of the magnificent new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Northshore Drive and the opening lines of Joseph Haydn’s equally glorious “The Creation,” presented by the Knoxville Handel Society earlier this week. Past the tall columns on the church porch and through the front doors of the cathedral, into …

Columbarium Dedication

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Please join us on April 6th, as Bishop Richard F. Stika, and Fr. David Boettner, will concelebrate the Noon Mass. After Mass, Bishop Stika and Father David will process outside to bless the new columbarium. The Mass is a normal Mass of Easter, and the blessing of the columbarium is similar to the blessing of a cemetery. The columbarium is a return to the …

Dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the long-anticipated new mother church of the Diocese of Knoxville, was dedicated this past Saturday, March 3, in a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika. More than a thousand people were in attendance for this historic celebration and Rite of Dedication, including leaders of the Catholic Church representing the …

Live coverage of Mass and Rite of Dedication

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For those who want to share in the dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, March 3, the Diocese of Knoxville will provide a live stream of the Mass and Rite of Dedication on the home page of dioknox.org. The professionally directed broadcast will be a five camera production. Live coverage will begin at 10:30 …

Daddy/Daughter Day

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Daddy/daughter day in the new Cathedral will be on Saturday, March 24, from 9-11 am. A photographer will be on hand to take pictures of dads and daughters in the new St. Anne’s Room and in front of the altar. These photos can be recreated in the same places on her big day in the future. You can sign up now by clicking …

North Parking Lot Closure

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Dear Sacred Heart family, We are drawing close to the much-anticipated opening of our beautiful Cathedral. As this date draws near, we are completing areas of construction around campus. To that end, the north (school main entrance) parking lot will be closed all day Wednesday, January 10th, and Thursday, January 11th, and should re-open Friday morning. Any changes to that would …