Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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You are invited to serve people in need in and near Sacred Heart Cathedral by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). Your assistance to people in our parish area needing food, rent assistance, utility assistance and other needs will be a rewarding experience. We propose to establish a new SVdP Conference at Sacred Heart of dedicated men …

Cathedral Artwork Draft

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Yesterday, the building sub-committee was able to take a sneak peek at a draft of the artwork that will go on the interior of the dome in the Cathedral. The draft gave the committee the opportunity to envision Heaven on earth. The artistic images provide parishioners a glimpse of being restored to glory through Christ.

Prayer for Christian Unity

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A beautiful service was held last Thursday, signifying the start of the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”. We were blessed to have many pastors and local churches represented, who also took part in the service. The WPCU which started in 1908 focuses on prayer for church unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus’ …

Helen Ross McNabb Service Project

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The Helen Ross McNabb center provides care for people experiencing social challenges.  Their mission is to provide services to improve people’s lives.  The 7th grade partnered with them to provide hats, scarves and gloves to their 140 clients in need.  We have 60 7th graders and beginning shortly after Thanksgiving, they were challenged to donate at least 2 hats, glove, …

Brother Roland Driscoll

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In February 1918 as the “Great War” was slowly approaching an end; Knoxville was known as “The Marble City” as there was a boom of quarrying and production of the crystalline limestone that was found in abundance in the area. With that growth came the railroad and construction that brought a large number of Irish-Catholic immigrants to Knoxville. In that …

Pray For Gatlinburg

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Bishop Richard F. Stika will celebrate Mass with parishioners of Holy Cross and St. Mary parishes at Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Concelebrating Mass with Bishop Stika will be Father David A. Boettner, a vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville, Father Andres Cano, pastor of Holy Cross, and Father Antony Punnackal, …

14th Annual Haiti Medical Banquet

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On Friday, The Haiti Outreach Program held its 14th Annual Medical Banquet in the Sacred Heart Cathedral School Gymnasium. It’s the largest event each year for raising money for the work that the Outreach program does in Haiti, which includes education, medical, and spiritual outreach. Billy Stair with the Haiti Outreach Program said about the fundraiser “It’s absolutely critical! This …

Lift High The Cross

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If you have driven by Sacred Heart Cathedral in recent weeks, you probably have noticed the flurry of activity that has taken place. The great weather that has blessed the construction workers have allowed them to make great strides in the construction process. Sacred Heart has been the place of many spiritual moments, and if you look toward the heavens …

A Saint in Our Midst?

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Tennessee—The Volunteer State. It’s been the home to Davy Crockett, three U.S. Presidents, and the first admiral of the United States Navy, David Farragut. The list is long and distinguished of the legendary citizens that have graced the soil of this most blessed state.  Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was …

Red Mass celebrated at Sacred Heart Cathedral

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Yesterday, Bishop Stika and over 400 parishioners helped celebrate Red Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Red Mass which is traditionally celebrated each year, coincides with the beginning of a new U.S. Supreme Court term. The purpose of the mass is to help invoke the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to those charged with the administration of justice and all public …

Sacred Heart Cathedral celebrates Law Enforcement and First Responders

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On Sunday, October 2nd, Sacred Heart Cathedral hosted a “Blue Mass” to recognize law enforcement, firefighters, and first responder rescue crews. With its beginnings traced back to 1928, the “Blue Mass’ is a time honored tradition. With over 450 in attendance, Bishop Stika gave a homily that brought many to tears. The “Blue Mass” is a way of saying thank …

Sacred Heart Cathedral Seeks Accountant

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Job Announcement Sacred Heart Cathedral Accountant   Sacred Heart Cathedral Knoxville, founded in 1956, is home to Sacred Heart Cathedral Church and School and serves approximately 1600 registered families. Sacred Heart Cathedral is seeking a seasoned leader and accountant with at least 5 years’ experience to serve a $7.5 million non-profit organization. Sacred Heart Cathedral promotes the spiritual growth of …

Faith at Your Fingertips

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Family Faith Formation Sacred Heart is pleased to announce a new faith formation option for busy families!  For parents and children unable to participate in our Wednesday night programs (CAFE and Cathedral Kids), we now offer online family formation: the Parental Religious Education Program (PREP). Sacred Heart Cathedral and My Catholic Faith Delivered have partnered to provide you with new, interactive, …

Divorced & Catholic?

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“Divorced people are not excommunicated from the Church, and they should never be treated as such. They are always a part of the Church.” ~ Pope Francis The Sacred Heart Cathedral Divorce Ministry is again offering the Journey of Hope Divorce Healing Program starting Sunday, August 28th. The 13-week program is based on the book, Divorced. Catholic. Now What?, Voices of Hope …

Pasta & Bluegrass

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Join us for the 2016 Pasta and Bluegrass Festival (formerly known as the Pasta Cookoff) on Saturday, August 20th from 5:00-7:30pm at Central Baptist Bearden, 6300 Deane Hill Drive. Pasta & Bluegrass is a fun family festival with 16 competitive pasta tastings, including gluten free, vegetarian and vegan offerings, plus live bluegrass music and a kid’s carnival! Adults $10 and …

Faith This Fall

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Sacred Heart is pleased to announce the Fall schedule of faith education at the Cathedral for children and adults! Register online or after Mass on the weekends of August 6-7 and August 13-14. Contact Dave Wells, SHC Faith Formation Director, for more info. 865.588.0249 The Fall Term of the CAFE (Catholic Adult Faith Education) program begins on Wednesday, August 24th. …

It’s Better to Give

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What if a family member or friend needed blood? Would you give? Now’s your chance! Stop by the Cathedral office on Wednesday, July 20th anytime between Noon and 6:00pm for the annual Anthony Mary Memorial Blood Drive. All donors get a free t-shirt plus coupons to Texas Roadhouse and Chick-fil-A!  The Cathedral office is located at 711 S. Northshore Drive. …

Sacred Heart Stations

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In mid-July, the fourteen Carrara marble Stations of the Cross, commemorating the events of the Passion of Jesus and featured on the walls of the existing cathedral, will be removed. Rugo Stone, Natural Stone and Mosaic Contractors, will carefully extract the Stations first placed in the church in February of 1957 for cleaning. They will be reinstalled in the new cathedral! …

Ordination of Permanent Deacons

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This year you may have noticed someone helping serve at Mass on Sundays and wondered who he is. Walt Otey is a deacon candidate for the Diocese of Knoxville. He has also been instrumental in organizing our outreach to divorced and separated Catholics. We are very excited to announce that Bishop Stika has called Walt to ordination this June 11th …

Going Vertical

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The first day of steel erection on the Sacred Heart campus began the morning of April 25, 2016. The crew from Quality Machine and Welding were able to peak everyone’s attention by constructing 4 steel columns in the area that leads from the Narthex to the Nave in the new church. Quality Machine and Welding is a local Knoxville company …