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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. …

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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! …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why Churches Should Be Beautiful

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A Little Holy Trinity: Beauty, Truth and Goodness ~ by Dwight Longenecker | April 2, 2016 | The Imaginative Conservative The first thing everyone says when they see the new church we are building in Greenville, South Carolina is, “It’s beautiful!” This is not the response I hear when they look on the utilitarian, fan-shaped Catholic auditoria that dominate our …

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Silver and Gold

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Fr. David Boettner, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, stopped by the shop of master silversmith and goldsmith, Fratelli Savi Gioielli, to discuss the creation of a chalice, a sanctuary lamp, and censor for the new Cathedral. The Chalice is the large cup used at Mass used to hold the wine which becomes the Blood of Christ. The Sanctuary Lamp is an oil …

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Marco, Mosaics, and Murano

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The Living Stones The architects and members of the Sacred Heart Cathedral building sub-committee traveled to Italy – Venice, Florence and Rome – to specify materials and meet with artisans for the new Cathedral currently under construction in the Diocese of Knoxville. The purpose of the trip was see what the artisans are capable of to accommodate spaces in the …

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Sponsor a Student

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The Haiti Outreach Program invites you to sponsor a student at St. Michel’s in Boucan Carre, Haiti. Stop by the school lobby after Mass the weekends of April 2-3 and 9-10. $150 supports a preschool-6th grade student and $250 supports a 7th-12th grader. 100% of your donation is applied to education and food for more than 1,500 Haitian school children. …

Fr. David Goes to the Hill

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State Representative Martin Daniel invited Fr. David Boettner to join him at the State Capital and lead the prayer for the House of Representatives. There were three surviving siblings of Sgt. Alvin York present to be honored. They also discussed and voted on a resolution to condemn the genocide being carried out on Christians throughout the world by ISIS.

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Chrism Mass

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With Cathedral construction, please note the following entry points to campus: Please access the South side of campus using the Chancery entrance (805 S. Northshore Drive) to park in the Chancery lot and behind the School. Please use the North bridge off Northshore Drive and the Erin Drive entrance to access parking by the Parish office, Paraclete and new North …

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Holy Week and Easter

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Easter is always a special time at Sacred Heart Cathedral. We invite you to celebrate the Resurrection of Christ! On Easter Sunday, we've added two Masses to accommodate our growing parish. We will have our regular Masses inside the Cathedral at 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 11:00 am and 1:00 pm (in Spanish). At 9:15 am, 11:15 am, and 1:15 pm ...
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Piers and Prayer

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Despite the snow and frigid weather, our Cathedral builders are nearing the completion of the 100th pier! As of January 22nd, 99 piers have been drilled out of the 111. What comes next? The Cathedral grade beams will be poured. In construction, a grade beam is a type of foundation system used to distribute the weight of a building. The …

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Preschool playground preparations

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This week was bustling with activity for the 3 P’s of the Cathedral Project: Preschool, Paraclete, and Parish office. Upon completing the binder on the new North parking lot, site work shifted to the Fillauer building. Asphalt was removed and grade improved for the installation of the new preschool playground and new parking area in front of the Cathedral offices and …

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What is the Year of Mercy?

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Photo courtesy Stephanie Richer Seeing the great need for mercy and healing in the world, Pope Francis called for the Year of Mercy—a special period, also known as a Jubilee Year, for the Catholic Church. It is a time for the Church across the world to focus on forgiveness, healing, receiving mercy, and being merciful towards others. At the opening ...
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Covered Porch to Protect Current Cathedral

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Cathedral Construction Update – December 4, 2015 Site Work: Dirt removal on the Northside of campus is going very well despite the damp conditions. Very soon we will be able to install a new entrance from Erin Drive and new parking spots. Pier Drilling: Drilling will continue throughout December and excavation of the new Cathedral basement will begin soon. This …

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Christmas Carol Festival

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‘Tis the season to prepare for the birth of Jesus! Come join us for food, fun, fellowship and Christmas carols on Wednesday, December 2nd on the Pavilion (behind the school). We'll have hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and plenty of Christmas cheer as we sing some well-loved Christmas carols from 7:00pm to 8:00pm. This is a great opportunity to invite family, ...
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Cathedral Footprint Takes Shape

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How much dirt does it take to build up the footprint of the new 22,500 square foot Cathedral? Merit Construction began hauling 16,500 yards of fill from the demolition site the week of October 19, 2015 to bring up the pad of the new cruciform church. Over 100 piers will be drilled into the rock beginning the week of October 26 as …