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 …

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Dedication Stone Blessed by Pope Francis

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Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali were in Rome this week for the Synod on the Family. While there, Bishop and His Eminence brought the “Dedication Stone” (part of the new Cathedral’s cornerstone) to the Holy Father to be blessed.  Fr. David Boettner, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, said, “I am thrilled to have the Holy Father bless the …

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Cathedral Construction Resumes

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Building Demolition Signals Next Phase The demolition of the former Sanders building on Bearden Park Circle is a significant step in the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral. Project managers were poised to fire-up their demolition equipment once the building was vacant and the all-clear signal was given.  That day came on Oct. 6. “This is a critical link. Now that we’ve moved …

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Pope Francis’ impact on East Tennessee

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    Father David Boettner make a special appearance on WATE-TV’s “Tennessee This Week. In case you missed it – check out Fr. David’s segment on “Tennessee This Week” on WATE. History was made as Pope Francis addressed a joint session of Congress. We dig into his message and how it’s being received. Father David Boettner from the Diocese of …


Giving Haiti Hope

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As part of the Sacred Heart Haiti Outreach program, a group of current and former students from Knoxville Catholic High School spent a week at Sacred Heart’s sister parish,  St. Michael’s Parish in Boucan Carre, Haiti.  The students painted the local high school, one of two Haitian schools built and funded by Knoxville’s Haiti Outreach program, and played a soccer …

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What’s Brewing at Sacred Heart?

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Announcing the new Fall menu at the Cathedral CAFE! Serving the warmth of Jesus Christ through education and spiritual growth.  Classes begin September 16th from 6:30-8:00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Visit the CAFE webpage for course offerings and registration! Featured studies include: 1. The Catholic Faith Explained: Stunning video series that presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. 2. The Mystery …

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New Deacons at Sacred Heart

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Deacons Dan Alexander and Joel Livingston will join Deacon Ben Johnston on the Pastoral team at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Deacon Dan Alexander (top left) Ordained 2010 for the Diocese of Knoxville and assigned to St. Albert the Great Parish in Knoxville and served as deacon there until his move to St. Stephen’s Parish in Chattanooga. At St. Stephen he served …

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North Bridge to Open for Weekend Masses

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Sacred Heart & Merit Construction are happy to announce the new, 3-lane North bridge will be open for Weekend Masses beginning August 8th! Check out your new bridge: https://youtu.be/r0akEbotFO8 The bridge will remain closed weekdays for construction work on campus. ‪#‎worshipteachserve‬ ‪#‎HOME‬
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Honoring God’s Gifts

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Two East Tennessee Catholic churches combine environmentalism, evangelism While in the process of constructing a new cathedral and renovating some of its current buildings, Knoxville’s Sacred Heart is using several green construction techniques on its worksite. These include creating mulch from trees it has removed and reusing asphalt by grinding it up and spreading it out to increase the site’s …

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Bishop expresses ‘shock and sadness’ following Tennessee shootings

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Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville encourages people of all faiths to pray together The Bishop of Knoxville has expressed his sadness and shock following Thursday’s shootings in Tennessee in which four marines were murdered at a military recruiting centre and a Navy-Marine training centre a few miles away. Bishop Richard Stika of Knoxville, whose diocese includes Chattanooga, encouraged all Catholics …

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Miss a week, miss a lot!

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Dozens of excavators, dump trucks, bulldozers, compactors have taken over the Sacred Heart campus this summer. The first week of July was no exception. WATCH THE VIDEO The Cathedral School renovation is fully underway with the re-design of bathrooms, classrooms, administrative offices and a new school entrance with access from Erin Drive. Cathedral construction site work continues with grading, installation …


Sacred Heart Welcomes New Associate Pastor

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Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four new priests into the Diocese of Knoxville on Saturday, June 27 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus Guerrero-Rodriguez, Michael Hendershott, Scott Russell and Ray Powell all received their Holy Orders during the Rite of Ordination and a Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. “We have four new priests. Last year we ...

Fast Growth for Cathedral & DioKnox

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For the smallest Catholic diocese in the U.S., the Knoxville diocese knows how to draw a crowd of movers and shakers. – by Roger Harris | The Ledger/Memphis Daily News At the April 19 groundbreaking for the new $25 million cathedral, the lineup of both secular and non-secular dignitaries attending a weekend of events was impressive. The list included a …

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A Bridge to the Future

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On June 17, 2015, the foundation was installed of the new bridge connecting the community to the forthcoming new Sacred Heart Cathedral. The three-lane bridge will be the “face” of the new cathedral’s campus, according to David Boettner, vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville and rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral. “If you think about it, Christ is the bridge ...

Four New Priests for Diocese of Knoxville

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On June 27, Bishop Richard Stika will ordain four seminarians, Deacon Scott Russell, Deacon Jesus Guerrero Rodriguez, Deacon Ray Powell and Deacon Michael Hendershott to Holy Orders in an 11:00 am Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. This marks the second year in a row that the Diocese will ordain four to the Holy Priesthood. Bishop Stika remarked, “These days for the …

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A Walk through the new Cathedral

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DESIGN RENDERINGS “To all of you who are the people of God, the living stones, thank you. We move forward placing our trust and our hands and our lives in Jesus Christ as we give praise to the Father and are inspired by the Holy Spirit.”   ~ Bishop Richard F. Stika, Groundbreaking Ceremony Homily, April 19, 2015   McCrery Architects …