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 ...

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 …

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 …

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 ...

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 …

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, ...

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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 …

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 ...