9 Things to Know About Good Friday

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via Jimmy Akin, posted on National Catholic Register Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian year. It is the day our Savior died for us. It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man. Here are 9 things you should know about the day …

Holy Thursday Kicks Off the Easter Triduum

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Holy Thursday is the first day of the Holy Triduum, the three days prior to Easter Sunday, when we walk with Our Lord on His journey to Calvary.  On Holy Thursday Jesus shared the Last Supper with His apostles.  It is on this day that we celebrate the institution of the Most Holy Eucharist. Start off your day with Morning …

Should You Go To the Chrism Mass?

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If you thought the Chrism Mass was only for priests, think again! Tuesday, March 31st at 7:30 pm we celebrate the Mass of Chrism at the Cathedral. Two meaningful rituals occur during the Chrism Mass. The first is the renewal of the vows and commitment to the priesthood by all the priests, Bishop Stika and Cardinal Rigali. The second is …

What is Holy Week?

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Holy Week is here! Make the most out of Holy Week at Sacred Heart >> On Palm Sunday, we celebrate the first joy of the season, as we celebrate Our Lord’s triumphant entrance into Jerusalem where he was welcomed by crowds worshiping him and laying down palm leaves before him. It also marks the beginning of Holy Week, with the …

Long-Awaited Cathedral Project Begins

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The Sacred Heart Master Planning Committee was first formed in January 2013, and since that time, the committee has spent a great amount of time planning for the future facility needs of our parish and school. The Cathedral HOME Campaign officially kicked off in September 2014 in an effort to raise $10 million to fund construction of the new Cathedral, ...

KoC Wives Host “Shower of Hope” for Haitian Refugee Family

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The wives of Sacred Heart Cathedral Knights of Columbus Council 5207 recently hosted a baby shower to help Francois and Raymonde Lundy prepare for the upcoming arrival of their second child later this month. The event was organized by council wives Cindy Carvin, Joan Stone and Valerie Dee and was attended by relatives of the Lundy family along with many …

Following Jesus Conference

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The “Living Our Faith” weekend begins Saturday, April 18 at All Saints Church & Knoxville Catholic HS. 9:30 am: Curtis Martin, of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) will speak in the KCHS Gym.           1:30 pm: Keynote speech by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of New York 2:30 pm: Mass at All Saints …

Jeff Cavins is Coming to Knoxville April 10-11

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Author and star of the popular “Quick Journey through the Bible” and “Great Adventure Bible” study series, Jeff Cavins, will speak on “Living the Gospel of the Family” at two great events on April 10 & 11 for men & women. Sister Timothea Elliott, RSM, Diocesan Director of the Office of Christian Formation, will also appear. The Women’s Reception will …

Are You Consumed By Your Own Busyness?

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What consumes you? It’s so easy to be busy. How often are you tempted to answer the question, “how are you?” with “I am busy.”  We get consumed by what’s immediately in front of us. Sometimes we are so busy we miss the people in our life and the chance to encounter them. We get consumed by our busyness. Jesus, however, is consumed …

Living Our Faith Weekend

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The Diocese of Knoxville begins a new era in East Tennessee by presenting the "Living Our Faith" weekend, a series of events on April 18-19 culminating with the official groundbreaking of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral. “This may be one of the most historic weekends in the history of our diocese,” said Bishop Richard F. Stika. “It is a testament ...

Lent is Here; Get Ready for Awesome

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#ShareJesus – the biggest social media experience in the Catholic Church is happening now. This Lent get a 2-3 minute video in your email inbox each day. Be a part of the biggest social media experience in the Church! Watch the daily video below. “Jesus teaches us that the Good News, which he brings, is not reserved to one part …

Reflections on First Sunday in Lent

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This week was to begin the WORD with Friends Bible study at Sacred Heart Cathedral, but we had to cancel due to the weather.  So I am posting some thoughts and observations that I intended to share with the group here on the blog. Collect Grant, almighty God, through the yearly observances of holy Lent, that we may grow in …

Fasting and Feasting on Fridays in Lent

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Have you ever wondered? Why do Catholics fast on Good Friday? Moreover, why is it traditional to fast on the Fridays of Lent? In the Gospel for Mass today [Matthew 9:14-15] we hear: The disciples of John approached Jesus and said, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast much, but your disciples do not fast?” Jesus answered them, “Can the …

Don’t Ever Give Up Giving Up

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“I’m giving up giving something up.” - said almost all Catholic children who grew up in families that observed Lent. “Give up, give to, and give in.”  - said the saints. I remember saying that first line at least a few times when I was a kid… I also claimed I would gave up asparagus, brussel sprouts, beets, cabbage, spinach, ...

Ash Wednesday – The Shocking Good News

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As we celebrate Ash Wednesday, we enter into a season of prayer, fasting, and alms-giving in which we refocus our mind and spirit, remembering Jesus’ 40 days in the desert and his sacrifice on the cross for us. Ash Wednesday isn’t just about marking our foreheads. Fr. Mike Schmitz talks about the significance of Ash Wednesday. Watch Ascension Presents. If …

What is Lent?

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan frames the season of Lent by reflecting on our journey back to God. Don’t forget, you can see Cardinal Dolan LIVE in Knoxville on April 18th – at the “Following Jesus” conference at All Saints Catholic church at 10:30 am and at the Tennessee Theatre that evening at 7:00 pm. Visit dioknox.org for details and tickets.

This Lent…Take Your Spiritual Life to the Next Level

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Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic 4 DYNAMIC PRIESTS + 4  DYNAMIC SIGNS = BEST LENT EVER For only 4 nights this Lent, join us to pray, study, have gratitude, and evangelize. If you are ready to let God take your spiritual life to the next level, then join Fr. Joe, Fr. Adam, Fr. Arthur and Fr. David February 25 …

6 Steps to Catholic Joy

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~ Randy Hain, Integrated Catholic Life, February 5, 2015 Let’s ask ourselves: Are we “islands of joy” reflecting the light of Christ to others or have we lost our Catholic identity and become completely assimilated into the surrounding secular culture? Here are six simple actions which I try to follow in my desire to be joyful. This is by no …