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 …

Cardinal Rigali to Celebrate Mass Feb. 3 & 4

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We are so blessed! His Eminence, Cardinal Justin Rigali, has offered to celebrate the 6:30 a.m. and 8:05 a.m. Masses on Tuesday, February 3 and Wednesday, February 4 at Sacred Heart Cathedral! Cardinal Rigali wishes to make the Sacrament of the Eucharist available to as many people in the Diocese as possible, especially in the Knoxville area (not only the …

Sacred Heart Knights March for Life

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The Tennessee March For Life was held Sunday January 25th 2015 at the Worlds Fair Park downtown Knoxville. Over 150 people turned out to celebrate life and march for its moral and legal protections. The march was led by Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Color Guard and Color Corps Commander Russ Carvin of Sacred Heart Cathedral. Sir Knights Tom Greer …

The Secret to Finding Time for Prayer in a Busy World

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The first step and the true secret to finding time to pray lies in the answer to the question: “am I a rooster or an owl?” For most Americans, life between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm is uncontrollable. Whether we commute to an office, stay at home with the kids, or have been retired for 10 years, the daylight hours …

10 Really Short Prayers to Say Thru the Day

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St. Paul encouraged Catholics to “Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18) The opportunity to pray throughout the day is ever-present, but many times we are not sure what to pray. So next time you walk through the door to that important meeting, drop off your …

Conversation with the Cardinals

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Be a part of this historic event April 18th at the Tennessee Theatre! Tickets go on sale January 23rd! Nearly 200 years of Catholic leadership will be on stage when the Diocese of Knoxville presents “A Conversation with the Cardinals,” Saturday, April 18 at the historic Tennessee Theatre. New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Cardinal William …

Fierce & Fancy Benefit

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Calling all Dresses! Now is the perfect time to clean out your closets and support our education mission work in Boucan Carre, Haiti. Please donate your prom, wedding or misses formal dresses! Please drop your gently worn or new dresses at any Knoxville area Prestige Cleaners location through February 14, 2015. Current and Vintage dress donations needed. Visit the Fierce …

The Prayer Pope Francis Recites Daily

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~ via @CatholicNewsSvc The Vatican confirms that this is the prayer of St. Thomas More #PopeFrancis recites daily: Prayer for Good Humor Grant me, O Lord, good digestion, and also something to digest. Grant me a healthy body, and the necessary good humor to maintain it. Grant me a simple soul that knows to treasure all that is good and …

Campus Renovation & Calendar

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December 18, 2014 Dear Sacred Heart Parish and School Community, As you know we have been spending a great amount of time planning for the future facility needs of our parish and school since we first formed our Master Planning Committee in January of 2013.  I am very excited to share with you some of the upcoming projects which we …