Welcome, Father Martin

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Please help us welcome, Fr. Martin Gladysz. He joined our staff at the Cathedral Parish, on January 7th.  He may also at times be helping other parishes in the diocese as a substitute priest. Fr. Martin Gładysz was born on October 16, 1976, in Krakow. He grew up there and obtained his elementary and secondary education, as well as completed Gastronomic Technical School. His …

The Road to Sainthood

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

(Story from WRCB-TV by Caitlyn Chastain) On Monday, Hamilton County Court officials agreed to let the Catholic Church exhume the body of a priest who died about 140 years ago. It’s all because the priest, Father Patrick Ryan, is on the path to sainthood. The process started about two years ago; Ryan is already two steps through the five-step process. He …

Lake Charles Pilgrimage

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, was very lucky this morning to have 150 pilgrims, from the Diocese of Lake Charles in Louisiana, stop by on their way to the March For Life in Washington D.C. The mission that they are on is to support the March For Life and to promote a culture of life. Along …

Church Directory Location-UPDATE

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

If you have a photo session scheduled with Lifetouch, for our NEW church directory, they are taking photographs in the Shea Room, through December 15th. If you have not signed up yet, you can do so here on the website. Also, If you have already had a session with Lifetouch, and are waiting for your 8X10 photo to arrive, please contact …

#iGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Our mission is to share the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus through evangelization, faith formation, and service, and we are seeking donations to help with tuition assistance so that underprivileged children may have a Catholic education. The mission of Sacred Heart Cathedral School is to educate the whole child in a Catholic, Christ-centered environment with the ultimate goal …

Diocese of Knoxville statement on Nashville abuse report

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

The Diocese of Nashville on Friday released a report naming 13 former priests who served in that diocese who have been accused of sexually abusing a minor. We are grateful that the Diocese of Nashville has decided to release this report. We were given an opportunity to review it for the first time this week, and we regret the actions …

Picture Day is Here!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Picture day is here!! If you are coming this week to take part in our photo directory, Lifetouch is set-up in the Shea Room. After this week, portraits will be taken in the Cathedral Hall. If you haven’t signed up yet, no problem! Head to  “Church Directory Signups,” to see available times through December. Did you know? Every participating family …

Fishers of Men

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Story by Bill Brewer/etcatholic.org Photography by Stephen Golder and Robb Morris Sts. Peter and Andrew probably would have caught their limit on East Tennessee’s Hiwassee River the weekend of July 21. Father David Boettner and Robb Morris would have seen to that. With a supply of flies and access to a fly-tying kit, the apostles would have been fishers of …

John Michael Talbot

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

The Cathedral Concert Series is proud to announce Grammy/Dove Award-winning Christian Music Pioneer; John Michael Talbot will be In Concert on Monday, September 24th at 7:00 pm at The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. This very special concert is in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville. Tickets are available for purchase at The …

Church Photo Directory-Its Time!!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

It’s time! It’s time for us to update our photo directory. I know you are all busy. For now, we just need you to save the date. We will be photographing all families right here at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Our directory won’t be complete without you. There will be a sign-up table after the …

Blue Mass

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Bishop Stika invites you to join him on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 9 a.m. for the annual Blue Mass to honor and to pray for all our first responders who protect and serve.  This time-honored tradition of praying for the blessing and protection of our public servants in law enforcement, fire departments, and emergency medical services goes back to the first Blue …

Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae

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The Diocese of Knoxville will host a screening of the film “Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae.” at Sacred Heart Cathedral School in Knoxville on Sept. 29. Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae is an exciting and beautifully-made documentary that examines the parallel developments of the Pill and modern Natural Family Planning (NFP) by telling the little-known story …

Installation As An Acolyte

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Congratulations, to our newest Acolyte, Seminarian Wojciech (Wojtek) Sobczuk. Today at the Noon Mass, Bishop Stika instituted him as an acolyte. As the General Instructions of the Roman Missal (GRIM) says in paragraph 98. “The acolyte is instituted for service at the altar and to assist the Priest and Deacon. It is his place principally to prepare the altar and …

Youth And Young Adult Ministry

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will soon be offering nights of fun and exciting formation for youth in middle school (RUSH) and high school (XLT). We will be hosting an informational meeting for parents of children, and for adults interested in volunteering at various capacities. (Youth may attend this meeting, but it is specifically for parents …

Faith Formation Classes Start August 22nd

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Our Faith Formation classes for Cathedral Kids, First Communion, and Confirmation will begin on Wednesday, August 22nd. Classes will be held from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm each Wednesday night (please note the time change from previous years). REGISTRATION for all Faith Formation programs will be after the Masses on the weekends of August 4/5 and August 11/12. Registration forms …

Introducing our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

On July 16, we will welcome our new Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry to the Cathedral! Rachel Meixner of Ashland OH obtained her BA in Theology (concentration in Youth Ministry) from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and her Master of Arts in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. She was a participant in the Notre Dame ECHO program, which …

Farewell, Father Joe!

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Please join us to help celebrate Father Joe Reed on Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th. As you know, Father Joe, who is not only a Sacred Heart  Cathedral School Alum but has also served as Associate Pastor for the last five years, has been re-assigned to be the pastor for St. John Neumann. After each Mass that weekend, …

Haiti Outreach Rummage Sale

Sacred Heart Cathedral Events, News

The Haiti Outreach Program presents, “They Purged; You get to Splurge Rummage Sale.” This fundraiser happens over one short week, June 3rd – 9th!  It will be held inside in the 300 wing of Sacred Heart Cathedral School.   We collect stuff to sell, organize and price it, then sell, sell, sell.  Donations will be taken at SHCS June 3rd -6th only.  Donation categories include Furniture, Toys, …

Catholic author, convert will speak to young adults

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

Catholic journalist, author, and speaker Leah Libresco will give a talk for young adults in the Shea Room on the campus of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, this Friday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Libresco converted to Catholicism from atheism in 2012. She’ll be discussing her conversion from atheism and the Benedict Option for young adults. The …

Fly Fishing with Fr. David Boettner

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

If you are a fly fisherman or have ever wanted to learn, this is the event you have been waiting for! Please join Fr. David Boettner on July 21-22 for the 2nd Annual Fly Fishers of Men Retreat to be held at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center on the Hiwassee River, one of the premier trout streams in America. If you are …

Glorious Sacred Music in a Magnificent Sacred Space

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

There’s a symbiosis between entering into the nave of the magnificent new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Northshore Drive and the opening lines of Joseph Haydn’s equally glorious “The Creation,” presented by the Knoxville Handel Society earlier this week. Past the tall columns on the church porch and through the front doors of the cathedral, into …