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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 …

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 …

Fr. Joe Reed Named a Permanent Priest of DioKnox

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On Sunday, May 10th, Bishop Stika read the decree of Incardination that officially made Fr. Joe Reed a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville. Father Joe has served as associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the past two years and also serves as Chaplain of Sacred Heart Cathedral School and is Director of Vocations …

What are your kids doing this summer!?

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Join us for TOTUS TUUS — a fun and energetic parish-based summer catechetical program, for both grade school age children and junior and senior high school youth. It’s designed to enrich your child’s love and knowledge of the Catholic faith. June 7-12, 2015 | REGISTER HERE The elementary school program (rising grades 1-6) runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 AM–2:30 PM featuring …

What Everybody Ought to Know About Groundbreaking Weekend

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This is a big, Catholic deal. Really! 12 Bishops and 3 Cardinals from across the nation are coming to Knoxville for the historic Groundbreaking of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Diocese of Knoxville will mark the start of a new era on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when Bishop Richard F. Stika, Catholic leaders from around the …

Drum Roll…Cathedral Campaign Update

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Congratulations to the Cathedral parish for leading the way…the Cathedral Campaign has hit the $9,265,000 mark out of our $10MM goal! You can help build on the success with your donation or pledge that lays a new foundation of the Catholic faith in East Tennessee! Major gifts secured from outside the Cathedral parish total $6,790,527 to date! And, through the …

Cardinals, bishops, governor to take part in events celebrating the Sacred Heart Cathedral groundbreaking

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The celebration is just beginning and you can be a part of it all! ~ by Bill Brewer on April 8, 2015, East Tennessee Catholic What a month! April began with the holiest of weeks leading to Easter Sunday, but the celebration is just beginning. This month will go down in the annals of the Diocese of Knoxville as one …

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 …

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 …

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 …