Why does Lent begin on a Wednesday, and what do the ashes signify?

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Today begins the 40-day penitential season of Lent Among the beautiful, meaningful and solemn ceremonies of the Catholic Church is the gathering of the faithful on Ash Wednesday. ~ via Our Sunday Visitor/www.osv.com This special day begins our Lenten journey. It is the start of 40 days of prayer, penance and almsgiving as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the resurrection …

Hungry? Come Eat Fish!

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Knights of Columbus 5207 presents the 2017 Sacred Heart Lenten Fish Fry DATES: March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31, April 7 MENU: Batter Fried Pollock / Scampi Style Baked Tilapia / Homemade Macaroni & Cheese / Homemade Applesauce / French Fries / Cole Slaw / Yeast Rolls PRICE: $6.00 per person / $20 per family (family …

It’s Better to Give

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What if a family member or friend needed blood? Would you give? Now’s your chance! Stop by the Cathedral office on Wednesday, July 20th anytime between Noon and 6:00pm for the annual Anthony Mary Memorial Blood Drive. All donors get a free t-shirt plus coupons to Texas Roadhouse and Chick-fil-A!  The Cathedral office is located at 711 S. Northshore Drive. …

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, ...

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 …

Festival of Families

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Mark your calendar for Saturday, June 6, 2015! Join families from across the Diocese for the Festival of Families! The keynote speaker is Fr. Leo Patlinghug, founder and director of Grace Before Meals, host of Savoring Our Faith on EWTN. His unique background as martial artist and break dancer helps him to connect with people of all ages and backgrounds. With …

Football, Faith & Family this Sunday at Sacred Heart!

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St. Gerard Guild of Sacred Heart presents an afternoon of hard-hitting facts about football, faith, and family!   All are invited to a football tailgate lunch, Sunday, May 3rd at Noon in the Sacred Heart Gymnasium featuring University of Tennessee Defensive Coordinator, John Jancek and other special guests! RSVP TODAY | $25 Individual/$100 Family. All proceeds benefit Sacred Heart Cathedral.

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 …

Once in a Lifetime Event – 3 Cardinals – 1 Night Only

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This Saturday! Three Catholic leaders in a live conversation moderated by Bishop Richard F. Stika, on-stage at the Historic Tennessee Theatre. A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT.  Click to purchase tickets.  Proceeds benefit the St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …