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Divorced & Catholic?

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“Divorced people are not excommunicated from the Church, and they should never be treated as such. They are always a part of the Church.” ~ Pope Francis The Sacred Heart Cathedral Divorce Ministry is again offering the Journey of Hope Divorce Healing Program starting Sunday, August 28th. The 13-week program is based on the book, Divorced. Catholic. Now What?, Voices of Hope …

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Sacred Heart Stations

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In mid-July, the fourteen Carrara marble Stations of the Cross, commemorating the events of the Passion of Jesus and featured on the walls of the existing cathedral, will be removed. Rugo Stone, Natural Stone and Mosaic Contractors, will carefully extract the Stations first placed in the church in February of 1957 for cleaning. They will be reinstalled in the new cathedral! …

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Piers and Prayer

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Despite the snow and frigid weather, our Cathedral builders are nearing the completion of the 100th pier! As of January 22nd, 99 piers have been drilled out of the 111. What comes next? The Cathedral grade beams will be poured. In construction, a grade beam is a type of foundation system used to distribute the weight of a building. The …


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, ...
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Dedication Stone Blessed by Pope Francis

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Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali were in Rome this week for the Synod on the Family. While there, Bishop and His Eminence brought the “Dedication Stone” (part of the new Cathedral’s cornerstone) to the Holy Father to be blessed.  Fr. David Boettner, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, said, “I am thrilled to have the Holy Father bless the …

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Cathedral Construction Resumes

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Building Demolition Signals Next Phase The demolition of the former Sanders building on Bearden Park Circle is a significant step in the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral. Project managers were poised to fire-up their demolition equipment once the building was vacant and the all-clear signal was given.  That day came on Oct. 6. “This is a critical link. Now that we’ve moved …


Giving Haiti Hope

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As part of the Sacred Heart Haiti Outreach program, a group of current and former students from Knoxville Catholic High School spent a week at Sacred Heart’s sister parish,  St. Michael’s Parish in Boucan Carre, Haiti.  The students painted the local high school, one of two Haitian schools built and funded by Knoxville’s Haiti Outreach program, and played a soccer …

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What’s Brewing at Sacred Heart?

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Announcing the new Fall menu at the Cathedral CAFE! Serving the warmth of Jesus Christ through education and spiritual growth.  Classes begin September 16th from 6:30-8:00pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Visit the CAFE webpage for course offerings and registration! Featured studies include: 1. The Catholic Faith Explained: Stunning video series that presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. 2. The Mystery …

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Miss a week, miss a lot!

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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 …

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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 ...
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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 …

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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 …


A Bishop and His Backhoe

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Bishop Richard Stika and Deacon Sean Smith took a tour of the Cathedral grounds today as crews were setting the stage for the Cathedral Groundbreaking ceremony. And then…Bishop spotted a brand new backhoe he couldn’t resist! Merit Construction Project Manager Fred Atkins and Sacred Heart Facilities Manager Tom Greer helped along the way! Come to the Cathedral Groundbreaking Sunday, April …

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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 …