New Leadership At Haiti Outreach Program

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Hello, Haiti Outreach Supporters and Friends, In early January, I willingly volunteered to take on an active role in the Haiti Outreach Program’s leadership. Having been involved for over a year, I found this effort to be of great interest and opportunity personally. The Haiti Outreach effort began in 1999. Through the efforts and sacrifices of so many individuals over …

Rod Bennett Bible Study

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Rod Bennett will begin a new series of studies on Monday, January 18th, at 6:30 pm in the Cathedral Hall. This will be a short topical series on “Understanding Your Faith,” a basic Catholic Apologetics study. If you would like a better understating of Catholic belief’s basics, this series is for you.

An Important Communication from Father David

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family: I am truly humbled by the generosity and support of our parish. Without you, our beautiful Cathedral which we now call home, would not have been possible. Without you, we would not be able to worship, teach and serve according to our mission. I want to update you on where we stand financially after completing a …

High School Lock-In

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On December 11th, come join us for a FUN NIGHT of games, like “Among Us” and “Tonight Show” games! Invite all of your friends and make new ones! Compete against each other, and you might be lucky enough to WIN a prize! This lock-in will take place during the season of Advent and on the Eve of the Feast of …

Stewardship Announcement

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Dear Cathedral Parish Families, Thank you for your generous support of the vital ministries of the Cathedral Parish. Recently, I received a letter from an elderly woman from upstate New York, thanking us for live-streaming our Masses. As she explained, she and her husband felt that they had found a church home here in Knoxville, TN, during the pandemic. Your stewardship …

Movie Night-Saint Francis

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The Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi is October 4th, and we will focus on St. Francis as one who teaches us how to forgive and how to be a builder of peace. Ignatius Press also has a good movie on St. Francis, so we will feature this film on our second movie night, October 4th, at 6:00 pm, reflecting …

Virtual Trivia Night

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Thank you for your interest in our virtual trivia night held by the Sacred Heart Cathedral parish. This event will be held Saturday, September 19, from 7-9 pm. We sincerely hope you will join us for an evening of fun and fellowship. There is social time built into each round as we read your answers and tabulate the scores. Please …

Movie Night-Bakhita: From Slave to Saint

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On Sunday, September 27th, at 6:00 pm, we will focus our attention on St. Josephine Bahkita as one who encourages us to work against racism, prejudice, hatred, and oppression. There is an excellent movie on the life of St. Josephine Bahkita through Ignatian Press that we will show in the Cathedral Hall for a movie night. Social Distancing will be …

40 Days of Prayer

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family, As a way for us to come together in faith, prayer, and action during a very stressful and divisive time in our Church and Nation, we will be doing a Lenten Rewind called: “40 Days of Prayer, Fasting, and Penance for Peace, Unity and Healing”  beginning on September 23rd and Concluding on November 3rd. If you are …

Please Welcome, Deacon Fredy

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family, I am pleased to announce that Bishop Stika has assigned Deacon Fredy Vargas to serve at the Cathedral Beginning the weekend of September 19th and 20th. Deacon Fredy and his family will be a great addition to our parish family, and I look forward to having him on board. He will be serving along with Deacon Walt …

Confirmation Date Assignments

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Please see the Mass assignments below for Confirmation Masses.  Please note that each Confirmandi will be allowed to have celebrated with them, their sponsor, and up to six guests.  We also remind you that we must have a copy of the child’s baptismal certificate, their chosen saint name, and the name of their sponsor.  Please drop those off at the …

Rod Bennett Returns

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We are pleased to announce that the Monday evening Bible study with Rod Bennett will resume on Monday, August 24th. We are moving this study to the Cathedral Hall so we can maintain proper social distancing along with requiring all participants to wear masks. The Bible study will meet every Monday evening, beginning at 6:30 pm. We look forward to …

Godspeed, Father Arthur

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Dear Cathedral Parish and School Family, This weekend it is being announced that Bishop Stika has appointed Fr. Arthur Torres Barona to be the new Pastor of the Parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Chattanooga. Since his arrival to our parish and school community in January 2015, Fr. Arthur has been a great blessing to us all.  I …

Seeking Volunteers

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Please consider volunteering to help teach in our Cathedral Kids Program. You will be helping prepare children to receive First Communion and to learn more about their faith. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 and will begin on September 2nd. Classes will finish before Thanksgiving. Due to social distancing protocols, we will need additional teachers this year to keep class sizes …

Sacred Heart Welcomes New Priest

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family,   I am excited to announce that Bishop Stika has appointed Father Jhon Mario Garcia as an Associate Pastor for the Cathedral Parish. Father Jhon Mario was born in a town called Dosquebrados in Colombia, South America. He is the third of 7 children and entered the seminary of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) …

Memorial Blood Drive

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Please join us for the Anthony Mary Memorial Blood Drive, Thursday, July 9th, in the Cathedral Hall. The blood drive is from 11 am-5 pm and donors are encouraged to wear a mask. All donors will get a FREE Medic gift and a coupon for a FREE appetizer at Texas Roadhouse. Walk-ins are welcome, but priority will be given to …

SIGNUP GENIUS

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To help with our mission to return to public masses during this challenging time, we have created several “signup genius” pages. By signing up, this will help us gauge individual Mass interest, so we can be best prepared to serve our community safely when the time comes to welcome our parishioners back to worship.  If you plan on attending, please …

A Message from Father David

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family, I am so excited that we will be able to hold Masses open to the public beginning on Pentecost weekend, May 30-31. This is a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday of the Church when the Holy Spirit sent the Apostles out of a locked room to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ risen from …

Bishop Stika issues directives for resumption of public Masses- extends dispensation

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Jim Wogan / dioknox.org Bishop Richard F. Stika has issued a list of mandatory procedures that will be implemented by parishes for the safe resumption of public Mass celebrations in the Diocese of Knoxville on the weekend of Pentecost, May 30-31. Public Masses were suspended in the diocese on March 20 due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. “During this unprecedented time …

Public Mass Interest

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family, This past week, on dioknox.org, Bishop Richard F. Stika expressed his desire to resume public Masses at all of the parishes and mission churches in the Diocese of Knoxville the weekend of Pentecost Sunday, May 30-31. Bishop Stika stated, “I understand how much our parishioners want to return to their churches, see their priests, and once …