May Crowning

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It is a Catholic tradition to honor Mary, our Mother, during the month of May by placing on her statue a crown of flowers. This lovely devotional ceremony is a favorite tradition at Sacred Heart Cathedral School. The May Crowning gives the children an opportunity to honor the Blessed Mother of Jesus. Our soon-to-be-graduating eighth graders lead the May Crowning …

Our Lady of Fatima Award

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Each year the PCCW honors one woman of the parish with the Our Lady of Fatima award.  The award is given to a woman who:   Has provided dedicated service to Sacred Heart for 10 or more years Actively supports Sacred Heart ministries, programs and activities Demonstrates commitment to serving God through their daily living of the gospel message   …

First Holy Communion

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This morning, sixty-one children took part in their First Holy Communion. The celebration of First Communion is an exciting event in the life of a parish, and the Sacred Heart community welcomes your child as he/she joins us in receiving our Lord Jesus Christ in the sacrament of the Eucharist. First Holy Communion is the common name for a person’s …

Our Lady of Fatima

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, the International Pilgrimage Fatima Statue is visiting all 50 U.S. states. Today, the statue was on display at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The world-famous International Pilgrim Virgin Statue (IPVS) of Fatima is one of two “twin” statues sculpted in 1947 by famous sculptor José Thedim. The image reflects the …

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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The newest members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul gathered this morning at Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP), provides assistance to people in our parish area needing food, rent assistance, utility assistance and other needs. We are establishing a new SVdP Conference at Sacred Heart of dedicated men and women who are …

He is risen!!

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Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. It is celebrated on Sunday, and marks the end of Holy Week, the end of Lent, the last day of the Easter Triduum (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday), and is the beginning of the Easter season of the liturgical year. Matthew 28:6-7 He is not here, for he …

Unveiling of the Cornerstone

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On Saturday, after more than four years of planning, our vision for a new Cathedral is taking shape and becoming a reality, said Father David Boettner. Along with Mary Mac Wilson, Director of Parish Operations, “who has helped to guide this project and keep it moving forward with great joy.” Great weather and the beautiful spirit of our community combined …

Cornerstone Delivery

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The cornerstone has arrived! The stone, delivered by Rugo Stone, LLC. is made from Imperial Danby Marble, and weighs 3400 pounds. This marble was chosen for its beauty and purity and is from Vermont. Since Bible times, laying a cornerstone has carried marked significance in the construction of many buildings, churches included. A cornerstone will sometimes be referred to as …

Ash Wednesday

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This past Wednesday we celebrated Ash Wednesday. Over 2,000 people came to Sacred Heart to worship one of the most popular and important holy days in the liturgical calendar. Ash Wednesday opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer. The tradition of Ash Wednesday began during the papacy of Gregory the Great over 1,400 years ago.  The practice includes the …

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 …

What is Alpha?

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Got Questions? Try Alpha! Is there more to life than this? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus die? How can I have faith? These and other questions are examined in the Alpha Course, a dynamic exploration of the basics of Christian faith, beginning this Lent. The course is six weeks and will run from March 8 through April 30. Registration …

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

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You are invited to serve people in need in and near Sacred Heart Cathedral by joining the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP). Your assistance to people in our parish area needing food, rent assistance, utility assistance and other needs will be a rewarding experience. We propose to establish a new SVdP Conference at Sacred Heart of dedicated men …

Cathedral Artwork Draft

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Yesterday, the building sub-committee was able to take a sneak peek at a draft of the artwork that will go on the interior of the dome in the Cathedral. The draft gave the committee the opportunity to envision Heaven on earth. The artistic images provide parishioners a glimpse of being restored to glory through Christ.

Prayer for Christian Unity

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A beautiful service was held last Thursday, signifying the start of the “Week of Prayer for Christian Unity”. We were blessed to have many pastors and local churches represented, who also took part in the service. The WPCU which started in 1908 focuses on prayer for church unity. By annually observing the WPCU, Christians move toward the fulfillment of Jesus’ …

Helen Ross McNabb Service Project

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The Helen Ross McNabb center provides care for people experiencing social challenges.  Their mission is to provide services to improve people’s lives.  The 7th grade partnered with them to provide hats, scarves and gloves to their 140 clients in need.  We have 60 7th graders and beginning shortly after Thanksgiving, they were challenged to donate at least 2 hats, glove, …

Brother Roland Driscoll

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In February 1918 as the “Great War” was slowly approaching an end; Knoxville was known as “The Marble City” as there was a boom of quarrying and production of the crystalline limestone that was found in abundance around the area. With that boom came the railroad and construction that brought a large number of Irish-Catholic immigrants to Knoxville. In that …

Pray For Gatlinburg

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Bishop Richard F. Stika will celebrate Mass with parishioners of Holy Cross and St. Mary parishes at Holy Cross Church in Pigeon Forge on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Concelebrating Mass with Bishop Stika will be Father David A. Boettner, a vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville, Father Andres Cano, pastor of Holy Cross, and Father Antony Punnackal, …

14th Annual Haiti Medical Banquet

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On Friday, The Haiti Outreach Program held its 14th Annual Medical Banquet in the Sacred Heart Cathedral School Gymnasium. It’s the largest event each year for raising money for the work that the Outreach program does in Haiti, which includes education, medical, and spiritual outreach. Billy Stair with the Haiti Outreach Program said about the fundraiser “It’s absolutely critical! This …

Lift High The Cross

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If you have driven by Sacred Heart Cathedral in recent weeks, you probably have noticed the flurry of activity that has taken place. The great weather that has blessed the construction workers have allowed them to make great strides in the construction process. Sacred Heart has been the place of many spiritual moments, and if you look toward the heavens …

A Saint in Our Midst?

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Tennessee—The Volunteer State. It’s been the home to Davy Crockett, three U.S. Presidents, and the first admiral of the United States Navy, David Farragut. The list is long and distinguished of the legendary citizens that have graced the soil of this  most blessed  state.  Tennessee was admitted to the Union as the 16th state on June 1, 1796. Tennessee was …