Catholic author, convert will speak to young adults

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Catholic journalist, author, and speaker Leah Libresco will give a talk for young adults in the Shea Room on the campus of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, this Friday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. Ms. Libresco converted to Catholicism from atheism in 2012. She’ll be discussing her conversion from atheism and the Benedict Option for young adults. The …

Fly Fishing with Fr. David Boettner

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If you are a fly fisherman or have ever wanted to learn, this is the event you have been waiting for! Please join Fr. David Boettner on July 21-22 for the 2nd Annual Fly Fishers of Men Retreat to be held at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center on the Hiwassee River, one of the premier trout streams in America. If you are …

Glorious Sacred Music in a Magnificent Sacred Space

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There’s a symbiosis between entering into the nave of the magnificent new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Northshore Drive and the opening lines of Joseph Haydn’s equally glorious “The Creation,” presented by the Knoxville Handel Society earlier this week. Past the tall columns on the church porch and through the front doors of the cathedral, into …

Columbarium Dedication

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Please join us on April 6th, as Bishop Richard F. Stika, and Fr. David Boettner, will concelebrate the Noon Mass. After Mass, Bishop Stika and Father David will process outside to bless the new columbarium. The Mass is a normal Mass of Easter, and the blessing of the columbarium is similar to the blessing of a cemetery. The columbarium is a return to the …

Dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

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The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the long-anticipated new mother church of the Diocese of Knoxville, was dedicated this past Saturday, March 3, in a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Richard F. Stika. More than a thousand people were in attendance for this historic celebration and Rite of Dedication, including leaders of the Catholic Church representing the …

Live coverage of Mass and Rite of Dedication

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For those who want to share in the dedication of the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Saturday, March 3, the Diocese of Knoxville will provide a live stream of the Mass and Rite of Dedication on the home page of dioknox.org. The professionally directed broadcast will be a five camera production. Live coverage will begin at 10:30 …

Daddy/Daughter Day

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Daddy/daughter day in the new Cathedral will be on Saturday, March 24, from 9-11 am. A photographer will be on hand to take pictures of dads and daughters in the new St. Anne’s Room and in front of the altar. These photos can be recreated in the same places on her big day in the future. You can sign up now by clicking …

North Parking Lot Closure

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Dear Sacred Heart family, We are drawing close to the much-anticipated opening of our beautiful Cathedral. As this date draws near, we are completing areas of construction around campus. To that end, the north (school main entrance) parking lot will be closed all day Wednesday, January 10th, and Thursday, January 11th, and should re-open Friday morning. Any changes to that would …

EVENT AND MASS SCHEDULES FOR DEDICATION WEEKEND

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The Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus will open with the Vigil with the Relics on Friday, March 2 at 7 p.m. This service is open to anyone who wishes to participate in sacred prayer and witness the beauty of the new cathedral for the first time. The Mass of Dedication for the new cathedral will be celebrated on Saturday, …

The Night Before Christmas

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Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even Father David! The lanterns were hung by chains with care, in hopes that our new Cathedral would soon be there. The Merit Construction workers were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of custom trim work danced in their heads; and Mary …

The Flower Guild

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From time to time, as you walk the hallways at Sacred Heart Cathedral School, an aroma fills the air. The fragrant, sweet smell of flowers of all different species of flowers awakes the senses and instantly creates a sense of joy and happiness with each breath. It is in a small room just off the commons where these smells permeate …

#iGiveCatholic

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  What is #iGiveCatholic? #iGiveCatholic is the first-ever giving day created to rally the Catholic community on #GivingTuesday, November 28th. For this year’s cause, we have chosen Haiti Outreach and their goal of funding a medical mission trip to Guillaume, Haiti. It is a vital mission that needs your prayers and assistance. The critical fact here is that infant mortality …

What is All Saints Day?

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All Saints’ Day is a solemn holy day of the Catholic Church celebrated annually on November 1. The day is dedicated to the saints of the Church, that is, all those who have attained heaven. It should not be confused with All Souls’ Day, which is observed on November 2 and is dedicated to those who have died and not …

Parish Stewardship Weekend

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All that we have comes from God.  We are not only created by God but for God.  We have all been invited to spend our time learning how to draw closer to God and to others. The gifts God gives us are meant to be shared.  Spend some time today reflecting on the following questions:  What talents has God given to …

Knights of Columbus BBQ Sale

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Our 2017 Fall Knights of Columbus BBQ Sale is open for orders! To be delivered on October 28 – 29.  We will be preparing chicken legs, St. Louis cut pork ribs, and pulled pork shoulder. You will be able to place your order online and at the Parish office. To download the order form, please click on the link below.  BBQ form

Catholic Parishes to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

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Bishop requesting special collection to help with relief efforts KNOXVILLE – In response to the overwhelming devastation from Hurricane Harvey to coastal and inland areas of Texas, Bishop Richard F. Stika has requested that all parish and mission churches in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Knoxville take up a special collection for victims.   “I have been watching the news …

Governor Haslam Appoints Mary Mac Wilson

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Governor Bill Haslam has appointed Mary Mac R. Wilson, director of parish operations for Sacred Heart Cathedral in Knoxville, to the Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) Board of Directors. Ms. Wilson has a long history in lending with the Eastman Credit Union (Kingsport), Bank of Tennessee (Kingsport), and First American National Bank (Knoxville). She is currently involved in fundraising and …

Fly Fishers Of Men

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The 1st Annual Fly Fishers or Men Retreat was held on July 15-16, 2017 at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center on the Hiwassee River. Fr. David Boettner led the retreat for 25 men in the diocese who share a love for trout fishing, nature, and our Catholic faith. East Tennessee is blessed to have an abundance of beautiful …

Marble Columns Installed

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As work on the outside of the Cathedral progresses, the inside is just as busy. This past week, columns, made of Italian and French marble were delivered by Rugo Stone, LLC. The columns are made of three different types of marble with their own individual and distinct characteristics. Giallo Siena Brocatello which is a yellow marble with black and white veining …

Monsignor Francis Xavier Mankel, Dies at 81

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Monsignor Francis Xavier Mankel, a priest whose leadership was instrumental in helping establish the Diocese of Knoxville nearly thirty years ago, died early this past Wednesday morning at the age of 81. Monsignor Mankel had been battling health issues in recent months and passed away at his home in Knoxville. Monsignor Mankel’s service to the Catholic Church goes back to …

Music Ministry

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Preserving the past while fostering new growth: This is how a gardener cares for a plant, how Christ tends our souls, how the Church’s sacred music–carefully preserved–can surprise us, and more importantly glorify God with new forms grown organically from it. This is the Music Ministry’s primary task. When we gather together to pray and sing, Christ is revealed to …