Newcomer’s Reception

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Please join us for a Newcomer’s Reception on September 19th, in the Cathedral Hall, following the 9, 11, and 1 PM Masses. Learn more about the Cathedral Parish and its ministries, meet new friends, and hear about upcoming events!

Cathedral Kids

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Cathedral Kids has wonderful plans to teach and engage elementary-age children in the Catholic faith! We also look forward to preparing children for their Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist. If your child needs preparation for their Sacraments or is seeking further faith formation, register your child(ren) online under the “Get Connected” tab. Classes will begin Wednesday, August 18, 2021, …

Explained Mass

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Our Church has a beautiful and precious treasure in the Mass. None of us must ever take the Mass for granted or become lukewarm toward it. The Second Vatican Council reminded the laity in particular of their role: “The Church, therefore, earnestly desires that Christ’s faithful, when present at this mystery of faith, should not be there as strangers or …

CCW Blood Drive

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Please stop by our Knoxville Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Blood Drive on June 11th. Appointments are Preferred. Walk-ins are Welcome! Schedule at their website or call 865-524-3074. Donors are required to wear a mask or facial covering. Each donor will receive a MEDIC gift and a Texas Roadhouse Appetizer. Donations at the Medic Mobile Onsite. Schedule an appointment here.

Food Trucks & Fellowship

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Following the 5 pm Mass on June 12, we invite everyone to join us for our food truck night. There will be múltiple food trucks lined up in the North parking lot closest to the school. We will also have our Newcomer’s Reception this evening. Please plan on joining us for food and live music. The cathedral hall will be …

Cathedral Tour

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After three years in our beautiful new worship space, are you interested in learning more about the symbolism and meaning behind the many features of our church?  If so, please join Father David for an in-depth tour of our church on Wednesday, June 23rd, at 6:30 pm. During this tour, you will learn much about the intentionality with which our church …

Bishop Stika lifts mask mandate at Masses; obligation to attend restored this weekend

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Courtesy of dioknox.org Bishop Richard F. Stika has lifted mask mandates for all Masses in the Diocese of Knoxville beginning this weekend, May 22-23, which includes Pentecost Sunday. “Effective this weekend, the use of face masks by parishioners during Mass will be optional,” Bishop Stika said. “This decision wasn’t made lightly, and it comes after consulting with medical professionals who …

Bishop Stika restores Mass obligation, some safety protocols remain

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*Article courtesy of dioknox.org Citing positive developments in the fight against COVID-19 around the country and in East Tennessee, Bishop Richard F. Stika is restoring the general obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days, beginning on Pentecost weekend, May 22-23. “The situation appears to be getting much better, and the faithful in our diocese have shown a genuine …

Survey Results From Father David

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Dear Cathedral Parish Family, It was just over a year ago that our country and our community entered into an unprecedented time. Like many of you, we too, did not know what to expect, especially after making the difficult decision to suspend public Mass in March of 2020; but it was in these dire times that we saw the best …

March Madness Blood Drive

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Help Save a Life!! Join us on March 17th, from 10 am-6 pm, in the Cathedral Hall to donate blood for the MEDIC Regional Blood Center. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will receive priority. Head to https://tndonor.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/73477 to schedule a time now! Thank you for your support!!

Cathedral Retreat

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Sacred Heart Cathedral Parish will hold a parish-wide Lenten retreat on March 1st and 2nd. There will be one track in English and one in Spanish.  Both will be offered via Zoom link or live attendance from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. The Spanish track will be in the Cathedral and the English track in the Cathedral Hall. The English retreat will …

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 …