Chrism Mass

Sacred Heart Cathedral News

If you thought the Chrism Mass was only for priests, think again!

The Chrism Mass only happens once a year – the Tuesday of Holy Week, and only at the Cathedral. If you’ve never celebrated it, you’re missing one of the most significant liturgies of our church.

Join us Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 711 S. Northshore Drive, Knoxville, TN 37919.

Bishop Stika, joined by all the priests of the Diocese of Knoxville gather at the Cathedral to celebrate the Chrism Mass. This Mass manifests the unity of the priests with their bishop.

Here the bishop blesses three oils — the oil of catechumens (oleum catechumenorum oroleum sanctorum), the oil of the infirm (oleum infirmorum) and holy chrism (sacrum chrisma) — which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year.

If you can’t attend, watch the LIVE STREAM on the Sacred Heart Cathedral You Tube Channel!

See parking maps below:

With Cathedral construction, please note the following entry points to campus:

  • Please access the South side of campus using the Chancery entrance (805 S. Northshore Drive) to park in the Chancery lot and behind the School.
  • Please use the North bridge off Northshore Drive and the Erin Drive entrance to access parking by the Parish office, Paraclete and new North lot.
  • Handicapped parking is available in the new North parking lot. We will have golf carts shuttles as well!
  • Parking is also available at People’s Bank, Mitchell, Emert & Hill, Ewart, and the RMB building on Bearden Circle Drive.

Can’t make it to Mass? Watch the live stream on the Sacred Heart Cathedral You Tube Channel!