Dedication Stone Blessed by Pope Francis

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Bishop Richard F. Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali were in Rome this week for the Synod on the Family. While there, Bishop and His Eminence brought the “Dedication Stone” (part of the new Cathedral’s cornerstone) to the Holy Father to be blessed.  Fr. David Boettner, Rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral, said, “I am thrilled to have the Holy Father bless the …

Sacred Heart Welcomes New Associate Pastor

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Bishop Richard F. Stika ordained four new priests into the Diocese of Knoxville on Saturday, June 27 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Jesus Guerrero-Rodriguez, Michael Hendershott, Scott Russell and Ray Powell all received their Holy Orders during the Rite of Ordination and a Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. “We have four new priests. Last year we ...

Fr. Joe Reed Named a Permanent Priest of DioKnox

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On Sunday, May 10th, Bishop Stika read the decree of Incardination that officially made Fr. Joe Reed a priest of the Diocese of Knoxville. Father Joe has served as associate pastor at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus for the past two years and also serves as Chaplain of Sacred Heart Cathedral School and is Director of Vocations …

Groundbreaking Coverage

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One week ago today, we broke ground on the new Sacred Heart Cathedral for the Diocese of Knoxville. Thanks again to everyone who came out for Mass and the Cathedral Groundbreaking on Sunday, April 19th! It was an awesome day with over 1,200 faithful in attendance, 12 Bishops, 3 Cardinals, Governor Haslam, Mayors Rogero and Burchett and many others. It …

A Bishop and His Backhoe

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Bishop Richard Stika and Deacon Sean Smith took a tour of the Cathedral grounds today as crews were setting the stage for the Cathedral Groundbreaking ceremony. And then…Bishop spotted a brand new backhoe he couldn’t resist! Merit Construction Project Manager Fred Atkins and Sacred Heart Facilities Manager Tom Greer helped along the way! Come to the Cathedral Groundbreaking Sunday, April …