Sacred Heart Stations

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In mid-July, the fourteen Carrara marble Stations of the Cross, commemorating the events of the Passion of Jesus and featured on the walls of the existing cathedral, will be removed. Rugo Stone, Natural Stone and Mosaic Contractors, will carefully extract the Stations first placed in the church in February of 1957 for cleaning. They will be reinstalled in the new cathedral! …

Why Churches Should Be Beautiful

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A Little Holy Trinity: Beauty, Truth and Goodness ~ by Dwight Longenecker | April 2, 2016 | The Imaginative Conservative The first thing everyone says when they see the new church we are building in Greenville, South Carolina is, “It’s beautiful!” This is not the response I hear when they look on the utilitarian, fan-shaped Catholic auditoria that dominate our …

Covered Porch to Protect Current Cathedral

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Cathedral Construction Update – December 4, 2015 Site Work: Dirt removal on the Northside of campus is going very well despite the damp conditions. Very soon we will be able to install a new entrance from Erin Drive and new parking spots. Pier Drilling: Drilling will continue throughout December and excavation of the new Cathedral basement will begin soon. This …

Cathedral Construction Resumes

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Building Demolition Signals Next Phase The demolition of the former Sanders building on Bearden Park Circle is a significant step in the construction of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral. Project managers were poised to fire-up their demolition equipment once the building was vacant and the all-clear signal was given.  That day came on Oct. 6. “This is a critical link. Now that we’ve moved …

Miss a week, miss a lot!

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Dozens of excavators, dump trucks, bulldozers, compactors have taken over the Sacred Heart campus this summer. The first week of July was no exception. WATCH THE VIDEO The Cathedral School renovation is fully underway with the re-design of bathrooms, classrooms, administrative offices and a new school entrance with access from Erin Drive. Cathedral construction site work continues with grading, installation …

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 ...

Fast Growth for Cathedral & DioKnox

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For the smallest Catholic diocese in the U.S., the Knoxville diocese knows how to draw a crowd of movers and shakers. – by Roger Harris | The Ledger/Memphis Daily News At the April 19 groundbreaking for the new $25 million cathedral, the lineup of both secular and non-secular dignitaries attending a weekend of events was impressive. The list included a …

A Bridge to the Future

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On June 17, 2015, the foundation was installed of the new bridge connecting the community to the forthcoming new Sacred Heart Cathedral. The three-lane bridge will be the “face” of the new cathedral’s campus, according to David Boettner, vicar general for the Diocese of Knoxville and rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral. “If you think about it, Christ is the bridge ...

A Walk through the new Cathedral

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DESIGN RENDERINGS “To all of you who are the people of God, the living stones, thank you. We move forward placing our trust and our hands and our lives in Jesus Christ as we give praise to the Father and are inspired by the Holy Spirit.”   ~ Bishop Richard F. Stika, Groundbreaking Ceremony Homily, April 19, 2015   McCrery Architects …

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 …

What Everybody Ought to Know About Groundbreaking Weekend

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This is a big, Catholic deal. Really! 12 Bishops and 3 Cardinals from across the nation are coming to Knoxville for the historic Groundbreaking of the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Diocese of Knoxville will mark the start of a new era on Sunday, April 19, 2015 when Bishop Richard F. Stika, Catholic leaders from around the …

Cardinals, bishops, governor to take part in events celebrating the Sacred Heart Cathedral groundbreaking

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The celebration is just beginning and you can be a part of it all! ~ by Bill Brewer on April 8, 2015, East Tennessee Catholic What a month! April began with the holiest of weeks leading to Easter Sunday, but the celebration is just beginning. This month will go down in the annals of the Diocese of Knoxville as one …

Long-Awaited Cathedral Project Begins

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The Sacred Heart Master Planning Committee was first formed in January 2013, and since that time, the committee has spent a great amount of time planning for the future facility needs of our parish and school. The Cathedral HOME Campaign officially kicked off in September 2014 in an effort to raise $10 million to fund construction of the new Cathedral, ...

Living Our Faith Weekend

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The Diocese of Knoxville begins a new era in East Tennessee by presenting the "Living Our Faith" weekend, a series of events on April 18-19 culminating with the official groundbreaking of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral. “This may be one of the most historic weekends in the history of our diocese,” said Bishop Richard F. Stika. “It is a testament ...