Piers and Prayer

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Despite the snow and frigid weather, our Cathedral builders are nearing the completion of the 100th pier! As of January 22nd, 99 piers have been drilled out of the 111. What comes next? The Cathedral grade beams will be poured. In construction, a grade beam is a type of foundation system used to distribute the weight of a building. The …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

First Reconciliation Update

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From Dave Wells, SHC Faith Formation Director: Dear Parents, Due to the weather forecast for Friday night, we are making a slight change to the First Reconciliation Service scheduled for Saturday February 21. Father David and the priests of the Cathedral (Fr. Joe, Fr. Arthur and Fr. Adam) will be available to hear confessions at 10:00am on Saturday for any …