Diocesan calendar

A Mass and Sending of the Neophytes ceremony will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. Bishop Richard F. Stika will preside. All new Catholics, sponsors, and family members are invited to attend. A reception will follow in the Chancery. Contact Sister Timothea Elliott, RSM, for more information at 865-584-3307.


Knoxville Catholic High School graduates from the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s are invited to a spring social from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, May 6, at Aubrey’s Restaurant located at 9208 Middlebrook Pike in Knoxville. For information, contact Linda Long at 865-281-2252 or Zibbie Kerin at zkerin@utk.edu.


The Knoxville Ladies of Charity’s second annual Wild West Roundup will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Knoxville Catholic High School gymnasium. Activities include a live auction, dancing, and a “chuck wagon” dinner. Proceeds will benefit the Ladies of Charity Emergency Assistance Program. Tickets are $75 per person. Call Carolyn Fisher for more information at 865-379-2726.


Father Patrick Resen of St. Catherine Labouré Parish in Copperhill will be the spiritual director of a pilgrimage to Ireland from Sept. 25 through Oct. 4. The tour will include stops in Dublin, Knock, Ballintubber, Croagh Patrick, Cong Abbey, Galway, Limerick, and the Ring of Kerry. Father Resen will celebrate Mass at St. James Church in Carracastle, Ireland, which is the home church of his late grandmother. The cost per person is $2,695 including airfare from Atlanta. Other fees apply. Contact Faith Journeys to register at 480-894-8407 or e-mail info@myfaithjourneys.com.


Monsignor Al Humbrecht and Father Michael Nolan will be the spiritual directors of a pilgrimage to Spain and Portugal from Oct. 29 through Nov. 9. Pilgrims will visit important shrines and holy sites in Madrid, Segovia, Avila, León, Santiago, Fatima, and Lisbon. The cost per person is $3,599 from Atlanta. To obtain a brochure or register, contact Sister Albertine Paulus, RSM, at 865-207-4742, 545-8270 or smaevang@yahoo.com.


The Ulster Project of Knoxville is recruiting families of teens aged 14 to 16 to host a teen from Northern Ireland for a four-week program that includes team building, dialogue, social events, shared worship, and community service this summer. For details, call John Hough at 865-405-5929.


The Ulster Project of Knoxville is hosting its annual fundraising dinner featuring the show “Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls the Dice” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the St. Mary School gymnasium in Oak Ridge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for refreshments, a silent auction, and socializing. Ticket prices range from $25 to $45 per person depending on seating and are available online at www.entertainmentevents.com/shows, at St. Mary School, or at the door. For more information, call Lynda Vinyard at 865-556-1355.


Tennessee Right to Life will be running a Mother’s Day ad in the Knoxville News Sentinel on Sunday, May 12. Individuals, families, or memorials can be listed for $10 per person or $15 per family. Contact the Tennessee Right to Life office at 865-689-1339 or trlknox@trlknox.com to register.


The 11th annual Scouting retreat hosted by the Knoxville Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting will be held June 7-9 at the Christ Prince of Peace Retreat Center in Benton. The Franciscan Brothers will lead the retreat, which will focus on living the Year of Faith. Activities will include presentations by the brothers, games, eucharistic adoration, and Mass. All youth ages 13 to 18 are encouraged to attend. Scout development training will also be offered for adults. The cost is $40. To register, visit www.kdccs.org/scouting-retreat or mail a check to KDCCS, 10700 Leeward Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934. For more information on the Franciscan Brothers, visit www.franciscanbrothersminor.com.


The Diocese of Knoxville is sponsoring two God Camps this summer at Harrison Bay State Park in the Chattanooga Deanery. Events will include age-appropriate team building exercises, recreational sports, Mass, and an evening dance. The “Discover” camp for incoming fifth- and sixth-grade students will be held June 20-22. The cost is $100 per person. The “Reach” camp for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students will be June 17-20. The cost will be $125 per person. The high school God Camp will be incorporated into the annual Youth Leadership Institute program and will be held at Horn’s Creek Resort in Ocoee June 26-30. The cost is $269 per person. Contact a parish youth ministry leader to register. For more information, contact Donna Jones at 423-267-9878 or djones6029@gmail.com or visit the youth ministry page on the Diocese of Knoxville website at dioknox.org.


The next charismatic Mass at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy will be celebrated at 5 p.m. Sunday, June 30. Father Dan Whitman of Holy Trinity Parish in Jefferson City will be the celebrant. Singers and instrumentalists who would like to participate should arrive at 4:30. Call Dee Leigh at 423-842-2305 for more information.


The next Picture of Love engaged-couples retreat will take place June 21-22 at the St. Augustine Church parish life center in Signal Mountain. The retreat will meet from 7-10 p.m. Friday and continue from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Saturday. The program is designed to help couples gain a better understanding of the joys and challenges of being married in their day-to-day lives. The cost is $135 per couple, which includes a certificate good for a $60 discount on a marriage license. Couples must attend the entire retreat to receive the certificate. For more information, contact Marian Christiana, director of the Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment, at 423-892-2310 or


The next Marriage Encounter weekend in the diocese is scheduled for May 17-19 at the Holiday Inn in Johnson City. For more information, contact John or Anne Wharton at 423-581-1815 or acw193@bellsouth.net, or visit www.loveinthesmokies.org or wwme.org.


The next Engaged Encounter will be held the weekend of July 26-28. To register, contact Jason and Carmen Jeansonne at 865-377-3077 or ceeknoxville@yahoo.com. For more information, visit the website


Mass in the extraordinary form (“traditional Latin”) is celebrated at 1:30 p.m. each Sunday at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville; at 3 p.m. on first and third Sundays at St. Thérèse of Lisieux Church in Cleveland; at 3 p.m. on second and fourth Sundays at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville; at 11 a.m. on most Sundays at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Townsend; and at 3 p.m. on second and fourth Sundays at St. Mary Church in Johnson City. Visit www.knoxlatinmass.net for updated information.


The St. Thomas the Apostle Ukrainian Catholic Mission celebrates Divine Liturgy at 9:30 a.m. Sundays in the lower level of Holy Cross Anglican Church, 515 Herron Road, Knoxville, TN 37934. Note the time change. All services are in English. Call Father Richard Armstrong at 865-584-3307 or visit www.saintthomas-knoxville.org for details.


Holy Resurrection Ruthenian Byzantine Catholic Mission has Divine Liturgy celebrations at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at the old Holy Ghost Church, 1031 N. Central St. in Knoxville. For times of holy-day services or for more information, visit www.knoxbyz.org or call Father Thomas O’Connell at 865-256-4880.

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