Diocesan calendar

Bishop Richard F. Stika will ordain Jesus Guerrero Rodriguez, Ray Powell, and Scott Russell to the transitional diaconate at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. All are invited to attend.

The annual Mass and Sending of the Neophytes is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. New Catholics, their families and sponsors, and RCIA teams are invited to attend. For more information, contact Chris Kite at 865-584-3307 or ckite@dioknox.org.

The Ladies of Charity of Knoxville are sponsoring a “Get on Board” benefit dinner at the Southern Depot located at 318 W. Depot Ave. in Knoxville from 5:30-9 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Special guest Timothy Irwin, Knox County Juvenile Court judge, will speak at the event. A light supper starts at 7 p.m. The $75 cost includes dinner, beer and wine, train tours, and entertainment. Reserve a seat by Monday, June 16. Contact Mary Agnes Huber at 865-693-4680 for more information.

Holy Trinity Parish in Jefferson City will be hosting the Diocesan Summer RCIA Conference, “The Domestic Church: Opportunities and Challenges,” from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 21. The keynote speakers are Jim and Joy Pinto, who began a worldwide ministry on EWTN on “Marriage and God’s Plan,” which airs throughout the day. The Pintos’ weekly EWTN radio show, “At Home With Jim and Joy,” reaches 258 million people worldwide. Father David Carter, vice chancellor for canonical affairs for the Diocese of Knoxville and rector of the Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Chattanooga, is also a keynote speaker who will be addressing “RCIA Canonical Concerns.” All RCIA coordinators and RCIA team members are invited to attend as well as anyone who has an interest in the RCIA program. The cost of the conference is $25. For more information, visit www.dioknox.org or contact Chris Kite at 865-584-3307 or ckite@dioknox.org.

There will be a family Pentecost retreat and healing Mass at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 6, at Holy Ghost Church in Knoxville. Father Emilio Acevedo will preside. For more information, call the Hispanic Ministry Office at 865-637-4769.

There will be a day of praise and preaching with a healing Mass from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 8, at Vine Middle School, 1807 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. in Knoxville. A donation of $10 per adult is welcomed. For more information, call Angelina at 865-230-4679, Jose Ramirez at 208-2758, or Jose Luis at 386-9610. For additional information, call the diocesan Office of Hispanic Ministry at 637-4769.

The 2014 Kentucky Catholic Homeschool Conference sponsored by the St. Thomas Aquinas Homeschool Group is scheduled for June 6-7 at Immaculate Conception Church in LaGrange, Ky. Conference hours are noon to 8 p.m. Friday, June 6, and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 7. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will be the keynote speaker.  A variety of vendors will be present with homeschool materials available for purchase. Conference tickets are $20 per person or $30 per couple. Clergy and religious are admitted free. A teen track will also be offered for $5 on Saturday, June 7. For full conference details, visit www.kycatholichomeschoolconference.com or call Carrie McGraw at 502-417-8755.

An Engaged Encounter weekend is scheduled for July 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Express in Lenoir City. For more information, contact Jason or Carmen Jeansonne at 865-377-3077 or ceeknoxville@yahoo.com.

The fifth annual Catholic Charities Common Good Golf Tournament is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 9, at Cherokee Country Club in Knoxville. Registration includes green fees, a club-catered brunch, an hors d’oeuvres reception, and a hosted bar. For more information, contact Sherrie Shuler at 865-524-9896, extension 1005, or sherrie@ccetn.org.

The summer God Camps for students in grades five through eight will take place at Harrison Bay State Park near Harrison, Tenn., during June. Participants will engage in age-appropriate community-building activities, games, crafts, prayer services, and group discussions. The “Discover” camp for incoming fifth- and sixth-grade students is scheduled for June 19-21. The cost is $100. “Reach,” for incoming seventh- and eighth-grade students, will take place June 16-19. The cost is $125. To download registration forms, medical releases, and packing lists, visit the diocesan youth ministry webpage, bit.ly/1gBV3YP, or contact Donna Jones at 423-718-4387 or djones6029@gmail.com.

The high school Catholic Youth Camp for all incoming high school students is scheduled for June 25-29 at the Ocoee Retreat Center in Ocoee, Tenn. The camp will feature team-building exercises, group discussions, prayer services, and many recreational activities, including the water park and the ropes course. The cost is $269 per person. To download registration forms and other camp-related material, visit bit.ly/1gBV3YP or contact Donna Jones at 423-718-4387 or djones6029@gmail.com.

The 31st annual Mid-South Regional Catholic Charismatic Conference, with the theme “Hope Does Not Disappoint,” is scheduled for Friday, July 18, and Saturday, July 19, at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church in Antioch, Tenn. Sister Nancy Kellar, SC, and Father Will Coombs, BBD, will be the featured speakers. For more information, contact Teresa Seibert at 615-789-4598 or tseibert@bellsouth.net.

Individuals interested in the next Medical Mission to Ghana should contact Dr. Elaine Bunick at sugardoctn@gmail.com. The 2014 Medical Mission is set for Aug. 1-8 (departure from the United States on Aug. 1 and return on Aug. 9). Include “Medical Mission 2014” in the subject line of your e-mail.

The annual Diocesan Youth Recognition Mass and Celebration is scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at Immaculate Conception Church in Knoxville. Awards for youth and adult leadership will be conferred, and the 2014-15 Diocesan Youth Ministry Advisory Council will be installed at the Mass. Following the Mass, there will be a cruise on the Volunteer Princess. The cost is $30. Space is limited to 149 on the cruise. Contact Al Forsythe at 865-862-5754 or aforsythe@dioknox.org, or Karen Byrne at 865-862-5739 or kbyrne@dioknox.org for more information.

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 the first and third Sundays at St. Mary Church in Johnson City. Visit www.knoxlatinmass.net for updated information.

The St. Thomas the Apostle Eastern (Byzantine) Catholic Mission has moved to 2304 Ault Road, Knoxville, Tenn. 37914. Divine Liturgy times remain the same. 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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