Sacred Heart Cathedral School honors three students

Sacred Heart Cathedral School celebrated a few special honors for students at the end of morning Mass on May 22, and Minnesota Vikings safety and SHCS alum Harrison Smith was on hand to present the scholarship award named after him. “This time of year we celebrate a lot of wonderful …

Building the mother church

The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus community witnessed one of its brightest days April 19 as ground was broken on a new $25 million cathedral to replace the 59-year-old structure that has been the home church for the Diocese of Knoxville since 1988. Groundbreaking festivities fell on Cardinal …

KCHS holds academic signing day

Athletes receive plenty of attention on signing days throughout the school year, but on May 5 Knoxville Catholic High School turned the spotlight on more than a dozen academic standouts by giving them their own signing day. Thirteen KCHS students who received full-ride scholarships were recognized in a ceremony in …

16 student athletes from Notre Dame, KCHS sign with colleges

Nine student athletes from Knoxville Catholic High School and seven from Notre Dame High School signed letters of intent with colleges on Feb. 4, which was National Signing Day. Family, friends, and coaches joined the students at the schools as they signed letters that were immediately faxed to their school …

Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes named All-State

A number of Knoxville Catholic High School student athletes were named All-State following the fall sports seasons. Football, volleyball, and girls soccer All-State selections were made by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association. Making All-State in football for the Irish were senior quarterback Zac Jancek, senior linebacker Logan Lacey, senior defensive …

Celebrating the consecrated life

For the next year, the Catholic Church is recognizing those who lead lives as men and women religious Pope Francis proclaimed 2015 as the Year of Consecrated Life, and the Diocese of Knoxville’s newest delegate for consecrated life said the special designation is key for the diocese’s men and women …

Webb to end football rivalry with KCHS Fighting Irish

The Knoxville Catholic High School football rivalry with Webb School of Knoxville is coming to an end after the Spartans decided to call a halt to the series last week. KCHS President Dickie Sompayrac said the school community is both surprised and disappointed by Webb’s decision, which was reported by …

Bishop Stika celebrates annual Red Mass

Attorneys, judges, and other members of the legal profession joined Bishop Richard F. Stika for the annual Red Mass on Oct. 8 at Immaculate Conception Church in downtown Knoxville. The Red Mass is a centuries-old tradition in the Church, Bishop Stika – dressed in red vestments for the liturgy – …

Hundreds on hand for 2014 Diocesan Homecoming

Diocese of Knoxville marks end of silver jubilee year with daylong celebration, outdoor Mass The Diocese of Knoxville concluded its silver jubilee year on Sept. 13 with a daylong homecoming celebration that attracted some 750 to 1,000 people who enjoyed fun, games, food, music, and an outdoor Mass celebrated by …

Sacred Heart, KCHS feature Medalists of Honor in programs

Service and sacrifice are themes as distinguished veterans lead assemblies, visit classrooms Students from Catholic elementary schools and Knoxville Catholic High School heard stories of courage, honor, and sacrifice as Medal of Honor recipients, in town for a national convention, spent time with them Sept. 12. All of the speakers …

Diocesan students recognized at Youth Mass

It isn’t often that a bishop asks students for advice on what to tell the pope. But that is what happened Sept. 27 during the Diocese of Knoxville’s annual Youth Mass. Bishop Richard F. Stika told the students that he would be going to the Vatican and needed advice on …

Matthew Kelly speaks to a packed house at All Saints Church

Internationally known motivational speaker discusses the need for engagement in the workplace, in church Internationally known motivational speaker and author Matthew Kelly brought his “Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose” message to 900 people who filled All Saints Church on Sept. 19. Mr. Kelly spoke in three sessions, with …