Diocese holds Masses for legal, medical, first-responder, military communities

By Dan McWilliams The Diocese of Knoxville once again recognized the importance of the legal, medical, law enforcement-first-responder, and military professions in East Tennessee by celebrating Masses for their members. Members of the health-care professions were the focus of a special Mass at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart …

Blue Mass celebrates those serving in public safety

By Bill Brewer East Tennessee law-enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical responders took part in the Diocese of Knoxville’s Blue Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral on Oct. 2, where the reading from Habakkuk was especially poignant at a time when public safety personnel increasingly feel under pressure in their communities. …

Blue Mass recognizes public safety workers

Knoxville police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians were on hand Feb. 8 as Bishop Richard F. Stika presided at a Blue Mass in recognition of the public safety community. A Knoxville Police Department honor guard, surrounded by Knights of Columbus, stood in place at Sacred Heart Cathedral as the …