Chrism Mass leaves a lasting impression during ‘coronatide’

Bishop Stika presides at annual Eastertide service, with only priests, deacons, women religious celebrating By Bill Brewer It was a Chrism Mass unlike any other celebrated in the Diocese of Knoxville. Bishop Richard F. Stika presided at the annual Mass, which had to be rescheduled from its original day and …

‘It’s about church’

Chrism Mass brings together East Tennessee faithful By Dan McWilliams The 2019 Chrism Mass, No. 11 for Bishop Richard F. Stika, was a celebration of priestly fidelity, of the blessing of the oils used throughout the Church year, and of new and ongoing vocations to the priesthood and religious life. …

Bishop celebrates final Chrism Mass at current cathedral

Calling it ‘a very special time in our diocese,’ he welcomes more than 60 priests to the annual Holy Week liturgy By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika made an important announcement in his opening remarks at the 2017 Chrism Mass on April 11 at Sacred Heart Cathedral. “This is …

The presence of Jesus in our midst

Priests, deacons, religious, faithful gather together at Chrism Mass for Holy Week celebration By Dan McWilliams The priests, deacons, religious, and faithful from throughout the diocese who filled Sacred Heart Cathedral, the holy oils, the banners from every parish, the music—all combined to make the Chrism Mass on March 22 …

Chrism Mass, Easter Vigil highlight Holy Week services

Priests across diocese join as Bishop Stika consecrates sacred Chrism and faithful observe holiest time of year Chrism Mass overflow crowd estimated at 850 watched diocesan priests renew their vows of service and witnessed Bishop Richard F. Stika bless the holy oils that are used in the Church throughout the …