Faith in the risen Lord

Holiest week of the year arrives as Bishop Stika celebrates Chrism, Easter Masses  By Dan McWilliams Calling it a “great joy” at one Mass, Bishop Richard F. Stika celebrated the liturgies and services of Holy Week: Palm Sunday, the Chrism Mass, the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, …

On the road again

Bishop Stika resumes a full confirmation schedule as youth prepare to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit By Dan McWilliams Bishop Richard F. Stika is back on the road conferring confirmations after COVID paused most of his celebrations of the sacrament last year, and no one may be any …

St. Joseph the Worker honored by St. Joseph the Worker

In a year dedicated to the father of Jesus, Bishop Stika confirms youth of namesake parish By Bill Brewer For 16 confirmands at St. Joseph the Worker Church in Madisonville, and scores of others at churches throughout the Diocese of Knoxville during this confirmation season, being compared to the Apostles …

Bishop Stika leads confirmation Masses for DOK youth, adults

Cathedral services host nearly 2,000 confirmands, 20,000 people From staff reports Bishop Richard F. Stika began a month-long series of Mass celebrations on April 6 to offer the sacrament of confirmation to nearly 2,000 youth throughout the Diocese of Knoxville. Bishop Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali have been celebrating up …

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2018 diocesan confirmations to be held in new cathedral

To mark the dedication of the new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on March 3 and the 30th anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville’s founding, Bishop Richard F. Stika will celebrate the sacrament of confirmation for all diocesan parishes in the cathedral next spring. Bishop Stika is …

Perspective from a child of God

By Rhetta Botts From the perspective of someone who converted to Catholicism and was confirmed during the high school years, I can say that I wish I had received the graces sooner. “Confirmation isn’t magic,” Sister John Catherine Kennedy, OP, once told me. We must desire the graces, and we must …

Bishop Stika lowers confirmation age to fifth, sixth grades

By Rhetta Botts Following an extended period of study, the age of confirmation in the Diocese of Knoxville is being lowered to a middle-school grade level. Bishop Richard F. Stika has announced that the confirmation age will drop from high school to fifth and sixth grades. With this change, Bishop Stika …