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Ordination Mass postponed as Bishop awaits test results

The Mass of Ordination for seminarian Matthew Donahue to the Transitional Diaconate on Monday, June 19, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church has been postponed until further notice. This decision was made by Bishop Richard F. Stika following his announcement that he will self-quarantine for fourteen days after the possibility that he may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. ...

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Bishop Stika statement on DACA ruling

I was pleased to see the U.S. Supreme Court make a ruling this week which protected, for now, the status of young immigrants who are living, learning, and working in this country under the program we know as DACA—Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.  This program has given families who have been living with uncertainty, an opportunity for peace of mind, ...

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Recursos

Seminarios en la Web del SEPI Formación en línea La familia en tiempos del  COVID-19 . . Información sobre COVID-19 https://chci.org/covid19-community-resources/recursos-en-espanol/ https://www.inmigranteinformado.com/guides/coronavirus/ . Seminarios de NFCYM en Español https://www.gotostage.com/channel/4cdbc784946747f08da38c3303efe118 . LOFT Charlas de la Fundación de Herencia Hispana Charla sobre Salud Mental y Control de Ansiedad durante la crisis del COVID-19 Nuestra Comunidad Migrante durante la crisis del COVID-19 . ...

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Anuncios para la Comunidad

Distribución de Comida Todos los martes de 3 a 5 p.m. habrá una distribución de comida en el local de Las Señoras de la Caridad, 120 W Baxter Ave. Knoxville, TN 37917. La distribución será en carros. Acceso a Diversidad Cultural Clases de Ingles por Internet. Inglés Introductorio: Clases para principiantes. Serán todos los martes por 10 semanas  de 9:30 ...

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Diocese adjusts new meeting procedures in connection with COVID-19

Bishop Richard F. Stika has issued new directives regarding meetings and gatherings on diocesan and parish property. The new procedures take effect immediately and come as federal, state, and local health authorities continue to monitor the coronavirus pandemic. The new procedures allow for meetings to now include a maximum of 50 participants with the stipulation that safe distancing remains in ...

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Bishop Stika address racial issues; offers guidance and resources

I pray that the events of the last couple of weeks will force all of us to reflect on how God can guide us through injustice, tragedy, turmoil, and anger if we listen to Him. The horrific images of the death of George Floyd on May 25 were repulsive. The indifference and lack of respect on display around Mr. Floyd ...

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Bishop authorizes new Spanish and Latin Masses for Basilica

Bishop Richard F. Stika, working with Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul rector Father David Carter, has authorized the addition of a Traditional Latin Mass to the Basilica’s regular Sunday Mass schedule on a weekly basis. This Extraordinary Form Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday. A monthly Latin Mass was introduced at the Basilica five years ago. ...

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Bishop issues new directives for sacraments in response to COVID-19

In response to the continued monitoring of the coronavirus pandemic, Bishop Richard F. Stika has authorized updates to the way parishes can now administer the sacraments of the Catholic Church. The new directives cover the sacraments of baptism, confirmation, reconciliation, RCIA, weddings, and funerals. The decree is to take effect May 30-31 when public Masses resume in the Diocese of ...

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El Obispo Stika emite directrices para la reanudación de las Misas públicas – extiende dispensa

El obispo Richard F. Stika ha publicado una lista de procedimientos obligatorios que serán implementados por las parroquias para la reanudación segura de las celebraciones públicas de la Misa en la Diócesis de Knoxville el fin de semana de Pentecostés del 30 al 31 de mayo. Las misas públicas fueron suspendidas en la diócesis el 20 de marzo debido a ...

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Bishop Stika issues directives for resumption of public Masses- extends dispensation

Bishop Richard F. Stika has issued a list of mandatory procedures that will be implemented by parishes for the safe resumption of public Mass celebrations in the Diocese of Knoxville on the weekend of Pentecost, May 30-31.  Public Masses were suspended in the diocese on March 20 due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. “During this unprecedented time in history where we ...

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