Cathedral Dedication Stone

The Children’s Faith Formation students learned about the Cathedral Dedication Stone in class on Wednesday night.  It was quarried from property in East Tennessee and representing the much larger cornerstone that weighs over a ton, was blessed by Pope Francis in the presence of Bishop Richard Stika and Cardinal Justin Rigali.  It was blessed in Vatican City by the Holy Father and is now on a pilgrimage stopping at every parish and mission in the Diocese of Knoxville.  It’s “pilgrimage” began in the “old” Cathedral church, and will conclude in the “new” Cathedral Church on the Solemnity of Christ the King on November 26, 2017.  Then, it will be placed within the Narthex (Gathering Area) of our new Cathedral Church.  Father Peter talked to the children too.

Cathedral Dedication Stone

Cathedral Dedication Stone

Fr. Peter and children

Fr. Peter and children

Father Peter and children

Father Peter and children

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