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Are YOU planning to attend "Chat with the Cardinals" that Bishop Stika is hosting on Sunday, March 4, 7:00 pm at the Cathedral in Knoxville?

Or do you know anybody who is?

Their topic is "the legacy of Pope John Paul II, it's free, and the public is invited.

So, our sister Julianne Wiley is hoping to catch a ride, if possible. And she has even said she can contribute for gas expenses.

If you can help, she would be hugely grateful. Please email Julianne Wiley at
Thank you 🤗
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‼️The new Cathedral Dedication Mass on Saturday, March 3rd is a Ticket Required Celebration – you must have a ticket to enter the Cathedral.‼️

The new Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville, Tenn., will be dedicated on March 3, 2018. The Diocese of Knoxville will celebrate the dedication of its new cathedral throughout the year with special events and Masses. 2018 also marks the 30th anniversary of the Diocese of Knoxville. See pictures below for a list of Masses and events.
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Sunday, February 18, 2018


MARK 1:12-15

Friends, we have come to the great and holy season of Lent. Lent is, by its nature, a desert time, a time of simplicity, purification, and asceticism. We notice today in Mark’s account of the temptation that the Spirit himself led Jesus into the desert.

In so many of the great figures of salvation history—Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Isaiah, Jeremiah, David—a period of testing is required before they can commence their work. We see the same thing in the initiation rituals of tribal peoples as well—and you can see it in Luke Skywalker’s initiation in Star Wars.

The desert represents a stripping away so as to make the fundamental things appear. In the desert, there are no distractions or diversions or secondary matters. Everything is basic, necessary, simple. One survives or one doesn’t.

One discovers in the desert strengths and weaknesses he didn’t know he had. It is like the purifying of a metal in fire. Now, Jesus didn’t have sin to deal with, but in his humanity, he knew temptation. Before we’re ready to resume our work, we have to go with him into the wilderness.
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Calendars for 18-25 Feb. 2018
‼️Latin Mass is always at 3 PM. Pls disregard our mistake below that mentions it at 8 AM.
‼️Church office CLOSED 19 Feb.
‼️CHRP on Tuesday is at 6:30 pm, not 5:30 pm.
((😢 We apologize for mistakes.))
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Knights of Columbus Friday Lenten Fish Fry at St. Mary’s Gym: Come join us for all you can eat fish, fries, coleslaw, and grill cheese sandwiches. Dessert is available for a donation with proceeds going to St. Mary’s 8th grade. Doors open from 5PM to 7PM starting on Friday February 16 and continuing on each Friday with the last event on March 23. Cost is $10/Adult, $8/Youth, and kids under 8 years free. We accept cash, credit, or check. Carry out is available at $8/meal. Follow event at Facebook “Friends of St. Mary’s Johnson City TN” St. Mary’s K of C Lenten Fish Fry’s 2018. All proceeds from this event are used to fund Parish needs.
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