Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, March 28/29 (usual Mass schedule).
Ecumenical Prayer Service, Wednesday, April 1 at noon, followed by lunch in the Parish Family Life Center
Wednesday, April 1, Mass at 6 followed by adoration until 7:30
Holy Thursday, April 2 at 7 pm (bilingual)
Friday, April 3, outdoor Stations of the Cross at 11:30 am (bilingual)
Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday), April 3 at 7 pm (bilingual)
Easter Vigil, April 4, 8 pm (bilingual)
Easter Sunday, April 5, 10 am and 1 pm (Spanish)
Living Our Faith Weekend begins on Saturday, April 18 at 9:30 a.m. on the Knoxville Catholic High School/All Saints Church campus with the Following Jesus Conference. Curtis Martin, the founder and CEO of FOCUS, the Fellowship of Catholic University Students will speak at the Knoxville Catholic High School Gymnasium. As part of the same conference, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Diocese of New York, will speak at 1:30 p.m. at All Saints Church in Knoxville. Cardinal Dolan will also celebrate Mass at All Saints at 2:30 p.m.
There is no admission charge for the Following Jesus Conference, but space is limited and tickets are required. Register now!
Tickets for the Conversation with the Cardinals event on April 18 are selling quickly and the Tennessee Theatre informs us a sellout is realistic. All proceeds above expenses will go directly to our St. Mary’s Mobile Medical Clinic. This is sure to be an informative, entertaining and spiritual night—perhaps unlike any other in the history of our diocese and we want to be sure every parishioner has an opportunity to attend.
Both of these events lead-up to 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 19 which celebrates both the groundbreaking for our new Cathedral and the 80th birthday of Cardinal Justin Rigali.
Lent Penance Service
Our Lent Penance Service is this Tuesday, February 24, at 7 pm. We will be joined by Fr. Mike Nolan, Fr. David Carter and Fr. Jerry Daniels. “The confessional,” says Pope Francis, is “an encounter with the Lord’s mercy which spurs us on to do our best. A small step, in the midst of great human limitations, can be more pleasing to God than a life which appears outwardly in order but moves through the day without confronting great difficulties. Everyone needs to be touched by the comfort and attraction of God’s saving love, which is mysteriously at work in each person, above and beyond their faults and failings.” Please join us in celebrating this life-changing encounter with the Lord.
This Wednesday, February 25, is our monthly all-day adoration, 6 am -5:45 pm, Mass at 6, then adoration again from 6:40-7:30. “Jesus has remained in the Sacred Host for us so as to stay by our side, to sustain us, to guide us. And love can be repaid with love only.” Please consider making Eucharistic Adoration part of your Lenten journey.
Stations of the Cross
We will have Stations of the Cross every Friday in Lent at 7 pm.