Dear Cathedral Parish Family,

Based on current CDC guidelines, Today I am suspending all public gatherings on our campus until March 31st with the following exceptions:

1) Public Masses will continue with social distancing measures and disinfecting procedures observed.
2) Wednesday evening Adoration (5:30 pm-6:30 pm) will be held with social distancing and disinfecting procedures observed.
3) Friday Evening Stations of the Cross will be prayed and open to the public with social distancing and disinfecting procedures observed.
4) Previously scheduled funerals, weddings, and baptisms may be held without receptions if they cannot be rescheduled for a later date. Social distancing and disinfecting procedures should be observed.

5) Communion to the homebound will be suspended except for Viaticum. Those who have been bringing communion to the homebound should continue to make weekly contact by phone and invite them to spiritual communion. If someone is in danger of dying, please immediately notify all three priests so that we can attend to them.

We will be evaluating this suspension to determine if we can return to normal activities after March 31st.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

In Christ,

Fr. David

Very Rev. David A. Boettner, V.G.
Vicar General – Diocese of Knoxville
Rector – Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus