Dear Cathedral Parish Family,

On May 28th, 1994, I was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Knoxville. The last 30 years have been a fantastic journey of faith, hope, and love. I am grateful to God and to each of you for the great gift of the priesthood that I have been able to share with you.

On the weekend of May 18th and 19th, I would like to celebrate with you in gratitude for these 30 years of service to God and His Church. I will be celebrating a Mass of Thanksgiving on Saturday, May 18th at 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 19th at 9, 11, and 1 p.m. I would love to have the chance to pray with each of you.

I would also like to invite you to a reception in the Cathedral Hall after the 9, 11, and 1 p.m. Sunday Masses on May 19th. Please know of my great love for each of you and my joy at being able to serve you as your Pastor.

In Christ,

Fr. David Boettner
Rector, Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus