• Bishop-elect James Mark Beckman will be ordained and installed as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Knoxville on Friday, July 26, at 2 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center. Tickets are required to attend. The registration link for tickets, located below, will open on Monday, June 24, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

    “The Bishops, established by the Holy Spirit, succeed the apostles. They are ‘the visible source and foundation of unity in their own particular Churches.’ Helped by the priests, their co-workers, and by deacons, the bishops have the duty of authentically teaching the faith, celebrating divine worship, above all the Eucharist, and guiding their Churches as true pastors.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 938-939