Stay Connected; copy of Notanda dtd March 18, 2020

a newsletter for priests and deacons
March 18, 2020
Diocesan resources for parishes and parishioners during coronavirus era
Dioceses and parishes around the world are now challenged with ways to stay connected to the faithful during the coronavirus pandemic. Imagine this situation even as recently as thirty years ago. The digital age and the technology we sometimes detest have provided resources that can build powerful links to stay connected to those that we serve. Since Monday, the Diocese of Knoxville’s website has received 20,550 visits compared to roughly 4,500 during a typical work week. The value of your parish website and other forms of parish communication, both electronic and printed, will be vital during this highly unusual time. We are striving to keep relevant by providing updated practical information and spiritual materials for you and your parishioners. We will continue to update the website as we move deeper into this unique (and we pray brief) time in our history.
Website streaming of Masses
If you haven’t already done so, please consider emailing the diocesan communications department if your parish is streaming any of your Masses to the internet. We would like to include your parish on our list.
Call to Love conference postponed

Due to CDC recommendations, the second annual Call to Love marriage enrichment conference is postponed. Once all the details are resolved, rescheduling information will be shared with you. It will not be earlier than May 9. Thank you for your patience and prayers as the Office of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment navigates this disruption. Be sure to take steps to protect yourself and others.

Accepting Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund 2020 applications
The Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund is now accepting grant applications. Parishes are invited to complete a 2020 application to request matching funds to help support local, parish-based charitable ministries. The purpose of the Pope Francis Charitable Trust Fund is to foster and accelerate charitable outreach at the parish level in the Diocese of Knoxville. An application was mailed to your parish on February 28. Applications for 2020 matching fund requests must be received by March 31, 2020. Please contact Allison Di Gennaro with questions.
2020 PFCTF Application instructions
2020 PFCTF Electronic Application
CETF applications and deadline

Catholic Education Trust Fund (CETF) applications are now available here. Applications are due no later than May 4 and should be sent to Father Richard Armstrong. Applications must be typed and can be filled out electronically.

COVID-19 documents from diocesan Human Resources Office
Please see the attached documents provided by the diocesan Human Resources Office which convey important information from CVS Caremark about prescriptions and general information from United Healthcare regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Masses and Events

April 7
Chrism Mass
7 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

April 12
Easter Sunday
Special collection for Diocesan Seminarian Education

April 23-25

KDCCW Convention
at St. Patrick Church, Morristown

April 28

Presbyteral Council Meeting
11 a.m. at the Chancery

May 19

General Priest Meeting
11 a.m. at the Cathedral Parish Hall, Knoxville

May 30

Mass of Ordination
11 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

May 31

Diocesaon-wide Confirmation Mass
4 p.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

June 1-4
Annual Priests Convocation

August 16

Special collection for Diocesan Catholic School Tuition Support

September 20

Special collection for Diocesan Deacon Formation

October 26-29

Lake Junaluska Retreat

Diocesan Events Calendar
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