The Dedication Stone Pilgrimage allows parishioners across the Diocese of Knoxville to view a marble stone blessed by Pope Francis at the Vatican on Oct. 14, 2015. The stone, quarried from property in East Tennessee, is roughly the size of a ceiling tile and weighs 19.5 pounds. It will be placed in the narthex of the new Sacred Heart Cathedral at the conclusion of construction sometime in early 2018. Members of the Knights of Columbus of the Diocese of Knoxville will escort the dedication stone to stops at all of our diocesan parishes, mission churches, and Catholic schools. The stone will be in our parish May 13th through the 20th.