KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Flying priests, blessing homes, is happening this Easter weekend with many staying at home to worship from a distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Along with Easter Sunday, this weekend for those practicing the Catholic faith also marks Holy Saturday, the day Jesus rested in the tomb.
Two local priests from the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus in Knoxville are doing a sacred Holy Saturday fly-over to bless participating homes.
In-person Mass has been suspended since last month, with the Sacred Heart Cathedral streaming Mass online to practice social distancing.
At 10 a.m, Saturday, Fr. David and Fr. Arthur will take off to fly around the city of Knoxville to bless homes. Participating homeowners are invited to place out a designated container of water, which the friars will also bless as they fly over the city.