Our parish is located in the heart of the scenic East Tennessee, not far from Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you are from this area or visiting, we welcome you to join us.
Reconciliation is available Tuesdays at 6:00PM and Saturdays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM.
You may also call the parish office to make an appointment at 865-986-9885.
Fish Fry is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Cost is $7.50 per person and children under 12 are $3.50.
To purchase tickets online, click on the Fish Fry picture!
Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
We are currently accepting applications for the position of Part-time Director of Music Ministries at St. Thomas the Apostle. The person in this position will support the Gospel message through song and challenge the choirs and assemblies to grow in their experience and expression of faith.
Responsibilities: Provides music for three weekend Masses, Holy Days, weddings and funerals and other events as needed. Develops cantors and accompanists. Directs, schedules and rehearses choirs. Recruits music volunteers. Serves as accompanist as needed (Clavinova).
Qualifications: Understanding of Roman Catholic Liturgy; degree in music or equivalent experience; minimum 5 years' experience working with choirs; solid keyboard, conducting, teaching and vocal skills; good interpersonal skills; ability to promote prayerful and engaging liturgies. Compensation commensurate with qualifications and experience. Start date June 2, 2014. Submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31, 2014.
The feedback from last year’s strategic planning process clearly indicated that our parish needs a much stronger focus and additional resources devoted to youth and family ministries. After prayerful consideration and significant planning, we are very pleased to announce the beginning of our new St. Thomas Sports & Family Ministry. This exciting new ministry will serve parish families, while introducing St. Thomas to many families in the surrounding community.
We are also very pleased to announce that Kevin Cooney has joined our parish staff as Director of Sports & Family Ministry. Kevin has been very active at St. Thomas since moving his family from South Florida to Loudon in June of 2008. Kevin and his wife, Mary Beth, are both very involved in St. Thomas activities and ministries including: VBS, Religious Education, CREED, Parish Council, and facility maintenance. He recently became a member of the Boy Scout Committee for Troop 770.
As Director of our Sports & Family Ministry program, Kevin will oversee planning and organizing recreational activities utilizing the new athletic field behind our church.
Additional details regarding Sports & Family Ministry will be coming in the weeks ahead. Please join us in welcoming Kevin to the St. Thomas staff!
Please help us to be attentive to those who are ill, homebound or in the hospital. Either the patient or family member must notify the parish office (865-986-9885) if they or a family member is ill or in the hospital. (We will not be notified by the hospital due to patient confidentiality.) Communion can be brought to the home or healthcare facility.