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.
Looking for something to energize your Spiritual Life? – Try Alpha
Alpha is a program that presents the basic core beliefs of the Christian faith in a challenging, fun, and life-changing way. The course is for faithful members of the church as well as those who are going through the motions.
The Alpha Course, an eight-week program begins on September 9th, at 6:15 PM. The program starts with a wonderful cooked meal, followed by a presentation and then discussions on that presentation. Over the years, participants have said that “Alpha will challenge your faith in a way that will move your faith from your head to your heart.” .
Alpha participation is limited so register early for this session!
Registration forms are available in the Church Narthex or by clicking HERE
Call Deacon Dave Pecot@ 458-9628 or Jill St. Yves @ 986-9885 for more information.
HIS REAL PRESENCE and HOLY HOUR
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Father Doug will help us understand and explore our Catholic belief that in the Eucharist, Jesus Christ, is really present, under the appearance of bread and wine, giving us life and healing. No registration necessary. We will meet in the church.
St. Thomas Casino Night
Friday, September 26, 2014
6:30 – 10:00 pm
Second Collection 8/23 and 8/24 for Catholic School Tuition Support in the Diocese of Knoxville
The Diocese of Knoxville Catholic schools provide spiritual and intellectual growth for over 3,100 students. In today’s world, our families are facing a greater need for financial tuition support. There are ten schools in the Diocese, including two high schools, Notre Dame in Chattanooga, and Knoxville Catholic High School. In addition to the two high schools, the diocese includes eight elementary schools: St. Jude and Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Chattanooga, Sacred Heart Cathedral School, St. John Neumann and St. Joseph in Knoxville, St. Mary’s School in Oak Ridge, St. Dominic School in Kingsport and St. Mary’s in Johnson City.
The families who will benefit from your donations would otherwise be unable to provide a Catholic education for their children. Please prayerfully consider giving to the second collection the weekend of 8/23 and 8/24. You can also make a donation online by going to www.donate.dioknox.org or if you are an online giver at St. Thomas, you may click here to give through our WeShare site. After you login, click on “Make a Gift to Catholic Schools Tuition Support”. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. May God bless you for your generosity.
DIOCESAN HOMECOMING FAMILY DAY CELEBRATION AND MASS
Bishop Stika invites you to join him on Saturday, September 13th for our “Diocesan Homecoming” Family Day Celebration and Closing Mass” on the campus of Knoxville Catholic High School. Admission is FREE and a Domino’s catered lunch is provided. This day marks the conclusion of our Silver Jubilee Year of Celebration which we opened last year with our Eucharistic Congress. Our day of fun activities for all ages begins at 10:00 am and concludes with an outdoor Mass celebrated by Bishop Stika beginning at 4:00 pm (fulfilling the Sunday obligation). Visit the diocesan webpage at www.dioknox.org/homecoming/, for more details and please register so as to assist us with better planning our complimentary food and beverages.
NOVEMBER, 2014 BALLOT QUESTION ON ABORTION
In November, Amendment 1 will state: Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion. The people retain the right through their elected state representatives and state senators to enact, amend, or repeal statutes regarding abortion, including, but not limited to, circumstances of pregnancy resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother. Because of a radical 4 to 1 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court in 2000, TN now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. In 2008, 23.7% of abortions were sought by women residing out-of-state. "YES on 1" is a non-profit pro-life group that is helping to spread the word and educate TN residents about this important ballot measure. Please see this site for more information. www.yeson1tn.org VOTE YES on Amendment One!
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Soccer Academy…every Wednesday
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Contact info…need cell phone numbers for S & F informational text chain 865-310-5440 text Kevin your name and numbers.
Learn more about online giving and the opportunities for giving at St. Thomas the Apostle
To receive more information on the Liturgical Tribute Fund, please click on the chalice.
If you would like to donate flowers for the altar, please contact the parish office at 865-986-9885.
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.