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.
CREED on Wednesday! Wednesday session, April 23, begins with dinner at 6:00pm. Sunday session, April 27, begins with dinner at 5:00pm. Dinner will be: chicken tenders, mac ‘n cheese, green beans, rolls, and a special dessert! A donation of $3 per person is suggested. CREED is part of our religious education program where families come together for fellowship and faith formation.
There will be no Religious Education classes Sunday morning or Youth Group Sunday evening, April 27. Families will come to CREED either Wednesday evening or Sunday evening.
Do you have a family member or friend who is interested in learning about the Catholic faith?
Do you know someone who was baptized Catholic as an infant, but never received any other sacraments, or attended religious education or Mass while growing up?
Are you a visitor, curious about what the Catholic Church teaches? Perhaps thinking about joining the Catholic Church?
We will host a Meet-and-Greet evening to introduce our upcoming Inquiry series. Join us on Wednesday, April 23, at 7pm in Room 118 in the Family Life Center to learn more! If you are unable to attend our Meet & Greet on Wednesday but are interested in joining us for the inquiry series, you are welcome to come to our first session on Sunday, April 27, at 10:15am in Room 109 of the PFLC. For more info, please call Edie Shanahan or the parish office.
Beginning Tuesday, April 22 we will more fully use the controlled access doors to the parish family life center. This means that you will need to go to the left-most door to the parish family life center to be buzzed into the building. Next to the exterior controlled access doors, there is a camera and intercom so that we can monitor who is coming to the door.
All of the PFLC exterior doors will remain locked at all times, except for Sundays or when other large activities/events are going on. If you have a building key, that key will still work and you will not set off any alarms by using it.
In addition, the interior office door now will remain locked at all hours and you will need to be buzzed into the office.
Eventually, all keys will be virtually eliminated and anyone needing access to the building after-hours will receive a card-key.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this transition,
Fr. Doug and the parish staff
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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.