Contact Info

1580 St. Thomas Way
Lenoir City, TN 37772
P: 865-986-9885
F: 865-988-8230

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Please join us!

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.

Mass Times

Saturday 5:00 PM English Vigil
Saturday 7:00 PM Spanish Vigil
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM

Office Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
Closed 12:00 PM-12:30 PM for lunch

Eucharistic Adoration

Click on picture to view the schedule of Eucharistic Adoration.

Sacrament of Reconciliation

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.

Download - Pastoral Exhortation on the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

Link to USCCB information on the Sacrament of Reconciliation

Events

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Evenings with Father Doug

RECONCILIATION

Wednesday, September 10  6:30-8:00 pm

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Father Doug will enrich our understanding of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and its three elements:  conversion, confession, and celebration.  Our main intention in this sacrament is to reconcile with God like the “prodigal son” and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest.   By reading and listening to the Gospels, we understand how important forgiveness of our sins is for all of us. As we grow in holiness, we will have a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins, and a need for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. 

No registration necessary.  We will meet in the PFLC.

ALPHA

Alpha… It Can Change Your Life!

 

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

To view a video on the Catholic perspective on ALPHA, click HERE!

  

Call Deacon Dave Pecot@ 458-9628 or Jill St. Yves @ 986-9885 for more information.

 

CREED

CREED kicks off on Sunday, August 24th with a new twist this year.  Families can choose between an early session, 4:00-5:30PM or a later session, 6:30-8:00PM on CREED Sundays. Dinner will be served at 5:45PM for both sessions.  So, come to the early session and then eat dinner or eat dinner and stay for the later session-either way CREED is a faith formation experience for the entire family and a wonderful opportunity for fellowship together.

 

On August 24th, parents will have an opportunity to register for Religious Education and Youth Group and receive important information for the coming year.  We look forward to seeing all of our families at CREED this year.

Religious Education and Youth Ministry Begin in September

To register for the 2014-2015 Religious Education programs (Grades K-12),
please click on the picture below:
First Session for grades K-7 will be Sunday, September 7, 2014
First Session for Youth Group, grades 8-12 will be Wednesday, September 3, 2014

 

 

To pay Religious Education Fees online, please click here.

To download a Youth Ministry Brochure (grades 8-12), please click here.

To download a Religious Education Brochure (grades K-7), please click here.

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities starting soon!

ADULT FAITH FORMATION PROGRAMS FOR FALL

Time to register for the the Adult Faith Formation programs that will begin in September. Please stop by the registration table in the narthex after Mass.

Two exciting DVD programs will be offered simultaneously in morning sessions and evening sessions.
Fr. Robert Barron’s beautiful series, Catholicism, and Steve Weidenkopf’s, Epic. 

Please click here to see a booklet of all scheduled Adult Faith Formation programs for the year or go to the Adult Faith Formation page for more information.

 


 

A Journey through Church History Presented by Steve Weidenkopf

Mondays, September 8 – November 10             7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PFLC Facilitator – Jim Gescei
Thursdays, September 11 – November 13          9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PFLC Facilitator – Jill St. Yves

Church history is not just the recitation of popes, people, places and events: it is a story of adventure, intrigue,
rebellion, reform and devotion. The story is our story: this is our family. Come and learn the true story of the
Crusades, the Protestant Reformation, Spanish Inquisition, the major people and events of the past 2,000 years.
Discover how the Catholic Church helped build a great civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world.


 

Catholicism Presented by Fr. Robert Barron

Mondays, September 8 – November 10              7:00 PM – 8:30 PM PFLC Facilitator - Pam Wallace
Thursdays, September 11 – November 13           9:30 AM – 11:00 AM PFLC Facilitator – Deacon David Lucheon

What is Catholicism? In Catholicism, Fr. Robert Barron examines this question and more, bringing the mysteries of
the faith to life. Beautifully filmed in more than 50 locations around the world, the 10 sessions of Catholicism unlock
the beauty and truth of the Catholic Faith.

 

BULLETIN BOARD

 

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.


Evenings with Father Doug

RECONCILIATION

Wednesday, September 10  6:30-8:00 pm

St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church

Father Doug will enrich our understanding of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and its three elements:  conversion, confession, and celebration.  Our main intention in this sacrament is to reconcile with God like the “prodigal son” and to acknowledge our sins with true sorrow before the priest.   By reading and listening to the Gospels, we understand how important forgiveness of our sins is for all of us. As we grow in holiness, we will have a stronger sense of sin, sorrow for sins, and a need for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  No registration necessary.  We will meet in the PFLC.


ST. THOMAS CASINO NIGHT

Friday, September 26, 2014

6:30 – 10:00 PM

Please click here for more information!


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! 


PULPIT ANNOUNCEMENTS 

In an effort to improve and streamline parish communication, we will no longer be having announcements from the pulpit. If you would like to publicize events or information, please direct bulletin notice requests to Lupe at lupe@sthomaslc.com and for website requests, please email the webmaster at webmaster@sthomaslc.com

If you would like to make an announcement regarding a parish activity, please email the webmaster at webmaster@sthomaslc.com.

 

 

St.Thomas Staff

The staff of St. Thomas the Apostle welcome you. We are a vibrant and active parish that seeks to spread God's word and our faith with positive action. We are here to help you! 
Please click on the staff member names below for more information. 

Staff

Totus-Tuus

Family Fun Nite

Sports and Family Ministry

Soccer Academy…every Wednesday


 Fall Soccer Sign-up options:

  • During Soccer Academy 
  • Pick up a form in the St. Thomas parish offices
  • Print a form by following the link below to the Sports and Family page.

To only process an online payment for Fall Soccer click here.

For more information or to download registration form, click here!


 Contact info…need cell phone numbers for S & F informational text chain 865-310-5440 text Kevin your name and numbers.  


 

Retiro Pentecostes

Online Giving

 
 
 Click on the the above box to be redirected to the WeShare site.

Learn more about online giving and the opportunities for giving at St. Thomas the Apostle

Click here to see an Online Giving Flyer  

Online Parish Registration

To register online, click below.

 

Becoming Catholic

Are you interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic faith? Please click on the picture for more information!

Liturgical Tribute Fund

To receive more information on the Liturgical Tribute Fund, please click on the chalice.

 

 

Altar Flowers

If you would like to donate flowers for the altar, please contact the parish office at 865-986-9885.

 

Prayer Requests

Click on Picture to make a prayer request

Click on the picture to fill out online prayer request form.

Annointing

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. 

Celebrate St. Thomas Family Camp-out

Scripture

Weekly reading

Weekly reading

Readings for the Week of August 17, 2014

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