We welcome you to St. Thomas and hope that you will soon feel like a part of our community of faith.

If you are visiting with us or have not registered at the parish, we would love to get to know you better! You may stop in the office to register or pick-up a registration form in church or even register online here. The Welcome Committee's mission is not only to help you to know about St. Thomas but to also help you feel like St. Thomas is your home and an extension of your family.

Masses Online
Saturdays at 7 p.m. (Spanish)
Los sábados a las 7 p.m. (en Español)
Sundays at 9 a.m. 

Click here to watch live stream of Masses

Parish Office Hours
Contact us: (865) 986-9885

Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m-noon

Closed noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch

Mass Times:
Saturday 5 p.m. English Vigil
Saturday 7 p.m. Spanish Vigil
Sunday 9 a.m.
Sunday 11:30 a.m.
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.

Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
or by appointment

Global Synod

In October, Pope Francis began a three-year synodal journey of consultations and discernment, culminating with an assembly of the world's bishops in October 2023 in Rome. Catholics around the world are being offered a unique opportunity to participate!  Pope Francis wants to know what you are thinking, and we are ready to listen. The key themes of this Synod are listening and discernment. To begin that process, the Diocese of Knoxville has created an online survey, which we hope all St. Thomas parishioners, friends, and family will take the time to fill out. 

You can take the survey using this link: https://synodsurvey.org/

You can also learn more about the Synod here: https://dioknox.org/synod-2023

This is an anonymous survey and it will offer valuable data that can be used to inspire discussion. As a follow-up to the survey, Father Ray is planning a series of town hall meetings for further feedback. Please look for future notices about this. Thank you in advance for your comments, thoughts, and prayers. 



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St. Thomas Clergy and Staff

STA Staff 11.10.2020

Staff/email links:

Father Ray Powell

Father Julian Cardona

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