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.
Parish Office Hours
Contact us: (865) 986-9885
Friday 9 a.m-noon
Closed noon-12:30 p.m. for lunch
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
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.
St. Thomas Clergy and Staff
- Fr. Ray Powell, Pastor
- Fr. Julian Cardona, Associate Pastor
- Deacon Sean Smith, Deacon
- Deacon John Krepps, Deacon
- Deacon David Egan, Deacon
- Lupe Cortes, Executive Assistant to the Pastor
- Joe Piscitello, Business Manager
- Deb Reinhart, Bookkeeper
- Jill St. Yves, Director of Religious Education
- Joel Studer, Director of Youth Ministry
- Randy Tarpley, Facilities Coordinator
- Marla Sloane Emerson, Music Coordinator
- Brenda Gonzalez, Receptionist
Father Ray Powell
Father Julian Cardona
Stay connected to St. Thomas the Apostle
Father Ray Powell, pastor of St. Thomas the Apostle, recognizes the importance of our parish family and the need for our parish to stay informed about activities, ministries, and events. Flocknote is an email/texting system for parishes and is the primary method we will use as a parish to keep you informed.
We encourage you to sign up for this free Flocknote subscription to receive our parish emails and texts. Fr. Ray and many of our ministries use Flocknote to provide regular information updates to the parish.