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.
Ash Wednesday and Lenten Update
Ash Wednesday Mass Schedule
10:00 a.m. English
6:00 p.m. English
7:30 p.m. Spanish
During this time of the pandemic, the Holy See has modified the method of distribution of ashes: The priest will address all who are present and say once: "Repent and believe in the Gospel" or "Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return." The priest will then cleanse his hands, and with a mask on his face will distribute the ashes individually to those who come forward by sprinkling ashes on the head of the worshiper instead of placing ashes directly on the forehead.
Stations of the Cross During Lent
Stations of the Cross in English will take place on Fridays at 6 p.m.
Stations of the Cross in Spanish will take place on Fridays at 7 p.m.
The Lenten fish frys are cancelled due to food restrictions during the pandemic
Office Hours/Contact our Parish Office: (865) 986-9885
Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Closed 12:00 PM-12:30 PM for lunch
- 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
- Jim Polhamus, Liturgical Coordinator
- Marla Sloane Emerson, Music Coordinator
- Brenda Gonzalez, Receptionist
Saturday 7:00 PM Spanish Vigil
Sunday 9:00 AM
Sunday 11:30 AM
Mon-Fri 8:30 AM
Saturday 9:00 AM
Tuesday: 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
or by appointment
Online Giving and Parish Support
Your financial support of the vital ministries of St. Thomas the Apostle is crucial and appreciated. We ask that you prayerfully consider weekly online giving as a way to sustain our parish. Online giving is secure and easy to use. Online giving ensures a steady flow of support for the ministries that are vital to our parish throughout the year.
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.