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

Parish Communication Survey 

We would appreciate your help if you have not yet completed our parish survey on Communications Technology. It should take no more than 5 minutes and the responses are anonymous. If you have completed it, thank you. Your response will help us with how we can best communicate messages to our parishioners and make faith-based programs readily available. Your input would be very helpful. Here is the survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XKS29GK

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We encourage you to sign up for this free Flocknote subscription to receive our parish emails and texts.  Father Ray Powell, pastor of St. Thomas, and many of our ministries use Flocknote to provide regular information updates to the parish.  You can also text to join: For English: Text STALC to 84576.  Para Español: Texto SATLC a 202-765-3441.


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St. Thomas Clergy and Staff

STA Staff 11.10.2020

Global Synod

Thank you for participating in the Synod Survey, an anonymous diocesan online survey that addressed questions about our Catholic faith and the universal Catholic Church. St. Thomas the Apostle placed 6th of the 51 parishes in the diocese for participation-- with more than 220 respondents.  In October, Pope Francis began a three-year synodal journey of consultations and discernment, which will culminate with an assembly of the world's bishops in October 2023. Catholics around the world are being asked for their thoughts. Results from the survey and from in-person "listening sessions" will be used to form a report from the Diocese of Knoxville which will then be sent to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Staff/email links:

Father Ray Powell

Father Julian Cardona