St. Thomas the Apostle provides meaningful opportunities to guide adult parishioners in their faith journey, including Bible study, prayer, spiritual and personal growth, the lives of the saints; and formats, including men's and women's groups, group studies, missions, book clubs, small groups, and on-line programs through, among others. 

Coming Soon

Introduction to Ignatian Spirituality
May 26

Join the two-part virualy sessions via Zoom with Monica Armstrong on Wednesday, June 2 and 9 Click here to register. 

See all of the Clergy Conversations videos at the St. Thomas YouTube site by clicking here

Parish Mission led by Steve Ray
July 11-13

Originally scheduled in 2020, Catholic writer, speaker, and global traveler Steve Ray brings his ministry to St. Thomas the Apostle July 11-13, 2021. See an introductory video here. Register at Contact Penny Manczko with questions.


Adult Faith Formation Ministries

Tuesday Men's Group
The Tuesday Men's Group provides a setting when men can deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith. Areas covered are consistent with Adult Faith Formation (AFF) and include Bible study, Church history, the saints, prayer, the sacraments, and personal spiritual growth. 
Ministry Contact: Stu McFadden/865-458-3911

Walking with Purpose
This ministry is a means by which women can honestly share their spiritual struggles and embark on a journey that is refreshing to the soul.  The focus of Walking with Purpose is to help women know Christ; to know His heart, to know His tenderness, to know His mercy, and to know His love. The desire of Walking with Purpose is to speak to women’s hearts no matter where they are in life, baggage and all, and gently introduce truths that can change their lives.Click here to access the Walking with a Purpose website.
Ministry Contact: Penny Manczko/847-997-7369.

Book Club
Parishioners meet monthly to discuss a book that has been selected for the month's discussion. Titles are centered around various aspects of the Catholic faith designed to help participants come to a better and deeper understanding of their Catholic faith.
Ministry Contact: Donna Maloney/865-317-0368

Small Faith Communities
These groups help parishioners continue their faith journey through discussions. The materials used are consistent with Adult Faith Formation. Typically meetings take place in a parishioner's home.
Ministry Contact: Warren Hunt/865-657-3593

FORMED is a revolutionary digital platform that offers a wealth of informative and entertaining Catholic audio talks, ebooks, feature films, documentaries, and video-based study programs from trusted providers including Augustine Institute, Catholic Answers, Sophia Press, Knights of Columbus, Ignatius Press, St. Paul Center, and more.
Click here to access FORMED. 

Lead Contact:
Jill St. Yves, Director of Religious Education
865-986-9885, Ext. 15
[email protected]