• Friday, March 16 — Stations of the Cross led by Sunday School
    (for children and adults)
  • Friday, March 23 — Stations of the Cross led by Spiritual Life
    (with musical presentation by choir)
  • Friday, March 30 — NO FISH FRY (Good Friday) Stations at noon


St. Therese Catholic Church, as a happy faith community, welcomes you with joyful hearts to our church.  Celebrate the gift of life with us, whether newly arrived or longtime registered.

If you are not registered and want to belong to this happy family of worshipers, please stop after mass by the church hall or the parish office to pick up a registration form or call us at:  (865) 457-4073

—Fr. Julius

LENTEN SCHEDULE: As a testament to the active ministry life at St. Therese, we have printed a separate schedule containing many of the events going on in our parish until Easter. Please click here to see all of the opportunities available to get involved, increase your prayer life, become a part of Mass, and grow in your faith as we prepare for Easter Sunday.

March Calendar: Just another way to view what’s going on in the parish. Our monthly calendar can be difficult to find sometimes on our site, so here it is if you need it: March 2018

Joint Penance Service: A joint penance service will be held at St. Joseph Church in Norris for both parishes at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 19. All are welcome.

Social Action: We are collecting personal toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, shampoo, soap, etc.) as well as non-perishable food items for the month of March. Please drop your donations off in the designated box in the parish hall.

Laptops Needed: Fr. Julius is in need of gently used laptops for members both in and outside our community. If you have a laptop you no longer use, please consider bringing it to Mass or dropping it off at the parish office before Easter.

2018 Mass Intentions: We have a new form for requesting Mass intentions. If you wish to have Mass said for a loved one, please pick up a blue form from the sign-up table in the parish hall and follow the instructions.

First Weekend Fellowship Sign-up Sheet: The 2018 sign up sheet for First Weekend Fellowship is up on the wall next to the kitchen. Host families or groups set up drinks and food, and help clean up after the event. This is a fun and easy way to support your parish, and all expenses are reimbursed.

“A Biblical Walk Through the Mass”: The Thursday Night Scripture Study team will be leading a class titled “A Biblical Walk Through the Mass” 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and 1-3 p.m. Sunday, March 11. There is no cost and lunch will be provided. Click here to read more.

Choir Practice: If you are interested in singing at any Mass during Lent, Holy Week, or on Easter, then join our musicians for practice 6:30-8:30 p.m. every Wednesday beginning Feb. 28.

Rosary Recitation: Join us each Sunday in saying the rosary, starting at 10:30 a.m. before the 11 a.m. Mass each Sunday of Lent. All are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Easter Egg Hunt: The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be after the 11 a.m. Mass on Sunday, April 1. The event is open to all children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends age 10 and younger. Stop by the sign-up tables in the parish hall to see how you can help by donating toward the egg hunt or a small reception after Mass

Mark Your Calendar: Fr. Bill Kiel will be coming to St. Therese for his annual healing services after Masses on Monday, April 16, and Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m. each day.

Also: Father will deliver his annual State of the Parish Address on May 2. All parishioners are encouraged to attend!

Easter Flowers: Donations for Easter flowers to beautiful our church may be made with the envelopes provided on the sign-up tables in the parish hall or the one found in your monthly group of envelopes. The last day to donate in honor of or in memory of a loved one is Palm Sunday (March 25).

Bishop’s Appeal 2018: The 2018 Bishop’s Appeal has begun, and many of you have received or should receive your mailing from the diocese asking for a generous pledge for this year’s appeal. Your gift not only funds many of the operations of the Knoxville diocese but also services that are of great help to the ministries here in our parish. One way to show our gratitude to what God has given to us is to give back. Our parish goal is $13,000.00. With your support, we can reach and even exceed this goal. Thank you in advance for your support.

Grief Support Ministry: We have a grief support ministry to visit the sick and be with the dying and to help members who are grieving. Call the parish office or Joanne Anderson 865-809-1837 if you would like to join this support group.

Bible Study: This group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the parish hall. Anyone is welcome, and all are invited to join this group to discuss weekly topics.

Renew: Renew meets at 10:30 a.m. Friday in the parish hall. PLEASE NOTE: This is a new day, time, and meeting location for Renew.

Scripture Program: All are invited to attend the Scripture Program, which meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the parish hall. This weekly program on Thursday nights is open to everyone. Participants will read the upcoming Sunday readings and then have some discussion questions afterward. A sign-up sheet is in the parish hall. For more information, contact Pete or Jean Chiaro.

RCIA: Classes meet 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the parish office conference room. Contact Dave McCune if you would like more information about this program. His contact information can be found in the weekly bulletin.

Adoration: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Friday after the 9 a.m. daily Mass.

Eucharist to the Homebound: Just a reminder that Joanne Anderson is available to take the Eucharist to the homebound. If you know of anyone needing this service, please contact Joanne at 865-809-1837 or

Food Pantry

The Social Action Committee has changed the way it is collecting items for the Food Pantry. Each month, the committee will focus on a different need so as to supply the food pantry with high-demand items.

February: This month, the group will continue its collection of coats for the cold through the 28. Please check your closets and consider donating unwanted or unneeded coats or warm items such as gloves, scarves, and hats in good condition.

Social Action: On the second Monday of every month, several local restaurants will donate a portion of their sales to support Aid to Distressed Families of Appalachian Counties (ADFAC). Launched in 2013, “Dine and Donate” is a year-long event, with different restaurant participants each month.

Food City Gift Cards: Be sure to use these gift cards when shopping and purchasing gas. They make great gift ideas as well. They can be purchased after every Mass on Saturday and Sunday. They are also available 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday at the parish office.

Kroger Community Rewards Program: Please support St. krogerTherese parish by shopping at Kroger.  It’s easy to enroll in Kroger Community Rewards.  To get started, sign up with your Kroger Plus card online at and select St. Therese account NPO #80264. Once you’re enrolled, you’ll earn rewards for our parish every time you shop and use your Kroger Plus card. If you need help registering, please come to the parish office. Thank you in advance for your continuous support.

Corners of Your Field: We create an opportunity for everyone to play a role in helping those in need and experience the joy it brings.

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