• Friday, Feb. 23 — Stations of the Cross led by Parish Council
  • Friday, March 2 — Stations of the Cross led by CCW
    (Mary’s Way of the Cross)
  • Friday, March 9 — Stations of the Cross led by RCIA
  • 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

DEEPEST CONDOLENCES: Thelma Czarnecki, a beloved parish member, was buried this week after her death on Tuesday, Feb. 13. We extend our condolences to her immediate family and all those in her St. Therese faith family who said goodbye on Friday. Her smile and kindness will be truly missed. May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.

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 Nigh 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.

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.

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.

CCW: Join the women’s group at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, to hear Christine White with Catholic Charities. She will be the guest speaker and there will be a short CCW meeting following her talk.

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.

Clinton Thrift Store/Drop Off Location 208 S Main Street, Clinton. Phone: (865) 521-0770 x305
Store Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; closed Sunday
Drop-Off Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; closed Sunday

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