St. Therese and the Diocese of Knoxville offices will be closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day.  


St. Therese Catholic Church, as a happy faith community, welcomes you with joyful hearts to our church.  Celebrate the gift of the Eucharist 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.

FEBRUARY CALENDAR: Click here to keep track of all the events going on this month!

YOUTH GROUP: The St. Therese Youth Group will meet 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, in the basement of the Admin Building.

WOMEN’S MEETING: The Cumberland Mountain Deanery Council of Catholic Women will meet 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at St. Joseph in Norris for coffee, business, Mass, lunch, and speaker Arlene Webb.  Reservations are due by Feb 18. Cost is $12.00/woman; pastors, free. St. Joseph invites every woman from the deanery to come.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Our Decision Point classes for Confirmation will meet 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, in the rectory. Those being confirmed should arrive that night with their saint’s name chosen. Challenge and Conquest team leaders will meet Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. in the parish hall. The Challenge and Conquest classes will meet Wednesday, Feb. 20. Supper will be served from 6:15-6:45, and class will be 6:45-8 p.m. For more information and all our documents, click the Youth News tab above or find the calendar here.

THE ROSARY: Please come early to Mass on Sunday Feb. 17 to say the rosary beginning at 10:30 a.m. followed immediately by 11 a.m. Mass. The rosary will also be said Saturday, Feb. 9, beginning at 4:30 p.m. before our Vigil at 5.

SOCIAL ACTION: Social Action Committee is collecting for the Annual Bottles for Baby campaign.  If you have not already, please pick up a baby bottle and fill it with change or a donation and return it by Sunday, Feb. 24, to help Choice’s Resource Center, a crisis pregnancy center in Oak Ridge. They minister to young girls who find themselves in crisis pregnancy situations.  They provide counseling, ultra sounds, parenting classes, baby supplies, and many more much needed services.

OLD PALMS: Looking for a way to dispose of your old palms from years past? Bring them back to church to be burned to make ashes for Ash Wednesday.  Please place them in the marked jar in the parish hall. The last weekend to bring them in is March 2 and 3.

YOUTH MINISTRY DAY OF ENRICHMENT: Gather with Parish Coordinators of Youth Ministry and core team members 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9, to share, learn, and reflect on your unique positions as disciples in today’s culture. All adults and parish teams who work with youth from Confirmation Preparation through Young Adults are invited to join us as we begin our Lenten Journey together. For more information, visit the Diocese of Knoxville website calendar and read the official announcement here.

MASS INTENTIONS: There are dates available for Mass Intentions for 2019.  Call now or stop by the office to request a specific date.

FIRST WEEKEND FELLOWSHIP: Please join us Saturday, March 2, and Sunday, March 3, for First Weekend Fellowship. The 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.

1ST QUARTER MINISTRIES LIST: If you are an usher, altar server, lector, or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you should have received your emailed copy of the ministry schedule for January through March. If you did not receive it via email, please call the parish office with your correct email address or click here to view it online. There are a few printed copies available in the parish hall by the sign-in book. If you are unable to keep your scheduled times, please remember to find a substitute to replace you. Thank you.

RCIA NEWS: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process that provides information about Catholic beliefs, how to live a Catholic life, and will, if desired, lead to becoming a member of the Catholic Church. RCIA meets at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays until the end of Easter. Anyone desiring to join the RCIA sessions for this year please contact the parish office or David or Linda McCune at (865) 457-5015.

BULLETIN ADVERTISING: The parish bulletin currently has space available for three advertisements. If you have a business or know of someone who has a business that they would like to advertise in our bulletin, have them stop by the parish office for pricing or call 457-4073.

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 beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. 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.

SCRIPTURE PROGRAM: All are invited to attend the Scripture Program, which meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the parish hall (and continues throughout the summer months). 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.

ADORATION: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is 9:30 a.m. every Friday after the 8:30 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

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 WORLD: 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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