WELCOME!

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.




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


CCW RUMMAGE SALE: Don’t miss our annual spring rummage sale! Shopping days are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 18. There will also be a bake sale both days, so stop and satisfy your sweet tooth! Donations are being accepted, and help is needed 4-9 p.m. Wednesday and 9:30 a.m.?? Thursday for setup. Please consider coming up to church to lend a hand during either of those times.


CCW END-OF-YEAR DINNER: The ladies of the CCW will meet 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, at Harrison’s.  A sign-up list is in the parish hall.


BBQ FOR YOU: If you missed the parish picnic, you can still get some of the tasty pork!  Pulled pork and roasted pig are for sale for $8 per pound, or get 2 lbs. and BBQ sauce for $20!  Get it before its gone!


YOUTH GROUP: St. Therese Youth Group will be having a “Cornhole and Cookout” on May 19.  More information available soon!


FOOD PANTRY:  Social Action Committee will be collecting nonperishable food and personal hygiene items. Please consider bringing in donations to help local food pantries. Canned protein items such as tuna, canned chicken, beef stew, etc. are needed. As always, ANY items are appreciated.


SPIRITUAL ADOPTION: St. Therese will be participating in this Pro-Life program in which participants pledge to pray for nine months for a baby in danger of abortion. During each month of the program, the “spiritual parents” are given information about their baby’s development in the womb. While this child will remain unknown to his or her ‘spiritual parent’, God knows who the child is.  Many people have found that naming ‘their child’ helps to keep them focused on the reality that their prayers are helping to save a particular baby from the harm of abortion. While it is not always possible to see the particular effects of prayer, we know through Scripture that God wants us to pray, and we know by faith that He answers all prayers.


CRS RICE BOWLS: Please return your Lenten Rice Bowls with your donation to the box provided in the parish hall by Sunday, May 19, 2019!  Thank you for your generosity!


CALLING ALL VOICES: If you feel called to participate musically in church (cantor, instrument, etc.) please contact Mary Tuskan at the number listed on the inside front page of the bulletin. The choir is always looking for new members!


AMAZON SMILE: AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to St. Therese. To do this, simply click here or enter this website address into your search bar: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/62-1330400. Every item available for purchase on www.amazon.com is also available on AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages.


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: 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.


2ND 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 April through June. 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.


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. Thank you to the Ritz Theater, our newest ad patron!


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 jander3601@aol.com.


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 www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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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On Sunday, Nov. 23 — the last Sunday of the Church’s liturgical calendar — St. Therese celebrated the Feast of Christ the Universal King. We were blessed with the presence of the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, who were in their full regalia and assisted during the Mass. The Mass ended with a procession of the Blessed Sacrament and a Benediction.

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