We invite all to join us for Holy Mass – on the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Sept 25& 269) at Saint Therese Catholic Church!  Saturday Vigil is at 5:00 pm and Sunday Mass is at 11:00 am.  

 Please note that according to the new Decree by Bishop Stika on May 19, 2021,  the dispensation to attend Holy Mass on Sundays and Days of Obligation has been lifted as of May 22/23.  Also, face masks will no longer be required.   Holy Water is now available for use in churches.

Please see full decree for more information.

*You can view live-stream at St. Therese at 11:00 am by clicking on the image below.

St. Joseph Church  • 3425 Andersonville Hwy, Andersonville, TN 37705

Live-stream of Mass at St. Joseph at 9am may be viewed by clicking the image below:


FEAST OF ST. THERESE OF THE CHILD JESUS is on Friday, October 1
 


 

Friday Oct. 1st and Saturday Oct. 2nd, 2021.

The setup will be Sept 29 (4pm-9pm) and Sept 30 (9:30 am—finish)   A sign-up sheet will be in the Parish Hall for all those wishing to help (many hands are needed).  You can start bringing in items on Monday Sept 13.  If the Church is closed, the Office will allow entry to bring in the donations.  Just stop by the office   M-Th 8:30-3:00 pm.

 


Council of Catholic Women CCW NEWS
* The CCW Pot Luck dinner has been canceled.

* CCW will have their first business meeting Tuesday Sept 21 at 6:30pm.  All Ladies of the Parish are invited. 


Parishes welcome new members into the Catholic Church through a process of education & faith sharing known as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).  This process includes several stages marked by prayer, study, and discussion.  Anyone desiring to join the RCIA sessions for this year please contact the Parish office or  David or Linda McCune (865) 457-5015.


 

DON’T MISS THESE IMPORTANT MESSAGES ON THE DIOCESE OF KNOXVILLE WEBSITE:

Bishop Stika Pastoral Letter: Sin and the Worthy Reception of the Holy Eucharist

Bishop Stika issues letter regarding Latin Mass in the Diocese  

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Confessions will be heard 4:15 p.m. Saturdays before the 5 p.m. Vigil or by appointment, by calling the office at 865-457-4073.  


THURSDAY NIGHT SCRIPTURE STUDY: All are invited to join us in studying the upcoming Sunday’s readings and gospel to help prepare for Sunday Mass.  The meeting is held in the parish hall, with social distancing seating. If you are interested, please contact Jean Chiaro at (865) 742-5137.


PRAY THE ROSARY:  Please join us in the recitation of the rosary before Mass on Saturdays before Mass, at 4:30 pm, and Sundays at 10:30 am. This devotion to Our Blessed Mother is needed now more than ever. On Mondays and Saturdays, we pray the Joyful Mysteries. Say the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays. The Glorious Mysteries are prayed on Wednesdays and Sundays. And the Luminous Mysteries are prayed on Thursdays.


FOOD CITY GIFT CARDS AVAILABLE AFTER MASSES AGAIN  St. Therese earns 5% for each gift card purchased and you can stop by after Masses to purchase in $25, $50 and $100 cards. Thank you so much for your support!


THE CALL TO VOLUNTEER: We have a small parish, but full of parishioners with big hearts that have given of their time and talents to help St. Therese through this pandemic. Your gift of time — whether ushering, lectoring, Eucharistic Minister or anything else — keeps our parish going. For those who have not signed up but are interested, or want more information, please contact the parish office at 865-457-4073.

The following ministries are needing volunteers at this time:

  • Lectors
  • Ushers
  • Eucharistic Ministers
  • Liturgical Decoration
  • Garden maintenance
  • Blessing Box

IF YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH, it is never too late to join us for an evening of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). RCIA is a journey into the Catholic Church through a process of education, faith sharing, and rituals including several stages marked by prayer, study, and discussion. Anyone desiring to join the RCIA sessions can contact the parish office (865-457-4073) or Dave and Linda McCune.


 

COVID-19 RESPONSE: For the health and safety of Fr. Richard, Deacon Dan, and all those who choose to attend Mass in person, we continue to follow the guidelines set by Bishop Stika and the Diocese of Knoxville. 

***GENTLE REMINDER: The Bishop has extended dispensation from Mass indefinitely for all those who are ill, vulnerable, or uncomfortable with going to church. St. Therese and St. Joseph will continue to live stream Sunday Masses.