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.

AUGUST CALENDAR: Click here to keep track of all the events going on this month.

BELK SALE: CCW will be selling tickets after both Masses on

Aug. 17-18 for the Belk’s Back-to-School Charity Sale on Saturday, Aug. 24.  Participating charities sell $5 tickets (one per customer), and the charity that’s selling tickets will earn 100% of the proceeds. Customers who purchase a ticket receive their $5 back at the register on Belk purchases on Aug. 24. Please stop by after Mass and get your ticket!

PARISH DIRECTORY UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who had their photos taken for the 2018-19 section of our in-house parish directory. This year’s insert for the white binder will be coming the first of September. Make sure to pick up your section when it arrives!

CCD REGISTRATION  FOR 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR:  Registration has begun for the 2019-20 school year. There will be a table in the parish hall to get more information and your registration papers.

HOLY LAND ITEMS SALE: Three Kings Bethlehem olive wood group will be coming to St. Therese to sell olive wood articles after the Masses to support the families in the Holy Land the weekend of Aug. 17 and 18. They are a missionary group from Bethlehem that sells religious articles hand carved by Christian families from Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Because the situation in the country is very difficult, it is hard for the Christian minority to make a living in the Holy Land.  The sale of these items benefit the Christian families there and provides opportunities for them.

GOING ON VACATION? If you’re headed out of town, check out masstimes.org or catholicmasstime.org to find a daily or weekend Mass time near your vacation spot. Both sites make it easy to search for a church no matter where you are!

AREA MASS TIMES: St. Mary’s Oak Ridge has changed their Sunday Mass schedule.  The 10 a.m. and noon Masses are merging into a new 10:30 a.m. Mass.  The other Mass times will remain the same, with 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass, and 8 a.m. Sundays.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: The Social Action Committee is collecting School Supplies for Anderson County and Clinton Schools Teacher Depot!  The Depot is a place where educators can shop for FREE supplies and materials to meet the needs of their students. Please consider making a donation of basic supplies, and place your donations in the box provided in the parish hall throughout July, August, and September.

THIRD QUARTER MINISTRIES: If you are a Eucharistic minister of Holy Communion, a lector, an usher, or a server, click here to download or print the ministry list for July, August, and September dates. You can always find this list by clicking on Mass Schedule above and then clicking Ministers’ Schedule. Remember that if you cannot make your scheduled date, please find a replacement.

PRAY THE ROSARY: All are welcome to join us praying the rosary before Mass on Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and the first and third Sundays of each month at 10:30 a.m.

PARISH COUNCIL – Please welcome Melissa Brown and Dena Helus, the newest members of St. Therese Parish Pastoral Council. They join Chris Hart, Jean Chiaro (secretary), Anthony Papa (vice chair,) and Cathy Hundley (chair) as representatives of the parish to advise and direct Deacon Dan and Fr. Richard. Please direct comments, questions, and concerns regarding our parish to them at any time!

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.

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 throughout the summer of 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.

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.

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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