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.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SEPTEMBER: Stay up to date by clicking here to see what’s happening this month at St. Therese Church.

CCW NEWS:  The CCW annual potluck will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the parish hall. The group will be discussing events and activities for the coming year. All the ladies of the parish (any age) are invited to join the group for an evening of fun and fellowship!

SECOND COLLECTION: Next weekend is the Second Collection for Diocese of Knoxville Deacon Program. Our Diocese is blessed with 72 permanent deacons serving in 33 parishes.  Additionally, there are currently 29 men discerning the diaconate in the Diocese of Knoxville.  Your donation helps with new deacon formation and the continuing education of ordained deacons in the diocese.  Deacons bring the Gospel and the gift of themselves to soup kitchens, food banks, prisons, and hospitals as well as to the parish in which they are assigned.  Thank you, and May God bless you for your generosity.

FIRST WEEKEND FELLOWSHIP: Please plan to join us after the Saturday and Sunday Masses on Oct. 6 and 7 for our First Weekend Fellowship. As a special treat for October, St. Therese will be providing roast pork as the main entrée and cooked by our own chef extraordinaire, Don McCarthy. Please bring side dishes to share with others. Drinks will be served and all are welcome.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Religious education classes are in full swing! This week, our Faith Formation classes Challenge and Conquest will be 6:45-8 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 19) in the parish hall, with supper served at 6:15. Team Leaders will meet the following week (Wednesday, Sept. 26) in the parish hall. Our Decision Point Class Schedule for our Confirmation students will be back together Sunday, Sept. 30, at 5:30 in the rectory. For more information and all our documents, click the Youth News tab above or find the calendar here.

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 begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19, and continues meeting on Wednesday evenings 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.

SEMINARIAN SUPPORT:  Please remember to pray for the dedicated men who are studying for the priesthood this year.  Stop by and pick up a Seminarian support form in the parish hall to show your support, and commit to praying for them, sending them encouraging letters, or support with a financial gift and get to know our Seminarians!  Their photos and address information are on the bulletin board.

2018 WALK FOR LIFE:  Choices Resources Center invites you to join us as we WALK FOR LIFE at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Oak Ridge Marina. You can also register online at www.choicesresource.com. Raising just $200 in pledges earns you a custom-designed T-shirt! Start signing up sponsors with the sponsor forms that are included in the bulletin. Or consider supporting one of our parishioners by signing their form in the parish hall. Contact the parish office for more information at 865-457-4073.

3RD QUARTER MINISTRIES LIST: If you are an usher, server, lector, or Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and do not yet have a hard copy of the ministries for July, August, and September, please click here to view the list. Contact the parish office for a hard copy or take one from the back of church by the sign-in sheet if you would like to take one home with you. If you are unable to keep your assigned ministry, please find a substitute.

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.

VIRTUS REQUIREMENTS: The Diocese of Knoxville is conducting the annual audit of the Virtus Program.  All parish volunteers are expected to turn in a copy of their updated VIRTUS online training reports before the end of June.  Just the one page showing your live training, training bulletins, and online training modules is sufficient, either email or bring to the office as soon as possible.  Thank you to all those that have sent in your reports!


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.

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.

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 (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 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Friday after the 7:30 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

{ Comments on this entry are closed }