We invite all to join us for Holy Mass – The Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time 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:


PARISH COUNCIL OPENINGS: Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) will have 4 vacancies starting this summer. Each parish council member serves three years, attends monthly meetings with other council members and our pastor, and is involved in parish activities. If you are interested in serving in this important role, please write a letter of your intention by June 15 to Fr. Richard Armstrong.  After nominations are received, we will have an election by parishioners. To serve in this role, you must be a registered member of St. Therese parish. Please feel free to discuss any questions with current or past parish council.

ROE V WADE MOVIE: Pete and Jean Chiaro are planning to show Roe v Wade in the church hall on Sunday afternoon, June 13 followed by a discussion and dinner.  More details coming soon

BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN – to support Pro-Life efforts of the Choices Resources Center in Oak Ridge

Thank you to all who have generously donated to the support of Choices Center.  We have received to date $360.  
If you have not returned your filled baby bottle, please return the bottle to the church or office soon.


ADOPT-A-GARDEN-PLOT  YES there are still some garden plots available!   Adopt-a-plot and help to beautify our church grounds!        

The landscaped areas have been divided into plots for adoption, and some have been adopted already! THANK YOU! Gratification guaranteed—relieve stress and enjoy the fruits of your labor with a beautiful garden! *The parish will reimburse any costs*   Your family, or you and a friend can pick out a plot you think matches your skills and time availability.  When you work on the plot is up to you.  There are plots with minimal needs and some that have major challenges; whatever you prefer!       * For more info call the office at 457-4073.


SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Confessions will be heard 4:15 p.m. Saturdays before the 5 p.m. Vigil.

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, sanitizing, 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
  • Sanitization
  • Liturgical Decoration
  • Garden maintenance

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 (social distancing, use of masks, routes through building). Please know we will adhere to rules regarding seating, church capacity, and receiving Holy Communion.

***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.