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

—Fr. Julius

APRIL CALENDAR: Just another way to view what’s going on in the parish. Our monthly calendar can be difficult to find sometimes on our site, so here it is if you need it: APRIL 2018.


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.

APRIL: We are collecting canned fruit this month. Please drop your donations off in the designated box in the parish hall.

Mark Your Calendar: Father will deliver his annual State of the Parish Address at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2. All parishioners are encouraged to attend. The meeting is expected to be about one hour, followed by a parish dinner catered and provided by the parish. Those who are coming from work are welcome to come when you are available. A sign-up sheet will be in the parish hall to RSVP for catering purposes.

COUNCIL OPENINGS: The Parish Council has two openings this spring. The group meets with the pastor of St. Therese monthly to discuss plans, problems, ministries and Issues in our parish.  Please email Fr. Julius at frjabuh@gmail.com with a short written statement about your life in the church and why you would like to serve. Nominations are due by Sunday, May 6 , to be approved by Fr. Julius.

RUMMAGE SALE: CCW’s Spring Rummage Sale will be Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28. Setup will be on Wednesday, April 25, and Thursday, April 26. Donations may be dropped off during office hours or before or after Mass. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

ST. THERESE ANNUAL PICNIC: There will be no First Weekend Fellowship in May. Instead, please make plans to join us at the St. Therese Annual Picnic on Sunday, May 20, after Mass. More details to follow! Sign-up sheets for helpers are in the parish hall.

2018 MASS INTENTIONS: We have a new form for requesting Mass intentions. If you wish to have Mass said for a loved one, please pick up a blue form from the sign-up table in the parish hall and follow the instructions.

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. 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.

RCIA: Classes meet 6:30 p.m. Mondays in the parish office conference room. Contact Dave McCune if you would like more information about this program. His contact information can be found in the weekly bulletin.

Adoration: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Friday after the 9 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 Field: 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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