We invite all to join us for Holy Mass – The Fourth Sunday of Easter, at Saint Therese Catholic Church!  Saturday Vigil is at 5:00 pm and Sunday Mass is at 11:00 am.

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


• Holy Mass is at St. Joseph at 9:00 am

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:


ADOPT-A-GARDEN-PLOT Do you enjoy being outside?  Do you like gardening?  Would you like to volunteer for your Church but have not decided how to contribute?   Why not adopt one of St. Therese’s outdoor areas to maintain?  The landscaped areas have been divided into plots for adoption.  You, 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.


WEEKDAY MASS TIME CHANGE:
Please note beginning Wednesday, March 10, the new morning Mass time will be 9 am. On Fridays, the Mass time will also be 9 am, followed by Adoration at 9:30 am.


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.