Join us for Liturgy of the Hours!
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 5:30p.m. to 5:45p.m.
Need more information about what’s happening this week at St. Thomas? Call the new St. Thomas Info Line! Each week we will record a new message
including announcements and events.
Stay informed call 865-271-0171.
Please notify the parish office if you know anyone is seriously ill or in the hospital. (We will not be notified by the hospital due to patient confidentiality.)
Arranged by appointment.
Requires a minimum of 6 months' notice.
Tuesdays starting at 6:00 in the Chapel.
Parishioners at St. Thomas are invited to reach out to offer friendship, guidance and assistance to various organizations in our local and global community. Each of these groups invites new members of St. Thomas to consider becoming an active part of their efforts.
The St. Thomas Women in Crisis Ministry works with Iva’s Place, a community based non-profit agency founded in 1991 as Loudon County Domestic Violence Crisis Center. In 2006, our name was changed to Iva’s Place and we expanded by opening a homeless shelter for women and children.
For those in need, Iva's Place offers a Domestic Violence Safe House and support services, a homeless shelter for women and children with support services, affordable furnished apartments for women and a community soup kitchen which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The mission of the Poverty Relief Ministry is to assist area residents who are living under the pressure of everyday economic hardship. This is accomplished by bringing St. Thomas and other area churches together in a coordinated volunteer relief effort.
Along with other churches, St Thomas has joined Love INC, a faith-based relief program with more than 140 affiliates nationwide.
The Good Samaritan Center of Loudon County provides emergency assistance to the needy through the cooperative effort of individuals, social agencies, churches, civic groups and businesses.
The Center freely serves any resident of Loudon County who is in genuine need of help. The Center offers assistance with food, utility bills, gasoline, prescription medication, transient emergency housing, limited medical and education in budgeting, GED, and languages.
St. Thomas the Apostle Church is a charter member of the founding organization and has been a contributor of food, funds, and volunteers since its inception in 1997.
Our intrinsic God-given dignity is the basis for everyone's right to life. In defending this, our first duty is to oppose the direct taking of innocent human life. Abortion and euthanasia are pre-eminent concerns. Therefore, we educate and advocate for the protection of human life from conception until natural death.
Meetings are open and held on an as needed basis.
Volunteers are needed, especially on Respect Life Sunday in October and on the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Roe vs. Wade on January 22.
Volunteers are also needed to distrubute information on legislative alerts and for the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at Knoxville abortion facilities.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) is a Christian mission that strives to provide a permanent family and home for orphaned, abandoned and other at-risk children who live in conditions of extreme poverty.
St. Thomas has "adopted" the home in El Salvador in order to build relationships with the children, to provide financial assistance and support to NPH, and to increase awareness of NPH's mission. This ministry involves annual trips to the NPH home in El Salvador, fundraising efforts, and promoting the mission of NPH.
There are several ways to participate. First, is planning and participating in the annual trip to NPH El Salvador. Second, is to sponsor a child. Third, is to volunteer at sponsorship or fundraising drives.ry involves annual trips to NPH, El Salvador, fundraising events, and promoting the mission of NPH. To see photos, click here.
You can learn more about NPH by visiting their website at nph.org.
One of the pequeños from NPH El Salvador, Juan Manuel, has a CD of original music written and performed by him. If you are interested in ordering The Sound of Gratitude, visit www.thesoundofgratitude.com
Kairos Prison Ministry has the mission of bringing Christ's unconditional love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them in the facility. The Kairos Inside program ministers to the spiritual needs of the male population at the Morgan County Correctional Complex ( MCCX) near Wartburg ,TN. A three and 1/2 day weekend is presented to give the incarcerated men the opportunity to experience a spiritual awakening or renewal. Weekends typically occur in April and October every year.
Opportunities to serve include:
1. Participation on a weekend team
2. Participation in weekend prayer vigils
3. Provision of cookies, place mats, and posters for a weekend
4. Assist with financial support
For more information on Kairos Prison Ministry International, contact George Smith or visitwww.kairosprisonministry.org