Join us for Liturgy of the Hours!
Every Tuesday, Thursday & Friday from 5:30p.m. to 5:45p.m.
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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.
The Catholic Church places a serious obligation on all its members to participate in Holy Mass each Sunday, as well as on every holy day – because it is a celebration of all that is the heart and soul of our religion. We come together to worship our Lord, Jesus Christ – and to reenact the Last Supper.
All the participants have a key role, including children. Altar servers assist the priest during Holy Mass. The duties of an altar server include (but are not limited to!) lighting candles, carrying and holding books, preparing the altar if the priest or deacon does not, and cleanup of the altar area after Mass.
Servers are expected to arrive 15 minutes before Holy Mass to assist if the priest or Sacristan need help. If it is a special Mass, like a Holy Day or one of the Easter Triduum masses, servers may have additional duties.
The altar server ministry is special because it involves the very young participants of the mass. If you are a fourth grader or above and have received your first communion, perhaps you may consider answering God’s call and get involved. All ages are welcome! You're never too old to be an altar server.
If you are interested, please contact Coordinator, Ashley Siferd.